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Responsibility for editorial decision-making in respect to all submissions to the journal has been delegated by the editor in chief to the associate editors.  The editor in chief retains responisbility for editorial matters including but not limited to journal supplements, the aims and scope, the editorial board and volunteer peer reviewer pool, and for consulting on ad hoc editorial matters such as pre-submission inquiries from authors.

Dr Thomas Dandekar

Dr Dandekar is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Biology, University of Würzburg, in Würzburg, Germany. His previous appointments include positions at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Pasteur Institute in Paris, Heidelberg University, Freiburg University and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. Dr Dandekar’s bioinformatics research focus is regulatory and metabolic cellular networks, protein function and structure, regulation in RNA and DNA and experimental verification of predictions.

In addition to serving as a board member at the Theodor Boveri Institute, Dr Dandekar served also as a member of the German Research Foundation review board for bioinformatics, is currently in the German Research Foundation review board for scientific literature and information systems and is a reviewer for the Leibniz Association, Humboldt Foundation, as well as several Bioinformatics and molecular journals.

Dr Dandekar has published over 220 peer reviewed papers and in 2007, was awarded the BMC Hot 100 Scientist award for top open access publications. 

Dr. J. T. Efird

Dr Efird completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology (Biostatistics Concentration) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He is currently an Associate Professor at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (ECU) and has a joint appointment as Epidemiologist/Chief Statistician in the Center for Health Disparities Research.  Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Efird was Director of the Biostatistics Facility at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (Honolulu, Hawaii) and an Associate Member of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

Dr. Efird’s research interests include genetic epidemiology, cancer informatics, brain tumours, soft-tissue sarcomas, and HPV-related cancers.  Additionally, he is founding co-chair for the Advances in Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium series.  Dr. Efird has over 100 publications in scientific journals and proceedings.  Dr Efird is also Editor in Chief of Cancer Informatics.

Editorial Board

The editorial board is the journal's primary source of peer reviewers and members occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  The editor in chief welcomes applications from suitable candidates to join the editorial board.  Further information on the editorial board is available here

Fernando G. Alvarez-Valin, PhD
Associate Professor, Sección Biomatemática, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

Maia Angelova, PhD
Professor, Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Doris M. Benbrook, PhD
Professor and Director of Research, Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds, DPhil
Professor of Molecular Systematics, Institute of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany

Alexander Bolshoy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Jean-Francois Boulicaut, PhD
Professor in Computer Science, LIRIS CNRS UMR5205, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

Werner Braun, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Senior Scientist, Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Finn Drabløs, PhD
Professor, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Bell Raj Eapen, PhD
Department of Dermatology, Kaya Skin Clinic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wael El-Rifai, PhD
Professor, Surgery, Medicine & Cancer Biology Director, Surgical Oncology Research Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Hany A. El-Shemy, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry Department,Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Mark H. Ellisman, PhD
Center for Research on Biological Structure, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Mario A. Fares, PhD
SFI Investigator and Head of Evolutionary Genetics and Bioinformatics, Department of Genetics, Universiry of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.
Investigator of the Consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas, Institut of Molecular and Cell Biology of Plants, Spain

Thomas Ferrin, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences; Director, Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Jill E. Gready, PhD
Research Professor and Head, Computational and Conceptual Biology Group, Genome Biology Department, John Curtin School of Medical Research, College of Medicine, Environment and Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Jin-Kao Hao, PhD
Professor, LERIA - Faculty of Sciences, University of Angers, Angers, France

Manuela Helmer-Citterich, PhD
Professor of Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Jaap Heringa, PhD
Professor of Bioinformatics and Director, Centre for Integrative Bioinformatics VU (IBIVU), Faculty of Sciences and Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Scientific Director, Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC), The Netherlands

Tirso Pons Hernández, PhD
Structural Computational Biology Group, Structural Biology and Biocomputing Programme, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain

Vasant G. Honavar, PhD
Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology, Director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics Associate Director, Institute for Cyberscience, Professor of Genomics and Bioinformatics and of Neuroscience, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

Robert E. Hurst, PhD
Professor of Urology, Director of Systems Biology Program, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Adjunct Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Robert L. Jernigan, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology, Director, L. H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

François Képès, PhD
Director, Epigenomics Project, Genopole, Centre Nationale de la Recherché Scientifique, University of Évry, Évry, France

Sophia Kossida, PhD, DPhil
Investigator, Assistant Professor, Head of the Bioinformatics & Medical Informatics Group, Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens Athens, Greece

Sudhir Kumar, PhD
Foundation Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Center Director, Evolutionary Medicine & Informatics, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Donald Massaro, PhD
Cohen Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine Lung Regeneration Lab, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Vincent Moulton, PhD
Professor, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Vincent Murray, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ruth Nussinov, PhD
Professor, CCR Nanobiology Program, Head, Computational Structural Biology Group, Senior Investigator (Contr), NCI at Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA, and Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Yves Van de Peer, PhD
Professor in Bioinformatics and Genome Biology, Group Leader Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics, VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Anthony Poole, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Deputy Director, Biomolecular Interaction Centre, and Investigator, Allan Wilson Centre, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Jasna Rakonjac, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor, Institute for Molecular BioSciences, School of Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Paolo Romano, PhD
Researcher in Bioinformatics, IRCCS San Martino University Hospital, IST National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy

Dong-Guk Shin, PhD
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA

Desh Deepak Singh, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Manfred J.Sippl, PhD
Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Bioinformatics, Division of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Florence Tama, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Tucson, Arizona, USA

May Dongmei Wang, PhD
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Marc R. Wilkins, PhD
Professor of Systems Biology, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

David Wong, PhD, DMD, DMSc
Associate Dean of Research, School of Dentistry Professor, Division of Oral Biology & Medicine Director, Dental Research Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Di Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

Zhao-Bang Zeng, PhD
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Shunyi Zhu, PhD
Professor, Group of Animal Innate Immunity, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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