About the Editors

Editor-in-Chief 

Hiroaki Kitano, PhD
President, Systems Biology Institute and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc
Tokyo, Japan


Hiroaki Kitano is the President of the SBI; he is also President & CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Group Director at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences. He is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence and bioinformatics and is a leading figure in the emerging field of gene network modeling.  

Associate Editors

Reka Albert, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology 
Pennsylvania State University
PA, USA


Prof. Albert's research has two main thrusts: collaborating with experimental groups to develop predictive dynamic models of biological systems at various levels of organization and developing network-based dynamical methodologies to drive biological systems to beneficial attractors (phenotypes).

Stefan Hohmann, PhD
Head of Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden


Stefan Hohmann's group has been studying signal transduction and stress responses employing quantitative experimentation and mathematical modeling in collaboration with theoreticians. In particular the team focuses on mechanisms that control the dynamic profiles of signaling activity and the underlying design principles. Yeast is the experimental model organism. Mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways, in particular the osmostress-controlled HOG pathway, and the AMP-activated protein kinase pathways are main topics. 

Edda Klipp, PhD
Professor, Theoretical Biophysics
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany


Prof. Klipp carries out multi-disciplinary research projects to understand cellular organization, dynamics of cellular processes and stress response. Her group has long-standing experience in computational systems biology with focus on dynamic modeling of regulatory processes including signaling, cell cycle, metabolism, transcriptional regulation and growth control. Methods comprise dynamic modeling with ODE systems, dynamic systems theory, parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis and SBML models as well as spatial modeling and discrete network modeling. 

Jun Seita, MD, PhD
Team Leader
RIKEN Medical Sciences Innovation Hub Program
Tokyo, Japan

 

Jun Seita is a Team Leader at the RIKEN Medical Sciences Innovation Hub Program. His team has been studying deep learning on health and medical data, and systems approach for developmental and stem cell biology at a single cell resolution.

Editorial Board Members

Joel Bader, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA 
Matteo Barberis, PhD, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
Luonan Chen, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
James Collins, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
Edmund J. Crampin, PhD, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Frank Doyle, PhD, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Roland Eils, PhD, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Adriano Henney, PhD, Avicenna Alliance for Predictive Medicine, Cheshire, UK
Leroy Hood, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology, Washington, USA
Peter Hunter, PhD, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
Ravi Iyengar, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, USA
Ursula Klingmüller, PhD, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Shinya Kuroda, PhD, University of Tokyo,Tokyo, Japan
Mariko Okada, PhD, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Stephen Quake, PhD, Standford University, California, USA
Nadia Rosenthal, PhD, Jackson Laboratory, Maine, USA
Uwe Sauer, PhD, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Birgit Schoeberl, PhD, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts, USA
Michael Snyder, PhD, Stanford University, California, USA
Jӧrg Stelling, PhD, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
John Tyson, PhD, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA
Hiroko Ueda, PhD, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Marc Vidal, PhD, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Hans Westerhoff, PhD, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ioannis Xenarios, PhD, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland

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