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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.

Genetic Heterogeneity in Cancer

Guest Editor: Kakoli Das

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Open)


Pneumocystis: A Model of Adaptive Coevolution

Guest Editors: Andrés Moya, Enrique J. Calderón and Luis Delaye

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018 (Open)


Genetic Control of Ovarian Differentiation

Guest Editor: Sergei G. Tevosian

Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018 (Open)


Applications of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization

Guest Editor: Thomas Liehr

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2018 (Open)


Treatment of Genetic Disease

Guest Editor: Khue Vu Nguyen

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018 (Open)


Epigenetic Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Guest Editors: Stéphane Viville and Marcel Mannens

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018 (Open)


Reproductive Genetics

Guest Editors: Miodrag Stojkovic and Darren Griffin

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018 (Open)


Next Generation Sequencing

Guest Editors: Ute Moog and Domenico Coviello

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017 (Open)


Genetic Screening

Guest Editors: Joanne Traeger-Synodinos and François Rousseau

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017 (Open)