Reviewer Board (15)

Members of the reviewer board are selected from all Life reviewers for regularly providing timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts. Responsibilities of reviewers are available here.

Dr. Satoshi Akanuma
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Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1192, Japan
Interests: early evolution; evolutionary molecular engineering; Origin of life; prebiotic amino acids; primordial protein; protein engineering
Dr. Hao Huang
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1. Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
2. Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: Cancer Research; protein biochemistry; molecular biology; Transcriptional regulation; receptor tyrosine kinases; signal transduction; tumor metastasis; drug resistance; enzymology; protein cofactor biogenesis; molecular targets of cancer
Dr. María José Huertas Romera
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Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Interests: Redox regulation; thioredoxins; thiorredoxins reductase systems; cyanobacteria; cyanobacterial engineering
Dr. Kenji Ikehara
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G&L Kyosei Institute, Koharu Bld. 202, Hokkeji 153-4, Nara 630-8001, Japan
Interests: Origin of life: [GADV]-protein world hypothesis (GADV hypothesis), Origin of genetic code: GNC-SNS primitive genetic code hypothesis, Origin of gene: GC-NSF hypothesis for entirely new gene creation, Origin of protein: protein 0th-order structure
Dr. Olga A. Koksharova
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Belozersky Institute of Physical-Chemical Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1, 40, 119992 Moscow, Russia
Interests: cyanobacteria; gene expression; gene regulation; mutants; nitrogen metabolism; photosynthesis; cell division; cyanotoxins; nanoparticales and bacteria
Dr. Balázs Könnyű
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Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Biology, Department of Plant Systematics, Ecology and Theoretical Biology, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: origins of life; cellular automaton; models; RNA World Best
Dr. Pepijn W. Kooij
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Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3DS, United Kingdom
Interests: Genomics; phylogenetics; gene expression; ecology; evolution; mutualism; Fungi; ants; leaf-cutting ants; Attini; fungus-growing insects; Agaricaceae
Dr. Yongchan Kwon
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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Louisiana State University and LSU AgCenter, 149 E. B. Doran Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: cell-free synthetic biology; cell-free protein synthesis system; non-standard amino acid; biosensor; metabolic engineering
Dr. Esther Menéndez
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ICAAM (Institute of Mediterranean Agriculture and Environmental Sciences), University of Évora-Polo da Mitra, Apartado 94, 7006-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: mutualistic plant-microbe interactions, biofertilizers, plant microbiology & biotechnology, microbial diversity & ecology, symbiosis, molecular microbiology, plant probiotics, plant growth promotion, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, laser capture mic
Professor Adrian Neagu
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Department of Functional Sciences, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Piata Eftimie Murgu No. 2-4, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: biophysical theory and modeling; multicellular self-assembly; three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting; tissue engineering
Dr. Matilda Newton
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE), University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
Interests: protein evolution; enzymes; ancestral sequence reconstruction; promiscuous enzymes; and evolution of the genetic code
Dr. Michael Pyatibratov
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Institute of Protein Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290 Russia
Interests: protein structure/function relationships; protein chemistry and enzymic catalysis; biophysics and bioinformatics; archaeal and bacterial physiology
Dr. Miriam Rengel
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Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: spectroscopy; Planetary atmospheres; characterization of extrasolar planets; atmospheric remote sensing; far-infrared and sub-mm/mm wavelength studies of objects in the solar system
Dr. Daniel Tamarit
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Department of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: evolutionary microbiology; microbial genomics; phylogenetics,; Phylogenomics; eukaryogenesis; symbiosis; Asgard archaea
Professor Solveig Tosi
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Mycology Laboratory, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia, via S. Epifanio 14, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: fungal ecology and taxonomy; adaptation to cold extreme environments; fungal agents for biological control of pathogens; fungi for bioremediation
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