Genes — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. J. Peter W. Young *
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: bacterial genomes; population genetics; phylogenomics; phylogenetics; genome projects; genetic diversity
* Founding Editor-in-Chief of Genes
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Prof. Roberto Tuberosa *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Agricultural Sciences University of Bologna Viale Fanin, 44 40127-Bologna Italy
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Interests: Quantitative Trait Loci mapping, drought resistance, root system architecture, phenotyping, maize, durum wheat, barley
* Section Plant Genetics and Genomics
Dr. Paolo Cinelli *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Center for Clinical Research, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Sternwartstrasse 14, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: transcriptomics; microarrays; gene expression analysis; genotyping; molecular genetics; mouse genetics; transgenic technologies; embryonic stem cells; pluripotency
* Section Molecular Genetics
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Prof. Dr. Thierry Wirth *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - EPHE, Department of Systematics and Evolution, UMR-CNRS 7205, 16, rue Buffon, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
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Interests: evolution; population genetics and genomics; evolutionary microbiology; molecular epidemiology
* Section Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Prof. Dr. Selvarangan Ponnazhagan *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Professor of Pathology, Endowed Professor in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1825 University Blvd., SHEL 814 Birmingham, AL 35294-2182, USA
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Interests: adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene therapy for cancer; AAV-mediated gene therapy for metabolic diseases; development of targeted-AAV for human gene therapy; biology, life cycle and molecular virology of adeno-associated virus
* Section Medical Genetics and Gene Therapy
Prof. Dr. Montserrat Corominas *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Genetics, School of Biology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal, 643, 08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Interests: development; regeneration epigenetics; chromatin; Drosophila; transcription
* Section Technologies and Resources for Genetics
Prof. Dr. Roel Ophoff *
Section Editor-in-Chief
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Interests: genetics of schizophrenia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
* Section 'Human Genetics and Genomics'

Editorial Board

Dr. Arkhat Abzhanov
1. Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
2. Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
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Interests: invertebrate and vertebrate developmental biology; evolutionary developmental biology; molecular evolution
Assoc. Prof. Thorsten Allers
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK
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Interests: DNA repair; Homologous recombination; Archaea; yeast; E. coli; Haloferax volcanii
Prof. Dr. Michael L. Arnold
Department of Genetics, Life Sciences Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
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Interests: reticulate evolution; web of life; speciation; adaptation
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Special Issue: Reticulate Evolution
Dr. Michel Arthur
Bacterial structures involved in the modulation of antibiotic resistance, UMRS 1138-Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Equipe 12, Esc B 3ème étage.15, Rue de l'école de médecine, 75006 Paris, France
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Interests: Antibiotic, resistance to antibiotic, antibiotic target, peptidoglycan, cell wall
Prof. Dr. Ilka Maria Axmann
Institute for Synthetic Microbiology, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
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Interests: synthetic microbiology, RNA regulators,cyanobacteria, circadian clock, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics,mathematical modeling
Prof. Dr. Anke Becker
LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology, Philipp-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Str. 6, 35043 Marburg, Germany
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Interests: microbe-plant interactions, symbiosis, nitrogen fixation, alpha-proteobacteria, genomics, transcriptomics
Dr. Charles Bell
Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
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Interests: diversification; divergence times; molecular clocks; RADseq; phylogeny; phylogenetics; phylogenomics
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Special Issue: Estimating Phylogenies from Large Genomic Datasets
Dr. Carolina Bonilla
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
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Interests: genetic epidemiology, mendelian randomization, cancer, pigmentation, admixture, population genetics, mitochondrial DNA, Latin America
Prof. Dr. Frank Buchholz
Medical Systems Biology UCC Medical Faculty and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Am Tatzberg 47/49, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Interests: cancer stem cells; functional genomics; systems biology; RNAi screens
Dr. Jian-Min Chen
Directeur de Recherche Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) U1078 and EFS, Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Brest, France
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Interests: chronic pancreatitis, genetics, mutational mechanisms, mutation, human genetic disease
Dr. Hongchang Cui
Florida State Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Tallahassee, FL 32306 USA Phone/fax numbers: (850) 645-1967 / (850) 645-8447
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Interests: plant development, root biology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, epigenetics
Prof. Dr. Maurizio D'Esposito
Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Adriano Buzzati Traverso, 80131 Naples, Italy
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Interests: epigenetics, DNA methylation, MECP2, Rett syndrome, chromatin diseases
Prof. Dr. Julie C. Dunning Hotopp
Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; genome analysis; host-pathogen genomics; host-symbiont genomics; symbiosis; genome evolution; lateral gene transfer; horizontal gene transfer
Dr. Allison Ebert
Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, 8701 Watertown Plank Road Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548, USA
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Interests: induced pluripotent stem cells; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopment; gene therapy; cell death/apoptosis; growth factors; parkinson's disease; spinal muscular atrophy
Prof. Dr. Toshihiko Eki
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
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Interests: DNA barcoding of soil nematode; bio-sensing with budding yeast; RNA interference in C. elegans; helicase family; eukaryotic DNA replication and repair
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Judith Fischer
Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: genodermatoses, keratinization disorders, ichthyoses, psoriasis, NGS, genotyping, association studies, Whole exome sequencing
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Terrence S. Furey
Departments of Genetics and Biology,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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Interests: epigenomics, gene regulation, chromatin biology, high-throughput sequencing, toxicogenomics, inflammatory bowel diseases
Prof. Dr. Daniel H. Geschwind
Program in Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Interests: precision health, genomic medicine, neurodevelopmental disorders, systems biology, integrative genomics, neurodegenerative diseases
Prof. Dr. Bruno González-Zorn
Veterinary Faculty and Health Surveillance Center Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Avda. Puerta de Hierro, s/n. Ciudad Universitaria,28040. Madrid, Spain
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Interests: bacteria, antimicrobial resistance, ecology, evolution, plasmids, mobile genetic elements
Prof. Dariusz Grzebelus
Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 54, 31-425, Krakow
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Interests: Apiaceae, carrot, crop domestication, genetic diversity, molecular markers, plant breeding, plant genomics, transposable elements
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Herrmann
Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG), Department Developmental Genetics, Ihnestr. 63-73, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: developmental genetics of the mouse; trunk development; regulatory networks controlling tissue formation and organ development; EMT; epigenetic control mechanisms; long noncoding RNA; tumorigenesis; non-Mendelian inheritance in the mouse
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Special Issue: Long Noncoding RNAs
Prof. Dr. Michael Hofreiter
Institute for Biochemistry and Biology, Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam, Golm, Germany
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Interests: adaptation, ancient DNA, bears, DNA extraction, DNA sequencing, genetic diversity, hybridization, phylogenetics, Pleistocene mammals, population genetics, proboscideans, reticulate evolution, speciation
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Special Issue: Novel and Neglected Areas of Ancient DNA Research
Prof. Dr. Helen J. Wing
School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004, USA
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Interests: Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Transcription and Gene Regulation, Protein Localization Studies, Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis, Outer Membrane Proteases, Bacterial Resistance to Cationic Antibacterial Peptides, Extra-host Survival of Bacterial Pathogens
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Special Issue: Virulence Gene Regulation in Bacteria
Prof. Dr. Víctor Jiménez-Cid
Departmento de Microbiología II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Plaza Ramon y Cajal s/n. 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: humanized yeast models, heterologous expression, TLR signaling, bacterial translocated effectors, phosphoinositides, cell signaling, PI3K signaling, PTEN, vesicular traffic, cytoskeleton
Prof. Dr. Estelle Jumas-Bilak
Faculté de Pharmacie - Université de Montpellier, Team PHySE/microbiology Lab, UMR5569, 15, Avenue Charles Flahault, BP14491, 34093 Montpellier cedex 05, France
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Prof. Dr. Toyomasa Katagiri
Division of Genome Medicine, Institute for Genome Research, The University of Tokushima, 3-18-15, Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima, 770-8503, Japan
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Interests: breast cancer; microarrays; gene expression analysis; carcinogenesis; molecular-targeted cancer therapy; estrogen-receptor-regulation
Prof. Dr. Mattheos Koffas
Network and Metabolic Engineering Group. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street Troy, NY 12180-3590, USA
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Interests: Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Industrial Microbiology, Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Yun-Fai Chris Lau
Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Genetics, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
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Interests: Y chromosome genes; sex determination; sexual dimorphisms; developmental genetics; cell cycle; male-specific cancers
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Special Issue: The TSPY Gene Family
Prof. Dr. Hans Lehrach
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG), Department Vertebrate Genomics, Ihnestr. 63-73, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
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Interests: genome research; tumor systems biology; technology development
Prof. Dr. Brendan Loftus
Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Interests: host-pathogen interaction; sequencing; genomics; transcription; bioinformatics; genome analysis
Prof. Dr. Juan Francisco Martín
Department of Molecular Biology. Faculty of Biology. Universidad de León. 24071 León, Spain
Interests: Molecular Genetics, Streptomyces secondary metabolism, Filamentous fungi gene clusters, Transcriptional factors
Prof. Dr. Bryan Mowry
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia & Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park - Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, Queensland 4076, Australia
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Interests: molecular genetics of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders; statistical genetics; functional genomics; gene expression
Dr. Lukas Mueller
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Tower Road, Ithaca, New York 14853-1801, USA
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Interests: plant genomics; biochemistry; genome sequencing; bioinformatics
Dr. Josyf C. Mychaleckyj
Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, PO Box 800717, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0717, USA
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Interests: genetics of complex disease, especially diabetes and complications; bioinformatics; computational statistics
Prof. Dr. Jenae M. Neiderhiser
Liberal Arts Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
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Interests: gene-environment interplay, lifespan development, developmental psychopathology, family process
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Neri
Department of Engineering, University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: genetic bases of intellectuial disability/malformation syndromes; fragile X syndrome; genetic bases of hereditary cancers
Dr. Nora L. Nock
Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, 2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland OH 44106-7281, USA
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Interests: genetic and molecular epidemiology; multivariate modeling; biochemical pathway modeling; gene expression; carcinogenesis; metabolic disorders
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Special Issue: Cancer Genetics
Dr. Eishi Noguchi
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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Interests: DNA replication; DNA repair; genomic instability; cancer; aging
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Special Issue: DNA Replication Controls
Prof. Dr. Leonard Nunney
Department of Biology, University of California,Riverside, CA 92521, USA
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Interests: population genetics; evolutionary theory; evolution of cancer suppression; conservation genetics; microbial genomics; Peto's paradox; effective population size; genomics of microbial host adaptation
Assoc. Prof. Dale R. Nyholt
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
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Interests: genetic epidemiology; gene mapping; complex genetic disease; statistical genetics; migraine; neurogenetics
Dr. Xu Peng
Danish Archaea Center, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5 DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
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Interests: archaeal viruses, CRISPR-Cas, virus-host interactions, thermophiles
Prof. Dr. Mihaela Pertea
Center for Computational Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine,Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Interests: computational biology, transcriptome reconstruction, gene finding, next generation sequence analysis
Prof. Dr. Jochen Prehn
Royal College of Sur. in Ireland, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: Colorectal cancer, Apoptosis, BCL-2, mitochondria, bioenergetics, ER stress, motoneuron, angiogenin, tiRNA
Dr. Sergi Puig
Departamento de Biotecnología, Lab. 309 Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA) Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Ave. Agustín Escardino 7, Paterna 46980 (Valencia-Spain)
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Interests: iron homeostasis, copper homeostasis, mRNA decay, mRNA degradation, yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Dr. Santiago Rodriguez
MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit,School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
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Interests: Human Genetics; Genetic Epidemiology; Population Genetics; Molecular Genetics; Complex genetic loci; Complex human traits
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Special Issue: Complex Genetic Loci
Prof. Dr. Laura Rose
Institute of Population Genetics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
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Interests: plant evolution; speciation; evolutionary genetics; population genetics
Prof. Silvio Salvi
Department of Agricultural Sciences (DipSA), University of Bologna, Bologna 40127, Italy
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Interests: QTL mapping; root architecture; root development; shoot development; flowering time; maize; barley; wheat; mutagenesis; tilling
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Special Issue: QTL Mapping of Drought Tolerance
Special Issue: Novel Insights into the Genetics of Root Development
Prof. Dr. Ralph Schlapbach
Functional Genomics Center Zurich, ETH Zurich / University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190 / Y32H52, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: genomics and transcriptomics technologies; microarrays; next generation sequencing; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Alan F. Scott
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Interests: comparative and evolutionary genomics; sequencing and genotyping technology; genome assembly; gene annotation; genetic basis of mendelian and complex disorders
Prof. Dr. Eileen M. Shore
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Department of Genetics, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Interests: osteogenesis, chondrogenesis, rare bone disease, musculoskeletal biology, heterotopic ossification, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), progressive osseous heteroplasia (POH), BMP signaling, GNAS
Prof. Dr. Panos Soultanas
Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, School of Chemistry, University Park University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: DNA replication mechanisms; DNA repair mechanisms; molecular motors; Bacillus subtilis; bacterial host pathogen interactions; biomolecular interactions; multi-protein complexes; protein structure/function
Prof.Dr. Rainer Spanagel
Institute of Psychopharmacology, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
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Interests: transgenic animals, gene expression profiling, behavioural genetics, psychiatric genetics, genetics in addiction research, convergent genomics
Prof. Dr. Clifford J. Steer
Departments of Medicine and Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: receptors; receptor-mediated endocytosis; gene expression; post-transcriptional gene regulation; liver regeneration; gene therapy; bile acids; apoptosis; microRNAs; NAFLD; NASH; hepatocellular carcinoma
Prof. Dr. C. A. M.J.J van den Hondel
Professor Emeritus Molecular Microbiology of Filamentous Fungi, Institute of Biology IBL, Department Biotechnology and Health, Leiden University, The Netherlands
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Interests: Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology , Transcriptomics, Cell wall Biosynthesis, Biotechnology of Filamentous Fungi; Discovery of antifungal compounds; Endophytic Filamentous Fungi
Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Van Duijn
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Erasmus MC-Faculty, Dr. Molewaterplein 50, 3015 GE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: Alzheimer\'s disease; endocrinologic epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; sex hormones; thyroid hormones; Parkinson\'s disease; pediatric epidemiology; osteoporosis; osteoarthrosis
Prof. Dr. Karen M. Vasquez
University of Texas System, College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX, USA
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Interests: DNA damage, DNA repair, Genetic Instability, DNA structure
Dr. Lily Wang
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, S-2323 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232-2158, USA
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Interests: gene expression; pathway analysis; gene set analysis; statistical significance; statistical models; analysis of high throughput omics datasets
Prof. Dr. Lubo Zhang
Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA
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Interests: development, epigenetic modulation, programming, DNA methylation/demethylation, micro RNAs, histone modification, heart, brain, hypoxia
Dr. Huitong Zhou
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
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Interests: genetic variation; population genetics; genotyping; gene-marker technology
Prof. Dr. Horst Zitzelsberger
Research Unit of Radiation Cytogenetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
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Interests: cytogenetics; chromosome aberrations; cancer cytogenetics; molecular cytogenetics; radiation biology; thyroid cancer; radiation-induced carcinogenesis; positional cloning of chromosomal breakpoints
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Special Issue: Radiation-Related Cancer 25 Years After Chernobyl
Prof. Dr. Quan Zou
School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
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Interests: bioinformatics; protein structure prediction; protein-protein interaction; special protein identification; machine learning; sequence alignment; cloud computing
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Special Issue: Computational Analysis for Protein Structure and Interaction
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Second CCF Bioinformatics Conference (CBC 2017)

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