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Section Board for 'Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology' (38)

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Prof. Dr. Ron Elber *
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
* Computational Biophysics and Biochemistry
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Prof. Dr. Bruce J. Nicholson *
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
* Biochemical Mechanisms and Structural Biology
Prof. Dr. David I. Yule
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Interests: intracellular calcium signaling; Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor structure and function; exocrine gland function and dysfunction; ion channels
Prof. Dr. Valérie Belle
Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering Laboratory, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université UMR7281, 13402 Marseille CEDEX 09, France
Interests: magnetic resonance spectroscopies; SDSL-EPR; protein dynamics; intrinsically disordered proteins
Dr. Tao Huang
Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai 200031, China
Interests: bioinformatics; genetics; genomics; machine learning; ceRNA network; predictive modeling
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Bellavite
Department of Medicine, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: biochemistry and pathology of phagocytes; leukocyte; platelet function; complementary integrative medicine; nutrition; vaccinology
Prof. Dr. Roberto Contestabile
Department of Biochemical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome P.le A. Moro, 5 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: enzyme kinetics; vitamin B6 metabolism; pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes; bacterial transcriptional regulation; neonatal epileptic encephalopathy
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Dr. Theodoros Rampias
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens, 4 Soranou Efesiou, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: cancer; gene regulation; cell signaling; epigenetics; DNA repair
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Prof. Dr. Yuejin Hua
Institute of Biophysics, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: DNA damage response; extremophiles; molecular biophysics; astrobiology
Prof. Dr. Chris Sander
Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: biology; data sciences; evolution; cancer therapy computational cell biology; structural biology
Prof. Dr. Jaroslaw Meller
Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
Interests: bioinformatics; computational genomics; protein structure prediction
Prof. Dr. Yong-Bin Yan
School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: proteostasis; translation regulation; cataract; mRNA decay; creatine kinase
Dr. Melissa K. Gardner
College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: motor; microtubule; mitosis; modeling; microtubule-associated protein; microtubule dynamics
Prof. Dr. Renate Kunert
1. Department of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
2. Institute of Animal Cell Technology and Systems Biology, 1190 Wien, Austria
Interests: biotechnology; HIV research; chemical biology; biochemistry; cell biology; bioprocess technology; medical biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Su Hao Lo
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: cell-cell; cell-matrix junctions; focal adhesions; cytoskeleton; signal transduction; tensin; animal models for human diseases
Prof. Dr. Markus Tamas
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: transcription; signalling; transport; protein folding and aggregation; metal toxicity; metal resistance; yeast; arsenic; cadmium
Prof. Dr. Junsoo Park
Division of Biological Science and Technology, Yonsei University, Wonju 26493, Korea
Interests: cancer; ageing; autophagy; natural products; coronavirus
Dr. Andres Daniel Maturana
Graduate School of Bio-Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
Interests: ion channels; signal transduction; alternative splicing
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Dr. Attila Ambrus
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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Prof. Dr. Ullrich Wüllner
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, 53127 Bonn, Germany
Interests: epigenetics; DNA methylation; molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders; neuropharmacology; parkinson's disease
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Miertus
Department of Biotechnologies, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius, 91701 Trnava, Slovakia
Interests: medicinal chemistry; computer drug design; biosensors; medicinal biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Ana Plemenitaš
Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: molecular mechanisms of adaptation to extreme environments; signal transduction
Prof. Dr. Gerhard A. Holzapfel
1. Institute of Biomechanics, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
2. Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: biomechanics; mechanobiology; soft biological tissues; blood vessels; continuum mechanics; constitutive modeling; growth and remodeling; finite element methods; fracture; material failure
Dr. Angela Anna Messina
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: mitochondria; membrane proteins; bioenergetics; apoptosis; sequencing; protein–protein interaction; cell culture; recombinant protein expression
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Dr. Rachid Benhida
Nice Institute of Chemistry, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 06100 Nice, France
Interests: chemistry of nucleic acids; synthesis of bioactive molecules; chemobiology; resistance mechanisms in oncology; cancer stem cells; small molecules therapy; fluorescence labelling
Prof. Dr. Rikard Blunck
Department of Physics, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC 22001, Canada
Interests: ion channels; voltage-gating; fluorescence spectroscopy; structure-function relations of membrane proteins
Prof. Dr. Tigran Chalikian
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3M2, Canada
Interests: physico-chemical properties of proteins and nucleic acids; protein and nucleic acid recognition events; noncanonical nucleic acid structures; thermodynamics; solvation; volumetric properties of biological systems; optical spectroscopy
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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. Ulrich Gerland
Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munchen, Germany
Interests: non-equilibrium physics of prebiotic evolution; biophysics of bacteria; quantitative biology
Dr. Rienk Van Grondelle
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Faculty of Science, Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: biophysics; photosynthesis; light-harvesting; primary photosynthetic reactions; energy transfer; electron transfe; ultrafast spectroscopy; spectroscopy; quantum biology; single molecule biophysics
Prof. Dr. Paolo Mariani
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, 60121 Ancona, Italy
Interests: molecular biophysics; structural properties of biological molecules and systems; lipid membrane; lipid non lamellar systems; lipid nanoparticles; hydrogels; G-quadruplex; DNA/RNA; nucleic acid origami; lyotropic systems; soft condensed biological matter; proteins in solution (including structure, dynamics, interactions and conformational changes); membrane proteins; X-ray diffraction; in-solution small-angle X-ray scattering; neutron scattering; small-angle neutron scattering; AFM; light scattering; large scale facility; synchrotron; neutron sources
Dr. Eric R. May
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: computational biophysics; molecular dynamics simulations; multi-scale modeling; virus structure and dynamics; membrane biophysics; peptide-membrane interactions; protein dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Armen Mulkidjanian
Department of FB 4 Physik, University of Osnabruck, 49074 Osnabruck, Germany
Interests: biophysics; bioinformatics; bioenergetics; molecular evolution; comparative genomics
Prof. Dr. Adrian Neagu
Department of Functional Sciences, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting; cell spheroids; tissue engineering; multicellular self-assembly; computational models
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Dr. Zoltan Neufeld
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, 4000 Brisbane, Australia
Interests: mathematical and computational cell biology; tissue modeling; bio-mechanics of cells; nonlinear dynamics; pattern formation; complex systems; fluid dynamics; mixing and turbulence
Prof. Dr. Robert V. Stahelin
Department of of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: biological membranes; sphingolipids signaling in cancers; host cell lipid metabolism; lipid-binding proteins
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Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Stocchi
Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, 00163 Roma, Italy
Interests: parkinson’s disease; neurobiology; neurobiology; aging; neurodegenerative diseases; movement disorders
Prof. Dr. Phil Williams
School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: single molecule force spectroscopy; protein evolution; molecular simulation; astropharmacy; astromedicine
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