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Prof. Dr. Irmgard Tegeder
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Pharmazentrum Frankfurt, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Theodor Stern Kai 7, Bd. 74, 4th Fl, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Interests: nerve injury and neuropathic pain; pain and aging; central adaptations to chronic pain; multiple sclerosis; neuroinflammation; neuro-immunologic communication; redox signaling; nitric oxide; endocannabinoids and other lipid signaling molecules; progranulin; autophagy
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Dr. Ira Kurtz
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Department of Medicine, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: ion transport-related diseases; the physiology and biophysics of molecular transport processes in the kidney and extrarenal organs; structural biology; the atomic structure of membrane proteins; the engineering development of a totally artificial kidney
Dr. Nadia Rucci
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Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: bone; osteopetrosis; osteoporosis; bone metastases
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Dr. Manlio Vinciguerra
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International Clinical Research Center (FNUSA-ICRC), Brno, Czech Republic
Division of Medicine, University College London (UCL), London, UK
Interests: epigenetics of liver cancer; nutrition and aging
Dr. Vladimir Trifonov
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Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMCB SB RAS), 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: evolution of vertebrate genomes; sex determination and sex chromosomes; B chromosomes; comparative genomics
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Prof. Dr. Terry Hébert
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Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Room 1303 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada
Interests: cellular signalling; G protein-coupled receptors; stem cells; heart disease; drug discovery
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Prof. Dr. Toshio Hayashi
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Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Interests: atherosclerosis; elderly; aging; cellular senescence; dyslipidemia; nitric oxide; endothelium
Prof. Dr. Satoshi Inoue
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1. Department of Functional Biogerontology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
2. Division of Gene Regulation and Signal Transduction, Research Center for Genomic Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Hidaka, Saitama 350-1241, Japan
Interests: estrogen; androgen; prostate cancer; mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex; vitamin K
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Dr. Santina Bruzzone
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Department of Experimental Medicine and CEBR, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Interests: NAD+ metabolism; sirtuins; CD38; signal transduction; intracellular calcium signaling
Dr. Sandrine Etienne-Manneville
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Institut Pasteur Paris CNRS UMR369, Paris, France
Interests: cell migration; cell polarity; cell morphology; cell adhesion; cytoskeleton; molecular interactions; astrocyte; glial cells
Prof. Dr. Lluis Fajas
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Center for Integrative Genomics, Universitat Lausanne Schweiz, Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: metabolism; cell cycle; cancer; obesity; diabetes
Dr. Ziarih Hawi
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Monash Institute for Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: gene expression; genetic analysis; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); psychopharmacology; psychiatric disorders
Prof. Dr. Robert G. Gourdie
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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech Carilion, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA
Interests: connexin; sodium channel; heart; cardiac conduction; wound healing
Prof. Dr. Vassilis Gorgoulis
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Laboratory of Histology-Embryology, Molecular Carcinogenesis Group, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: cancer; cell cycle; cellular senescence; DNA damage response and repair; digital pathology; genomic instability; oncogene
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Dr. John Lucocq
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Structural Cell Biology Group, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY169TF, UK
Interests: PCR; cell culture; gene expression; Western blot analysis; cancer biology; flow cytometry; immunohistochemistry; molecular biology; immunofluorescence; mitosis; membrane traffic; autophagy; molecular cell biology; cell signaling; phosphoinositide signalling; phosphoinositide localisation; stereology; morphomics; cell biology; apoptosis; cell proliferation; immunofluorescence staining; signal transduction; cellular biology; immunocytochemistry; phosphorylation; microscopy; cells; signaling kinase; electron microscopy; liposomes; mitosis; electron microscope; endosomes; phosphatases; membrane biology; endoplasmic reticulum; organelles; immunogold labeling; membrane transport; golgi; immunoelectron microscopy; microsporidia; host parasite interactions; mitosomes
Prof. Dr. Nicoletta Sacchi
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Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
Interests: genome wide epigenetic control of transcription;transcription factors and nuclear receptors; regulatory RNAs
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Prof. Dr. Wilfried A. Kues
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Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Department of Biotechnology, Neustadt/Mariensee, Germany
Interests: epigenetic mechanisms of heredity; transgenesis; genetic engineering; synthetic biology; cell biology; developmental biology; stem cells
Prof. Dr. Cheorl-Ho Kim
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Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Sungkyukwan University, Suwon City, Korea
Interests: glycobiology; sialobiology; sialyltransferase; N-glycan; O-glycan; glycolipid; sphingolipid; glycoprotein; surface sugar; ganglioside; sialic acid; sialyl Le antigen; lectin; galectin; siglec; ER-Golgi glyosylation; sugar–receptor interaction; innate immune; xenotransplantation; cell–cell interaction
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Rosato
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Department of Chemistry and Center for Magnetic Resonance, University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: metalloproteins; NMR; metallomics; structural biology; metalloproteomics; bioinformatics
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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey H. Boatright
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Lab B-5500, Emory Eye Center, 1365-B Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Interests: molecular vision; retina-specific gene regulation, oligonucleotide-directed DNA repair gene therapy, transcleral ionotophoretic delivery of pharmaceuticals and DNA constructs, bile acids and other endogenous anti-apoptotics in treatment of retinal degeneration
Prof. Dr. Atsushi Matsuzawa
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Laboratory of Health Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
Interests: kinase signal transduction; MAP kinase signaling; stress response; ubiquitination; post-translational modifications; redox signaling; cell death; innate immunity; inflammasome; cancer; drug toxicity
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Prof. Dr. Kazumasa Wakamatsu
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Department of Chemistry, Fujita Health University School of Medical Sciences, Toyoake, Aichi 470-1192, Japan
Interests: UV damage; biosynthesis of melanin pathway; internal and external melanin; melanoma; fossil melanin; pro-oxidant activity
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Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia Cifone
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Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: immunology; immunopathology; inflammation; cancer biology; adipose-derived stem cells; tumor stem cells; signal transduction; probiotics
Prof. Dr. Michael F. Good
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Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: cellular immunity to malaria, malaria vaccine development, streptococcal vaccine development; COVID-19 vaccine development
Prof. Dr. Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
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Professor Dario Acuna-Castroviejo Melatonin, Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: melatonin; mitochondria; aging; neurodegeneration; sepsis; oxidative stress
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Dr. Paola Perego

Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Molecular Pharmacology Unit, Milan, Italy
Interests: molecular biology; apoptosis; cancer research; pharmacology; cancer cells; DNA damage; cancer therapy; cytotoxicity; cancer cell line; p53; methods; cancer chemotherapy; cell survival
Prof. Dr. Janusz Blasiak
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Dr. Christopher B. Lawrence
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Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Interests: inflammation and immunity; plant, animal, and fungal genomics; therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Genji Imokawa

Center for Bioscience Research & Education, Utsunomiya University, 350 Mine Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-8505, Japan
Interests: photo-aging/fibroblast biology; atopic dermatitis/sphingolipid metabolism; melanogenesis/melanocyte biology; keratinization/keratinocyte biology
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Dr. Silvano Bertelloni
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Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Division of Paediatrics, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: disorders/differences of sex development (DSD); children with DSD; testis function; puberty; bone health; hormonal substitutive therapy
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Prof. Dr. Laszlo Virag
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Department of Medical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation; PARP; cell death; oxidative stress; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Guy Leclercq
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Faculty of Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Interests: estrogens and antiestogens; estrogen receptor; estrogen receptor modulators; hormone dependence of breast cancer; ER molecular structural analysis; ER regulatory proteolytc products
Dr. Farzad Pakdel
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Research Institute in Health, Environment and Occupation (Irset), Inserm U1085, Transcription, Environment and Cancer Group, University of Rennes 1, 35000 Rennes, France
Interests: estrogen receptor; gene expression; transcription mechanisms; endocrine disrupter chemicals; breast cancer
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Prof. Dr. Jonathan L. Tilly
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Laboratory for Aging and Infertility Research, Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: germ cell biology; mitochondrial biology; aging; infertility; regenerative medicine; reproductive biology; stem cell biology
Prof. Dr. Hans Knecht
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Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, McGill University, Jewish General Hospital-Sir Mortimer Davis, Montréal, QC, Canada
Interests: 3D nuclear structure; telomere/shelterin dysfunction; Reed-Sternberg cell; Hodgkin’s lymphoma; EBV; LMP1 oncogene
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Dr. Paulino Gómez-Puertas
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Molecular Modelling Group, Center of Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: computational biology; drug design; molecular biology; molecular dynamics; genetics disorders
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kostner
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Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Medical University of Graz, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6/VI, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; lipid oxidation; atherogenesis; transcriptional regulation; micro-RNA; T2DM
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Prof. Dr. Tzong-Shyuan Lee
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Graduate Institute and Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: cell culture; cholesterol metabolism; atherosclerosis; reactive oxygen species; signaling; endothelial cell biology; endothelial dysfunction; angiogenesis; vascular biology; vascular diseases; macrophage-foam cells; cardiovascular physiology
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Prof. Dr. Elena Giulotto
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: mammalian centromeres; neo-centromeres; centromere evolution; telomeres; telomere transcription; interstitial telomeres; genomics of horse and other equids; comparative genomics; gene amplification; molecular cytogenetics; ChIP-seq; production of recombinant proteins in mammalian cells
Prof. Dr. Noriyuki Koibuchi
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Department of Integrative Physiology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, 3-39-22, Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371-8511, Japan
Interests: steroid/thyroid hormone in CNS; neuroendocrine; cerebellum; trophic factors in brain development and organ metabolism; nuclear receptor; endocrine disrupting chemicals; epigenetics
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Prof. Dr. Cesare Indiveri
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Department DiBEST (Biologia, Ecologia, Scienze della Terra), University of Calabria, Via P. Bucci 4c, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
Interests: carnitine; cell metabolism; membrane transporters; bioenergetics
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Prof. Dr. Karen A. McDonald
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: plant-based recombinant protein production; bioprocess engineering; techno-economic analyses
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Prof. Dr. Calogero Caruso
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Department of Pathobiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: ageing; age-related diseases; centenarians; immunogenetics; immunosenescence; inflammation; longevity; successful ageing; unsuccessful ageing
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Maga
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Head of the DNA Enzymology and Molecular Virology Section, Institute of Molecular Genetics IGM-CNR, National Research Council, via Abbiategrasso 207, I-27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: genome replication and repair in normal and tumor cells and human viruses; molecular virology; antiviral and anticancer drug development; molecular mechanisms of drug resistance
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Prof. Dr. Motonari Kondo
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Department of Molecular Immunology, Toho University School of Medicine, 5-21-16 Omori-Nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-8540, Japan
Interests: lymphocyte development; cytokine receptors; signaling; T cell biology
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Sorrentino
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Molecular Medicine Section, Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena, via A. Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: cellular and molecular muscle biology; myogenesis; genetics of muscle diseases; muscular dystrophy; excitation contraction coupling; malignant hyperthermia; molecular and cellular biology; skeletal muscle physiology; skeletal muscle metabolism
Dr. Geoffrey Brown
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Institute of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: the use of synthetic retinoids and vitamins D as drug substances; cancer and normal stem cells; anticancer therapies; blood cell development; abnormalities in cancer stem cells
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Alessandro
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Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Biotecnologie Mediche, Università degli studi di Palermo, sezione di Biologia e Genetica, Palermo, Italy
Interests: cancer biology; exosomes; cancer cells; cell migration; cell adhesion; endothelial cells; cell biology; angiogenesis; signal transduction; cancer research; metastasis; tumor invasion
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Prof. Dr. Andras Perl
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1. Departments of Medicine, College of Medicine, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, State University of New York, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
Interests: genes and viruses predisposing to autoimmunity; genetics; apoptosis; endogenous retroviruses; transaldolase; immunometabolism; mTOR pathway
Prof. Dr. Antonino Germana
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P/I Zebrafish Neuromorphology Lab, Section of Morphology, Department of Veterinary Scinces, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: zebrafish; transgenic mice; immunohistochemistry; neurosciences; cell biology; electron microscopy; the involvement of growth factors and ionic channels in the development, maintenance and regeneration of central and peripheral nervous system with a special focus on sensory systems
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Prof. Dr. Nicholas Delihas
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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Interests: regulation of gene expression by small RNAs; functions of non-coding genomic regions; repetitive sequences in human chromosome 22, impact on gene creation, formation of genetic diseases; long non-coding RNA gene origins and their evolutionary mechanism of formation.
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Rittschof
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Marine Science and Conservation, Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School, Duke University, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
Interests: environmentally benign fouling management; biological glues; peptide phermones and signals; chemcial ecology; toxicology; environment androgens and estrogens; plastic leachates and terratogenicity; conservation coupling between whooping cranes and blue crab prey; blue crab ecology
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Dr. Jesus Vicente De Julián Ortiz
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Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Av. Vicent Andrés Estellés, 0, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
Interests: molecular topology; topological indices; drug design; virtual combinatorial synthesis; virtual screening; linear models; QSAR; statistical validation; antituberculosis; antimalarial; antialzheimer; antineoplastic; telomerase inhibitors; insecticides; 5-HT receptors ligands; interaction SDA-zeolite; microporous oxides modeling; templating
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Dr. T. G. Emyr Davies
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Principal Research Scientist, Pesticide Resistance Group, Department of Biological Chemistry & Crop Protection, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ, UK
Interests: voltage gated sodium channels; ryanodine receptors; synthetic pyrethroid insecticides; DDT; neonicotinoid insecticides; fiprol insecticides; pesticide resistance; aphids; whitefly; diamondback moth; brown planthoppers; bed bugs; bee toxicogenomics; bee learning and memory; varroa; insect transgenesis; insect rearing; molecular entomology; agricultural entomology; target site resistance to insecticides; integrated pest management; beneficial insects; ticks; mites
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Prof. Dr. Patrick C.Y. Woo
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Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, 19/F, Block T, Queen Mary Hospital Compound, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
Interests: novel microbe discovery; microbial genomics; emerging infectious diseases
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Prof. Dr. Constantinos Stathopoulos
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Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: protein synthesis inhibitors; antibiotic resistance; novel antibiotics; riboswitch inhibitors; RNA inhibitors
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Prof. Dr. Walter Herzog
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Faculty of Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Interests: musculoskeletal biomechanics; muscle mechanics; mechanisms of contraction; joint biomechanics; osteoarthritis; clinical biomechanics; sport biomechanics
Prof. Dr. Claudio Luchini
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Dipartimento di Diagnostica e Sanità Pubblica (DDSP), University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: pancreatic cancer; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; precursors of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; IPMN; variants of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; molecular profile of pancreatic cancer
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Dr. Giuseppe Ciconte
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Arrhythmology Department, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, 20097 Milan, Italy
Interests: Brugada syndrome; inherited arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies; atrial fibrillation; heart failure
Prof. Dr. Coppolino Giuseppe
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences-Renal Unit, "Magna Graecia" University, Campus Salvatore Venuta, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular risk in renal patients; vascular function in uremia- biomarkers in renal disease
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Dr. Antonella Virgilio
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Dr. Paola Pontrelli
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Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari Aldo Moro, 70124 Bari, BA, Italy
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; diabetic nephropathy; kidney transplantation
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Dr. Toshifumi Yokota
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Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Interests: musculoskeletal disease; facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD); CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing; BMP signaling; Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)
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Dr. Jaebong Kim
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College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea
Interests: signal transduction; embryonic development; germ layer specification; neural specification; transcription regulation
Dr. Hyunsoo Cho
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Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Interests: acute myeloid leukemia; multiple myeloma; lymphoma; natural killer cells; T cells
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Dr. Taekang Kim
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Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Interests: vitamin D3 metabolism and biological functions; biological functions of melatonin and its metabolites
Prof. Dr. Chang-Hwa Song
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Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Interests: host-pathogen interaction; tuberculosis; mycobacterium; inflammation; apoptosis; endoplasmic reticulum stress; ER stress; reactive oxygen species; ROS
Dr. Aleš Vícha
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Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Prague Praha, Czech Republic
Interests: molecular genetics of cancer; qPCR; RT-qPCR; NGS (DNA, RNA), precision or personalized medicine of cancer; pediatric cancer; neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma; brain cancer, sarcomas
Dr. Alessandra Marconi
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DermoLab / Surgical, Medical and Dental Department of Morphological Sciences related to Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine / University of Modena and Reggio Emilia / via Del Pozzo, 71 - 41124 Modena, Italy
Interests: cell biology; stem cells; 3D culture models; cell migration; cell adhesion; skin biology; cancer research; anti-cancer agents; translational medicine
Dr. Nijiro Nohata
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MSD K.K., Tokyo, Japan
Interests: head and neck oncology; onco-genomic data analysis; non-coding RNA; angiogenesis
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Dr. Robert Scheinman
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, 12850 East Montview Blvd., C238-V20, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: inflammation; inflammatory disease; nanomedicine; complement; signal transduction; gene regulation
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Barnaba
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1. Department of Internal Clinical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
2. Laboratory Affiliated to Istituto Pasteur Italia - Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Rome, Italy
Interests: tumor immunology; pathogenesis of immune-mediated diseases (infections and autoimmunity)
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Prof. Dr. Elzbieta Kierzek
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Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, 61-704 Poznan, Poland
Interests: RNA structure; influenza; antisense oligonucleotides; siRNA; RNA modifications; SARS-CoV-2; RNA viruses
Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Larriba

Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
Interests: lung cancer; kidney cancer; urotelial cancer; prostate cancer; melanoma
Dr. Thomas Falguières
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French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm, Paris-Saclay University, Faculty of Science, Rue des Adèles, Bâtiment 440, Orsay, France
Interests: ABC transporters; cell biology; cell models; bile secretion; rare cholestatic diseases; targeted pharmacotherapy
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Prof. Dr. Markus Gräler
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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany
Interests: Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) signaling in inflammation and sepsis; sphingolipidomics by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS); sphingolipid metabolism and associated diseases
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Dr. Wolfgang Sippl
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Institute of Pharmacy, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Kurt-Mothes-Str. 3, 06120 Halle/Saale, Germany
Interests: epigenetic drug discovery; computer-assisted drug design; histone modifiers; RNA binding proteins; inhibitors for parasitic diseases
Dr. Kornelia Jaquet
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Institut für Forschung und Lehre (IFL), Molecular and Experimental Cardiology, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany
Interests: molecular mechanism of hereditary cardiomyopathies; protein structure-function relationships; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; signalling pathways; cell-cell communication via exosomes; post-translational modifications
Prof. Dr. Lina Sabatino
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Department of Sciences and Technologies, University of Sannio, Via Francesco de Sanctis, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Interests: gene expression; miRNAs and cancer; metabolism and cancer; natural products and impact on cell functions; polyphenols’ activities; PPARs and nuclear receptors; immunogenic cell death; cell stress
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Prof. Dr. Satoshi Kubota
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
Interests: CCN family; gene regulation; noncoding RNAs; cartilage; skeletal development; retrovirus
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Damiano
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Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: metabolic diseases; cancer metabolic alterations; oxidative stress; endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolded protein response; regulation of gene expression by hormones and nutrients
Prof. Dr. Saverio Francesco Retta
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Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, 10043 Orbassano (Torino), Italy
Interests: Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM); cerebrovascular diseases; oxidative stress; inflammation; reactive oxygen species; NADPH oxidase; Nrf2; redox signaling; autophagy; endothelial cell; vascular biology; blood–brain barrier
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Dr. Rosa A. Gonzalez-Polo
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Center for Networked Biomedical Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), University Institute of Biosanitary Research of Extremadura (INUBE), Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Nursing and Occupational Therapy, University of Extremadura, Avda de la Universidad s/n, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
Interests: autophagy; mitophagy; neurodegeneration; cell death; aging
Dr. Monica De Mattei
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Department of Medical Sciences, Section of Experimental, Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: cell biology; stem cells; differentiation; osteogenesis; chondrogenesis; biophysical stimulation; pulsed electromagnetic field; differentiation ability; signaling
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Prof. Dr. Alfredo Brusco
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Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: genetics; neurodevelopmental disorders; pathogenic mechanisms; ataxia; repeat expansion
Dr. Traian Sulea

Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, National Research Council Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Interests: computational chemistry; molecular modeling; drug design; protein engineering; antibody optimization; structural bioinformatics
Dr. Renate Kain
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Department of Pathology, Medical University Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: renal autoimmune disease; autoantibodies; extracellular vesicles; LAMP-2; autophagy
Prof. Dr. Burkhart Schraven
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Institute of Molecular and Clinical Immunology, Otto-von-Guericke University, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany
Interests: immunotherapy; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Kouichi Yoshinari
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Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Interests: nuclear receptors; Ah receptor; gene regulation; drug/xenobiotic metabolism; liver; hepatotoxicity; hepatocarcinogenesis
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Bertolotto
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Ospedale Koelliker & Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Turin, Italy
Interests: multiple sclerosis; neuroimmunology; CSF; NMOSD; neurofilaments; AHSCT
Dr. Alain Chapel
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1. IRSN PSE Sante SERAMED, Radiobiology of Medical Exposure Laboratory (LRMed), 92262 Fontenay, France
2. UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S938 CDR Saint-Antoine, Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation, F-75012 Paris, France
Interests: regeneratiive medecine; radiobiologie; stem cells; clinical trials; cancer; health; skin; blood; bowel; tumor; bladder
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Prof. Dr. Sanda M. Cretoiu
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Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8 Eroii Sanitari Blvd., 050474 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: telocytes; interstitial cells; extracellular vesicles; miRNAs; microbiome
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Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Yamaza
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Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Oral Anatomy, Kyushu University Graduate School of Dental Science, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Interests: mesenchymal stem cells; dental pulp stem cells; regeneration; transplantation
Prof. Dr. Manuel Mata
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Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine and Odonthology, University of Valencia, Blasco Ibanez avenue, 17, PC: 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: pcr; cell culture; molecular biology; cell migration
Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Oldziej
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Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG&MUG, University of Gdańsk, Abrahama 58, 80-307 Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: structural biology; NMR spectroscopy; proteomics; prebiotic chemistry; molecular modeling
Dr. Christof Lenz
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Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Group, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
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Dr. Marcella Franquesa
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REMAR/IVECAT, Germans Trias I Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), Badalona, Spain
Interests: MSC; regulatory B cells; Bregs; immunomodulation; extracellular vesicles; MSC-EV; kidney; cell therapy
Dr. Marta del Pino
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1. Gynecology Oncology Unit, Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Hospital Clínic, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
2. Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: HPV; CIN; VIN; AIN; prognosis; genotyping; p16; dual staining; HPV-vaccines
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Prof. Dr. Masato Katahira
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Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
Interests: functional DNA/RNA; protein; structure; NMR; interaction; disease
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Prof. Dr. Tadashi Yoshida
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Apheresis and Dialysis Center, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: smooth muscle cells; vascular biology; vascular calcification; transcription factors; epigenetics; end-stage renal disease
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Prof. Dr. Agata Matejuk
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Collegium Medicum, University of Zielona Gora, Zelona Gora, Poland
Interests: immunology; neuroimmunology; autoimmunity; tumor immunology; sex hormones
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Prof. Dr. Lorella Marselli

Pancreatic Islet Laboratory, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: type 2 diabetes; pancreatic islets; pancreatic beta cells; transcriptome; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Edward R. Sauter

School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: breast cancer; cancer prevention; cancer screening; cancer early detection; biomarkers
Dr. Sandra Citi
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Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, 1211-4 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: tight junctions; adherens junctions; mechanosensing; cytoskeleton; nonmuscle myosin-2; cingulin; ZO-1; PLEKHA7; PLEKHA5; PLEKHA6
Prof. Dr. Christian Morsczeck
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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Interests: dental stem cells; osteogenic differentiation; cellular senescence
Prof. Dr. Benoît Chénais
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BiOSSE (Biology of Organisms: Stress, Health, Environment), UFR Sciences et Techniques, Le Mans Université, CEDEX 9, F-72085 Le Mans, France
Interests: cancer cell biology; DNA repair; transposable elements; bioactive molecules; gene expression; stress response; microalgae
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Prof. Dr. Atanas Atanasov
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Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences & The International Natural Product Sciences Taskforce (INPST), 05-552 Jastrzebiec, Poland
Interests: molecular medicine; nutrigenomics; natural products; biotechnology; molecular pharmacology
Prof. Dr. Jintae Lee
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School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, 38541 Gyeongsan, Korea
Interests: antibiotic resistance; biofilm; bionanotechnology; quorum sensing; S. aureus; C. albicans
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Dr. Christopher S Wilcox
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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Georgetown University Medical Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd, NW, 6 PHC Building, F6003, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Interests: hypertension; kidney disease; diuretic drugs; spironolactone; COVID; heart failure
Dr. Vladimir Isachenko
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Leader of Research Group for Reproductive Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Interests: cancer; cells; cryopreservation; embryo; proliferation; reproductive; spermatozoa; oocyte; ovarian tissue
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Prof. Dr. Pavel Draber
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Laboratory of Biology of Cytoskeleton, Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Videnska 1083, 14220 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Interests: microtubule dynamic; tubulins; microtubule nucleation; actin-microtubule crosstalk
Dr. M. A. Karim Rumi
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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Reproductive Sciences, Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, KS, USA
Interests: epigenetic and transcriptional regulation; ovary; primordial follicle activation; follicle development and oocyte maturation; kisspeptin signaling; early embryonic hematopoiesis; primitive and definitive hematopoiesis in yolk sac, erythropoiesis; enucleation
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Baldi
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: sperm biology; semen analysis; sperm DNA fragmentation; sperm physiology; sperm acrosome reaction; male infertility
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Dr. Andi Cani
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Hayes Laboratory, Hematology/Oncology Division of the Internal Medicine Department, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan (Michigan Medicine), Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: cancer genomics; precision oncology; immuno-oncology; liquid biopsy; circulating tumor cells; ctDNA
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Prof. Dr. Lubna Pal
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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Interests: menopause; PCOS; ovarian aging; infertility; vitamin D; pregnancy loss
Prof. Dr. Francesco Grossi
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Division of Medical Oncology, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy
Interests: NSCLC; SCLC; mesothelioma; immunotherapy; targeted therapies
Prof. Dr. Roland Wohlgemuth
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Swiss Coordination Committee Biotechnology (SKB), Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: biologically active small molecules; biocatalytic asymmetric synthesis; novel enzymes; enantioselective and enzymatic reactions; metabolite synthesis; cancer metabolism; cardiometabolism; inborn errors of metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Cristina Albanesi
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Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Fondazione Luigi Maria Monti – Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI)-IRCCS, Via monti di creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy
Interests: skin immunology; skin pathology; inflammation; keratinocytes; cytokines; signal transduction; biologics; pharmacogenomics
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Prof. Dr. Hagit Eldar-Finkelman
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Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Interests: protein kinase; neurodegeneration; GSK-3
Prof. Dr. Stavros Taraviras
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Department of Physiology, Medical School, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Patras, Greece
Interests: stem cells; cancer; neural development; cell cycle; cell therapies
Prof. Dr. Honoo Satake
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Bioorganic Research Institute, Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences, Kyoto 619-0284, Japan
Interests: neuropeptide; peptide hormone; GPCR; signaling; orphan receptor; reproduction; GPCR heterodimerization; comparative endocrinology; evolution; machine learning; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Soichiro Yamamura

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Interests: non-coding RNA; epigenetics; transcription factor; protein interaction; signal transduction
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Prof. Dr. Yusaku Nakabeppu
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Division of Neurofunctional Genomics, Department of Immunobiology and Neuroscience, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan
Interests: oxidative stress; DNA damage; DNA repair; 8-oxoguanine; alzheimers’s disease; neurodegeneration; gene expression; mutagenesis; carcinogenesis
Dr. Jane A. Leopold
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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: vascular calcification; metabolomics; proteomics; pulmonary hypertension; oxidant stress; nitric oxide; G6PD and metabolism; endothelial function; vascular reactivity; aldosterone signaling
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Dr. Alexandra P. Marques
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I3Bs - Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: skin healing; tissue engineering; in vitro models; skin disease models; hair follicle; adipose tissue; bioprinting; cell sheet engineering
Prof. Dr. Gilad Haran
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Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Interests: single-molecule spectroscopy; single-molecule biophysics; protein dynamics; protein folding; plasmonics; surface-enhanced spectroscopy; strong light-matter coupling
Dr. Deborah A. Lannigan
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Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Interests: signal transduction; estrogen; mammary gland; drug development
Dr. Leonardo Punzi

Center for Gout and Bone & Joint Metabolic Diseases, SS Giovanni e Paolo Hospital, Venice, Italy
Interests: rheumatology; immunology; inflammation; autoinflammation; gout; crystal arthritis; cytokines; inflammasome; anti-inflammatory drugs; hyperuricemia
Prof. Dr. Carlos Zaragoza
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1. Head of Cardiovascular Unit, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, 28223 Madrid, Spain
2. Professor of Medicine, University Francisco de Vitoria, 28223 Madrid, Spain
Interests: acute myocardial Infarction; coronary ischemia/reperfusion; inflammation; matrix metalloproteinases; atherosclerosis; nitric oxide; nanotechnology; cardiovascular imagingi
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Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Genitori
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1. Department of Neurosurgery, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Meyer, Florence, Italy
2. Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, Anne Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy
Interests: pediatric neurosurgery; neuro-oncology; hydrocephalus; epilepsy; craniofacial synostosis
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Prof. Dr. Klemens Rottner
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Division of Molecular Cell Biology, Zoological Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: actin dynamics; Rho-GTPases; migration; protrusion; adhesion; host-pathogen interaction
Prof. Dr. Chaya Kalcheim
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Department of Medical Neurobiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: neural crest; neural tube; roof plate, somite; mesoderm; myogenesis; peripheral nervous system; cell migration; epithelial-to mesenchymal transition; neuronal specification; developmental neurobiology; developmental biology; avian embryo
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Filippi
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Neurology Unit, Neurorehabilitation Unit, Neurophysiology Service, and Neuroimaging Research Unit, Division of Neuroscience, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina, 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
Interests: the definition of the mechanisms leading to progressive accumulation of irreversible physical disability and cognitive impairment in various neurological conditions
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Dr. Beate Heissig
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Department of Immunological Diagnosis, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan
Interests: fibrinolytic factors; matrix metalloproteinases; cancer microenvironment; stem cells; angiogenesis; multiple myeloma; melanoma
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Prof. Dr. Takaki Ishikawa
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Department of Legal Medicine, Osaka City University Medical School, Osaka 545-8585, Japan
Interests: biological barriers; blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier; pathology; endocrinology; toxicology
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Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Yamawaki
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Laboratory of Veterinary Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, Higashi 23 bancho 35–1, Towada, Aomori 034–8628, Japan
Interests: vascular biology; hypertension; atherosclerosis; adipocytokine; diabetes-related vascular dysfunction; hypertrophy; heart failure; pulmonary arterial hypertension; calmodulin-related proteins; cardiovascular pharmacology
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Dr. Wasim S. Khan

University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK
Interests: stem cell; tissue engineering; mesenchymal stem cell; stem cells; bone; knee; cartilage
Prof. Dr. Hyeong-Reh Choi Kim
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Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: proteolytic and growth factor; platelet-derived growth factor; prostate cancer; breast cancer; tumor cell invasion; tumor metastasis
Prof. Dr. Mark L. Weiss
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Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: regenerative therapy; stem cells; cell biology; mesenchymal stromal cells
Prof. Dr. Giulio Gabbiani

Department of Pathology and Immunology University of Geneva, CMU, Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: myofibroblast; fibrosis; wound healing; actin isoforms
Dr. Govindan Dayanithi
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Molecular Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory MMDN, University of Montpellier, EPHE-Sorbonne INSERM, UMR-S1198 Place Eugène Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier, CEDEX 5, France
Interests: neurophysiology; cell biology; cell calcium; neuropeptides; hypothalamus; stem cell biology; transplantation; vasopressin; oxytocin; stimulus-secretion coupling; exocytosis; magnocellular neurons; dor
Prof. Dr. Tarek A. Bismar
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Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Interests: biomarkers; genomic; personalized medicine
Dr. Sandro Banfi
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Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Caserta, Italy
Interests: eye inherited disorders; microRNAs; non-coding RNAs
Dr. Nicolai Savaskan
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Brandenburg State Office of Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection & Health, LAVG, Department of Public Health, Horstweg 57, 14747 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: public health; Hygiene; water chemistry; tumors; brain cancer; epidemiology; mental Health; glutamate
Prof. Dr. Peter Valent
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1. Division of Hematology & Hemostaseology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Interests: basophils and tissue mast cells; Pathophysiology of AML; CML; MDS; MCAS and mastocytosis; eosinophilic granulocytes and eosinophil leukemia; oncogene dependent signaling in leukemia cells; identification of new therapeutic targets in neoplastic cells; characterization and eradication of leukemic stem cells; synergistic effects of new anti-leukemic drugs
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Prof. Dr. Hans J. Lipps
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Prof. em. for Cell Biology Hans J. Lipps, University Witten/Herdecke, 58455 Witten, Germany
Interests: chromosome; telomere; DNA structure; chromatin; epigenetic; ciliates
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Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro Urade
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Center for Supporting Pharmaceutical Education, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, 22-1 Tamagawa-machi, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 815-8511, Japan
Isotope Science Center, The University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
Interests: prostaglandin D2; sleep; inflammation; muscular dystrophy; sleep supplement
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Passarella
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School of Medicine University "Aldo Moro", Piazza Giulio Cesare, 70121 Bari, Italy
Interests: mitochondrial transport; energy metabolism; L-and D-lactate transport and metabolism in animal, plant, yeast, and cancer mitochondria; light-biological systems interactions; programmed cell death
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Prof. Dr. Michael T. Chin
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Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: inherited cardiomyopathies; gene regulation; transcription; cardiovascular biology; mitochondria; genomics; genetics
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Dr. Cheolju Lee
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Center for Theragnosis, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02792, Korea
Interests: proteomics; proteogenomics; biomarkers; oncoproteomics; N-terminomics; mass spectrometry; post-translational modification
Dr. Yves Henry
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CNRS and Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Toulouse, France
Interests: ribosome biogenesis; RNA helicases; pre-rRNA processing; rRNA modifications; snoRNPs; yeast S. cerevisiae; rRNA transcription; pre-ribosomal particle assembly
Prof. Dr. Ana Isabel Esquifino
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Complutense University of Madrid (Departamental Section in Medicine Faculty), Madrid, Spain
Interests: chronobiology of the neuroendocrineimmune system; melatonin effects on chronobiology; obesity and chronobiology
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Eckel
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German Diabetes Center, Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: diabetes; obesity; metabolic syndrome; insulin action and resistance; organ crosstalk; integrative physiology; adipose tissue biology
Prof. Dr. Emerito Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
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Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research – IdiPAZ (La Paz University Hospital–Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Madrid, Spain
Interests: bone; tendon; ligament; muscle; hemophilia
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Prof. Dr. Erik Maronde
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Dr. Senckenbergische Anatomie II, Faculty of Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: cellular signal transduction; interaction of cellular signaling pathways; cellular pharmacology; chronobiology; clock genes
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Prof. Dr. Jorg H. W. Distler
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Department of Internal Medicine 3 and Institute for Clinical Immunology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: ibrosis; mesenchymal tissue responses; osteoimmunology
Prof. Dr. Phillip Darcy
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Cancer Immunology Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia; Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; adoptive T cell therapy; tumor immunology; T cells; vaccines
Prof. Dr. Kiyoshi Naruse
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National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki 444-8585, Aichi, Japan
Interests: fish genetic and genomics; sex determination; pigment cell development; bioresource development
Dr. Yuri Sergeev
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National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive MSC 2510, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: protein biochemistry; proteins and mutations from inherited eye disease; molecular modeling; experimental and computational mutagenesis; in vitro mechanisms of albinism-related mutations
Prof. Dr. Andrea Olschewski
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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: potassium and chloride channels; ion channels-related pulmonary diseases; pulmonary vascular physiology; vascular smooth muscle physiology and pathophysiology, endothelial dysfunction
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Dr. Cesare Terracciano

National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK
Interests: heart failure; cardiomyocyte calcium cycling; cardiac multicellularity; physiology of IPSC-derived cardyomyocytes; cardiomyocyte electrophysiology; mechanosensitivity of the myocardium
Dr. Jan Tesarik
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MARGen Clinic, Molecular Assisted Reproducion and Genetics, 18006 Granada, Spain
Interests: molecular mechanisms of spermatogenesis; molecular mechanisms of oogenesis; molecular mechanisms of fertilization; molecular mechanisms of early embryogenesis; molecular markers of male infertility; molecular markers of female infertility; molecular mechanisms of miscarriage; molecular control of reproductive function; translational molecular medicine in infertility management
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Prof. Dr. Sergio Dias
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University of Lisbon Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: cancer; metastasis; cell migration; endothelium; signalling pathways; metabolism and cancer; angiogenesis
Dr. Jonathan M. Cordeiro
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Department of Experimental Cardiology, Masonic Medical Research Institute, Utica, NY 13501, USA
Interests: cardiac electrophysiology; ion channels, arrhythmias; depolarization; repolarization; patch clamp; stem cell derived cardiomyocytes; ventricle; Purkinje
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Rengo
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Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: heart failure; sympathetic nervous system; ageing; beta-adrenergic receptors; biomarkers; cardiac remodeling; frailty
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Prof. Dr. Mark Christian
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Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Interests: brown adipose tissue; white adipose tissue; lipid droplets; metabolism; transcriptional regulation; adipocyte; adipokine; lipids
Dr. Thierry Fournier

Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, France
Interests: human placenta development; trophoblast differentiation; PPARgamma; hCG
Prof. Dr. Morad Roudbaraki

Laboratory of Excellence, Ion Channels Science and Therapeutics, Université Lille I Sciences et Technologies, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Interests: prostate cancer; ion channels; calcium; chemotherapy resistance; environment factors
Prof. Dr. Roberto De Giorgio

Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine - University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: enteric nervous system; gastrointestinal neuropharmacology; enteric neuropathology; functional bowel disorders; celiac disease; extraintestinsal manifestations of celiac disease; non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: nanobiomaterials; lab-on-a-chip devices for synthesis of nanoparticles
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Special Issue in Molecules: Bio and Nanomaterials Based on Fe3O4
Special Issue in Molecules: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology: Novel Approaches
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Nanobiotechnology in Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Nanobiostructures: Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Serban Solacolu (1905-1980) - Founder of the Romanian School of Oxide Materials Science and Engineering
Special Issue in Metals: Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Novel Approaches
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Signaling and Nanobiotechnology: Prospects for Future Antimicrobial Therapy
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Nanoarchitectonics: A Novel Approach for Drug Delivery and Targeting
Special Issue in Pathogens: Modulation of Pathogenicity and Virulence by Molecules and Nanostructures
Special Issue in Materials: Materials for Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering: Novel Approaches
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability of Nanotechnology: Novel Approaches
Special Issue in Metals: Biomedical Applications of Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Special Issue in Molecules: Pharmaceutical Development
Special Issue in Molecules: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Interactions of Nanoparticles with Biomolecules
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: New Trends of Silver Nanoparticles in Biomedicine
Special Issue in Nanomaterials: Metallic and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Their Applications
Special Issue in Materials: Functionalized Nanomaterials and Structures for Biomedical Applications
Special Issue in Materials: Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-Biomaterials and Their Applications
Prof. Dr. Eok-Soo Oh
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Dep. of Life Sciences, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: extracellular matrix; proteoglycan; colon cancer; metastasis; rec eptor; cell signaling; inflammation
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Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Iughetti
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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Mothers, Children and Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Interests: diabetes; growth; endocrine disruptors; obesity; puberty; lipids
Prof. Dr. Melitta Schachner
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W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Interests: nervous system; cell adhesion molecules; development; synaptic function and plasticity; recovery after trauma; spinal cord injury; traumatic brain injury; neurodegenerative diseases; microglia; mitochondria
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Dr. Manoocher Soleimani

UNM Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Interests: kindney; internal medicine; nephrology; dialysis; acute kidney injury; hypertension; renal tubular acidosis; hemodialysis; clinical nephrology; regulation of gene expression; renal physiology; cirrhosis
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Dr. Guha A. Krishnaswamy
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Pulmonary and Critical Care and Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
Section of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Bill Hefner VA Hospital and Affiliated Clinics, Kernersville HCC and Charlotte HCC, Salisbury, NC, USA
Interests: allergy; asthma; immunology; mast cells; anaphylaxis; inflammation mechanisms
Prof. Dr. Zsuzsanna Helyes
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Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Medical School & Szentagothai Research Centre, University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary
Interests: neuropharmacology; sensory nervous system; pain; inflammation; sensory-vascular-immune interactions; neuropahy; migraine; arthritis
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Prof. Dr. Oliana Carnevali
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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: reproduction; reproductive toxicology; gametes quality; probiotics; microbioma; metabolism; endocrine disruptors; animal welfare
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Prof. Dr. Maria S. Balda
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UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK
Interests: epithelial and endothelial cell biology; cell-cell and extracellular adhesion; signal transduction; tight junction proteins' role in in vivo mouse models and stem cell differentiation
Dr. Patrizia Farci
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: acute and chronic viral hepatitis; liver fibrosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; viral quasispecies; viral pathogenesis; genomics
Prof. Dr. Kurt Zatloukal
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Head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Medical University of Graz, Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 6, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: molecular pathology; biobanking; protein aggregation disease; keratin; sequestosome; SARS-CoV-2; pre-analytics; molecular diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Daniela Taverna
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Molecular Biotechnology Center, Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Turin, Via Nizza, 52-10126 Turin, Italy
Interests: microRNAs; adhesion molecules; tumor progression
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Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch
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SportPraxis Prof. Knobloch, Hannover, Germany
Interests: tendinopathy; muscle injuries; sports medicine; mechanotransduction, fibrosis; shockwave therapy (ESWT); electromagnetic transduction therapy (EMTT)
Prof. Dr. Klara Brixius
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Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, 50933 Cologne, Germany
Interests: diabetes; sarcopenia; cardiovascular disease; molecular mechanisms of exercise physiology
Dr. Thierry Meinnel
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Universite Paris-Saclay, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell, Gif, France
Interests: N-terminus; N-terminomics; proteostasis; protein modifications; fatty acylation; protein acetylation; myristoylation; deformylation; proteomics; methionine excision; enzyme activity inhibition; plant biology; bacteriology
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Prof. Dr. Natalia Battista
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Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Via Balzarini 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: bioactive lipids; endocannabinoids; functional foods; inflammation; microgravity; nutraceuticals
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Prof. Dr. Otomar Linhart
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Jihoceská Univerzita v Ceských Budejovicích, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Interests: induced spermiation; preservation and cryopreservation of gametes; artificial insemination; evaluation quantity and quality of spermatozoa; proteomics analysis in seminal plasma; structure of gametes; diversity of bioenergetics pathways in sperm; membrane functions and signaling mechanisms in sperm; genome manipulation; genetic diversity with breeding programs; caviar preparation in fresh water fish species
Prof. Dr. Werner K. H. Geurtsen

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Hannover, Germany
Interests: Chemical.biological interactions; genetic stability of cultured oral primary cells
Prof. Dr. Oxana V. Galzitskaya
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Institute of Protein Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia
Interests: aggregation; Alzheimer’s disease; intrinsically disordered proteins; antibacterial peptides
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Prof. Dr. Salvatore Oliviero
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1. Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology University of Torinovia Accademia Albertina 13, Torino, Italy
2. Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Candiolo, Italy
Interests: gene transcription; epigenomics; cell fate; stem cell differentiation
Dr. Jan Lindeman
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Department of Surgery, K6-R, Leiden University Medical Center, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: aneurysmal disease; atherosclerosis; ischemia reperfusion injury
Dr. Cristina Banfi
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Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Istituti di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Via Parea 4, 20138 Milan, Italy
Interests: biomarkers; mass spectrometry; atherosclerosis; biochemistry; biotechnology; cardiovascular disease; molecular and cellular biology; pharmacology; proteomics
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Prof. Dr. John Parrington
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Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT, UK
Interests: cell signalling; pharmacology; gene editing; genomic analysis; small and large animal models
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Dr. Patrizia Lavia
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Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology, CNR National Research Council of Italy, c/o Dept. of Biology and Biotechnology – Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: mitosis; genetic instability; nuclear transport receptors; subcellular localisation; SUMOylation; imaging
Dr. Regina M. Day
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Department of Pharmacology, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: cell biology and signal transduction of normal tissue repair and fibrotic remodeling in the lung; adult stem cells that participate in lung repair; apoptosis; cytoskeletal rearrangement; cellular senescence and inflammation; reactive oxygen species in signal transduction and antioxidant cellular defenses
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Prof. Dr. Gabriela G. Loots
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Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced, CA, USA
Interests: bone and cartilage biology; osteoarthritis; post-traumatic osteoarthritis; Wnt signaling; cancer metastasis
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Prof. Dr. Adriana Albini
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IRCCS Multimedica, Milan, Italy
Interests: angiogenesis; inflammation; invasion; metastasis; chemoprevention; angioprevention
Prof. Dr. Jens Rettig
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Department of Cellular Neurophysiology, Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine, Saarland University, 66421 Homburg, Germany
Interests: cellular neurophysiology
Prof. Dr. Takumi Kawaguchi
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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
Interests: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease; insulin resistance; hepatic fibrosis; hepatocellular carcinoma; extrahepatic malignancies; exercise therapy; nutritional therapy; bariatric surgery
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Prof. Dr. Gianluca Campo
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Cardiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Ferrara, Cona (FE), Italy
Interests: antiplatet therapy; clopidogrel, ticagrelor; reperfusion injury; scaffold; complete revascularization; older adults; myocardial infarction; fractional flow reserve; intracoronary physiology
Prof. Dr. Kefah Mokbel
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The London Breast Institute, The Princess Grace Hospital, London, UK
Interests: breast cancer; stem cells; gene profiling; autophagy; liquid biopsy; microRNA
Dr. Nitin Saksena

Head, Chief Scientific Officer, Epigenes Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: HIV/AIDS; SARS Coronaviruses; influenza viruses; neurodegenerative diseases; genomics and epigenomics; ageing; highthoughput molecular technologies; cancer
Prof. Dr. Tomáš Eckschlager
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Department Peditric Hematology Oncology, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: experimental: chemoresistance of cancer cells; experimental therapy of childhoood cancer; clinical: late effects; molecular genetics of childhood cancer (neuroblastoma, nephroblastoma, brain tumors)
Dr. Chiara Laezza
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IEOS, CNR, Naples, Italy
Interests: mevalonate pathway; prenylation proteins; cannabinoid and cancer; cell cycle; cancer-related biochemical pathways; cell proliferation; cell signaling; breast cancer; glioblastoma multiforme
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Prof. Dr. Toshifumi Tsukahara
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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Area of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Nomi, Japan
Interests: RNA splicing; RNA editing; gene expression; genetic code restration
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Prof. Dr. Miguel Vicente-Manzanares
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Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular del Cáncer USAL-CSIC, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: actin; cytoskeleton; myosin; integrin; adhesion; migration; MYH9-RD; mechanotransduction; mechanobiology
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Sarzani
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Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: hypertension; blood pressure; cardiovascular; heart failure; atherosclerosis; chronic heart failure; vascular medicine; insulin resistance; internal medicine; cardiovascular medicine
Prof. Dr. Giulio Pompilio
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Centro Cardiologico Monzino-IRCCS, Milan, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular sciences; stem cells; cardiac surgery; advanced cell models; regenerative medicine
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Prof. Dr. Valeria Pittalà
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Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: heme oxygenase; HO-1 inducers; enzyme inhibitors; serotonergic receptors; medicinal chemistry
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Dr. Encarnacion Martinez-Salas
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Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM,Nicolás Cabrera 1, 28049-Madrid, Spain
Interests: translation control; RNA-binding proteins; IRES elements; RNA structure; RNA virus
Prof. Makoto Kobayashi
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Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8575, Japan
Interests: gene regulation; natural products; Nrf2; organelle stress; redox homeostasis; zebrafish
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Dr. Andrea Disanza
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IFOM, FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Via Adamello 16, 20139 Milan, Italy
Interests: actin and membrane dynamics; tumor cell migration and invasion
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Prof. Dr. Subhash Basak
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 55811, USA
Interests: mathematical chemistry; quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR); quantitative molecular similarity analysis (QMSA); Mathematical descriptors of DNA/RNA sequences; development of novel mathematical proteomics based biodescriptors; integrated QSARs using chemodescriptors and proteomics based biodescriptors; predictive toxicology; mathematical modeling of emerging pathogens (Pandemic flu, COVID-19); computer-assisted vaccine design
Prof. Dr. Jodhbir S. Mehta
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Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore Eye Research Institute, DUKE-NUS GMS, Singapore City, Singapore
Interests: corneal transplantation; corneal cell therapy; corneal wound healing; corneal protein aggregation diseases; corneal imaging; refractive surgery; keratoprosthesis surgery
Dr. Luigia Cristino
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National Research Council, Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry, Pozzuoli, Italy
Interests: endocannabinoids; orexin/hypocretin; hypothalamus; gut-brain axis; obesity; feeding behaviors
Prof. Dr. Paul Chazot
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Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham DH13LE, UK
Interests: ER stress; oxidative stress; inflammation; senescence; autophagy; proteinopathies; metallopathies; channelopathies; chronic; neuroglia; vascular
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Prof. Dr. Alfredo Ciccodicola

CNR, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics “Adriano Buzzati-Traverso”, Via Pietro Castellino 111-80131, Naples, Italy
Department of Science and Technology, University of Naples “Parthenope", Centro Direzionale, Isola C4-800143, Naples, Italy
Interests: human genetic diseases; molecular mechanism pathogenesis; whole-transcriptome analysis; non-coding RNAs
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Prof. Dr. Lasse Lindahl
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: ribosome formation and function; RNA processing; protein-RNA complexes
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Prof. Dr. Michele Samaja
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Department of Health Science, University of Milan, via di Rudinì 8, I-20142 Milan, Italy
Interests: hypoxia; hyperoxia; cardioprotection; brain protection; reoxygenation, molecular mechanisms; apoptosis; autophagy; erythropoietin; nitric oxide; animal models; exercise; high altitude; hemoglobin; oxygen carriers; blood oxygen transport
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Dr. Carlo C. Lazado
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Nofima, Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, 1430 Ås, Norway
Interests: aquaculture; mucosal immunology; fish health and welfare; recirculation aquaculture; biological clocks; mucosal health; oxidative stress
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Prof. Dr. Marco Fiore
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Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology - CNR, Rome, Italy
Interests: neurotrophins; addiction; toxicology; polyphenols; oxidative stress; neurobiology; behavior
Prof. Dr. Gyorgy Nagy
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Department of Rheumatology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: autoimmune diseases; rheumatoid arthritis; SLE; T cell signal transduction; nitric oxide; extracellular vesicles
Prof. Dr. Giangennaro Coppola
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Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Medical School, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: pediatric epilepsy; neurodevelopmental disorders; autism; ketogenic diet
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Prof. Dr. Bruno Bonetti

Department of Neurocience, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: mesenchimal stem cells; extracellular vesicles; multiple sclerosis; experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; stroke
Prof. Dr. Francesca Simonelli

Eye Clinic, Multidisciplinary Department of Medical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Interests: inherited retinal distrophies; retinitis pigmentosa; Leber congenital amaurosis; choroideremia; Stargardt disease; best disease; achromatopsia; gene therapy
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Dr. Felipe Martinez-Pastor
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Department of Molecular Biology (Cell Biology), Institute of Animal Health and Cattle Development (INDEGSAL), University of León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: sperm biology; oxidative stress; seminal plasma; sperm chromatin; flow cytometry; sperm motility; ruminant reproduction; boar reproduction
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Dr. Dawit Tesfaye
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Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: molecular mechanisms associated with female fertility (early embryo development and ovarian function); miRNA and epigenetic gene regulation; the role of extracellular vesicles in reproduction
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Prof. Dr. Ines Gockel
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Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Interests: moleculargenetic analyses of upper gastrointestinal diseases;esophageal and gastric cancer; intraoperative imaging (hyperspectral imaging and ICG); robotics;minimally invasive visceral surgery
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Dr. Luisa Dalla Valle
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Department of Biology, University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: steroid hormones and steroid receptors; glucocorticoids; endocrine disease; zebrafish; autophagy
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Prof. Dr. Carla Stecco
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Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Anatomy, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 65, 35127 Padova, Italy
Interests: fascia; connective tissue; myofascial pain; manual treatment
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Dr. Daniele Torella
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: cardiac stem cells
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Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Wegrzyn
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Prof. Dr. Dong-Gyu Jo
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School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Jongno-gu, Korea
Interests: Alzheimer's; Parkinson's; neurodegeneration; aging; exosome
Prof. Dr. Roberta J Ward

Imperial College London, London, UK
Interests: iron metabolism; iron chelation; Parkinson's disease; alcohol metabolism; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Alexis M. Gautreau
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CNRS UMR7654, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 91120 Palaiseau, France
Interests: molecular oncology; cell migration and invasion; cell transformation; actin cytoskeleton; Arp2/3 complex; multiprotein complexes
Prof. Dr. Tania Fiaschi
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Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences “Mario Serio”, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
Interests: adiponectin; skeletal muscle; myogenesis; metabolism; cachexia; satellite cells
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Prof. Dr. Michael Fromm
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Institute of Clinical Physiology/Nutritional Medicine, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, 12203 Berlin, Germany
Interests: tight junctions and their proteins: claudin family, TAMP family, angulin family; functional properties: barriers and ion channels, water channels, claudin- and TAMP-mediated water transport, claudins of the kidney, tricellular tight junction; mechanisms: macromolecule permeation, drug absorption enhancers
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Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Rosa

Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: HERC; HECT; Ubiquitin; MAPK; RAF; p53; NEURL4; Ubiquitylation and cell signalling
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Desideri
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Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: enzyme structure-function relationship; DNA nanostructures; protein molecular modeling and dynamics; metagenomics through next generation sequencing; bioinformatics; structure-function relationship in topoisomerase I; principles of molecular recognition; interaction of topoisomerase I with anticancer drugs
Prof. Dr. Maciej Kurpisz
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Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: stem cells; male infertility; human genetics; reproductive immunology
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Prof. Dr. Kazem Azadzoi
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Department of Urology and Pathology Boston University School of Medicine VA Boston Healthcare System Boston, MA 02130, USA
Interests: ischemia; redox; cellular stress
Prof. Dr. Patsch Wolfgang
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Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Paracelsus Medical University, Strubergasse 21, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Interests: atherosclerosis; metabolic diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; transcription factors; molecular genetics
Prof. Dr. Sato Masahiro
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Department of Genome Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya, Tokyo 157-8535, Japan
Interests: development of techniques for manipulation of mammalian genome through gene delivery
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Dr. Julie Bouckaert
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Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle (UGSF), University of Lille, CNRS, UMR 8576, 59658 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Interests: glycobiology; microbiome; adhesin; carbohydrate; glycoprotein; host-pathogen interactions
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Prof. Dr. Hye Gwang Jeong
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College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea
Interests: molecular biology; drug metabolism; drug toxicity; carcinogenesis; cancer metastasis; chemoprevention; post translational modifications; transcriptional regulation; immune regulation; inflammation; biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Oliver Ullrich
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Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine University of Zurich, and Innovation Cluster Space and Aviation (UZH Space Hub), Winterthurerstrasse 190 CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: cell biology; gravitational biology and biomechanics; space medicine; space biotechnology
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Dr. Makoto Kimura
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Department of Biological Mechanisms and Function, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Furo‐cho, Chikusa‐ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464‐8601, Japan
Interests: fungal molecular biology; mycotoxin biosynthesis and regulation; secondary metabolism; plant-pathogen interaction; gene expression
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Dr. Anne-Catherine Prats
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UMR 1048-I2MC, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UT3, FHU IMPACT, 31432 Toulouse, France
Interests: translation control; RNA; IRES; hypoxia; angiogenesis; cardiovascular disease; cancer; gene therapy
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Prof. Dr. Akila Mayeda
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Division of Gene Expression Mechanism, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
Interests: pre-mRNA splicing; mechanism of splicing; regulation of splicing; aberrant splicing in diseases
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Prof. Dr. Manfioletti Guidalberto
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, 34127 Trieste, Italy
Interests: high mobility group A (HMGA) proteins; chromatin; regulation of gene expression; protein–protein interactions; post-translational modifications (PTMs); epithelial–mesenchymal transition; proteomics; tumor microenvironment; breast cancer; metastasis
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Dr. Ferdinando Palmieri
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Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: functional proteomics; membrane proteins; membrane transport; mitochondrial carrier biogenesis; mitochondrial carrier diseases; mitochondrial carrier identification; mitochondrial carrier transcriptional regulation; mitochondrial transport proteins; protein expression; protein reconstitution into liposomes; structure/function relationship
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Prof. Dr. Jakob Troppmair
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Daniel Swarovski Research Laboratory (DSL), Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: molecular oncology; molecular transplantation biology; intracellular signaling; ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI); reactive oxygen species (ROS); etc
Prof. Dr. Ari Zimran

1. Gaucher Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 9103102, Israel
2. Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9112102, Israel
Interests: gaucher unit; lysosomal disorders
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Prof. Dr. Anna A. Birukova
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Professor of Medicine, Director of Basic Research, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: vascular endothelium; inflammatory signaling, cytoskeleton, cell contacts and adhesion, small GTPases
Dr. Cristobal Miranda
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Linus Pauling Institute, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Interests: molecular nutrition; molecular toxicology; biochemical pharmacology; and natural bioactives in metabolic disorders and cancer
Prof. Dr. William A. Banks
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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care Center and Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Interests: blood-brain barrier; pathophysiology and treatment of type 2 diabetes; neuroimmunology; traumatic brain injury; neurodegeneration
Dr. Daniah Trabzuni
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UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK
Interests: genetics; genomics; functional genomics; human brain expression
Dr. J. Fielding Hejtmancik
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National Eye Institute, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual, Function Branch, Bethesda, MD, USA
Interests: inherited visual diseases; lens; cataract; Bietti crystalline dystrophy; retinal dystrophy; linkage
Prof. Dr. Jaap Keijer

Human and Animal Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: molecular physiology; intermediary metabolism; energy metabolism; mitochondria; molecular nutrition; rodent dietary intervention studies
Prof. Dr. Rita Rezzani
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Anatomy Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences - University of Brescia, Viale Europa 11, 25123 Brescia, Italy
Interests: antioxidants; sex differences; skin; melatonin; oxidative stress and cancer
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Prof. Dr. Haim Breitbart
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The Mina&Everard Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Interests: spermatozoa; cell signaling; fertilization; sperm capacitation; sperm acrosome reaction; sperm motility
Dr. Pil Joon Seo
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Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: epigenetics; plant regeneration; plant circadian clock
Prof. Dr. Morten Schallburg Nielsen
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Department of Biomedicine, Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Interests: neurons; blood brain barrier; cellular receptor transport
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Dr. Hisashi Harada
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Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, VCU School of Dentistry, Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA
Interests: cancer therapy; cell death; BCL-2 family; drug resistance
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Dr. Joost Luiken
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Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: lipid metabolism; myocellular insulin resistance; diabetic cardiomyopathy; cellular signaling; endo/exocytosis
Prof. Dr. Consuelo Borras
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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, Avenida Blasco Ibañez 15, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: aging; senescence; stem cells; oxidative stress; sex
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Dr. Claude Prigent
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Directeur Centre de Recherche en Biologie cellulaire de Montpellier (CRBM), Cell Cycle team, CNRS CRBM UMR5237, 34293 Montpellier CEDEX 05, France
Interests: mitosis; spindle; centrosome; kinase; microtubule; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Riko Nishimura
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
Interests: signal transduction; transcription factor; bone biology; cell differentiation
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Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mironov
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Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare (IFOM-IEO Campus), Via Adamello 16, 20139 Milan, Italy
Interests: immunofluorescence; microscopy; electron microscopy; three-dimensional electron microscopy; correlative light-electron microscopy; intracellular transport; Golgi complex, endoplasmic reticulum exit sites; Golgi exit sites; coatomer; models of intracellular transport; autophagy; clathrin-independent endocytosis; nuclear envelope
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Dr. Etienne Challet
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Neurobiology of Rhythms UPR 3212 CNRS, Institute for Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Interests: circadian rhythms; clock genes; nutrition; energy metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Fredrick M. Pavalko
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Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Interests: bone cell biology; mechanotransduction in osteoblasts and osteocytes; mechanical signaling through integrins; mechanical regulation of gene expression in bone; Src kinase function in bone remodeling
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Dr. Reinhard Bauer

Department of Molecular Developmental Biology, LIMES Institute, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Interests: genetics (genomic engineering) in Drosophila; ceramide synthases; lipid metabolism and impact on the nervous system; neuron glia interaction; cell-cell communication and gap junctions; transcriptional regulation
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