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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John Knight

John trained in paediatrics and nephrology in Sydney and London, then worked as an academic paediatric nephrologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney, where he founded the Centre for Kidney Research. For four years he was Medical Director of the Australian Kidney Foundation. Then he worked in therapeutic risk management and pharmacovigilance for a decade for Johnson and Johnson in Europe and Asia. He returned to academia in 2014 as a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, where he is also Director of China-Australia Partnerships. His current research concerns dialysis access and outcomes, particularly in resource constrained environments.

Laura J. Knoll

Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Associate Editor for Microbiology and PLoS ONE, Pearls Editor for PLoS Pathogens.

Fabien Knoll

Fabien Knoll is an ARAID Senior Researcher at the "Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel" in Spain. He received his PhD in vertebrate palaeontology from the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. His research interests focus on the palaeobiology and evolution of archosaurs.

Mei-Chuan Ko

Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. My research interests involve behavioral neuropharmacology of pain and addiction, including 1) biological basis and pharmacotherapy for drug abuse and dependence and 2) neuropharmacological basis of therapeutics of analgesics and antipruritics.

Lian Pin Koh

Lian Pin is Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is a tropical ecologist by training. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (2008), where he studied the environmental and policy implications of oil-palm development in Southeast Asia. Since then, his research has focused on key scientific and policy issues concerning tropical deforestation and its impacts on carbon emissions, biodiversity and people.

Sergey K. Konovalov

Director of Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015. Previously, Head of Department of Marine Biogeochemistry, Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (2009-2015), Leading Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (2002-2009), Senior Scientist, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (1992-2002), Senior Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, State Committee of Meteorology of USSR (1990-1992), Researcher, Chemical Department, Moscow State University (1986-1990). Fellow Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2009. Fellow Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences since 2016.

Annette Kopp-Schneider

Diploma in Mathematics/Informatics (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Dr. rer. nat. in Mathematics (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Visiting Scientist (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NC, USA)
Biostatistician, Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Head of Division of Biostatistics, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany since 2012

Stanislav Kopriva

Professor for Plant Biochemistry at University of Cologne

Konstantinos A Kormas

After graduating from the Biology Dept of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1994 I jumped immediately to my PhD dealing with benthic-pelagic coupling, until 1998. In 2000, I spent six months working on coastal Cyanobacteria at the Trondhjem Biological Station. Between October 2000 and September 2002 I worked as a post-doc at the lab of Andreas Teske, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Upon my return to Greece, I worked for ca. 2.5 years as a research associate at my old lab where I did my PhD. In March 2005 I was appointed as an Assistant Professor of aquatic microbial ecology at the Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment, University of Thessaly, Greece. Since March 2015 I am a full Professor at the same department.

In my lab we investigate patterns and processes that underpin the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in different habitats of the aquatic environment. Some of our quests deal with the following:

- How do aquatic microbial communities assemble?
- Which members of the microbial trophic web are the key players in defining and maintaining community structure?
- How do these trophic links change over time?
- What is the role of spatial structure in regulating the community’s stability?
- How do abiotic parameters regulate ecosystem functioning of microbial processes?
- What types of association exist between prokaryotes and aquatic animals?
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Päivi J Koskinen

Päivi Koskinen carried out her PhD studies in Cancer Biology in the University of Helsinki and postdoctoral studies at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Currently she works as Senior Lecturer and Group Leader at the Department of Biology in the University of Turku. Her research group is interested in intracellular signalling regulated by mammalian and nematode kinases, and in development of kinase inhibitors for both research and therapeutic purposes.

Andrey G. Kostianoy

Prof., Dr. Andrey G. Kostianoy - Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, Chief Scientist at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia), Honorary Professor of Tver State University (Russia). Prof. Kostianoy is a specialist in the field of physical oceanography, satellite remote sensing of the oceans and inland seas, regional climate change, environmental problems. He is also an expert in satellite monitoring systems designed for offshore oil and gas industry, as well as in operational integrated satellite monitoring of oil pollution of the seas. His research interests included the Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Southern Oceans; the Subarctic Seas; the Baltic, Mediterranean, Black, Azov, Caspian and Aral Seas; the dying lakes and seas; and Central Asia.

Leondios G Kostrikis

Professor Leondios Kostrikis is a Professor at University of Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University and his post-doctoral training at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center of Rockefeller University. He joined the Rockefeller University as an Assistant Professor in 1999 and the University of Cyprus as Professor in 2003. He was a Fulbright, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Aaron Diamond Foundation scholar. He has directed over twenty competitive grants from the NIH and the European Commission and he is an Editorial Board member for eleven international journals.

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