Yousef Abu Kwaik
University of Louisville, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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Yousef Abu Kwaik is an Endowed Professor at the University of Louisville College of Medicine. His research interests are focused on modulation of host cell processes of amoeba and macrophages by the intracellular bacterial pathogen Legionella Pneumophila.

Valerio Acocella
Università Roma Tre, Italy
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Earth Science

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In 2000, after completing a Ph.D in Magma Emplacement at the University of Siena, Valerio focuses on volcano structure, deformation and dynamics at the University of Roma Tre where he is currently a professor. Valerio leads the section Volcanology as specialty chief editor and also serves as an associate editor in Structural Geology and Tectonics in the Frontiers in Earth Science journal.

Akio Adachi
Kansai Medical University, Japan
Specialty Chief Editor
Virology

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Akio is currently professor at the Department of Microbiology, Kansai Medical University in Osaka, Japan. He received his Ph.D in Microbiology from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1981. He is a virologist and his major interest is on animal RNA viruses. His present research is focused on the biology and molecular biology of human and simian immunodeficiency viruses.

Mark Adams
University of Sydney, Australia
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change

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Currently professor of bioscience and innovation, Mark’s current interests include forest ecology and fire, plant metabolism in relation to radiation and water, and the dynamics of soil carbon and plant-atmosphere interactions. Mark has held numerous fellowships and awards in Australia and internationally and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for both ICRAF and CIFOR.

 

Masanori Aikawa
Harvard Medical School, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

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As a vascular biologist, Masanori focuses on the mechanisms of macrophage activation. As Yoshihiro Miwa Associate Chair and Founding Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences and principal investigator at the Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology, he explores new therapeutic targets for vascular inflammation via a systems approach, involving multi-omics, unique bioinformatics, machine learning and network analysis.

Maximino Aldana
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Specialty Chief Editor
Systems Biology

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Max received his Ph.D in Physics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). After a postdoc at the University of Chicago and the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems, he became a faculty member at the Institute for Physical Sciences, UNAM. He studies the structure and dynamics of complex systems focusing on the evolution of biological networks.

Eric Altermann
AgResearch, New Zealand
Specialty Chief Editor
Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation

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After Eric received his Ph.D in Microbiology at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, he worked at the North Carolina State University, USA before joining the Crown Research Institute AgResearch in New Zealand where he is now serving as a senior research scientist. He is currently an associate investigator at the Riddet Institute, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence.

Martina Amanzio
University of Turin, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuropsychology

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Martina Amanzio is a cognitive neuroscientist with extensive experience in the cerebral mechanisms of placebo analgesia and in the neuropsychology of normal ageing and neurodegenerative diseases. She is associate professor of psychobiology at the Department of Psychology (University of Turin) where she leads her research group. She is member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

 

Laura Ballerini
SISSA, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuroengineering

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Laura Ballerini's research focuses on interactions between neurons and nanomaterials or bioactive-nanodevices. Her scientific strategy is the convergence between biophysics, nanotechnology, chemistry and nurophysiology, potentially leading to a new generation of nanomedicine applications in neurology. After a postdoc at UCL, she became associate and then full professor in physiology at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy.

Inês Barroso
University of Cambridge, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Genetic Disorders

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Inês Barroso is Director of research, mechanisms of metabolic disease at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge University, UK. Her current research focuses on the genetic aetiology and mechanisms of type 2 diabetes, obesity, rare forms of these conditions (e.g. childhood onset obesity and syndromes of insulin action) and related rare quantitative traits. She has led the consortium, MAGIC since 2009.

Philippe Baveye
AgroParisTech, France
Specialty Chief Editor
Soil Processes

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Philippe Baveye has been a professor of soil science at AgroParisTech since 2015, after having worked for 35 years in the U.S.A. His research has focused on interdisciplinary topics, especially the microscale aspects of the fate of soil organic matter and the assessment of soil ecosystem services. He is a member of the French Academy of Agriculture.

Paolo Bernardi
Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Mitochondrial Research

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Paolo earned his M.D at the University of Padova and completed his education at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research - MIT. A professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, he coordinates the Ph.D program in Biomedical Sciences. He has authored 246 publications in international Journals and his studies have contributed substantially to understanding the pathophysiology of mitochondria.

 

Elliot Berry
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Specialty Chief Editor
Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability

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Professor Elliot Berry, from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is co editor-in-chief of the encyclopaedia on food security and sustainability (Elsevier) and currently a member of the United Nations Multistakeholder Committee on Sustainable Food Systems. Berry has developed the concept of the “Sociotype” to understand how people cope with life and the stresses of chronic disease in general and food insecurity in particular.

Thomas Beyer
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Specialty Chief Editor
Biomedical Physics

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Thomas Beyer holds a Ph.D in Physics from University of Surrey (UK) and an MBA in Entrepreneurship/Innovation from the WU Vienna (AT). He is a co-developer of the first combined PET/CT system and has an extensive background in research and project management in health sciences. Since 2013 Thomas is full professor of physics of medical imaging at Vienna Medical University.

Nikita Boriso-Glebsky
Violinist

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Russian violin virtuoso Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s eminent young European concert artists – praised for his “deep musical thinking, impeccable technique, elegance and instinctiveness”. He is the winner of the Jean Sibelius Competition, the Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, the David Oistrakh Violin Competition, the Monte Carlo Violin Masters and other prestigious international contests.

Mark Brandon
The Open University, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Understanding the Earth and its Resources

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Mark Brandon is a UK polar oceanographer who has spent almost three years in Antarctica and the Arctic pioneering the use of robots beneath sea ice. He has worked extensively on large broadcast projects including Frozen Planet, Blue Planet II and many future projects. In 2012 he was awarded the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year.

 

Ranieri Cancedda
Università di Genova, Italy
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

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Professor emeritus and Past Dean of the Biotechnology School at University of Genova, Italy. He served as Head of the Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine of the Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova. He is the Founder of Endolife Srl company. Dr. Cancedda is a Fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) and is specialty chief editor of the Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering section.

Manuel Carreiras
Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Language Sciences

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Scientific Director of the BCBL (“Severo Ochoa” Center of excellence), IKERBASQUE research professor, Honorary Professor of the UCL and Distinguished Researcher of the UPV/EHU. His research focuses on reading, bilingualism and second language learning. He has published over 230 papers in high-impact journals with his research funded by different research agencies (MINECO, ERC). In 2015 he received the Euskadi Research prize.

Martin Chalumeau
Université Paris Descartes, France
Specialty Chief Editor
General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Care

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Professor of pediatrics at Paris Descartes University, Vice-Head of the Department of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Necker Hospital for Sick Children, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, coordinator of the research axis on "Risk and decisions in pediatrics" in the Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team at Inserm UMR 1153.

Chaomei Chen
Drexel University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Research Metrics and Analytics

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Chaomei is a professor, editor, author, and software designer in information visualization and scientometrics. He is the author of a series of books, including Representing Scientific Knowledge (Springer 2017), Fitness of Information (Wiley 2014) and Mapping Scientific Frontiers (2003, 2013). He develops the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing patterns and trends in scientific literature.

 

Anuradha Chowdhary
University of Delhi, India
Specialty Chief Editor
Fungal Pathogenesis

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Anuradha is professor of medical mycology at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi. She received her medical degree from the University of Delhi in 1996 and Ph.D from Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands in 2012. Her research interests include molecular ecology and antifungal drug resistance in pathogenic fungi. She is Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology and Royal College of Pathology.

Mary Christopher
University of California - Davis, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Veterinary Science

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Mary is a Professor at the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her research has focused on laboratory medicine as well as education and scientific writing. She has received national teaching and service awards and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Mary also serves as Specialty Chief Editor of Veterinary Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jinn P. Chu
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Specialty Chief Editor
Thin Solid Films

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Jinn received a Ph.D from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Vice President at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of MRS-Taiwan Society and served as the elected President of Taiwan Association for Coatings and Thin Films Technology (TACT) in 2012-2014.

Gianni Ciofani
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Nanobiotechnology

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Gianni Ciofani is associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Torino and senior researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, where he coordinates the Smart Bio-Interfaces laboratory. His main research interests are in the field of smart nanomaterials for nanomedicine, bio/non-bio interactions and biology in altered gravity conditions. In 2016 he was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant.

 

Christopher Clack
University College London, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Blockchain

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Christopher D. Clack is known for his research on smart contracts, smart contract templates and contract semantics. Previous research includes parallel functional programming, genetic programming and agent-based modelling. He founded UCL's Financial Computing MSc Programme and Laboratory, and the UK Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network. In 2009 Clack received the higher doctorate Doctor of Science (ScD) from Cambridge University.

Axel Cleeremans
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Psychology

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Research director with the F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium) and a professor of cognitive science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he directs the Center for Research in Cognition & Neuroscience (CRCN) and the ULB Institute for Neuroscience (UNI). A recipient of the Ernest-John Solvay Award for human sciences in 2015, he currently steers an ERC Advanced Grant dedicated to the study of human consciousness.

Sabrina Cohen
Nomads Foundation, Switzerland
President

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Sabrina founded Nomads foundation with the vision to catalyze the key players of the innovation ecosystem in Switzerland and beyond. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, not for profit, and impact organizations.

Ana Cuenda
Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Signaling

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Ana’s research focuses in kinases signalling. After completing her Ph.D at Extremadura University, she was a postdoc at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit in Dundee, where she became group leader in 2000. Since 2007 she is professor and Head of department at the National Centre of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain.

 

Ramona Cutri
Brigham Young University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Teacher Education

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Ramona Maile Cutri received her Ph.D from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Cutri researches pre-service teachers’ intellectual and emotional engagement with critical multicultural education. Her publications explore the integration of technology into teaching, how pre-service teachers identify social privileges; the emotional work involved in multicultural teacher education; and unpacking cross-class identities.

Terry Davies
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Thyroid Endocrinology

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Terry Francis Davies is the Florence and Theodore Baumritter professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. His research interests mostly concern thyroid disease at both a basic level in the areas of immunology and genetics and in the clinical arena in the area of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) and AITD in pregnancy.

Erica Davis
Duke University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Genetic Disorders

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Erica Davis is an associate professor at the Center for Human Disease Modeling and Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center. Her research interests focus on understanding the molecular underpinnings of rare pediatric disorders by using interdisciplinary tools such as genomics, transcriptomics, physiologically relevant zebrafish models, and high-throughput phenotyping systems.

Javier DeFelipe
Cajal Institute (CSIC), Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuroanatomy

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Javier DeFelipe is a research professor at the Instituto Cajal. His expertise lies in the correlation of light and electron microscopy. Another of his principal interests is the analysis of alterations of cortical circuits in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. His laboratory is involved in the development of a variety of software tools to examine the anatomical design of brain circuits.

 

Emmanouil Dermitzakis
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Genetics

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Emmanouil Dermitzakis is currently professor of genetics in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva Medical School and Director of The Health 2030 Genome Center. His current research focuses on the genetics and molecular causes of human disease. He has had a leading role in the ENCODE consortium, the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium the HapMap project, the 1000 genomes project and the GTEx project.

Denise Doolan
James Cook University, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Vaccines and Molecular Therapeutics

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Denise is a molecular immunologist at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia. She is passionate about improving the health of people suffering from infectious and chronic diseases. Core themes of her research program include: host-pathogen immunity, vaccine antigen discovery, vaccine engineering and biomarker discovery, using genome-based technologies and human models of disease.

Peter Dutton
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Marine Megafauna

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Peter Dutton directs the Marine Turtle Genetics Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in California, USA. He received his BSc from Stirling University (Scotland), MS in Ecology from San Diego State University, and Ph.D in Zoology from Texas A&M University. He conducts research on conservation genetics, population assessment and marine policy.

Javier Echeverría
University de Santiago de Chile, Chile
Assistant Specialty Chief Editor
Ethnopharmacology

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Javier Echeverría is a chemist, specialising in Natural Product Chemistry. Currently he is professor of organic chemistry at the University de Santiago de Chile. His research areas are focused in Archaeological Chemistry (application of mass spectrometry to study human prehistory), Ethnopharmacology (study of ethnic groups and their use of natural resources as food and/or drugs) and Medicinal Chemistry (design, development and synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs).

 

Tristan Edwards
Life Biosciences, USA
Co-founder, President and Chief Investment Officer

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Tristan Edwards is Co-founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer of Life Biosciences. He is focused on Life Biosciences’ growth and direction by seeking new scientists and technologies to build new daughter companies around or incorporate into existing ones. Prior to Life Biosciences, he was Chief Investment Officer for Mosaic Asset Management. Tristan earned a Commerce degree from University of Tasmania and held the CPA, CFA and CMT designations.

Lianghuo Fan
East China Normal University, China
Specialty Chief Editor
STEM Education

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Lianghuo Fan obtained an MSc from East China Normal University, Shanghai and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago, USA. He worked at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Southampton Education School, University of Southampton for many years. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Director of Asian Centre for Mathematics Education, East China Normal University.

Matthew Farrer
University of British Columbia, Canada
Specialty Chief Editor
Neurogenetics

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Dr. Farrer earned degrees in biochemistry (King’s College BSc 1991) and human molecular and statistical genetics (Imperial College, Ph.D,1996). Post-doctoral training included medical genetics (Kennedy-Galton Centre, UK) and neurogenetics (Mayo Clinic, USA). Faculty positions include molecular neuroscience (Mayo Clinic, 2000-2010) and medical genetics, as the Rix Chair in Genetic Medicine (University of British Columbia, 2010-present).

Richard Frackowiak
EPFL, Switzerland
Professor

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Richard is a neurologist who has spent his life researching the human brain with non-invasive brain imaging techniques. Formerly professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at UNIL and the CHUV, he holds a titular professorship at the EPFL in the BBP. He was responsible for "Future Medicine" in "The Human Brain Project". His scientific output is highly cited with an h-index of 165. He is a laureate of the Ipsen, Wilhelm Feldberg, Klaus Joachim Zulch and Ottorino Rossi prizes.

 

Jean Marie François
Federal University of Toulouse, France
Specialty Chief Editor
Synthetic Biology

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Jean Marie François has been a professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse University since 1993, where he teaches biochemistry, industrial microbiology and bionanotechnology and leads a research group on physiology and functional genomics of microbial systems. His main interests deal with synthetic and refactoring microbial metabolism for conversion of renewable carbon sources into commodities chemicals with maximal carbon conservation.

Bretislav Friedrich
Fritz-Haber-Institut, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics

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Bretislav Friedrich is head of the research group “Interactions of molecules in and with fields” at the Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Society, Berlin) and Honorary Professor at the Technical University Berlin. Aside from his research in molecular physics, he maintains an abiding interest in the history of science and is engaged in efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.

Gil Garnier
Monash University, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Chemical Engineering

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Director, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) and professor of chemical engineering, Monash University, Australia. Director ARC ITRH Processing Advanced Lignocellulosics (PALS). Previously, Gil was Team Leader at Kimberly-Clark and professor of chemical engineering, McGill University. His expertise is the application of (bio)polymers and Interfacial Engineering to biodiagnostics and lignocellulosic materials. He develops paper biodiagnostics and implements biorefineries.

Markus Geisler
Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Traffic and Transport

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In 1996, Markus Geisler completed his doctoral work in Düsseldorf, Germany, characterizing a cyanobacterial Ca-ATPase. After two postdoc stays in Copenhagen and Neuchâtel, he became group leader in the Martinoia lab in Zurich, where he biochemically characterized auxin transporter of different classes. Since 2011 he is lecturer at University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he continues work on plant hormone transporters.

 

Pietro Ghezzi
University of Sussex, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Inflammation

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Pietro Ghezzi has a long-standing interest in the role of cytokines and oxidative stress in disease. The widespread belief among both scientists and the public, that oxidative stress causes many diseases and the resulting myth about antioxidant supplements, has stimulated his research around the molecular mechanisms of redox regulation, theories of causation and how health news spread online.

Florent Ginhoux
Singapore Immunology Network (A*STAR), Singapore
Specialty Chief Editor
Antigen Presenting Cell Biology

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Florent Ginhoux (Ph.D from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris VI) did his postdoc at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He joined the Singapore Immunology Network in 2009, became an EMBO Young Investigator in 2013 and is a Web of Science highly cited researcher since 2016. He is an adjunct professor at the Shanghai Immunology Institute, Jiao Tong University, China.

Carlotta Giorgi
University of Ferrara, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Molecular and Cellular Oncology

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Dr. Giorgi, an associate professor at the University of Ferrara, has contributed to innovative observations in the field of cancer study such as the characterization of the mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs) as a hot spot signalling domain involved in the cell death processes. She was awarded the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei) 2017 for her discoveries.

Richard Giulianotti
Loughborough University, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living

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Sociology professor in the School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences and professor II at the University of Southeast Norway. His main research interests are in the fields of sport, globalization, development, peace, youth, mega-events, security, crime & deviance, and qualitative methods. He has published many books and journal articles that have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

 

Cecilia Giulivi
University of California, Davis, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Cellular Biochemistry

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Her expertise is in mitochondrial bioenergetics and free radical biochemistry, reflected by >140 publications (>10,100 citations). Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction in Huntington’s disease, FMR1 premutation and autism. Her work on autism was selected as the NIEHS paper of the month (9/2012 PMID:34168552), the year (2011; PMC3915058) and as the Autism Science Top 10 Achievements.

Michel Goldman
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Medicine

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Full professor of immunology and Founder of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Served as the first Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (2009-2014). Member of the Board of the European Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the Scientific Board of the Quebec-Clinical Research Organization in Cancer and Governing Board of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.

Pierre Goloubinoff
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Protein Folding, Misfolding and Degradation

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PhD: Weizmann Institute of Sciences. Until 2002, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Present: professor at the University of Lausanne. Co-discoverer in 1988 with G. Lorimer of the first molecular chaperone, which prevented protein misfolding and used energy to convert misfolded polypeptides into native proteins. Characterized the unfolding mechanism of bacterial Hsp70s and Hsp100s that cooperate at repairing wrong structures in stress-damaged proteins.

David Granite
Nomads Foundation, Switzerland
Operations Director

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David joined Nomads Foundation after spending five years at Messe Shcweiz (MCH), first as Product Manager and then as Innovation Manager within the MCH group. Technology enthusiast since the 1990s, David has accumulated experience in large organizations like PSINet, Index Ventures and various start-ups. Creative and enterprising, David has participated in many artistic productions.

 

Francesca Granucci
Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Molecular Innate Immunity

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Francesca Granucci obtained a Ph.D in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Milan and performed a postdoc at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). She worked at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she became full professor of general pathology. In 2012 she obtained the EFIS-EJI Ita Askonas prize as best female group leader in immunology.

Alex Hansen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Physics

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Alex received his Ph.D from Cornell University in 1986. He is professor of physics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway since 1994 where he heads a center of excellence: Porous Media Laboratory. Alex is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters and the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences. He was Vice President of the International Union of Pure and applied Physics 2011-2017.

Thomas Hartung
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

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Thomas Hartung, M.D, Ph.D, is the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology and professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and professor of pharmacology and toxicology at University of Konstanz. He directs Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing at both universities. He is editor in chief for Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and has authored 550+ scientific publications.

Hauke Heekeren
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Human Neuroscience

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Hauke is professor of biological psychology and cognitive neuroscience and Dean of the Department of Education and Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. His primary research interests concern perceptual decision making, the roles of motivation and affect in decision making, and cognitive and affective components in normal and disturbed social cognition.

 

Michael Heinrich
UCL School of Pharmacy, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Ethnopharmacology

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Professor of ethnopharmacology and pharmacognosy (medicinal plant research) at the UCL School of Pharmacy and currently the co-Chair of UCL’s Research Ethics Committee. For many years we have worked on understanding local uses of plants in indigenous communities (Mexico, Guatemala, Spain) linking these to phytochemical and pharmacological investigations (esp. anti-inflammatory natural products and more recently on value chains of herbal medicines in a globalized context.

Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Water and Hydrocomplexity

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Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen is professor of scientific computing in terrestrial systems at the RWTH Aachen, Germany and leads a research group on stochastic analysis of terrestrial systems at Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany. He is also Director of High Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC-TerrSys). Harrie-Jan has MSc degrees in Soil Science (Wageningen Agricultural University) and Atmospheric and Climatic Sciences (ETH Zurich).

Sean Hill
Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Canada
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuroinformatics

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Dr. Sean Hill is the Inaugural Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. The Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics applies state-of-the-art data science, machine learning and multi-scale computational modeling to accelerate the diagnosis, prediction and treatment of brain disorders.

Jeff Holly
University of Bristol, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Endocrinology

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Jeff Holly is professor of clinical science at the University of Bristol, UK. His research is focused on the role of hormones as mediators of the effects of nutrition and lifestyle on chronic diseases, particularly obesity and cancer. In 1993 he was awarded the British Society for Endocrinology medal. He is President of the International Society for IGF Research.

 

Axel Hutt
German Weather Service, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Dynamical Systems

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Axel is Directeur de Recherche at INRIA, France and his work focuses on topics in mathematical neuroscience and data assimilation in meteorology. He received his Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the University of Stuttgart (2000), awarded the Schloessmann Fellowship of the Max Planck Society for his Ph.D thesis (2000) and gained his habilitation (HDR) at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (2012).

Tony James
University of Bath, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Supramolecular Chemistry

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Tony is a professor at the University of Bath, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and holds a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award. He received the Daiwa-Adrian Prize for developing scientific networks with Japan in 2013, the inaugural CASE Prize for establishing scientific networks with China in 2015, and the MSMLG Czarnik award in 2018.

Ralf Jockers
Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
Specialty Chief Editor
Cellular Endocrinology

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I am a trained biochemist and research director with a specific interest in G protein-coupled receptors in endocrinology by developing original BRET, TR-FRET assays. My laboratory is located in the Institute Cochin – Inserm (Paris, France). I am Chair of IUPHAR’s Melatonin receptor sub-committee, field chief editor of Frontiers in Cellular Endocrinology and AE of J Pineal Research.

Sakdirat Kaewunruen
University of Birmingham, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Transportation and Transit Systems

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Sakdirat (Zac) is a chartered engineer in civil and structural colleges with extensive industry experience both in industry and in academia, with over 400 technical publications. He is the UK Principal Scientist for ISO and BSI standard committees for railway sleepers and recycling of rolling stocks.

 

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Microbes and Innate Immunity

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Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D is the Vice Chair of Immunology and the Rose Marie Thomas Endowed Chair at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Her studies have contributed significantly to shaping our current understanding of the NLRs, inflammasomes, interferons, cell death and cytokines of the IL-1 family in all areas of immunology and infectious disease research.

Young Shin Aaron Kim
Stony Brook University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Mathematical Finance

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Dr. Kim obtained his doctorate degree from Sogang University in Korea (2005) and completed habilitation at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2011). His current research interest is mathematical modelling for finance: fat-tailed distribution, asymmetric dependence, clustering of volatility and long-range dependence, financial risk management, portfolio management and derivative pricing. He has published more than 40 research papers in internationally referred journals and awarded one patent.

Patrick Kinney
Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Health and Cities

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Patrick Kinney is the Beverly Brown professor of urban health at Boston University. His work addresses issues at the intersection of global environmental change, human health and policy, with an emphasis on the public health impacts of climate change and air pollution. He did his doctorate at Harvard, where he studied the effects of air pollution on lung function.

Martin Klotz
Washington State University Tri-Cities, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Microbiology

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Martin is a professor of microbiology at Washington State University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Martin’s contributions to the international microbiology community include service to ASM, development of a biannual international conference series on Nitrogen-cycling and the design & editorial direction of Frontiers in Microbiology. His research focuses on the evolution of catabolic pathways in chemolithoautotrophs.

 

Jens Kossmann
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Biotechnology

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Jens Kossmann obtained his MSc in Microbiology at the University of Goettingen and a Ph.D in Plant Biotechnology from the Technical University in Berlin in 1992. Since then, he has worked at various research institutes in Europe, in leading positions. In 2004 he joined Stellenbosch University as director of the Institute of Plant Bio technology and Distinguished Professor in Genetics.

Kostas Kyriakopoulos
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Specialty Chief Editor
Robotic Control Systems

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Kostas obtained a Ph.D at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the NASA Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration. He served as a research assistant professor at RPI and the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Automation & Robotics. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and Director of the Master’s on Automation Systems. His research focus is autonomous robotic and multi-agent systems.

Christophe Lacroix
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Nutrition and Microbes

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Christophe Lacroix is professor of food biotechnology at ETH-Zurich since 2002 after being professor of dairy biotechnology in Canada for 18 years. He works on characterizing food and gut ecosystems and functional microbes, and the role of the gut microbiome in health and diseases. He has published over 300 papers and 10 patents. He is Co-founder of ETH-Spinoff PharmaBiome AG.

Samuel Lagier
SamSpeaksScience
Presentation coach

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Dr. Samuel Lagier is a scientist and comedian who trains and coaches scientific experts to deliver inspiring and engaging speeches in Switzerland and abroad. He curates, coaches and co-hosts the TEDx Lausanne conference since 2012. In his scientific career, Samuel studied sensory perception in the normal and in the schizophrenic brain, in France, the United States and in Switzerland.

 

Johannes le Coutre
Imperial College London, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Nutrition

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With a Ph.D in biophysics, Johannes le Coutre was asked in 2000 to establish research on taste physiology for Nestlé. Currently, as a visiting professor at Imperial College he leads research activities in London. His work is focused on nutrition and health, integrating private and public sectors. Since 2014 he serves as field chief editor for Frontiers in Nutrition.

Ronit le Coutre
Nestlé
Regional head North America Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

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Ronit le Coutre is heading Technology Innovations and North America-Regulations and Scientific Affairs at Nestlé's global headquarters. Following a postdoctoral training at Caltech, she founded MelCure SA to pursue clinical development of an oncology therapy based on her research. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Institute of Embryology in Paris after obtaining a Master’s degree from The Weizmann Institute.

Jim Leebens-Mack
University of Georgia, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Systematics and Evolution

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Jim Leebens-Mack employs genomic, phylogenetic and experimental analyses to investigate genetic and ecology processes driving diversification. Leebens-Mack’s specific research interests include the molecular genetics of speciation; the molecular basis of adaptation; the evolution of genome structure including sex chromosomes; genomic processes influencing gene family evolution; genome evolution in polyploids; and the coevolution of genes interacting in regulatory and developmental pathways.

Geoff Lindsay
University of Warwick, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Special Educational Needs

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Geoff is Director of the Centre for Educational, Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) and professor of educational psychology and Special Educational Needs. He was previously principal educational psychologist for Sheffield City and tutor to the Professional Training Programme of Educational Psychologists at the University of Sheffield. Geoff’s research focuses on special educational needs, parenting support and early intervention.

 

Michael Lisanti
University of Salford, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Cancer Metabolism

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In 1985, Michael Lisanti obtained his BA in Chemistry from New York University (magna cumlaude). Then, in 1992, he graduated from the Tri-institutional MD-PhD Program (Cornell, Rockefeller and Sloan-Kettering). From 1992-97, he was a Whitehead Fellow at MIT, where he worked closely with Professors H.Lodish and D.Baltimore. He has held various senior leadership positions, in the USA and the UK.

Irene Litvan
University of California, San Diego, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Neurology

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Professor of neurosciences, Endowed Chair and Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center at the University of California San Diego. Past Chair of the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorder Section. Serves on multiple scientific, industry and layman boards/committees, published > 300 articles and chapters, senior editor of 4 books, 2018 AAN Movement Disorders Research Awardee and chief editor of Frontiers in Neurology.

Huan Liu
Arizona State University, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Big Data

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Dr. Huan Liu is professor of computer science and engineering at Arizona State University, field chief editor of Frontiers in Big Data and specialty chief editor in Data Mining and Management. His research interests are in data mining, machine learning, social computing, and artificial intelligence. He is a co-author of Social Media Mining text by Cambridge University Press and a Fellow of ACM, AAAI, AAAS, and IEEE.

Vladimir Lupashin
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Membrane Traffic

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Vladimir received his Ph.D from the Russian Academy of Sciences (1990). After a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, he worked with M.G.Waters at Princeton and moved to Little Rock in 1998 where he is professor of physiology at UAMS. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for the generation and maintenance of intracellular membrane-bound compartments in the secretory/endocytic pathways of human cells.

 

Pasquale Maffia
University of Glasgow, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Understanding Health

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I am currently senior lecturer of immunology at the University of Glasgow and have a major interest in the immune response in cardiovascular disease. I currently serve on the Executive Committee of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), Immunopharmacology Section. I am an associate editor of pharmacological research and executive deputy editor of cardiovascular research.

Yadvinder Malhi
University of Oxford, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Tropical Forests

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Yadvinder Malhi is professor of ecosystem science at Oxford University. His research interests focus on how the terrestrial biosphere is responding to global change and how management of the biosphere can help mitigate or adapt to global change. He has a particular focus on tropical forests and runs a field research network that tracks forests across Amazonia, Africa and Asia.

Jeremy Marchant-Forde
Livestock Behavior Research Unit, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Animal Behavior and Welfare

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Jeremy is a research animal scientist with the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit. He has researched welfare and behavior of farm animals for 30 years, following his Ph.D at Cambridge University. His major research interests include social and maternal behavior, dietary manipulation of behavior and factors influencing mortality. He also works on the development of novel welfare indicators and engages in inter-disciplinary studies allied to One Health.

Victor Martin
Classeek, Switzerland
CTO

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Born near Geneva in 1980, Victor Martin studied International Trade at Université Paris-Est & Marketing at Euromed Marseille Business school. A self-taught 'computer scientist', Victor developed his first websites in the late 1990s. Victor now acts as Classeek CTO, helping steering the Classical music business through digital transformation, to the benefit of current musicians and the public.

 

Grégoire Millet
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Sports and Active Living

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Grégoire Millet is professor of exercise physiology at ISSUL (Institute of Sport Sciences) in Lausanne, the “olympic capital”. He has published more than 350 articles, including 260 scientific articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals, over 40 book chapters and 4 books on endurance or altitude training. H-index = 56. Number of citations = 10000.

Michael Moritz
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Pediatrics

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Michael L. Moritz, M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Clinical Director of Pediatric Nephrology and Medical Director of Pediatric Dialysis at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Moritz is a leading expert on disorders in sodium and water metabolism in children and adults. He is the field chief editor of Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Natalia Morozova
Pianist

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Natalia started playing the piano at the age of six. She develops her art by playing as a soloist but also with an orchestra throughout Europe. She has won several international awards. Always on the lookout for new possibilities of expression and knowledge, Natalia's repertoire is constantly enriched with both baroque music and contemporary sounds.

Kris Murray
Imperial College London, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Planetary Health

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I'm an ecologist with interests that fall at the interface between environmental, animal and human health. My research generally focuses on looking at the ways in which global change factors (e.g., climate, land-use) combine with social factors to mediate disease risks in people and wildlife. Much of my work addresses infectious diseases but I have broad interests related to sustainability, planetary health, ecohealth and One Health.

 

Nosang Myung
University of California, Riverside, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Electrochemistry

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Professor Nosang Vincent Myung received his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from UCLA in 1998. In 2001-2003, he joined the Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In 2003, he joined the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UCR and served as the department chair from 2011-2017. Currently, he is the Founding Director of UC-KIMS CIME.

Miki Nakao
Kyushu University, Japan
Specialty Chief Editor
Comparative Immunology

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Miki is a professor of agriculture and Vice Dean of faculty. He has served for the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology as the Executive (President elect, President, and Past President) from 2009 to 2018. His research interest is on evolution and function of innate immunity, especially the complement system in lower vertebrates using bony fish model species.

Anton Nijholt
University of Twente, the Netherlands
Specialty Chief Editor
Human-Media Interaction

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Anton Nijholt is a human-computer interaction researcher. He received his Ph.D from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held research and teaching positions at various universities in different countries. Currently he is associated with the University of Twente in The Netherlands. Main interests are brain-computer interfaces, playable cities and humorous human-computer interactions. Numerous books and articles have been published on these topics.

Wendy Noble
King's College London, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Neurodegeneration

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Wendy Noble is interested in the molecular pathways underlying neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Her group uses cell and animal models of disease to better understand how neurons interact with non-neuronal cells to cause synapse and neuronal damage, including those mediated tau proteins. Wendy is currently a reader/associate professor at King's College London, UK.

 

Sara Palermo
University of Turin, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuropsychology

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Sara Palermo (MSc in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D in Experimental Neuroscience) is a postdoc researcher at the Department of Psychology (University of Turin). She is an expert in placebo analgesia and pain, cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, and frailty in the elderly. She is ordinary member of different scientific societies and of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging.

Paola Patrignani
D'Annunzio University of Chieti – Pescara, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Inflammation Pharmacology

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Paola Patrignani, Ph.D is professor of pharmacology and Head of the laboratory of systems pharmacology at G. d’Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy. She is one of the Top Italian Women Scientists (TWIS) with an H-index of 56 and 11831 citations. She received the 2018 International Aspirin Foundation Senior Science Award. Her research focuses on the study of the role of eicosanoids in inflammation, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Andy Pereira
University of Arkansas, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Abiotic Stress

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Professor Andy Pereira is a plant molecular geneticist. He started his career in maize transposon biology and tagging in heterologous plants. His current interests are in systems level analysis of plant regulatory pathways for photosynthesis and water use efficiency, tolerance to drought, high night temperature and other abiotic stresses, and integrating –omics data and identifying natural variation for crop improvement.

Paolo Perona
University of Edinburgh, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Water and Wastewater Management

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Paolo Perona, Dr. Eng. is professor and Chair of Environmental Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, UK since 2016. He holds a Ph.D in Hydraulic Engineering and his research focus is on the (eco)hydrology and (eco)hydraulics of water systems of humid and arid regions, their resilience to perturbations and related sustainable management. He is author of 94 peer-reviewed research articles.

 

Tarla Rai Peterson
The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Science and Environmental Communication

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Tarla Rai analyses how communication enables and constrains democratic participation in science and environmental policy. Research contexts include climate change, energy system change, land & water planning, and wildlife conservation. She and her graduate students conduct research that facilitates the emergence and implementation of more sustainable public policy, while critiquing the normativity associated with sustainability. Current research focuses on energy democracy.

Stefinee Pinnegar
Brigham Young University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Teacher Education

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Stefinee Pinnegar, a graduate of the University of Arizona, is a teacher educator at BYU. Her research focuses on teacher education, particularly the development of practical memory for teaching and teacher education. She has done extensive work in supporting teachers to teach English Learners (ELs). She continues her interest in self-study of practice and other forms of intimate scholarship.

Paolo Pinton
University of Ferrara, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Molecular and Cellular Oncology

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Dr. Paolo Pinton is full professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He has established international recognition in the field of calcium signaling, mitochondria and cell death. He contributed significantly to the seminal observation of the role of oncogenes and oncosupressors in regulating the calcium homeostasis (March 2019: Impact factor >1.700. Citations >27.000, h-index 75).

Roman Pohrt
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Tribology

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Roman Pohrt is a research engineer at the tribology lab of Technische Universität Berlin. His focus is on friction and mechanical contacts using numerical and experimental methods. He is known for his works on contacts with fractal surface roughness. After his Ph.D, Roman Pohrt studied problems in lubrication, adhesion and wear of contacting surfaces in engineering applications.

 

Valentin Popov
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Tribology

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Valentin Popov studied physics and obtained his doctorate in 1985 from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1994 he obtained his habilitation at the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has held the position of Chair of System Dynamics and Friction Physics at the Technische Universität Berlin since 2002.

Nandita Quaderi
Institute for Scientific Information, UK
Editor-in-Chief, Web of Science

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Dr. Nandita Quaderi is Editor-in-Chief of Web of Science at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Before this, Nandita was Publishing Director at Springer Nature with responsibility for OA Nature Research journals. She was previously a PI at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, KCL. Nandita has a BA in Chemistry from University of Oxford and a Ph.D in Molecular Genetics from Imperial College.

Bob Rees
Scotland’s Rural College, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Climate-Smart Food Systems

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Bob is a professor of agriculture and climate change, with research interests in carbon sequestration, agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation. He is a soil and environmental scientist with a long-established history of research in nitrogen and carbon cycling and soil management in a range of crop and soil systems. He was born in Cardiff and received his Ph.D from the University of Aberdeen.

Shripad Revankar
Purdue University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Nuclear Energy

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Shripad’s research focus is on heat transfer, fluid flow, multi-phase flow, reactor safety, reactor thermal hydraulics, instrumentation, direct energy conversion, hydrogen generation and fuel cell technology, renewable energy, nuclear hydrogen generation, and fuel cells. He received his Ph.D from Karnataka University, India and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Ciro Rico
University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Specialty Chief Editor
Marine Molecular Biology and Ecology

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Professor Ciro Rico is Head of the School of Marine Studies at The University of the South Pacific. He has 31 years of research and academic experience in the fields of marine biology, evolution and molecular ecology. His research program uses ecological and evolutionary genetics data and theory to study the mechanisms responsible for generation and maintenance of biodiversity.

Raina Robeva
Sweet Briar College, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Systems Biology

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Raina Robeva has a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. Her research is in systems biology and mathematical modelling for medicine and the life sciences. Raina is the principal author/editor of four books on these topics and professor of mathematical sciences at Sweet Briar College, where she leads the Center for Science and Technology in Society.

Florian Röhrbein
Technische Universität München, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Neurorobotics

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PD Dr. Florian Röhrbein is group leader for intelligent systems with Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG. He was Managing Director of the Neurorobotics subproject of the HBP flagship at TUM. Previous research stays include the MacKay Institute of Communication and Neuroscience, the HONDA Research Institute Europe and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he worked on projects in AI, computational neuroscience and brain-inspired cognitive systems.

Diego Rubiales
Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Breeding

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Diego is professor at CSIC, Córdoba, Spain with 30 years experience in cereal and legume breeding for pest and disease resistance. He has served as President of the International Legume Society and of the European Association of Grain Legumes Research.

 

Edward Ruthazer
McGill University, Canada
Specialty Chief Editor
Neural Circuits

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Ed Ruthazer is professor of neurology & neurosurgery at McGill University and holds a FRQS research chair in neuronal circuit development. He is Associate Director of the McGill Integrated Program in neuroscience. His laboratory at the Montreal Neurological Institute uses imaging and electrophysiological approaches to study the activity-dependent refinement of brain circuits, neuron-glia interactions, and their involvement in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Salvatore Salomone
Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

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Salvatore is currently professor of pharmacology at the University of Catania (Catania, Italy). His research interests include neuropharmacology and vascular biology. Salvatore got his M.D degree in Catania (1985) and his Ph.D degree in Pharmacology at Université Catholique de Louvain (1995) in Brussels, Belgium. In 2003-2007 he was instructor at Stroke and Neurovascular Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA).

Giorgio Sandrini
University of Pavia, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Neurorehabilitation

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Full professor of neurology and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, University of Pavia, until October 1st 2018. Main fields of his research are in neurorehabilitation, headache and neurophysiology of pain. He has published more than 300 articles. He promoted several research and congresses as President of the European Federation of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Societies and President of the Italian Society of Neurorehabilitation.

Minnie Sarwal
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Nephrology

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Minnie Sarwal is professor of surgery, with joint appointments in medicine and pediatrics, Director of Precision Transplant Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical and research interests focus on computational and translational science in renal diseases, on the immunobiology and computationally driven monitoring for organ transplantation, novel therapeutics and diagnostics and rational immunosuppression trial design.

 

Idan Segev
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Neuroscience

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Idan is the David & Inez Myers Professor of Computational Neuroscience, former Director of the Neurobiology Department and a member of the newly formed “Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His current work is on modeling cortical circuits in detail and developing automated methods for generating models of different electrical and morphological neuron classes.

Mauro Serafini
Teramo University, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Nutritional Epidemiology

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Full professor of human nutrition. Research mission: unraveling the mechanism of body’s resistance to dietary-induced stressors and to understand the role of plant foods in modulating antioxidant/anti-inflammatory response in humans following a sustainable dietary approach. Highly cited scientist from Thomson Reuters (2002-2013). Knight Commander of the Italian Republic for scientific merit.

Aali Sheen
Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Surgical Oncology

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Professor Sheen is a specialist surgeon in HPB and was appointed in 2005 at the Manchester University Foundation Trust. He was born and educated in London, went to Medical School in Scotland followed by surgical training in London, Manchester, Leeds and Sweden. He undertook research and a higher degree in cancer genomics at Christie hospital and the University of Manchester.

Martin Siegert
Imperial College London, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Environmental Science

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Martin Siegert is a glaciologist who specialises in applying geophysical techniques to understand subsurface processes in large polar ice sheets. His work involves the exploration of Antarctica, the discovery of subglacial lakes and comprehension of how the ice sheet has changed in the past through natural climate change and how it will change in future under anthropogenic global warming.

 

Neelima Sinha
University of California, Davis, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Evolution and Development

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Neelima Sinha is professor of plant biology at the University of California, Davis. She holds a Ph.D from UC Berkeley and is a Fellow of the AAAS and ASPB. She is the specialty chief editor of Frontiers in Plant Development and Evolution and an associate editor for the Plant Physiology section in the Frontiers in Plant Science journal.

Mel Slater
University of Barcelona, Spain
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Robotics and AI

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Mel Slater, University of Barcelona, is Co-Director of the lab for Experimental Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology. He was previously professor at UCL (Computer Science). Since the early 1990s his research has focused on technical development of virtual reality, applications psychology, and the cognitive neuroscience of how the brain represents the body. He is supported by an advanced ERC.

Vera Slaveykova
Université de Genève, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Biogeochemical Dynamics

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Dr. Slaveykova is a professor of environmental biogeochemistry and ecotoxicology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her research focus is on the improvement of the basic knowledge of the key processes governing the behavior and potential effects of inorganic contaminants such as toxic metals, engineered nanoparticles and microplastics in aquatic ecosystems; from their input to the site of biological action.

Ian Smith
EPFL, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Structural Sensing

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Ian F.C. Smith is a professor of structural engineering at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D from Cambridge University, UK in 1982. His research interests are advanced cyber-physical systems such as biomimetic structures and sensed civil infrastructure. In 2005, he received the Computing in Civil Engineering award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Ellen Stechel
Arizona State University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Process and Energy Systems Engineering

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Ellen B Stechel, Ph.D in Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago, 1978, is Co-director, ASU LightWorks; professor of practice, molecular sciences; and senior sustainability scientist at Arizona State University (ASU). Her current research focuses on materials and systems for producing sustainable liquid hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide, hydrogen from advanced water splitting, clean water and for thermochemical energy storage.

Stefan Borgwardt
University of Basel, Switzerland
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Psychiatry

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Stefan Borgwardt is professor of neuropsychiatry and heads the Neuropsychiatry and Brain Imaging research group at the University of Basel. He is a clinical psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the Department of Psychiatry linking psychiatric research with the clinical services. Furthermore, he is visiting professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and field chief editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Dieter Steinhilber
Dieter Steinhilber, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Inflammation Pharmacology

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After his Ph.D, Dieter spent a postdoc period at Karolinska Institute. He is currently full professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at Frankfurt University. He was Dean of the faculty and President of the German Pharmaceutical Society. His research interests are in the regulation of inflammatory reactions with a special focus on arachidonic acid metabolism, drug development and gene regulatory mechanisms.

Paul Stokes
King's College London, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Dr. Stokes is a clinical senior lecturer in mood disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Dr. Stokes studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and received his Ph.D in Neuroscience from Imperial College London. Paul is the specialty chief editor for Mood and Anxiety Disorders section of Frontiers in Psychiatry.

 

Izuru Takewaki
Kyoto University, Japan
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Built Environment

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Izuru Takewaki studied architectural engineering at Kyoto University, Japan. In 1991 after obtaining his Ph.D in Structural Optimization and Inverse Vibration Problems at Kyoto University, he focused on critical excitation method and earthquake resilience at Kyoto University where he is currently a professor. He is specialty chief editor of the Earthquake Engineering section in the Frontiers in Built Environment journal.

Herbert Tanner
University of Delaware, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Multi-Robot Systems

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Bert Tanner is a professor of mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA, Athens, Greece in 2001 and the NSF's Career award in 2005. He is a Fellow of the ASME, and a senior member of IEEE.

Arjan te Pas
Leiden University, the Netherlands
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Pediatrics

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After becoming a neonatologist, Arjan te Pas performed research in spontaneous breathing and respiratory support of preterm infants at birth, for which he received a Ph.D degree. Next to his clinical work, te Pas has set up a research program “Perinatal transition and neonatal resuscitation”. He performs experimental studies, clinical studies with physiological measurements and large clinical trials.

Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel
University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

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Hendrik graduated as MD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1986. He accomplished his training in general surgery, then cardiovascular surgery in Lausanne, while continuously being active in research laboratories. Hendrik obtained an Executive MBA from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland in 2007 and has been associate professor at the University of Bern since 2008. He is also the Founder of three companies.

 

Jane Thomason
The University of Queensland, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Blockchain for Good

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Dr. Jane Thomason’s focus is on emerging economies and how frontier technologies can accelerate poverty reduction and improve service delivery. In 2018 she was awarded Top 10 Digital Frontier Women and UN Decade Of Women Quantum Impact Champion and was recently profiled in The Introducer Magazine as a woman leader in Blockchain.

Alix Timko
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Eating Behavior

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Alix is a clinical researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Her research focuses on understanding the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Her work includes a focus on understanding how malnutrition during this sensitive period impacts brain development and in identifying biomarkers that predict risk or resilience for a protracted course.

Antoine Toubert
Paris Diderot University, France
Specialty Chief Editor
Alloimmunity and Transplantation

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Antoine Toubert, M.D, Ph.D, is professor of immunology at the Paris University, Head of INSERM laboratory U1160 and partner of the “Milieu Intérieur” consortium. His group focuses on the mechanisms of lymphoid development and function in health and disease and recently defined a genetic control of human thymopoiesis. He is a member of the INSERM scientific board.

Martyn Tranter
University of Bristol, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Geochemistry

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Martyn Tranter is professor of polar biogeochemistry and Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre. He specialises in biogeochemical reactions in the cryosphere, with expertise global biogeochemical cycles. He is the lead PI of Black and Bloom. He was a Leverhulme senior research fellow during 2010-11 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

 

George Tsiamis
University of Patras, Greece
Assistant Specialty Chief Editor
Systems Microbiology

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George Tsiamis is currently an associate professor of environmental microbiology at the University of Patras. His current research focuses on the gut microbiome of important agricultural pests and disease vectors, marine fish with an emphasis on seabream and seabass. He is also heavily involved in the characterization of the microbial dark matter using advanced molecular technologies.

Hasan Uludağ
University of Alberta, Canada
Specialty Chief Editor
Biomaterials

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Dr. Hasan Uludağ is a professor of chemical & materials engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a Fellow of the International Union of Society of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE). He obtained a B.Sc. degree from Brown University in 1989 and a Ph.D degree from the University of Toronto in 1993.

Nick van de Giesen
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Specialty Chief Editor
Hydrosphere

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Nick van de Giesen received his Ph.D from Cornell University in Land and Water Management. Since 2004, he has been professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, where he holds the “van Kuffeler” Chair of Water Resources Management. He chairs the Delft Global Initiative and is Co-director of the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (www.tahmo.org).

Johannes van Lieshout
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Specialty Chief Editor
Clinical and Translational Physiology

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Board certifications: Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine & Acute Medicine. Research: cardiovascular physiology & disease, autonomic control & cerebrovascular haemodynamics. Founder of Clinical Cardiovascular Physiology Lab (Medical Biology) and Head of Acute Admissions Unit Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Amsterdam. Professor at School of Life Sciences, University Nottingham Medical School, UK. 151 original full (non-review) scientific papers (Google h-index 55, i10-index 123).

 

Sotiris Vardoulakis
Institute of Occupational Medicine, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Health and Cities

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Sotiris is professor and research director at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh, UK, and founding co-Chair of the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability (Healthy-Polis). Previously he was Head of Environmental Change at Public Health England and researcher at several universities. His expertise covers air pollution, climate change, sustainable urban development and public health.

Julita Vassileva
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Specialty Chief Editor
AI for Human Learning and Behavior Change

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Julita Vassileva is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research is in the general area of human-centered computing: user modelling, personalization and social computing, recommender systems, intelligent tutoring systems, incentive, trust and reputation mechanisms, persuasive technology and behavior change.

Hubert Vaudry
University of Rouen, France
Specialty Chief Editor
Neuroendocrine Science

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Alongside his work at the University of Rouen, Hubert is also Director of the International Associated Laboratory Samuel de Champlain and Director of the Platform for Cell Imaging of Haute-Normandie. Hubert is working on the identification of novel neuropeptides and their mechanisms of action, as well as on the effects of neuropeptides on the production of neurosteroids. He is the recipient of several awards including the Maffo Vialli International Award (Rome, 2009).

Björn Vinnerås
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Specialty Chief Editor
Water and Wastewater Management

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Björn Vinnerås obtained his Ph.D in Technology, in 2002 for his work on source separation sanitation technology. Björn is associate professor of environmental engineering with a focus on safe nutrient recycling at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His research over the last 20 years have focused on source separation of household wastewater, hygienisation and fertiliser production from these fractions.

 

John Wade
University of Melbourne, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Chemical Biology

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John is currently professor of chemical biology at both the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. His research interests focus on the use of chemical peptide synthesis for the structure-activity study of insulin-like peptides and host defense peptides. John also serves as associate editor for molecular and structural endocrinology.

Kuansan Wang
Microsoft Research Outreach, USA
Managing Director

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Kuansan Wang is Managing Director of Microsoft Research Outreach in Redmond, WA. He joined Microsoft in 1998 to work on conversational systems and in 2007, on machine cognition that produces Microsoft Academic Graph, a web-scale AI-curated knowledge base for all fields of study. His work includes 180+ patent and scholarly publications and 10 international standards from W3C, Ecma and ISO.

Thomas Wisniewski
School of Medicine, New York University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Aging Neuroscience

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Dr. Wisniewski is a neurologist and neuropathologist, who directs the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Conformational Disorders Laboratory, the Center of Cognitive Neurology, the Center for Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, the Barlow Center, and the Neuropathology Fellowship. His laboratory has been working on elucidating the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's and prion diseases and developing therapeutic strategies. He has more than 300 publications and 24 issued patents.

Hong-Kun Xu
Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Specialty Chief Editor
Fixed Point Theory

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Hong-Kun is a Distinguished Professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University, was Dean of College of Science at National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He was Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics highly cited researcher. His main research areas are nonlinear functional analysis and optimization.

Frontiers Attendees

Mattia Albergante
Head of Data Products

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Mattia’s passion for Product Development and Science brought him to Frontiers in 2014. After coordinating the launch of several digital products, among which the Digital Editorial Office, he switched his focus back to innovation and data, his first area of interest since his Ph.D studies in Physics at EPFL.

Carla Aloè
RT Team Lead

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Carla Aloè studied philology in Milan before moving to the UK where she completed her PhD in Renaissance Literature at the University of Birmingham. She joined Frontiers in 2016 where she worked first in the Review Operations team and later in the Research Topic team. She is currently the Research Topic Team Lead for the Brain program (Neuroscience and Psychology).

Lee Baker
European Affairs Consultant

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Lee is a Director in the health and research policy practice of the European Affairs consultancy Interel in Brussels. Lee is responsible for strategic policy communications within Frontiers’ European Affairs strategy and open science advocacy. Based in the UK, Lee has worked in healthcare and policy initiatives and communications for over 20 years, having previously worked as a clinical hospital pharmacist.

Diana Barreto
Design Manager

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Diana joined Frontiers three years ago and has been working on making our visual identity stronger. She has a powerful visual culture and is always available to take on new challenges. Science is a subject very close to her heart as she has always loved science as a child, so making other people appreciate science in a visual and informative way is a rewarding experience for her.

 

Chloe Blundell
Journal Development Manager

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Born and raised in the New Forest, Chloe received her BSc Degree at the University of Portsmouth. Chloe then received her MSc at the University of Middlesex (Dubai), whilst gaining applied experience working within an international airline and contributing towards the human factors department in aviation training. Chloe has been working at Frontiers, for the Psychology portfolio, since February 2018.

Claudio Bogazzi
Journal Development Manager

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Claudio obtained his Ph.D in Physics at the University of Leiden in 2014. He was member of the international collaboration “ANTARES” which built a neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. He joined Frontiers in 2016 and is now the Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Physics and Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences.

Elisabeth Bowley
Editorial Program Manager

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Liz is the Editorial Program Manager for both the Health and Sustainability programs and is based in our London office where we now have 14 members of the Journal Development Team. She joined Frontiers in 2016 as the Journal Manager for Frontiers in Microbiology and has worked on a variety of younger journals. Prior to joining Frontiers, she worked for a society publisher, on both new and established journals, publishing process improvement and customer service strategies.

Brian Boyle
Journal Development Manager

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Brian joined Frontiers in 2014 after completing his studies in biomedical science, specializing in immunology. He has worked across a variety of fields and journals since then, working first as a specialist in Frontiers in Neuroscience and subsequently Frontiers in Physiology. Since 2016, he has been Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Pharmacology.

 

Jeanelle Bradbrook de Sousa
Event Manager

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Jeanelle's background is in Education and she was an Art and English teacher before joining Frontiers in 2015. As the Events Manager in the Communications team, she leads on planning and organisation of corporate celebrations and oversees the operations and logistics of conference & sponsorship activities at Frontiers.

Lucia Brandi
Head of Journal Development

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Passionate about science and innovation, Lucia joined Frontiers in 2013 and leads the Journal Development department, focused on strategic management of all the Frontiers titles. Inspired by the Frontiers mission to make science open, Lucia enjoys working with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated publishing professionals to make this happen.

Silvia Cardellino
Journal Development Manager

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Silvia manages the Blockchain, Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering journals at Frontiers. She holds a MSc in Plant Biotechnology from the University of Torino, Italy. She studied at WUR, The Netherlands, and worked at INTA, Argentina, AGRIDEA, Switzerland and BDC, UK. Passionate about science dissemination, in her spare time Silvia organizes science outreach events.

Emma Clayton
Journal Development Manager

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Emma is the Journal Manager for Frontiers for Young Minds. After graduating from University of York with an MRes in Ecology and Environmental management, her research focused on assessing extinction levels of various species and working on wildlife conservation plans. She is now involved in making scientific discoveries open and supporting scientists in communicating their research to a wider audience.

 

Marcelle Cochrane
Journal Development Manager

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Marcelle completed her B.Sc in Natural and Environmental Sciences and went on to specialize in Aquatic Health completing a B.Sc Hons, M.Sc and Ph.D in the Department of Zoology at the University of Johannesburg. While completing her Ph.D she also completed a second M.Sc in Environmental Management in the Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies. As Journal Development Manager at Frontiers, she handles Frontiers in Physiology.

Damaris Critchlow
Journal Development Manager

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Damaris graduated with an MA in European Philosophy from the University of the West of England, with a focus on Post-Kantian philosophy. She has been working at Frontiers since 2015 and is Journal Manager within the Humanities and Social Sciences for the Education, Sociology and Communication journals.

Thomas Croft
Journal Development Manager

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Thomas completed a Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Bristol in 2016. He has over 2 years’ experience in academic publishing, working across peer-review and journal development teams at both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Frontiers. Thomas now works as the Journal Development Manager for the Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science journals at Frontiers.

Caterina Da Re
Journal Development Manager

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Caterina joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing her Ph.D in Genetic and Molecular Biology of Development. She worked first as a specialist in Frontiers in Physiology and is now the Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Nutrition and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Prior to this, Caterina was a geneticist primarily interested in mitochondrial disorders.

 

Gilbert de Gregorio
Journal Development Manager

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I obtained my Ph.D from Imperial College within the chemistry and chemical engineering departments, studying the deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass using ionic liquids to produce biofuels. I am currently Journal Manager for Frontiers in Energy Research and Frontiers in Robotics & AI. In my spare time I enjoy reading, socializing, skiing and relaxing to all sorts of jazz and piano music.

Emma Duncan
Science Communication Manager

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Emma joined Frontiers in 2017 as Science Communications Manager, working to bring top research published in Frontiers journals to a wider audience through the media and other outlets. Originally a cancer researcher, she has worked in science-based communications for various organizations –including biotech and pharma companies and international organizations including WWF, the UN Environment Program and the International Diabetes Federation.

Carolina Feijao
Journal Development Manager

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Carolina joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing her Ph.D at the University of Cambridge. Her expertise spans several areas of sustainability research and she also has policy experience from working for the UK Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Carolina is the Journal Manager for Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.

Vitor Fonseca
IT Services Team Lead

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Vitor joined Frontiers in 2012 as System Administrator, a hands-on IT Professional who loves his work and the challenges associated with it. Having more than ten year’s experience in IT, gives him the flexibility to adapt to different job requirements and always deliver outstanding performance.

 

Alessandra Fornarelli
Journal Development Manager

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Alessandra joined Frontiers in 2016 and since January 2018 is the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Immunology. She graduated from the University of Piemonte Orientale in Novara, Italy and completed a doctoral degree in molecular biomedicine at the University of Bonn, Germany, working at the German Center for Neurodegenerative diseases (DZNE) in the laboratory led by Professor Pierluigi Nicotera.

Désirée Galicher
Information Technology Director

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Désirée provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure information technology environment throughout Frontiers. She oversees all Infrastructure, Software Development and Data teams focused on providing a premiere service to researchers worldwide. Her expertise in Computer Science and IT Service Management leads her high-performance teams towards operational excellence.

Kate Gardner
RT Team Lead

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Kate’s background is in Child Development and Child Psychology, having worked for almost a decade as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) in pediatric hospital settings in the Washington DC area and Switzerland. In 2014, Kate began working with Frontiers on the Research Topic team in Lausanne. In 2016, she spearheaded the US-based Research Topic team in Seattle, Washington.

Nina Hall
Journal Development Manager

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Nina is a marine biologist with a special focus on deep-sea biodiversity and ecology, ocean observation, science communication and policy. She studied in Hawaii and the U.K. before gaining experience in communication relations at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. She joined Frontiers in 2013, creating and launching Frontiers in Marine Science. She also oversees Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution.

 

Molly Hawes
Journal Development Manager

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Molly joined Frontiers in May 2019 as Journal Development Manager for the sustainability portfolio. She previously worked on climate change, sustainability and geoscience journals for Nature Research. She was seconded to and wrote for the multidisciplinary journal Nature and has a Master’s in environmental geoscience from the University of Bristol. She’s passionate about interdisciplinary sustainability research—and climbing.

Laura Henderson
Editorial Program Manager

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Laura has led Editorial Programs at Frontiers for 3 years and is constantly excited to be part of the growth and achievements of the teams and company. Passionate about Open Access and publishing innovation, her previous 10 years’ experience included commissioning and project managing STM books within a major university press and acting as Editor-in-Chief for a digital content company.

Dawn Hunter
Journal Development Manager

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After obtaining a BA Hons degree in English Literature at York University, I started my career in publishing as an Editorial Assistant for the Royal Society for Public Health, before being promoted to Managing Editor. In 2012, I moved into journal development, taking on roles at Informa Healthcare, Incisive Media, and Elsevier before joining Frontiers in April 2018.

Michael Kenyon
General Counsel

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Michael Kenyon is Frontiers’ General Counsel, advising Frontiers since its earliest days. Dual British-Swiss national, Michael qualified as a Solicitor in England and worked for two large London law firms before coming to Switzerland thirty years ago, since when he has worked for two large industrial companies and as a self-employed lawyer. Michael is married with three children.

 

Martin Kussmann
Editorial Director

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Martin Kussmann is Editorial Director at Frontiers, leading the program Frontiers for Young Minds. He is Honorary Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the Aarhus University, Denmark. From 2016-2018, Martin was full professor at the University of Auckland, and the Scientific Director of New Zealand’s National Science Challenge ‘High-Value Nutrition’. Martin is an expert in omics and nutrition.

Emily Legge
Journal Development Manager

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I joined Frontiers in late 2018 and am responsible for the strategic growth and development of our Earth and Environmental Science portfolios. Originally from New Zealand, I have worked in academic publishing for over six years in Germany, the UK and Oceania. I am passionate about improving access to research through digital innovation and exploring the role of scholarly communication in science and society.

Jessada Mahatthananchai
Journal Development Manager

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Jessada obtained his BA in 2009. After his MS from the University of Pennsylvania, he relocated to ETH Zurich to pursue his doctorate in chemistry and graduated in 2013. As a visiting assistant professor, he had taught a number of courses in chemistry. He further studied management of technology and haS worked in non-profit, medical education, and publishing sectors.

Jakob Mainusch
Journal Development Manager

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Jakob joined frontiers in 2017 and is currently the Journal Manager for Frontiers in Oncology. Before coming to Frontiers, he spent five years with Thomson Reuters in Geneva. He received his degree in forest sciences and business from Helsinki university in Finland, he previously studied in development sociology at Leiden university in the Netherlands.

 

Stéphanie Maret Greppin
Journal Development Manager

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Born in Switzerland, Stéphanie completed her Ph.D in Neuroscience at the University of Geneva and Lausanne before moving on to a postdoc at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. She then decided to join Frontiers and embrace a publishing career in 2013. She is now managing the strategic development of the Neuroscience Journals since 2015.

Linoy Markram
Program Manager – Launch

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With a background in Sustainable Development and Economics from SOAS, Linoy has experience in the fields of humanitarian aid and publishing. She previously worked at the Terre des hommes foundation in project monitoring and donor relationship management. Linoy joined Frontiers in 2010 and now manages the Launch Team, responsible for the development and launch of new Frontiers titles and sections.

Kirsten Martin
RT Manager

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Kirsten joined Frontiers in 2014, after completing a master’s degree in Plant Restoration Ecology. She is responsible for overseeing the Research Topic Team, including strategic development of the article collections within all journal portfolios, as well as growing and developing this rapidly expanding team. She was born and raised in Wisconsin, USA and moved to Lausanne in 2013, where she is very happy to continue to develop her French and explore the mountains in her free time.

Laurent Mathey
Journal Development Manager

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Laurent holds a Ph.D in Surface, Organometallic and Physical Chemistry. He pursued research during a postdoc in Osaka before joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, working a wide range of journals, from general chemistry to inorganic and crystallography. Laurent joined Frontiers in 2017 and is now managing both Frontiers in Chemistry and Frontiers in Materials.

 

Gráinne McNamara
Research Integrity Team Lead

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Gráinne joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing a Ph.D and post-doctoral training in neuroscience and (epi)genetics. She joined Frontiers, first as a specialist and since 2018, as Research Integrity Team Lead for a portfolio of Biological, Data, and Physical Sciences and Engineering journals.

Ruth Miller
Editorial Program Manager

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Ruth has worked in publishing for over 5 years having previously worked for Routledge, Taylor & Francis at the headquarters in Oxfordshire, UK. She joined Frontiers in 2017 working on the Engineering portfolio and the launch of Frontiers in Blockchain. She is currently the Editorial Program Manager for the Biomedical and Life Sciences Program.

Yulia Milushova
Assistant to Executive and Editorial Office

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Yulia has a Human Resources background, over four years of experience in the automotive industry and was a Toyota Way training expert in Moscow. She worked on the European Motor shows and facilitated the Crisis Communications Trainings for Executives and media facing employees. She joined Frontiers in 2016 and is Assistant to the CEO and to the Editorial Office.

Rossana Mirabella
Journal Development Manager

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Rossana graduated from the University of Napoli in 1997 and obtained her Ph.D degree in Plant Molecular Biology at Wageningen University (Netherlands) studying the mechanisms regulating the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. After her Ph.D, she obtained a VENI grant to study how plant volatile compounds affect plant defences and inter-plant communication. She joined Frontiers in October 2013 and is currently Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Plant Science.

 

Ryan Mullen
Social Media Manager

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Ryan is the Social Media Manager at Frontiers. With over 10 years of experience in digital marketing on a global scale, he leads Frontiers social media strategies in science dissemination, open-access advocacy and customer relations. Ryan joined the Frontiers team in 2018 and is extremely passionate about the Frontiers’ open-access mission.

Lia Noce
Assistant to the Executive Editor

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Lia completed a Master of Arts in French & English Literature at University of Lausanne, followed by a specialization in “Public Discourse and Communication Analysis”. After an internship in the Marketing & Communication department of a private bank in Geneva, she worked as Account Manager and Copywriter at a branding agency. In 2017, she joined Frontiers as the Assistant to the Executive Editor Frederick Fenter.

Iva Norek
Event Specialist

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Iva has been part of the Frontiers Events team since May 2018. She has previous experience in organizing human rights awareness campaigns and particle physics outreach events for CERN. Journalist by education and with a profound love for science, she has also worked as a science writer at CERN.

Stephanie Oeben
Senior Market Intelligence Manager

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With a background in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Stephanie finished her Ph.D in Anthropology on online video game communities at Oxford Brookes University in 2013. She then worked for Elsevier on Open Access and Market Intelligence and as an editor for Research Trends until 2017 when she joined Frontiers where she uses her expertise for data-driven decision making.

 

Rebekka Park
Journal Development Manager

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Rebekka received her Ph.D from ETH Zurich in 2013. Her Ph.D projects centered around understanding the function of apolipoprotein M (apoM) in high density lipoprotein metabolism and its potential anti-atherogenic effects. Before joining Frontiers, she worked as Managing Editor for the Journal of Molecular Medicine. She is currently Journal Manager for Frontiers in Endocrinology and Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Oksana Parylo
Editorial Program Manager

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Oksana joined Frontiers in 2016 with over seven years of research work. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia, USA. Her research focused on staff evaluation, development and retention. Oksana has held numerous managerial positions including leading three journals from the Frontiers’ health portfolio and Frontiers in Psychology.

Iulia Pascu
Event Manager

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Iulia Pascu joined Frontiers in September 2017 as Event Manager in charge of corporate events. Her previous experience includes seven years of event management at CERN, where she was in charge of conferences and outreach events. She was also part of THE Port, a non-profit association organizing humanitarian hackathons that develop technological solutions to tackle global humanitarian challenges.

Laura Perlini
Journal Development Manager

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Laura Perlini holds a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy. During her doctoral and postdoctoral studies, she studied brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders applying several in-vitro and in-vivo techniques, including gene editing. She joined Frontiers in 2015. Since October 2017, she is the Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Neurology.

 

Lucia Perrini
Journal Development Manager

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Passionate about science and communication, Lucia manages Frontiers in Big Data, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, and Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics journals. Lucia joined Frontiers in 2018 after completing her PhD and post-doctoral fellowship within the CMS Collaboration at CERN’s LHC. As a particle physicist and data analyst, she also contributed to the discovery and characterisation of the Higgs boson.

Claudio Pimpao
Lead Product Manager

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Claudio is responsible for the Peer Review products. This includes the Submission System, the Review Forum and AIRA, our new AI assistant. He joined the Frontiers’ Product Management team in 2017. In 2019, he became Lead Product Manager and is leading a team of product managers and business analysts.

Katie Powis
Journal Development Manager

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Katie completed a Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, in 2013 and went on to study nutrient sensing mechanisms and cell growth control as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Katie joined the Frontiers editorial team in 2015 and currently manages Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences and Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

Christiane Ranke
Research Topics Team Lead

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I am a Research Topics Team Lead at the Frontiers London office and have been with Frontiers for over two years now. I help grow the journals in the physical sciences portfolio which matches my background in physics (Masters in Biophysics). In my spare time, I love to be active, like playing rugby, hiking, climbing and cycling.

 

Mina Roussenova
Editorial Program Manager

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Mina completed a Ph.D in Polymer Physics at the University of Bristol, UK in 2011 and worked in academia for 3 years before transitioning to publishing. She has over 4 years’ experience in publishing working across a range of products and editorial teams, both at Frontiers and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Mina now oversees the Physical Sciences and Engineering Editorial Program at Frontiers.

Grazia Savini
Journal Development Manager

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Grazia holds a Ph.D in Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology. Her research work, carried out between the University of Pavia and the Yale School of Public Health, focused on disease vectors such as mosquitoes and tsetse flies. She joined the Frontiers editorial team in February 2017 and is now Journal Manager for Frontiers in Medicine and Frontiers in Public Health.

Dorina Seitaj
Journal Development Manager

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Dorina joined the Frontiers in Microbiology team in November 2016. She is a marine biogeochemist specializing in environmental microbiology and nutrient cycling in coastal systems. After graduating with a MSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Parma, she did her PhD at the NIOZ where she studied the role of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria on the biogeochemical cycling in hypoxic marine systems.

Usha Selvaraju
Communications Specialist

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I focus on project-based activities and relationship building, which allows me to understand and find solutions to problems of communicating complexity, while also garnering the support required to address those same challenges. I have worked in the social and employment policy; sports & physical activity; human rights and international development cooperation sectors. I am a Communications Specialist at Frontiers in Lausanne.

 

Laure Sonnier
EU Liaison Office

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Laure is ssociate Director in the European Affairs consultancy Interel in Brussels. For Frontiers, in Brussels, Laure is responsible for the implementation of Frontiers Public Affairs strategy and open science advocacy. Besides her decade of experience in European policies, she has previous experience as a researcher in neuroscience, receiving her PhD from Ecole Normale Superieure and is a public health graduate of Harvard University.

Judyta Sorokowska-Yammin
Senior Review Operations Manager

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Judyta studied political science, european studies and media & journalism at the University of Wroclaw. After spending two years working in various communications roles as an international consultant, Judyta decided to pursue a career in scholarly publishing. As Senior Review Operations Manager, she leads a team of 40, working to ensure a high-quality, rapid and smooth peer review process.

Antonella Tesoro
Journal Development Manager

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Antonella has extensive publishing and project management experience, having managed multiple EU-funded projects focusing on science to education and engineering for PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) in Brussels. Before joining Frontiers in 2017, Antonella worked for the Royal Society of Chemistry, a publisher based in Cambridge-UK, where she built experience in journal development, editorial management, marketing and sales.

Claire Turner
Journal Development Manager

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Claire has been working in Open Access scholarly publishing for 4 years, joining Frontiers at the beginning of 2018 to lead the development of several titles in the Neuroscience portfolio. She first developed her interest in the Open Science space whilst working in Editorial and Communications at F1000 Research and advanced her knowledge by achieving a Masters in Publishing from UCL.

 

Gabriella Zozzaro
Office Manager

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Gabriella, originally from the US, completed her studies in International Affairs and began her professional career at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. She joined Frontiers in October 2017 providing daily support to the growing international staff. As the Office Manager she is the up-beat, proactive, dynamic problem solver for all the office needs. She is honored to be working for a company pushing for open access science for all.