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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.

Special Issue

Bacterial Genomes

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ben Krause-Kyora, PhD
Professor of Ancient DNA Analysis, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.ikmb.uni-kiel.de/people/scientists/ben-krause-kyora
Research Interests: ancient DNA; ancient immunogenomics; domestication and diet; pathogen evolution

Sergey Pisarenko, PhD
Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Dmitry Kovalev, PhD
Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

Alexandr Kulichenko, MD
Professor, Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute, 13-15 Sovetskaya Street, 355035, Stavropol, Russia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: genomics; gene polymorphisms; bacterial genomes

About This Topic

Bacterial genomes are generally smaller and less variant in size among species when compared with genomes of animals and single cell eukaryotes. Bacteria also show a strong correlation between genome size and number of functional genes in a genome, and those genes are structured into operons. In addition, compared to eukaryotic genomes (especially multicellular eukaryotes), the bacterial genomes have non-coding DNA in the form of intergenic regions and introns. These structure differences between the eukaryotic genomes and bacterial genomes lead to the differences in gene function, expression and regulation. Over the years, researchers have proposed several theories and use higher-throughput sequencing technology to study the bacterial genomes.
In this special issue of OBM Genetics, we aim to the introduction of bacterial genomes. We accept original research papers, reviews, editorial, short communications, case reports and perspectives, etc. on bacterial genomes. We sincerely welcome authors in this field to contribute their excellent works to this exciting forum.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.lidsen.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.