The Open Biology Journal




ISSN: 1874-1967 ― Volume 7, 2019

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Editor-in-Chief:

Natalia Rubinstein (Biography
Natalia Rubinstein

Natalia Rubinstein is currently Group Leader at Molecular mechanism of metastasis Laboratory at Department of Physiology Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Science, University of Buenos Aires. She did her PhD from Dr Rabinovich’s lab, Immunogenetics, Hospital de Clinicas, University of Buenos Aires in 2005. She is Researcher at CONICET since 2010. Dr. Rubinstein has numerous publications in International Refereed Journals. Her h-index is 15, i10-index: 19 and total citations of 1418 to her credit.

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Department of Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Argentina



Co-Editors:

A. Catala (Biography
A. Catala

Prof. Dr. Angel Catalá studied Chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, where received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (Biological Branch) in 1965. Prof. Catalá is currently Research Director in Instituto de Investigaciones Físicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA), National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Lipids, Fatty Acids, Liposomes, and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Prof. Catalá has directed 12 doctoral theses, published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals (having over 2,055 total citations), several chapters in books, and 11 edited books.

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Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physicochemical Research
University National of La Plata
La Plata
Argentina

Hsin-Chen Lee (Biography
Hsin-Chen Lee

Dr. Lee obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Currently he is the director and professor in the Department and Institute of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University. Over the last 25 years, he has published over 120 SCI journal papers and book chapters, and edited/reviewed for over 90 academic journals. Dr. Lee is currently the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (Open Biological Sciences Journal), published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Department & Institute of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
National Yang-Ming University
Taipei
Taiwan


Editorial Board Members:

M. Akram (Biography
M. Akram

Dr. Muhammad Akram, PhD, is currently an assistant professor at the department of Eastern Medicine, Directorate of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Government College University Faisalabad. His research interests are Hyperuricemia, Xanthine oxidase inhibition by some selected medicinal plants, Enzyme Inhibition, Study of traditional system medicine (Indusyunic Medicine) Phytochemistry, and poisonous plants. He has contributed more than 96 publications, having citations around 419.

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Department of Eastern Medicine
Government College University
Faisalabad
Pakistan

A. Ballini (Biography
A. Ballini

Investigator at University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. Author of scientific papers and book chapters on National and International Journals (and books) with impact factor. Invited reviewer, lead guest editor, past-associate editor and editorial board member in International journals. Visiting Professor at "City Unity College - Greece" (and affiliated Institutions).Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at BPP University, United Kingdom. Visiting Scientist at "Tecnologica Research Institute" in Crotone, Italy. Member of the " World Academy of Growth Factors & Stem Cells in Dentistry- WAGroFSCD". Winner of “Sant’Apollonia award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in dental sciences. Winner of "research award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (italy) in year 2016. Invited speaker in National and International courses and conferences. PI in International research projects. Participant in National research projects.

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Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs
University Of Bari Aldo Moro
Bari
Italy

N. Baydogan (Biography
N. Baydogan

Doǧan Baydoǧan obtained her Ph.D. degree (in 2002) in Nuclear Energy from the Nuclear Energy Institute of Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Baydoǧan is currently employed as a Professor in the Energy Institute of Istanbul Technical University. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Materials, Nanomaterials, Thin Films and Nanotechnology, Thin Film Deposition, Optoelectronics, Materials Engineering, Semiconductor Device Physics, Nanofabrication, Nanoelectronics, etc. Dr. Baydoǧan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals of international repute.

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Energy Institute
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul
Turkey

S. Bulotta (Biography
S. Bulotta

Stefania Bulotta is researcher in Applied Biology at the Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro 'Magna Graecia'. She graduated cum laude in Biology at the University of Pisa and she got the PhD degree in Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Cell Death. She currently teaches Animal Biology and Genetic course in School of Pharmacy and Nutraceutical, at University of Catanzaro. She is author/co-author of over 40 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, and she has numerous participations at national and international congresses. She is reviewer for several scientific journal. Her principal research fields focus on mechanisms involved in thyroid tumorigenesis and on the biological effects of nutraceuticals obtained from plants in experimental models of thyroid tumors.

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Department of Health Sciences
University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”
Catanzaro
Italy

H. Changotra (Biography
H. Changotra

Dr. Harish Changotra an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh is an experienced Virologist. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Scientist at Microbiology and Immunology Department, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, LA, US (Center of Excellence for Virology and one of the best Virology Centers in US) where his research work was focused on Epstein Barr Virus and Norovirus. He finished his doctorate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India. He has published in the top tier peer review journals (Citations >900, h index 11). He has research grants from various funding agencies.

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Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Jaypee University of Information Technology
Himachal Pradesh
India

D. De Berardis (Biography
D. De Berardis

Dr. Berardis works as Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the "real world" clinical practice at the NHS Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital “G. Mazzini”, ASL 4 Teramo, Italy. He collaborates independently with the Institute of Psychiatry of University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy (concerning research projects and teaching). He attained post-graduate course in “Addiction Medicine”, Ph.D. in “Functional Neuroimaging” and university masters in “Clinical Psychopharmacology” and “Healthcare Communication”. In 2016, he has achieved a MPH - Master of Public Health Management at University of L’Aquila. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles, for an h-index of 30 and 2700 citations (Google Scholar, march 2018) and several book chapters.

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Department of Mental Health
“G. Mazzini” Hospital
Teramo
Italy

R. Diefenbach (Biography
R. Diefenbach

Dr. Diefenbach is a Senior Research Fellow based at Macquarie University. He completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Queensland in 1992. He embarked on postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto (1991-1994) working on complement C3. He then returned to Australia as a Research Fellow in the Biochemistry Department, University of Sydney (1995) before moving to the Centre for Virus Research, The Westmead Institute. Here his focus was investigating entry, assembly and egress of herpes simplex virus and HIV. In 2017, he relocated to Macquarie University to work in the melanoma field on biomarker discovery.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Macquarie
Macquarie
Australia

S. Grimaudo (Biography
S. Grimaudo

Prof. Stefania Grimaudo is currently an Associate Professor of Applied Biology and Genetics at the School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Head of the laboratory of Molecular Pathology in Gastroenterology and Hematology Units. Since 2015, she is also a Professor of Biology at the Genetics School of Medicine, University of Palermo. She obtained her PhD. in Chemistry at the University of Palermo in 1993.

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Department of Health Promotion Sciences
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

M.F.R. Hassanien (Biography
M.F.R. Hassanien

Dr. Mohamed F. R. Hassanien is a Professor of Biochemistry at Zagazig University (Egypt) and a Professor of Biochemistry at Umm-Al Qura University (KSA).He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Chemistry from Berlin University of Technology (Germany, 2004). As post-doctoral researcher, Prof. Hassanien continued his research in ranked universities in different countries such University of Helsinki (Finland), Max-Rubner Institute (Germany), Berlin University of Technology (Germany), and University of Maryland (USA). In 2012, he was invited to be visiting Professor (100% teaching) in School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. He published more than 150 papers, in international journals with high impact factor.

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Department of Biochemistry
University of Zagazig
Zagazig
Egypt

B. O. Ibeh (Biography
B. O. Ibeh

Dr. Ibeh Bartholomew Okechkwu is affiliated with the Department of Medical Biotechnology, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria. His research is focused on oxidative stress condition in diseased state that leads to establishing oxidative stress as a specific biomarker for HIV disease management. The current project is on the development of therapeutic/vaccine platforms from generated antibodies for control of HIV and viral infections. Dr. Okechkwu did PhD in Immunochemistry (Biochemistry) from Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria in 2008.

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Department of Medical Biotechnology
National Biotechnology Development Agency
Abuja
Nigeria

M.H. Jung (Biography
M.H. Jung

Dr. Min Hyung Jung was born in November 5, 1971. He has obtained MD degree from College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea. He further got PhD in Medical Science. He has specialty in Gynecologic Oncology & Endocrinology. Presently, he is serving as a Full Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Korea. He is a member of many societies such as Editorial board of Korean Society of Osteoporosis, Associate member of American Association for Cancer Research, Associate member of American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kyunghee University Hospital
Seoul
South Korea

F. Khasmesipour (Biography
F. Khasmesipour

Dr. F. Khamesipour is research scientist in some research center in Iran. His main topics of study and research interests have been parasitology, zoonoses, infectious disease and health policy. He is component of the board of editors of several reputable international and national scientific journals and several scientific societies. Invited reviewer, lead guest editor, past-associate editor and editorial board member in International journals. Participant in National research projects. Dr. Khamesipour has authored over 100 publications, 5 books and numerous international and national conference papers. He has received Outstanding Young Scientist Award.

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Department of Pathobiology
School of Veterinary Medicine
Shiraz University
Shiraz
Iran

C.-T. Lee (Biography
C.-T. Lee

Dr. Ching Ting Lee received M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University and further he obtained Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University, USA. He is presently serving as a Vice President of Yuan Ze University. His research interest is in Optoelectronic Semiconductor Devices, High-speed Electronic Devices, Blue and White Light Emitting Diode, Nano devices, Solar Cell Devices, and Biosensors. He has contributed more than 421 publications, having citations around 4815.

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Department of Photonics Engineering
Yuan Ze University
Taoyuan City
Taiwan

M. Martorell (Biography
M. Martorell

Dr. Miquel Martorell completed his doctoral program (2013) in Human Nutrition from the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences in the Research Group on Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress (University of Balearic Islands, Spain). Currently, he holds as Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Concepción, Chile). His main research interest has been oxidative stress and inflammation, and the modulatory effects of biological components present in food in these processes. He has published so many scientific papers about antioxidant/oxidant molecules in exercise and oxidative stress associated pathologies, and phytotherapy.

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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Concepción
Concepción
Chille

C. Molina-París (Biography
C. Molina-París

Dr. Carmen Molina-París obtained her Ph.D. degree (1996) from the Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Since 2010, Dr. Molina-París is Professor, in the Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, at University of Leeds, UK, where she initially joined in 2002 as a lecturer. Furthermore, she holds Chair of the Mathematical Modelling Affinity Group of the British Society for Immunology (since 2009). She has authored/co-authored more than 60 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 1,215. She has published mainly in the subject areas of Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Materials Science.

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Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Leeds
Leeds
UK

A. Osuna (Biography
A. Osuna

Dr. Osuna Antonio is a Full Professor (Parasitology) and Director in the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Granada. He did his BSc in Biological Sciences (1972) and PhD in Parasitology and Immunology (1976) from University of Granada. He has received numerous honors and awards for his efforts and contributions to science over the years.

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Institute of Biotechnology University of Granada
Granada
Spain

P. Rattanachaikunsopon (Biography
P. Rattanachaikunsopon

Dr. Pongsak Rattanachaikunsopon is a Professor in the Department of Biological Science at University of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. He obtained Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology at Mahidol University, Thailand and a Master of Science in Anatomy at Mahidol University, Thailand. He earned Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA. He has been awarded with Professor Sood Saengvichain Award for Best Research and Presentation in 13th Annual Meeting of the Society of Anatomy of Thailand in 1990, Professor Dr. Tab Nilanidhi Foundation Award for the outstanding graduate student in Anatomy in 1991 and Best Government Officer, The Ministry of Education in 2014. He serves as an Editorial board member of more than 10 international Journals.

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Department of Biological Science
Ubon Ratchathani University
Ubon Ratchathani
Thailand

A.D. Sezer (Biography
A.D. Sezer

Dr. Ali Demir Sezer received M. Sc. from Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy in University of Marmara in 1996. He further obtained Ph. D. from the same institution. His research interest is in Nano biotechnology, Nano and micro carrier systems, drug delivery and formulations, modern therapeutic systems, biopolymers, wound healing, recombinant DNA technology and antisense technology. He is a member of International Microencapsulation Society, European Society of Biotechnology and Chitin and Chitosan Society. He has contributed more than 20 publications, having citations around 722.

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Departmant of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology
Marmara University
Istanbul
Turkey

B.N. Singh (Biography
B.N. Singh

Dr. Brahma Singh obtained MS (2004) and PhD in Biochemistry (2010) from National Botanical Research Institute, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, India. Currently, he is a scientist at Pharmacology Division of NBRI. He did his postdoctoral studies in USA and received several prestigious scientific awards including Young Scientist Award of Biotech Research Society, India.

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Pharmacology Division
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute
Lucknow
India

G. Varricchi (Biography
G. Varricchi

Dr. Gilda Varricchi obtained her Ph.D. degree (2015) in Clinical Pathophysiology and Experimental Medicine from University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Since 2016, she is Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Department of Translational Medical Sciences, at this same university. Her main topics of study and research have been as follows: Immunopathogenesis of allergic disorders; Role of T follicular helper cells and IL-21 in allergic disease; Mechanisms of immunotherapy in allergic rhinitis; Treatment of asthma and urticarial vasculitis associated to EGPA; Role of angiogenesis in allergic and autoimmune disorders; and Role of mast cells in tumor biology. Dr. Varricchi has authored/co-authored over 30 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 180.

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Department of Translational Medical Sciences (DiSMeT)
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

E. N. Zare (Biography
E. N. Zare

Dr. Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare is an Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry at Damghan University, Damghan, Iran. He did B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry from Lorestan University in 2006 and M.Sc. in Organic-Polymer chemistry from Urmia University in 2009. Lastly, he obtained his PhD in Polymer chemistry from University of Mazandaran in 2015.

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Institute of Biotechnology University of Granada
Damghan University
Damghan
Iran

U. Philippe (Biography
U. Philippe

Dr. Urban Philippe has been awarded Ph.D. in Enzymology from the University of Paris XI Orsay France. His Doctoral and Post- Doctoral experience is in enzymology and molecular biotechnology applied to the study of flavor enzymes and cytochrome P450 enzymes. He works at the LISBP at Toulouse (CNRS UMR5504). He has contributed more than 254 publications, having citations around 2196. He has received Outstanding Young Scientist Award, NATO.

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Laboratory of Engineering of Biological Systems and Processes
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Toulouse
France

Y. Marunaka
Research Institute for Clinical Physiology
Kyoto Industrial Health Association
Kyoto
Japan

S.M. Attia (Biography
S.M. Attia

Dr. Attia is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at College of Pharmacy at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Dr Attia now works full time as a Professor at College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2004. Dr. Attia also has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at GSF-Institute of Experimental Genetics and Helmholtz Zentrum München-Genome Analysis Center, Germany. This period of research was concerned with developing new methodologies for drug screening, mutagens detection and prevention. During his scientific career, Dr. Attia has developed an expertise in several advanced techniques and research protocols related to molecular cytogenetic. Since 2001, Dr. Attia authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and supervised and co-supervised number of graduate and postgraduate students. He is a reviewer and editor for many reputable international journals. He has received grants from federal and local agencies and from various foundations. He has been an invited speaker in many national and international conferences and he is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and honours for his contribution to the scientific research.

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College of Pharmacy
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

S. Balta (Biography
S. Balta

Dr. Sevket Balta has completed his MD from Akdeniz University and postdoctoral studies from Gulhane Medical Faculty, School of Medicine. He is a specialist of Cardiologist and has been serving as a Staff cardiologist in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, Department of Cardiology since 2009. He has 500 entries on PubMed and 2825 citations listed in the ISI index, Core Collection (H-factor = 27) (March 2018). He has been serving as an editorial board member of some journals. Also, he has acted as referee about 50 journals. He was awarded the best young cardiologist in 2016 by Turkish Cardiology Society. His research and clinical work focuses on inflammatory diseases, inflammatory markers, hypertension and atherosclerosis.

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Department of Cardiology
Bilgi Medical Hospital
Ankara
Turkey

A. Birbrair (Biography
A. Birbrair

Affiliated Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Alexander is a professor at the Pathology Department of the Biological Sciences Institute of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedicine from the Santa Cruz State University (UESC) (2005-2009), a PhD in Neuroscience from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, United States (2010-2014) and a postdoc in Cell Biology from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, United States (2014-2016). Has experience in the area of Biology and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology, Biotechnology and Cell Biology. Currently the key word in the laboratory is tissue microenvironment. We try to unravel the function of each cellular component in the tissues under various physiological and pathological conditions.

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Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerai
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

G.M. Calaf (Biography
G.M. Calaf

Dr. Calaf is a full professor at the Instituto de Alta Investigación, Tarapaca University in Arica, Chile and Adjunct Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center of New York. She received her MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. After completing her PhD research, she joined University of Chile in Chile, then Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA and afterwards Columbia University in New York. She has published 137 research papers in peer reviewed journals, several chapters in books and has presented her research in several conferences, symposiums and workshops.

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Institute of High Research
University of Tarapacá
Arica
Chile

M. Cycoń (Biography
M. Cycoń

Dr. Mariusz Cycoń obtained his Ph.D. (2006) in medical sciences in the discipline of medical biology from Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, where he is also currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Virology, School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec. He then completed his Ph.D. habilitated (2014) in biological sciences in the discipline of biology from University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. His scientific interests include Environmental microbiology, Environmental biotechnology, Degradation of the organic compounds, Bioremediation of the environment, Phytoremediation, Soil microorganisms, etc. Dr. Cycoń has authored/co-authored over 25 articles in various journals, having more than 610 total citations.

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Department of Microbiology and Virology
Medical University of Silesia
Sosnowiec
Poland

M. De Donato (Biography
M. De Donato

Dr. Marcos De Donato has obtained Ph.D. in Genetics. He has been serving as a Genetic Advisor at Farallón Aquaculture and a Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro Campus, Queretaro, Mexico since 2016 and 2015 respectively. His skills and expertise are in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Evolution and Genetic Analysis. He has contributed more than 153 publications, having citations around 1569. He has received National Research System award and Stimulus Program for Innovation and Research award.

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Department Regional of Bioengineering
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Querétaro
Mexico

M. Di Giulio (Biography
M. Di Giulio

Dr. Massimo Di Giulio graduated summa cum laude (1976) in Biology at the University of Naples, Italy. Since 2014, he is a researcher at Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council, Naples, Italy. His areas of expertise include the following: origin of life, RNA world, genetic code origin, tRNA origin, 5S rRNA origin, life at high temperature and high pressure, last universal common ancestor, progenote, and panspermia theory. Dr. Di Giulio, as an author/co-author, has published over 80 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 1,895.

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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources
National Research Council
Naples
Italy

M. Giammanco (Biography
M. Giammanco

Professor Marco Giammanco received is M.D. degree in Medicine and Surgery from University of Palermo, Italy. He is currently Aggregate Professor of Nutrition and expert in the field of Human Nutrition and Endocrine Physiopathology, with particular reference to thyroid gland diseases. Professor Giammanco is Editor in Chief of Journal Biological Research, component of board of editors of several international scientific journals, member of  the board of Italian Society  for Experimental Biology (SIBS) and of other several scientific societies. Professor Giammanco is  President of Santo Gammanco  Foundation for Scientific Research. Advancement and  component of   the European Food Safety  Authority (EFSA). Prof Giammanco has authored over 200 publications, 5 books  and numerous international and national  conference papers.

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Department of Medicine
Pneumology, Physiology and Human Nutrition
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

F.D. Herrera (Biography
F.D. Herrera

Dr. Diaz obtained his Doctorate in Sciences from National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1989, He is senior research at Marine Biotechnology Department (CICESE). His research focused in evaluate the effect of climate change on the physiological and molecular responses in different marine organisms, principally molluscs, crustacean and fishes. Dr. Diaz authored about 82 peer-reviewed research papers in the journal of International repute.

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Department of Marine Biotechnology
Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada
Ensenada
Mexico

A.K. Imsland (Biography
A.K. Imsland

Professor Imsland is research director in aquaculture in Akvaplan-niva, Tromsø, Norway. He is also adjunct professor in aquaculture at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. Professor Imsland has previously worked as Director of Statistics in the Icelandic based genomic company, Urður-Verðandi-Skuld. Professor Imsland has authored more than 160 peer-review manuscripts and several book chapters in aquaculture related topics.

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Department of Biology
University of Bergen
Bergen
Norway

T. Khan (Biography
T. Khan

Dr. Taous Khan is a Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan. He did M. Phil (Organic Chemistry) from University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 2000. He did PhD in Pharmacognosy from University of Karachi in 2006. Also, he obtained his second PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Kyungpook National University, Korea (South) in 2008. Dr. khan has numerous honors, awards and publications to his credit.

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Department of Pharmacy
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Abbottabad
Pakistan

A. Khodavandi (Biography
A. Khodavandi

Dr. Alireza Khodavandi obtained his PhD in 2011 from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He completed his postdoctoral work in molecular microbiology in 2014 at UPM. His research interest is molecular microbiology focusing on antimicrobial therapy. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Paramedical Sciences at the Islamic Azad University, Iran. To date, he had supervised 4 PhD and more than 50 MSc students. He is active in publishing his research findings in journals.

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Department of Biology
Islamic Azad University
Gachsaran
Iran

R. Malviya (Biography
R. Malviya

Dr. Rishabha Malviya is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India. He completed his B. Pharm and M. Pharm from U. P. Technical University, Lucknow and pursued his PhD from Uttarkhand Technical University, Dehradun. He has authored more than 115 articles for different National and International journals. Mr. Malviya has also authored 3 books and 2 books are under consideration for publication.

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Department of Pharmacy
Galgotias University
Mirzapur
India

B. Mishra (Biography
B. Mishra

Dr. Bishwambhar Mishra is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Centurion University of Technology and Management(CUTM), Bhubaneswar, India . He had completed his B.Tech (Biotechnology) in 2010 and M.Tech-Integrated Ph.D. (Biotechnology) in 2015 from VIT University, Vellore,Tamil Nadu, India. He had authored total 32 papers (10 National; 22 International) in peer-reviewed journals, 2 books, 4 book chapters and 14 conference proceedings. He had published 7- Microbial DNA Sequences in the NCBI/GenBank Database. He is reviewers, editorial board member and guest editor of various peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on Industrial Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Food microbiology, Fermentation Technology and Bioprocess Technology. The major aims of his research are to develop the processes for the production and purification of industrial enzymes & microbial exopolysaccharides and their applications in food & fermentation industry. He received ‘Research Award’ from VIT University in 2012 for contribution to research through publication in peer reviewed journals. He is one of the Recipients of ‘Gandhian Young Innovative Technological Award’ (National Award) in the year of 2013 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India.

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School of Engineering and Technology
Centurion University
Bhubaneswar
India

S.K. Mukherjee (Biography
S.K. Mukherjee

Worked as a former head in the Plant Molecular Biology group of an Institute named as International Center for Genetic engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi. Has published about a hundred of scientific articles in the internationally peer-reviewed journals in the long span of 30 years of research profession. Has been elected as a member of all three established Science Academies of India. Served as a member of research advisory committee of several research institutes and funding agencies in India. Served as an editorial board member of five Science journals.

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Plant Molecular Biology Group
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
New Delhi
India

F. Plescia (Biography
F. Plescia

Fulvio Plescia is a Researcher of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the School of Medicine and at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Palermo where he graduated in Biology in 2002. He received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Social-Environmental Toxicology from the University of Studies of Palermo in 2007. He currently teaches Pharmacology and Toxicology course, and lectures in School of Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy. His research focus on the detection of specific neuronal and behavioral features that underlie alcohol abuse, and the influence cannabinoidergic system in addictive properties of alcohol. He has served as reviewer for different scientific journals, and has published over 40 scientific papers, book chapters, and reviews. Memberships include the Italian Society of Pharmacology, and Toxicology.

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Department of Science for Health Promotion and Maternal Care
Univeristy of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

B. Salehi (Biography
B. Salehi

Dr. Bahare Salehi is Research Scientist in Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Her main topics of study and research interests have been Medical Sciences. She is component of the board of editors of several reputable international journals and several scientific societies. She has authored over 50 publications and so many international and national conference papers about biological activities of natural products.

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Medical Ethics and Law Research Center
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

E. Shaalan (Biography
E. Shaalan

Dr. Essam Shaalan is an entomologist specialized in medical entomology. He was a research fellow at both University of British Columbia, Canada and Aberdeen University, UK. His research interests include medical and forensic entomology. Currently, Dr. Essam is working as Assistant Professor at Faculty of Science, Aswan University, Egypt.

He attended several conferences, training courses and workshops. He is editor and reviewer for several local, regional and international journals and conferences. He has been engaged in different research projects locally, regionally and internationally and he has excellent publications track and book chapters.

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Zoology Department
Aswan University
Aswan
Egypt

M. Türkoğlu (Biography
M. Türkoğlu

Muhammet Türkoğlu obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 1998) in Biology/Biological Oceanography from Ege University (Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science), Izmir, Turkey. Prof. Türkoğlu is currently employed as a Professor in the Fisheries Hydrobiology Department (Marine Science and Technology Faculty) at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey. His research expertise mainly lies in the subject areas/fields of Marine Ecology, Climate Change, Ecosystem Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Impact Assessment. Dr. Türkoğlu, as an author/co-author, has published over 20 articles in various journals of international repute.

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Fisheries Hydrobiology Department
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Canakkale
Turkey

H. Vatandoost (Biography
H. Vatandoost

Dr. Hassan Vatandoost has obtained PhD in Toxicology and biochemistry of insecticide resistance on malaria vectors from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK. He has worked in the university for the past 25 years and is involved in research in Medicine and Pharmacology. He has served as a WHO advisor in different parts of the world. He is President of the Iranian Scientific Society of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. To date, he has presented a total of 162 articles at international meetings, published a total of 342 scientific papers in different international journals.

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Institute for Environmental Research
University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

K. L. Gainutdinov (Biography
K. L. Gainutdinov

Khalil Latypovitch Gainutdinov, currently working as Leader researcher and Professor of the Department of Man and Animals at Kazan Federal University, Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. He completed his PhD (physiology, 1979) from Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Novosibirsk). His main research interests are neurobiology, memory, learning, neuromediators (serotonin, nitric oxide), brain stroke, spin cord injury, hypokinezia, EPR spectroscopy, electrophysiology.

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Department of Man and Animals
Kazan Federal University
Kazan
Russia

R. M. S. Costa (Biography
R. M. S. Costa

Dr. Rosanna Maria Stefania Costa is affiliated with the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Catania. She did PhD in Environmental Science I (Phytogeography Mediterranean territories) from University of Catania, Italy in 2007. Later in 2008, she obtained her Master II level qualification in Landscape Ecology and Environmental Planning from University "La Sapienza" Rome, Italy.

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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences
University of Catania
Catania
Italy


Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Akbari (Biography
A. Akbari

I was born in Yazd, Iran, in 1986. I received the MSc degree in Medical Microbiology (Laboratory Sciences) in 2009, and Ph.D. degree in 2013 in Molecular Medicine from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. In 2012, I joined the Colorectal Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (IUMS), as a research assistant. Since March 2013, I have been with the Colorectal Research Center, IUMS Tehran, where I was an Assistant Professor. My current research interests include molecular biology, colorectal cancer biology and biomarkers, cell-free circulating biomarkers, non-coding RNAs in cancer biology and non-coding RNA as non-invasive biomarkers for colorectal cancer. During this period, I have presented numerous lectures and publications at international congresses and journals, some of which are in the attachment file.

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Colorectal Research Center, Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital
Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

A. Erdogan (Biography
A. Erdogan

Dr. Erdogan obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in Molecular Biology from Akdeniz University in Turkey in 2016. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Genetic and Bioengineering Department at Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University. Dr. Erdogan’s research interest is to discover and develop novel drugs with natural products especially essential oils for parental and drug resistant cancer cells. She has published so many scientific papers about antioxidant-prooxidant molecules, essential oils, membrane and DNA damaging.

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Genetic and Bioengineering Department
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University
Antalya
Turkey

M. Pozzolini (Biography
M. Pozzolini

Dr. Marina Pozzolini is currently a Full researcher at the Department of Earth, Environment and Life Sciences, Genova University (Italy). She did her graduation in Biological Sciences from the University of Genoa in 1998 and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Genova in 2004. Her current research interests are Biochemical and molecular biology studies of extracellular matrix proteins of sea sponges and their biotechnological applications.

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Department of Earth, Environment and Life Sciences
Genova University
Genova
Italy

F. Rahim (Biography
F. Rahim

Dr. Fakher Rahim received PhD in molecular medicine from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran 2013. He currently works at the Department of Molecular Medicine at the same institution. His subject areas are Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Immunology and Microbiology and Environmental Science. He has contributed 220 publications having citations around 1,043.

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Health Research Institute
Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Ahvaz
Iran

J. Zahiri (Biography
J. Zahiri

Javad Zahiri is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Silences at the Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) where he has been a faculty member since 2016. From 2016–2021, he has been elected as a member of the board of directors of the Iranian Bioinformatics Society (IBIS). He is the founder of the Bioinformatics and Computational Omics Lab (BioCOOL).

Dr. Zahiri earned his Bachelor of Science at University of Tabriz, and his Master of Science at University of Tehran. He received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from University of Tehran.

His research interests lie in the bioinformatics, applying machine learning and data mining techniques in the solving biological problems, and systems biology. He is collaborating actively with international researchers in diverse disciplines including medicine, biology and computer science.

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School of Biological Sciences
Trabiat Modares University (TMU)
Tehran
Iran

R.K. Akcilar (Biography
R.K. Akcilar

Dr. Raziye KURŞUNLUOĞLU AKCILAR obtained PhD in Physiology in 2012. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Dumlupınar University, Turkey. She investigated obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension on molecular and biochemical mechanism in physiological and pathophysiological conditions. She had published 40 publications in national and international journals.

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Department of Physiology
Dumlupinar University
Kütahya
Turkey

A. Kanakkanthara (Biography
A. Kanakkanthara

Dr. Arun Kanakkanthara is currently an Associate Consultant/Assistant Professor at the Department of Oncology/Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He did BSc and MSc in Biotechnology from Periyar University, India in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He did PhD in Cell & Molecular Biosciences from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2011.

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Department of Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
USA

Y. Qi (Biography
Y. Qi

I am working on the protein modification and human diseases, and we are using cell, animal model and disease specimens, integrated with molecular, cellular and developmental biology and pathology knowledge and methods, to study the regulatory mechanism of protein SUMO modification (SUMOylation) mediated cell signaling transduction, and its role in the development of human diseases, and provide theoretical basis for medical treatment.

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Department of Cell Biology
Shaanxi Normal University
Shaanxi
China

J. Sharifi-Rad (Biography
J. Sharifi-Rad

Dr. Javad Sharifi-Rad is Research Scientist in Phytochemistry Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His main topics of study and research interests have been phytochemistry, medicinal chemistry and biological activities of natural products. He is component of the board of editors of several reputable international journals and several scientific societies. He has authored over 100 publications and so many international and national conference papers about biological activities of medicinal plants.

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Phytochemistry Research Center
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Tehran
Iran

L.J.C.B. Carvalho (Biography
L.J.C.B. Carvalho

Dr. Luiz J.C.B. Carvalho completed his doctoral program (1990) in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry from the Department of Crop Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. He currently holds the following positions: (1) Scientific Consultant of Chine Academy of Tropical Agriculture Science, Hainan, China (2010 - present); Visiting Professor of Chine Academy of Tropical Agriculture Science, Hainan, China (2010 - present); Researcher Scientist at EMBRAPA Recursos Genéticos e Biotechnologia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil (2008 - present). His current research interests are focused on the use of GENOME, PROTEOME, and plant biochemistry to study crop natural resource with an evolutionary biology approach. Dr. Carvalho has authored/co-authored over 30 articles in various journals, having more than 250 total citations.

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EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
Brasilia
Brazil












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