1 November 2017
MDPI Appoints New Editor-in-Chief for Toxins and Section Editor-in-Chief for "Bacterial Toxins"

MDPI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay W. Fox as the Editor-in-Chief of Toxins, and Michel R. Popoff as the Section Editor-in-Chief for "Bacterial Toxins". The new 2-year term starts on 1 November  2017.

Jay W. Fox is the Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Fox currently is engaged in research on carcinogenesis in women with dense breasts focusing on the interaction of stroma and breast epithelium. He is also interested in the secondary or indirect effects of viper envenomation focusing on the roles of venom and host generated damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) in the pathophysiology of snake bites. He has served as the President of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, was a member of the Federation of Associations of Experimental Biology, and is currently serving as the President of the International Society on Toxinology. 

Michel R. Popoff is Head of the Anaerobic Bacteria and Toxins Unit and the Director of the National Reference Center for Anaerobic Bacteria and Botulism at Pasteur Institute, Paris. His laboratory is focused on Clostridium toxins through genetic and biological activity analysis and has investigated the regulation of toxin synthesis in Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani.

Jay W. Fox and Michel R. Popoff will succeed from Vernon Tesh, whose leadership during 2015 and 2017 firmly established Toxins' reputation on publishing important and high quality studies related to toxinology and all kinds of toxins. Under Jay W. Fox's direction, Toxins will expand its traditional focus on the toxinology and biotoxins, continue to serve the toxinology research community.

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