Section Editors

Section Board for 'Genetics and Genomics Research' (31)

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Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Parc Científic de Barcelona, C/Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, 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
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Dr. Julie Dawn Thompson
ICube Engineering science, Computer science and Imaging laboratory, University of Strasbourg, 4 Rue Blaise Pascal, 67081 Strasbourg, France
Interests: comparative genomics; genome annotation; genome codes; gene prediction; gene translation; origin of translation; protein evolution
Prof. Dr. Mogens Høgh Jensen
Niels Bohr Institute, The University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: genetic networks; transcription factors p53, NF-kB and Wnt; DNA-repair; apoptosis; inflammation; Complex systems; fractals; chaos; biophysics; oscillations
Dr. Michail Kotsyfakis
Laboratory of Genomics and Proteomics of Disease Vectors, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology, Branisovska 31, Post Code 37005, Budweis, Czech Republic
Interests: proteomics; Next generation sequencing; arthropod parasites; protease inhibitors; disease vectors; cystatin; serpin; kunitz; tick; insect; vector-host interaction
Dr. Chiara Villa
School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cadore, 48, Monza (MB), Italy
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; neurodegeneration; biomarker; non-coding RNAs; genetics; epilepsy; dementia; multiple sclerosis; autism; sleep disorders
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Prof. Dr. Albano Beja Pereira
1. DGAOT, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
2. CIBIO‐InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas 7, 4485‐661 Vairão, Portugal
Interests: genome and population structure of the domesticated species (animal and plants); their parasites and wild ancestors (population genomics, domestication, conservation genetics, evolution of livestock species, zoonotic diseases evolutionary history)
Dr. Kousuke Hanada
Department of Bioinformatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 804-8550, Japan
Interests: plant genomics; plant evolution; system biology in plants
Dr. Bernard Lopez
Department of Development, Reproduction and Cancer, Institut Cochin, 75014 Paris, France
Interests: genome stability and instability; DNA double strand breaks; DNA integrity
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Dr. Jonathan L. S. Esguerra
Diabetes - Islet Cell Exocytosis, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Interests: functional genomics; cell and molecular biology; bioinformatics and systems biology; endocrinology and diabetes; non-coding RNA; biomarker discovery; RNA therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Koichiro Tamura
Research Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Department of Biological, Sciences Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-ohsawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
Interests: evolutionary genetics; molecular phylogenetics; molecular and genome evolution; mathematical modeling; bioinformatics
Dr. Tom Santangelo
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: molecular microbiology; genetics and physiology; transcription regulation; DNA replication and repair
Prof. Dr. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Interests: microbiology; microbial ecology; genomics; metagenomics; population genomics; evolution; bacteria; archaea; viruses
Dr. Pere Puigbò
1. Nutrition and Health Unit, Eurecat Technology Centre of Catalonia - Reus, 43204 Reus, Catalonia, Spain
2. Department of Biology, University of Turku, 20500 Turku, Finland
Interests: computational biology; microbial evolution; evolutionary genomics; phylogenomics diversity; genome dynamics; prokaryotes; viruses
Prof. Dr. Manuel Perucho
Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), 10901 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: cancer genetics and epigenetics; genomic instability in cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; mutator phenotype
Prof. Dr. Olivier Panaud
Genome and Plant Development Laboratory, Universite de Perpignan, 52 Av. Paul Alduy, 66100 Perpignan, France
Interests: genomics; genome sequencing; evolution; next generation sequencing
Prof. Dr. Pedro Martinez
Department of Genetics, University of Barcelona, ​​Av. Diagonal 643, 08028-Barcelona, ​​Spain
Interests: evolution; EvoDevo; invertebrates; genomics; patterning genes; developmental neurobiology; embryogenesis
Dr. Purificacion Lopez-Garcia
Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory, CNRS&University Paris-Saclay, Building 360, 91400 Orsay, France
Interests: microbial evolution; microbial diversity; microbial ecology; early evolution; origin of life; metagenomics; phylogeny; geobiology
Prof. Dr. Francois Lefort
Plants and Pathogens Group, Research Institute Land Nature and Environment, hepia, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Jussy, 1200 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: pathogens; plant genetic resources; plant pathogenic microorganisms; bioprospection, biostimulants, genomics; metagenomics
Dr. Nikos C. Kyrpides
Prokaryote Super Program Head, DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA
Interests: metagenomics; microbial genomics; microbial diversity; microbiology; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Klenk
Head, School of Biology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: origins of life; archaea; actinomycetes; phages; life in extreme environments; microbial genomics; phylogenomics; taxonomy; microbial diversity; systems biology
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Dr. Sohan Jheeta
NoR HGT & LUCA*, 1 Scott Hall Crescent, Leeds, LS7 3RB, UK
Interests: origin of life; RNA world; panspermia; hydrothermal vent; horizontal gene transfer; tree of life; phylogenetics; extraterrestrial life; astrochemistry
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Prof. Dr. Norikazu Ichihashi
Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Komaba Institute of Science, the University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan
Interests: in vitro synthetic biology; evolution; artificial cell; RNA replication; DNA replication; translation; ribosome
Prof. Dr. Christopher H. House
Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 503 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: microbial geobiology; biogeochemistry; molecular evolution and genomics; astrobiology; geomicrobiology; origin of life
Prof. Dr. Paul Higgs
Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1, Canada
Interests: origin of life; RNA structure and evolution; RNA world; mathematical and computational models; phylogenetic methods; molecular evolution; population genetics; biophysics
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Dr. José Eduardo González-Pastor
Department of Molecular Evolution, Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Carretera de Ajalvir km 4, 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), Spain
Interests: extremophiles; molecular mechanisms of resistance to extreme conditions; acidophiles; halophiles; UV resistance; metagenomics; metatranscriptomics; bacterial social behavior; extracellular DNA; horizontal gene transfer
Dr. Rosario Gil
Institut for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: evolutionary genomics of endosymbiotic bacteria; evolutionary analysis of metabolic networks in symbiotic bacteria; minimal genome concept
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Dr. Hector Escriva
Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur Mer, CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Sorbonne Université, France
Interests: EvoDevo; chordate evolution; amphioxus; development; evolution; genomics; patterning
Dr. Massimo Di Giulio
1. Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council, Via P. Castellino, 111, 80131, Naples, Italy
2. The Ionian School, Genetic Code and tRNA Origin Laboratory, Via Roma 19, 67030 Alfedena (L’Aquila), Italy
Interests: early evolution of life; genetic code origin; tRNA origin; primordial setting; root of life; prokaryote term meaning; progenote; LUCA; domains of life
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Prof. Dr. Don A. Cowan
UP Genomics Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0028, South Africa
Interests: extremophiles; microbial ecology (soils, particularly desert soils); environmental microbiology; functional metagenomics; microbial enzymes
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Bernardi
Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Via Ostiense, 159, 00154 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: genome structure; genome evolution; chromosome structure
Dr. Fabia U. Battistuzzi
Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University, 318 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Interests: microbial evolution; early life evolution; phylogenetic tools; tempo and mode of evolution; speciation patterns; timing of the origin of species; genomic innovations; adaptations; speciation events
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