Attendees

 

  Eric Achterberg  GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (HZ), Germany  Specialty Chief Editor   Marine Biogeochemistry   _  Eric Achterberg obtained a MSc in aquatic chemistry/water pollution at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), and a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Liverpool (UK). He worked at the Universities of Plymouth and Southampton, where he became a Royal Society Wolfson merit award Professor. Since 1993 he is a Professor at GEOMAR (Germany).

Eric Achterberg
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (HZ), Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Marine Biogeochemistry

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Eric Achterberg obtained a MSc in aquatic chemistry/water pollution at the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), and a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Liverpool (UK). He worked at the Universities of Plymouth and Southampton, where he became a Royal Society Wolfson merit award Professor. Since 1993 he is a Professor at GEOMAR (Germany).

  Valerio Acocella   University of Roma Tre, Italy  Field Chief Editor   Frontiers in Earth Science   _  After completing a Ph.D. in 2000 on 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 professor. Valerio leads the section Volcanology as Specialty Chief Editor, and also serves as Associate Editor in Structural Geology and Tectonics.

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

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After completing a Ph.D. in 2000 on 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 professor. Valerio leads the section Volcanology as Specialty Chief Editor, and also serves as Associate Editor in Structural Geology and Tectonics.

  Mark Adams  University of Sydney, Australia  Field Chief Editor   Frontiers in Forests and Global Change   _  Mark is currently Professor of BioScience and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology.  He served as Dean of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney, and as a member of Boards of leading research centres (ICRAF, CIFOR, Bushfire CRC). He researches the sustainability of (mostly Australian) forests and woodlands, and has been awarded numerous national and international prizes and fellowships.

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

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Mark is currently Professor of BioScience and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology.  He served as Dean of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney, and as a member of Boards of leading research centres (ICRAF, CIFOR, Bushfire CRC). He researches the sustainability of (mostly Australian) forests and woodlands, and has been awarded numerous national and international prizes and fellowships.

  Atsushi Asakura  University of Minnesota, USA  Specialty Chief Editor   Cell and Developmental Biology   _  Atsushi’s research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms controlling muscle stem cell and to develop therapeutic methods for muscular dystrophy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. After a postdoc at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, McMaster University and Ottawa Health Research Institute in Canada, he became a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Atsushi Asakura
University of Minnesota, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Cell and Developmental Biology

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Atsushi’s research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms controlling muscle stem cell and to develop therapeutic methods for muscular dystrophy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. After a postdoc at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, McMaster University and Ottawa Health Research Institute in Canada, he became a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

 
  Raffaele Badolato  University of Brescia, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor   Pediatric Immunology   _  Raffaele Badolato is President of the Italian Society of Pediatric Research (SIRP), Head of Rare Diseases Services and of Pediatric Outpatient Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Brescia, Italy. He is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Brescia (Italy) since 2016. His research is focused on the study of the genetic basis and pathogenesis of immune-mediated disorders in children.

Raffaele Badolato
University of Brescia, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Pediatric Immunology

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Raffaele Badolato is President of the Italian Society of Pediatric Research (SIRP), Head of Rare Diseases Services and of Pediatric Outpatient Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Brescia, Italy. He is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Brescia (Italy) since 2016. His research is focused on the study of the genetic basis and pathogenesis of immune-mediated disorders in children.

  Simone Bastianoni  University of Siena, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor   Energy Systems and Policy   _  Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Siena, Italy. Research areas are Sustainability and its indicators (e.g. based on Emergy evaluation, Ecological Footprint, Greenhouse Gases Balance, Life Cycle Assessment) and Energy systems. He received the first Prigogine Junior Medal (2004). He is President of the Emergy Society and Member of the Standard Committee of Global Footprint Network.

Simone Bastianoni
University of Siena, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Energy Systems and Policy

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Full Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Siena, Italy. Research areas are Sustainability and its indicators (e.g. based on Emergy evaluation, Ecological Footprint, Greenhouse Gases Balance, Life Cycle Assessment) and Energy systems. He received the first Prigogine Junior Medal (2004). He is President of the Emergy Society and Member of the Standard Committee of Global Footprint Network.

  George Billman  The Ohio State University, USA  Field Chief Editor   Frontiers in Physiology   _  George Billman received a BS in Natural Sciences (Xavier University, 1975) and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics (University of Kentucky, 1980); Currently, he is Professor at The Ohio State University (since 1984). His research has focused on the autonomic neural regulation of the heart in both health and disease with particular emphasis placed on the mechanisms responsible for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

George Billman
The Ohio State University, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Physiology

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George Billman received a BS in Natural Sciences (Xavier University, 1975) and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics (University of Kentucky, 1980); Currently, he is Professor at The Ohio State University (since 1984). His research has focused on the autonomic neural regulation of the heart in both health and disease with particular emphasis placed on the mechanisms responsible for life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

  Franco Biondi  University of Nevada, USA  Specialty Chief Editor   Paleoecology   _  Franco is a tree biologist with a specialty in dendroecology, which is the study of tree rings and wood formation to infer ecological changes. He has studied tree-dominated landscapes in the Western USA, Mexico, and southern Europe. He pursues his research goals using instrumental and proxy records, field observations, numerical methods, and automated sensors to bridge temporal and spatial scales.

Franco Biondi
University of Nevada, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Paleoecology

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Franco is a tree biologist with a specialty in dendroecology, which is the study of tree rings and wood formation to infer ecological changes. He has studied tree-dominated landscapes in the Western USA, Mexico, and southern Europe. He pursues his research goals using instrumental and proxy records, field observations, numerical methods, and automated sensors to bridge temporal and spatial scales.

 
  Angel Borja  Centro tecnológico experto en innovación marina y alimentaria (AZTI), Spain  Specialty Chief Editor   Marine Ecosystem Ecology   _  Angel Borja, Ph.D. in Marine Ecology; DSc (HC) (Hull University). Principal Investigator at AZTI (Spain). Makes marine ecology research useful for policy-makers, studies effects of human activities on marine ecosystems, the recovery after impact, develops methodologies to assess the marine status (used worldwide). Scientific Committee Member of the European Environment Agency. Author of more than 250 papers (Hindex: 52), editor of three journals.

Angel Borja
Centro tecnológico experto en innovación marina y alimentaria (AZTI), Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Marine Ecosystem Ecology

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Angel Borja, Ph.D. in Marine Ecology; DSc (HC) (Hull University). Principal Investigator at AZTI (Spain). Makes marine ecology research useful for policy-makers, studies effects of human activities on marine ecosystems, the recovery after impact, develops methodologies to assess the marine status (used worldwide). Scientific Committee Member of the European Environment Agency. Author of more than 250 papers (Hindex: 52), editor of three journals.

  Gavin T. L. Brown  The University of Auckland, New Zealand  Specialty Chief Editor   Assessment, Testing, & Applied Measurement   _  Gavin researches the psychology of assessment and its impact on student and instructor beliefs and behaviour. He was a test developer for published educational test systems in New Zealand. He collaborates with test development colleagues at Umea University, Sweden. He is interested in how best to make advanced statistical techniques accessible to non-experts who have to analyse their own data.

Gavin T. L. Brown
The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Specialty Chief Editor
Assessment, Testing, & Applied Measurement

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Gavin researches the psychology of assessment and its impact on student and instructor beliefs and behaviour. He was a test developer for published educational test systems in New Zealand. He collaborates with test development colleagues at Umea University, Sweden. He is interested in how best to make advanced statistical techniques accessible to non-experts who have to analyse their own data.

  Stuart Bunn  Griffith University, Australia  Specialty Chief Editor   Freshwater Science   _  Stuart is the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His research explores the ecology of river and wetland systems with a particular focus on the science to inform river management. He has extensive experience working with international and Australian government agencies on water resource management issues, including former appointments as an Australian National Water Commissioner and as a Director of Land and Water Australia.

Stuart Bunn
Griffith University, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Freshwater Science

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Stuart is the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His research explores the ecology of river and wetland systems with a particular focus on the science to inform river management. He has extensive experience working with international and Australian government agencies on water resource management issues, including former appointments as an Australian National Water Commissioner and as a Director of Land and Water Australia.

  Ranieri Cancedda  University of Genoa, Italy  Field Chief Editor   Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology   _  Ranieri was a founder and first President of the European Tissue Engineering Society, which is now the European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). Ranieri has spent most of his career studying and developing methods of tissue reconstruction using stem cells, biomaterials, and active biomolecules such as growth factors and angiogenic molecules and is considered in academic circles as one of the forefathers of tissue engineering.

Ranieri Cancedda
University of Genoa, Italy
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

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Ranieri was a founder and first President of the European Tissue Engineering Society, which is now the European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS). Ranieri has spent most of his career studying and developing methods of tissue reconstruction using stem cells, biomaterials, and active biomolecules such as growth factors and angiogenic molecules and is considered in academic circles as one of the forefathers of tissue engineering.

 
  Gianluca Castelnuovo  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor  Clinical and Health Psychology    _   Gianluca Castelnuovo, Ph.D., Psy.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology in the Catholic University of Milan and Senior Researcher and Clinician in the Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, one the most important centres in Europe for the treatment of obesity. Castelnuovo is one of the international leading researchers in the clinical psychology for obesity.

Gianluca Castelnuovo
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Clinical and Health Psychology

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Gianluca Castelnuovo, Ph.D., Psy.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology in the Catholic University of Milan and Senior Researcher and Clinician in the Istituto Auxologico Italiano IRCCS, one the most important centres in Europe for the treatment of obesity. Castelnuovo is one of the international leading researchers in the clinical psychology for obesity.

  Chaomei Chen  Drexel University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Research Metrics and Analytics    _   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 developes the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing patterns and trends in scientific literature.

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 developes the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing patterns and trends in scientific literature.

  Ludmila Chistoserdova  University of Washington, USA  Specialty Chief Editor  Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology    _   Ludmila is an expert in methylotrophy, focusing on bacterial metabolism of methane. Having contributed to major discoveries in biochemistry of methylotrophy, she has moved on to genomics and metagenomics of methylotrophs, and further to understanding the role of microbial communities in metabolizing methane, through synthetic ecology approaches. She is a senior investigator at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

Ludmila Chistoserdova
University of Washington, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

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Ludmila is an expert in methylotrophy, focusing on bacterial metabolism of methane. Having contributed to major discoveries in biochemistry of methylotrophy, she has moved on to genomics and metagenomics of methylotrophs, and further to understanding the role of microbial communities in metabolizing methane, through synthetic ecology approaches. She is a senior investigator at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

  Pietro Cipresso  IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano – Milano, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor Quantitative Psychology and Measurement   _  Assistant Professor in Psychometrics at Catholic University of Milan and Senior Researcher at Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab (Istituto Auxologico Italiano). Author of more than 150 scientific publications in Computational Science, Virtual Reality, Psychophysiology and Psychometrics. Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society, Chartered Scientist (CSci) by Science Council and Fellow of the Psychonomic Society (FPsyS).

Pietro Cipresso
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano – Milano, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Quantitative Psychology and Measurement

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Assistant Professor in Psychometrics at Catholic University of Milan and Senior Researcher at Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab (Istituto Auxologico Italiano). Author of more than 150 scientific publications in Computational Science, Virtual Reality, Psychophysiology and Psychometrics. Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society, Chartered Scientist (CSci) by Science Council and Fellow of the Psychonomic Society (FPsyS).

 
  Christopher Clack  University College London, UK  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Blockchain   _  Christopher D. Clack is a senior lecturer in Computer Science at UCL with 34 years’ research in simulation, languages, architectures, genetic computation and financial computing. He has secured over £4m for research, knowledge transfer and teaching; founded and led UCL's Thomson-Reuters Laboratory, and the UK Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network. In 2009, he received a higher doctorate (ScD) from Cambridge University.

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

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Christopher D. Clack is a senior lecturer in Computer Science at UCL with 34 years’ research in simulation, languages, architectures, genetic computation and financial computing. He has secured over £4m for research, knowledge transfer and teaching; founded and led UCL's Thomson-Reuters Laboratory, and the UK Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network. In 2009, he received a higher doctorate (ScD) from Cambridge University.

  Yoram Cohen  World’s Jewish Museum, Israel  Head of global fundraising and strategy   _  Yoram Cohen is the head of global fundraising and strategy of the World’s Jewish Museum. Since 2013 Yoram Cohen has been the development manager of the international news channel i24 news, as well as the Executive Director of The Patrick and Lina Drahi Philanthropic Foundation. From 1996 to 2013, he was Associate Vice President for Europe at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Yoram Cohen
World’s Jewish Museum, Israel
Head of global fundraising and strategy

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Yoram Cohen is the head of global fundraising and strategy of the World’s Jewish Museum. Since 2013 Yoram Cohen has been the development manager of the international news channel i24 news, as well as the Executive Director of The Patrick and Lina Drahi Philanthropic Foundation. From 1996 to 2013, he was Associate Vice President for Europe at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

  Sabrina Cohen  Nomads foundation  President   _  Sabrina has 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 and not for profit, impact organizations.

Sabrina Cohen
Nomads foundation
President

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Sabrina has 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 and not for profit, impact organizations.

  Samuel Cushman  United States Department of Agriculture, USA  Specialty Chief Editor  Evolutionary and Population Genetics   _  Samuel Cushman is a Research Ecologist at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Director of the Center for Landscape Science. He is Frontiers Specialty Chief Editor for Evolutionary and Population Genetics.

Samuel Cushman
United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Evolutionary and Population Genetics

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Samuel Cushman is a Research Ecologist at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the Director of the Center for Landscape Science. He is Frontiers Specialty Chief Editor for Evolutionary and Population Genetics.

 
  Egidio D‘Angelo  University of Pavia, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor Cellular Neuroscience   _  Egidio received his degree in Medicine from the University of Pavia in 1985. His academic career has taken him to the United Kingdom and Norway, and in 2006 he returned to the University of Pavia as a Full Professor of Physiology. His key research interest lies in investigating the synaptic properties of the mossy fiber – granule cell synapse of cerebellum, with particular regard to the functional role of NMDA receptors.

Egidio D‘Angelo
University of Pavia, Italy
Specialty Chief Editor
Cellular Neuroscience

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Egidio received his degree in Medicine from the University of Pavia in 1985. His academic career has taken him to the United Kingdom and Norway, and in 2006 he returned to the University of Pavia as a Full Professor of Physiology. His key research interest lies in investigating the synaptic properties of the mossy fiber – granule cell synapse of cerebellum, with particular regard to the functional role of NMDA receptors.

  Fulvio D’Acquisto  University of Roehampton, UK  Specialty Chief Editor  Understanding Health    _   Fulvio is a pharmacologist, an immunologist and a psychotherapist. He is passionate about a new field of research he named Affective Immunology. This new area of research aims at understanding the links between emotional states and immune responses. Fulvio’s other passion is public engagement. He is the Editor in Chief of Frontiers for Young Mind – Health section.

Fulvio D’Acquisto
University of Roehampton, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Understanding Health

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Fulvio is a pharmacologist, an immunologist and a psychotherapist. He is passionate about a new field of research he named Affective Immunology. This new area of research aims at understanding the links between emotional states and immune responses. Fulvio’s other passion is public engagement. He is the Editor in Chief of Frontiers for Young Mind – Health section.

  Emmanouil Dermitzakis  University of Geneva, Switzerland  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Genetics   _  Emmanouil Dermitzakis is currently a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the University of Geneva Medical School and Director of The Health2030 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.

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

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Emmanouil Dermitzakis is currently a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development of the University of Geneva Medical School and Director of The Health2030 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.

  Yulia Chentsova Dutton  Georgetown University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor  Cultural Psychology   _  Dr. Chentsova Dutton is a cultural psychologist. She received her undergraduate training from Williams College and graduate training from the University of Minnesota and Stanford University.Her research interests center on cultural shaping of emotions and social support. Her research bridges cultural and clinical psychology by examining how emotions and social support emerge from the interaction of universal tendencies, cultural scripts, and situational cues.

Yulia Chentsova Dutton
Georgetown University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Cultural Psychology

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Dr. Chentsova Dutton is a cultural psychologist. She received her undergraduate training from Williams College and graduate training from the University of Minnesota and Stanford University.Her research interests center on cultural shaping of emotions and social support. Her research bridges cultural and clinical psychology by examining how emotions and social support emerge from the interaction of universal tendencies, cultural scripts, and situational cues.

 
  Mark Elgar            University of Melbourne, Australia            Field Chief Editor              Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution          _      Mark was an undergraduate at Griffith University, completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, and held research fellowships at the University of Oxford and University of NSW before joining the University of Melbourne, where he is a professor. His research, characterized by unusual conceptual and taxonomic breadth, investigates how natural and sexual selection shape biological diversity, and especially animal behaviour.  

Mark Elgar          
University of Melbourne, Australia          
Field Chief Editor             
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution  
     

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Mark was an undergraduate at Griffith University, completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, and held research fellowships at the University of Oxford and University of NSW before joining the University of Melbourne, where he is a professor. His research, characterized by unusual conceptual and taxonomic breadth, investigates how natural and sexual selection shape biological diversity, and especially animal behaviour.
 

  Andreas Fahlman  Oceanografic Foundation, Spain  Specialty Chief Editor Aquatic Physiology   _  A comparative physiologist studying the cardiorespiratory adaptations that allow marine vertebrates to dive to extreme depths for long durations. Most of the work links studies on animals under managed care with field studies to develop tools that have direct impact for animal conservation.

Andreas Fahlman
Oceanografic Foundation, Spain
Specialty Chief Editor
Aquatic Physiology

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A comparative physiologist studying the cardiorespiratory adaptations that allow marine vertebrates to dive to extreme depths for long durations. Most of the work links studies on animals under managed care with field studies to develop tools that have direct impact for animal conservation.

  Lee Samuel Finn  University of Pennsylvania, USA  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences   _  Sam is an American astrophysicist working at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are in gravitational wave astronomy. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was the Director of the National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center for Gravitational Wave Physics.

Lee Samuel Finn
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

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Sam is an American astrophysicist working at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are in gravitational wave astronomy. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was the Director of the National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center for Gravitational Wave Physics.

  Gil Garnier  Monash University, Australia   Specialty Chief Editor Chemical Engineering   _  Director of Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) and Professor in Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia (2015-). He is Director of the ARC transformation Hub - Processing Advanced Lignocellulosics (PALS). Previously, Gil was Senior Research Scientist at Kimberly-Clark and Paprican Professor in Chemical Engineering, McGill University. His expertise is the application of (bio)polymers and Interfacial Engineering to biodiagnostics and lignocellulosic materials. 

Gil Garnier
Monash University, Australia
Specialty Chief Editor
Chemical Engineering

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Director of Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA) and Professor in Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Australia (2015-). He is Director of the ARC transformation Hub - Processing Advanced Lignocellulosics (PALS). Previously, Gil was Senior Research Scientist at Kimberly-Clark and Paprican Professor in Chemical Engineering, McGill University. His expertise is the application of (bio)polymers and Interfacial Engineering to biodiagnostics and lignocellulosic materials. 

 
  Pietro Ghezzi  Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Inflammation   _  Pietro has a PhD in Pharmacology from the Mario Negri Institute in Milano where from 1991 to 2008 he was the Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology. From 1998 to 2000 he was Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine, in the laboratory of the late Len Herzenberg. He joined Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2008, and is Chair in Experimental Medicine, Head of Division of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation and Director of Doctoral Studies.

Pietro Ghezzi
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Inflammation

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Pietro has a PhD in Pharmacology from the Mario Negri Institute in Milano where from 1991 to 2008 he was the Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology. From 1998 to 2000 he was Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine, in the laboratory of the late Len Herzenberg. He joined Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2008, and is Chair in Experimental Medicine, Head of Division of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation and Director of Doctoral Studies.

  Michel Goldman  Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Medicine  _  Michel Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. (h-index 80), is the Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in healthcare (I3h) in Brussels. Until 2014 he was the first Executive Director of the IMI, a €2 billion European partnership. In 1992, he shared the Steinberg Prize with Pr. Peter Piot and in 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Lille.

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

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Michel Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. (h-index 80), is the Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in healthcare (I3h) in Brussels. Until 2014 he was the first Executive Director of the IMI, a €2 billion European partnership. In 1992, he shared the Steinberg Prize with Pr. Peter Piot and in 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Lille.

  Pierre Goloubinoff  University of Lausanne, Switzerland  Specialty Chief Editor  Protein Folding, Misfolding and Degradation   _  Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute. Since 1999 an Associate Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then at Lausanne University. Described for the first time in 1989 how a molecular chaperone can prevent protein aggregation and promote protein folding to the native state. Expertise of the mechanisms of molecular chaperones and of quantitative proteomics of heat-shock proteins.

Pierre Goloubinoff
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Protein Folding, Misfolding and Degradation

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Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute. Since 1999 an Associate Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then at Lausanne University. Described for the first time in 1989 how a molecular chaperone can prevent protein aggregation and promote protein folding to the native state. Expertise of the mechanisms of molecular chaperones and of quantitative proteomics of heat-shock proteins.

  Qiyong Gong   Sichuan University, China  Specialty Chief Editor Computational Psychiatry   _  Dr. Qiyong Gong is a Professor of Radiology at West China Hospital of Sichuan University (China) and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine (USA). His research focus on imaging characterization of neuropsychiatric disorders, contributing to developing psychoradiology (https://radiopaedia.org/articles/psychoradiology). Dr. Gong is Future Chair (2019-2020) of ISMRM Governing Committee of the Psychiatric MR Study Group.

Qiyong Gong 
Sichuan University, China
Specialty Chief Editor
Computational Psychiatry

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Dr. Qiyong Gong is a Professor of Radiology at West China Hospital of Sichuan University (China) and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine (USA). His research focus on imaging characterization of neuropsychiatric disorders, contributing to developing psychoradiology (https://radiopaedia.org/articles/psychoradiology). Dr. Gong is Future Chair (2019-2020) of ISMRM Governing Committee of the Psychiatric MR Study Group.

 
  Margaret Grogan  Chapman University, California, USA  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Education   _  Margaret Grogan is Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California. Originally from Australia, she has a B.A. in Ancient History and Japanese Language (University of Queensland) and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Washington State University). Her research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and organizational leadership for social justice.

Margaret Grogan
Chapman University, California, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Education

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Margaret Grogan is Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, California. Originally from Australia, she has a B.A. in Ancient History and Japanese Language (University of Queensland) and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Washington State University). Her research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and organizational leadership for social justice.

  Sara Hallin  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden  Specialty Chief Editor Terrestrial Microbiology   _  Sara is a microbial ecologist and holds the chair in soil microbiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala since 2012. Her main research area is the ecology of microbes involved in cycling of inorganic nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic sediments, with a special focus on the microbes performing the anaerobic processes.

Sara Hallin
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Specialty Chief Editor Terrestrial Microbiology

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Sara is a microbial ecologist and holds the chair in soil microbiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala since 2012. Her main research area is the ecology of microbes involved in cycling of inorganic nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic sediments, with a special focus on the microbes performing the anaerobic processes.

  Christian Hansel  University of Chicago, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Cellular Neuroscience   _  Christian has received his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 1996. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with David Linden, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and returned in 2008 to the USA, where he is now Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on cellular mechanisms of learning, particularly on the role of synaptic and non-synaptic forms of plasticity in the cerebellum and cerebral cortex.

Christian Hansel
University of Chicago, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Cellular Neuroscience

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Christian has received his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 1996. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with David Linden, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and returned in 2008 to the USA, where he is now Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on cellular mechanisms of learning, particularly on the role of synaptic and non-synaptic forms of plasticity in the cerebellum and cerebral cortex.

  Alex Hansen  Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Physics   _  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 now heads a center of excellence: Porous Media Laboratory. Alex is 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 for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 2011-2017.

Alex Hansen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, 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 now heads a center of excellence: Porous Media Laboratory. Alex is 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 for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 2011-2017.

 
  Joshua Heazlewood  University of Melbourne, Australia  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Plant Science   _  Joshua is an Associate Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he leads a research group exploring the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. He received his PhD from La Trobe University, Australia, in 2001 in the field of plant science and has spent the past decade examining aspects of plant metabolism.

Joshua Heazlewood
University of Melbourne, Australia
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Plant Science

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Joshua is an Associate Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he leads a research group exploring the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. He received his PhD from La Trobe University, Australia, in 2001 in the field of plant science and has spent the past decade examining aspects of plant metabolism.

  Michael Heinrich  UCL School of Pharmacy, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Ethnopharmacology   _  Michael Heinrich is a Professor of Ethnopharmacology (Pharmacognosy) and was until recently the head of the research cluster ‘Biodiversity and Medicines’ at the UCL School of Pharmacy. He serves as the co-chair of UCL’s Research Ethics Committee. The group's research aims at tackling fast-changing global health needs, including the prevention and early stage management of diabetes.

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

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Michael Heinrich is a Professor of Ethnopharmacology (Pharmacognosy) and was until recently the head of the research cluster ‘Biodiversity and Medicines’ at the UCL School of Pharmacy. He serves as the co-chair of UCL’s Research Ethics Committee. The group's research aims at tackling fast-changing global health needs, including the prevention and early stage management of diabetes.

  Jeff Holly  University of Bristol, UK  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Endocrinology   _  Jeff was born in London and received his PhD in the Department of Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (1982). The main interests of his group have been the role of IGFs in chronic human diseases and in particular their role as metabolic regulators and mediators of the effects of nutrition. In 1993 he was awarded the UK Society for Endocrinology Medal.

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

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Jeff was born in London and received his PhD in the Department of Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (1982). The main interests of his group have been the role of IGFs in chronic human diseases and in particular their role as metabolic regulators and mediators of the effects of nutrition. In 1993 he was awarded the UK Society for Endocrinology Medal.

  Axel Hutt  German Meteorological Service, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Dynamical Systems   _  Axel is Directeur de Recherche and his work focusses on the mathematical description of neural population activity and multivariate data analysis of empirical neural activity. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Stuttgart in 2000 and gained his Habilitation (HDR) at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis in 2012. From 2015 to 2019, he moved temporarily as a delegate to the German Weather Service.

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

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Axel is Directeur de Recherche and his work focusses on the mathematical description of neural population activity and multivariate data analysis of empirical neural activity. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Stuttgart in 2000 and gained his Habilitation (HDR) at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis in 2012. From 2015 to 2019, he moved temporarily as a delegate to the German Weather Service.

 
  Tony James  University of Bath, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Supramolecular Chemistry   _  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 In 2013 he received the Daiwa-Adrian Prize and in 2015 the Inaugural CASE Prize. His research interests include many aspects of Supramolecular chemistry, including: molecular recognition, molecular self-assembly and sensor design.

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 In 2013 he received the Daiwa-Adrian Prize and in 2015 the Inaugural CASE Prize. His research interests include many aspects of Supramolecular chemistry, including: molecular recognition, molecular self-assembly and sensor design.

  Martin Günter Klotz  Washington State University, USA  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Microbiology   _  Martin is Professor of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He has worked on the identification and evolutionary history of key inventory in catabolic pathways of ammonia- and methane-oxidizing bacteria. Martin has served the microbiology community in many capacities culminating with the design of Frontiers in Microbiology with16 specialty sections and the specialty journal Frontiers in Cellular & Infection Microbiology.

Martin Günter Klotz
Washington State University, USA
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Microbiology

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Martin is Professor of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He has worked on the identification and evolutionary history of key inventory in catabolic pathways of ammonia- and methane-oxidizing bacteria. Martin has served the microbiology community in many capacities culminating with the design of Frontiers in Microbiology with16 specialty sections and the specialty journal Frontiers in Cellular & Infection Microbiology.

  Alois Knoll  Technische Universität München, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Neurorobotics   _  Alois C. Knoll received his Ph.D. from TU Berlin in 1988. He joined the University of Bielefeld in 1993, where he was full professor and the director of the group Technical Informatics until 2001. Since then he has been a professor at the Computer Science Department of TUM. His research interests include AI, cognitive, medical, sensor-based robotics, multi-agent systems, and data fusion.

Alois Knoll
Technische Universität München, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Neurorobotics

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Alois C. Knoll received his Ph.D. from TU Berlin in 1988. He joined the University of Bielefeld in 1993, where he was full professor and the director of the group Technical Informatics until 2001. Since then he has been a professor at the Computer Science Department of TUM. His research interests include AI, cognitive, medical, sensor-based robotics, multi-agent systems, and data fusion.

  Rodrigo Kuljiš  University of Miami, USA  Former Specialty Chief Editor Aging Neuroscience   _  Rodrigo (Rod) Kuljiš, M.D., is a physician-scientist (neuroscience) specialized in neurology and subspecialized in the neurology of cognition, behavior and emotions, and in neuropsychiatry (a.k.a. clinical neuroscience), with emphasis in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and is also certified by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (USA).

Rodrigo Kuljiš
University of Miami, USA
Former Specialty Chief Editor
Aging Neuroscience

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Rodrigo (Rod) Kuljiš, M.D., is a physician-scientist (neuroscience) specialized in neurology and subspecialized in the neurology of cognition, behavior and emotions, and in neuropsychiatry (a.k.a. clinical neuroscience), with emphasis in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and is also certified by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (USA).

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

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.

  Johannes Le Coutre  Imperial College London, UK  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Nutrition   _  With a Ph.D. in Biophysics, Johannes le Coutre was asked in 2000 to establish taste physiology for Nestlé Research. 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.

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 taste physiology for Nestlé Research. 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.

  Irene Litvan  University of California, San Diego, USA  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Neurology   _  Dr. Irene Litvan is the University of California San Diego Tasch Endowed Chair of Parkinson Disease Research, Professor of Neurosciences and Director of the Parkinson Foundation Movement Disorder Center of Excellence. She is a fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology and Chair of the CME committee of the International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society.

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

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Dr. Irene Litvan is the University of California San Diego Tasch Endowed Chair of Parkinson Disease Research, Professor of Neurosciences and Director of the Parkinson Foundation Movement Disorder Center of Excellence. She is a fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology and Chair of the CME committee of the International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society.

  James Lloyd  Stellenbosch University, South Africa  Specialty Chief Editor Plant Biotechnology   _  James Lloyd is a plant biotechnologist currently situated in South Africa, but who has worked previously in the UK, Germany and Denmark. His main focus is on the biotechnological improvement of plants for farmers and industry, but he also examines the role of metabolism in bacterial growth and cell division.

James Lloyd
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Biotechnology

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James Lloyd is a plant biotechnologist currently situated in South Africa, but who has worked previously in the UK, Germany and Denmark. His main focus is on the biotechnological improvement of plants for farmers and industry, but he also examines the role of metabolism in bacterial growth and cell division.

 
  Jochen Meier   Technical University Braunschweig, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Molecular Neuroscience   _  In 2000, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) conferred the doctorate in neurosciences on Jochen C. Meier. In 2006, he was awarded the Venia Docendi et Legendi in physiology, medicine (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) and became PI of Helmholtz-University-Research-Group at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin). Since 2015, he is Professor of Cell Physiology at Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. 

Jochen Meier
Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Molecular Neuroscience

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In 2000, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) conferred the doctorate in neurosciences on Jochen C. Meier. In 2006, he was awarded the Venia Docendi et Legendi in physiology, medicine (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) and became PI of Helmholtz-University-Research-Group at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin). Since 2015, he is Professor of Cell Physiology at Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. 

  Joav Merrick  Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Public Health   _  Joav has conducted extensive research in the field of pediatrics, child health and human development, rehabilitation, disability, public health, welfare, abuse, advocacy, quality of life and prevention. He received the Peter Sabroe Child Award for outstanding work on behalf of Danish children in 1985, and the International LEGO-Prize (sometimes coined the “Children’s Nobel Prize”) for an extraordinary contribution towards improvement in child welfare and well-being in 1987.

Joav Merrick
Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Public Health

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Joav has conducted extensive research in the field of pediatrics, child health and human development, rehabilitation, disability, public health, welfare, abuse, advocacy, quality of life and prevention. He received the Peter Sabroe Child Award for outstanding work on behalf of Danish children in 1985, and the International LEGO-Prize (sometimes coined the “Children’s Nobel Prize”) for an extraordinary contribution towards improvement in child welfare and well-being in 1987.

  Michael L. Moritz  Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Pediatrics   _  Michael L. Moritz, MD, 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 sodium and water metabolism in children and adults. He is the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Pediatrics.

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

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Michael L. Moritz, MD, 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 sodium and water metabolism in children and adults. He is the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Pediatrics.

  Natalia Morozova  Pianist  _  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.

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.

 
  Ewald Moser  Medical University of Vienna, Austria  Specialty Chief Editor Biomedical Physics   _  Head MR Physics and Scientific Director, MR Center of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Scientific and technical developments in high- and ultrahigh-field MRI & MRS. We develop novel RF-coils and protocols. Functional MRI of emotion and cognition in collaboration with Psychologists/Psychiatrists. High-resolution dynamic muscle studies in humans. Since 2001 Adjunct Professor of Physics in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Ewald Moser
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Specialty Chief Editor
Biomedical Physics

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Head MR Physics and Scientific Director, MR Center of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Scientific and technical developments in high- and ultrahigh-field MRI & MRS. We develop novel RF-coils and protocols. Functional MRI of emotion and cognition in collaboration with Psychologists/Psychiatrists. High-resolution dynamic muscle studies in humans. Since 2001 Adjunct Professor of Physics in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

  Biswarup Mukhopadhyay  Virginia Tech, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Microbial Physiology and Metabolism   _  Biswarup is a Microbiologist with Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois. Currently he is a Professor of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech. Biswarup’s current research interest is on the evolutionary histories sulfate reduction and redox regulation in methanogenic archaea with Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, a hyperthermophilic methanogen from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and coenzyme F 420 metabolism in methanogen and mycobacteria.

Biswarup Mukhopadhyay
Virginia Tech, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

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Biswarup is a Microbiologist with Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and postdoctoral training at the University of Illinois. Currently he is a Professor of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech. Biswarup’s current research interest is on the evolutionary histories sulfate reduction and redox regulation in methanogenic archaea with Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, a hyperthermophilic methanogen from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and coenzyme F 420 metabolism in methanogen and mycobacteria.

  Laurent Nicod  University of Lausanne, Switzerland  Specialty Chief Editor Pulmonary Medicine   _  Laurent trained and has worked extensively in his field here in Switzerland, including his presidency of the Swiss Society of the Pulmonary Hypertension from 2005 to 2007. His fundamental research in immune mechanisms in lung tissue is linked to a desire to build bridges between the different specialties involved in transplantation, and also in asthma, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases.

Laurent Nicod
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Pulmonary Medicine

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Laurent trained and has worked extensively in his field here in Switzerland, including his presidency of the Swiss Society of the Pulmonary Hypertension from 2005 to 2007. His fundamental research in immune mechanisms in lung tissue is linked to a desire to build bridges between the different specialties involved in transplantation, and also in asthma, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases.

  Wendy Noble  King's College London, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Neurodegeneration   _  Wendy is a neuroscientist who focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of neurodegeneration. She received her PhD from University College London in 2001 and began working on Alzheimer's disease during her first post-doc in New York. She returned to the UK in 2004 and is currently a Senior Lecturer at King's College London.

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

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Wendy is a neuroscientist who focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of neurodegeneration. She received her PhD from University College London in 2001 and began working on Alzheimer's disease during her first post-doc in New York. She returned to the UK in 2004 and is currently a Senior Lecturer at King's College London.

 
  Annalisa Pastore  King’s College London, UK  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences   _  Annalisa’s main research interest lies in understanding the molecular bases of iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis. She has received multiple honours for her work; she was elected an EMBO Member and became a Member of Academia Europaea, and in 2016, Annalisa was awarded as one of the Top Italian Women Scientists by National Observatory on Women’s Health.

Annalisa Pastore
King’s College London, UK
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences

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Annalisa’s main research interest lies in understanding the molecular bases of iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis. She has received multiple honours for her work; she was elected an EMBO Member and became a Member of Academia Europaea, and in 2016, Annalisa was awarded as one of the Top Italian Women Scientists by National Observatory on Women’s Health.

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

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

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

  Vagelis Plevris  Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway  Specialty Chief Editor Built Environment   _  Vagelis received his Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. His research focuses on Finite Element Method; Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures; Earthquake Engineering; Optimum Design; Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis of Structures; and Neural Networks and their Applications in Engineering.

Vagelis Plevris
Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Specialty Chief Editor
Built Environment

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Vagelis received his Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. His research focuses on Finite Element Method; Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures; Earthquake Engineering; Optimum Design; Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis of Structures; and Neural Networks and their Applications in Engineering.

  Jan Polák  Charles University, Czech Republic  Specialty Chief Editor Diabetes   _  Obtained MD and Ph.D. degrees at the Charles University in Prague. Research and clinical interests include the regulation of adipose tissue endocrine and metabolic functions related to the development of insulin resistance. During and after postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University conducting active research of mechanisms linking obstructive sleep apnea with the development of metabolic impairments.

Jan Polák
Charles University, Czech Republic
Specialty Chief Editor
Diabetes

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Obtained MD and Ph.D. degrees at the Charles University in Prague. Research and clinical interests include the regulation of adipose tissue endocrine and metabolic functions related to the development of insulin resistance. During and after postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University conducting active research of mechanisms linking obstructive sleep apnea with the development of metabolic impairments.

 
  Pierluigi Porcu  Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Hematology Oncology   _  Pierluigi is a medical oncologist physician scientist with a focus on risks factors, pathogenesis, and new therapies for T/NK-cell lymphomas. A related interest is the biology and global health impact of EBV-induced lymphomas. He is the Director of Hematologic Malignancies and BMT at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and serves as a consultant on drug development and biomarkers for T/NK-cell lymphomas.

Pierluigi Porcu
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Hematology Oncology

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Pierluigi is a medical oncologist physician scientist with a focus on risks factors, pathogenesis, and new therapies for T/NK-cell lymphomas. A related interest is the biology and global health impact of EBV-induced lymphomas. He is the Director of Hematologic Malignancies and BMT at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and serves as a consultant on drug development and biomarkers for T/NK-cell lymphomas.

  John Provis  University of Sheffield, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Materials   _  John Provis completed a Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and is now Professor of Cement Materials Science and Engineering and Head of the Engineering Graduate School at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on the development and characterisation of new types of cement for sustainable construction and nuclear waste immobilisation.

John Provis
University of Sheffield, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Materials

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John Provis completed a Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and is now Professor of Cement Materials Science and Engineering and Head of the Engineering Graduate School at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on the development and characterisation of new types of cement for sustainable construction and nuclear waste immobilisation.

  Nicola Pugno   University of Trento, Italy  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Materials   _  Nicola founded the Laboratory of Bio-Inspired and Graphene Nanomechanics at the University of Trento, Italy, where he is professor of solids and structural mechanics. He is also professor of material science at the Queen Mary University of London. He holds two Masters degrees – in Engineering and Physics, a Ph.D. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biology. He has received 4 ERC grants. 

Nicola Pugno
University of Trento, Italy
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Materials

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Nicola founded the Laboratory of Bio-Inspired and Graphene Nanomechanics at the University of Trento, Italy, where he is professor of solids and structural mechanics. He is also professor of material science at the Queen Mary University of London. He holds two Masters degrees – in Engineering and Physics, a Ph.D. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biology. He has received 4 ERC grants. 

  Piers Robinson  University of Sheffield, UK  Specialty Chief Editor    Political Communication   _  Piers Robinson is Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism (Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester 2005-2011; Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Liverpool 1999-2005). He researches communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war. His current research focuses on organised persuasive communication and contemporary propaganda. He is Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies and Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media.

Piers Robinson
University of Sheffield, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Political Communication

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Piers Robinson is Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism (Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester 2005-2011; Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Liverpool 1999-2005). He researches communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war. His current research focuses on organised persuasive communication and contemporary propaganda. He is Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies and Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media.

 
  Florian Röhrbein  Technische Universität München, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Neurorobotics   _  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 in projects on AI, computational neuroscience and brain-inspired cognitive systems.

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 in projects on AI, computational neuroscience and brain-inspired cognitive systems.

  Michael Rychlik  Technische Universität München, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Food Chemistry   _  Michael graduated in food chemistry, his Ph.D. studies covered the flavour of bread and he was appointed full professor in Analytical Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich in 2010. His research is focused on developing analytical methods for bioactive food components, in particular for vitamins, mycotoxins, odorants and lipids.

Michael Rychlik
Technische Universität München, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Food Chemistry

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Michael graduated in food chemistry, his Ph.D. studies covered the flavour of bread and he was appointed full professor in Analytical Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich in 2010. His research is focused on developing analytical methods for bioactive food components, in particular for vitamins, mycotoxins, odorants and lipids.

  Salvatore Salomone  University of Catania, Italy  Specialty Chief Editor Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery   _  Salvatore is currently Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Catania (Catania, Italy). His research interests include neuropharmacology and vascular biology. Salvatore got his MD degree in Catania (1985), then he moved to Université Catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium) where he got his Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology (1995). In 2003-2007 he was instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA).

Salvatore Salomone
University of 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 MD degree in Catania (1985), then he moved to Université Catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium) where he got his Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology (1995). In 2003-2007 he was instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA).

  Jörg-Peter Schnitzler  Helmholtz Zentrum München (HZ), Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Forests and the atmosphere   _  Plant biologist and physiologist with interests in biosynthesis and regulation of VOC emissions from plants and microbes, metabolomic networks in plants under stress biological and ecosystemic functions of VOCs, biosphere – atmosphere exchange, phenotyping of plant-microbe-interactions, and sustainable biomass production systems.

Jörg-Peter Schnitzler
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HZ), Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Forests and the atmosphere

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Plant biologist and physiologist with interests in biosynthesis and regulation of VOC emissions from plants and microbes, metabolomic networks in plants under stress biological and ecosystemic functions of VOCs, biosphere – atmosphere exchange, phenotyping of plant-microbe-interactions, and sustainable biomass production systems.

 
  Uwe Schröder  Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Energy Research   _  Uwe is chair for Sustainable Chemistry and Energy Research and head of the Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany. His research emphasis is electrochemistry, comprising different aspects of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. For more than fifteen years, microbial electrochemistry and microbial electrochemical technologies have been a major area of his work.

Uwe Schröder
Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany
Field Chief Editor
Frontiers in Energy Research

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Uwe is chair for Sustainable Chemistry and Energy Research and head of the Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany. His research emphasis is electrochemistry, comprising different aspects of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. For more than fifteen years, microbial electrochemistry and microbial electrochemical technologies have been a major area of his work.

  Matthew Lee Smith  Texas A&M University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Public Health Education and Promotion   _  Matthew has devoted his career to create synergistic partnerships and initiatives to encourage positive lifestyles and reduce rates of preventable morbidity and mortality.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) and Gerontological Society of America (GSA).  Matthew is on faculty at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and The University of Georgia College of Public Health.

Matthew Lee Smith
Texas A&M University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Public Health Education and Promotion

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Matthew has devoted his career to create synergistic partnerships and initiatives to encourage positive lifestyles and reduce rates of preventable morbidity and mortality.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) and Gerontological Society of America (GSA).  Matthew is on faculty at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and The University of Georgia College of Public Health.

  James Spencer  University of Lausanne, Switzerland  Presentation coach/actor   _  James Spencer is a presentation coach/actor with over 20 years of performance experience. Currently teaching public speaking and performance skills for HEC University Lausanne, bachelors students and EMBA program, and has coached faculty from IMD, École Hôtelier de Lausanne and business people in the area. Recently, co-founded Company What If...?, MFA Acting, Moscow Art Theatre School/Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, Harvard.

James Spencer
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Presentation coach/actor

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James Spencer is a presentation coach/actor with over 20 years of performance experience. Currently teaching public speaking and performance skills for HEC University Lausanne, bachelors students and EMBA program, and has coached faculty from IMD, École Hôtelier de Lausanne and business people in the area. Recently, co-founded Company What If...?, MFA Acting, Moscow Art Theatre School/Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, Harvard.

  Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel  University Hospital Bern, Switzerland  Field Chief Editor Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine   _  Hendrik graduated as MD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1986, accomplished his training in general surgery, then cardiovascular surgery in Lausanne, while continuously being active in research laboratories. Hendrik became an executive MBA from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland in 2007 and is Associate Professor at the University of Bern since 2008. Finally, he is Founder of three companies.  

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, accomplished his training in general surgery, then cardiovascular surgery in Lausanne, while continuously being active in research laboratories. Hendrik became an executive MBA from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland in 2007 and is Associate Professor at the University of Bern since 2008. Finally, he is Founder of three companies.  

 
  Tracy Stokol  Cornell University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Veterinary Experimental and Diagnostic Pathology   _   Tracy Stokol is a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist and Professor at Cornell University. She teaches within the veterinary curriculum, performs clinical service duty and conducts investigative and clinical research. Her research interests are in hemostasis and cancer, particularly with mechanisms of thrombosis in animals with cancer and viral infection and identification of biomarkers for cancer in animals.

Tracy Stokol
Cornell University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor Veterinary Experimental and Diagnostic Pathology

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Tracy Stokol is a board-certified veterinary clinical pathologist and Professor at Cornell University. She teaches within the veterinary curriculum, performs clinical service duty and conducts investigative and clinical research. Her research interests are in hemostasis and cancer, particularly with mechanisms of thrombosis in animals with cancer and viral infection and identification of biomarkers for cancer in animals.

  Marc Struelens  Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium  Specialty Chief Editor Infectious Diseases - Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment    _  Since 2012, Marc has been Chief Microbiologist and Head of Microbiology Coordination at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm. He is a former President of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, of the Belgian Infection Control Society and of the ESCMID Study Group on Epidemiological Markers. For his work, Marc has received the Award of the Belgian Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Marc Struelens
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Specialty Chief Editor
Infectious Diseases - Surveillance, Prevention and Treatment

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Since 2012, Marc has been Chief Microbiologist and Head of Microbiology Coordination at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm. He is a former President of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, of the Belgian Infection Control Society and of the ESCMID Study Group on Epidemiological Markers. For his work, Marc has received the Award of the Belgian Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

  Michael Thompson  National Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA  Specialty Chief Editor Stellar and Solar Physics   _  Michael Thompson is a solar/stellar physicist whose research interests are the study of the interior of the Sun and other stars using seismic techniques (helioseismology) and inverse problems more generally. He has held a number of scientific leadership positions in research institutes and universities in the UK and USA. He is currently Deputy Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Michael Thompson
National Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Stellar and Solar Physics

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Michael Thompson is a solar/stellar physicist whose research interests are the study of the interior of the Sun and other stars using seismic techniques (helioseismology) and inverse problems more generally. He has held a number of scientific leadership positions in research institutes and universities in the UK and USA. He is currently Deputy Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

  Elizabeth Torres  Rutgers University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Integrative Neuroscience   _  Elizabeth completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science with a focus on math/modeling at UCSD. She received postdoctoral training at CALTECH and is currently Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Her lab works at the intersection of biomedical industry and basic science with a focus on behavioral biomarkers and computational models of neuronal systems using empirically informed generative models of behavior.

Elizabeth Torres
Rutgers University, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Integrative Neuroscience

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Elizabeth completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science with a focus on math/modeling at UCSD. She received postdoctoral training at CALTECH and is currently Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Her lab works at the intersection of biomedical industry and basic science with a focus on behavioral biomarkers and computational models of neuronal systems using empirically informed generative models of behavior.

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

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).

  Herman Waldmann  University of Oxford, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Immunological Tolerance and Regulation   _  For the past 30 years, Herman’s laboratory has sought to understand the mechanisms underlying therapeutic tolerance, and to apply that knowledge to improve immunosuppressive therapies for human disease. His laboratory developed the first humanised antibody (now called Lemtrada) to enter the clinic – licensed now for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. He retired as Head of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in 2012 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of Oxford. 

Herman Waldmann
University of Oxford, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Immunological Tolerance and Regulation

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For the past 30 years, Herman’s laboratory has sought to understand the mechanisms underlying therapeutic tolerance, and to apply that knowledge to improve immunosuppressive therapies for human disease. His laboratory developed the first humanised antibody (now called Lemtrada) to enter the clinic – licensed now for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. He retired as Head of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in 2012 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of Oxford. 

  Robert Weissert  University of Regensburg, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology   _  Robert Weissert is a neurologist and neuroimmunologist. Presently he is working at the University of Regensburg/Germany in research, teaching and patient care. Before he had been working at the University of Tuebingen/Germany, the Karolinska Hospital and Institute in Stockholm/Sweden and in biotechnological industry in Geneva/Switzerland. He investigates immune-mediated diseases affecting the nervous system with focus on multiple sclerosis.

Robert Weissert
University of Regensburg, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology

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Robert Weissert is a neurologist and neuroimmunologist. Presently he is working at the University of Regensburg/Germany in research, teaching and patient care. Before he had been working at the University of Tuebingen/Germany, the Karolinska Hospital and Institute in Stockholm/Sweden and in biotechnological industry in Geneva/Switzerland. He investigates immune-mediated diseases affecting the nervous system with focus on multiple sclerosis.

  Aaron Williamon  Royal College of Music, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Performance Science   _  Aaron Williamon is Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music (RCM) where he directs the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership of the RCM and Imperial College London. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific initiatives that inform music learning and teaching, as well as the impact of music and the arts on society. 

Aaron Williamon
Royal College of Music, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Performance Science

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Aaron Williamon is Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music (RCM) where he directs the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership of the RCM and Imperial College London. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific initiatives that inform music learning and teaching, as well as the impact of music and the arts on society. 

 
  Thomas Wisniewski  New York University, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Aging Neuroscience   _  Dr. Wisniewski is Director of the NYU NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Conformational Disorders Laboratory, the Center of Cognitive Neurology, the Barlow Memory Disorders Center, and the Division of Aging and Dementia. For 30 years he has worked on elucidating the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s and related diseases, with an aim to develop therapies. This work has led to 300 peer-reviewed publications and 23 issued patents.

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

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Dr. Wisniewski is Director of the NYU NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Conformational Disorders Laboratory, the Center of Cognitive Neurology, the Barlow Memory Disorders Center, and the Division of Aging and Dementia. For 30 years he has worked on elucidating the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s and related diseases, with an aim to develop therapies. This work has led to 300 peer-reviewed publications and 23 issued patents.

  Kath Woodward  Open University, UK  Specialty Chief Editor Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies   _  Kath Woodward is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK, where she works on critical feminist theories and gender and sexuality studies, especially within the empirical field of sport. Recent publications have focused upon the phenomenon of ‘being in the zone’, understood as a collective, social and cultural experience. Current research, following a Frontiers’ Research Topic on Birth, concerns the interrelationship between birth and death: ethics and experience, forthcoming, Routledge in 2019.

Kath Woodward
Open University, UK
Specialty Chief Editor
Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies

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Kath Woodward is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK, where she works on critical feminist theories and gender and sexuality studies, especially within the empirical field of sport. Recent publications have focused upon the phenomenon of ‘being in the zone’, understood as a collective, social and cultural experience. Current research, following a Frontiers’ Research Topic on Birth, concerns the interrelationship between birth and death: ethics and experience, forthcoming, Routledge in 2019.

  Si Wu  Beijing Normal University, China  Specialty Chief Editor Computational Neuroscience   _  Dr. Si Wu, trained in Theoretical Physics, now Professor in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University of China. His research interests are Computational Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. He is particularly interested in applying mathematical models to elucidate the general principles of neural information processing and based on which to develop brain-inspired computational algorithms.

Si Wu
Beijing Normal University, China
Specialty Chief Editor
Computational Neuroscience

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Dr. Si Wu, trained in Theoretical Physics, now Professor in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University of China. His research interests are Computational Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. He is particularly interested in applying mathematical models to elucidate the general principles of neural information processing and based on which to develop brain-inspired computational algorithms.

  Yunde Zhao  University of California San Diego, USA  Specialty Chief Editor Plant Physiology   _  Yunde received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Michigan in 1999 and his postdoctoral training in plant genetics at the Salk Institute. He has been a professor at University of California San Diego since 2002. He played a leading role in solving the biosynthetic pathway of auxin. Yunde also develops gene editing technologies for crop improvements.

Yunde Zhao
University of California San Diego, USA
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Physiology

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Yunde received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Michigan in 1999 and his postdoctoral training in plant genetics at the Salk Institute. He has been a professor at University of California San Diego since 2002. He played a leading role in solving the biosynthetic pathway of auxin. Yunde also develops gene editing technologies for crop improvements.

 
  Manfred Zinn  University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland  Specialty Chief Editor Biotechnology and Bioengineering   _  Manfred’s main interests are bioprocess engineering of microbial gas fermentations (H2, CO2 and syngas) and in particular the sustainable biosynthesis of biodegradable polymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates), as well as their tailoring for medical and industrial applications (e.g., replacement of petrol-based plastics in packaging). Manfred is Professor in Biotechnology at HES-SO in Sion, where he leads the research group Biotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry.

Manfred Zinn
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Specialty Chief Editor
Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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Manfred’s main interests are bioprocess engineering of microbial gas fermentations (H2, CO2 and syngas) and in particular the sustainable biosynthesis of biodegradable polymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates), as well as their tailoring for medical and industrial applications (e.g., replacement of petrol-based plastics in packaging). Manfred is Professor in Biotechnology at HES-SO in Sion, where he leads the research group Biotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry.

  Stephan Zipfel  Universität Tübingen, Germany  Specialty Chief Editor Psychosomatic Medicine   _  Stephan is Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at the University of Tuebingen, Head and Chair of Department and Vice-Dean of the Medical Faculty. He was trained as Internist and Psychosomatic specialist at Univ. of Heidelberg and Univ. of Sydney. His special research interests are psychobiology of eating disorders and obesity, somatoforme disorders, psychooncology and education research.

Stephan Zipfel
Universität Tübingen, Germany
Specialty Chief Editor
Psychosomatic Medicine

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Stephan is Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at the University of Tuebingen, Head and Chair of Department and Vice-Dean of the Medical Faculty. He was trained as Internist and Psychosomatic specialist at Univ. of Heidelberg and Univ. of Sydney. His special research interests are psychobiology of eating disorders and obesity, somatoforme disorders, psychooncology and education research.

 
 

The Frontiers Team

 

  Jiná Ashline  Research Topic Lead  _  Jiná received her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University in 2015. She joined Frontiers the same year and has been working with the Research Topics Team ever since. She has worked with Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Public Health, and the Humanities & Social Sciences Program. Before joining Frontiers, she worked in Sexually Transmitted Disease Control for the US Health Department.

Jiná Ashline
Research Topic Lead

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Jiná received her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University in 2015. She joined Frontiers the same year and has been working with the Research Topics Team ever since. She has worked with Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Public Health, and the Humanities & Social Sciences Program. Before joining Frontiers, she worked in Sexually Transmitted Disease Control for the US Health Department.

  Lee Baker  EU Liaison Office  _  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 scientific medical and policy communications and initiatives for 20 years, having previously worked as a clinical pharmacist.

Lee Baker
EU Liaison Office

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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 scientific medical and policy communications and initiatives for 20 years, having previously worked as a clinical pharmacist.

  Claudio Bogazzi  Journal Development Manager   _  Before joining Frontiers in 2016, Claudio was a member of an international collaboration (ANTARES) studying astrophysical neutrinos. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2014 from the University of Leiden. He is now the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences and Frontiers in Physics.

Claudio Bogazzi
Journal Development Manager

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Before joining Frontiers in 2016, Claudio was a member of an international collaboration (ANTARES) studying astrophysical neutrinos. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2014 from the University of Leiden. He is now the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences and Frontiers in Physics.

  Brian Boyle  Journal Development Manager   _  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.

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.

 
  Lucia Brandi  Editorial Program Manager  _  Lucia completed a Ph.D. in Cellular Biology at the University of Padova and then moved to EPFL, Switzerland. After working as Scientific Officer for a Swiss scientific society, Lucia joined Frontiers where she is now the Editorial Program Manager for the new Brain program, having previously managed the Life Sciences portfolio. Lucia also works closely with product development to drive innovations in scholarly publishing.

Lucia Brandi
Editorial Program Manager

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Lucia completed a Ph.D. in Cellular Biology at the University of Padova and then moved to EPFL, Switzerland. After working as Scientific Officer for a Swiss scientific society, Lucia joined Frontiers where she is now the Editorial Program Manager for the new Brain program, having previously managed the Life Sciences portfolio. Lucia also works closely with product development to drive innovations in scholarly publishing.

  Ronald Buitenhuis  Head of Publishing Solutions  _  Ronald believes it is an exciting time to be part of the open access movement. Among other things, he leads the Research Topic team and is actively involved in Frontier’s collaborations with universities, funders and national consortia. Previously he worked 6 years for Elsevier based in Amsterdam as Senior Manager Publishing Solutions in the Physical Sciences division. He has an IT degree but worked for over 14 years within the publishing industry.

Ronald Buitenhuis
Head of Publishing Solutions

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Ronald believes it is an exciting time to be part of the open access movement. Among other things, he leads the Research Topic team and is actively involved in Frontier’s collaborations with universities, funders and national consortia. Previously he worked 6 years for Elsevier based in Amsterdam as Senior Manager Publishing Solutions in the Physical Sciences division. He has an IT degree but worked for over 14 years within the publishing industry.

  Emma Clayton  Journal Development Manager  _  Emma is the Journal Manager for Frontiers for Young Minds. After graduating from the 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 strategies in areas of Africa. She is now involved in making scientific discoveries open and supporting scientists in communicating their research to a wider audience.

Emma Clayton
Journal Development Manager

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Emma is the Journal Manager for Frontiers for Young Minds. After graduating from the 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 strategies in areas of Africa. 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  _  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.

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  _  A graduate of European Philosophy (MA) at the University of the West of England, Damaris joined Frontiers in September 2015 and currently works as Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Digital Humanities, Frontiers in Sociology, Frontiers in Education and Frontiers in Communication.

Damaris Critchlow
Journal Development Manager

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A graduate of European Philosophy (MA) at the University of the West of England, Damaris joined Frontiers in September 2015 and currently works as Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Digital Humanities, Frontiers in Sociology, Frontiers in Education and Frontiers in Communication.

  Mirjam Curno  Editorial Director  _  Mirjam completed a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2006, and then moved to the University of Lausanne, Switzerland as a postdoctoral fellow to work on viral immunity. From 2010 to 2014 she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Mirjam then joined Frontiers as Journal Manager and is the Editorial Director since 2015. She is a council member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Mirjam Curno
Editorial Director

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Mirjam completed a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2006, and then moved to the University of Lausanne, Switzerland as a postdoctoral fellow to work on viral immunity. From 2010 to 2014 she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Mirjam then joined Frontiers as Journal Manager and is the Editorial Director since 2015. She is a council member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

  Caterina Da Re  Journal Development Manager   _  Caterina joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Genetic and Molecular Biology of Development. She has worked first as a Specialist in Frontiers in Physiology and she is now 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.

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 has worked first as a Specialist in Frontiers in Physiology and she is now 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  _  Gilbert graduated from the University of St Andrews having read Chemistry with Modern Languages and completed his Ph.D. at Imperial College. His research encompassed investigating the physical and chemical properties of Ionic Liquids on Lignocellulosic biomass deconstruction to biofuels and chemicals. He is currently the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Energy Research and Frontiers in Robotics & AI.

Gilbert De Gregorio
Journal Development Manager

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Gilbert graduated from the University of St Andrews having read Chemistry with Modern Languages and completed his Ph.D. at Imperial College. His research encompassed investigating the physical and chemical properties of Ionic Liquids on Lignocellulosic biomass deconstruction to biofuels and chemicals. He is currently the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Energy Research and Frontiers in Robotics & AI.

 
  Emma Duncan  Science Communication Manager  _  Emma is Science Communications Manager at Frontiers, working to bring the latest discoveries 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.

Emma Duncan
Science Communication Manager

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Emma is Science Communications Manager at Frontiers, working to bring the latest discoveries 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   _  Carolina joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Her expertise spans several areas of sustainability research, including biofuels, reptile meat production and plant biotechnology. 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 and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

Carolina Feijao
Journal Development Manager

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Carolina joined Frontiers in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Her expertise spans several areas of sustainability research, including biofuels, reptile meat production and plant biotechnology. 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 and Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

  Frederick Fenter  Executive Editor  _  Fred is the Executive Editor of Frontiers. Before moving to scientific publishing, Fred worked in environmental research, and thanks to a number of projects that have also involved libraries, document repositories, databases and open-access publishing initiatives, he has participated in many facets of the digital publishing revolution that is sweeping through academia. Fred’s vast experience includes managing the Inorganic Chemistry Program at Elsevier, founding a start-up in publishing and working for EPFL Press.

Frederick Fenter
Executive Editor

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Fred is the Executive Editor of Frontiers. Before moving to scientific publishing, Fred worked in environmental research, and thanks to a number of projects that have also involved libraries, document repositories, databases and open-access publishing initiatives, he has participated in many facets of the digital publishing revolution that is sweeping through academia. Fred’s vast experience includes managing the Inorganic Chemistry Program at Elsevier, founding a start-up in publishing and working for EPFL Press.

  Vitor Fonseca  IT Services - Team Lead  _  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 Support, gives the flexibility to adapt to different job requirements and always deliver outstanding performance.

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 Support, gives the flexibility to adapt to different job requirements and always deliver outstanding performance.

 
  Alessandra Fornarelli  Journal Development Manager   _  Alessandra joined Frontiers in 2016 and worked in several journals in the Health portfolio. Since January 2018, she is journal manager for Frontiers in Immunology. Alessandra 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. 

Alessandra Fornarelli
Journal Development Manager

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Alessandra joined Frontiers in 2016 and worked in several journals in the Health portfolio. Since January 2018, she is journal manager for Frontiers in Immunology. Alessandra 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. 

  Nina Hall  Journal Development Manager   _  Nina is a marine biologist with a special focus on deep-sea biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology, environmental management, science communication and policy. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southampton. Nina worked as a postdoc, marine consultant and science communicator. She joined Frontiers in 2013 to launch Frontiers in Marine Science.

Nina Hall
Journal Development Manager

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Nina is a marine biologist with a special focus on deep-sea biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology, environmental management, science communication and policy. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southampton. Nina worked as a postdoc, marine consultant and science communicator. She joined Frontiers in 2013 to launch Frontiers in Marine Science.

  Laura Henderson  Editorial Program Manager  _  From a background in Medieval Literature, Laura moved to work in the STM Editorial teams of a major university press, and rose to commissioning level. After a subsequent role as Editor-in-Chief at a digital content company, she joined Frontiers in early 2016. Passionate about open access and publishing innovation, she is excited to be working with two programs of younger journals, helping to create and drive strategies for expansion.

Laura Henderson
Editorial Program Manager

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From a background in Medieval Literature, Laura moved to work in the STM Editorial teams of a major university press, and rose to commissioning level. After a subsequent role as Editor-in-Chief at a digital content company, she joined Frontiers in early 2016. Passionate about open access and publishing innovation, she is excited to be working with two programs of younger journals, helping to create and drive strategies for expansion.

  Dawn Hunter  Journal Development Manager  _  After obtaining a BA Hons degree in English Literature at York University, Dawn started her career in publishing as an Editorial Assistant for the Royal Society for Public Health and rose to Managing Editor. In 2012, she moved into journal development, taking on roles at Informa Healthcare, Incisive Media, and Elsevier before joining Frontiers in April 2018.  

Dawn Hunter
Journal Development Manager

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

 
  Jessica Kandlbauer  Journal Development Manager  _  Jessica is the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science, she was awarded a 3-year AXA research grant to complete a Ph.D. in Volcanology at the University of Bristol, UK. She focused on the 1815 Tambora eruption and what would happen if this eruption would take place today in the modern World, combining the evaluation of the volcanic hazard, climate response and vulnerability to assess the environmental and socio-economic impact.   

Jessica Kandlbauer
Journal Development Manager

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Jessica is the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Earth Science and Frontiers in Environmental Science, she was awarded a 3-year AXA research grant to complete a Ph.D. in Volcanology at the University of Bristol, UK. She focused on the 1815 Tambora eruption and what would happen if this eruption would take place today in the modern World, combining the evaluation of the volcanic hazard, climate response and vulnerability to assess the environmental and socio-economic impact.

 

  Michael Kenyon  General Counsel  _  Prior to Frontiers, Michael worked in large and small law firms, as well as two large multinationals, working on corporate, commercial and especially technology transfer matters. Having worked with Frontiers since its very earliest days more than 11 years ago, Michael covers all legal, contractual and regulatory matters for Frontiers. Michael’s involvement with Frontiers has grown along with our own development, now spending most of his time with us.

Michael Kenyon
General Counsel

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Prior to Frontiers, Michael worked in large and small law firms, as well as two large multinationals, working on corporate, commercial and especially technology transfer matters. Having worked with Frontiers since its very earliest days more than 11 years ago, Michael covers all legal, contractual and regulatory matters for Frontiers. Michael’s involvement with Frontiers has grown along with our own development, now spending most of his time with us.

  Shania Khan  Journal Development Manager  _  With a background in scientific and global marketing, Shania joined Frontiers as Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Veterinary Science and Frontiers in Pediatrics in April 2017.  Shania has extensive experience in the industry of publishing, including working at Royal Society Publishing in London, and setting up and managing a marketing and PR function for another open access publisher.

Shania Khan
Journal Development Manager

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With a background in scientific and global marketing, Shania joined Frontiers as Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Veterinary Science and Frontiers in Pediatrics in April 2017.  Shania has extensive experience in the industry of publishing, including working at Royal Society Publishing in London, and setting up and managing a marketing and PR function for another open access publisher.

  Jacob Mainusch  Journal Development Manager  _  Jakob received his degree in Forest science and Business from Helsinki University in Finland, he previously studied in Development Sociology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He joined Frontiers in 2017 and is currently the Journal Manager for Frontiers in Oncology and Frontiers in surgery. Before coming to frontiers he worked 5 years for Thomson Reuters in Geneva. 

Jacob Mainusch
Journal Development Manager

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Jakob received his degree in Forest science and Business from Helsinki University in Finland, he previously studied in Development Sociology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He joined Frontiers in 2017 and is currently the Journal Manager for Frontiers in Oncology and Frontiers in surgery. Before coming to frontiers he worked 5 years for Thomson Reuters in Geneva. 

 
  Stéphanie Maret  Journal Development Manager  _  Stéphanie’s passion for Neuroscience and in particular for sleep led her to pursue a Ph.D. at the Center for Integrative Genomics in Lausanne. Her work focused on the genetics of slow wave oscillations during sleep. After several publications covering sleep genetics and synaptic changes during vigilance states and different awards reflecting her work in the field, she joined the Frontiers team in Lausanne in 2013 and is now the Journal Manager for Neuroscience.

Stéphanie Maret
Journal Development Manager

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Stéphanie’s passion for Neuroscience and in particular for sleep led her to pursue a Ph.D. at the Center for Integrative Genomics in Lausanne. Her work focused on the genetics of slow wave oscillations during sleep. After several publications covering sleep genetics and synaptic changes during vigilance states and different awards reflecting her work in the field, she joined the Frontiers team in Lausanne in 2013 and is now the Journal Manager for Neuroscience.

  Linoy Markram  Sustainability Project Manager  _  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 Sustainability Program, which is structured around the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Launch Team.

Linoy Markram
Sustainability Project Manager

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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 Sustainability Program, which is structured around the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Launch Team.

  Kirsten Martin  RT Team Leader  _  Kirsten is the Research Topic Team manager. She joined Frontiers in 2014, after completing a masters 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. 

Kirsten Martin
RT Team Leader

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Kirsten is the Research Topic Team manager. She joined Frontiers in 2014, after completing a masters 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  Research Topic Lead  _  Laurent works for Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Energy Research. Before joining Frontiers, he worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry in editorial production and then in journal development. He came to publishing after completing a post-doctoral position at Osaka University, where he worked on rare-earth elements, after having studied the doping of semiconductors in his PhD thesis.

Laurent Mathey
Research Topic Lead

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Laurent works for Frontiers in Environmental Science and Frontiers in Energy Research. Before joining Frontiers, he worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry in editorial production and then in journal development. He came to publishing after completing a post-doctoral position at Osaka University, where he worked on rare-earth elements, after having studied the doping of semiconductors in his PhD thesis.

 
  Ruth Miller  Journal Development Manager  _  Ruth has worked in publishing for over 5 years managing a large portfolio of Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies journals at the Taylor & Francis headquarters in Oxfordshire, UK. Ruth joined Frontiers in 2017, and now manages the Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering portfolio.

Ruth Miller
Journal Development Manager

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Ruth has worked in publishing for over 5 years managing a large portfolio of Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies journals at the Taylor & Francis headquarters in Oxfordshire, UK. Ruth joined Frontiers in 2017, and now manages the Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering portfolio.

  Rossana Mirabella  Journal Development Manager  _   Rossana obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology at Wageningen University in 2004, where she studied the mechanisms controlling the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. After her Ph.D. she moved to the University of Amsterdam to study how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) regulate plant defenses and inter-plant communication. She joined Frontiers in October 2013 and is now Journal Manager for Frontiers in Plant Science.

Rossana Mirabella
Journal Development Manager

Rossana obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology at Wageningen University in 2004, where she studied the mechanisms controlling the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. After her Ph.D. she moved to the University of Amsterdam to study how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) regulate plant defenses and inter-plant communication. She joined Frontiers in October 2013 and is now Journal Manager for Frontiers in Plant Science.

  Mònica Bosch Morató  Journal Development Manager  _  Mònica is a biologist with more than eight years’ experience in biomedical research and a special focus on science communication and publishing. Her Ph.D. studies were focused on understanding the role of intracellular amyloid beta-peptide in the pathophysiology of GNE myopathy and Alzheimer’s disease. She joined the Frontiers team in June 2016 and she is now the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Genetics.

Mònica Bosch Morató
Journal Development Manager

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Mònica is a biologist with more than eight years’ experience in biomedical research and a special focus on science communication and publishing. Her Ph.D. studies were focused on understanding the role of intracellular amyloid beta-peptide in the pathophysiology of GNE myopathy and Alzheimer’s disease. She joined the Frontiers team in June 2016 and she is now the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Genetics.

  Robyn Mugridge  Journal Development Manager  _  Based in Frontiers’ London office, Robyn Mugridge is the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Psychiatry. After graduating in History with English Literature from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014, Robyn managed journals for publishers including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library and Springer Nature. Robyn is passionate about open access and digital innovations in journals publishing.

Robyn Mugridge
Journal Development Manager

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Based in Frontiers’ London office, Robyn Mugridge is the Journal Development Manager for Frontiers in Psychiatry. After graduating in History with English Literature from the University of Hertfordshire in 2014, Robyn managed journals for publishers including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library and Springer Nature. Robyn is passionate about open access and digital innovations in journals publishing.

 
  Lia Noce  Executive Assistant  _  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 her studies, she travelled throughout Australia for a few months, before starting an internship in the Marketing & Communication department of a private bank in Geneva. She then worked in a branding agency as Account Manager and Copywriter before joining Frontiers, where she is now Assistant to the Executive Editor Fred Fenter.

Lia Noce
Executive Assistant

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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 her studies, she travelled throughout Australia for a few months, before starting an internship in the Marketing & Communication department of a private bank in Geneva. She then worked in a branding agency as Account Manager and Copywriter before joining Frontiers, where she is now Assistant to the Executive Editor Fred Fenter.

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

Stephanie Oeben
Senior Market Intelligence Manager

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

  Gearóid Ó Faoleán  Research Integrity Manager  _  Gearóid is based at the Frontiers London office, managing the Research Integrity Team. He previously worked in journal development in Lausanne, managing a portfolio of journals in the physical sciences and engineering program. Gearóid was awarded a Ph.D. in modern history at the University of Limerick in 2014 and served as co-editor of the academic society journal, History Studies, prior to joining Frontiers.

Gearóid Ó Faoleán
Research Integrity Manager

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Gearóid is based at the Frontiers London office, managing the Research Integrity Team. He previously worked in journal development in Lausanne, managing a portfolio of journals in the physical sciences and engineering program. Gearóid was awarded a Ph.D. in modern history at the University of Limerick in 2014 and served as co-editor of the academic society journal, History Studies, prior to joining Frontiers.

  Felix Ohnmachet  Journal Development Manager  _  Felix manages Frontiers in Big Data and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and was a researcher at Princeton University and the Max Planck Society. He also co-teaches a graduate course on Global Health, Advocacy, and International Affairs. His own research focuses on science and medicine and the social contexts in which their normative frameworks were and are produced.

Felix Ohnmachet
Journal Development Manager

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Felix manages Frontiers in Big Data and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and was a researcher at Princeton University and the Max Planck Society. He also co-teaches a graduate course on Global Health, Advocacy, and International Affairs. His own research focuses on science and medicine and the social contexts in which their normative frameworks were and are produced.

 
  Rebekka Park  Journal Development Manager  _  Rebekka received her Ph.D. from the 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.

Rebekka Park
Journal Development Manager

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Rebekka received her Ph.D. from the 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  Journal Development Manager  _  Oksana is a Journal Manager for Frontiers in Psychology. She joined Frontiers in 2016 with over seven years of research work. Oksana 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 management positions including leading three journals from the Frontiers’ health portfolio.

Oksana Parylo
Journal Development Manager

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Oksana is a Journal Manager for Frontiers in Psychology. She joined Frontiers in 2016 with over seven years of research work. Oksana 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 management positions including leading three journals from the Frontiers’ health portfolio.

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

Iulia Pascu
Event Manager

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

  Laura Perlini  Journal Development Manager  _  Laura 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 has been the Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Neurology.

Laura Perlini
Journal Development Manager

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Laura 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 has been the Journal Development Manager of Frontiers in Neurology.

 
  Daniel Petrariu  Head of Product Management  _  Daniel is the Head of Product Management at Frontiers where he is overseeing the functional design of the Frontiers Publishing Platform. Born in Fogaras, Romania, Daniel moved to Germany at the age of 8 where he later completed his Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Ulm. He started his career as a Software Developer before he moved towards Product Management and joined Frontiers in May 2013.

Daniel Petrariu
Head of Product Management

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Daniel is the Head of Product Management at Frontiers where he is overseeing the functional design of the Frontiers Publishing Platform. Born in Fogaras, Romania, Daniel moved to Germany at the age of 8 where he later completed his Diploma in Computer Science at the University of Ulm. He started his career as a Software Developer before he moved towards Product Management and joined Frontiers in May 2013.

  Katie Powis  Journal Development Manager  _  Katie completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry focusing on cellular stress responses at the University of Manchester, UK in 2013. She went on to study nutrient sensing mechanisms and cell growth control as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Katie joined Frontiers in 2015 and now manages Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences and Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. 

Katie Powis
Journal Development Manager

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

  Iva Raynova  Event Assistant  _  Iva recently joined the Frontiers team as event assistant. She has previous experience in organising human rights awareness campaigns for a Bulgarian NGO and particle physics outreach events for CERN. Journalist by education and with profound love for science, Iva is also a professional science writer and communicator.

Iva Raynova
Event Assistant

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Iva recently joined the Frontiers team as event assistant. She has previous experience in organising human rights awareness campaigns for a Bulgarian NGO and particle physics outreach events for CERN. Journalist by education and with profound love for science, Iva is also a professional science writer and communicator.

  Chantelle Rijis  Head of Communications  _  Chantelle is Head of Communications at Frontiers, leading strategies in communications, branding and public relations. With over 16 years of experience in academia and attracted to the open-access mission, Chantelle joined the Frontiers team in 2010. Having been involved in numerous advocacy and business development initiatives, she continues to drive the Frontiers vision forward in her new role on the Communications team. 

Chantelle Rijis
Head of Communications

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Chantelle is Head of Communications at Frontiers, leading strategies in communications, branding and public relations. With over 16 years of experience in academia and attracted to the open-access mission, Chantelle joined the Frontiers team in 2010. Having been involved in numerous advocacy and business development initiatives, she continues to drive the Frontiers vision forward in her new role on the Communications team. 

 
  Mina Roussenova  Journal Development Manager  _  Mina completed a Ph.D. in polymer physics at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2011. She worked in academia for 3 years, before transitioning to publishing. In 2014, she joined the Royal Society of Chemistry and worked on a broad range of journal and book portfolios. Mina joined Frontiers in 2017, and now manages the Chemistry and Materials portfolio.

Mina Roussenova
Journal Development Manager

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Mina completed a Ph.D. in polymer physics at the University of Bristol, UK, in 2011. She worked in academia for 3 years, before transitioning to publishing. In 2014, she joined the Royal Society of Chemistry and worked on a broad range of journal and book portfolios. Mina joined Frontiers in 2017, and now manages the Chemistry and Materials portfolio.

  Grazia Savini  Journal Development Manager  _  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, was 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.

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, was 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  _  Dorina joined the Frontiers in Microbiology team in November 2016. She is a marine biogeochemist with a specialization in environmental microbiology and nutrient cycling in coastal systems. During her Ph.D. at the NIOZ in The Netherlands, she performed laboratory and field studies aiming to unravel the impact of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (cable bacteria and Beggiatoaceae) on the biogeochemical cycling in hypoxic marine systems.

Dorina Seitaj
Journal Development Manager

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Dorina joined the Frontiers in Microbiology team in November 2016. She is a marine biogeochemist with a specialization in environmental microbiology and nutrient cycling in coastal systems. During her Ph.D. at the NIOZ in The Netherlands, she performed laboratory and field studies aiming to unravel the impact of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (cable bacteria and Beggiatoaceae) on the biogeochemical cycling in hypoxic marine systems.

  Laure Sonnier  EU Liaison Office  _  Laure is associate director in the health and research policy practise of the European Affairs consultancy Interel in Brussels. For Frontiers, in Brussels, Laure is responsible for the planning and coordination of Frontiers European 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 Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Ecole Normale Supérieure and is also a public health graduate of Harvard University.

Laure Sonnier
EU Liaison Office

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Laure is associate director in the health and research policy practise of the European Affairs consultancy Interel in Brussels. For Frontiers, in Brussels, Laure is responsible for the planning and coordination of Frontiers European 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 Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Ecole Normale Supérieure and is also a public health graduate of Harvard University.

 
  Judyta Sorokowska  Review Operations Manager  _  Judyta studied Political Science, European Studies and Media & Journalism at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, prior to working as an international consultant. After spending nearly two years working in international communication, Judyta decided to pursue a career in open access scholarly publishing, and has been with Frontiers since 2012. In her current role of Review Operations Manager, she leads a team of 23 people who work to ensure a high quality, rapid and smooth peer review process.

Judyta Sorokowska
Review Operations Manager

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Judyta studied Political Science, European Studies and Media & Journalism at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, prior to working as an international consultant. After spending nearly two years working in international communication, Judyta decided to pursue a career in open access scholarly publishing, and has been with Frontiers since 2012. In her current role of Review Operations Manager, she leads a team of 23 people who work to ensure a high quality, rapid and smooth peer review process.

  Marie Soulière  Senior Manager  _  Marie is Senior Manager of Peer Review Operations, Quality and Ethics at Frontiers, overseeing the team’s handling all aspects of the Collaborative Peer Review process. Born in Sherbrooke, Canada, Marie completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry on the characterization of viral enzymes at the Université de Sherbrooke, followed by post-doctoral studies in Chemical Biology on riboswitch gene regulation in bacteria at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. She joined Frontiers in April 2013.

Marie Soulière
Senior Manager

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Marie is Senior Manager of Peer Review Operations, Quality and Ethics at Frontiers, overseeing the team’s handling all aspects of the Collaborative Peer Review process. Born in Sherbrooke, Canada, Marie completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry on the characterization of viral enzymes at the Université de Sherbrooke, followed by post-doctoral studies in Chemical Biology on riboswitch gene regulation in bacteria at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria. She joined Frontiers in April 2013.

  Claire Turner  Journal Development Manager   _  Claire completed her Bachelors in Biology in 2014 and then moved straight into the scholarly publishing industry, working in Editorial at F1000Research and developing her interest in Open Science initiatives. Whilst working, she also completed a Masters in Publishing from UCL in 2017, after which she joined Frontiers as Journal Development Manager for several titles in the Neuroscience portfolio.

Claire Turner
Journal Development Manager

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Claire completed her Bachelors in Biology in 2014 and then moved straight into the scholarly publishing industry, working in Editorial at F1000Research and developing her interest in Open Science initiatives. Whilst working, she also completed a Masters in Publishing from UCL in 2017, after which she joined Frontiers as Journal Development Manager for several titles in the Neuroscience portfolio.

  Davor Vidic  Editorial Program Manager  _  Davor graduated in English Literature in 2010 with a degree from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. Before joining Frontiers, he worked for the Croatian Science Foundation and a local open access publisher. Since 2013, Davor has worked on Frontiers in Endocrinology, Frontiers in Public Health, and Frontiers in Oncology. He now leads these journals among others as Program Manager for Health.

Davor Vidic
Editorial Program Manager

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Davor graduated in English Literature in 2010 with a degree from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. Before joining Frontiers, he worked for the Croatian Science Foundation and a local open access publisher. Since 2013, Davor has worked on Frontiers in Endocrinology, Frontiers in Public Health, and Frontiers in Oncology. He now leads these journals among others as Program Manager for Health.