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Ishag Adam

Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Expertise: Maternal health epidemiology, fertility treatment, preeclampsia, Cesarean deliveries, gestational diabetes

Juan Antonio Añel 

Universidade de Vigo and University of Oxford
Spain and United Kingdom
Expertise: Physics of climate and atmospheric sciences

Shah Md Atiqul Haq

Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
Expertise: Population dynamics and climate change, social demography, and urban green spaces

Vipul Bansal
Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility, NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory, and RMIT University
ExpertiseNanobiotechnology and materials chemistry for biosensing, drug-delivery, theranostic, imaging and catalysis

Baruch Barzel
Bar-Ilan University
Expertise: Understanding, predicting, and influencing the dynamic behavior of complex networked systems

Vladimir Brusic

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston University
United States
Expertise: Bioinformatics, health informatics, immunology, vaccines, computer modeling, machine learning, data mining, data analytics

Emmanuel A. Burdmann
University of São Paulo Medical School
Expertise: Epidemiology, mechanisms, diagnostic and treatment of acute kidney injury



Johnson Chun-Sing Cheung

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Expertise: Social work, sociology, social policy, community development

Mark Cookson

National Institutes of Health
United States
Expertise: Molecular biology of proteins related to inherited Parkinsons' disease

Lee Cooper

Lee Cooper

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
United States
Expertise: Stable and radioisotope composition of organic materials and natural waters; aquatic plant physiology; high latitude oceanography and hydrology

Nils Cordes
Dresden University of Technology and OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology
Expertise: Radiation biology, cell-extracellular matrix interactions, integrins, growth factor receptors, signaling, invasion, chromatin

Angelo Brandelli Costa
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul
Expertise: Social Psychology, Prejudice, Discrimination, Gender, Sexuality, HIV/AIDS, Health Psychology

Emanuele Dalla Torre

Bar-Ilan University
Expertise: Theoretical Physics: Many-body quantum dynamics

Gemma Elizabeth Derrick

Brunel University
United Kingdom
Expertise: Research evaluation, research and innovation policy, bibliometrics/scientometrics, evidence-based policymaking, societal and scientific impact, societal returns from research, evaluation frameworks, public health and medical research, research dynamics and science communication

Oliver Eickelberg

Comprehensive Pneumology Center and Institute of Lung Biology and Disease at Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Center for Lung Research, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Expertise: Respiratory medicine, signal transduction, extracellular matrix dynamics

Hany A. El-Shemy

Cairo University
Expertise: In the fields of plant biotechnology and medicinal plants (molecular biology)

Michael Ernst-Heinrich Fassbender
Los Alamos National Laboratory
United States
Expertise: Radiochemistry, radioanalytical chemistry, radionuclide production and separation science, inorganic chemistry

Anthony R. Fiorillo
Southern Methodist University, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man
United States
Expertise: Vertebrate paleontology, taphonomy, paleoecology, paleoenvironments

Ivan Florez

University of Antioquia/ McMaster University
Expertise: Pediatrics, Gastroenteritis, Network meta-analysis, clinical practice guidelines, and conflicts of interests



Ferenc Gallyas Jr.
University of Pécs Medical School
Expertise: Mechanisms of cell death, mitochondrial events, intracellular signalling, PARP, HSP

Maria Ganczak

University of Zielona Gora
Expertise: Infectious disease epidemiology and prevention, vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine hesitancy, and blood borne infections

Stephen D. Ginsberg
Nathan Kline Institute and New York University
United States
Expertise: Degenerative mechanisms within vulnerable neurons in human brains and models

Lise Lotte Gluud
Hvidovre Hospital

Quanquan Gu

University of California, Los Angeles
United States
Expertise: Machine learning, data mining, computational biology

Kenji Hashimoto

Chiba University
Expertise: Neuroscience, mental health, schizophrenia, mood disorder, substance abuse, biomarker, brain-derived neurotrophioc factor, oxidative stress, D-Amino acids

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; and Sharda University, Greater Noida
Expertise: Infectious Diseases; Functional Biology/genomics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; SARS-CoV-2; Virulence and Pathogenesis 

Joshua L. Heazlewood
The University of Melbourne
Expertise: Plant biology, plant cell walls, mitochondria, transporters, biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, bioinformatics

Berthold Heinze
Austrian Federal Research Centre for Forests BFW
Expertise: Tree molecular genetics, plant genomics, chloroplast DNA, genetic conservation

Jörg D. Hoheisel

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Expertise: Functional genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, immunoassays, synthetic biology

Jayani Jayawardhana

University of Georgia
United States
Expertise: Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Substance Use, Pharmaceutical Economics

Christopher James Johnson

USGS National Wildlife Health Center
United States
Expertise: Animal research and welfare, prion diseases, environmental persistence of pathogens

Andrew H. Kemp

Swansea University 
United Kingdom
Expertise: Biological psychology, neuropsychiatry, affective neuroscience, public health, epidemiology

Anthony Pak-Hin Kong
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Expertise: aphasia, discourse analysis, speech-and-language pathology, neurogenic communication disorders, bilingualism/multilingualism, gesture



Jung Eun Lee

Seoul National University
Republic of Korea
Expertise: Nutritional epidemiology, cancer epidemiology

Alfred S. Lewin
University of Florida
United States
Expertise: Gene therapy of inherited and age-related retinal degeneration

Vanesa Magar

Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada
Expertise: Applied Meteorology, Coastal Hydrodynamics, Wind Energy, Marine Renewable Energy

Pirjo Mäkelä

University of Helsinki
Expertise: agronomy, crop management, crop physiology, cropping systems, drought, osmoprotectants, yield formation

Mercedes Susan Mandell

University of Colorado
United States
Expertise: Clinical studies in liver transplantation

Richard Mankin

USDA ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology
United States
Expertise: Insect communication, and detection and control of hidden infestations

Limin Mao

Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney
Expertise: HIV/STI health promotion, behavioural surveillance, monitoring and evaluation

Adina Merenlender

University of California, Berkeley
United States
Expertise: Conservation biologist, landscape field studies, spatially explicit modeling, environmental stewardship

Claudia Mettke-Hoffmann
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom
Expertise: Cognitive ecology animal personality research birds

José M. Morán

University of Extremadura
Expertise: Nursing, metabolic bone diseases, research design, statistical methods used in health sciences

Partha Mukhopadhyay

National Institutes of Health
United States
Expertise: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, nephrology, Cardiovascular system, Oncology, Molecular Biology, miRNA



Hiranya K. Nath

Sam Houston State University
United States
Expertise: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Information or Knowledge Economy, Services Trade

Ju Lee Oei

Royal Hospital for Women and the University of New South Wales
Expertise: Neonatology, Substance Use in Pregnancy and Parenting, Neonatal Resuscitation

Olivier Neyrolles
Institute of Pharmacology & Structural Biology, CNRS at University of Toulouse
Expertise: Tuberculosis and host-pathogen interactions

Joseph P.R.O. Orgel
Illinois Institute of Technology
United States
Expertise: Extracellular matrix, collagen structure, fibrous proteins, X-ray diffraction, brain imaging

Alexander Panfilov

Universiteit Gent
Expertise: Computational biology, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular anatomy, biomechanics, biophysics, computer modeling, medical physics, cardiology, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia

Wayne A. Phillips
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Expertise: Cancer biology, PI3K pathway, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, preclinical models

Cheryl S. Rosenfeld
University of Missouri Columbia
United States
ExpertiseEpigenetics, animal models, DOHaD, and behavior

Luis Schang
University of Alberta
Expertise: Chemical virology to study viral entry, gene expression and chromatin dynamics

Christian Schönbach
RIKEN Yokohama Institute
Expertise: Genomics, transcriptomes, biological data management, molecular genetics, mouse, subcellular organelles, gene expression, immunology, major histocompatibility complex

Guy J-P. Schumann
University of Bristol and Remote Sensing Solutions Inc.
United Kingdom and United States
Expertise: Remote sensing, microwave, radar, flood hydrology, hydrodynamics, digital elevation model

Debjani Sihi

Emory University
United States
Expertise: Soil biogeochemistry, terrestrial ecosystem, carbon and nutrient cycles, greenhouse gas emissions 

Neil R. Smalheiser
University of Illinois-Chicago
United States
ExpertiseNeuroscience, psychiatry, genomics, small RNAs, informatics, text mining, scientific discovery

Michael B. Steinborn

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
United States
Expertisemental chronometry, psychological assessment, cognitive control, temporal preparation, time perception

Gloria Su

Columbia University
United States
Expertise: Cancer genetics and biology, preclinical models, biomarkers, chemoprevention, target therapy



Hirokazu Taniguchi

Shimonoseki City University
Expertise: Genetic polymorphism, mindfulness, attachment, social support, interpersonal stress coping, interpersonal stress

Christian Taube

Leiden University
Expertise: Pulmonary medicine, asthma, COPD, airway inflammation, obstructive lung disease

Kok Keng Tee

University of Malaya
Expertise: Genomics, HIV evolution, respiratory virus evolution, emerging viral diseases

Praveen Thumbikat
Northwestern University
United States
Expertise: Inflammation, immunity, pain and host-pathogen mechanisms in urologic diseases

Rochelle Tractenberg
Georgetown University
United States
Expertise: Research methodology, measurement/outcomes, for higher education and biomedical sciences

J Trinidad Segovia
University of Almeria
Expertise: Markets from the perspective of complex systems

Sten H. Vermund
Vanderbilt University
United States
Expertise: Infectious disease epidemiology, especially HIV, HPV, STI, parasites, child health

Edison Iglesias de Oliveira Vidal
São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Expertise: Geriatrics & Gerontology, Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning, Epidemiology

 I-Jong Wang

National Taiwan University Hospital 
Expertise: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Cornea, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology 

Gayle E. Woloschak

Northwestern University
United States
Expertise: Nanotechnology interfaces with biology, radiation biology, molecular biology, imaging

Shin Yamazaki
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
United States
Expertise: Chronobiology and circadian rhythms

Mingming Zhou

University of Macau
Expertise: Educational psychology and educational technology, big data in education