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Section Board for 'Astrobiology' (9)

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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
Tel. 650-604-5759
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
Prof. Dr. Ken Takai
Program Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan
Fax: +81 46 867 9715
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Interests: geomicrobiology; biogeochemistry; astrobiology; extremophiles; limits of life and biosphere; habitability; exploration of boundary biosphere
Prof. Dr. Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Astrobiology Group, Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Technical University Berlin, Germany
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Interests: planetary habitability; astrobiology; evolutionary biology; extreme environments; geobiology; space missions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Planetary Exploration: Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs
Special Issue in Life: Planetary Exploration of Habitable Environments
Prof. Dr. Francois Raulin
Laboratoire Inter-universitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA), UMR CNRS 7583, Université Paris Est Créteil et Paris Diderot, Institute Pierre Simon Laplace, 61 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 94010, Créteil, France
Fax: +33 1 45 17 15 64
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Interests: prebiotic chemistry; extraterrestrial organic chemistry; astrobiology; exobiology; astrobiologically oriented space missions; Titan; Mars; comets
Prof. Dr. Karen J. Meech
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Tel. +1 808 956 6868; Fax: +1 808 956 9580
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Interests: comets; delivery of volatiles in the early solar system to habitable worlds; space missions
Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias
Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM), C/ Del Doctor Severo Ochoa 7, Facultad de Medicina (Edificio Entrepabellones 7 y 8), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 3944829; Fax: +34 91 3944798
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sustainability: Astrobiology and Sustainability
Special Issue in Challenges: Challenges in Astrobiology
Special Issue in Geosciences: Planetary Geosciences and Space Exploration
Special Issue in Challenges: Challenges in Astrobiology II
Special Issue in Minerals: Meteorites and Cosmic Mineralogy
Special Issue in Geosciences: Geosciences and Future Earth
Special Issue in Geosciences: Ethics and Geoethics in Geosciences
Special Issue in Geosciences: Detection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets
Special Issue in Geosciences: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Special Issue in Geosciences: Educating for Geoscience
Special Issue in Geosciences: Selected Papers from the 2th International Electronic Conference on Geosciences
Prof. Dr. Timothy W. Lyons
Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: biogeochemical cycles; astrobiology; geobiology; Earth history; isotope geochemistry; oceanic anoxia; evolution of the ocean and atmosphere and the co-evolution of life
Prof. Dr. Nils G. Holm
Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, SE-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +468164743; Fax: +46 8 674 7897
Interests: geobiology; astrobiology; hydrothermal organic geochemistry; subsurface biosphere
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
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