Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for PeerJ. These active academics are the Editors who seek peer reviewers, evaluate their responses, and make editorial decisions on each submission to the journal. Learn more about becoming an Editor.

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Damien Debecker

Damien P. Debecker is Associate Professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), teaching physical chemistry, process engineering and industrial waste treatment. His research group aims at developing new heterogeneous catalysts and biocatalysts, paving the way to the design of more sustainable chemical processes. At the interface between green chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering, his expertise lies in the preparation of innovative solid (bio)catalysts and in their evaluation in relevant reaction conditions. Catalyst preparation methods include the aerosol-assisted sol-gel, emulsion-templating, non-hydrolytic sol-gel, colloidal methods, enzyme immobilization. Targeted applications cover biomass upgrading, volatile organic compounds total oxidation, CO2 methanation, olefin metathesis, etc.

Nicola Decaro

Professor of Infectious Diseases of Animals and Director of the Post-graduate School of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.

Dieter LD Deforce

Dieter Deforce PharmD, PhD, head of the Lab for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Gent, Belgium. He is chair of the Belgian Medicines Committee, he is member of the Scientific Advise Working Party of the EMA. He is a partner in NXT-GNT, a research consortium providing the research community next generation DNA-sequencing. He is also a partner in the Bioinformatics Institute Ghent From Nucleotides to Networks (BIG N2N) of the University Ghent. He is member of the board of directors of the VIB.
Research focuses around applying proteomics and genomics platforms (including Next Generation Sequencing) in the field of stem cell development, prenatal genetic diagnosis, (auto-)immunity and forensics.

Matthias Dehmer

Professor of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Head of the Insititute for Bioinformatics and Translational Research at UMIT, Hall in Tyrol, Austria.

Eamonn Delahunt

Dr. Eamonn Delahunt is an Associate Professor in the University College Dublin School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science. He graduated with a first class honours BSc (Physiotherapy) in 2003. Upon graduation he was the first-ever physiotherapist to receive an Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology postgraduate research scholarship. He completed his PhD in the minimum time required graduating in 2006. Dr. Delahunt is committed to the philosophy of the protection of athlete health and the prevention of illnesses and injuries in sport. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Delahunt has an active research group, including 13 PhD students. Dr. Delahunt has extensive clinical experience in the area of sports physiotherapy and is a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Maria A. Deli

Scientific advisor at the Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged, Hungary. Head of the Biological Barriers Research Group. Honorary professor at the University of Szeged.

Jeroen AA Demmers

Team leader Proteomics Center & Assistant Professor Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

EUR Fellow, Erasmus University Medical Center
Postdoc, The Rockefeller University (Chait lab)
PhD, Utrecht University (Heck & Killian labs)
MSc (hons) Chemistry, Utrecht University

Jane C. Deng

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine.

Elizabeth S. Dennis

CSIRO Fellow. Distinguished professor, University of technology, Sydney, Past Chairman of the Multinational Arabidopsis Genome Project. Past President of the Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, winner Prime Minister's prize for Science.

José G B Derraik

Dr José Derraik was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), but moved to New Zealand in 1995. José has a very broad academic background, with a BSc and MSc in Ecology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and a PhD in Public Health (University of Otago). His MSc examined invertebrate biodiversity in human-modified habitats. His PhD focused on vector ecology, more precisely on mosquitoes in New Zealand and how the threat of a mosquito-borne disease outbreak has been affected by ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. José then worked as a Senior Advisor for MAF Biosecurity NZ, where he provided expert advice to the NZ government on biosecurity threats to human health.

In 2008, José joined the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) where he has been working on paediatric research, as well as on a number of clinical trials in adolescents and adults at risk of metabolic disease. His research focuses primarily on the long-term effects of early life events (such as preterm or post-term birth) in childhood. However, José has recently been appointed as an honorary research associate at Uppsala University in Sweden, where alongside his Swedish colleagues he has been examining also the long-term effects of early life events in adulthood.

Lastly, José is currently involved in a large multi-institutional project (A Better Start) in New Zealand, with a leading role in a number of studies aiming to predict, prevent, and mitigate childhood obesity in the country.

Robert J. Deschenes

Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Fred Wright Professor of Cancer Biology

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