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Editorial Board

 Sophie Nicod, Associate Editor

New Content ItemSophie was born and raised in Switzerland where she studied at the University of Lausanne and obtained a BSc in Biology then a MSc in Genomic and Experimental Biology.  During her studies she developed a passion for Gene Expression and Microbiology that brought her to Imperial College London where she investigated the agr operon of Staphylococcus aureus during her PhD. For her first Postdoc she stayed at Imperial College London and investigated the Host Takeover Module of the Bacillus subtilis Spo1 Bacteriophage before moving to the University of Sussex for her second postdoc working on Streptomyces coelicolor. She was then seduced by the idea of a career in publishing and joined the BMC series in April 2022. She is the editor for BMC Genomics and BMC Genomic Data.

Maria Hodges, Executive Editor

New Content ItemDr Maria Hodges manages a team of in-house editors on the BMC Series journals, including the editors for BMC Cancer, BMC Genomics and BMC Plant Biology. She joined the BMC Series in July 2018. Previously, Maria was the Scientific Publications Manager for Cancer Research UK, managing the British Journal of Cancer. Before this, Maria was Acting Editor for Genome Medicine and an Editor for Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Maria has a PhD in biochemistry from Cancer Research UK. 

Senior Editorial Board Members

Shane Burgess

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Dr Burgess has worked world-wide as a veterinarian and research scientist in cancer, virology, bioenergy, proteomics, genomics, immunology, computational biology and bioinformatics research in humans and other animals, microbes and plants.  He graduated with distinction as a veterinarian in 1989 from Massey University, New Zealand. He did a radiology residency at Murdoch University in Perth in Western Australia, where he concurrently co-founded Perth’s first emergency veterinary clinic. He has managed aquaculture facilities in Scotland. Between 1995 and 1998, while working full time outside of the academy, he did his Ph.D. in virology, immunology and cancer biology (conferred by Bristol University Medical School, UK). Dr. Burgess worked in the UK World Reference Laboratory for Exotic Diseases during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease crisis. At Mississippi State University (MSSU) he launched the AgBase Gene Ontology databases and started, and was the founding director of, the MSSU Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology. Dr. Burgess is Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director, Arizona Experiment Station at the University of Arizona. 

Keiichi Mochida

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Dr. Keiichi Mochida, Ph.D. is Team Leader of Cellulose Production Research Team, Center for Sustainable Resource Science, RIKEN, and specially-appointed Professor in the Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genomics as Section Editor in 2015. 

Dr. Mochida completed his Ph.D in Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University. His current research focuses on exploration of useful genetic variations to improve biomass productivity in grasses and discovery of genes involved in vigor traits in allopolyploid plant species.

Jacqueline Smith

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Dr. Jacqueline Smith is a Career Track Fellow at The Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genomics in 2015.

Dr. Smith completed her Ph.D. in genetics at The University of St. Andrews and then pursued her postdoctoral training in avian genomics at The Roslin Institute.

Her interests lie primarily in examining the host response to avian viral infections and trying to understand the genetic mechanisms of resistance, particularly with regard to Marek’s Disease Virus and avian flu. She also works as part of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and health (CTLGH), which is a collaboration between Roslin, SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) and ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) in Africa.

Theo Smits

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Prof. Theo H. M. Smits is lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil, Switzerland. After his MSc in Bioprocess Engineering at the University of Wageningen (NL), he received his PhD in 2001 at the Institute of Biotechnology of the ETH in Zurich (CH), working on the microbial degradation of linear alkanes. After a few years as PostDoc in Lausanne (CH) and Constance (D), he moved in 2007 to the Agroscope Research Center in Wädenswil, where he started to work with bacterial genomes. His research focus was on the genomics of the fire blight pathogen and of biocontrol strains. In 2013, he moved to the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology research group at the ZHAW and expanded his research in the fields of transcriptomics and metagenomics. In 2012, he was asked to join the editorial board of BMC Genomics as an Associate Editor and became a Section Editor in 2015.

Cesar Martins

New Content ItemCesar Martins joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genetics in 2008 and became a Section Editor in 2016 before joining BMC Genomics as a Senior Editorial Board Member in 2020. He received his PhD in Genetics and Evolution from Federal University of São Carlos in 2000 and is currently a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genomics at São Paulo State University. Martins’s research interest is directed to Chromosome and Genome evolution, with emphasis on B chromosome biology. His lab works with genomics, bioinformatics, epigenetics and cytogenetics tools focused in a functional view of the cell environment under the effects of B chromosome presence. Currently, he is the Dean of the Institute of Bioscience at São Paulo State University.

Li Ma

New Content ItemDr. Ma joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genetics in 2014 and became a Section Editor in 2016. He joined BMC Genomics as a Senior Editorial Board Member in 2020. He received Ph.D. in Quantitative Genetics from University of Minnesota in 2010. After that, He worked as postdoctoral fellow with Alon Keinan and Andrew Clark in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology at Cornell University. In 2013, Dr. Ma joined the faculty of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park as Assistant Professor. Dr. Ma's research interest is centered on elucidating the genetic basis of complex traits of animals and humans, which can leads to better understanding of the underlying biology and more accurate prediction of animal performance and disease risks. In particular, he focuses on developing statistical approaches and computing tools to boost the power of current and future sequencing-based studies, including genome-wide association and genomic selection/prediction studies.

Roland Kölliker

New Content ItemDr. Roland Kölliker works as Senior Scientist in the Molecular Plant Breeding department of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He received his Doctoral Degree in 1998 from ETH Zurich for his work on genetic variability of forage grasses in permanent and temporary grasslands. After a two years Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia, he took up a research position at the Agroscope Research Station in Zurich Reckenholz in 2000 where he started to work at the interface of plant breeding and molecular ecology. In 2017, he moved to ETH Zurich where he leads a subgroup on forage crop genetics. He served on the editorial board of BMC Genetics since 2011 and was appointed Senior Editorial Board Member of BMC Genomics in 2020.

Dr. Kölliker’s research interests are in the area of molecular genetics and genomics of grassland species with emphasis on the development of tools for plant breeding and plant ecology. In particular, he is interested in the analysis of the complex interactions of forage grasses and legumes with their fungal and bacterial pathogens using genome sequencing transcriptomics, and applied statistics. Another focus lies on the analysis of genetic diversity and its exploitation for plant improvement.

Rongling Wu

New Content ItemDr. Wu joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genetics in 2009 and served as a Section Editor on Statistical and Computational Genetics in 2011. He then moved to BMC Genomics as a senior editorial board member in 2020. Dr. Wu received his PhD in forest genetics at the University of Washington in 1995. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida in 2000 and awarded the University Foundation Professorship in 2007. Since 2008, Dr. Wu has been Professor and Distinguished Professor and served as Director of the Center of Statistical Genetics at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Wu develops a transdisciplinary approach for building up multilayer, multiscale and multifunctional bridges that link genotype to phenotype. Dr. Wu asks, answers, and disseminates biologically meaningful questions in the boundaries of statistics, genetics, ecology, and evolution. He has developed functional mapping to reveal the genetic architecture of developmental trajectories and integrated this approach into the context of evo-devo research into evolutionary novelties. More recently, Dr. Wu has introduced game theory into complex-trait mapping, from which a so-called systems evolutionary game network theory is proposed to deepen and broaden the field of quantitative genetics. Dr. Wu has published steadily in mainstream scholarly journals, with work cited and highlighted by top journals.

Assistant Editors
Alexandria Latto, BMC
Arwa Tawfiq, BMC


Senior Editorial Board Members
Jacqueline Smith, The Roslin Institute, UK
Keiichi MochidaRIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Stefan Wiemann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Shane Burgess, University of Arizona, USA
Theo H. M. Smits, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Rongling Wu, Penn State Health Cancer Institute, USA
Li Ma, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, USA
Cesar Martins, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Roland Kölliker, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Editorial Board Members
Comparative and evolutionary genomics
Syed Ahmad, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Hiroshi Akashi, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Dan Andrews, Australian National University, Australia
Robert Beiko, Dalhousie University, Canada
Emanuele Bosi, University of Pisa, Italy
Huiluo Cao, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Cheong Xin Chan, University of Queensland, Australia
Chih-Chieh Chen, Institute of Medical Science and Technology, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Tzen-Yuh Chiang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
Trees-Juen Chuang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Bo Dong, Ocean University of China, China, People's Republic
Laura Elnitski, National Institutes of Health, USA
Tapash Chandra Ghosh, Bose Institute, India
Paul Harrison, McGill University, Canada
Einat Hazkani-Covo, Open University of Israel, Israel
Diego Jarquin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Daniel Jeffares, University College London, UK
Naveen Kumar, National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, India
Manyuan Long, University of Chicago, USA
Qin Ma, Ohio State University, USA
Antonio Marco, University of Essex, UK
Leonardo Mariño-Ramírez, NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA
Diego San Mauro, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Satoshi Nagai, Fisheries Research Agency of Japan, National Research Institute of Environment and Inland Sea, Japan
Sheila Nathan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Artem Nedoluzhko, Nord University, Norway
Enrico Negrisolo, University of Padova, Italy
Deng-Ke Niu, Beijing Normal University, China
German Nudelman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Atsushi Ogura, Nagahama Institute of Bioscience and technology, Japan
Christos Ouzounis, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece
Bharat Panwar, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Youri Pavlov, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Elena Perrin, University of Florence, Italy
Arthur Pightling, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
David Plachetzki, University of New Hampshire, USA
Eugenia Poliakov, NIH, USA
Dmitry Ravcheev, Universite du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Umesh Reddy, West Virginia State University, USA
Fredj Tekaia, Institut Pasteur, France
Chao Tong, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Arif Uddin, Moinul Hoque Choudhury Memorial Science College, Assam University, Silchar, India
Thiago M Venancio, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil
Zhi Wei, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Gerald Wyckoff, University of Missouri, USA
Anlong Xu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Vyacheslav Yurchenko, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Chuan Xi Zhang, Institute Of Insect Science, Zhejiang University, China
Maria Assunta Biscotti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Daniel Förster, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Germany
Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, UK
François Pompanon, University of Grenoble, France

Eukaryote microbial genomics
Raffaella Maria Balestrini, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy
Cheong Xin Chan, University of Queensland, Australia
Toni Gabaldón, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Guri Giaever, University of Toronto, Canada
Steven Gill, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA
James Hane, Curtin University, Australia
Cristina Miceli, University of Camerino, Italy
David Peris, University of Oslo, Norway
Diego Mauricio Riaño-Pachón, Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Brazil 
Guy-Franck Richard, Institut Pasteur, France
Camila Duarte Ritter, Univeristy of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University, USA
Fabiano Sillo, University of Torino, Italy
Paul Stothard, University of Alberta, Canada
Eva Stukenbrock, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany
Xiulian Sun, Wuhan Institute of Virology, China
Chengshu Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinrong Xu, Purdue University, USA
Daoqiong Zheng, Zhejiang University, China
José E. Pérez-Ortín, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Human and rodent genomics
James Adjaye, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Khawla Al-Kuraya, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Andrea Angius, Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research, Italy
Vladimir Babenko, Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Russia
Nora Benhabiles, CEA, Institut List, France
Matthew E. R. Butchbach, Nemours/Albert I. DuPont Hospital for Children, USA
Xing Chen, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Chih-Hung Chou, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Roberto Ciccone, Universita degli studi di Pavia, Italy
Adam Dupuy, University of Iowa, USA
Amit Dutt, ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, India
Dan Eisenberg, University of Washington, USA
Peter Ellis, University of Kent, UK
Nir Eynon, Victoria University, Australia
Daniel H Geschwind, UCLA School of Medicine, USA
Binsheng Gong, US Food and Drug Administration, USA
Cristina Giuliani, University of Bologna, Italy
Heinz Himmelbauer, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Jianfei Hu, National Institutes of Health, USA
Karen Huen, University of California, USA
Takuya Imamura, Hiroshima University , Japan
Xingliang Jin, University of Sydney, Australia
Jos Jonkers, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Miljana Kecmanovic, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Serbia
Hildegard Kehrer-Sawatzki, University of Ulm, Germany
Naoya Kenmochi, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Mingfeng Li, Yale University, USA
Ichiro Matsumoto, Monell Chemical Senses Center, USA
B. Merrick, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
Argyris Papantonis, University Medical School Goettingen, Germany
Bernard Pope, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Richard Saffery, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia
Carlos Schrago, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Shapero, Affymetrix, USA
Giovanni Stracquadanio, University of Edinburgh, UK
Craig Tomlinson, Dartmout h College, USA
George Trendelenburg, University Medicine Göttingen, Germany
Dapeng Wang, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Kai Wang, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Leyi Wei, Shandong University, China, People's Republic
Alessandro Weisz, University of Salerno, Italy
Hyun Goo Woo, Ajou University, Republic of Korea
Junfeng Xia, Anhui University, China
Kaixiong Ye, University of Georgia, USA
Andrey Yurchenko, Institut Gustave Roussy, France
Nicolae Radu Zabet, University of Essex, UK 
Marc Zapatka, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Hiroshi Ikegami, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Anna Grandone, Universita degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Victor Jin, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
Juan Sainz, Center for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO), Spain
Akihiro Ikeda, University of Wisconsin Madison,    USA
Jennifer Freeman, Purdue University, USA
Jung Han Kim, Marshall University, USA
Xiaoming Liu, University of Texas School of Public Health, USA
Estella Poloni, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Qi Zhao, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China
Ji-Yuan Zhou, Southern Medical University, China
Qing Lu, Michigan State University, USA
Zuoheng Anita Wang, Yale University, USA

Multicellular invertebrate genomics
Christoph Bleidorn, University of Goettingen, Germany
James Brown, University of California, USA
Susan J Brown, Kansas State University, USA
Diogo Cabral-de-Mello, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Christoph Dieterich, Max Delbrueck Centre, Germany
Elizabeth Duncan, University of Leeds, UK
Tushar K Dutta, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
Scott Emrich, University of Tennessee, USA
Giuliano Gasperi, University of Pavia, Italy
Marco Gerdol, University of Trieste, Italy
Catherine A Hill, Purdue University, USA
Jan Kammenga, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Michail Kotsyfakis, Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Jun Li, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China
John Isaac Murray, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Amornrat Phongdara, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Stephen Richards, University of California Davis, USA
Amit Roy, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
Julio Rozas, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Carlos Saavedra, Instituto de Acuicultura Torre de la Sal - CSIC, Spain
Fengzhu Sun, University of Southern California, USA
Christian Voolstra, University of Konstanz, Germany
Robert Waterhouse, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Charles Wondji, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Shihua Zhang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Amit Singh, University of Dayton, USA
Juan J. Pasantes, Universidade de Vigo, Spain

Non-human and non-rodent vertebrate genomics 
Alessandro Bagnato, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Luca Bargelloni, University of Padova, Italy
Stefan Bauersachs, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Francesca Bertolini, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Fernando Biase, Auburn University, USA
Derek Bickhart, United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Elizabeth Boulding, University of Guelph, Canada
Bruce Bunnell, Tulane University, USA
Mario Cáceres, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Alessandra Crisà, Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA) - Research Centre for Animal Production and Acquaculture, Italy
Brian Davis, Texas A&M University, USA
Marcos De Donato, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Stephen Ekker, Mayo Clinic, USA
Greg Elgar, MRC NIMR, UK
Fugui Fang, Anhui Agricultural University, China
Xiu Feng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Clare Gill, Texas A&M University, USA
Unni Grimholt, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway
Martien Groenen, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Frank Grutzner, University of Adelaide, Australia
Artur Gurgul, National Research Institute of Animal Production, Poland
Jennifer Harrow, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Christelle Hennequet-Antier, INRAE, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment., France
Jonathan Houseley, The Babraham Institute, UK
Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Johannes Krause, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval, Unite de Recherches Avicoles, France
Changxi Li, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and University of Alberta, Canada
Amanda Lindholm-Perry, USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, USA
George E Liu, Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, ARS, USA
Zhanjiang Liu, Syracuse University, USA
Joan Lunney, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, USA
Mark Parcells, University of Delaware, USA
Heidi Parker, NHGRI/National Institutes of Health, USA
Hubert Pausch, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Francisco Peñagaricano, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Deirdre Purfield, Munster Technological University, Ireland
Terje Raudsepp, Texas A&M University, USA
James Reecy, Iowa State University, USA
Deivendran Rengaraj, Seoul National University, Korea, South Korea
Mohamed Salem, University of Maryland, USA 
De-Li Shi, Sorbonne University, France
Dongxiao Sun, China Agricultural University, China
Mudasir Ahmad Syed, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and AH, Sher-e-kashmir university of agricultural sciences and technology of Kashmir, India
William Ka Fai Tse, Kyushu University, Japan 
Eric Vallender, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Mario Ventura, Universita' degli Studi di Bari, USA
Dongdong Xu, Zhejiang Marine Fisheries Research Institute, China
Ning Yang, China Agricultural University, China
Guoqiang Yi, Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhe Zhang, South China Agricultural University, China
Petr Horin, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czechia
Gota Morota, Virginia Polytechnic Institute University, USA
Nguyen Hong Nguyen, University of the Sunshine Coast, Autralia
Ricardo Perez-Enriquez, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C. (CIBNOR), Mexico
Congjiao Sun, China Agricultural University, China
Peter Teske, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jens Tetens, University of Goettingen, Germany
Yoshinobu Uemoto, Tohoku University, Japan
Min Tao, Hunan Normal University, China
Yachun Wang, China Agricultural University, China

Plant genomics
Charles Addo-Quaye, Lewis-Clark State College, USA
Ahmed Afzal, Ohio State University, USA
Emidio Albertini, University of Perugia, Italy
Ekaterina Badaeva, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Madan Bhattacharyya, Iowa State University, USA
Aureliano Bombarely, Virginia Tech, USA 
Hikmet Budak, Sabanci University, Turkey
Malcolm Campbell, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
Hector Candela, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
Stanialus Antony Ceasar, Division of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Cochin, Kelara, India 
Changbin Chen, Arizona State University, USA
Fei Chen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Anne-Marie Chevre, INRA, France
Parveen Chhuneja, Punjab Agricultural University, India
Fa Cui, Ludong University, China
Malay Das, Presidency University, India
Arun Prabhu Dhanapal, University of Missouri, USA
Elisabeth Dirlewanger, INRA, France
Douglas Domingues, São Paulo State University, UNESP, Brazil
Hany El-Shemy, Cairo University, Egypt
Chunxiang Fu, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yong-Bi Fu, Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Canada
Ryo Fujimoto, Kobe University, Japan
Atsushi Fukushima, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Dariusz Grzebelus, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Baozhu Guo, USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA
Om Prakash Gupta, ICAR, India
Ruifeng He, Washington State University, USA
Uday Jha, Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, India
Chen Jiao, Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic
Birgit Kersten, Thunen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany
Paula X. Kover, University of Bath, UK
Michał Tomasz Kwiatek, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland 
Ping Lan, Institute of Soil Science, China
Alessandra Lanubile, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Shuxian Li, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, USA 
Jun-Jun Liu, Canadian Forest Service, Canada
Rodney Mauricio, University of Georgia, USA
Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Reyazul Rouf Mir, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, India
Ali Movahedi, Nanjing Forestry University, China, People's Republic
Joann Mudge, National Center for Genome Resources, USA
Bernd Mueller-Roeber, University of Potsdam, Germany
Shree Pandey, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India
Roberto Papa, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Daniel Piñero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Boas Pucker, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Domenico Rau, University of Sassari, Italy
Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, Texas A&M University College Station, USA
Elisson Romanel, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Manuel Ruiz, CIRAD, France
Sachin Rustgi, Washington State University, USA
Paul Rushton, South Dakota State University, USA
Arun Seetharam, Iowa State University, USA
Deepti Singh, Cornell University, USA
Jingyuan Song, Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China, People's Republic
Qijian Song, Agricultural Research Service, USA 
Weibin Song, China Agricultural University, China
Braulio Soto-Cerda, Agriaquaculture Nutritional Genomic Center (CGNA), Chile
Benjamin Stich, Heinrich Heine University, Institute for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics of Plants, Germany
Francesco Sunseri, Department AGRARIA - University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Muhammad Tehseen Azhar, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan-60800, Pakistan, Pakistan
Paulo José Pereira Lima Teixeira, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Javier Terol, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Spain
Lam-Son Tran, Texas Tech University, USA
Marie-Anne Van Sluys, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Praveen Chandra Verma, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, India 
Dirk Walther, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
Baohua Wang, School of Life Scences, Nantong University, China, People's Republic
Maojun Wang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, People's Republic
Chaoling Wei, State Key Laboratory of Tea Plant Biology and Utilization / Key Laboratory of Tea Biology Processing, Ministry of Agriculture, Anhui Agricultural University, China, People's Republic
Daoquan Xiang, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Guoyou Ye, Indian Institute of Rice Research, India
Xingguo Ye, Institute of Crop Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hengfu Yin, Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China, People's Republic
Jun Yu, Beijing Institute of Genomics, China
Baolong Zhang, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Science, China, People's Republic
Deqiang Zhang, Beijing Forestry University, China
Hongbin Zhang, Texas A&M University, USA
Jianwei Zhang, The University of Arizona, USA
Jinfa Zhang, New Mexico State University, USA
Yuan-Ming Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, People's Republic
Zhao Zhang, China Agricultural University, China
Hansheng Zhao, International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, China, People's Republic
Bo Zhou, Northeast Forestry University, China
Andrea Zuccolo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy 

Prokaryote microbial genomics
Alexandre Almeida, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ekaterina Avershina, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Jacqueline Batley, University of Western Australia, Australia
Jeffrey Lawrence Blanchard, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Michael Callanan, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Yanjie Chao, Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Pieter De Maayer, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ye Feng, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Thilo Fuchs, Technische Universität München, Germany
Victor PJ Gannon, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada
Isabel Henriques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Kupczok, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Padmanabhan Mahadevan, University of Tampa, USA
Julie Maupin-Furlow, University of Florida, USA
Alessio Mengoni, University of Florence, Italy
Ryo Miyazaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Michelle Clair Moffitt, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Supratim Mukherjee, US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, USA
Sheila Nathan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Alejandro Pironti, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Bernhard Renard, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Dmitry Rodionov, Burnham Institute, USA
Zhi Ruan, Zhejiang University, China
Andrey Shkoporov, University College Cork, Ireland
Shanmuga Sozhamannan, Critical Reagents Program, MCS/JPEO, USA
Tina Summerfield, University of Otago, New Zealand 
Fabiano Thompson, UFRJ, Brazil
Claudio Valverde, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes - CONICET, Argentina
Yihui Yuan, Hainan University, China
Wei Zhang, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Beiwen Zheng, Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic
Huajun Zheng, Shanghai Institute for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technologies, China, People's Republic
Linghuo Jiang, Shandong University of Technology, China

Proteomics
Yusuf Akhter, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India
Tiziana Alberio, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Victoria Pando-Robles, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Mexico
Nilesh Tannu, The University of Texas, USA
Guoqiang Xu, Soochow University, China
Yu Xue, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Pingfang Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ziding Zhang, China Agricultural University, China, People's Republic

Transcriptomic methods
Eduardo Andrés-León, Institute of Parasitology and Biomedicine Lopez-Neyra IPBLN-CSIC, Spain
Endre Barta, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hungary
Angela Canovas, University of Guelph, Canada
Sumit Chanda, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, USA
Zhongxue Chen, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Carl Ernst, McGill University, Canada
Eduardo Eyras,Australian National University, Australia
Elizabeth Hutchins, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, USA
Yuchao Jiang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Gökhan Karakülah, Dokuz Eylul University Health Campus, Turkey
Brittney Keel, USDA, ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, USA
Alper Kucukural, UMass Medical School, USA
Congjun Li, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, USA
Ching-Ti Liu, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Ernesto Picardi, University of Bari, Italy
Marcel Schulz, Goethe University, Germany
Fengzhu Sun, University of Southern California, USA
Zlatko Trajanoski, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Turgay Unver, Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey
Sagar M Utturkar, Purdue University, USA
Guohua Wang, Center for Bioinformatics, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Cen Wu, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University, USA
Zhenyu Xuan, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Yanfang Yang, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Shihua Zhang, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, China
Dongxiao Zhu, Wayne State University, USA

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Alexei Fedorov, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Anna Malacrida, University of Pavia, Italy
Peer Bork, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Roger Bumgarner, University of Washington, USA
Jean-Michel Claverie, CNRS, France
Antoine Danchin, Institut Pasteur, France
Joel Dudley, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Takashi Gojobori, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Trevor Hawkins, Amersham Biosciences, USA
Des G Higgins, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eivind Hovig, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Norway
Stuart K Kim, Stanford University Medical School, USA
Adam Kuspa, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Edison Liu, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Paul Lyons, University of Cambridge, UK
Arcady Mushegian, National Science Foundation, USA 
Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School, USA 
John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
J Sunil Rao, Case Western Reserve University, USA
David Relman, Stanford University, USA
Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland, USA 
Mark Stitt, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany 
Marc Vidal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
K Vijayraghavan, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Martin Vingron, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany 
James L Weber, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, USA
Huntington Willard, Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
Richard K Wilson, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

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Carl Lombard, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Cavan Reilly, University of Minnesota, USA
Alex Sanchez-Pla, University of Barcelona, Spain
Xiangfeng Wang, University of Arizona, USA
Kui Zhang, Michigan Technology University, USA

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