Section Editors

Section Board for 'Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology' (17)

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Prof. Dr. Pasquale Stano
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: origins of life; synthetic biology; artificial life; synthetic cells; drug delivery; bio-chem-ICTs
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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
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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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Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Keri
Department of Cognitive Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia; cognition; perception; neurodevelopment; inflammation; dopamine
Prof. Lígia R. Rodrigues
CEB—Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: biosurfactants; bioactive molecules; adhesion and biofilms; synthetic biology; industrial biotechnology; bioprocess development; functional food and biomarkers
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Dr. Kousuke Hanada
Department of Bioinformatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 804-8550, Japan
Interests: plant genomics; plant evolution; system biology in plants
Prof. Dr. Delia Picone
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: protein production; protein design, structure and interaction; biomolecular NMR; sweet proteins; protein stability
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Dr. Yutetsu Kuruma
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Kanagawa 237-0061, Japan
Interests: origin of life; synthetic biology; artificial cells
Dr. Fathi Karouia

Exobiology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA
Interests: microbiology; space biology; biotechnology; astrobiology; planetary protection; human spaceflight
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Special Issue in Life: Space Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Peter F. Stadler
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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
Interests: bioinformatics; structural biology; evolution; phylogenetics; RNA; genomics; transcriptomics; systems chemistry; graph theory; discrete mathematics; algorithmics; origins of life
Prof. Dr. Adrian Neagu
Department of Functional Sciences, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: biophysical theory and modeling; multicellular self-assembly; three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting; tissue engineering
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
Dr. Stéphane D. Lemaire
Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Paris, France
Interests: synthetic biology; systems biology, microalgae; photosynthesis
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Prof. 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
Prof. Dr. Falk Schreiber
Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
Interests: network analysis; immersive analytics; graph drawing; visualisation; bioinformatics; modelling metabolic systems; data integration; virtual cell
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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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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