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Current issue: 2018

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.


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.

Editorial Board

Sotirios Baskoutas, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://alliedacademies.com/profile/Sotirios%20Baskoutas
Research Interests: design and theoretical study of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, quantum wells and nanorods; synthesis (with physical methods) and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials

Jorge de Brito, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources (DECivil), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://ceris.pt/?action=employee_detail_modal&CodColaborador=202
Research Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology.

Daniel Chateigner, PhD
Professor, Normandie Université, CRISMAT-UMR 6508 CNRS/ENSICAEN, Caen, France
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ecole.ensicaen.fr/~chateign/danielc/
Research Interests: combined analysis, X-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction, EBSD, synchrotron, anisotropic properties, materials science, texture analysis, softwares/databases, reflectivity, anisotropic spectroscopies, biomineralisation/molluscs/fossils, atomic force microscopy, anisotropic elaboration techniques, tomography

Vincent G. Harris, PhD
Professor, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cm3ic.neu.edu/people/harris/Harris.html
Research Interests: materials design and the study of processing, structure and magnetism in a wide range of electronic materials, devices and systems used principally in high frequency applications such as sensors, radar and communication systems and platforms.

Chih-Ching Huang, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/drhuangccnanolab/
Research Interests: carbon based nanomaterials, metallic nanoclusters, natural antibacterial and antiviral nanomaterials, nano-anticoagulants, nanozymes.

Dorina Lauritano, DDS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Centre of Neuroscience of Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unimib.it/dorina-lauritano
Research Interests: oral medicine, oral biology, molecular biology

Xian Jun Loh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore, Singapore
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://xjloh.weebly.com
Research Interests: water soluble polyhydroxyalkanoates; biodegradable thermogelling polymers; supramolecular host–guest polymeric materials

Ick Soo Kim, PhD
Professor, Nano Fusion Technology Research Group, Division of Frontier Fibers, Institute for Fiber Engineering IFES- Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research ICCER, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kimlabgr/group-member/kim-ick-soo
Research Interests: nano fibers; coloration of nano fibrous webs; synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles

Giuliana Magnacca, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.chemistry.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Alias?giuliana.magnacca#profilo
Research Interests: synthesis and characterization of materials; materials for environmental applications (adsorbents, photocatalysts); nanofiltration systems; surface functionalization of natural fibers.

Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-andrey-miroshnichenko
Research Interests: nanophotonics, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, optical and photonic systems, photodetectors, optical sensors and solar cells, classical and physical optics, antennas and propagation, microwave and millimetrewave theory and technology, photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications.

Alkiviadis S. Paipetis, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alkiviadis_Paipetis
Research Interests: Composite Materials; nano and hybrid composites; Acoustic Emission non-destructive inspection; composite repair; self-healing materials; Hierarchical composites; myltifunctional materials; Interfacial Micromechanics; Eco-Friendly Brass Alloys; Structural health monitoring

Vincenzo M. Sglavo
Associated Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sglavo.it/sglavo.it/home_page.html
Research Interests: glass science & technology, ceramics processing & engineering, mechanical properties of materials, recovery & re-use of inorganic residues & materials.

Cuie Wen, PhD
Professor, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/w/wen-distinguished-professor-cuie
Research Interests: biomaterials engineering, surface coating/modification of biomaterials, biocompatible alloys, composites and scaffolds, nanostructured metals, alloys, composites and nanolaminates, shape memory and alloys for biomedical application

Aimin Yu, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/science-engineering-technology/staff/profile/index.php?id=aiminyu
Research Interests: nanostructured materials; colloids and interface science; analytical chemistry; surface analysis; graphene.