Toxins — Editors

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Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh
Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Medical Research and Education Building, Room 3002, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/vernon-tesh.html
E-Mail: tesh@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Interests: shiga toxins; verotoxins; ribosome-inactivating proteins; intracellular signaling pathways activated by microbial toxins; ER stress response; regulation of cytokine expression; innate immune response to microbial toxins; microbial pathogenesis
Contribution
Managing Editor
Ms. Chao Xiao
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 62800830
E-Mail: chao.xiao@mdpi.com
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh *
Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Medical Research and Education Building, Room 3002, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/vernon-tesh.html
E-Mail: tesh@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Interests: shiga toxins; verotoxins; ribosome-inactivating proteins; intracellular signaling pathways activated by microbial toxins; ER stress response; regulation of cytokine expression; innate immune response to microbial toxins; microbial pathogenesis
* Section 'Bacterial Toxins'
Contribution
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry *
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.venomdoc.com
E-Mail: bgfry@uq.edu.au
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
* Section 'Animal Venoms'
Contribution
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. John P. Berry *
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), 354/332 Marine Science, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Tel. 3059194569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~berryj/
E-Mail: john.berry@fiu.edu
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
* Section 'Marine and Freshwater Toxins'
Contribution
Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Manderville *
Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
Tel. 1-519-824-4120; Fax: +1 519 766 1499
Website: http://www.chembio.uoguelph.ca/manderville/
E-Mail: rmanderv@uoguelph.ca
Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
* Section 'Mycotoxins'
Contribution
Editorial Manager
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
E-Mail: rittman@mdpi.com
Founding Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Med. Florian Lang *
Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Tübingen, Gmelinstrasse 5, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29 5618
Website: http://www.physiologie.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/DepI/#public
E-Mail: florian.lang@uni-tuebingen.de
Interests: mechanisms and clinical significance of cell volume regulation; erythrocyte death signaling; serum-and glucocorticoid inducible kinase isoforms; physiology and pharmacology of human ion channels and carriers expressed in oocytes; host cell physiology in hostpathogen interaction; mechanisms of apoptotic cell death
* Founding Editor-in-Chief 2009-2014

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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Arturo Anadón
Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040-Madrid, Spain
Tel. 34913943834; Fax: +34 1 394 38 40
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/scan/cv/cv_anadon_en.pdf
Interests: neurotoxicity; toxicokinetics
Prof. Dr. Michael Aschner
Department of Pediatrics, 2215-B Garland Avenue, 11415 MRB IV, Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-0414, USA
Fax: +1 615 936 4080
Website: http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/people/show.aspx?id=8993
Interests: transport mechanisms from the periphery into the brain; developmental neurotoxicology; role of metals in neurodegeneration; gulf war syndrome
Dr. Charles W. Bacon
Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research, Russell Research Center, 950 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30604, USA
Fax: +1 706 546 3116
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=232
Interests: regulation and biosynthesis of mycotoxins; fungal endophyte-grass relationships; bacterial endophytes, and the coevolution of secondary products; primarily mycotoxins, with grasses and other plants, as an adaptive strategy for mutualistic associations
Contribution: Special Issue: Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Studies of Mycotoxin Biosynthetic Pathways
Dr. Deepak Bhatnagar
Research Leader, Food and Feed Safety Research, USDA/ARS/, Southern Regional Research Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124, USA
Fax: +1 504 286 4269
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=446
Interests: mycotoxins; secondary metabolism; genomics; toxin biosynthesis; Aspergillus species
Contribution: Special Issue: Aflatoxins 2011
Prof. Dr. Wayne Briner
Department of Psychology, Ashford University, 8620 Spectrum Center Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123 USA
Tel. 858-705-2294
Interests: neurotoxicology; heavy metals; teratology; behavioral teratology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Heavy Metals and Health
Special Issue: Heavy Metals Toxicology
Prof. Dr. Tzi Bun NG
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Tel. 39436872
Website: http://www.sbs.cuhk.edu.hk/TeachingStaffDetails.asp?TE_Name=NG%20Tzi%20Bun
Interests: biomolecules of mammalian; plant and microbial origins with antipathogenic activities including lectins; antimicrobial peptides; and anticancer proteins and peptides
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Lectins
Dr. Jeffrey W. Cary
Molecular Biologist USDA, ARS, SRRC, 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-4305, USA
Tel. 5042864264; Fax: +1 504 286 4533
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=907
Interests: molecular biology of mycotoxin biosynthesis and regulation; fungal-host plant interactions; secondary metabolism; gene clusters; genomics; antifungal peptides; transgenic approaches to mycotoxin elimination in plants
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
Prof. Dr. Daniel R. Dietrich
Human and Environmental Toxicology, Jacob-Burckhardtstrasse 25, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
Tel. +49 7531 883518; Fax: +49 7531 883170
Website: http://www.umwelttoxikologie.uni-konstanz.de/en/members/prof-dr-daniel-dietrich/
Interests: natural toxins; mycotoxins; cyanobacterial toxins; mechanisms of toxicity; renal toxicity and carcinogenesis; environemntal and human risk assessment
Prof. Dr. Jia-You Fang
Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Chang Gung University, Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Tel. 886-3-2118800; Fax: +886 3 2118236
Interests: pharmaceutics; natural products; dermatology; nanotechnology; drug delivery; pharmacokinetics
Contribution: Special Issue: The Toxicity of Natural Products
Dr. Carmela Fimognari
Laboratory of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Italy
Fax: +39 051 2095624
Website: http://www.unibo.it/SitoWebDocente/default.htm?UPN=carmela.fimognari@unibo.it
Interests: 1) antitumour pharmacology: identification of natural agents as potential antitumor drugs and definition of their cellular (analysis of apoptosis/necrosis; cell proliferation; cell-cycle progression; cytodifferentiation) and molecular (level of proteins involved in apoptosis and cell-cycle regulation) mechanism; 2) cellular and genetic toxicology: study of the cellular response after treatment with xenobiotics (cytotoxicity; analysis of DNA and RNA damage; fluorescence in situ hybridization)
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Products for Multi-Targeted Cancer Treatment: Where Are We Now?
Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Fossi
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Via Mattioli, 4, 53100 Siena, Italy
Tel. +39 0 577232913; Fax: +39 0 577232930
Website: http://www.scientificjournals.com/sj/all/AutorenAnzeigeESS/autorenId/90108
Interests: non invasive biomarkers; aquatic toxicology; aquatic environments; xenobiotics; marine mammals; genomics; environmental toxicology; endokrine Disruptoren; endocrine effects of chemicals; ecotoxicological effects; biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Tomas Girbes
Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Medicine and CINAD (Center for Research in Nutrition, Food and Dietetics; Lucia Building-Science Park), University of Valladolid, Valladolid E-47005, Spain
Tel. 983423082
Interests: ribosome-inactivating proteins; plant toxins; plant lectins; food toxicity; intestinal toxicity
Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
Institute of Toxicology and Environmental Hygiene, Technical University of Munich, Hohenbachernstrasse 15-17, D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
Tel. 49 8161715600; Fax: +49 8161 715618
Interests: general toxicology; mechanisms of toxicity, especially in mutagenicity and carcinogenicity; mode of action; risk assessment
Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA94710, USA
Tel. 5105595823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=39023
Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Toxin Detection
Special Issue: Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins
Dr. Yasuhiko Horiguchi
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Yamada-oka 3-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Fax: + 81 6 6879 8283
Website: http://www.biken.osaka-u.ac.jp/act/act_horiguchi_e.php
Interests: structure and domain organization of proteins; cell-to -cell or intracellular signaling; receptors for toxins; membrane-damaging toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins
Prof. Dr. R. Manjunatha Kini
Protein Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, 117543 Singapore
Fax: + 65 67792486
Website: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/staff/kini.htm
Interests: protein chemistry; structure-function relationships; protein-protein interaction and protein design and engineering
Prof. Dr. Brigitte König
Otto-von-Guericke-University, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Leipzigerstr. 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Fax: +49 391 6713938
Website: http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/Institute/Medizinische+Mikrobiologie.html
Interests: superantigens; microecology; microorganism-host-microorganism interactions; host-medical devices interactions; oxidative stress; staphylococci; enterococci; lactobacilli
Prof. Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy
School of Biological Sciences, 501 20th. St., CB 92, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639-0017 USA
Tel. 1-970-351-2429; Fax: +1 970-351-2335
Website: http://www.unco.edu/biology/faculty_staff/mackessy/mackessy_stephen.htm
Interests: reptile venom proteomics and evolution; toxin evolution and structure/function relationships; venom proteinases; biochemical ecology of venomous reptiles
Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, POB 1103, N-0317 Oslo, Norway
Fax: +47 22851279
Interests: drug toxicity; autoimmunity; innate immunity; lysophospholipids; chemokines
Contribution: Topical Collection: Toxicity and Therapeutic Interventions in the Immune System
Special Issue: G-Protein Coupled Receptors as mediators of Toxin effects
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, CNR, Via Amendola 122/0, 70126 Bari, Italy
Website: http://www.ispa.cnr.it/?page=organico&id_p=22
Interests: Fusarium; Alternaria; Aspergillus; genetic and toxinogenic characterization; diversity; pathogenicity; biosynthetic gene clusters
Dr. Rex Munday
AgResearch, Ruakura Research Centre, Private Bag 3123, Hamilton, New Zealand
Tel. + 64 7 838 5138; Fax: +64 7838 5012
Interests: toxicology of natural products; free radical toxicology; cancer chemoprevention
Dr. Isabelle P. Oswald
INRA, Unité de Pharmacologie-Toxicologie, Toulouse, France
Website: http://www6.toulouse.inra.fr/toxalim_eng/Research-Teams/E5-IMT-Immuno-Myco-Toxicology/Team
Interests: Mycotoxin, intestine, immune response, swine
Prof. Dr. Richard E. Peterson
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, 777 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705-2222, USA
Fax: +1 608 265 3316
Interests: developmental toxicology of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons and perfluorinated acids
Prof. Dr. Annie Pfohl-Leszkowicz
National Agronomical High School of Toulouse (ENSAT), Unit of Toxicology & Food safety, 1 avenue de l’Agrobiopôle, BP 32607, 31326, Auzeville-Tolosane, France
Tel. +33534323947; Fax: +33 534 323 947
Interests: mycotoxin; ochratoxin; fumonisin; zearalenone; biomarker; risk evaluation; environmental toxicology; polycyclic aromatic compounds; genotoxicity; DNA adduct; balkan endemic nephropathy; kidney cancer; biotransformation
Contribution: Special Issue: Ochratoxins
Special Issue: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Special Issue: Detoxification of Mycotoxins
Topical Collection: Ochratoxins-Collection
Prof. Dr. Frances Pick
Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fax: +1 613 562 5486
Website: http://www.careg.uottawa.ca/bio_frances_pick.htm
Interests: ecosystem ecology and state of environment reporting; aquatic microbial ecology
Prof. Dr. Des R. Richardson
Professor of Cancer Cell Biology, NHMRC Senior Principal, Research Fellow; and Iron Metabolism and Chelation Program, Department of Pathology, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Fax: +61 2 9036 6549
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/d.richardson.php
Interests: metal ions; iron; copper; chelators; X-ray crystallography
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Laboratory INSERM U1097-ERT 62 'Ingenierie des Peptides a Visee Therapeutique', Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine Nord, Boulevard Pierre Dramard, 13916 Marseille, Cedex 20, France
Tel. 0640152419; Fax: +33 442 29 16 12
Interests: toxinology; animal toxins; ion channel blockers; toxin-derived drug; drug design; peptide and protein engineering; therapy
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Animal Venoms
Special Issue: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pang-Chui Shaw
School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
Tel. 852-39436803
Website: http://www.bch.cuhk.edu.hk/pcshaw
Interests: structure-activity relationship of ribosome-inactivating proteins; pharmacological applications of toxins; screening of inhibitors on toxins; protein-protein interaction; toxin trafficking; toxic effects of natural products; viral proteins; quality control of herbal medicinal material
Prof. Dr. David Sheehan
Proteomic Research Laboratory, Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork, Western Gateway Building, Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Tel. 353 21 4904207; Fax: +35 321 427 4034
Website: http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D003/dsheehan
Interests: enzymology and evolution of glutathione transferases; application of proteomics to study of oxidative stress; implications of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species for kidney function; environmental toxicology; nanomaterials as emerging toxicological threats
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins from Aquatic Organisms
In other journals:
Special Issue: Nanotoxicology
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research 2014
Special Issue: Advances in Proteomic Research
Special Issue: Antioxidant Roles of Redox Proteins
Prof. Dr. Peter S. Spencer
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Global Health Center, and Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, L356, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Tel. 503 209-0986
Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/croet/faculty/profiles.cfm?facultyID=520
Interests: neurotoxinology (plant, fungal); neurotoxicology; systems biology; human disease Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxins: Health Threats and Biological Tools
Contribution: Special Issue: Neurotoxins: Health Threats and Biological Tools
In other journals:
Special Issue: Environmental Neurotoxicology
Dr. Tammy E. Stoker
MD-72, Endocrine Toxicology Branch, Toxicity Assessment Division, ORD, NHEERL, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Fax: +1 919 541 5138
Interests: neuroendocrine control of reproductive function/LH surge and ovulation; pubertal development following gestational or peripubertal exposure to EDCs; perinatal exposures and effects on prostate development/prostatitis in the rat; in vitro/ex-vivo approaches to evaluate the effects of EDCs on the HPG/HPT/HPA axis
Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
Department of Plant biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, USA
Tel. 732-932-8165 X215
Website: http://molbiosci.rutgers.edu/faculty/tumer.html
Interests: plant, bacterial and fungal toxins, ribosome inactivating proteins, toxin ribosome interactions, toxin mechanism of action, toxin-host interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Toxins
Prof. Dr. R. Vanholder
Nephrology Section, 0K12, Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +3293324525
Interests: uremia, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, adequacy of dialysis, acute kidney injury
Dr. Jack Ho WONG
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Interests: plant and mushroom lectins, mushroom laccases; protease inhibitors; ribosome inactivating proteins; antifungal proteins; defensins, cathelicidins; milk proteins; and natural products with antioxidant activity
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Lectins
Dr. Jiujiang Yu
Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Food Quality Laboratory, Building # 002, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2325
Tel. 504-286-4419; Fax: +1 301 504 5107
Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=6283
Interests: aflatoxins; mycotoxins; Aspergillus flavus; genomics; functional genomics; Next generation sequencing (NGS); plant-fungus interaction; genomics of Penicillium spp and their secondary metabolites
Contribution: Special Issue: Evolutionary/Phylogenetic Studies of Mycotoxin Biosynthetic Pathways 2015
Dr. C. Chris Yun
Emory University, School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Whitehead Bldg., Suite 201, 615 Michael St. Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Tel. +1 404 712 2865; Fax: +1 404 727 5767
Website: http://med.emory.edu/faculty/profile_highlights.cfm?id=4021
Interests: effects of lysophosphoipids in colon cancer and colitis; sodium and fluid absorption in the intestine and kidney; protein-protein interaction; chemokine sin colon cancer; cancer therapeutics; GPCR signaling
Contribution: Special Issue: Enterotoxins
Prof. Dr. Gerald W. Zamponi
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr. N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N1, Canada
Tel. 403 2208687; Fax: +1 403 919 2212
Website: http://www.cell.ucalgary.ca/G.Zamponi.html
Interests: calcium channels; sodium channels; T-type channels; N-type channels; pain; G protein; second messengers; epilepsy

Section: Animal Venoms

Prof. Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.venomdoc.com
E-Mail: bgfry@uq.edu.au
Interests: venom molecular evolution; phylogenetics and structure-function relationships; toxins
Contribution: Topical Collection: Evolution of Venom Systems
Special Issue: Antivenom and Venom Therapeutics
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 5th Venoms to Drugs Meeting
Prof. Dr. Syed A. Ali
HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
Tel. +92-333-3456872; Fax: +92 21 34819018 19
Interests: protein biochemistry, structure-activity relationships of venom enzymes/toxins; anti-venoms; venom proteomics; and pharmacological applications
Dr. Greta J. Binford
Department of Biology, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd. Portland, Oregon 97214, USA
Fax: +1 503-768-7658
Website: http://legacy.lclark.edu/~binford/
Interests: spider venom chemical diversity; mechanisms of venom evolution; phylogenetic patterns of venom diversity
Contribution: Special Issue: Spider Venoms
Dr. Nicholas R. Casewell
Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK
Tel. +44 151 705 3162
Website: http://www.lstmliverpool.ac.uk/research/departments/staff-profiles/nick-casewell
Interests: molecular evolution of venom components; venom composition; toxin convergence; venom gland transcriptomics; antivenom manufacturing and testing
Prof. Dr. Wayne Hodgson
Monash Venom Group, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
Fax: +61 3 99059327
Website: http://www.monash.edu.au/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=426&pid=2684
Interests: animal venoms & toxins; receptors; pharmacology; antivenoms
Dr. Ronald A. Jenner
Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Fax: +44 207 942 5054 Website:
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/life-sciences/aquatic-invertebrates/research/comparative-venomics/index.html
Interests: molecular evolution of animal venoms and toxins; phylogenetics of toxins; venom gland transcriptomics
Prof. Dr. Glenn F. King
Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Tel. 61733462025; Fax: +61 7 3346-2101
Website: http://imb.uq.edu.au
Interests: venoms-based drug discovery; venoms-based insecticide discovery; venom evolution; ion channel blockers; acid-sensing ion channels; voltage-gated sodium channels; chronic pain; stroke; NMR structural biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Animal Toxins Targeting Ion Channels Involved in Pain
Special Issue: Arthropod Venoms
Prof. Dr. Ren Lai
Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Yunan Provinces, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
Fax: +86 871 651 990 86
Website: http://sourcedb.kiz.cas.cn/yw/zjrc/sc/200908/t20090813_2394253.html
Interests: animal venoms; structure-function relationships; toxins; human disease mechanisms; drug development
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Lewis
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Fax: +61 7 3346 2101
Website: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au/index.html?id=11701
Interests: cone snail and spider venom peptides; sodium and calcium channels; nAChRs; monoamine transporters; adrenoceptors; ciguatera and ciguatoxins; pain; toxin SAR
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins as Therapeutics
Dr. Frank S. Markland
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Comprehensive Cancer, Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Cancer Research Laboratory #106, 1303 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Tel. (323) 224-7981; Fax: +1 323 224 7679
Website: http://pibbs.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?fid=255
Interests: protein chemistry and structure/ function interrelationships; snake venom components with procoagulant and anticoagulant activities; snake venom platelet aggregation inhibitors (disintegrins); disintegrins as anti-angiogenic agents; disintegrins and wound healing; novel fibrinolytic agents (structure and modeling); thrombolytic therapy
Contribution: Special Issue: Disintegrins: Structure-Function and Translational Potential
Prof. Dr. Holger Scheib
Venom Evolution Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Interests: venom molecular evolution; protein structure prediction; protein-ligand interactions; molecular dynamics simulations; pharmacophore modeling; computational ligand docking
Prof. Dr. Andreimar M. Soares
Centro de Estudos de Biomoléculas Aplicadas à Saúde (CEBio), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ Rondônia) e Nucleo de Saúde, Universidade Federal de Rondônia (UNIR), Porto Velho-RO, Brasil
Fax: +55 69 3219 6000
Website: http://pibbs.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?fid=255
Interests: bioactive compounds; natural venoms; structure-function relationships of toxins; snake venoms; toxins and enzymes; anti-venoms; pharmacological applications
Dr. Kartik Sunagar
The Alexander Silberman Institute for Life Sciences. Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 5566 82795
Website: http://www.kartik.co.nr
Interests: animal venoms; adaptive evolution; molecular evolution of venom; toxins; phylogenetics; population genetics; venom-based therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Jan Tytgat
Laboratory of Toxicology, University of Leuven (KULeuven), Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N2 PO Box 922, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel. 3216323403; Fax: +32 16 32 34 05
Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0018354e.htm
Interests: natural and bioactive compounds; animal venoms & toxins; structure-function relationships; ion channels & receptors, electrophysiology, pharmacology
Dr. Eivind Undheim
Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: animal venoms and toxins; structure-function relationships; phylogenetics; molecular evolution of venoms; venom proteomics; venom transcriptomics; venoms-based drug discovery
Dr. Irina Vetter
School of Pharmacy, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: neuropharmacology; pain; conotoxins; ciguatoxins; drug discovery; high-throughput screening; ion channels and receptors
Dr. Wolfgang Wüster
School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor LL57 2UW, Wales, UK
Website: http://mefgl.bangor.ac.uk/staff/wuster.php
Interests: origin and evolution of snake venoms; causes, correlates and mechanisms of variation in snake venom composition; snake systematics
Dr. Angel A. Yanagihara
Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, PBRC and Asia Pacific Inst of Trop Med, JABSOM University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1993 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Fax: +1 808 956 8713
Website: http://www5.pbrc.hawaii.edu/pcrl/
Interests: cubozoan venom biochemical characterization and elucidation of mechanisms of pathogenesis; treatment of cubozoan envenomation induced acute cardiovascular collapse and Irukandji syndrome; cnidarian envenomation associated inflammation; marine toxins; ciguatoxin; detection of toxins; wound healing; marine bio material discovery and characterization
Dr. Mandë Holford
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The City University of New York, Hunter College and Graduate Center, 695 Park Ave NY, NY 10065 USA
Website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/chemistry/faculty/mande-holford/Shengping
Interests: Discovery, characterization and delivery of novel venom peptides, Chemical and molecular diversity of Conoidea venom, Venomics, Terebridae evolution and phylogeny, De novo transcriptome assembly, Disulfide peptide chemistry, Peptide natural product drug discovery and development

Section: Bacterial Toxins

Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh
Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Medical Research and Education Building, Room 3002, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/basic-sciences/mmp/faculty/vernon-tesh.html
E-Mail: tesh@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Interests: shiga toxins; verotoxins; ribosome-inactivating proteins; intracellular signaling pathways activated by microbial toxins; ER stress response; regulation of cytokine expression; innate immune response to microbial toxins; microbial pathogenesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Properties of Well-Characterized Toxins
Prof. Dr. Holger Barth
Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. ++49 731 500 65503; Fax: +49 731 50065502
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; actin; Rho-GTPases; macrophages; cellular uptake and intracellular membrane transport of bacterial toxins; interaction of bacterial toxins with host cell chaperones; bacterial toxins as Molecular Trojan Horses for drug delivery
Contribution: Special Issue: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins
Prof. Dr. Sang Ho Choi
NRL of Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology, Department of Food Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
Tel. 82-10-8612-2146; Fax: +82 2 873 5095
Website: http://fst.snu.ac.kr/
Interests: molecular biology of food-borne pathogenic bacteria; expression and regulation of genes encoding microbial virulence factors; quorum sensing of microorganisms; functional genomics of survival and toxigenesis of food-borne pathogenic bacteria
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Website: http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/limm
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome
Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
Laboratory for Infection Cell Biology, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Yamada-oka 3-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
Website: http://www.biken.osaka-u.ac.jp/act/act_fujinaga_e.php
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; enterotoxins; mechanism of toxicity; interaction of toxins with epithelial cell barriers
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins
Dr. Emmanuel Lemichez
INSERM U895, C3M, Université de Nice, Bâtiment Universitaire ARCHIMED, 151 route Saint Antoine de Ginestière, BP 2 3194, 06204 NICE CEDEX 3, France
Website: http://www.unice.fr/c3m/EN/Equipe6.html
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; host epithelium and endothelium barriers; inflammation; cell cytoskeleton; toxin and bacterial entry; cell signaling : Rho GTPases; regulation by ubiquitination; MAP Kinases
Contribution: Special Issue: Cellular Microbiology of Bacterial Toxins
Dr. Nicholas J. Mantis
Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Tel. +1 518 473 7487; Fax: +1 518 402 4773
Website: http://www.wadsworth.org/resnres/bios/mantis_pubs.html
Interests: plant and bacterial protein toxins; neutralizing antibodies; vaccines; mucosal tissues; animal models; small molecule inhibitors
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxin-Antibody Interactions
In other journals:
Special Issue: SIgA in Mucosal Immunity
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Miyoshi
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University 1-1-1, Tsushima-Naka, Kita-Ku, Okayama-City, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Fax: +81 86 251 7926
Website: http://www.pharm.okayama-u.ac.jp/en/department/miyoshi/
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue: Pore-Forming Toxins
Dr. Joachim Orth
Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstr. 25, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Fax: +49 0761 2035 311
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; deamidating toxins; Pasteurella multocida toxin; heterotrimeric G proteins; small GTPases; signal transduction; MAPK signaling; bone development; osteoblasts; osteoclasts; differentiation of bone cells; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins
Prof. Dr. Michel R. Popoff
Bacteries Anaerobies et Toxines, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75724, France
Tel. 33 1 45688307; Fax: +33 1 40613123
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; clostridial toxins; pore-forming toxins; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins; Rho-GTPases; interactions of clostridial toxins with the actin cytoskeleton; botulinum neurotoxins; passage of the neurotoxins through epithelial barrier; regulation of clostridial toxin synthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Clostridium Difficile/Clostridium Sordellii and Clostridium Perfringens Toxins
Dr. Adam J. Ratner
Columbia University, 650 West 168th Street (BB 4-443), office (212) 305-9807, lab (212) 342-2902, New York NY 10032, USA
Tel. +1 212 305 9807; Fax: +1 212 342 5218
Website: http://www.ratnerlab.org
Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin evolution; host cell responses to pore-forming toxins
Prof. Dr. Jun Sakurai
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima, Japan
Tel. 088-622-9611; Fax: +81 (0)88 655 3051
Interests: structure-function of bacterial toxins; molecular biology of bacterial toxins; membrane-damage induced by bacterial toxins; membrane translocation of bacterial toxins
Prof. Dr. Gudula Schmidt
Pharmakology and Toxikology, Albertstrasse 25, University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49 761 203 5316; Fax: +49 761 203 5311
Website: http://www.pharmakologie.uni-freiburg.de/i/index.htm
Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis
Prof. Dr. J. Glenn Songer
Prrofessor Emeritus, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, 419 9th Street, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Fax: +1 520 621 6366
Website: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/users/jgsonger
Interests: microbial pathogenesis; epidemiology of clostridial enteric infections
Prof. Dr. Bruce E. Tabashnik
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Fax: +1 520 621 1150
Website: http://ag.arizona.edu/ento/faculty/tabashnik.htm
Interests: insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins
Prof. Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier
Host-Pathogen Interactions Laboratory, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, BP 73, 91223 Brétigny-sur-Orge cedex, France
Bacterial Toxi-Infection Pathogenesis Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, 25 rue du docteur Roux, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France
Tel. +33 145 688 304
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; cell cytoskeleton; toxins and immune system; MAP kinases; adeylate cyclase; toxins and cell signaling; anthrax toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Anthrax Toxin
Special Issue: Scorpion Toxins

Section: Marine and Freshwater Toxins

Prof. Dr. John P. Berry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), 354/332 Marine Science, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Tel. 3059194569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~berryj/
E-Mail: john.berry@fiu.edu
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
Contribution: Special Issue: Algal Toxins
Special Issue: Cyanotoxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Algal Toxins
Prof. Dr. Greg Boyer
Faculty of Chemistry, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Fax: (315) 470-6855
Website: http://www.esf.edu/faculty/boyer/
Interests: chemistry / ecology of marine and freshwater harmful algal blooms; rapid detection methods for toxic cyanobacteria and paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins; large scale algal culture facilities for bioproducts productions; biochemistry of iron in forest and aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Luis M. Botana
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary, Campus de Lugo, USC, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Tel. +34 982 822 233; Fax: +34 982 822 233
Website: http://www.usc.es/es/investigacion/grupos/farmacoloxia_ficotoxinas/
Interests: marine toxins; toxins; bioactive compounds; signal transduction; natural products; detection methods; toxicology; analysis, therapeutic uses
Prof. Dr. Michio Murata
Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Fax: +81 66850 5774
Website: http://www.chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/lab/murata/english/index.html
Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR
Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Rua do Campo Alegre 4069-007 Porto and Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050.123 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 223401814; Fax: +351 223380609
Website: http://www.ciimar.up.pt/member.php?id=103
Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins
Special Issue: Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria
In other journals:
Special Issue: Emerging Marine Toxins
Prof. Dr. Paul V. Zimba
Center for Coastal Studies, Unit 5866, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
Tel. 361-825-2768; Fax: +1-361-825-2770
Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/member.php?who=pzimba&program=lsci
Interests: Algal toxins, aquatic ecosystem ecology, harmful algae, wetlands, aquaculture, microalgal taxonomy and physiology, remote sensing, carbon fixation assessment, aquatic ecosystem stressors, cyanobacteria secondary metabolites

Section: Mycotoxins

Prof. Dr. Richard A. Manderville
Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada
Tel. 1-519-824-4120; Fax: +1 519 766 1499
Website: http://www.chembio.uoguelph.ca/manderville/
E-Mail: rmanderv@uoguelph.ca
Interests: DNA damage by phenolic toxins including ochratoxin A; Modified DNA bases as fluorescent probes
Contribution: Special Issue: Ochratoxins
Special Issue: Ochratoxins 2011-2012
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Ochratoxins Research
Topical Collection: Ochratoxins-Collection
Dr. Antonio Moretti
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, CNR, Via Amendola 122/0, 70126 Bari, Italy
Website: http://www.ispa.cnr.it/?page=organico&id_p=22
Interests: Fusarium; Alternaria; Aspergillus; genetic and toxinogenic characterization; diversity; pathogenicity; biosynthetic gene clusters
Dr. Paul Turner
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Website: http://sph.umd.edu/people/paul-turner
Interests: Aflatoxins, Fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, mycotoxins, biomarkers, exposure assessment, health, cancer, children
Contribution: Special Issue: Mycotoxins and Human Diseases 2015
Dr. Gerhard Adam
Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Konrad Lorenz Str. 24, Tulln 3430, Austria
Fax: +43 1 47654 1186
Website: http://www.dagz.boku.ac.at/arbeitsgruppen/ag-adam/team-adam/
Interests: Plant-pathogen interaction, role of microbial secondary metabolites. Fusarium mycotoxins, biosynthesis, mode of action, and detoxification in planta. Microbial detoxification of mycotoxins.
Dr. Ana Calvo
Northern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy Montgomery Hall, Dekalb, IL 60115, USA
Fax: +1 (815) 753-0461
Website: http://www.bios.niu.edu/calvo/calvo.shtml
Interests: Fungal development, Fungal secondary metabolism, mycotoxins, Aspergillus, gene regulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Mycotoxin Research
Prof. Dr. Aldo Laganà
Department of Chemistry, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel. +390649913062; Fax: +390649913062
Website: http://www.chem.uniroma1.it/dipartimento/persone/aldo-lagana
Interests: Mycotoxins, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, food contaminants, analytical chemistry
Dr. Isabelle P. Oswald
INRA, Unité de Pharmacologie-Toxicologie, Toulouse, France
Website: http://www6.toulouse.inra.fr/toxalim_eng/Research-Teams/E5-IMT-Immuno-Myco-Toxicology/Team
Interests: Mycotoxin, intestine, immune response, swine
Prof. Massimo Reverberi
Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University, Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Tel. +390649917131; Fax: +39 06 49912435
Website: http://www.dba302.uniroma1.it/dipartimento/persone/docenti/Massimo%20REVERBERI
Interests: Plant-pathogen interaction, oxylipin-based cross-talk, mycotoxins biosynthesis and transcriptional regulation, Microbial detoxification of mycotoxins, Image spectroscopy for fungal detection, Biosensors for toxin detection
Dr. Gianni Galaverna
Department of Food Science University of Parma Parco Area delle Scienze, 17/a 43124 Parma, Italy
Tel. ++390521906196; Fax: +39 0521 905 472
Website: http://agraria.unipr.it/cgi-bin/campusnet/docenti.pl/Show?_id=galaverna
Interests: chromatography, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, food analysis, food safety
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Hyphenated Methods in Separation
Dr. HJ (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx
RIKILT Wageningen UR, Institute of Food Safety, RIKILT Wageningen UR is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre, NL-6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.wageningenUR.nl/en/rikilt
Interests: mycotoxins; management influencing myctoxin contamination; environmental factors; management factors; epidemiology; forecasting; modelling; decision support system; cropping systems; cereals; grapes; phycotoxins; algae; plant toxins; phytotoxins
Dr. Laura Anfossi
Laboratory of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Giuria 5, 10125, Italy
Fax: +39 011 6705242
Website: http://www.chimicabioanalitica.unito.it/home.htm
Interests: analytical methods to detect mycotoxins; immunochemical methods of analysis; survey on mycotoxin contamination
Dr. Marc Maresca
Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, iSm2 UMR 7313, Marseille 13397, France
Fax: +33-491-284-440
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marc_Maresca/publications?sorting=newest&page=2
Interests: gut physiology; intestinal epithelial cells; intestinal toxicology ; enterotoxins; bacterial toxins; virotoxins; mycotoxins; trichothecenes; deoxynivalenol; nutrient absorption
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Advances and Perspectives in Deoxynivalenol Research
Prof. Dr. Paola Battilani
Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Tel. +39 0523 599254; Fax: +39 0523 599256
Website: http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/profilo.do?cod_docente=03832&language=ITA&section=profilo
Interests: mycotoxin producing fungi; fungal ecology; epidemiology; modelling; Decision Support System; plant pathogen interaction; cropping system; cereals; grapes; dry cured meat
Contribution: Special Issue: Understanding Mycotoxin Occurrence in Food and Feed Chains
Prof. Dr. Sam Tothill
Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, U.K
Fax: +44 1234 75 8380
Website: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/about/people-and-resources/academic-profiles/soe-ac-profile/professor-sam-ie-tothill.html
Interests: Biosensors, Mycotoxins, Endotoxins, , microbial detection, biomarkes, food safety
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Diagnostic Sensors - Nanomaterials and Emerging Synthetic Receptors
Dr. Susanne Vogelgsang
Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences, Research Division Grassland Sciences and Agro-Ecosystems, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
Fax: +41 (0)58 468 72 01
Website: http://www.academia-net.org/profil/dr-susanne-vogelgsang/1289453
Interests: Effect of cropping factors on plant diseases and on accumulation of mycotoxins; Development of sustainable agricultural cropping systems; Plant pathology in arable crops; Biological control of diseases and weeds
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