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Journal of Molecular Histology

Journal of Molecular Histology

Editor-in-Chief: Brian Key

ISSN: 1567-2379 (print version)
ISSN: 1567-2387 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10735

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Brian Key
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Section Editors:

Connective Tissues
Simon Cool
Institute of Molecular Biology, Singapore

Michael Piper
School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia

Editorial Board:

Helen E. Abud 
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Annemiek Beverdam 
School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Eugenio Bertelli
Department of Physiopathology, University of Siena, Italy

Taichi Ezaki
Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan

Michel Goldberg
UMR-S 747 INSERM & University Paris Descartes, France 

Karla Hutt 
Development and Stem Cells Program, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Laura Lindsay 
Discipline of Anatomy and Histology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Tobias Lange 
Institute of Anatomy and Experimental Morphology, Center for Experimental Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Chrishan Samuel
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Pharmacology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Jan Slezak
Institute for Heart Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic

Kazunori Toida
Department of Anatomy, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan

Meet the Editor-in-Chief 

Brian Key

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In 2004 I was appointed as a Professor of Development Neurobiology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In the same year I became co-Chief Editor of the new Journal of Molecular Histology (previously The Histochemical Journal) and in 2010 I became its sole Chief Editor. I have previously held positions of President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology, Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Molecular Neuroscience Discipline Panel and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland. Currently I am Head of the Brain Growth and Regeneration Lab at The University of Queensland and employ molecular histological approaches to understand structure and function in the nervous system.

Meet the Editors 

Michael Piper

Associate Professor Michael Piper is a Teaching and Research Academic at The School of Biomedical Science, The University of Queensland. His lab uses the cerebral cortex, cerebellum and spinal cord of the developing and adult mouse as model systems to elucidate the biology of neural stem cells within the brain. Ultimately, they hope to define the genes that drive the differentiation of neural progenitor cells into either neurons or glia, work that will provide insights into neurodevelopmental disorders, ageing and cancer.
His current work includes investigating how neural stem cell quiescence in the adult brain is co-ordinated. This work will provide pivotal insights into how ongoing neurogenesis in the adult brain is regulated, and the behavioural consequences of deficits to this process. We are also studying the molecular determinants governing how neural stem cells proliferate sufficiently to generate a brain of the correct size. Finally, we are also investigating the contribution of aberrant transcription factor expression in models of autism, hydrocephalus and melanoma.

Simon Cool

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Prof. Simon Cool received his BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees from The University of Queensland, Australia. Currently, as Senior Principal Investigator at the Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, Singapore, he is focused on developing novel glycosaminoglycan biomolecules that enhance wound repair and control adult stem cell behaviour. Prof Cool is also a Professor (Adjunct Research) in the Orthopaedic Department at the National University of Singapore.

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    The Journal of Molecular Histology publishes results of original research on the localization and expression of molecules in animal cells, tissues and organs. Coverage includes studies describing novel cellular or ultrastructural distributions of molecules which provide insight into biochemical or physiological function, development, histologic structure and disease processes.

    Major research themes of particular interest include:
    - Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Interactions;
    - Connective Tissues;
    - Development and Disease;
    - Neuroscience.

    Please note that the Journal of Molecular Histology does not consider manuscripts dealing with the application of immunological or other probes on non-standard laboratory animal models unless the results are clearly of significant and general biological importance.

    The Journal of Molecular Histology publishes full-length original research papers, review articles, short communications and letters to the editors. All manuscripts are typically reviewed by two independent referees. The Journal of Molecular Histology is a continuation of The Histochemical Journal.

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