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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Genetics

Suni Joep Geraedts (1948) obtained a BSc (1969) and MSc (1972) in general biology at the University of Nijmegen. At Leiden University he defended his PhD thesis in 1975. From 1982 to 2013 he was professor of Genetics and Cell Biology at Maastricht University and head of the Department of Clinical Genetics of the University Hospital. In 1995 he started the first and only licensed PGD programme in the Netherlands. He was chairman of the Dutch Society of Human Genetics (1984-1988); chairman of the Dutch Association of Clinical Genetics Centers (2000-2013), chairman of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (2007-2009) and member of the Dutch Health Council.

Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Editor-in-Chief

 

Joep Geraedts, PhD (Biography)
Emeritus Professor of Genetics and Cell Biology, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joep-geraedts-01245815
Research Interests: reproductive genetics; cancer genetics; preimplantation genetic diagnosis; genetic testing; evolution, etc

Editorial Board

Ali Aghajanirefah, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: genetics; cell biology; molecular biology

Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, PhD
Associate Professor, Institute of Translational Medicine, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://pure.urosario.edu.co/en/persons/oscar-mauricio-arcos-burgos/similar/
Research Interests: genetics; quantitative genetics; genomics; neurogenetics; population, ecological and evolutionary genetics;anthropological genetics; developmental genetics; genetic immunology; molecular evolution; immunogenetics

Lunawati L Bennett MS, MRE, PhD, PharmD, RPh, FACN
Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Union University, Jackson, TN 38305, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.uu.edu/scholarship/employee.cfm?emp=llbennett
Research Interests: pharmacotherapy; pharmacogenomics; genetic disease; cancer; apoptosis; endocrine; antioxidants; natural product; nutrition, etc

Andrew Collins, PhD
Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/about/staff/arc.page
Research Interests: genetic epidemiology; next generation sequencing; bioinformatics; human genetics; cancer, etc

David N. Cooper, PhD
Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, Institute of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/experts/professor-david-n-cooper/
Research Interests: human inherited disease; human molecular genetics; molecular basis of mutation and its underlying mechanisms

Domenico Coviello, MD, PhD
Director of Laboratory of Human Genetics, Department of Genetic Sciences and I.B.M.D.R., Galliera Hospital, Via Volta 6, 16128 Genova, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://galliera.it/
Research Interests: genetics; cytogenetics; prenatal diagnosis; human biology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Next Generation Sequencing

Katalin Csiszar, PhD
Professor and Chair, Graduate Program in Clinical & Translational Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, 1960 East West Road, Biomed T415, Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Genetics; molecular and medical genetics; extracellular matrix-associated heritable disorders

Kakoli Das, PhD
Assistant Professor, Program in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/cscb/content/kakoli-das
Research Interests: cancer genomics; molecular genetics; genetic heterogeneity; precision medicine
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Genetic Heterogeneity in Cancer

Juraj Gregan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://gregangroup.wordpress.com/team/306-2/
Research Interests: chromosome biology; mitosis; meiosis

Darren Griffin, PhD, DSc, FRSA, FRSB, FRCPath
Professor of Genetics, School of Biosciences, University of Kent,
Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR),
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NJ, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/bio/profiles/staff/griffin.html; http://www.kent.ac.uk/cisor
Research Interests: genetics; chromosomes; cytogenetics; infertility; genome evolution
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Reproductive Genetics

Xiangzi Han, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: DNA damage response; cell cycle check point; cancer biology

Helena Kääriäinen, MD, PhD
Research Professor, Genomics and Biomarkers Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
E-Mail: helena.k[email protected]
Website: https://www.eshg.org/home.0.html
Research Interests: rare diseases; genetic testing and counseling

Michael R. Ladomery, PhD
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol; Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website 1: http://www.ladomerylab.org
Website 2: http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus%5Cm-ladomery
Research Interests: RNA biology; alternative splicing; noncoding RNA; RNA-based cancer therapies

Thomas Liehr, PhD, Dr.h.c., inv. Prof. (YSU and BMS)
University Clinic Jena, Institute of Human Genetics, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.humangenetik.uniklinikum-jena.de/Forschung/Molekulare+Zytogenetik/Mitarbeiter.html
Research Interests: clinical genetics; (molecular) cytogenetics; interphase architecture; ZOO-FISH; marker and derivative chromosomes
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Applications of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization

Milan Macek Jr., MD, DSc
Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Chairman of Department of Biology and Medical Genetics, Chairman of the National Coordination Centre for Rare Diseases, University Hospital Motol and 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague, V Uvalu 84, Praha 5, CZ 150 06, Czech Republic
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.fnmotol.cz/ublg/
Research Interests: molecular genetics; human genetics; medical genomics; reproductive genetics; rare diseases; cystic fibrosis; health economics

Marcel Mannens, PhD
Professor, Department of Clinical Genetics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
E-Mails: [email protected][email protected]
Website: https://www.amc.nl/web/Research/Who-is-Who-in-Research/Who-is-Who-in-Research.htm?p=325
Research Interests: genome diagnostics; epigenetics of disease; cardiogenetics
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Ruud ter Meulen, MSc, PhD
Emeritus Professor, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/people/ruud-h-ter-meulen/index.html
Research Interests: justice in health care; ethics of research; care of older people; evidence-based medicine; bioethics

Ute Moog, MD, PhD
Professor, Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Patientenversorgung.100281.0.html
Research Interests: genetics; pediatrics; dysmorphology; intellectual disability; neurocutaneous disorders
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Next Generation Sequencing

Andrés Moya, PhD
1. Professor, Integrative Systems Biology Institute, University of Valencia and CSIC, Valencia, Spain
2. Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedicar Research in the Valencian Community (FISABIO), Valencia, Spain
3. Network Research Center for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBER-ESP), Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.uv.es/cavanilles/personal/Andres_Moya/
Research Interests: evolutionary biology; evolutionary thought; symbiosis; microbiome; systems and synthetic biology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Pneumocystis: A Model of Adaptive Coevolution

Khue Vu Nguyen, PhD, DSc
Full Project Scientist, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California of San Diego, San Diego, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: molecular biology; genetic diseases; enzymology; biosensors; biopolymers; neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders; cancer
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Treatment of Genetic Disease

François Rousseau, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS
Full Professor, Department of Medical Biology, Biochemistry and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Québec, Québec G1L 3L5, Canada
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.decision.chaire.fmed.ulaval.ca/en/research-team/rousseau-francois
Research Interests: laboratory medicine; evaluative research; population genetics; genetic epidemiology; technology transfer; health systems research
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Genetic Screening

Miodrag Stojkovic, PhD
Professor, Human Genetics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Spebo Medical, Leskovac, Serbia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ae-info.org/ae/User/Stojkovic_Miodrag
Research Interests: embryology; stem cell biology; differentiation; regenerative medicine; reprogramming
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Reproductive Genetics

Mark Stoneking, PhD
1. Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
2. Honorary Professor of Biological Anthropology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics/staff/mark-stoneking/index.html
Research Interests: genetic evolution; origin and dispersal of modern humans

Sonia M. Suter, MS, JD
Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.law.gwu.edu/sonia-m-suter
Research Interests: bioethics; health policy; medical law; genetic law; reproductive rights

Sergei G. Tevosian, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32612, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/about-the-college/faculty-directory/sergei-tevosian/
Research Interests: reproductive genetics; developmental genetics; adrenal development; developmental biology
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Genetic Control of Ovarian Differentiation

Joanne Traeger-Synodinos, DPhil (Oxon)
Associate Professor of Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 11527, Greece
E-Mail: [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://gr.linkedin.com/in/dr-jan-traeger-synodinos-d-phil-oxon-a3102a45
Research Interests: medical genetics; molecular genetics; reproductive genetics
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Genetic Screening

Joris A. Veltman, PhD
Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/igm/staff/profile/jorisveltman.html#publications
Research Interests: genomics; human genetics; translational genomics

Stéphane Viville, PhD
Professor, LABORATOIRE DE DIAGNOSTIC GENETIQUE, UF3472 – Infertilité, Nouvel Hôpital Civil, 1 place de l’Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://med.unistra.fr/eng/Recherche/Liste-des-Hospitalo-Universitaires/VIVILLE
Research Interests: human genetics of infertility; male and female infertility; human gametogenesis; human infertility and epigenetics; embryonic stem cells
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Epigenetic Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Xuehuo Zeng, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: DNA damage response; molecular genetics; autophagy; cancer