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Topic Editors (33)

Dr. Sara Monteiro Pires
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: foodborne diseases; burden of disease; risk assessment; source attribution; epidemiology; enteric pathogens; foodborne pathogens; health metrics
Prof. Horst Posthaus
Institute of Animal Pathology, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland
Interests: pathogenesis and pathology of bacterial infections; host-pathogen interaction; bacterial exotoxins; pore-forming toxins; clostridium perfringens toxins
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Prof. Michel Treilhou
Équipe "Biochimie et Toxicologie des Substances Bioactives" - EA7417, Institut National Universitaire Champollion, Place de Verdun - 81012 Albi Cedex 9, France
Interests: Ant venom; venom composition; proteomics; venomics; structure-function relationships; bioactive peptides; immunomodulatory peptides; antimirobial peptides; molecular evolution of venom components
Prof. Todd A. Castoe
Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, MA, USA
Interests: Snake Genomics
Prof. Piotr Jedziniak
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Veterinary Research Institute, Pulawy, Poland
Interests: mycotoxins presence in food and feed; toxins analysis with mass spectrometry techniques (LC-MS/MS); veterinary drugs residues; validation; quality assurence
Prof. Dr. Gunther Antonissen
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry & Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
Interests: gut health; fusarium mycotoxins; interaction with bacterial enteric diseases
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Prof. Dr. Markus Naumann

Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Hospital, Klinikum Augsburg, Augsburg 86156, Germany
Interests: movement disorders; botulinum toxin; autonomic disorders; neurophysiology; neuroimaging
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Dr. Dafne Bongiorno
Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: Staphylococcus spp.; MRSA; Staphylococcus aureus virulence; host-pathogene interaction; S.aureus internalizzation; Enterococcus spp.; bacterial molecular typing; The modulation of expression level of different regulator genes and toxins.
Dr. Chandan Pal
Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (PHEL), Biosecurity New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin-antitoxin systems; bioinformatics; biosecurity; food safety; pathogens; antimicrobial resistance; virulence; high-throughput sequencing
Dr. Duarte Diaz
School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, University of Arizona, William J. Parker Agricultural, Rm. N119, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Interests: mycotoxins; dairy; nutrition; comparative nutrition; animal nutrition; international agri-culture; toxicology; food safety
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Dr. Elisabete Valério

Departamento de Saúde Ambiental, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge. Avenida Padre Cruz, 1649-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: cyanotoxins; toxicity mechanisms; proteomics; toxin genes, gene expression
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Dr. Toshiyuki Suzuki
National Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan
Interests: marine algal toxins and metabolites in shellfish; analytical chemistry; seafood safety; monitoring and risk evaluation; reference materials
Dr. Roland Bücker
Inst. Clinical Physiology / Nutritional Medicine, Dept. Gastroenterology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: gut pathogens; epithelial barrier function; tight junction regulation; clostridial toxins; bacterial pore-forming toxins and toxic metabolites; campylobacter toxins; colonization; invasion; leaky gut phenomenon; immune cell—epithelial cell co-culture and organoids; barrier-breaking mechanisms of arcobacter; aeromonas; campylobacter; clostridioides difficile; escherichia coli; klebisella oxytoca; salmonella; yersinia enterocoltitica; helicobacter pylori
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Dr. Samuel Robinson
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: venom; toxins; ants; bees; wasps; cone snails; stings; chemical defence
Dr. Avi Priel
Pharmacology section, The Institute for Drug Research (IDR), The School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: venom toxins; plant toxins; disulfide-rich peptides; ion channels biophysics and pharmacology; snake and spider toxins; pain evoking toxins
Dr. Anjana Silva

1. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, 50008, Sri Lanka
2. Monash Venom Group, Monash University, Melbourne 3800, Australia
Interests: clinical and experimental toxinology
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Dr. Grazia Devigili

Neurological Unit 1, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: botulinumtoxin
Dr. Aram Megighian
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: Nervous system
Dr. Maiko (Myco) Umemura
Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8566, Japan
Interests: ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide (RiPP); cyclic peptide; mycotoxin; effector; bioinformatics; mass spectrometry; transcription factor
Dr. Karolina Gromadzka
Department of Chemistry, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Interests: mycotoxins analysis; toxins presence in grains and in aqueous environmental; methods of cereals biological protection; bioactive compounds; antagonistic fungi; endophytes
Dr. Juan R. Muñoz-Castañeda
Instituto Maimonides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Cordoba, Nephrology Department. Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía de Córdoba, Spain
Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease; hyperphosphatemia; hypomagnesemia; vascular calcification; mineral metabolism; Wnt/β-catenin; renal osteodystrophy; Klotho; FGF23 and vascular dysfunction
Dr. Maria Teresa Rocchetti

Molecular Medicine Center, Clinical Pathology, University of Foggia - Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Foggia, Italy
Interests: Biomarkers of CKD; Uremic Toxins; Microbiota; Probiotics; Proteomics
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Prof. Lvhui Sun
College of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: animal nutrition; feed safety; mycotoxins; animal health; selenium
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Prof. Fuguo Xing
Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: mycotoxins; microbial molecular biology; fungal biology; molecular microbiology; regulation mechanism of mycotoxin biosynthesis; regulation mechanism of fungal growth; detection technologies of food biohazard
Prof. Dr. Fengliang Jin
College of Plant Protection, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: Entomology; Immune Response; Fungi; Bacteria; virus; toxin; Interaction
Prof. Dr. Qiu-Gang Ma
State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition, College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 10010, China
Interests: mycotoxins biodegradation; feed mycotoxins contamination survey and hazard analysis
Dr. Filippo Rossi
Section of Food Science and Nutrition, Department of Animal Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Catholic University, Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: mycotoxins; food safety; food evaluation; food and health
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Prof. Dr. Yang Liu

Deptartment of Food Safety & Quality Control, Institute of Food Science & Technology Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: Detoxification; Microbiology; Mycotoxins; Food Safety and Quality
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Dr. Jingbo Zhang
College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei 430070, China
Interests: Population structures of Fusarium fungi and pathway of trichothecenes biosynthesis; Detection of mycotoxins produced by Fusarium isolates; Molecular interaction between wheat and Fusarium;  FHB resistance analysis of wheat varieties;  Pathogenic genes of Fusarium graminearum isolating and cloning
Dr. Ricardo Leite
Head of Genomics Unit, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Interests: gene/genome evolution; Metabolic pathways; toxin diversity; mechanism of toxin evolution; marine metagenomics; genomics; single cell technology; host/parasite interactions; bioinformatics; enzymes; synthesis of anti-parasitic compounds; micro fluids; organic electronic
Dr. Montamas Suntravat
National Natural Toxins Research Center, Texas A&M-University Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, USA
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Prof. Wei Zhang

College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Naijing, China
Interests: Toxins of bacterial pathogens; E. coli; Shigella spp.; S. aureus; C. perfringens; B. cereus
Dr. Yiqun Deng
Department of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, South China Agricultural University, 483 Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangdong 510642, China
Interests: the cytotoxicity of mycotoxins in animals; the molecular mechanisms of metabolism for xenobiotics especially mycotoxins; the metabolic enzymes
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