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Guest Editorial: Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology

Luonan Chen
Michael K. Ng

Pages: pp. 945-946


The work of Luonan Chen is supported by NSFC under No. 91029301 and No. 61134013, and also partially supported by Aihara Project of the FIRST program from JSPS initiated by CSTP. The work of Michael K. Ng is supported in part by HKRGC grants and Hong Kong Baptist University FRG grants.

About the Authors

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Luonan Chen received the ME and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Beginning in 1997, he was an associate professor at the Osaka Sangyo University, Osaka, Japan, and then a full professor. Since 2010, he has been a professor and executive director at the Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was the founding director of the Institute of Systems Biology, Shanghai University. He serves as chair of the Technical Committee on Systems Biology of the IEEE SMC Society, and as the founding president of the Computational Systems Biology Society of ORS China. He serves as an editor or editorial board member for major systems biology related journals, e.g., BMC Systems Biology, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IET Systems Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and the International Journal of Systems and Synthetic Biology. His fields of interest are systems biology, computational biology, and nonlinear dynamics. In the past five years, he published more than 100 journal papers and two monographs in the area of systems biology.
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Michael K. Ng received the BSc and MPhil degrees in 1990 and 1992, respectively, from the University of Hong Kong, and the PhD degree in 1995 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was a research fellow in the Computer Sciences Laboratory at the Australian National University from 1995 to 1997, and an assistant/associate professor from 1997 to 2005 at the University of Hong Kong before joining Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include bioinformatics, data mining, image processing, scientific computing, and data mining, and he serves on the editorial boards of international journals. More information about him can be found at
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