Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan Brody Ph.D  
Brendon-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care
Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
The NCI-designated Comprehensive Knight Cancer Institute
Department of Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland OR
USA

Katrin Paeschke Ph.D 
Universitätsklinikum Bonn, 
Medizinische Klinik III
Venusberg-Campus 1
Gebäude 13, 3OG029
53127 Bonn
Germany


Managing Editors

Gillian E. Knight Ph.D
UCL, London, UK

Rodrigo Guimarães Ph.D
Springer Nature, The Netherlands


Section Extracellular Matrix Biology - Editor

Nikos Karamanos, PhD
Biochemistry, Biochemical Analysis & Matrix Pathobiology Res. Group
Biochemistry Lab., Dept. Chem.
University of Patras, Greece

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Associate Editors

Ritu Chaudhary, Ph.D
Center for Cancer Research  
Bethesda, MD, USA

Shruti Lal, Ph.D
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dawei Li, Ph.D
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA, USA

Raghuveer Singh, Ph.D
Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida, FL, USA

Deepak Parashar, Ph.D
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI, USA

Ali Vaziri-Gohar, Ph.D
Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland, OH, USA

Praveen Vikas, M.D. FACP.
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Iowa, USA

Nitish Gulve, Ph.D
The Wistar Institute
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Editorial Board

Altino Choupina
albracho@ipb.pt
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Expertise: molecular biology, molecular cloning, genomics, gene expression, bioinformatics, enzymology, phytopathology, RNA-seq

Amin Nassar
anassar1@bwh.harvard.edu
Harvard University, MA
Expertise: human cancer genetics, genomically targeted therapies in genitourinary (GU) cancers

Anamika Basu
abasu@llu.edu
Loma Linda University Medical Center, California
Expertise: Cell and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology;  Genotoxicity, DNA damage and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) analysis

Arit Ghosh
aghos003@ucr.edu
University of California, San Diego
Expertise: ubiquitin biology, ribosome, E3 ligases, protein homeostasis, G protein signaling, GPCRs

Aurel Popa-Wagner
aurel.popa-wagner@geriatrics-healthyageing.com
Griffith University School of Medicine, QLD, Australia
Expertise: aging; cerebral ischemia; epilepsy; proteomics; genomics; cell therapies; behavioural recuperation

Dan Zhao
danzhao@wakehealth.edu  
Wake Forest School of Medicine,Winston-Salem, NC
Expertise: basic cancer research, breast cancer research, transcription factors, transcriptional regulation, microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs

Deeksha Gambhir Chopra
Deeksha.Gambhir@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco
Expertise:  diabetes and its complications (mainly diabetic retinopathy),  age-related macular degeneration, inflammation, G-protein coupled receptor signaling, angiogenesis, unfolded protein response (UPR) and mitochondrial biology 

Hadi Maazi
maazi@usc.edu
UCLA, Keck School of Medicine
Expertise:  immunology, allergy, asthma, adaptive immunity, T cells, Innate Lymphoid Cells, IL-5, IL-13

Hagop Atamian
atamian@chapman.edu
Schmid College of Science & Technology
Chapman University, Orange, California
Expertise:  molecular mechanisms of plant interactions with various biotic stresses and daily environmental fluctuations

Harikanth Venkannagari
havenkan@utmb.edu
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Expertise:  structural biology, x-ray crystallography, assay development, high throughput screening, small molecule drug discovery, neurobiology, and ADP-ribosylation; molecular biology related research

Himanshu Gupta
Department of Infection Biology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Expertise:  malaria, infectious diseases, case-control study, DNA and RNA sequencing, polymorphisms, copy number, PCR and qPCR, miRNA biomarker discovery, population genetics, drug resistance, molecular biology, cloning and sub-cloning, protein expression, gene expression, RNA-seq

Huiwen Wang
whw@moon.ibp.ac.cn
Institute of Biophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Expertise:  molecular cell biology, especially disease-associated RNA metabolism regulation

Jorge Ortega
artibeus2@aol.com
National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Expertise: Genomics, Population Genetics, Microsatellites, SNPs, Conservation Genetics

Kasturi Pal
kaspal@scripps.edu
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Expertise:  cellular information processing pathways, focusing on signal transduction by G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs);  orphan GPCR, Gpr161, which localizes to a specialized sub-cellular compartment called the primary cilia 

Kai Zhang
zhangkai@mit.edu
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Expertise: neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, developing brain

Lianwen Zhang
Zhang.Lianwen@mayo.ed
Mayo Clinic, USA
Expertise: oncolytic virotherapy, immunotherapy, virology, molecular & cellular biology, oncology, Tyrosine kinase inhibitor exploration, anti-cancer drug design and exploration

Liming Li
limingli@princeton.edu
Princeton University, NJ
Expertise:  human population genetics and forensic genetics; population structure; Archaic Introgression

Mahsa Zarei
mzarei@bwh.harvard.edu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, MA
Expertise:  inflammation, cancer biology and biochemistry; cellular metabolism and targeted therapy in disease

Mohammad Najaf-Panah
mjnp@nmsu.edu
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Cancer and Hematology Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
Expertise: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Gene expression and transcriptomics; Molecular Biology; Nucleic Acids; Regulation of Gene Expression; Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Animal Genetics, Biochemistry, Omics; Human/Mouse/Plants/Mammalian Genetics; cancer genomics; oncology

Narisimham Parinandi
Narasimham.Parinandi@osumc.edu
College of Medicine
Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Expertise: Lipidomics and Lipid Signaling; Vascular Biology; Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants; Membrane Biology; Mitochondrial Regulation; Trace Metal Biochemistry; Lung Biology and Pulmonary Diseases

Sarah Abou Alaiwi
sarah_aboualaiwi@dfci.harvard.edu
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Matthew L. Freedman and Toni K Choueiri's Labs 
Expertise:  Liver disease,  Liver function,  Liver cell failure, End-stage liver disease, Bilirubin, Biliary disease, Chronic hepatitis, Viral hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Ascites, Chronic liver disease, Liver transplantation, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease,  Alcoholic hepatitis,  Liver Failure,  Shock Liver, and Jaundice

Shardul Kulkarni
smk6881@psu.edu
National Institutes of Health, USA
Expertise: RNA, Translation, Gene-expression Regulation, Ribosome profiling, Genomics, Yeast Genetics, mRNA Splicing, Untranslated regions, Phosphorylation, RNA binding proteins, Start codon Recognition

Shuzhen Men
shuzhenmen@nankai.edu.cn
Department of Plant Biology and Ecology
Nankai University
Expertise:  Auxin, root development, embryo, gametogenesis, lipids

Sourav Roy
sourav.roy@ucr.edu
Center for Disease Vector Research and Institute for Integrative Genome Biology
University of California Riverside
Expertise:  Gene regulation, Functional Genomics, Sequence Analysis, Motif Discovery, Expression Profiling, Protein-protein interaction, Regulatory Networks, Insect Hormones and miRNAs

Suranjana Goswami
sgoswam1@kent.edu
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Expertise:  reproductive physiology, Immunology (specifically immune activation by infectious agents), metal induced immunotoxicity and biochemistry

Swetha Parvathaneni
swetha.parvathanen@Howard.edu
Howard University
Washington, D.C.
Expertise:  DNA repair, genome stability, cancer predisposition syndromes, cancer initiation and progression; gene regulation and chemoresistance/drug targets/chemotherapy

Vikas Koundal
vikas.koundal@wsu.edu
Washington State University
Expertise:  plant molecular biology, biotechnology, and plant pathology
plant diseases, plant pathogens, their genomics, management, and prevention, miRNAs, siRNAs, RNAi, Small RNAs, CRISPR

Yuuki Shimizu
shimi123@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Expertise: Cardiology, Vascular biology, regenerative medicine, translational research

Zhicheng Zhou
zzhou87@uw.edu
University of Washington, USA
Expertise: cancer biology, prostate/breast cancer research, molecular biology, ubiquitination and deubiquitination

Tripti Sharma
Tripti.Sharma@UTSouthwestern.edu
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Expertise: molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9, base editing, prime editing, mouse models, plant nutrition, transport mechanism in plants

Maria Hayes
Maria.Hayes@teagasc.ie
Teagasc Food Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Expertise: bioactives & health research, heart health, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, diabetes, sustainability, functional foods, preventative healthcare, platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase

Natália Cruz-Martins
ncmartins@med.up.pt
I3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, Portugal
Expertise: medicinal chemistry; phytochemistry; phytopharmacology; drug discovery; natural products biochemistry; bioactive molecules; functional foods

Nishant Chakravorty
nishant@smst.iitkgp.ac.in
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India
Expertise: microRNAs, gene expression, cell signaling pathways, beta-thalassemia research, fetal hemoglobin re-activation, regenerative medicine

Ramesha Thimmappa
rbthimmappa@amity.edu
Amity Food & Agriculture Foundation, Amity University, India
Expertise: plants specialized metabolism, enzymes evolutionary diversification, protein engineering, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology

Rajendra Prasad
fateh1977@yahoo.com
Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
Expertise: molecular genetics of various genetic disorders, modulators viz correctors and potentiators, zinc membrane transporters, molecular basis of Renal cell carcinoma, drug delivery using nanoparticles, nutrition research

Miguel Muñoz
mmunoz@cica.es
University Hospital Virgen del Rocio, Spain
Expertise: Substance P, Neurokinin-1 receptor, Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonists, cancer research, virus infections, neuroinflammation

Abdel Moneim
aest1977@hotmail.com
Helwan University, Cairo
Expertise: cancer biology, molecular biology, antioxidants, toxicology, oxidative stress, physiology, animal model

Andrea Cabrera
andrea_ca_gt@yahoo.com
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Expertise: evolution, genetics and genomics, marine mammals, ancient DNA, climate change

Muhammad Azhar Nadeem
azharjoiya22@gmail.com
Sivas University of Science and Technology, Turkey
Expertise: Molecular biology, Genome-wide association studies, Plant breeding and genetics, Molecular breeding, Genetic mapping, Molecular markers, Linkage disequilibrium, Germplasm characterization, Genetic diversity, Population structure, Plant genetics, Plant genomics, Legumes breeding, and Cereals breeding

Kai Shu
kshu@nwpu.edu.cn
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Seed molecular biology, Plant abiotic stress responses, Phytohormones biosynthesis and signaling

Hongyu Ma
mahy@stu.edu.cn
Shantou University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Aquatic Animals, Early Development, Sex Differentiation, Population Genetics, Molecular Biology, Epigenetics, Artificial Breeding

Shikai Liu
liushk@ouc.edu.cn
Ocean University of China, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Marine molecular biology; Genomics; Molecular genetics; Transcriptional regulation; Regulatory networks; Aquaculture Breeding; Evolution

Guangliang Liu
LiuGuangliang01@caas.cn
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Veterinary viruses, Viral infection, virus-host interactions, non-coding RNAs, long noncoding RNAs, circular RNAs, microRNAs

Wei Zhuo
wzhuo@zju.edu.cn
Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Gastrointestinal cancer, tumor metastasis, tumor microenvironment, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, tumor exosome, non-coding RNA, Ephirn A1

Guohua Huang
ghhuang@hunau.edu.cn
Hunan Agricultural University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Insect Virus, Ascoviridae, Plant-Insect Pest-Natural Enemy Interaction, Acute Pathogen, Entomopathogenic Microorganism, Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution, Host Range

Xun Zhu
zhuxun@caas.cn
Institute of Plant Protection,
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, People's Republic

Zhenye Yang
zhenye@ustc.edu.cn
University of Science & Technology of China, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Cell cycle, Mitosis, Mitotic kinases, Tumorigenesis, Cancer therapy, Cancer metabolism, Tumor microenvironment

Bin Zhu
zhubin1227@126.com
Northwest A&F University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Fish molecular biology; Vaccine; Adaptive immunity; Mucosla immunology; Molecular and cellular biology; Cell signaling pathways; Virology

Xiangfeng Kong
nnkxf@isa.ac.cn
Institute of Subtropical Agriculture,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, People's Republic,
Expertise: Pig; Intestinal microbes; Metabolites; Intestinal barrier function; Meat quality; Reproductive performance; Nutritional metabolism.

Weibiao Liao 
liaowb@gsau.edu.cn
Gansu Agricultural University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: abiotic stress, gasotransmitter, signaling transduction, protein S-nitrosylation, post-translational modification, adventitious root formation, postharvest preservation

Jianmin Sun 
jianmin.sun@nxmu.edu.cn
Ningxia Medical University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: cancer, signaling, targeted therapy, mutation, tyrosine kinase, atherosclerosis, macrophage

Mingchun Ren 
renmc@ffrc.cn
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Fish nutrition, Aquaculture, Feed, Amino acids, glucose metabolism, antioxidant, immunology

Jin Niu
niuj3@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Sun Yat Sen University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Aquaculture; Aquatic animals; Feed; Nutrition; Feed additives; Dietary nutrients; Aquatic products

Huan Peng 
hpeng@ippcaas.cn
Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Nematode, Plant-parasitic nematode, Rapid detection, RNA interference, host-nematode interaction, effector, biological control

Gongyin Ye
chu@zju.edu.cn
Zhejiang University, China, People's Republic
Expertise: Parasitoids (parasitic wasps), venom, insect omics, insect immunity, insect reproduction and development, crop genetic engineering and ecological safety

Srinivasa Reddy Bonam
bonam.srinivasa@inserm.fr
INSERM, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Sorbonne Université, France
Expertise: molecular biology, vaccines, vaccine adjuvants, immunopharmacology, autoimmunity

Praveen Kumar Dubey
prvn1713@uab.edu
University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Expertise: sepsis, RNA binding protein, RNA methylation, cardiac inflammation and heart failure, ER stress, molecular biology

Vikas Sharma
vikasam@gmail.com
Department of Agriculture, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University Jalandhar
Expertise: Molecular Genetics, DNA/RNA markers, Linkage Mapping, Genetic Polymorphism, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, SSRs, AFLP, ISSR, Cytology, Population Genetics, QTLs, Molecular Diversity

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Section Extracellular Matrix Biology - Associate Editors

Irit Sagi
irit.sagi@weizmann.ac.il
Department of Biological Regulation, The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot (Israel)
Expertise: ECM biophysics, biochemistry, matrix/ECM remodeling, ECM imaging, MMPs/ADAMs, LOX/LOXL enzymes, fibrosis, inflammation

Hiroshi Kitagawa
kitagawa@kobepharma-u.ac.jp
Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Kobe (Japan)
Expertise: Glycobiology in disease, functional analysis of glycosaminoglycan chains, biosynthesis/catabolism of glycosaminoglycan chains, glycosaminoglycan chains in stem cell biology, osteogenesis, neurogenesis and metastasis

Valerio Izzi
Valerio.Izzi@oulu.fi
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu (Finland)
Expertise: Systems biology, ECM networks, bioinformatic, big data, molecular networks in biomedicine, matrisome and its regulation systems in health and disease, tumors, tumor microenvironment

Sarah Wilcox-Adelman
swilcoxadelman@matrixbio.org
Matrix Biology Institute, 17 Annett Avenue, Edgewater, NJ (USA)
Expertise: Osteoarthritis, dry eye, cell migration (development, wound healing, metastasis), focal adhesion signaling, hyaluronan, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, syndecan-4

Alberto Passi
alberto.passi@uninsubria.it
Department of medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese (Italy)
Expertise: ECM in vascular diseases, regenerative medicine, metabolism of hyaluronan, tumor microenvironment, long noncoding RNA, epigenetics, O-GlcNacylation, glycosaminoglycan metabolism, hyaluronidases, polymer biotechnology

Stephanie K. Seidlits
seidlits@utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering (USA)
Expertise: matrix mechanics, glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronic acid, tumor microenvironment, brain and spinal cord microenvironment

Section Extracellular Matrix Biology – Editorial Board

Rashmin C. Savani
rashmin.savani@utsouthwestern.edu
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine & Center for Pulmonary & Vascular Biology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Ctr, Dallas (USA)
Expertise: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, injury, repair, regeneration, angiogenesis, inflammation, fibrosis, lung injury/development, Toll-Like Receptors, innate Immunity

Suniti Misra
misra@musc.edu  
Trident Technical College/Medical University of South Carolina, 7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston (USA)
Expertise: ECM, CD44, hyaluronan, CD44V6-shRNA therapy, CD44v6-mimetic peptide therapy, cancer initiating cells, colon cancer, tumor-microenvironment, WNT signaling, STAT3 signaling, Periostin, cell signaling

Linda Troeberg
L.Troeberg@uea.ac.uk
University of East Anglia (UK)
Expertise: Proteases, metalloproteases, TIMPs, arthritis, inflammation, LRP1, proteoglycans, heparan sulfate

Kirsi Rilla
kirsi.rilla@uef.fi
University of Eastern Finland, Institute of Biomedicine, Kuopio (Finland)
Expertise: Extracellular vesicles, cancer cell biology, biology of hyaluronan, biological imaging methods

Fabio Quondamatteo
fabioquondamatteo@rcsi.ie
Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)
Expertise: Histology, transmission electron microscopy, in vivo study of ECM, quantitative studies of ECM, ultrastructure of ECM in vivo, collagen fibrils, basement membranes, skin ultrastructure

Dimitris Kletsas
dkletsas@bio.demokritos.gr
Institute of Biosciences & Applications, NCSR “Demokritos”, Attiki (Greece)
Expertise: Cellular senescence, cancer, stroma-tumor interactions, skin ageing, intervertebral disc degeneration, growth factors, intracellular signaling, wound healing, natural products and therapeutics

Marco Franchi
marco.franchi3@unibo.it
Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna, Rimini (Italy)
Expertise: Collagen, collagen fiber array related to function, ligaments, tendons, light microscopy, cell morphology and ultrastructure, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, ECM cancer cell invasion, 3D cell culture models

Veronique Orian-Rousseau
veronique.orian-rousseau@kit.edu
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT), Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems – Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS) (Germany)
Expertise: metastasis, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, hyaluronan, CD44, G-protein coupled receptors, Wnt signaling, receptor tyrosine kinase signaling, CXCR4, angiogenesis

Chrysostomi Gialeli
chrysostomi.gialeli@med.lu.se
Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Clinical Research Center, Malmö (Sweden)
Expertise: cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and cardiovascular complications, matrix organization, complement system, tumor microenvironment, cancer cells signaling network and phenotype, glycosaminoglycans, metalloproteinases

Fransiska Malfait
Fransiska.Malfait@UGent.be
Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium)
Expertise: Collagen biosynthesis, Heritable connective tissue disorders, Skeletal dysplasias, Genetics, Pain, Zebrafish models for heritable connective tissue disorders, Chondrogenesis

Laura Alaniz
ldalaniz@comunidad.unnoba.edu.ar
Laboratorio de Microambiente Tumoral, CIBA, CIT NOBA (CONICET-UNNOBA), Junin (Argentina)
Expertise: Oncology, tumor microenvironment, extracellular matrix, hyaluronan, CD44, epigenetic signal, cancer biomarkers, DNA repair genes, multi-drug resistance

Mauro Sérgio Gonçalves Pavão
pavaomsg@gmail.com
Program of Glycobiology, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Expertise: Proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, diabetic nephropathy, tumor metastasis, P-selectin, heparanase, dermatan sulfate, heparin

Valentina Masola
valentina.masola@unipd.it
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova (Italy)
Expertise: Extracellular matrix, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), cancer, organ fibrosis, heparanase

Dragana Nikitovic
nikitovic@uoc.gr
Laboratory of Histology-Embryology, School of Medicine, University of Crete (Greece)
Expertise: Mesenchymal tumor biology, tumor associated inflammation, extracellular matrix signaling, ECM intracellular effectors

Martin Götte
martingotte@uni-muenster.de
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Münster University Hospital, Münster (Germany)
Expertise: Syndecans, heparan sulfate, cell surface proteoglycans, heparanase, glycosaminoglycans, small leucine rich proteoglycans, cancer cell biology, stem cells, microRNAs, glycobiology, gynecology
                                                         
Ilona Kovalszky
kovalszky.ilona@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
1st Department of Pathology and Experimental, Cancer Research. Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest (Hungary)
Expertise: Molecular diagnosis of cancers, liquid biopsy, liver carcinogenesis, experimental and human liver cancer, tumor-stroma interaction, liver fibrogenesis, proteoglycans, cell signaling, tumor metabolism, exosomes

Fernando Rodríguez Pascual
frodriguez@cbm.csic.es
Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa”, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Expertise: Cardiovascular diseases, tissue fibrosis, collagen crosslinking, proteolysis, hypoxia, TGF-beta signaling

Patricia Rousselle
patricia.rousselle@ibcp.fr
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique: Lyon, Rhône-Auvergne (France)
Expertise: Tissue repair and regeneration, extracellular matrix in skin wounding, dermal-epidermal dialogue, basement membrane homeostasis, cell migration and signaling, regenerative medicine, cell adhesion to extracellular matrix, podosomes

Laurent Duca
laurent.duca@univ-reims.fr
UMR CNRS / URCA 7369 "Extracellular Matrix and Cell Dynamics", Team 2 "Matrix Aging and Vascular Remodeling", Reims (France)
Expertise: Elastin, elastic fibers, ECM receptors and signaling, cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, animal models, inflammation, proteolysis and remodeling, cancer

Andreas Scorilas
ascorilas@biol.uoa.gr
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
Expertise: Biomarkers, tumor markers, cancer, next and third generation sequencing, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), transcriptomics, genomics

Liliana Schaefer
Schaefer@med.uni-frankfurt.de
Allgemeine Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Klinikum der Goethe Universität, Frankfurt a.M. (Germany)
Expertise: Inflammation, fibrosis, proteoglycans, biglycan, decorin

Chengfei Zhang
zhangcf@hku.hk
Restorative Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: Dental diseases, oral tissue regeneration, angiogenesis. neurogenesis, dental stem cell differentiation, ECM for vessel maturation, TGF-beta signaling

Paraskevi Heldin
Evi.heldin@imbim.uu.se
Dept. Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biomedical Center, Uppsala University (Sweden)
Expertise: Hyaluronan, hyaluronan synthase, hyaluronidase, migration, stemness, small molecule inhibitor, growth factor, Receptor Tyrosine Kinases, invasion, EMT, CD44

Renato V. Iozzo
Renato.Iozzo@jefferson.edu 
Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (USA)
Expertise: Cancer biology, autophagy, ECM remodeling, proteoglycans, decorin, perlecan, cell-matrix communication

Anna Stejskalova
Anna.stejskalova@wyss.harvard.edu
Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School (USA)
Expertise: Matrix remodeling, synthetic ECM hydrogels and scaffolds, ECM-mimetic peptides, collagen biology and characterization, ECM on organs-on-a-chip, ECM mechanical properties
                                                         
Sylvie Ricard-Blum
sylvie.ricard-blum@univ-lyon1.fr
Pericellular and Extracellular Supramolecular Assemblies, CNRS - University Lyon 1 & Institute of Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
Expertise: Biophysics for structural biology, Interaction networks, ECM omics, lysyl oxidases, collagens, glycosaminoglycans, syndecans, matricryptins, intrinsically disordered proteins

Antonio Rossi
antrossi@unipv.it
University of Pavia, Department of Molecular Medicine, Unit of Biochemistry, Pavia (Italy)
Expertise: Molecular basis of skeletal dysplasias, articular cartilage, growth plate, endochondral ossification, animal models, chondrocytes, synthesis of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans, macromolecular sulfation

Ana Maria Rodrigues Leite de Magalhães (Ana Magalhães)
amagalhaes@ipatimup.pt
ICBAS - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of University of Porto & i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto (Portugal)
Expertise: Glycobiology, oncobiology, extracellular vesicles, extracellular communication, cancer cell signaling, heparan sulfate proteoglycans, HS biosynthetic enzymes

Lilla Turiak
turiak.lilla@ttk.hu
MS Proteomics Research Group, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Eötvös Loránd Research Network, Budapest (Hungary)
Expertise: Liquid-chromatography, mass spectrometry, disaccharide analysis, glycomics, glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, chondroitin-sulfate, heparan sulfate, cancer

Roger David John Pocock
roger.pocock@monash.edu
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Brain Development, Neuroplasticity and Stem Cells Laboratory, Monash University, Clayton (Australia)
Expertise: ECM, Caenorhabditis elegans, germline development, neuronal development, cell fate, axon guidance, transcription

Ramray Bhat
ramray@iisc.ac.in
Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics & BioSystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (India)
Expertise: Extracellular matrix, glycobiology, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, morphogenesis, developmental biology, evolutionary biology

Boris Turk
boris.turk@ijs.si
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Structural Biology, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Expertise: Proteases, cysteine cathepsins, protease-based targeted drug delivery, protease cancer imaging, endogenous cathepsin inhibitors

Achilleas Theocharis
atheoch@upatras.gr
University of Patras, Biochemistry Lab, Department of Chemistry, Patras (Greece)
Expertise: Extracellular matrix, proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, matrix metalloproteinases, cell-matrix interactions, cell signaling, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, cancer biology

Alexander Pietras
alexander.pietras@med.lu.se
Lund University, Division of Translational Cancer Research, Medicon Village, Lund (Sweden)
Expertise: Tumor hypoxia, glioblastoma, radiotherapy, tumor microenvironment, cancer stemness

Jean-Baptiste Vincourt
jean-baptiste.vincourt@univ-lorraine.fr
CNRS &  Biopôle de l’université de Lorraine, Campus Brabois-Santé 9, avenue de la forêt de Haye –Nancy (France)
Expertise: Collagens, post-translational modifications, chondrogenesis, proteomics; mass spectrometry, secretome analysis, cartilage bioengineering, proteoglycans, extracellular matrix assembly, collagen metabolism

Ida Gjervold Lunde
i.g.lunde@medisin.uio.no
Division of Diagnostics and Technology (DDT), Akershus University Hospital (Ahus), Lørenskog (Norway)
Expertise: Heart failure, cardiac remodeling, biomarker, fibrosis, extracellular matrix, hypertrophy, inflammation, genetics, proteoglycans, enzymes

Elon Donald Gullberg
donald.gullberg@uib.no
Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen (Norway)
Expertise: Integrins, collagen-bindining integrins, fibroblasts, cancer-associated fibroblasts, tissue fibrosis, tumor fibrosis, collagens

Oommen Podiyan Oommen
oommen.oommen@tuni.fi
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technologies, Tampere University (Finland)
Expertise: Bioengineering, nanomedicine, scaffold, tissue engineering, stem cells, cancer, drug delivery, tissue remodeling, macrophages, hydrogels

Amina Abbadi
aabbadi@mgh.harvard.edu  
Shriners Hospital for Children- Boston, Harvard Medical School- Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
Expertise: Hyaluronan, heparin, extracellular matrix, TSG6, macrophage biology and polarization, lung epithelial cells, gut epithelial stem cells, organoids, keratinocytes stem cells, hyperglycemia

Gertraud Orend
gertraud.orend@inserm.fr ; orend@unistra.fr
Tumor Microenvironment Group INSERM, ImmunoRhumatologie Moléculaire (IRM) HOPITAL CIVIL, Institut d'Hématologie et d'Immunologie1, Strasbourg (France)
Expertise: Tumor immunity, tumor angiogenesis, tumor metastasis, fibronectin, tenascin, matrix assembly

Karin Forsberg-Nilsson
karin.nilsson@igp.uu.se
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden) & Biodiscovery Institute, University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK)
Expertise: Brain tumor, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, tumor microenvironment, cell migration, cancer genetics, cancer stem cells, neural stem cells, heparan sulfate

Synnøve Norvoll Magnussen
synnove.magnussen@uit.no
Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
Expertise: oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), nephronectin, integrins, breast cancer, metastasis, invasion, proteolytic enzymes, urokinase receptor

Dimitrios I Zeugolis
dimitrios.zevgolis@ucd.ie
Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering, Laboratory (REMODEL), Charles Institute of Dermatology, Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research and School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland
Expertise: Functional biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, advanced therapy medicinal products, drug discovery, in vitro models, cellular agriculture

Frank Zaucke
frank.zaucke@kgu.de
Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete Research Unit for Osteoarthritis, Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University (Germany)
Expertise: bone, cartilage, chondrocyte, collagen, glycoproteins, chondrodysplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoarthritis

Albert Sleiman Mellick
a.mellick@unsw.edu.au
amellick@uow.edu.au
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, University of New South Wales, Liverpool, NSW (Australia)
Expertise: Matrix, Oncology, ECM, cancer, heparan sulfate mimetics, pharmacology, angiogenesis, RNA based therapy