Life — Journal Editorial Board

Editors (5)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Muller
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
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Interests: origin of Life; In vitro evolution; catalytic RNAs/ribozymes
Dr. William Bains *
Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QT, UK
2 Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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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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Prof. Dr. Niles Lehman *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207, USA
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Interests: origins of life; RNA; ribozymes; recombination; prebiotic chemistry; systems chemistry, cooperation; in vitro evolution
* Section 'Chemistry'
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Prof. Dr. Andrew Pohorille *
Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Director, NASA Center for Computational Astrobiology and Fundamental Biology, NASA-Ames Research Center, Mail Stop 239-4, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
2. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
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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. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Former Editor-in-Chief
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Interests: biotechnology; next generation sequencing; metagenomics; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; extremophiles; grand challenges
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Advisory Board (1)

Prof. Dr. David Deamer *
Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Tel. 831 459 5158
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Interests: membrane biophysics; nanopore sequencing; origin of cellular life
* Former Editor-in-Chief (from January 2016 to January 2018)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Origin of Cellular Life

Editorial Board Members (41)

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Bada
Distinguished Research Professor of Marine Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0212, USA
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Interests: primitive Earth; prebiotic amino acids; cosmogeochemistry; origin of life chemistry; homochirality
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Conditions on the Early Earth >3.5Gy: Limitations for the Sources/Stability of Prebiotic Compounds and the Prebiotic/Biotic Transition
Dr. Paul Clarke
Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: origins of life; prebiotic chemistry; carbohydrate genesis; homochirality; minimal cell
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Life: What's on Board in the Journal Life
Prof. Dr. Henderson James Cleaves
1. Director, ELSI Origins Network (EON), Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-IE-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550, JAPAN
2. Associate Professor, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-IE-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8550, JAPAN
3. Long-Term Member, Program in Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
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Interests: origins of life; prebiotic chemistry; organic geochemistry; molecular evolution; analytical chemistry; astrobiology; astrochemistry
Prof. Dr. Virginia W. Cornish
Department of Chemistry, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
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Interests: chemical biology; synthetic biology; ribosome and translational machinery; live cell imaging tools; yeast engineering
Prof. Dr. Don A. Cowan
UP Genomics Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
Tel. +27-0-12-420-5873
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Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Dr. Bruce Damer
1. Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
2. DigitalSpace Research, Boulder Creek, CA 95006, USA
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Interests: origin of life; computational modeling; space science; theoretical biology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Origin of Cellular Life
Special Issue in Life: Themed Issue Commemorating Prof. David Deamer's 80th Birthday
Prof. Dr. Luis Delaye
Departamento de Ingeniería Genética, CINVESTAV Irapuato, Km. 9.6 Libramiento Norte Carr., Irapuato-León 36821, Irapuato Guanajuato, Mexico
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Interests: genome evolution; endosymbiotic bacteria; novel genes; horizontal gene transfer; early evolution of life; phylogenetic analysis
Prof. Dr. George E. Fox
Department of Biology and Biochemstry, University of Houston, 369 Science & research Bldg. 2, Houston, TX 77204-5001, USA
Tel. 713-743-8363
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Interests: ribosome evolution; RNA sequence space; RNA structure; Archaea
Dr. Helen Greenwood Hansma
Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
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Interests: origins of life; cell biology; biophysics
Prof. Dr. Paul Higgs
Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Interests: origin of life; RNA structure and evolution; RNA world; mathematical and computational models; phylogenetic methods; molecular evolution; population genetics; biophysics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: The RNA World and the Origin of Life
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