Quan Zou Tianjin University Tianjin China Biography
Biography of Quan Zou
Dr. Quan Zou is a Professor of Computer Science at Tianjin University. He received his PH.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R.China in 2009. From 2009 to 2015, he is an assistant and associate professor in 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. Google scholar showed that his more than 100 papers have been cited 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
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), VM Bekhterev’s Prize 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.
Tuan D. Pham Linkoping University Linkoping Sweden Biography
Biography of Tuan D. Pham
I am a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Linkoping University, University Hospital Campus, Linkoping, Sweden. I was appointed as Professor and Leader of the Aizu Research Cluster for Medical Engineering and Informatics, and the Medical Image Processing Lab, both at the University of Aizu, Japan. Before my appointments in Japan, I was the Bioinformatics Research Group Leader at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. My current research focuses on image analysis and pattern recognition applied to medicine, biology, and mental health.
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 reviewers 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.
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 Rackovsky India
Z. Chen Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN USA
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. 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.
W. Chen North China University of Science and Technology Tangshan China Biography
Biography of W. 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
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. 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 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS USA
Z. Ghosh Bose Institute, Bioinformatics Centre 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.
F-B. Guo University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu, Sichuan China Biography
Biography of F-B. Guo
Feng-Biao Guo is a full professor at UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China). He has been engaged in the study of bioinformatics since 2001. His research interests currently focus on computational, comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics of microbes. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He often serves as reviewer for over 30 international journals such as Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics.
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 got 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 awarded postdoctoral studies from CAS-TWAS. He expert in molecular biological techniques. He has authored more than 50 papers in reputed journals. He expert and one of organizing committee for 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.
K. K. Kim Sungkyunkwan University Suwon Korea Biography
Biography of K. K. Kim
Editorial Advisory Board Member: 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
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.
Y. L. Orlov Novosibirsk State University Novosibirsk Russia Biography
Biography of Y. L. Orlov
Dr. Orlov is senior scientist at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, and Head of Computer genomics laboratory at the Novosibirsk State University. After PhD defense he had work at Genome Institute of Singapore, A-STAR, then in Novosibirsk got Doctor of Sciences degree and honorary Professor Title. Dr Orlov has authored more than 50 manuscript, served as editor at “Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics”, guest editor of “Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational biology”, BioMed Central journals. He is Program committee member of the BGRS\SB conference series on bioinformatics in Novosibirsk, Russia since 1998.
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” from Sapienza University of Rome. 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 finishing successfully 3-year term post-doctoral research contract in chemoinformatics & bioinformatics at USC, Spain. At present is Full Professor al University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. He has achieved 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
I have 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. I have applied these developments directly in drug discovery projects (blood anticoagulants, Parkinson, Alzheimer, cancer, Fabry disease, anti-inflammatories, Zika virus, DNA, etc) or for the analysis and interpretation of experimental data (encapsulation processes, ion channels, nutraceuticals, etc).
S.R. Rackovsky Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY USA
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. 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 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX USA
S. Toppo University of Padova Padova Italy Biography
Biography of S. Toppo
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 Group Leader he investigates
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. Research fields of interest are broad: 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.
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
R. Zhang Wayne State University Detroit, MI USA Biography
Biography of R. Zhang
Dr. Zhang obtained Ph.D. from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and received postdoctoral training at Harvard University. He is now an assistant professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University. Dr. Zhang has expertise in both bioinformatics and molecular genetics. Scientific contributions from his laboratory include the construction of the database of essential genes, and the identification of two novel lipid metabolism regulators, lipasin and Mnadk, both being encoded by previously uncharacterized genes.
X. Zhao Tongji University Shanghai China Biography
Biography of X. Zhao
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. 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.