Advisory Board and Editors Bioinformatics

Stefan Coassin

Molecular biologist at the Division of Genetic Epidemiology of the Medical University of Innsbruck. Lab head of the Sequencing and Genotyping Core Facility.

Major research focuses are the genetics of complex diseases with a special focus on lipid- and atherosclerosis related traits, next generation sequencing, the genetics of Lipoprotein(a), third generation sequencing and applied bioinformatics.

Tim M Collins

Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Director of FIU DNA Core facility. Past Program Director for NSF Division of Environmental Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity Cluster.

Research interests include: Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Biogeography, and Phylogeography: Rates, patterns, and mechanisms of molecular evolution , including nucleotide sequence evolution and mitochondrial gene order change, and consequences for phylogenetic reconstruction and reconstruction of ancestral states. Integration of molecular data with paleontological and morphological data. Using phylogenies to address biological questions.

Christopher Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, since 2015. Previously Junior Research Fellow, College Lecturer In Biochemistry and various postdocs at the University of Oxford (2013-15). Working on DNA replication, genome integrity and transcription factors in human cancers (and also in prokaryotes). Additional interests in phylogenomics and novel protein expression systems.

Keith A Crandall

Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Past Chair of the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University. PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

Xiangqin Cui

Xiangqin Cui is an associate professor in the Biostatistics Department, Section on Statistical Genetics, at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her Ph.D in Genetics at Iowa State University in 2001 and a three-year postdoctoral training in statistical genetics at the Jackson Laboratory afterwards. Her research is on experimental design and data analyses of high-throughput experiments including microarray, next-generation sequencing, statistical genetics/genomics, epigenomics.

Daniele D'Agostino

Daniele D'Agostino, Ph.D. is member of the “Computing Architectures and High Performance Computing of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - Enrico Magenes (IMATI) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) since October 2001. The diffusion of parallel and distributed computing puts the activity on the research group at the forefront of many initiatives. The highlight is on the achievements of three related FP7 projects, DRIHMS, DRIHM, DRIHM2US, aimed at the design and implementation of a research e-Infrastructure for hydro-meteorology studies of extreme events.
He actively participated to the COST Action IC0805 Open European Network for High Performance Computing on Complex Environments, where IMATI has been Italian Member of the Management Committee. In 2014 he was a co-chair of the 22nd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and network based Processing. He co-authored more than 80 papers on international journals, books and conference proceedings. He acted also as co-guest editor of several special issues of ISI international.

Martin Daumer

Dr Martin Daumer: Director of the SLCMSR e.v. - The Human Motion Institute in Munich and managing director of the IT company, Trium Analysis Online GmbH. He is also visiting lecturer for Telemedicine and Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine at the Technical University Munich.

Dr Daumer received a diploma in Physics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1995, after having worked at CERN, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, USA.

Walter F. de Azevedo Jr.

Professor of Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Drug Design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil. Regional Editor for Current Drug Target and guest editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry. My research is focused on biologically inspired models of computing, also known as bio-inspired computing. I also study the problem of protein-ligand interactions, using bioinformatics methodologies such as molecular docking simulations, QSAR, and molecular dynamics.

Charlotte M. Deane

Professor of Structural Biology and Director of the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences Industrial Doctoral Centre at Oxford University.

Christophe Dessimoz

Lecturer at University College London (UCL) on a joint appointment between the Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment and the Department of Computer Science.

Zsuzsanna Dosztányi

Senior research scientist at the Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Robert Druzinsky

I am an evolutionary biologist and functional morphologist with diverse interests. My major focus is on the evolution of the masticatory apparatus of mammals, particularly rodents. I am also working on an anatomy ontology for muscles of the head and neck in tetrapods. I also study the biomechanics of teeth, as well as the neurophysiology of mastication.