The Open Bioinformatics Journal

ISSN: 1875-0362 ― Volume 13, 2020

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


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.


Department of Pharmaceutical Science
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Editorial Board Members:

M. Antczak (Biography
M. Antczak

Dr. Maciej Antczak is assistant professor in Institute of Computing Science at Poznan University of Technology and Department of Bioinformatics, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS. He is also member of European Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics. His research focuses on the development of computational methods and tools for modeling and evaluation of RNA 3D structures. He has published over 35 articles, including peer-reviewed papers in leading, high-impact journals, book chapters, and conference papers. Two of them were classified as highly cited papers in Web of Science. He co-authored several publicly available servers/tools providing novel computational methods to the scientific community.


Polish Academy of Sciences
Poznan University of Technology

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.


Engineering Department
Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope

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.


Department of Chemistry
University of Pavia

L. Chen (Biography
L. Chen

Dr. Lei Chen is an Associate of computer science at Shanghai Maritime University. He obtained his Ph.D. from East China Normal University, China, in 2010. His research interest includes bioinformatics, computational biology, graph theory, graph algorithm and algorithm design. Up to now, he has published more than 100 refereed papers. Google scholar showed that his papers have been cited about 2000 times. Ten papers were selected as ESI Highly Cited Paper. Now, he serves as the section editor for Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, editorial board member for Current Bioinformatics, reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.


College of Information Engineering
Shanghai Maritime University

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.


Human Genetics Department
University of Southampton

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.


Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technology
Italian National Research Council

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.


Department of Biology
University of Rome Tor Vergata

N.M. Garcia
Computer Science Department
Universidade da Beira Interior

F. Iacovelli (Biography
F. Iacovelli

Dr. Federico Iacovelli graduated with honors in Bioinformatics from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He obtained his PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata”, with the thesis on the design and characterization of DNA nanostructures using computational modeling and classical molecular dynamics techniques. He is currently a research fellow and is involved in the analysis and interpretation of exome data, 16S amplicons and the implementation of novel algorithms and methodologies for the human target prediction of exogenous miRNAs.


Department of Biology
University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

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.


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

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.


Department of Applied Mathematics
National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI)

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.


Molecular Genetic Epidemiology
German Cancer Research Center

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.


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

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.


Department of Biotechnology
Toyama Prefectural University

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.


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania

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.


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Palermo

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.


Department of Bioinformatics
Ritsumeikan University

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).


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

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.


Faculty of Applied Mathematics Silesian University of Technology

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.


Department of Computer
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute

D. Yadav (Biography
D. Yadav

Dr. Dinesh Yadav obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2002) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. Dr. Yadav is currently employed as Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Enzymes, Genetic Engineering, Applied Microbiology, Genetic Diversity, DNA Sequence Alignment, DNA Binding, Pectin, Multiple Sequence Alignments, etc. Dr. Yadav has published over 50 manuscripts, and his documents have received citations greater than 550.


Department of Biotechnology
D.D.U Gorakhpur University

S.M. Gupta
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy research

L. Bokor (Biography
L. Bokor

Dr. László Bokor obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2014) in Informatics from the Department of Networked Systems and Services (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics), Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Doctoral School of Information Sciences, Hungary. Presently, Dr. Bokor is employed as Associate Professor, in the Department of Networked Systems and Services, at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Networking, Network technology, Telecommunications, Mobility Management, UMTS, Bluetooth, IPv6, Next Generation Networks, etc. Dr. Bokor has published over 65 manuscripts and his documents have received citations greater than 300.


Department of Networked Systems and Services
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Y. Zhang (Biography
Y. Zhang

Yusen Zhang received PhD degree in Computational Mathematics from Dalian University of Technology, China, in 2003. He is a professor at School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Shandong University, China. During 2004-2006, He was a postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics and Computer Applications at Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science. His research is in the algorithms in computational biology, bioinformatics and statistical genetics. He has contributed his valuable publications in different national and international journals.


School of Mathematics and Statistics,
Shandong University

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.


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

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.


Department of Maths
Sheffield Hallam University

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.


Department of Computer Science
University of Bari

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.


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

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).


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

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.


Department of Computer Science
Chubu University

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.


Department of Oncology
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

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.


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

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.


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

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.


School of Information Science and Engineering
Lanzhou University

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.


Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Politecnico di Milano

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:


School of Computing & Informatics
Universiti Teknologi Brunei
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.


Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Northumbria

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.


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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).


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.


Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

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


Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Jiao Tong University

W. Gao (Biography
W. Gao

Professor Wei Gao obtained PhD degree in mathematical department at Soochow University, China in 2012. After that, he worked in School of Information Science and Technology, Yunnan Normal University. His research interests are Graph Theory, Theoretical Chemistry, Statistical Learning Theory, Computation Topics on Energy and Environmental Science, and Artificial Intelligence, etc. He is a committee member of China Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) Graph Theory and Combinatorics with Applications Committee, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Asia Society of Applied Mathematics and Engineering (Asia-SAME), and act as academic adviser of Center for Energy Research (Iran). He is an editor of several journals, and also the chair of ICED 2017, ISGTCTC 2018, ISTCS 2019 and ISTCS 2020. Among his more than 100 publications in SCI index journals, 10 of them are included in Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers (top 1% citations), 3 of them are honored with Hot Papers (top 0.1% citations).


School of Information Science and Technology
Yunnan Normal University

A.M. Abu-Dief (Biography
A.M. Abu-Dief

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Abu-Dief acquired his Ph.D. degree (in 2013) in Bioinorganic / Physical Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemistry, Oviedo University, Spain. At present, Dr. Abu-Dief is a Lecturer in the Chemistry Department (Faculty of Science) at Sohag University, Egypt. His skills and proficiency mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Catalyst Characterization, Physical Chemistry, Catalyst Synthesis, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics, Inorganic Chemistry, Antibacterial, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Nano chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Solution Chemistry, Transition Metal Complexes, Gram-Positive Bacteria, etc. Dr. Abu-Dief has published over 50 manuscripts, and his documents have received citations above 1,000.


Chemistry Department
Sohag University

L. Gulyaeva (Biography
L. Gulyaeva

Dr. Lyudmila Gulyaeva scientific activity began with the study of cytochrome P450 and its isozymes in metabolism of xenobiotics. Her PhD thesis was presented in 1986 (devoted to study of CYPs induction during rat ontogenesis). Later she studied the mechanisms of tissue- and strain- specific induction of CYP1A and CYP2B gene expression in rats and mice, and in 2000 she presented thesis of Doctor of Biology. Dr. Gulyaeva special interest of research is receptor-mediated mechanism of hormone-related cancer and role of microRNA in regulation of target genes. The results of her scientific activity were published in over 190 scientific papers.


Natural Science Department
Novosibirsk State University

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.


Department of Mathematics
National University of 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.


Department of Bioengineering
Integral University

P. Behzadi (Biography
P. Behzadi

Dr. Payam BEHZADI (BSC and MSC in Microbiology; PhD in Molecular Biology), the Assistant Professor of Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran-Iran teaches students from undergraduate to PhD levels. He has been a faculty member of the above mentioned university since 2004 and he has led some graduate (Master of Science) students as supervisor and adviser. His primary research fields are: Infectious Diseases (in particular Urinary Tract Infections), Molecular biology, Gene profiling, Genetics and Bioinformatics. Dr. Payam Behzadi has authored, edited and refereed many books and papers. 60 papers and 20 books and chapters are the outcomes of his scientific activities.


Microbiology Department
Islamic Azad University

L. Cui (Biography
L. Cui

Dr. Licong Cui is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics University of Texas Health Science center in Houston. Dr. Cui is also serving as an Assistant Director at Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnology. Dr. Cui completed BS in Information and Computing Science and MS in Pure Mathematics from Shaanxi Normal University, China. Dr. Cui further obtained Ph.D. in Computer Science from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Cui research interests include Biomedical Informatics and Data Science and Theoretical Computer Science. Dr. Cui has also been recognized with awards and honors such as AMIA 2018 Student Paper Award Finalist, Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Outstanding Reviewer for Knowledge-Based Systems and many other awards.


School of Biomedical Informatics
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

E. Filiz (Biography
E. Filiz

My research interests lie in the area of plant science, ranging from theoretical application to wet-lab studies. In recent years, I have focused on bioinformatics applications in plant genomes. I have mined gene members in plant genomes and comparative analyses were performed among plant species. Also, 3D protein modeling, gene co-expression network, protein-protein interaction (PPIs), in silico gene expression profiles, and protein docking were performed.


Department of Crop and Animal Production
Duzce University

R.K. Gaur (Biography
R.K. Gaur

Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur earned his PhD in 2005, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His PhD was on molecular characterization of sugarcane viruses, viz., mosaic, streak mosaic, and yellow luteovirus. He received MASHAV Fellowship in 2004 from the Israel Government for his postdoctoral studies and joined The Volcani Centre, Israel, and BenGurion University, Negev, Israel. In 2007, he received the Visiting Scientist Fellowship from Swedish Institute Fellowship, Sweden, for 1 year to work in the Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 130 national/international papers and edited more than 10 books published by Springer, CRC press, Elsevier, Nova Science Publisher presented nearly about 50 papers in the national and international conferences. He was awarded as Fellow of Linnean Society, London. Currently, he is handling many national and international grants and international collaborative projects on plant viruses and disease management.


Department of Biotechnology
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University

N.Q.K. Le (Biography
N.Q.K. Le

Nguyen Quoc Khanh Le is an Assistant Professor with the Professional Master Program in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. He earned his MS and PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. After obtaining his PhD degree, he worked as a Research Fellow at the School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests are artificial intelligence, deep learning, data analyst, bioinformatics, computational biology, and healthcare informatics. He has been in the Program Committee as well as the Reviewer of many prestigious conferences and journals.


Professional Master Program in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Taipei Medical University

G. Poli (Biography
G. Poli

Dr. Giulio Poli obtained his MD in Medicinal Chemistry and his PhD in Science of Drug and Bioactive Substances at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa (Italy). Currently, he is untenured assistant professor in Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa (Italy). His research activity at the Molecular Modeling and Virtual Screening Laboratory mainly focuses on the development of efficient virtual screening protocols and innovative computational procedures for the identification of hit/lead compounds of various protein targets, as well as on lead and hit-to-lead optimization studies.


Department of Pharmacy
University of Pisa

S.G. Sanmukh (Biography
S.G. Sanmukh

Dr. Swapnil Ganesh Sanmukh is presently Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow funded by MSCA-COFUND at Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona, Spain, and he is currently working on chronic bacterial infections and antibacterial therapies. Dr. Sanmukh completed his Ph.D. degree in Applied General Biology from State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of PCR, Cell Culture, Protein Purification, RNA, Genomics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Enzymes, Genetic Engineering, Bioinformatics, Protein Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology, Protein Structure, Proteomics, etc. Dr. Sanmukh has published numerous manuscripts in various national/international journals.


IBEC Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia

S. Smita (Biography
S. Smita

Dr. Shuchi Smita is currently pursuing her postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh at “Department of Immunology” and “Department of Computational and Systems Biology”, Pittsburgh, USA. She earned her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Birla Institute of Technology, India. She has research experience of around 11 years with 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals; recently like Nature Immunology, Immunity, and Functional & Integrative Genomics etc. Her research interest is in the area of computational biology, Genomics, analysis and integration of complex high throughput data. She already serve as a Reviewer for several peer reviewed Journals.


Department of Computational and Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Z. Tu (Biography
Z. Tu

Dr. Zhigang Tu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Utrecht University, Netherlands. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University, US. From 2016 to 2018, he was a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University. His research interests include computer vision, image processing, video analytics, and machine learning. Special for motion estimation, object segmentation, action detection, and anomaly detection. He is the first organizer of ACPR2019 MAGR, Area-Chair of the ISPRS WIDF 2017.


The State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS)
Wuhan University

Z. Xu (Biography
Z. Xu

I am a Cancer Researcher. I have received systematic training in cancer research and treatment at Cancer Research Institution and Xiangya Hosital ,Central South University. My research mainly focuses on the cancer research and treatment, with an ultimate goal of translating mechanistic insights gained for new therapeutic modalities. I have published over 40 research papers in prestigious journals. Presently, I am an editor board member of Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers in Oncology, Traditional Medicine Research, Journal of Clinical and Pathological Research, Chinese Journal of General Surgery and Chinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering. He has been serving as a peer reviewer for more than twenty journals.


Department of Pathology
Central South University

J. Zhang (Biography
J. Zhang

Dr Jiapu Zhang (1971– ) received excellent educations from universities and research organizations. He got his bachelor degree in 1993 and first master degree in research in 1996, both from Qufu Normal University, P.R. China; second master degree in research in 2000 from National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore; a PhD degree in 2005 from Federation University, Australia; and then a formal postdoctoral fellowship training from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia. Dr Zhang also received honors in Australia and worldwide for his prion research. In 2011, the report of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Technology Review on his prion results caused worldwide impacts so that several organizations (e.g., the Physics Society of Iran) published his prion results in seven languages. NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) of Australia assigned him review tasks on prion projects. CSIRO once conferred him an award (together with Drs. Varghese JN and Epa VC) for rabbit prion protein research. Springer published two volumes of his monographs on neurodegenerative diseases. He has been a reviewer for many top academic journals. All these made Dr. Zhang feel honored for his neuroscience research.


Centre of Informatics and Applied Optimization
Federation University

C. Zhao (Biography
C. Zhao

Dr. Chao Zhao obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2011) in Molecular Biology from Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Zhao is currently affiliated with University of California (Department of Chemistry), Davis, California, USA. His research focus is towards the following areas/fields: 1. Gut microbiota and biomics-based mechanism of hypoglycaemic effects by macroalga oligosaccharides; 2. Crystallization and mutagenesis of glycosyltransferases and carbohydrate biosynthetic enzymes; and, 3. Chemoenzymatic approaches for synthesizing structurally complex glycans. Dr. Zhao, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals of international repute.


Department of Food Nutrition
Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

R.P. Barnwal (Biography
R.P. Barnwal

Dr. Barnwal earned his Ph.D. at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai with Prof. Kandala VR Chary. Subsequently, he worked as an acting instructor/ postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Gabriele Varani, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. His research interests encompass the studies of proteins and nucleic acids in solution using NMR and other analytical/biophysical techniques.


Department of Biophysics
Panjab University

A.E. Berezin (Biography
A.E. Berezin

Dr. Alexander E. Berezin has received PhD in 1994 in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). He is currently working as Senior Consultant, Lecturer and Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). His research goals are fundamental study of biological markers, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Based on this research and training in heart failure he has received several awards and honors. He has published 1050 papers and more in reputed journals, 57 books/chapters and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute


Internal Medicine Department
Zaporozhye State Medical University

C. Damiani (Biography
C. Damiani

Chiara Damiani is Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences of the University of Milan-Bicocca. She was post-doc fellow at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano-Bicocca and Junior Researcher at the The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology. She obtained a PhD is in Multiscale Modeling, Computational Simulations and Characterization in Material and Life Sciences from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is expert in -omics data integration into metabolic networks and modeling and simulation of cancer metabolism.


Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences
University of Milan Bicocca

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.


Languages and Computer Science Department
University of Málaga

I. Izonin (Biography
I. Izonin

Dr. Ivan Izonin is a lecturer at the Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. He received his MSc degree in Computer science from the Lviv Polytechnic National University in 2011 and his MSc degree in Economic cybernetics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2012. He received a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Lviv Polytechnic National University in 2016. Ivan has authored more than 125 publications, including 11 patents for inventions and 2 tutorials.


Department of Publishing Information Technologies
Institute of Computer Science and Information Technologies
Lviv Polytechnic National University

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.


Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Palermo

M.A.D. Saleh (Biography
M.A.D. Saleh

Dr. Mayra Anton Dib Saleh obtained her Doctor’s degree (in 2014) in Animal Nutrition from São Paulo State University (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Saleh is currently affiliated with São Paulo State University as collaborator researcher in the Animal Production Department. Her research interests lie in the subject areas/fields of Swine nutrition and production, Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Additives, Non-ruminant nutrition, Cereals’ production, and Green chemistry. Dr. Saleh, as an author/co-author, has published a number of articles in various journals of international repute.


Animal Production Department
São Paulo State University
São Paulo

S.P. Singh (Biography
S.P. Singh

Dr. Satarudra Prakash Singh is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Program Leader at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Campus, India. He obtained his master degree from BHU Varanasi and Ph.D. from G.B.Technical University Lucknow, India. He has an academic and research experience of more than 15 years with 25 publications in peer reviewed journals like BMC Bioinformatics, Human Immunology, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 3 Biotech etc. His research interest is in the area of Bioinformatics, Immunoinformatics and Nano-biotechnology. He has been nominated as Reviewers in several peer reviewed International Journals.


Amity Institute of Biotechnology
Amity University

H. Tan (Biography
H. Tan

Hao Tan received his BSc in Peking University of China and PhD in National University of Ireland, Cork. He is now an associate professor in the National-local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Breeding and Cultivation of Edible and Medicinal Fungi, Soil and Fertilizer Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is a member of the mycological society of China and a council member of the Microbiology Society of Sichuan Province. Research interest: Dissecting the ecophysiological mechanisms of mushroom and other environmental microorganisms using multi-omic approaches in combination of targeting their key enzymatic gene resources with bioinformatic mining and biochemical characterization.


Soil and Fertilizer Institute
Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences

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.


Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Y. Yan (Biography
Y. Yan

I am a Cancer Researcher. I have received systematic training in cancer research and treatment at Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. My research mainly focuses on the cancer research and treatment in glioma and lung cancer, especially the roles of non-coding RNA in glioma and lung cancer. I have published over 30 SCI-indexed papers in prestigious journals. Presently, I am an editor board member of Traditional Medicine Research, Journal of Clinical and Pathological Research, Chinese Journal of General Surgery, et al. I have been serving as a peer reviewer for about 10 journals, including J Exp Clin Cancer Res.


Xiangya Hospital
Central South University

E.R. Chimusa (Biography
E.R. Chimusa

Dr. Emile Chimusa Rugamika completed his PhD at the University of Cape Town in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the year 2013. As a statistical geneticist, his expertise is in population structure and genome wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine. He has extensive experience in designing and applying statistical methods to large genomics data sets in computational biology and statistical genetics. Dr. Rugamika became a faculty member at the University of Cape Town in 2015. Since 2015, he has published 5 first-author and 11 co-first papers.


Department of Pathology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa

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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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