Quan Zou University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Quan Zou
Dr. Quan Zou is a Professor of Computer Science at Tianjin University. He completed his PH.D. from the Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R.China in 2009. From 2009 to 2015, he remained an assistant and associate professor in the Xiamen University, P.R.China. His research is in the areas of bioinformatics, machine learning and parallel computing. Several related works have been published by Science, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, etc. The data of Google scholar showed that more than 100 of his papers have been cited for more than 2000 times (update in 2016.9).
Palok Aich School of Biological Sciences (National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) IOP Campus Bhubaneswar, Odisha India Biography
Biography of Palok Aich
Dr. Palok Aich is currently an associate professor of Biology. He got his masters in Physical Chemistry and PhD in Biophysics. Currently he is working in the area of gut microbiome and gut-brain-gut axis. He has original work in the area of psychological stress in cattle model and also in humans using systems biology approach.
He also looks after international affairs of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER).
Jun (Luke) Huan University of Kansas Lawrence, KS USA Biography
Biography of Jun (Luke) Huan
Dr. Jun (Luke) Huan is the Chief Scientist and Chief Executive Officer of Styling. AI, a start-up providing Al services to the fashion industry. Before that, he served as a Distinguished Scientist and the Head of Big Data Lab at Baidu Inc. Dr Huan works on Data Science, AI, Deep Learning, and Data Mining. His research is recognized internationally. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading conferences and journals and has supervised ten PhD students. He was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2009. His group won several best paper awards from leading international conferences. His service record includes Program Co-Chair of IEEE BIBM in 2015, IEEE Big Data in 2019, and IEEE ICDM in 2020.
Ali Masoudi-Nejad University of Tehran Tehran Iran
Ivan Yurievich Iourov Mental Health Research Center Moscow Russian Federation Biography
Biography of Ivan Yurievich Iourov
Ivan Y. Iourov heads the laboratory of molecular brain genetics at Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia. His research is focused on biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases, molecular genetics and bioinformatics. He is author/co-author of 4 books and 220 articles/book chapters. Prof Iourov is a founder of Molecular Cytogenetics, editor-in-chief of Journal of Neurology and Epidemiology, and editor of Current Genomics and Current Bioinformatics (regional editor). The results of his research were distinguished by a number of awards, among which SciVal/Scopus Award Russia 2012 (Elsevier prize), and VM Bekhterev’s Prize he received were for the highest scientific achievements in neurology and psychiatry, the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation and Blue Bird Award (Russian National Award) for the achievements in helping people with rare diseases, improvement of the legislation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with rare diseases, and scientific research in the field of rare diseases and orphan drugs.
H. Lin University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu China Biography
Biography of H. Lin
Dr. Hao Lin is a Professor of Center for Informational Biology at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He received his Ph.D. from Inner Mongolia University, P.R. China in 2007. His researches are focused on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in SCI-indexed journals. His publications have been cited over 6,000 times with H-index of 40 in Google Scholar (update in 2018.9). Homepage is http://lin-group.cn/.
Jianxin Wang Central South University Hunan China Biography
Biography of Jianxin Wang
Dr. Jianxin Wang is the Associate Dean and a full professor in School of Information Science and Engineering,Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China. He received his B.Sc. (Computer Science) and M.Sc. (Computer Science) from Central South University of Technology, China, in 1992 and 1996, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Central South University, China, in 2001. His research interests include genome analysis and assembly, biological network analysis, network medicine and big data analytics for healthcare, etc. He has published more than 100 papers, which have been published in various journals (Bioinformatics, Algorithmica, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Methods, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, etc), conferences (ISMB, BIBM, GIW, ISBRA, etc) and books. He is a co-inventor of more than twenty patents in China, and has received many awards from agencies such as NSFC and Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Frontiers Section Editors
Tao Huang Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai China Biography
Biography of Tao Huang
Tao Huang is the Director of Bioinformatics Core Facility at Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. His research interests include bioinformatics, computational biology, systems genetics and big data research. He has published over 150 articles which have been cited for 4723 times with an h-index of 32 and an i10-index of 87. He has been reviewer for over 50 journals. He is Editor for various books and journals.
Le Zhang Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Le Zhang
Dr. Le Zhang is vice President of the Computer Science Department of the Sichuan University in China. He received his bachelor degree in Beijing Institute of Technology, and the master and Ph.D degree from Louisiana Tech University in 2005 as well as a three years Postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School Between 2005 and 2008. His research interests include biological data mining; high performance computing for bio-computing, artificial intelligence and numerical analysis for bioinformatics.
Section: Computational Epigenetics
Wei Chen Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Chengdu China Biography
Biography of Wei Chen
Dr. Wei Chen is a full Professor of North China University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Inner Mongolia University, P.R. China in 2010. His researches are focused on computational and comparative genomics and proteomics. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in SCI-indexed journals. His publications have been cited over 6,000 times with the H-index of 40 as indicated in Google Scholar
Section: Computational Biology
P.-F. Du Tianjin University Tianjin China Biography
Biography of P.-F. Du
Dr. Pu-Feng Du is an associate professor of College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University. He received his Ph. D. from Bioinformatics Division of Tsinghua National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University. He began to work as an assistant professor in Tianjin University since 2010. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2013, he worked as a visiting postdoc fellow in the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, under the Hong Kong Scholar Programs. His research interest includes computational analysis of biological sequences, computational prediction of functional attributes genes, analysis of heterogeneous biological networks and developing efficient algorithms and software implementations for computational biology. He has published over 40 academic papers in the area of bioinformatics, computational biology and pattern recognition.
Section: Computational Genomics
Watshara Shoombuatong Faculty of Medical Technology Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand Biography
Biography of Watshara Shoombuatong
Dr. Watshara is an Assistant Professor in the Data Mining and Biomedical Informatics,
Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University. He has a very strong
specialty in machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics and computational
biology, and protein and peptide sequence analysis. He is motivated to develop
interpretable bioinformatics tools to provide a more in-depth understanding of the
basis and important factor in enhancing a biological activity of protein and peptide.
He has published over 53 peer-reviewed papers in SCI-indexed
Dr. Wei Leyi received his Ph.D. degree at Xiamen University, China, in 2016. He is currently a Professor at School of Software, Shandong University, Jinan, China. He has scientific background in the field of bioinformatics, machine learning, and computational biology, etc. He has been amongst the most productive authors in the field of Bioinformatics.
Section: Artificial Intelligence for Bioinformatics
FangXiang Wu University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK Canada Biography
Biography of FangXiang Wu
FANG-XIANG WU is currently a full professor in College of Engineering and Department of
Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. His research mainly focuses on Artificial
Intelligence, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics,
Medical Image Analytics, Complex Network Analytics. So far, he has published more than 360
refereed journal/conference papers. Dr. Wu is serving as the editorial board member of six
international journals and as the guest editor of numerous international journals and as the
program committee chair or member of many international conferences. He is a senior IEEE
Book Review Editor
Marta Bertolaso University Campus Bio-Medico Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Marta Bertolaso
Marta Bertolaso is Assistant Professor for Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Engineering and in the Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific and Technological Practice at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. She is the promoter and coordinator of BioTechnoPractice (www.biotechnopractice.org) and she works in different funded research projects dealing with the new epistemological and philosophical challenges in the fields of ‘Philosophy of Life Sciences’, ‘In Silico Medicine’, ‘Philosophy of organized systems’, and ‘Care Sciences and Management’. She has been lecturer for philosophy of science and bioethics in different universities in Italy, Munich and St. Louis (USA) She has published about 50 scientific papers and 3 volumes.
Luisa Di Paola University Campus Bio-Medico Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Luisa Di Paola
Dr. Di Paola got her doctorate in Chemical Industrial Processes at the University Roma “La Sapienza”. She collaborated, during her doctorate, with prof. JM Prausnitz and H. Blanch at the University of California at Berkeley. Currently she is Assistant Professor at the University Campus Biomedico in Rome.
Her research interests span from bioinformatics to biotechnological processes. She’s author of 45 papers on international journals and books. She’s Editor-in-chief of the "International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review", Associate Editor for Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics; Advances in Systems Biology; International Journal of Medical Biotechnology & Genetics(IJMBG) and Book Review Editor for "Current Bioinformatics".
Editorial Board Members
K.V.R. Chary Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai India
Dr. Peng Chen is currently an Professor at Anhui University, and Adjunct Professor at Hefei Institute of Intelligent Machine, Chinese Academy Sciences. He received his Ph.D degree from University of Science and Technology of China. From 2006 to 2014, he served as a senior research associate in City University of HongKong, a postdoc fellow or Research Fellow in foreign countries. Dr. Chen's research interests include machine learning and data mining with applications to bioinformatics, computer vision, etc. He has published more than 100 high quality referred papers in top conferences and journals.
Z. Chen Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN USA Biography
Biography of Z. Chen
Zhongxue Chen received a PhD in Statistics from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX in 2007. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor of Biostatistics from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. His research interests are Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, and Biostatistics. He has published more than 50 articles in well-reputed journals. Besides, he has won several awards such as Excellent Student Award, 1991-1992 academic year, Changchun Normal University, Tharp Endowed Award, 2002, University of South Florida, and many more. Dr Chen is also providing several services such as an Academic Editor, PLoS ONE (2013), Associate Editor, BMC Genomics (2014), and Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (2014).
X. Chen China University of Mining and Technology Xuzhou China Biography
Biography of X. Chen
Xing Chen Professor of School of Information and Control Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology and founding director of Institute of Bioinformatics, China University of Mining and Technology. His research interests include big data analytics for healthcare, etc. He serves as associate editor of several academic journals, such as Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Plant Science, BMC Systems Biology, Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences. He also serves as editorial board member of Scientific Reports, Current Protein & Peptide Science, Current Proteomics. In recent years, he published 98 SCI papers in the journals such as Bioinformatics, PLOS Computational Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Cell Death & Disease.
L. Chen Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of L. Chen
Dr. Chen received Ph.D. degree in System Analysis and Integration from East China Normal University, Shanghai. Currently, he is an associated professor in College of Information Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University. Dr. Chen is in charge of the academic degree of Software & Theory of Computer. His interests include bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, graph theory, and algorithm design. Up to now, he has published more than 90 scientific publications.
L.-L. Chen Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan China Biography
Biography of L.-L. Chen
Dr. Chen obtained a doctor of science degree from Tianjin University, China. Currently she is a full Professor in Huazhong Agricultural University, P. R. China. Her research interests include genome and transcriptome analysis of bacteria and plants, construction of metabolic and protein-protein interaction network, plant genome re-sequencing analysis. She has published more than 50 scientific publications in the recent ten years. Dr. Chen also wins “the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University” in China.
M. Chen Zhejiang University Hangzhou, P.R China Biography
Biography of M. Chen
Dr. Ming Chen received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2004. Currently he is working as a full Professor in Bioinformatics at College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University. His group research work mainly focuses on the systems biology, computational and functional analysis of transcriptomics, and bioinformatics research and application for plant sciences. Prof. Chen is serving as an academic leader in Bioinformatics at Zhejiang University. He is the president of the Bioinformatics society of Zhejiang Province, China. He serves as a committee member of Chinese societies for "Computational Systems Biology", "Functional Genomics & Systems Biology" and "Biomedical Information Technology".
J. Fang National Cancer Institute Bethesda, MD USA Biography
Biography of J. Fang
Dr. Jianwen Fang is a Computational Biologist at the National Cancer Institute, USA. Previously, he was the Director of Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory at the University of Kansas before he joined NCI in 2013. He obtained his Bachelor's degree at Peking University, a Master’s degree at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China, and a PhD degree at Wayne State University. His research interests include integrated data analysis, data-mining algorithms, systems biology, structural bioinformatics, software and database development, computational drug discovery. He is the author/co-author of over 100 scientific papers.
Z. Ghosh Division of Bioinformatics Bose Institute Kolkata India Biography
Biography of Z. Ghosh
Dr. Ghosh did her doctorate (Ph.D.) in Bioinformatics from Indian Association for the Cultivation of
Science, Kolkata, India. She continued her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University, California, USA
and is currently Assistant Professor at Bose Institute, India. She works in the area of Stem cells and
regulatory RNAs. She has published more than 30 scientific publications and is currently an editorial
board member of this journal. She was an Associate of the Indian Academy of Science.
J. He Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan, Hubei China Biography
Biography of J. He
Dr. He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology from the Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. Currently Dr. He is a Professor in the Huazhong Agricultural University. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the research and teaching. His research interests are bacterial genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, the regulation functions of bacterial second messenger molecules c-di-AMP and c-di-GMP, and metabolic engineering. He has published more than 80 scientific publications and nine issued China patents.
Dr. He also is the Editor of two Chinese journals (the Bioresources and the Journal of Microbiology).
A. Hesham Genetics Department, Assiut University Assiut Egypt Biography
Biography of A. Hesham
Dr. Abd El-Latif Hesham is Associate Professor of Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology at Assiut University, Egypt. He graduated and did his M.Sc. from Genetics department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt and his PhD degree from Chinese academy of Sciences in Microbial Genetics and Environmental Meta-Genome Biotechnology. He acquired postdoctoral studies from CAS-TWAS. He is expert in molecular biological techniques. He has authored more than 50 papers in reputed journals. He has organized several international conferences in biotechnology and serving as an Associate editor and Editorial Board member for international reputed journals with high impact factors.
Dr. Guang Hu is an Associate Professor of School of Biology and Basic Medical Sciences at
Soochow University. He received his Ph.D. degrees from Lanzhou University in 2010. From 2010
to 2011, and 2014 and 2015, he worked at KU Leuven and Pittsburg University. His research
interest is in developing network models for protein structures, dynamics and interactions. He
has published more than 50 papers, and served as lead Guest Editor of “Biomed Research
International” and others.
M. Ibrahim COMSATS University Islamabad Islamabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of M. Ibrahim
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biosciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research interests are Genomics, Proteomics and Transcriptomics data analysis and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction. Dr. Ibrahim has numerous peer reviewed publications, honors and awards to his credit. He did his PhD in Plant Pathology (Microbial Genomics and Proteomic) from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2012.
J. Jeyakanthan Alagappa University Karaikudi India Biography
Biography of J. Jeyakanthan
Dr. Jeyakanthan received his PhD in Crystallography and Biophysics from University of Madras, India, in 2000. Currently, he is working as a Professor and Head in the Department of Bioinformatics at Alagappa University, Karaikudi. His research focuses on unraveling the Structural and Functional aspects of thermophilic model organisms, such as Thermus thermophilus HB8 and Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3 that share equivalent similarity to human genome. Also, his group is working on the structural aspects of various drug targets from Life-threatening diseases (Cancer, Diabetes, Chikungunya, Dengue, Filariasis and Serratia marcescens. He is serving in academic and research councils of various institutes in India. He is the Vice-President of Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery Society.
K. K. Kim Sungkyunkwan University Suwon Korea Biography
Biography of K. K. Kim
Dr. Kyeong Kyu Kim obtained a PhD degree in Chemistry from Seoul National University, Korea. Currently, Dr. Kim is a professor at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 20 issued Korean or U.S patents. Dr. Kim has been working on the structural and bioinformatics studies of proteins in signaling pathways and also on non-canonical DNA such as Z-DNA and G-quadraplex DNA.
M. Kozak Mickiewicz University Poznan Poland
Z.-P Liu Shandong University Jinan China Biography
Biography of Z.-P Liu
Zhi-Ping Liu is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, China. He received his BS and MS in Mathematics from Shandong University in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and a PhD from Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. He formerly worked as an Associate Professor at the Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests are Bioinformatics and Machine Learning.
B. Mallick National Institute of Technology-Rourkela Rourkela, Odisha India
B. Niu Shanghai University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of B. Niu
Bing Niu is an Associate Professor in the School of Life Science at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. His research has focused upon the novel algorithms for bioinformatics techniques and drug design, and has led to authorship on over 50 scientific articles which have been cited more than 500. Currently, he served as guest editor of BioMedResearch International and Current Pharmaceutical Design.
A. Paiardini Sapienza University of Rome Rime Italy Biography
Biography of A. Paiardini
Dr. Alessandro Paiardini did his graduation from Sapienza University of Rome in 2001. Later, he did PhD in Biochemistry from Sapienza University of Rome in 2005. Since 2017, he is an Associate Professor (Permanent Position) Biochemical Sciences “A. Rossi Fanelli” in the Sapienza University of Rome. His research interests concern protein interaction with small molecules and inhibitors and specific binding interactions between small molecules and proteins Dr. Paiardini has numerous honors, awards and publications to his credit.
E. Paquet National Research Council Ontario, ON Canada Biography
Biography of E. Paquet
Dr. Paquet obtained a Ph. D. in Computer Vision from Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. He is a Senior Research Officer in the Vaccines Program at the National Research Council. Dr. Paquet is also an adjunct professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He has published more than 125 scientific publications and he holds 3 patents. He is currently pursuing research on computational vaccinology and computer vision.
F.J.P. Prado University of Quintana Roo (UQROO) Chetumal Mexico Biography
Biography of F.J.P. Prado
Dr. Prado obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmacy from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After graduation in PhD program, Dr. Prado worked as post-doctoral fellow in academy at CINVESTAV, Mexico (1 year) and University of Porto, Portugal (1+ year). Dr. Prado successfully finished the 3-year term post-doctoral research contract in chemoinformatics & bioinformatics at USC, Spain. At present he is a Full Professor at the University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. He is involved in more than 60 publications; including papers in JCR journals, book chapters, editor of book “Complex Network Entropy: From Molecules to Biology, Parasitology, Technology, Social, Legal, and Neurosciences” and doctorate degree director.
H. Pérez-Sánchez University of Murcia Murcia Spain Biography
Biography of H. Pérez-Sánchez
Dr. Sanchez has contributed to computational and physical chemistry with several methodological developments, implementing them in high performance computing (HPC) architectures (Supercomputers, GPUs) so that they can be accessed by other researchers either as standalone software packages or web tools. Some of them have been commercialized directly with industry. Dr. Sanchez has applied these developments directly into drug discovery projects (blood anticoagulants, Parkinson, Alzheimer, cancer, Fabry disease, anti-inflammatories, Zika virus, DNA, etc) for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data (encapsulation processes, ion channels, nutraceuticals, etc). He is expert in Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Molecular Modeling, Molecular Dynamics, Computational Chemistry, Density Functional Theory, Drug Discovery, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
S.R. Rackovsky Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of S.R. Rackovsky
Shalom Rackovsky is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. Prof. Rackovsky received a BA in Chemistry from Yeshiva University and completed his PhD in Chemical Physics at MIT, working with Prof. Robert Silbey. He was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, with Prof. Adi Eisenberg, and at Cornell University with Prof. Harold Scheraga. His research interests are principally in computational biology, with a special interest in the foundations of protein bioinformatics, and their applications to problems in protein folding. He also has an interest in charge dynamics in condensed systems.
H.-B. Shen Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai China
J. Skolnick Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA Biography
Biography of J. Skolnick
Jeffrey Skolnick is Director of the Center for the Study of Systems Biology, Mary and Maisie Gibson Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Computational Systems Biology as well as Professor in Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. He has focused on the development of computational algorithms and their application to proteomes for the prediction of protein structure and function, the prediction of small molecule ligand-protein interactions with applications to drug discovery, the prediction of off-target uses of existing drugs, and the exploration of the interplay between protein physics and evolution in determining protein structure and function. Among his awards is the SURA Distinguished Scientist Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Biophysical Society. He is the author of over 370 publications, has an h-index of 81, and has served on numerous editorial boards.
M. Soloviev Royal Holloway, University of London Surrey UK
D. Sun Memorial Sloan Kettering Manhattan, NY USA Biography
Biography of D. Sun
Dr. Daochun Sun is a Senior Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the School of Medicine at Wayne State University. He has the postdoctoral training in UT Southwestern Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with research experiences in developmental biology, functional genomics, and cancer genetics. His publications focus on cancer models, cancer subtyping, and tumours in the central and peripheral nerve system.
S. Toppo University of Padova Padova Italy Biography
Biography of S. Toppo
S. Toppo is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Padua, Italy. He began his studies in molecular biology and bioinformatics and obtained a BSc in Biology and PhD in Biotechnology in 1994 and 2001, respectively. As a group leader he investigated genome-scale, high throughput sequencing projects, genome assembly and protein function prediction. He is also expert in the study of specific protein families, such as glutathione peroxidases. His research fields of interest are bioinformatics, function prediction of proteins, study of protein families, protein structure prediction and analysis, study at quantum level of theory of catalytic sites, phylogeny, mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics both identification and label free quantitation, lipidomics data analysis, genome sequencing data analysis, genome assembly, transcriptomics analysis and RNA-seq mapping and quantitation, studies of viral and bacterial genomes, analysis of genome sequences searching for promoters, SNP and UTR regulatory regions.
K.K.L. Wong The University of Adelaide Adelaide Australia Biography
Biography of K.K.L. Wong
Kelvin Kian Loong Wong obtained a B.Eng (Hons, 2001) in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, a MAIT (2003) in Applied Information Technology from The University of Sydney, followed by a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2009) from The University of Adelaide. Dr Kelvin Wong has more than 10 yearsâ€™ experience of medical imaging, computational hemodynamics and simulation modelling experience. From 2006 to 2009, he was doing research work on computerized medical imaging and cardiac flow analysis. Since 2009 till now, he is involved in computational fluid and solid dynamics. In 2013, he began working on discrete element method with applications in biological systems at The University of Western Australia.
S. Xiaofeng Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nanjing China Biography
Biography of S. Xiaofeng
Dr. Song Xiaofeng obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2003) in Control Theory and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Xiaofeng is currently employed as Professor, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of DNA Methylation, Expression Profiling, Gene Expression and Chromatin Biology, Functional Genomics, Clustering, Algorithms, Gene Regulation, etc. Dr. Xiaofeng has published over 55 manuscripts, and his documents have received citations greater than 600.
Z. Xie Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou China Biography
Biography of Z. Xie
Dr. Zhi Xie is a Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He also holds an appointment as a Vice Director of National Institute of Health Data Science, Sun Yat-sen University. He obtained his PhD in Computational Systems Biology at Lincoln University, New Zealand, in 2007. His lab currently focuses on two research areas: (1) Post-transcriptional regulation and translational regulation of gene expression. (2) Development of methods and database for analyzing large-scale biological and medical data.
H. Xu QIAGEN Sciences Inc Frederick, MD USA Biography
Biography of H. Xu
Dr. Huilei obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Dr. Huilei Xu is currently a Scientist in the Research Department at Alnylam in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Huilei Xu has years of experience in Machine Learning, high-throughput data analysis and systems biology. She has published more than 10scientific publications being cited over 400 times.
H-Y. Zhang Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan China Biography
Biography of H-Y. Zhang
Hong-Yu Zhang is currently a professor and Dean of College of Informatics in Huazhong Agricultural University. He completed his Ph.D. in biophysics at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. His research interest focuses on systems biology and chemical biology. Dr. Zhang has published 160+ articles in the related fields. He received Servier Young Investigator Prize from Chinese Pharmacological Society in 1999, Young Investigator Prize in Chemistry from Chinese Chemical Society in 2005 and Prize for Natural Science Research in 2011 from Ministry of Education, China.
S. Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China
Dr Zhao received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2005. He was a postdoc fellow at the University of Tokyo during 2006-2008, and joined the Institute of Systems Biology at Shanghai University in 2008 as an Associate Professor. Currently, he is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Tongji University. His research focuses on inference and analysis of molecular interaction networks, identification of disease genes, prediction of drug-protein interactions and drug combinations. He has published more than 60 journal papers.
W.J. Zheng University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of W.J. Zheng
Dr. Zheng obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UT Southwestern and MS in Computer Science from UT Dallas. Dr. Zheng is an associate professor and the director of Bioinformatics and High Performance Computing Service Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. Dr. Zheng is also the director of the Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research at UTHealth. Dr. Zheng is an expert in large scale data integration and visualization, and received PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Award in 2008.
P. Zhou University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) Chengdu China Biography
Biography of P. Zhou
Dr. Peng Zhou is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He received his Ph.D. from Zhejiang University, P.R.China in 2011. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a Post Doctor in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA. His research focuses mainly on the structure, functionality and stability of food proteins, especially dairy proteins and muscle proteins. He is also interested in the biochemical & physical properties of dairy foods and seafood, and their stability during processing and storage. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in SCI-indexed journals. His publications have been cited over 1,500 times with H-index of 25 in Google Scholar.
M. Zhou Wenzhou Medical University Wenzhou China Biography
Biography of M. Zhou
Dr. Meng Zhou received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Jilin University, China. He has been engaged in the study of bioinformatics since 2004. Currently, he is a full associated professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Ophthalmology & Optometry and Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China. His research interests include computational system biology, bioinformatics and application for human complex disease. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 1300 times with the H-index of 20 and i10-index of 29 as indicated in Google Scholar (update in 2019.02).
W.F. de Azevedo Jr. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul-PUCRS Porto Alegre - RS Brazil Biography
Biography of W.F. de Azevedo Jr.
Dr. Azevedo is professor of Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computational Systems Biology, Machine Learning and Drug Design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil (azevedolab.net). He is Regional Editor for Current Drug Target, member of the Editorial Board for Current Bioinformatics and PeerJ, and Guest Editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry. His research is focused on protein-ligand interactions. He works on the development of computational models to study protein-ligand interactions and their applications to drug design. He has over 170 publications with h-index of 35.
Associate Editorial Board Member
G. Huang Shaoyang University Shaoyang China Biography
Biography of G. Huang
Dr. Guohua Huang is currently a Full Professor at Provincial Key
Laboratory of Informational Service for Rural Area of Southwestern
Hunan, Shaoyang University. He received his Ph.D. in informatics and
system biology from Shanghai University. Prof. Huang’s research interest
focuses mainly on application of machine learning to the molecular
biology, drug design and drug repositioning. He has recently published
more than 50 scientific papers, served as a board member of the journal
Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, edited 4 special
issues as guest editor, and reviewed more than 50 manuscripts for more
than 20 peer-reviewed journals.
S. Kadhirvel SASTRA Deemed University Thanjavur India Biography
Biography of S. Kadhirvel
Dr. Saraboji received his Ph.D. in Crystallography and Biophysics from University of Madras, India, in 2006 and continued his postdoctoral research at Lund University, Sweden. Currently, he is working as a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics at SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur. His research is focused on understanding the protein structure-function relationship, mechanisms associated with protein folding and misfolding using structural biology, biophysics, bioinformatics and computational biology aspects. His research group is also interested to study protein-ligand recondition and structure-based drug design. He has published more than 30 research publications, and serves as a reviewer of scientific journals and a life member of Indian Biophysical Society and Indian Crystallographic Association.
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L. Chen Shanghai Maritime University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of L. Chen
Dr. Chen received Ph.D. degree in System Analysis and Integration from East China Normal University, Shanghai. Currently, he is an associate professor in College of Information Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University. Dr. Chen is in charge of the academic degree of Software & Theory of Computer. His interests include bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, graph theory, and algorithm design. He has published more than 90 scientific publications.
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Y. Zhang Chengdu University of Information Technology Sichuan China Biography
Biography of Y. Zhang
Dr. Yongqing Zhang is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, Chengdu University of Information and Technology, Chengdu, China. He has been awarded a degree of PhD in Computer Science from Sichuan University, China in 2016. He was a visiting PhD student at the University of California San Diego, USA. His research is in the areas of machine learning and bioinformatics and his several related works have been published by NAR, EAAI, CHEMOMETER LAB, etc.