The Open Bioinformatics Journal




ISSN: 1875-0362 ― Volume 12, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

Feng Cheng (Biography
Feng Cheng

Dr. Cheng is a computational biologist. He received systematic training in bioinformatics at Chinese Academy of Science, University of Illinois, Rice University, University of Virginia and Yale University. His researches mainly focus on applications of bioinformatics methods for the identifications of drug-drug interactions and for drug repositioning by analyzing Big Data from public resources. He is also interested in computer-aided drug design. He has published over 50 research papers in prestigious journals. Presently, He is an editor board member of Scientific Reports, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics, and the Open Biological Sciences Journal. He has been serving as a peer reviewer for more than ten journals.

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Department of Pharmaceutical Science
University of South Floirda
Tampa, FL
USA



Co-Editor:

Hao Lin (Biography
Hao Lin

Dr. Hao Lin is a professor of Center for Informational Biology and Center for Information in Biomedicine in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is also the member of Gordon Life Science Institute in United States. He has published over 100 academic peer review papers in the fields of computational proteomics, computational genomics and gene regulatory networks. These papers have over 3800 citations. For more information about Dr. Hao Lin, see his webpage at http://lin-group.cn.

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Center for Informational Biology
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
Chengdu
China


Honorary Editor:

Kuo-Chen Chou (Biography
Kuo-Chen Chou

Dr. Kuo-Chen Chou is the founder of Gordon Life Science Institute, the first Internet Research Institute ever established in the world. He is also a Distinguished High Impact Professor and Advisory Professor of several Universities. In 2009 he was honored by “Web of Science” as the “The Scientist with the Most Hot Papers (2007-2008) in the World”. According to “Google Scholar Citations”, as of Jan 2018, Professor Chou has published over 580 papers with H-index of 131. Since 2014, he has been every year selected by “Thompson Reuters”/”Clarivate Analytics” as a “Highly Cited Researcher”, listed in the “World’s Most Influential Minds”. In 2017, he was named as one of the 21 world’s "Brightest Stars” in science.

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Bioinformatics & Drug Discovery
Gordon Life Science Institute
San Diego, CA
USA


Associate Editor:

Wei Chen (Biography
Wei Chen

Dr Wei Chen received his PhD degree in Theoretical Biophysics from Inner Mongolia University in 2010 and is a full time professor of North China University of Science and Technology. He is also the member of Gordon Life Science Institute. His recent researches focus on Computational Genomics and Computational Epigenetics. So far he has published more than 80 academic peer review papers. Dr Chen’s awards include: ‘‘Top Young Innovative Talents of Higher Learning Institutions of Hebei Province’’ and ‘‘Medal of Science and Technology (awarded by Municipal People’s Government of Tangshan)’’. For more information about Dr Wei Chen please visit his Research Gate at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wei_Chen196.

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Department of Physics
North China University of Science and Technology
Tangshan
China


Editorial Board Members:

N.K. Bansal (Biography
N.K. Bansal

Dr. Bansal received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1987. He has published over 70 papers in journals related to medical and statistical fields. He has worked on latent variables models, signal processing models, ranking and selection, and biomedical applications. His primary interest is in development of Bayesian statistical methodologies for biomedical applications. His current interest is in genomic and image data analyses.

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Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
USA

F. Baselice (Biography
F. Baselice

Fabio Baselice was born in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, in 1982. He received the BS and MS degrees (summa cum laude) in Telecommunication Engineering and the PhD degree in Information Engineering from the Università di Napoli Parthenope in 2004, 2007, and 2010 respectively. Actually he works as Assistant Professor at the Università di Napoli Parthenope. He is author of more than 70 scientific papers published in International Journals and in Conference Proceedings. His main research interests deal with statistical signal and image processing on different kind of signals.

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Engineering Department
Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope
Naples
Italy

O. Carugo (Biography
O. Carugo

Oliviero Carugo teaches Bioinformatics and Chemistry at the University of Pavia (Italy) and Bioinformatics at the Vienna University (Austria). He obtained his Doctoral degree in Chemistry at the University of Pavia, where he later conducted researches in inorganic, structural, and photophysical chemistry, and he moved to the EMBL (Heidelberg-Germany) in 1995, where he became involved in bioinformatics researches. He has been Visiting scientist at the ICGEB (Trieste -Italy) and at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (Vienna-Austria). His current scientific activity focuses on analyses and predictions of protein 3D and 4D structures.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Pavia
Pavia
Italy

D. Che (Biography
D. Che

Dongsheng Che is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD degree in computer science from The University of Georgia in 2008 and has since been on the faculty at ESU. His main research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics, machine learning, data mining, big data analysis, and evolutionary computation. He has more than 40 publications of his research in peer-reviewed journals and conferences including Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, International Scholarly Research Notices, Nucleic Acids Research, and Proteins.

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Department of Computer Science
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA
USA

A.D. Cioppa (Biography
A.D. Cioppa

Prof. A. Della Cioppa is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He is active in the fields of Artificial Intelligence. His current research interests are in the fields of Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and member of the editorial board of Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier).

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Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics
University of Salerno
Fisciano
Italy

S. Dehuri (Biography
S. Dehuri

Dr. Satchidananda Dehuri received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Odisha, in 2001 and 2006 respectively. He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India. His research interests include Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition, Data Warehousing and Mining, Object Oriented Programming and its Applications and Bioinformatics. He has already published about 220 research papers in reputed journals and referred conferences, has published five textbooks for undergraduate and post-graduate students, and has edited more than ten books of contemporary relevance.

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Department of Information and Communication Technology
Fakir Mohan University
Balasore, Odisha
India

O.V. Galzitskaya (Biography
O.V. Galzitskaya

Dr. Oxana V. Galzitskaya obtained her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Pushchino (1996), from where she also received the title of Doctor of Science (2006). Dr. Oxana V. Galzitskaya is head of the Bioinformatics group at the Institute of Protein Research Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2008). She was awarded for Outstanding Russian Young Scientists, 1997, and for Doctor of Science of Russian Science Support Foundation. Her areas of expertise involve protein physics, theoretical and experimental investigations of protein folding, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and search for factors triggering induction of amyloidosis in Alzheimer’s disease. She is an author/co-author of more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, with more than 2,320 total citations.

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Group of Bioinformatics
Institute of Protein Research
Russian Academy of Sciences
Pushchino, Moscow
Russia

Y. Iwahori (Biography
Y. Iwahori

Yuji Iwahori received Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1988 and he joined Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1988 then he became a professor in 2002. He has joined Chubu University as a professor since 2004 with experience of Department Head of Computer Science. He has also been a research collaborator of UBC Computer Science since 1990, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati since 2010 and Chulalongkorn University since 2014. His biomedical imaging research includes the endoscope and the cell recognition projects with computer vision and machine learning approaches. He has published over 220 scientific papers of journals and international conferences.

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Department of Computer Science
Chubu University
Kasugai
Japan

S. Kim (Biography
S. Kim

Dr. Kim's research interests lie in the data analysis and the methodology development for biological and clinical cancer data. He has participated in various research projects, including pattern recognitions, decision support systems, comparative genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, biomarker discovery, high-dimensional data analysis, pathway analysis, clinical trial design and cancer screening.

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Department of Oncology
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
USA

I. Kotenko (Biography
I. Kotenko

Dr. Igor Kotenko is Professor of computer science and Head of the Laboratory of Computer Security Problems of St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation. He is the author of more than 320 refereed publications, including 12 textbooks and monographs. Igor Kotenko has a high experience in the research and participated in several projects on developing new information technologies. For example, he was a project leader in the research projects from the US Air Force research department, via its EOARD (European Office of Aerospace Research and Development) branch, EU FP7 and FP6 Projects, HP, Intel, F-Secure, etc. The research results of Igor Kotenko were tested and implemented in more than fifty Russian research and development projects.

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Laboratory of Computer Security Problems
St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
St.Petersburg
Russia

V. Manca (Biography
V. Manca

Vincenzo Manca is a Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Verona. He obtained his degrees in Mathematics from the University of Pisa. His research interests cover a wide class of topics from Theoretical Computer Science to Computational Genomics and Natural Computing. In 2013 he published the book "Infobiotics: information in biotic systems” (Springer, pp. 400). He is member of PC and referee for many scientific journals and conferences. He was founder of the Programmes in Bioinformatics of the University of Verona and is president of CBMC (Center for BioMedical Computing) at the University of Verona.

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Department of Computer Science and Center for Biomedical Computing
University of Verona
Verona
Italy

P. Moore (Biography
P. Moore

Dr Philip Moore obtained a First Class Honors degree (B.Sc. Hons) and a Masters Degree (M.Sc.). Following the Masters Degree, he has been awarded Doctor of Engineering degree (Ph.D.). His work addresses intelligent context-aware systems in diverse domains including e-Healthcare (health monitoring systems) and e-Learning with semantic data representation including ontology-based context modeling. He is a member of the Elsevier advisory panel, the editorial board of International Journals, and has edited computing books and special issues of International Journals. He has served as program chair for international conferences and journals. His work has been published in international conference proceedings, journals, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and books.

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School of Information Science and Engineering
Lanzhou University
Lanzhou
China

C. Orsenigo (Biography
C. Orsenigo

Carlotta Orsenigo is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches courses in Machine learning and Optimization and is the Co-Director of the International Master in Business Analytics and Big Data. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor at Università degli Studi di Milano and the Scientific Responsible of the Observatory on Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests focus on the development of novel models and methods for pattern recognition and dimensionality reduction and their use in several application domains ranging from biolife sciences to marketing.

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Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Milan
Italy

S. Phon-Amnuaisuk (Biography
S. Phon-Amnuaisuk

Dr. Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk is an Associate Professor at School of Computing and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Brunei. He received his PhD. from Edinburgh University in Artificial Intelligence in 2001. He teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. He serves as a reviewer for many international journals. He also serves as a committee member in many local/international conferences. His research activities are in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Data Mining, Emergent Computing, and Pervasive Computing. He has published more than 130 publications in refereed scientific journals and conferences. Details of research publications are available from Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=b8fmriAAAAAJ

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School of Computing & Informatics
Universiti Teknologi Brunei
Gadong
Brunei Darussalam

H. Seker (Biography
H. Seker

Dr. Huseyin Seker, Ph.D., M.Eng., B.Eng., joined the University of Northumbria in Nov 2014 as a Reader in Computer Science. Prior to that, he worked for De Montfort University, Universities of Bradford and Leicester. Dr. Seker is the Business and Engagement Lead for the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies, and even performs the role of supervisor of several Ph.D. students. His research themes and scholarly interests involve Big Data Mining and Technologies, Machine Learning, Patter Recognition, Computational Intelligence, Ultra-High Dimensional Models and Feature Selection, Bio-Health Informatics, Systems Medicine, Integrative Bioinformatics, Digital Health, and Mobile App and System Development. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 publications, with the number of total citations crossing 396.

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Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Northumbria
Newcastle
UK

A. Tsouknidas (Biography
A. Tsouknidas

Dr. Alexander Tsouknidas is the managing partner of PLiN Nanotechnology S.A. and External Reviewer of the World Health Organization (WHO) concerning Guidelines for protecting workers from exposure to manufactured nanomaterials. He received his M.Sc and Ph.D from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of AUTH and hold an Adjunct faculty position at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of UoWM. Having been granted multiple awards and scholarships for his research, he is ceaselessly involved in high added value projects and global networking activities. Alexander has served the Editorial Board of various scientific journals and has published more than 40 journal papers. His strong ties to industry have led to his appointment to the Board of Directors of several private, public and scientific companies.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

Ka-C. Wong (Biography
Ka-C. Wong

Dr. Ka-Chun Wong finished his PhD degree in Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto within 3.5 years, after his RGC-funded MPhil degree. He is merited as the first associate editor outside USA and Germany for the open-access and open-peer-review journal, BioData Mining, in 2016. He is also on the editorial board of Applied Soft Computing since 2016. Dr. Wong was invited as the plenary/keynote speaker for ICBCB 2017 and ISACIT 2018. In addition, Dr. Wong has solely edited 2 books published by Springer and CRC Press, attracting 30 peer-reviewed book chapters around the world (i.e. Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and USA).

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Department of Computer Science
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

J. Wu (Biography
J. Wu

Jian-Sheng Wu received the BS, MS, PhD degrees and posdoc in bioengineering, ecology, biomedical engineering, computer science from Nanchang University, East china normal University, Southeast University, Nanjing University, China, in 2000, 2004, 2009 and 2014, respectively. He was a visiting scholar in Arizona state University and University of Michigan, USA, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He is now an associate professor of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. His research interests are mainly in bioinformatics and machine learning. In these areas he has published more than 30 papers in leading journals and conference proceedings.

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Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Nanjing
Singapore

Y. Xiong (Biography
Y. Xiong

Yi Xiong obtained his PhD degree in bioinformatics from Wuhan University, China in 2011, and continued to work as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University from 2012 to 2013. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His research interests are computational models within protein sequence-structure-function relationship, and big data analytics and data mining in health care. He has published over twenty scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. For more information about Dr. Yi Xiong, please visit his homepage at http://cbb.sjtu.edu.cn/~yixiong/

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Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Jiao Tong University
Shanghai
China

R. D. Barber (Biography
R. D. Barber

I am an Associate Professor of biological sciences, with a research focus on the application of genetic, biochemical, and informatics strategies to understand evolutionary relationships related to microbial physiology and enzyme function. In particular, my current interests focus on improving our ability to translate genomic sequence data into meaningful enzyme activity and function information by identifying and characterizing interesting natural occurring enzyme variants.

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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI
USA

G. Carbone (Biography
G. Carbone

Giuseppe Carbone has got the Ph.D. degree on 2004 at University of Cassino (Italy). He has carried out several periods of research abroad such as at Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany; at Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; at Beihang University, Beijing, Cina. His research interests cover aspects of Mechanics of Manipulation and Grasp, Mechanics of Robots, Engineering Design, Mechanics of Machinery. He is author and/or co-author of about 300 papers that have been published in Proceedings of well-known peer-reviewed International Journals or Conferences.

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Department of Maths
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield
UK

M. Ceci (Biography
M. Ceci

Michelangelo Ceci, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy. His research interests are in data mining and machine learning. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Bristol (U.K.) and at the JSI (SLO). He has published more than 150 papers in reviewed journals and conferences. He is the unit coordinator of EU and national projects. He has been in the Program Committee of many conferences, including: IEEE ICDM, IJCAI, ECML-PKDD, SIAM SDM, DS and ISMIS. He is in the editorial board of MLJ, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, IJDSN, IJSNM, ``Intelligenza Artificiale'', IJDATS and of the ECMLPKDD 2014-2016 journal tracks. He was program (co-)Chair of SEBD2007, Discovery Science 2016, and General Chair of ECML-PKDD2017.

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Department of Computer Science
University of Bari
Bari
Italy

A. Collins (Biography
A. Collins

Dr. Andrew Collins obtained his Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Southampton, UK. Since Sep 2005, Dr. Collins has been Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics at the same university. He has also held the following key positions in the Human Genetics Department at this university: (1) Senior Research Fellow (1995-1996); (2) Non Clinical Lecturer (1997-2001); and (3) Reader (2001-2005). He has authored/co-authored more than 200 articles in various international journals, with the main subject areas being Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology. The total number of citations received by these articles is very significant, i.e. more than 9,000.

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Human Genetics Department
University of Southampton
Southampton
UK

D. D'Agostino (Biography
D. D'Agostino

Dr. Daniele D'Agostino, Ph.D., is member of the Computing Architectures and High Performance Computing at the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies - E. Magenes (IMATI) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) since October, 2001. The diffusion of parallel and distributed computing puts the activity of the research group at the forefront of many initiatives in the bioinformatics, hydrometeorological and astrophysical research fields. In 2014, he was a co-chair of the 22nd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and network based Processing. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings. He also acted as co-guest editor of several special issues of ISI international.

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Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
Italian National Research Council
Genoa
Italy

A. Desideri (Biography
A. Desideri

Alessandro Desideri received the degree in Physics in 1975 from the University of Roma La Sapienza (Italy) in 1975 and the Ph. D. in Chemistry from Leicester University (UK) in 1982. From 1995, he has been appointed as full Professor of Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he has set up an interdisciplinary group having both experimental and computational expertise. He is an expert in molecular modeling and dynamics of proteins and DNA. He is also expert in the use of next generation sequencing techniques aimed at metagenomic applications. He is the author of more than 300 articles published in peer - reviewed international journals.

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Department of Biology
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Rome
Italy

B. D. Gupta (Biography
B. D. Gupta

Bhaskar DasGupta is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a joint courtesy appointment with the Bioengineering department. He did his PhD from University of Minnesota in 1995, was a post-doctoral fellow at DIMACS and jointly at University of Waterloo and McMaster University in Canada before he joined the computer science department of camden campus of Rutgers University; in 2001 he moved to UIC. His current research interests include application of combinatorial/geometric techniques to design efficient algorithms for computational problems in bioinformatics, systems biology and hybrid systems; his broader research interests include designing efficient combinatorial algorithms for computationally hard problems in diverse areas in addition to bioinformatics such as computational geometry, parallel computing, and combinatorial auctions. His research works have been supported by numerous NSF grants, including an NSF CAREER award.

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Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
USA

J.C. Jimenez-Lopez (Biography
J.C. Jimenez-Lopez

Dr. Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez, BS Biochemistry (1998), and Biological Sciences (2001), MS Agricultural Sciences (2004); PhD in Plant Cell Biology (2008) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University (USA) until 2011. He was awarded with a prestigious European Marie Curie grant (EU-FP7), to work at The University of Western Australia in molecular nutraceutics of legumes, and at CSIC in lupin molecular allergy. Currently, he holds a Senior Research Fellow position at CSIC - Ramon y Cajal Research Program, working in the functional characterization of seed proteins in legume species and olive tree.

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Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology of Plants
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Granada
Spain

E. Korotkov (Biography
E. Korotkov

Eugene Korotkov is a Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics in Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and Principal Investigator in Bioinformatics Department of Bioengineering Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the National Nuclear Research University (MEPI), Department of Experimental and Theoretical Physics in 1974. PhD thesis was completed in radiobiology. Then, from 1980 to 1995 Korotkov EV worked at the Institute of Chemical Physics, NN Semenov and began work on the development of mathematical algorithms to study the symbolic sequences. Since 1995, Korotkov EV working with the Center "Bioengineering", Russian Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in developing new methods for the analysis of symbolical sequences and time series and application of it for study of various sequences, such as DNA, protein and linguistic sequences.

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Department of Applied Mathematics
National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI)
Moscow
Russia

A. Kumar (Biography
A. Kumar

Dr. Kumar received his Ph. D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. He has published over 100 research articles including journals and conferences. His current research focuses are in the application of bioinformatics and genomics methods for resolving several questions in biology and medicine.

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Molecular Genetic Epidemiology
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg
Germany

C.K. Mohan (Biography
C.K. Mohan

Chilukuri Mohan obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a bachelor‘s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. Since 1988, he has been a faculty member at Syracuse University, and is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; he recently served as Department Chair (8/2009-12/2014) and Interim Dean (1/2015-7/2015). He has authored/co-authored two books and two hundred research papers, and has advised/co-advised 24 PhD students who have completed their dissertations. He serves on several international conference committees. His current research topics include Bioinformatics, Social Networks, Anomaly Detection, and Evolutionary Algorithms.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
USA

H. Nishida (Biography
H. Nishida

Hiromi Nishida is a professor of Toyama Prefectural University, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1995. He has been interested in evolution of microorganisms and their genomes. His field of expertise is microbiology and bioinformatics (micro bioinformatics), including microbial genomics. He has published over 80 papers.

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Department of Biotechnology
Toyama Prefectural University
Toyama
Japan

M. Pennisi (Biography
M. Pennisi

Marzio Alfio Pennisi, PhD. earned his MSc. and PhD. degrees from University of Catania in 2006 and 2010, respectively. His research topics include stochastic optimization techniques, evolutionary algorithms, constrained and unconstrained optimization and computational and mathematical methods for the simulation of the immune system. Up to now, he published more than 60 reviewed research papers. He serves the scientific community as editorial board member, reviewer and program committee member for various journals and conferences in the area of computer science, computational biology and bioinformatics.

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

S.E. Rombo (Biography
S.E. Rombo

Simona E. Rombo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Palermo since September 2012. Her main research activities focus on Bioinformatics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Data Mining. She co-authored more than 50 scientific publications on established journals and conferences in these fields. In particular, she works on network analysis, motif extraction from biological sequences and 2D arrays, image compression and classification, epigenomics, analysis and management of biological big data. She contributed with her research to many national and international research grants in the field of bioinformatics, database and data mining.

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

K. Takeshi (Biography
K. Takeshi

I have completed his PhD from Osaka City University and postdoctoral studies from Cornell University. Now, I am a professor of Department of Bioinformatics in Ritsumeikan University. Currently, I am interested in developing a new technique to predict 3D structural properties of a protein from its sequence. I am also interested in developing a new and simple technique to predict binding free energy of a protein with a ligand.

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Department of Bioinformatics
Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto
Japan

M. Tutone (Biography
M. Tutone

Marco Tutone graduated in Chemistry and Technologies with summa cum laudae in 2001 In 2006 PhD in Pharmaceutical Science with the dissertation "Chemometrics methods in the study of HIV-1 inhibitors: multivariate statistical techniques and molecular docking" Since 2008 to date he is researcher at the University of Palermo The scientific activity of Marco Tutone was molecular modeling in the field of Medicinal Chemistry (Molecular Dynamics, QSAR and 3D-QSAR, Pharmacophore Modeling, Molecular Docking, HTVS of compounds with potential antiviral, antitumor, anti-protozoarian activity).

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Department of Biological
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies
University of Palermo, Palermo
Italy

M. Wozniak (Biography
M. Wozniak

Dr Marcin Wozniak is with Faculty of Applied Mathematics of the Silesian University of Technology in Poland, where he received his diplomas in computer science and applied mathematics. His main scientific interests are bio-inspierd methods and neural networks with their applications together with various aspects of computational intelligence. Dr Wozniak has co-authored books on applied computer science, articles on various applications of computational intelligence and has chaired various sesssions in international conferences in the field of computational intelligence and applied computing.

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Faculty of Applied Mathematics Silesian University of Technology
Gliwice
Poland

X. Xiao (Biography
X. Xiao

Dr Xuan Xiao has received his PhD in Donghua University during the period of Mar. 2003 to Dec.2006. Currently, he is working as full professor in Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as college principal. His research has included Bioinformatics and Pattern recognition. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors, such as “2010 The Second SCOUPS Young Researcher Award”, “2009 National Outstanding teacher” and “Top 100 Most Cited Chinese Papers Published in International Journals”. He is serving as an expert Reviewers for 20 journals. He has authored 150 research articles.

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Department of Computer
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
Jingdezhen
China

L. Zhang (Biography
L. Zhang

Dr. Louxin Zhang completed his B.Sci. and M.Sci. degrees in Math from Lanzhou University, China, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Computational Biology Program, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore. His research interests include bioinformatics in comparative genomics, network biology, big medicine data, discrete algorithms, and applied combinatorics.

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Department of Mathematics
National University of Singapore
Singapore


Associate Editorial Board Members:

S. Akhtar (Biography
S. Akhtar

Dr. Salman Akhtar serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Integral University, India has an academic and research experience of more than 10 years. With PhD. in Bioinformatics in area of Cancer Biology he has published more than 35 peer reviewed SCI covered high impact factor research papers. Also been awarded with Young scientist research project from UPCST India and been nominated as Editor/Reviewers in International Journals of repute Dr. Salman has organized and attended several national and international conferences, workshops and seminars with an active national and international research collaborations namely with NGCEF, Australia.

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Department of Bioengineering
Integral University
Lucknow
India

G. Lo Bosco (Biography
G. Lo Bosco

Giosuè Lo Bosco is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Palermo. He is also Director of the Department of Sciences for technological innovation, Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology. He took a degree in Mathematics at the University of Palermo in April 2000, and the PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Palermo in January 2005. His teaching activity includes courses in Computer Programming, Algorithms, Statistics, Machine learning, Neural Networks. His research is mainly focused on Machine learning methodologies for biomedical data, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics.

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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

A.M. Gallego (Biography
A.M. Gallego

Antonio Muñoz is currently professor at University of Málaga. He cooperates as security expert for Ericsson. He has more than 15 years or experience as Secutiry Engineer. He part of research GISUM group at the University of Malaga since 2003. His principal research interests include Agent technology, Digital Content Protection, Cryptographic Hardware based Systems, Security Patterns and Security Engineering and BioComputing.

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Languages and Computer Science Department
University of Málaga
Málaga
Spain

Y. Wang (Biography
Y. Wang

Dr. Wang is currently a research fellow at Mayo Clinic, the No.1 hospital and medical research center in the United States of America according to U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Wang's work is centered on developing and integrating innovative machine learning approaches for biomedical informatics. He has been working on multiple NIH-funded projects. Dr. Wang has made an impression in the field, contributing to a number of different publications such as the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.

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Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
USA












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"Open access will revolutionize 21st century knowledge work and accelerate the diffusion of ideas and evidence that support just in time learning and the evolution of thinking in a number of disciplines."


Daniel Pesut
(Indiana University School of Nursing, USA)

"It is important that students and researchers from all over the world can have easy access to relevant, high-standard and timely scientific information. This is exactly what Open Access Journals provide and this is the reason why I support this endeavor."


Jacques Descotes
(Centre Antipoison-Centre de Pharmacovigilance, France)

"Publishing research articles is the key for future scientific progress. Open Access publishing is therefore of utmost importance for wider dissemination of information, and will help serving the best interest of the scientific community."


Patrice Talaga
(UCB S.A., Belgium)

"Open access journals are a novel concept in the medical literature. They offer accessible information to a wide variety of individuals, including physicians, medical students, clinical investigators, and the general public. They are an outstanding source of medical and scientific information."


Jeffrey M. Weinberg
(St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA)

"Open access journals are extremely useful for graduate students, investigators and all other interested persons to read important scientific articles and subscribe scientific journals. Indeed, the research articles span a wide range of area and of high quality. This is specially a must for researchers belonging to institutions with limited library facility and funding to subscribe scientific journals."


Debomoy K. Lahiri
(Indiana University School of Medicine, USA)

"Open access journals represent a major break-through in publishing. They provide easy access to the latest research on a wide variety of issues. Relevant and timely articles are made available in a fraction of the time taken by more conventional publishers. Articles are of uniformly high quality and written by the world's leading authorities."


Robert Looney
(Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

"Open access journals have transformed the way scientific data is published and disseminated: particularly, whilst ensuring a high quality standard and transparency in the editorial process, they have increased the access to the scientific literature by those researchers that have limited library support or that are working on small budgets."


Richard Reithinger
(Westat, USA)

"Not only do open access journals greatly improve the access to high quality information for scientists in the developing world, it also provides extra exposure for our papers."


J. Ferwerda
(University of Oxford, UK)

"Open Access 'Chemistry' Journals allow the dissemination of knowledge at your finger tips without paying for the scientific content."


Sean L. Kitson
(Almac Sciences, Northern Ireland)

"In principle, all scientific journals should have open access, as should be science itself. Open access journals are very helpful for students, researchers and the general public including people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals. The articles are high standard and cover a wide area."


Hubert Wolterbeek
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

"The widest possible diffusion of information is critical for the advancement of science. In this perspective, open access journals are instrumental in fostering researches and achievements."


Alessandro Laviano
(Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)

"Open access journals are very useful for all scientists as they can have quick information in the different fields of science."


Philippe Hernigou
(Paris University, France)

"There are many scientists who can not afford the rather expensive subscriptions to scientific journals. Open access journals offer a good alternative for free access to good quality scientific information."


Fidel Toldrá
(Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Spain)

"Open access journals have become a fundamental tool for students, researchers, patients and the general public. Many people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals benefit of them on a daily basis. The articles are among the best and cover most scientific areas."


M. Bendandi
(University Clinic of Navarre, Spain)

"These journals provide researchers with a platform for rapid, open access scientific communication. The articles are of high quality and broad scope."


Peter Chiba
(University of Vienna, Austria)

"Open access journals are probably one of the most important contributions to promote and diffuse science worldwide."


Jaime Sampaio
(University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

"Open access journals make up a new and rather revolutionary way to scientific publication. This option opens several quite interesting possibilities to disseminate openly and freely new knowledge and even to facilitate interpersonal communication among scientists."


Eduardo A. Castro
(INIFTA, Argentina)

"Open access journals are freely available online throughout the world, for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use. The articles published in the open access journals are high quality and cover a wide range of fields."


Kenji Hashimoto
(Chiba University, Japan)

"Open Access journals offer an innovative and efficient way of publication for academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines. The papers published are of high quality after rigorous peer review and they are Indexed in: major international databases. I read Open Access journals to keep abreast of the recent development in my field of study."


Daniel Shek
(Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

"It is a modern trend for publishers to establish open access journals. Researchers, faculty members, and students will be greatly benefited by the new journals of Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. in this category."


Jih Ru Hwu
(National Central University, Taiwan)


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