Editorial Board for section 'Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology'

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Members (47)

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
* Computational Biophysics and Biochemistry
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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 'Biochemical Mechanisms and Structural Biology'
Prof. Dr. Armen Mulkidjanian
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Department of FB 4 Physik, University of Osnabruck, 49074 Osnabruck, Germany
Interests: biophysics; bioinformatics; bioenergetics; molecular evolution; comparative genomics
Dr. Javier Seravalli
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Department of Biochemistry and Redox Biology Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
Interests: organic chemistry; biochemistry; enzymology; spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; elemental analysis; biophysics
Prof. Dr. Robert V. Stahelin
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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
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Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, 00163 Roma, Italy
Interests: parkinson’s disease; neurobiology; aging; neurodegenerative diseases; movement disorders
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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Prof. Dr. Chandrajit L. Bajaj
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Department of Computer Science & The Oden Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences, Center for Computational Visualization 201 East 24th Street, POB 2.324A, 1 University Station, C0200, Austin, TX 78712-0027, USA
Interests: comp. math.; data sciences; image processing; geometric modeling; structural bioinformatics and visualization
Prof. Dr. Paolo Bellavite
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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. Valérie Belle
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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. Rachid Benhida
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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
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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
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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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Prof. Dr. Roberto Contestabile
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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. Andrew Edet Ekpenyong
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College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 68178, USA
Interests: medical physics; biological physics; radiotherapy physics; physics of cancer; cell mechanics; microfluidics; translational biomedical physics
Dr. Jonathan L. S. Esguerra
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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
Dr. Melissa K. Gardner
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College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Interests: motor; microtubule; mitosis; modeling; microtubule-associated protein; microtubule dynamics
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gerland
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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
Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou
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1. Centre for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden, Nöthnitzer Straße 46, 01062 Dresden, Germany
2. Mathematics Department, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi P.O. Box 127788, United Arab Emirates
Interests: mathematical biology; systems medicine/biology; cell decision-making; multi-scale modeling; non-equilibrium dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard A. Holzapfel
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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
Prof. Dr. Yuejin Hua
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Institute of Biophysics, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: DNA damage response; extremophiles; molecular biophysics; astrobiology
Dr. Tao Huang
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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. Renate Kunert
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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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Dr. Dong-Xu Liu

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The Centre for Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, School of Science, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Interests: breast cancer biology; growth hormone signalling; oncogenes and molecular therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Su Hao Lo
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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. Paolo Mariani
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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. Andres Daniel Maturana
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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. Eric R. May
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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. Jaroslaw Meller
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Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
Interests: bioinformatics; computational genomics; protein structure prediction
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