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Academic Editors

The following people constitute the Editorial Board of Academic Editors for the PeerJ journal. These active academics are the Editors who seek peer reviewers, evaluate their responses, and make editorial decisions on each submission to the journal. We will continue to add to the board of Academic Editors and are seeking qualified and diverse academics who share our vision.

Alfonso JR Valencia

Bioinformatician with a background in biology (genetics and biophysics). Director of the Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme of the Spanish Cancer Research Institute (CNIO). Director of the Spanish Bioinformatics Institute (INB) and Executive Editor of the journal "Bioinformatics" (OUP). Founder member and elected Fellow of the International Society for Comptuational Biology (ISCB). Member of EMBO.

Lil E. Valentin

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University, Sweden. Fellow ad eundum of the Royal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (UK). Former editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Former chairman and secretary of the Swedish society of medical ultrasound. Member of European Committee for Medical Ultrasound Safety, member of Clinical Standards Committe of International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Giorgio Vallortigara

University of Trento

Giorgio Vallortigara is Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento, Italy.
His major research interest is the study of cognition in a comparative and evolutionary perspective, with particular reference to the mechanisms underlying the use of geometry in spatial navigation and the origins of number and object cognition in the animal brain. He also studied extensively the evolution of the asymmetry of the brain.

Yves Van de Peer

Professor of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at the Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University. Deputy Director of VIB at the Department of Plant Systems Biology. Associate editor of, amongst others, The Plant Journal, BMC Bioinformatics, Advances in Bioinformatics, Genome Biology and Evolution, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Molecular Genetics and Genomics, and PeerJ.

Dominique Van Der Straeten

Professor of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. Director of the Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology. Head of the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University. Member of the Expert Panel Functional Biology of the Research Foundation-Flanders.

Thomas E Van Dyke

Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research, Chair, Department of Periodontology, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA; D.D.S. (1973), Case Western Reserve University; M.S. (1979), SUNY at Buffalo; Periodontics Certificate (1980), SUNY at Buffalo; Ph.D. (1982), SUNY at Buffalo; Balint Orban Memorial Prize (1981); Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (1989); IADR Award for Basic Research in Periodontology, 2001; Norton Ross Award, 2002; William J. Gies Periodontology Award; 2008.

Walter M. van Gulik

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Luc Van Kaer

The Elizabeth and John Shapiro Professor of Pathology and Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Deputy Editor for The Journal of Immunology, Consulting Editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Director of the Microbiology and Immunology Course for medical students at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Jim van Os

Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. Academic Editor at PLoS ONE. Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011).

Douwe Van Sinderen

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland .

Hans Van Veen

Head of the Department of Microbial Ecology of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW. Professor of Microbial Ecology at Leiden University

Francois Vandenesch

Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine. Head of the clinical microbiology department and head of a research INSERM team in the field of staphylococcal pathogenesis. Head of the French Reference Center for Staphylococci.

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