Topical Advisory Panel


Dr. Derek Boeldt
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Interests: emerging therapeutic targets for obstetric conditions; molecular crosstalk at the maternal-fetal interface; nutraceutical approaches to cardiovascular therapies
Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: diabetic retinopathy in experimental models; GLP-1 agonist; DPPIV inhibitors; neurodegeneration; inflammation; neurogenesis in retina; preclinical studies to revert diabetic retinopathy- diabetic macular edema
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, 01-813 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: cancers; renal cancer; ncRNAs; microRNAs; lncRNAs; cancer cells proliferation; adhesion; metastasis and metabolism; TGF-b1; alternative splicing; thyroid hormones; thyroid hormones receptors
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval, House of Biomedicine, 6, Avenue du Swing, L-4367 Belvaux, Luxembourg
Interests: neurodegeneration; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; stem cells
Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation (IRIB), National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, via Ugo La Malfa, 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Interests: extracellular vesicles; cellular communication; nanoalgosomes; membrane remodelling; cytoskeleton remodeling; palmitoylation; ubiquitination
Department of Chemistry Education, Kongju National University, Kongju 32588, Chungcheongnamdo, Korea
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer’s disease; metalloenzymes; enzyme kinetics
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Department of Biological Systems/ Unit of Physiology, Alcalá School of Medicine, Autovía de Aragón km 33,600, 28871 Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Interests: Bisphenol A; parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP) experimental nephrology; diabetic nephropathy; acute kidney injury (AKI)
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Dr. Renato Brandimarti
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: molecular virology; APP processing/trafficking; intracellular trafficking
Centro de Investigacións Científicas Avanzadas (CICA), Universidade da Coruña, 15071 A Coruña, España
Interests: chemical biology; supramolecular chemistry; biomimetics; self-assembly; peptides; lipids; amphiphiles; membranes; protein reconstitution; protein depalmitoylation; membrane remodeling; origin of life; artificial cells
Department of Biophysics, Medical School, University of Pécs, Szigeti str. 12, H-7624 Pécs, Hungary
Interests: actin cytoskeleton; actin-binding proteins; actin structure and dynamics; functional polymorphism of actin; actin-microtubule crosstalk
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First Clinic of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: clinical assessment; atherosclerosis; heart failure; echocardiography; cardiovascular medicine; internal medicine; chronic heart failure; insulin resistance; inflammation; hypertension
Sezione di Medicina Legale, Dipartimento di Eccellenza Scienze Biomediche e Sanità Pubblica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Interests: analytical chemistry; forensic toxicology; clinical toxicology; pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; drugs of abuse; novel psychoactive substances; phytotoxins
1. Department of Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
2. Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research, Pfizer-University of Granada-Andalusian Regional Government, 18016 Granada, Spain
Interests: bioinformatics and biostatistics; computational biomedicine; omics data analysis
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Department of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
Interests: epigenetics; genomics; bioinformatics; antimicrobials
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Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria (IBBTEC), Consejo, Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)-Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, E-39011 Cantabria, Spain
Interests: Ras/ERK protein kinases; drug resistance; biomarker discovery; signaling pathways; cancer development and progression; tumor
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit and School of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
Interests: immune system; allergy; cytokines; oxidative stress; inflammation; autoimmunity
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Division of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Interests: MAP kinase; ERK5; breast cancer; EMT; aging
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples “Federico II”, via D. Montesano, 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: computer-aided drug design; drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; structure-based drug design; molecular modeling; polypharmacology; data mining
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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, Michael Smith building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
Interests: viruses; virus-host interactions; internal ribosome entry site; virus translation; unfolded protein response; anti-viral; stress response
Faculty of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Interests: cancer medicine; drug reposition; clinical trial; systems biology
Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
Interests: mitochondria; protein translocation; Trypanosoma; cell biology; functional genomics
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Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, & Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food spoilage; food preservation; microbial genomics
Dr. Walter W. Chen
Boston Combined Residency Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: metabolism; mitochondria; peroxisomes; human physiology and disease; developing new techniques
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Shenzhen, China
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; neurodegeneration; synapse; neuronal development; neuronal migration; biomarker; kinase; cytoskeleton
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
Interests: protein aggregation; protein-ligand interactions; protein biophysics; protein-membrane interactions; biomarkers of neurodegeneration; antibody structure and stability
Glycobiology, Cell Growth and Tissue Repair Research Unit (Gly-CRRET), Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC) 61, av du Général de Gaulle, F-94010 Créteil, France
Interests: lipids; lipidomic; fatty liver diseases; liver metabolism; Alzheimer's disease; extracellular matrix; glycosaminoglycanes; heparan sulfate mimetics
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Ambientali, Biologiche e Farmaceutiche, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: reproduction; spermatogenesis; steroidogenesis; androgen signaling; D-aspartate; animal models; neurosteroidogenesis
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Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
Interests: membrane proteins; potassium channels and toxin inhibitors; intrinsically disordered proteins; protein-protein interactions; biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance; biochemistry and biophysics
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Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: protein structure prediction and machine learning; protein design; enzyme engineering; biophysics; structural biology
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