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Editors (13)

Prof. Dr. Ron Elber *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry, Oden Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: computer simulations; computational biophysics; membranes; membrane permeation; conformational transitions of proteins; molecular dynamics; reaction pathways; long time dynamics; RNA folding
* Section 'Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology'
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Prof. Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Center for Innovative Drug Discovery, Department of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Interests: intercellular communication; gap junctions in cancer, deafness and endometriosis; ion channel structure and function
* Section 'Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology'
Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: drug design of central nervous system agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; CNS-selective estrogen therapy; neuroprotection; proteomics
* Section 'Medical Research'
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Prof. Dr. Stefano Gianni *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Andrew Pohorille *
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1. NASA Center for Computational Astrobiology and Fundamental Biology, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
2. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94035, USA
Interests: statistical mechanics of chemical and biological systems; molecular and cellular-scale computer simulations and modeling; astrobiology; origin of life; protein structure; function and folding; biological membranes; transport through membranes; evolutionary innovation
* Section 'Astrobiology'
Prof. Dr. Koichiro Tamura *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji 192-0397, Japan
Interests: evolutionary genetics; molecular phylogenetics; molecular and genome evolution; mathematical modeling; bioinformatics
* Section 'Evolutionary Biology'
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Prof. Dr. Kousuke Hanada *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Bioinformatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 804-8550, Japan
Interests: plant genomics; plant evolution; system biology in plants
* Section 'Plant Science and Engineering'
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Prof. Dr. Pasquale Stano *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali (DiSTeBA), Università del Salento Campus Ecotekne, S. P. 6 Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: origins of life; synthetic biology; artificial life; synthetic cells; drug delivery; bio-chem-ICTs; autopoiesis and cognition
* Section 'Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology'
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Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana *
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Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: genetic code; genetic translation; codon usage; proteome control; tRNAs; ribosomes; proteome quality control in cell biology and disease; structure-function studies of protein-RNA interactions; biomedicine and biotechnology
* Section "Genetics and Genomics Research"
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Prof. Dr. Nicola Smania *
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1. Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Center (CRRNC), Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, 37129 Verona, Italy
2. Neurorehabilitation Unit, AOUI Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: neurorehabilitation; rehabilitation; posture; physical rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; movement analysis biomechanics; exercise science; sports injuries; muscle function
* Section 'Physiology and Pathology'
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Prof. Dr. Ramón Cacabelos *
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Euroespes Biomedical Research Center, International Center of Neuroscience and Genomic Medicine, 15165 Corunna, Spain
Interests: pharmacogenomics; pharmacoepigenetics; genomics of brain disorders; neuroepigenetics; CNS drug development; neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease
* Section 'Pharmaceutical Sciences'
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Dr. William Bains *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Five Alarm Bio Ltd., Cambridge, CB22 5HX, UK
2. Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: astrobiology; detection of life; limits of life; origin of life; nature of aging; anti-aging medicine; computational chemistry; science commercialization; biotechnology financing; venture capital
* Section 'Hypotheses in the Life Sciences'
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Dr. Michael Sheriff *
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
Interests: predator–prey interactions; maternal stress effects; physiological ecology; ecology and evolution; mammals
* Section 'Ecological Research'
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Previous Editor

Prof. Dr. Pabulo H. Rampelotto

Former Editor-in-Chief
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS 90040-060, Brazil
Interests: biotechnology; next generation sequencing; metagenomics; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; extremophiles; grand challenges
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Advisory Board (3)

Prof. Dr. David Deamer *
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Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Interests: membrane biophysics; nanopore sequencing; origin of cellular life
* Former Editor-in-Chief (from January 2016 to January 2018)
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Paolisso
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Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences (DAMSS), University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: diabetes; ageing; insulin action; glucose metabolism; molecular biology of aging
Prof. Dr. Michael Russell
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1. Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, 10125 Turin, Italy
2. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Interests: emergence of life; emergence of oxygenic photosynthesis; giant sedimentary exhalative orebodies; nanoengines; chemobrionics
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Editorial Board Members (434)

Prof. Dr. Ana Margarida Abrantes
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Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra, 3000-370 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: molecular imaging; radiation effects; molecular characteristics; radiopharmaceuticals kinetics
Dr. Attila Ambrus
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Semmelweis University, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: lipoamide dehydrogenase deficiency; α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex; protein structure; multienzyme complexes; NMR spectroscopy; X-ray crystallography; cryo-EM; molecular enzymology
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Dr. Antonella Angiolillo

Department of Medicine and Health Sciences "Vincenzo Tiberio", University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: laboratory medicine; biomarkers; metabolomics; stem cell; cystic fibrosis; neurologic diseases
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Dr. Ferenc A. Antoni
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Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, Deanery of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, Scotland, UK
Interests: neuroendocrinology of the stress response; GABAa receptors; cognitive function in preclinical models; intracellular signalling
Dr. Fernando Aranda
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Program of Immunology & Immunotherapy, Center for Applied Medical Research (Cima), University of Navarra / IdiSNA
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; immuno-oncology; tumour microenvironment; immunocheckpoints; antitumour immune response; adoptive cell transfer
Dr. Riccardo Autelli
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Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Torino, Italy
Interests: autophagy; lysosomes; lysosomal cell death; apoptosis; anticancer drug resistance; breast cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma; protein turnover; molecular determinants of protein instability
Prof. Dr. Elsa Azevedo
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1. Department of Neurology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto, Portugal
2. Cardiovascular Research and Development Unit, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: cerebral vascular disease; cerebral hemodynamics; neurosonology
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Dr. Gopal J. Babu
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Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 07103, USA
Interests: SR calcium handling in heart and skeletal muscles; muscle differentiation; mitochondrial calcium; Duchenne muscular dystrophy; myocardial infarction; heart failure; AAV mediated gene therapy
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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Bada
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Distinguished Research Professor of Marine Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0212, USA
Interests: primitive Earth; prebiotic amino acids; cosmogeochemistry; origin of life chemistry; homochirality
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Prof. Dr. Amedeo Balbi
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Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 00133 Roma, Italy
Interests: astrobiology; cosmology; habitability; exoplanets; biosignatures; technosignatures; extraterrestrial intelligence
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