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Section Board for 'Life Sciences' (16)

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Prof. Dr. Vic Norris
Theoretical Biology Unit, EA 4312, University of Rouen, Mont Saint Aignan, 76821 France
Tel. 0033235522975
Interests: integrative approaches to the bacterial cell cycle, origins of life; biotechnology; systems biology
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
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
Dr. Christopher H. House
Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 503 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: microbial geobiology; biogeochemistry; molecular evolution and genomics; astrobiology; geomicrobiology; origin of life
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Klenk
Head, School of Biology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 191 208 5138
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Interests: origins of life; archaea; actinomycetes; phages; life in extreme environments; microbial genomics; phylogenomics; taxonomy; microbial diversity; systems biology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Archaea: Evolution, Physiology, and Molecular Biology
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
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. Sohan Jheeta
NoR HGT & LUCA*, 1 Scott Hall Crescent, Leeds, LS7 3RB, UK
Tel. +0044-1132628767
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Interests: origin of life; RNA world; panspermia,; hydrothermal vent; horizontal gene transfer; tree of life; phylogenetics; extraterrestrial life; astrochemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Last Universal Common Ancestor
Special Issue in Life: The Landscape of the Emergence of Life
Special Issue in Sci: Molecules to Microbes
Prof. Dr. Esperanza Martinez-Romero
Centro de Ciencias Genómicas, UNAM, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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Interests: biodiversity; taxonomy; evolution and molecular genetics of bacterial symbiosis; nitrogen fixation in plants of agricultural and forestry interest; use of biofertilizers in reforestation projects and in agricultural fields; bacterial genomics; metagenomics of endosymbionts and arthropod microbiome
Prof. Dr. Aharon Oren
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. 972-2-6584951
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Interests: Microbial life in extreme environments; Halophiles; Prokaryote; taxonomy and nomenclature
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Proceedings from the 11th Conference on Halophilic Microorganisms Halophiles 2016
Prof. Dr. Juli Peretó
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology I2SysBio, University of Valencia-CSIC, Spain
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Interests: origin and early evolution of life; the evolution of metabolism; the symbiogenetic evolution of metabolic pathways; the stoichiometric analysis of metabolic networks; the microbial bioprospection of natural environments; and the history of ideas on the natural origin and the artificial synthesis of life
Prof. Dr. Lluís Ribas de Pouplana
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
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Life: Evolution of tRNA
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Functions of Transfer RNAs 2.0
Prof. Dr. Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Campus de San Juan, 03550, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Fax: +34 965 91 9457
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Interests: microbiology; microbial ecology; genomics; metagenomics; population genomics; evolution; bacteria; archaea; viruses
Prof. Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein
Department of Physiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823 USA
Tel. 517-336-8444
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Interests: prebiotic chemical ecology; origins of life; origins of genetic code; origins of homochirality; molecular complementarity; origins of cellular transporters and receptors; STEM education; scientific creativity
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Origin of Life 2011
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Structure, Function and Evolution of the Ribosome
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Stadler
1. Bioinformatics Group, Department of Computer Science + Interdisciplinary Center for Bioinformatics + German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, University Leipzig, D-04107, Leipzig, Germany
2. Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Inselstraße 22, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany; RNomics Group, Fraunhofer Institut for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Perlickstraße 1, D-04103, Leipzig, Germany
3. Department of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währingerstraße 17, A-1090, Wien, Austria
4. Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, University of Copenhagen, Grønnegårdsvej 3, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark; 5. Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Rd., Santa Fe, NM, 87501, USA
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Interests: bioinformatics; structural biology; evolution; phylogenetics; RNA; genomics; transcriptomics; systems chemistry; graph theory; discrete mathematics; algorithmics; origins of life
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