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.

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.

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 in the Molecular Neurobiology Unit.

Jeroen AA Demmers

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

Education:
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

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.

Michael Diamond

Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine (USA) and the Co-Director of the Midwest Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease Research.

Nicholas J Dickens

Associate Research Professor in Bioinformatics at Florida Atlantic University. Research focus genomics of marine organisms, environmental microbiomes and machine learning to understand genome sequence. Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow Bioinformatics team for 7 years and lead the team for 4 of those. Also lead an experimental sequencing team in the Centre and has a bioinformatics research group. Originally, studied Biology at Imperial College London and moved into bioinformatics at NV Organon Pharmaceuticals in the Netherlands. Following this he had a research post at the MRC Functional Genetics Unit, University of Oxford where he stayed to do his genome informatics PhD. Has held research post-doctoral posts in London working in type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease at Imperial College, and cancer biology at the Institute of Cancer Research.

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