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.
Vice-Dean Research and Professor of Pharmacology College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. A highly-cited pharmacologist, recipient of Scientist of Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Trinity College Dublin Fellow and Complutense University Madrid Honorary Doctorate awards.
Lecturer in Marine Biology at Portsmouth University. My research focuses on understanding the effect of climate change on biomineralization processes and the modification in the ultra-structure of calcifying organisms, in particular in coralline algae.
Associate Professor of Fisheries in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Interested in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Biology, especially Fish Genetics, Aquaculture Biotechnology, application of molecular biology techniques, Bioinformatics, Fish & Shrimp Diseases, Health Management
Prof. Sven Rahmann holds the Chair of Genome Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine at Duisburg-Essen University since June 2011. Previously, Sven was professor for Bioinformatics for High-Throughput Technologies at the Chair of Algorithm Engineering, Computer Science Department, TU Dortmund. Sven wrote his doctoral thesis on oligonucleotide design for microarrays in the Computational Molecular Biology group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin.
Robert W Parry Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Associate Director of Biophysics. Elected fellow of AAAS
Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, Technical University of Munich, 2015
Rackham Faculty Recognition Award, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2009
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, 2009
Willsmore Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
NSF Career Development Award
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Osaka University (2005)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (2008)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Max-Planck Institute, Mainz (2009)
Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, PhD, is a sport scientist at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile. He also works as an Associate Researcher with the Division of Exercise Physiology, MEDS Clinic, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo completed his Bachelor of Physical Education at the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos and his MSc of Exercise Physiology at the School of Health Sciences, Universidad Andres Bello. Following his MSc he completed a PhD at the Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, Navarre, Spain. His PhD studies focused on the effects of plyometric training on muscular power and endurance performance of athletes, with special emphasis on variables that might mediate the effects of plyometric training in young soccer players. Following his PhD he continued studying the effects of plyometric training in other groups of athletes, especially adult soccer players, in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Los Lagos. Rodrigo currently maintains a wide spectrum of research interests in sport science, mainly related with strength and conditioning, testing and measurement, exercise physiology, pediatric and geriatric exercise science, rehabilitation, body composition and biomechanics.
Shoba Ranganathan holds a Chair in Bioinformatics at Macquarie University since 2004. She has held research and academic positions in India, USA, Singapore and Australia as well as a consultancy in industry. She hosted the Macquarie Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics (2008-2013). She was elected the first Australian Board Director of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB; 2003-5); President, Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (2005-2016) and Steering Committee Member (2007-12) of Bioinformatics Australia. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Computational Mass Spectrometry (CompMS) initiative of the Human Proteome Organization (HuPO), ISCB and Metabolomics Society and as Board Director, APBioNet Ltd. Shoba’s research addresses several key areas of bioinformatics to understand biological systems using computational approaches. Her group has achieved both experience and expertise in different aspects of computational biology, ranging from metabolites and small molecules to biochemical networks, pathway analysis and computational systems biology. She has authored as well as edited several books in Immunoinformatics as well as contributed several articles to the Encyclopedia of Systems Biology, published by Springer in 2013. She is currently Editor of Elsevier's Reference Module in Life Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
since 2010 Professor for In Silico Genomics and Vice-Head of Department, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna
2010 Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Bioinformatics at the Faculty Science Center Weihenstephan, TU Munich
2005-2010 Group leader and Assistant professor, Department of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics, Technische Universität München, Germany
2001-2005 Staff Scientist, Department of Genome Oriented Bioinformatics, Technische Universität München, Germany
Thomas Rattei (TR) was appointed at the University of Vienna as a full professor heading CUBE, the Division of Computational Systems Biology, by March 2010. Work and experience of TR cover a wide spectrum of topics from bioinformatics, genome and metagenome analysis and systems biology. He has long-standing expertise in developing and applying computational methods for the interpretation of large-scale sequence information. The international reputation of his research group triggered their involvement in numerous international (meta-) genome sequencing and analysis consortia. The research activities of TR are not only covering individual, project-specific questions but also general problems in bioinformatics, computational infrastructure and large-scale biological databases. Furthermore, his group develops novel computational approaches for studying molecular inter-species interactions, such as between hosts and pathogens, between symbionts or in microbial ecosystems.
I am a broadly trained evolutionary biologist. I also taught high school Biology, Chemistry and Physics before returning to graduate school and earning my PhD from Texas Tech University in 2002. After that, I held postdoctoral and assistant professor positions at Louisiana State University, West Virginia University and Mississippi State University before returning to TTU as an associate professor. My research interests are in organismal and genome evolution with an emphasis on the impacts of transposable elements on both.
My research centers on genomics of infectious diseases, focusing on bacterial pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis. I use comparative approaches to understand evolution of traits such as virulence and antibiotic resistance phenotypes and develop countermeasures and diagnostics. I am becoming increasingly interested in investigating interactions of pathogens with the other microbiota within and outside the host. As a microbial geneticist by training I have a long-standing fascination with the movement of genes between bacteria by lateral gene transfer.
Dr Nicola Reavley is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on improving public knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, reducing stigma and discrimination and improving support for those with mental disorders.
Dr Reavley is a Chief Investigator on five NHMRC-funded projects, three of which aim to improve mental health literacy in members of the public. She also led a number of projects that aim to assist organisations to better manage mental health issues, including the development of guidelines for implementation of a strategy for the prevention of mental health problems and for supporting employees returning to work after an episode of anxiety or depression, which can be found at http://workplace-mentalhealth.net.au/ . She also led the conduct of the 2011 National Survey of Mental Health Literacy and Stigma and the 2014 National Survey of Discrimination and Positive Treatment in People with Mental Health Problems.
Adjunct Professor of Nephrology, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician at the University of Perugia
Doctoral Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Italy
Master of Science (MSc) from The Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dottore di Ricerca (PhD) in Applied Pathophysiology from The University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Renal Diseases, Geriatric Endocrinology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology, and Medical Informatics.