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EIC Editorial


Pages: pp. 193-194

As indicated in the Editorial for the January-March 2010 issue, the number of papers published in 2009 showed an increase of 9.5 percent over 2008. As TCBB thus witnesses an accelerated growth, we need to also increase the number of Associate Editors, in particular to strengthen expertise in areas that continue attracting many submissions. I am therefore happy to welcome the addition of Professor Diego di Bernardo from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Italy, Professor Arne Elofsson from Stockholm University, Sweden, Professor Elena Marchiori from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Professor Limsoon Wong from the National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, to the editorial board. I am very much looking forward to working with them alongside the remaining Associate Editors in the coming years.

Marie-France Sagot


About the Authors

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Diego di Bernardo was awarded a “Laurea cum laude” degree in electronic engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II” (MSc) in January 1997. In June 2001, thanks to a 3-year European Commission “Marie Curie” Fellowship, he was awarded the PhD degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Professor Alan Murray. Until May 2002, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Center in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in the group of Dr. Tim Hubbard. From June 2002 to December 2002, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor James Collins in the Department of BioEngineering at Boston University. Since January 2003, he has been a principal investigator at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Naples, Italy. Since December 2007, he has been a research assistant professor (“ricercatore”) at the University of Naples “Federico II” in the Department of Computer Science and Systems. His research focuses on Systems and Synthetic Biology.
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Arne Elofsson has undergraduate degrees in medicine and physics. He received the PhD degree in medical physics from Karolinska Institutet in 1993. The title of his PhD-thesis was “Biophysical Aspects of Proteins.” After a postdoctoral visit to UCLA, he has been at Stockholm University where he is now a professor of bioinformatics in the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry. He is also affiliated with the Center for Biomembrane Research and Stockholm Bioinformatics Center. Some of his most important contributions include the first meta or consensus predictor for protein structure prediction, Pcons, and the discovery of the roles that multidomain proteins primarily evolve by addition or deletions of single domains and the N- or C-termini. Lately, he has also worked on membrane proteins using both computational an experimental techniques.
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Elena Marchiori received the MSc degree in mathematics and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Padua, Italy. After receiving the PhD degree, she was employed at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam and at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science. Since January 2008, she has been an associate professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She is a member of the Machine Learning Group and head of the Section Intelligent Systems of the Institute for Computing and Information Science. She has published several scientific papers on methods, applications, and tools in computer science and bioinformatics. Her current research interests in bioinformatics include comparative and integrative analysis of biological networks, metagenomics data analysis, multi-objective optimization in systems biology, and feature selection for computational diagnosis and biomarker detection. She is involved in various multidisciplinary research projects where she collaborates with domain experts, including the Dutch Brain Bank and the Nijmegen Center for Molecular Life Sciences.
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Limsoon Wong received the BSc (Eng) degree in 1988 from Imperial College London and the PhD degree in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor and head of computer science and a professor of pathology at the National University of Singapore. Before that, he was the deputy executive director for research at the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research. He currently works mostly on knowledge discovery technologies and their application to biology and medicine. Prior to that, he did significant research in database query language theory and finite model theory, as well as significant development work in broad-scale data integration systems. Dr. Wong has written approximately 150 research papers, a few of which are among the best cited of their respective fields. In recognition of his contributions to these fields, he has received several awards, including the 2003 FEER Asian Innovation Gold Award for his work on treatment optimization of childhood leukemias. He is a scientific advisor to Semantic Discovery Systems (United Kingdom), Molecular Connections (India), and CellSafe International (Malaysia). Prior to joining the editorial board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, he served on the editorial boards of Information Systems (Elsevier), the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ICP), Bioinformatics (OUP), and Drug Discovery Today (Elsevier).
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