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Section Board for 'Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology'

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Prof. Dr. Claire Hellio
Section Editor-in-Chief
President of ESMB; Head of a bioprospection corefacility (Biodimar) at the University of Brest; Course leader for a master in Biotechnology at the University of Brest, Brest, France
Fax: +44 239 284 2070
Interests: new non-toxic antifouling solutions; new biocides; marine natural products; ethnobotany; marine biochemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Green Antifouling
Special Issue: Green Biocides
Special Issue: Marine Algae
Prof. Dr. Andras Perl
Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, State University of New York, UMU, College of Medicine, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
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Interests: genes and viruses predisposing to autoimmunity; genetics; apoptosis; endogenous retroviruses, transaldolase; metabolic control of immune system activation; autophagy; lupus; autoimmunity; cancer
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Delihas
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Medicine, 158 Life Sciences Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Fax: +1 631 632 9797
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Interests: regulation of gene expression by small RNAs; functions of non-coding genomic regions; repetitive sequences in human chromosome 22
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Regulation by non-coding RNAs 2013
Prof. Dr. Jae Youl Cho
Department of Integrative Biotechnology, Director, Institute of Biomolecule Control, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066 Seobu-ro, Suwon 16419, Korea
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Interests: inflammation; cancer; signal transduction pathway; protein methylation; natural products; flavonoids; saponins; innate immunity; gastritis; colitis; hepatitis, arthritis, atopic dermatitis
Prof. Claudio Santi
Group of Catalysis and Organic Green Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, Perugia 06100, Italy
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Interests: selenium; catalysis; redox; green chemistry; organic synthesis; biochemestry of chalcogens; biological activity of organoselenium compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Celebrating Two Centuries of Research in Selenium Chemistry: State of the Art and New Prospectives
Special Issue: Chalcogens in Catalysis: Synthesis and Biology
Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Sacchi
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 14263, USA
Fax: +1 716 845 1071
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Interests: genome wide epigenetic control of transcription; transcription factors and nuclear receptors; regulatory RNAs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Cancer Epigenetics
Prof. Dr. Luigi F. Rodella
Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Division of Anatomy and Physiopathology, University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
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Interests: tissue regenerations; platelet preparations; stem cells; antioxidants; atherosclerosis; pain
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Platelet Preparations in Tissue Regeneration
Prof. Dr. Andrew G. Ewing
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Interests: electrochemical; separations; imaging with optical and mass spectrometry methods aimed at understanding the chemistry of single nerve cells, single vesicles; neural communication in cell networks and in the Drosophila nervous system; molecular messengers in cell differentiation; analytical chemistry methods; micro- and nanoscale; neurochemistry; chemical engineering; biochemistry and molecular biology; basic medicine
Prof. Dr. Antonino Germana
P/I Zebrafish Neuromorphology Lab, Section of Morphology, Department of Veterinary Scinces, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, Messina, 98168, Italy
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Interests: zebrafish; transgenic mice; immunohistochemistry; neurosciences; cell biology; electron microscopy; the involvement of growth factors and ionic channels in the development, maintenance and regeneration of central and peripheral nervous system with a special focus on sensory systems
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Graier
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Medical University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria
Tel. 43 (0)316 385 71963
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Interests: mitochondria; beta-cells; Ca2+ channels; Ca2+ signaling; energy metabolism; mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake; ion homeostasis; fluorescence probes; nitric oxide dynamics; endothelial cells; signal transduction; cell biology; physiology; diabetes mellitus; intermolecular FRET
Prof. Dr. Antonio Giordano
Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center of Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, BioLife Science Bldg. Suite 431,1900 N 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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Interests: cell cycle; tumor suppressor genes; oncology; genomics; epigenetic; gene therapy; breast cancer; mesothelioma; lung cancer; gynecological cancer; brain cancer; lymphoma
Prof. Dr. Ulf Hanefeld
Biocatalysis & Organic Chemistry, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: enzyme catalysis; dynamic kinetic resolutions; enzyme immobilisation
Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Neurofarba Department, Sezione di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Nutraceutiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) 50019, Italy
Tel. +39-055-4573729/3005; Fax: +39-055-4573385
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Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases; anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Structure-Based Drug Design
Special Issue: Cancer Metabolomics 2016
Special Issue: Pathogen Legionella pneumophila
Special Issue: Enzyme-Inhibitor Interaction as Examples of Molecular Recognition
Special Issue: Sulfonamides
Special Issue: Carbonic Anhydrases and Metabolism
Special Issue: Carbonic Anhydrase in Marine Organism
Special Issue: Metalloenzyme Inhibitors and Activators
Special Issue: Protease and Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors and Their Roles in Pathological Processes
Prof. Dr. Koji Sode
Department of Biotechnology, Department of Industrial Technology and Innovation Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2-24-16 Nakacho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
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Interests: protein engineering; enzyme engineering; biosensors; biosensing; biomedical engineering; biomolecular engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biomolecular Engineering and Bioelectronics
Prof. Dr. Ester Boix
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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Interests: host-pathogen interactions; antimicrobial peptides; enzymology; ribonucleases; eosinophil granule proteins; glycosaminoglycan binding proteins; innate immunity; protein crystallography
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Antimicrobial RNases in Host Defense
Prof. Dr. Sabrina Angelini
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Via Irnerio, n 48, IT-40126, Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 051 2091787; Fax: +39 051 2091780
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Interests: Pharmacogenetic studies; biomarkers of effect and susceptibility in population exposed to pollutants; Epidemiological studies in population exposed to ionizing radiation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine
Special Issue: Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Medicine 2016
Prof. Dr. Céline Audet
Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Universite du Quebec a Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Tel. +1-418-723-1986; Fax: +1-418-724-1842
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Interests: environmental physiology; marine biology; fish; crustaceans; diadromous migrations; aquaculture; fisheries; stress response; reproductive success; metabolism
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey H. Boatright
Lab B-5500, Emory Eye Center, 1365-B Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Tel. 404 778-4113; Fax: +1 404 778 2231
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Interests: molecular vision; retina-specific gene regulation, oligonucleotide-directed DNA repair gene therapy, transcleral ionotophoretic delivery of pharmaceuticals and DNA constructs, bile acids and other endogenous anti-apoptotics in treatment of retinal degeneration
Prof. Dr. Julian Borejdo
Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, University of North Texas, Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Tel. 817 735 2106
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Interests: muscles; interactions between actin and myosin; biochemical approach to determine the proximity of actin to myosin; physico-chemical approach to measure the orientation of myosin in vivo; molecular biology approach (cloning mutants of myosin) to establish the role of various amino acid residues in muscle functions
Prof. Dr. Charles A. Collyer
School of Molecular Bioscience, G08 - Biochemistry Building, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Interests: protein structure and function; anaerobic bacteria; bacterial adhesins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Protein Crystallography in Molecular Biology
Special Issue: Protein Crystallography in Molecular Biology 2015
Dr. T. G. Emyr Davies
Principal Research Scientist, Pesticide Resistance Group, Department of Biological Chemistry & Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1582 763133 x 2759; Fax: +44 (0)1582 760981
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Interests: voltage gated sodium channels; ryanodine receptors; synthetic pyrethroid insecticides; DDT; neonicotinoid insecticides; fiprol insecticides; pesticide resistance; aphids; whitefly; diamondback moth; brown planthoppers; bed bugs; bee toxicogenomics; bee learning and memory; varroa; insect transgenesis; insect rearing; molecular entomology; agricultural entomology; target site resistance to insecticides; integrated pest management; beneficial insects; ticks; mites
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Entomology of Insects of Economic Importance
Dr. Gregor Drummen
Cellular Stress and Ageing Program, Bionanoscience and Bioimaging Program, BNS, 33647 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: quantum dots; bionanotechnology; two-photon fluorescence imaging; cellular imaging; fluorescence microscopy; cancer; cell signaling; oxidative stress; lipids and biomembranes; lipid peroxidation; antioxidants; renal pathobiology; extracellular vesicles; Super-resolution microscopy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Quantum Dots: From Synthesis to Applications in Biomedicine and Life Sciences
Special Issue: Fluorophores - The Fluorescent Toolbox in Biological and Biomedical Research
Special Issue: Redox Signaling in Biology and Patho-Biology
Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Ageing
Special Issue: Focus on Extracellular Vesicles
Special Issue: Lumino and Fluorophores—Illuminating Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Richard R. Ernst *
Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Paulistrasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Fax: +41 1 632 1257
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Interests: NMR; physical chemistry
* Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Walter Herzog
Faculty of Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Fax: +1 403 284 3553
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Interests: musculoskeletal biomechanics; muscle mechanics; mechanisms of contraction; joint biomechanics; osteoarthritis; clinical biomechanics; sport biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Cheorl-Ho Kim
Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Sungkyukwan University, 2066, Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu, Suwon-Si, Gyeong Gi, Korea
Tel. +82-31-290-7002; Fax: +82-31-290-7015
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Interests: glycobiology; sialobiology; sialyltransferase; N-glycan; O-glycan; glycolipid; sphingolipid; glycoprotein; surface sugar; ganglioside; sialic acid; sialyl Le antigen; lectin; galectin; siglec; ER-Golgi glyosylation; sugar–receptor interaction; innate immune; xenotransplantation; cell–cell interaction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Glycan–Receptor Interaction
Special Issue: Glycan–Receptor Interaction 2017
Prof. Dr. Med. Florian Lang
Physiologisches Institut I, Universität Tübingen, Gmelinstrasse 5, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29 5618
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
Prof. Dr. Li Lin
College of Animal Sciences and Technology, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou, China
Interests: aquatic animal diseases; immunity responses; innate immunity;vaccine development; viral diseases; bacterial diseases; virus replication; virus infection and interferons; virus epidemic and host range; chicken yolk antibody (IgY); genome sequences; transcriptome analysis; high throughput sequencing; loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay (LAMP)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Fish Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Masatoshi Maki
Department of Applied Molecular Biosciences, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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Interests: calcium-binding protein; calcium signaling; protein-protein interaction; transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation; protein structure; membrane trafficking
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Metalloproteins
Special Issue: Metalloproteins 2017
Special Issue: Calcium Binding Proteins
Prof. Dr. Charles J. Malemud
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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Interests: biology of the musculoskeletal system; intracellular signal transduction pathways; inflammation; pro-inflammatory, anti-Inflammatory & anabolic cytokines; apoptosis; matrix metalloproteinases; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; fibromyalgia; autoimmune disorders
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Apoptotic Chondrocytes and Osteoarthritis
Special Issue: Musculoskeletal Diseases Therapy
Special Issue: Articular Cells and Tissues in Health and Osteoarthritis
Prof. Dr. Herbert Schneckenburger
Institute of Applied Research, Aalen University, Beethovenstr. 1, 73430 Aalen, Germany
Tel. +49 7361 576-3401
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Interests: biomedical optics; microscopy; fluorescence; FRET
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Single Molecules
Special Issue: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
Special Issue: Laser Application in Life Sciences
Special Issue: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) 2015
Special Issue: Laser Application in Life Sciences 2017
Special Issue: Laser Application in Life Sciences 2018
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Stathopoulos
Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 1 Asklipiou st., 26504 Patras, Greece
Fax: +30 2610 969167
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Interests: tRNA; mRNA; riboswitches; antibiotics; aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases; ribonucleases; translation; ribosome; tRFs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Non-Coding RNAs
Special Issue: Non-Coding RNAs 2012
Special Issue: Functions of Transfer RNAs
Prof. Dr. Irmgard Tegeder
Pharmazentrum Frankfurt, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, Bd. 74, 4th Fl, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fax: 00 49 69 6301 7636
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Interests: nerve injury and neuropathic pain; pain and aging; central adaptations to chronic pain; multiple sclerosis; neuroinflammation; neuro-immunologic communication; redox signaling; nitric oxide; endocannabinoids and other lipid signaling molecules; progranulin; autophagy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Feature Annual Reviews in Molecular Sciences
Special Issue: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pain
Special Issue: Neuronal Protein Homeostasis in Health and Disease
Special Issue: Pain and Inflammation
Prof. Dr. Ritva Tikkanen
Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 24, D-35392, Giessen, Germany
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Interests: signal transduction; receptor tyrosine kinases; mitogen-activated protein kinases; endosomal sorting; lysosome biogenesis; lysosomal storage diseases; cell adhesion; cell polarity
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Signal Transduction 2016
Special Issue: Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Novel Concepts, Therapeutic Aspects and Beyond
Special Issue: Molecular Features of Lysosomal Storage Disorders
Special Issue: Mitogen Activated Protein Kinases: Functions in Signal Transduction and Human Diseases
Prof. Dr. Vsevolod V. Gurevich
Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, 2200 Pierce Avenue, Preston Research Building, rm 417D, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Tel. +1 (615) 322-7070; Fax: +1 (615) 343-6532
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Interests: arrestin proteins; structure-function; protein engineering; GPCR signaling; GPCR trafficking; receptor regulation; cell proliferation; apoptosis; MAP kinases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Regulation
Prof. Dr. Patrick C.Y. Woo
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
Tel. +852-2255-4715; Fax: +852-2855-1241
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Interests: microbial genomics; microbial metabolomics; novel microbes discovery; emerging infectious diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Viruses and Bats
Special Issue: Microbial Genomics and Metabolomics
Special Issue: Host-Microbe Interaction
Special Issue: Virus Comparative Genomics
Prof. Dr. Kun Yan Zhu
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Tel. +1 (785) 532-4721; Fax: +1 (785) 532-6232
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Interests: chitin biosynthesis and metabolism in insects; insecticide modes of action and detoxification; mechanisms of insecticide resistance; RNA interference in insects
Associate Professor Christo Z. Christov
Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Fax: +44 191 227 3519
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Interests: computational biomolecular science; enzyme mechanisms; protein conformational dynamics; biomolecular spectroscopy; combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical methods (QM/MM); quantum chemistry; molecular dynamics; protein-ligands interactions; bioinorganic electronic structure and mechanisms
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Computational, Structural and Spectroscopic Studies of Enzyme Mechanisms, Inhibition and Dynamics
Topical Collection: Proteins and Protein-Ligand Interactions
Special Issue: Computational Studies of Structure-Dynamics-Function Relationships in Biomolecules
Dr. Mateus Webba da Silva
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Coleraine Cromore Road, BT51 1SA, UK
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Interests: DNA structural nanotechnology, structural biology, nucleic acids structure; protein structure; biomolecular NMR; biophysical spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Clifford Louime
College of Natural Sciences, University of a Puerto Rico, Ave. Ponce de Leon, San Juan, PR, USA
Tel. 787-764-0000 Ext. 4718
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Interests: applications of genomics sciences to bioenergy and the environment
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biofuels R&D: Securing the Planet's Future Energy Needs
Prof. Dr. Zdenek Wimmer
Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Isotope Laboratory, Videnska 1083, CZ-14220 Prague 4, Czech Republic and Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds, The University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Technicka 5, CZ-16628 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Fax: +420 241 062 150
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Interests: biocatalysis; enzymic reaction; enzymic resolution; microorganism; asymmetric synthesis; plant-product-based compounds for pharmacology; nanostructured materials; supramolecular chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. António J. C. Varandas
Departamento de Quimica, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal
Tel. +351 239 835867; Fax: +351 239 835867/827703
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Interests: potential energy surfaces; electronic structure calculations; intermolecular forces; chemical dynamics; non-adiabatic effects; chemistry of atmospheric ozone
Prof. Dr. David C. Clary
Magdalen College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 4AU, UK
Tel. +44 020 7679 1488; Fax: +44 020 7679 4560
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Interests: quantum theory of chemical reactions and molecular properties
Dr. Jesus Vicente De Julián Ortiz
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Av. Vicent Andrés Estellés, 0, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain.
Fax: +34 (9) 63879444
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Interests: molecular topology; topological indices; drug design; virtual combinatorial synthesis; virtual screening; linear models; QSAR; statistical validation; antituberculosis; antimalarial; antialzheimer; antineoplastic; telomerase inhibitors; insecticides; 5-HT receptors ligands; interaction SDA-zeolite; microporous oxides modeling; templating
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Virtual Combinatorial Synthesis and Drug Design
Prof. Dr. Gérard Vergoten
UMR CNRS 8576, Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle, University of Science and Technology, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Tel. 33 320337150
Interests: protein-ligand interactions; structural glycobiology; molecular modeling; empirical force fields; vibrational spectroscopy; molecular dynamics; computational chemistry
Prof. Dr. Daniel Rittschof
Duke Marine Lab, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
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Interests: environmentally benign fouling management; biological glues; peptide phermones and signals; chemcial ecology; toxicology; environment androgens and estrogens; plastic leachates and terratogenicity; conservation coupling between whooping cranes and blue crab prey; blue crab ecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: New Non (Limited)-Toxic Antifouling Solutions
Special Issue: Settlement & Metamorphosis of Marine Invertebrate Larvae
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