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.

Xuhua Xia

1996: Assistant professor, University of Hong Kong
2000: Senior Scientists and Head of Bioinformatics Lab, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
2002: Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
2009: Full professor, University of Ottawa

Our lab mainly focuses on viruses and unicellular prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Jianguo Xia

My research is mainly on integrating computational methods and different omics technologies (metabolomics, RNAseq, microbiomics, chemoinformatics and biological networks) to understand gene-environment interactions, within the broad context of diet, microbiome, infectious agents and environmental chemicals.

Lai-Hua Xie

Associate Professor at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Editor of American Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Dataset Papers in Biology, Frontiers in Physiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, PLOS One, World Journal Of Hypertension, and World Journal of Cardiology.

Xiaofeng Xin

Xiaofeng Xin is a research scientist working in the Broad Technology Labs developing novel next-generation sequencing library preparation methodologies, which aim to reduce cost and input materials. He came to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2015 after completing his postdoc at MIT, where he studied type 2 diabetes using a systems biology approach.

Xin received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto; during the course of his doctoral studies, he worked as a visiting scientist in the Vidal Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

He has extensive research experience in genomics, functional genomics, systems biology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, yeast genetics, biochemistry, and bioinformatics.

Jianhua Xu

Jianhua Xu is Professor of Geography and Director of The Research Centre for East-West Cooperation in China. He has published 15 books and more than 200 papers. He has worked as editorial board members of some academic journals, such as Journal of Desert Research, Areal Research and Development, Human Geography, Ecologic Science, Arid Land Geography, Chinese Geographical Science, Journal of Geographic Information System, Journal of Signal and Information Processing, and PeerJ.

Wei Xu

Dr. Wei Xu received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Toronto. He is currently a scientist and principle biostatistician in Princess Margaret Hospital on clinical research of cancer diseases. He is a faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Statistics and Informatics. Dr. Xu's research interests are statistical genetics and clinical trial design and analysis. He is the author or co-author of over 100 publications in peer-review journals.

Zhihong Xu

Professor, School of Bio-molecular and Physical Sciences, and Director, Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Soils and Sediments, Editor of Environmental Science & Pollution Research, Consulting Editor of Plant and Soil, and member of the Editorial Board of Pedosphere.

Bin Xue

Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Molecular Medicine at University of South Florida. Academic Editor of PeerJ. Regional Editor of Protein Peptide Letters. Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Associate Editor of International Journal of Bioinformatics Research. Associate faculty member of Faculty 1000. Member of Biophysics Society.

Dr. Xue is fascinated by questions related to protein sequence-conformation-function and roles of protein molecules and their interactions in the process of development, evolution, and human diseases. In all these questions, protein conformation and conformational changes play key roles. Many proteins have specific 3-dimensional structures to perform their functions. Meanwhile, more proteins have been found without rigid 3-dimensional structures under physiological conditions. These two types of proteins are usually called structured proteins and intrinsically disordered proteins. Dr. Xue is using various computational tools to study these two types of proteins.

Current projects include: Machine-learning based prediction of protein intrinsic disorder and structural properties; Molecular simulation of proteins; Docking; Protein interaction pathways and networks; Molecular mechanisms of diseases; Theoretical topics on computational molecular biology and biophysics

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