OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Reviewer Board (36)

Mohsen Akbaribazm, PhD

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Khoy University of Medical Sciences, Khoy, Iran

Research interests: Immunohistochemistry; Histochemistry; Cell Culture

Giuditta Benincasa, PhD

Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences (DAMSS), University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy

Research Interests: omics, bioinformatics, cardiovascular diseases, liquid biopsy

Paola Caruso, PhD.

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Olive, Fruit and Citrus Crops, Corso Savoia 190, 95024 Acireale, Italy

Research interests: genetic and breeding of ornamental and industrial citrus; involvement of Rutaceae in the spread of emerging citrus diseases; genes involved in abiotic and biotic citrus stresses; metabolism of Vitamin C and other antioxidants in citrus; bacterial diseases of Mediterranean species.

Xuanyang Chen, MD, PhD

Key Laboratory of Crop Biotechnology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fujian Province Universities, Fuzhou, China.

Research interests: sweet potato, new cultivar breeding, cultivation, molecular biology, nutrient management, Fusarium wilt disease, black rot disease.

Edivaldo H.C. de Oliveira, PhD

1. Instituto Evandro Chagas, Ananindeua, PA, Brazil
2. Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil

Research interests: Chromosome; cytogenomics; cytogenetics; mutagenesis; genotoxicity; cell culture

Khaled Eid, MD
Pediatric Hematology Consultant, Egypt

Research interests: Hemoglobinopathies, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Iron overload, Iron Chelation, Bleeding Disorders, Hemophilia, Von Willibrand Disease, ITP, Aplastic Anemia, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Fanconi Anemia, G6PD deciciency, spherocytosis, Screening for blood disorders, Gaucher Disease,Enzyme Replacement Therapy, prenatal screening.

Hala El-Bassyouni, PhD, Professor of Clinical Genetics

Clinical Genetics Department, Human Genetics and Genome Research Institute, National Research Center, El-Tahrir Street, 12622 Cairo, Egypt

Research interests: clinical genetic diseases, abnormal growth disorders, familial Mediterranean fever

Ramón Enrique, PhD

Instituto de Tecnología Agroindustrial del Noroeste Argentino (ITANOA), Estacion Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (EEAOC) – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Las Talitas, Argentina

Research interests: plant breeding, plant genomics, pathogen-plant interactions, genetic transformation and genome editing

Farzaneh Fesahat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Reproductive Biology

Reproductive Immunology Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Research interests: (reproductive genetics, molecular genetics, stem cell and nanotechnology investigation in molecular and cellular methodology, reproductive immunology).

Behzad Foroutan, PhD

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran

Research interests: DNA; p53; Clinical Pharmacology; Personalized Medicine; Pharmacovigilance

B. Prasanna Galhena, PhD, Professor

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Research interest: Metabolic disorders, Human Cytogenetics, Molecular Diagnostics, Cancer Genetics

Kartik Ganesh, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerela, India

Research Interests: Kidney transplantation; Sepsis; Clinical nephrology; Hemodialysis; Dialysis; Chronic renal failure; Transplantation; Acute kidney injury; Chronic kidney failure; Hypertension

Jennifer H Garvin, PhD, MBA, MA, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS, CTR FAHIMA, FAHA Division Director and Associate Professor

Health Information Management and Systems Division, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, USA

Research interests: Medical Informatics, Formative Evaluation, Implementation Science, Coded and Administrative Data

Tigran Harutyunyan, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Cytology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Research interests: Genetic toxicology; mitochondrial DNA; NUMTs; genome editing; prenatal testing

Anju Khairwa, MD

Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Science, Delhi, India.

Research interests: nephropathology, special hematology, genetics, clinical pathology

Magd Ahmed Kotb, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Research interests: Pediatric hepatology, cholestasis, biliary Atresia, detoxification, nutrition, metabolic diseases, liver transplantation, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, growth and development, metabolic syndrome, genetics

Thomas Liehr, PhD, Dr.h.c., inv. Prof. (YSU and BMS)

University Clinic Jena, Institute of Human Genetics, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany

Research Interests: clinical genetics; (molecular) cytogenetics; interphase architecture; ZOO-FISH; marker and derivative chromosomes

Maria Luiza Macedo Silva, PhD

Department of Cytogenetics of The National Center for Bone Marrow
Transplantation (CEMO), National Cancer Institute (INCA), Praça da Cruz
Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Research interests: Genetics; chromosomes; cancer biology; PCR; leukemia; hematological malignancies; molecular cytogenetics; childhood leukemia

Nader Markazi Moghaddam, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Critical Care Quality Improvement Research Center, Shahid Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Research interests: Health services management, Health policy, Quality and patient safety improvement , Data Mining and Machine Learning

Luis Alberto Mendez-Rosado, PhD

Cytogenetics Laboratory, National Center of Medical Genetics, Havana, Cuba

Research interests: Human cytogenetics; prenatal diagnosis; cytogenetics; chromosome disorders; molecular cytogenetics; microdeletion syndroms

Amal Mohamed, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics

Human Cytogenetics department, in Human genetics & Genome Research Institute, National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt.

Research Interests: human cytogenetics; intellectual disability; multiple congenital anomalies; autism spectrum disorders, and imprinting disorders.

Diriba Muleta, PhD

Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa,Ethiopia

Research interests: fungi; microbial biotechnology

Shyamal Kumar Nandi, PhD, Prof, Former Group Head- CEA&CC

G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India.

Research interests: Plant Biotechnology; Medicinal & aromatic plants; Biodiversity conservation & management; Phytochemistry; Plant growth substances.

Ahmad Omar, PhD

Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center, IFAS, Lake Alfred, USA

Research Interests: citrus scion and rootstock improvement, tissue culture and genetic modifications, protoplast techniques, somatic cell genetics, somaclonal variation, embryo rescue, ploidy manipulation, disease resistance, transformation, propagation, molecular biology, metabolic, genome editing using CRISPR cas9 technology

Eugene Patkin, PhD, Professor

Head, Lab. Molecular Cytogenetics of Mammalian Development. Department of Molecular Genetics. Institute of Experimental Medicine RAS. Saint Petersburg, Russia

Research Interests: epigenetics, cytology, cytogenetics, ecological epigenetics, embryotoxicity, epigenomics, epigenetical inheritance, complex diseases, epigenetical reprogramming, DNA and histone methylation, tandem DNA repeats, chromosomal marking, pre- and postimplantation mammalian developmeny, heterochromatin, cell cultures, epigenetical signatures of brain development

Sean R Porazinski, PhD

Faculty of Medicine, St Vincent's Clinical School, University of NSW, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW, 2010, Australia.

Research interests: pancreatic cancer, cancer cell biology, molecular mechanisms of drug resistance, patient-derived models, novel targeted therapies.

Bushra rashid, PhD, Professor

Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, 87-W Canal Bank Road Thokar Niaz Baig Lahore, Pakistan

Research interests: plant genomics, plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology, biotic and abiotic stresses on plants, plant physiology

Martina Rinčić, PhD

Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Salata 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Research interests: Human genetics and genomics; neurodevelopment; eating disorders; psychiatric genetics

José L. Segovia-Juárez, PhD

Department of Computer Science, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru

Research interests: Modeling and simulation of complex biological systems;
mathematical models of epidemics; artificial intelligence applications to health;
information processing and data analyses.

Frenny Sheth, PhD

FRIGE's Institute of Human Genetics, Ahmedabad, India

Research interests: Human genetics; medical genetics; cytogenetics

Anurag Shrimal, PhD

HPB, Liver and Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Global Hospitals, 35, Dr E Borges Road, Hospital Avenue, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400012, India

Research Interests: Organ transplant; Liver transplant surgery

Chee How Teo, PhD

Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Research interests: Plant genomics and transcriptomics, plant artificial minichromosome, plant system biology, plant diversity and breeding

Vito Terlizzi, MD

Cystic Fibrosis Regional Reference Center, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

Research interests: cystic fibrosis, CFTR, pancreatitis, children, neonatal screening, children.

Rahul Kumar Tiwari, PhD

Scientist (Division of Plant Protection), ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, India

Research interests: Crop Protection, Pathophysiology, Melatonin, Biotic and abiotic stresses, Oxidative stress, Fusarium diseases, Plant Disease Diagnostics

Valentin Volobaev, PhD

Sirius University of Science and Technology, 354340, Olympic Ave 1, Sochi, Russia

Research interests: Genomics of aging. Metagenomics. Genotoxicology.

Yahya Wahba, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical Faculty, Mansoura University, Egypt

Research interests: molecular genetics