We are delighted to welcome our new Associate Editor Dr Richard Unwin to the Molecular Omics Editorial Board!
We are delighted to welcome our new Associate Editor Dr Richard Unwin to the Molecular Omics Editorial Board!
We are delighted to welcome Dr Subhra Chakraborty to the Molecular Omics Editorial Board.
Dr Chakraborty is the Director of the National Institute for Plant Genome Research, India. Her research interests lie in nutritional genomics, plant immunity & stress genomics, and delayed fruit softening.
Starting her career at Jawaharlal Nehru University Dr Chakraborty obtained her PhD in plant molecular biology in 1997, joining the university as a Research Scientist for the following year. In 1998, she moved to the National Institute for Plant Genome Research as a staff scientist, before working her way to her current role as Director. Dr Chakraborty was involved in establishing plant proteomics and translational genomics research in India, and is currently serving as the President of PSI (Proteomics Society, India). She is a member of several other international proteomics societies, including a council member of the Human proteome Organization (HUPO).
Molecular Omics is proud to welcome Professor Xiaohua Shen as an Editorial Board Member from 1st of October 2020.
Xiaohua Shen is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and an Associate Investigator in the Center of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University. After achieving her Bachelor’s degree at Nankai University (1996), she attended the University of Michigan for her PhD and joined Harvard Medical school for a postdoctoral position in 2004. In 2010, she left Harvard to join her current faculty at Tsinghua University. Xiaohua is a Changjiang Scholars Award Program Distinguished Professor.
The Shen lab’s main research interest is around understanding how noncoding portions of the genome, particularly noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) and genomic repeats, act with their associated proteins to shape distinct epigenetic and cellular states during stem-cell differentiation and in development. In the past years, the research group has rigorously investigated novel aspects of ncRNAs, genomic repeats, and RNA-binding proteins and revealed important paradigms of noncoding RNA-mediated regulation in transcription, chromatin structure, and genome organization. Find out more about on Xiaohua’s webpage.
Profiling the very best research from scientists in the early stages of their independent careers
We are delighted to announce the first Emerging Investigators issue in Molecular Omics! This issue will showcase some of the best research from scientists in the early stages of their independent careers. Guest Edited by Professor Ben Garcia (University of Pennsylvania), this issue will be published in late Spring 2021 with an Editorial feature on all the researchers in the issue and it will be promoted throughout the rest of 2021.
We welcome scientific research based on the application of any -omics technology and we encourage multi-omics approaches to solving important chemical or biological problems. This includes combining different types of omics platforms encompassing genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other specialized areas such as glycomics and lipidomics, as well as innovative bioinformatics approaches.
To be eligible researchers should be roughly within 10 years of obtaining their PhD and they should be carrying out independent research.
How to submit
New research in Molecular Omics is published as Research Articles, which encompasses both Communication and Full Paper styles with no strict page limit. Review articles will also be considered. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of Molecular Omics.
If you would like to submit to this issue please notify the Editorial Office at email@example.com. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime before April 2021. When submitting the manuscript please indicate that it is for the Emerging Investigators themed issue.
Molecular Omics is delighted to introduce Editorial Board member Professor Nicolle Packer.
Nicki Packer is a Professor of Glycoproteomics and Director of the Macquarie University Biomolecular Discovery & Design Research Centre, Australia. Over the course of her extensive career, she helped establish the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, for which she is now a Consultant, and co-founded the biotechnology company Proteome Systems Limited.
Nicki’s research focuses on glycomics, the investigation of post-translational modifications of proteins by sugars.As sugars are present on the cell surface, they are involved in cell-cell contact and therefore play a key role in many intercellular processes such as blood coagulation, tumor growth and metastasis, immune recognition and response and cell-cell communication. Professor Packer’s main research interests lie in the role of glyosylation in different systems, glycoproteins in the innate immune system, cancer glycomics, and the advancement of glycomics technologies. You can find out more about Nicki and her research interests on her webpage.
J. L. Abrahams, N. H. Packer and M. P. Campbell, Analyst, 2015, 140, 5444-5449
To find out more about our Editorial Board, take a look back at some of our previous blog posts, highlighting Prof. Benjamin Garcia, Prof. Hyungwon Choi and Dr Andrej Shevchenko. You can also meet the full Editorial Board on our webpage.
Molecular Omics is delighted to cast a spotlight on two of our latest Editorial Board appointees – Associate Professor Hyungwon Choi of the National University of Singapore, and Dr Andrej Shevchenko of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics.
Andrej Shevchenko is a Group Leader at MPI-CBG, where his lab uses mass spectrometry to detect and quantify molecular composition. The group focuses on developing analytical technologies to quantify known biomolecules as well as discover new biomolecules – in particular lipids and proteins – which are present in a variety of biological and biomedical contexts.
Andrej studied chemistry at Leningrad State University and obtained his doctoral degree in Biotechnology from the Leningrad Institute of Technology. In 1994 he joined the Matthias Mann group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, before assuming the Group Leader position at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, in 2001.
Upon joining the Editorial Board, Dr Shevchenko commented that he believes the journal has a very nice concept and is really happy to be on board. We are delighted to welcome him to the team!
Prof. Choi obtained his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan, staying on as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School. Since then, he has moved to Singapore to lead the Computational and Statistical Systems Biology Lab at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on developing computational methods for multi-omics data integration, proteogenomics analysis, mass spectrometry data processing for proteomics and metabolomics analysis, and interactive data visualization.
To find out more about his work, visit the lab group website or read some of his research, such as this recent Molecular Omics article:
Ginny X. H. Li, Christine Vogel and Hyungwon Choi, Mol. Omics, 2018, 14, 197-209
Molecular Omics is delighted to present Editorial Board member Professor Benjamin Garcia. Introduced to mass spectrometry in his undergraduate studies at UC Davies with Prof. Carlito Lebrilla, his interest in the subject led to a PhD with Professor Donald Hunt at the University of Virginia, followed by a postdoctoral position at the University of Illinois with Professor Neil Kelleher. In 2008, Ben took up an Assistant Professor position at Princeton University before moving to his current faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2012. In 2016 he was promoted to full Professor. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a National Science Foundation Early Faculty CAREER award, an NIH Director’s New Innovator award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE (awarded by President Obama) and the 2018 ASMS Biemann Medal.
Ben Garcia’s research group focuses on quantitative mass spectrometry for systems epigenetics. Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, the lab explores cellular signaling, epigenetic mechanisms and chromatin regulation, with an aim to elucidate the mechanisms of various diseases.
Upon joining the Editorial Board, Professor Garcia said, “I’m very excited to join the Molecular Omics board, as with the shift we are experiencing in many fields to include multi-omics analyses, I believe this journal can play a strong role in promoting and regulating this science at the forefront.”
Find out more about our other Editorial Board members by visiting the Molecular Omics webpage.
We are excited to announce that Issue 1 of Molecular Omics has been published online!
Showcasing the highest quality research focusing on molecular level experimental and bioinformatics research in the –omics sciences, issue 1 includes articles such as:
Data integration and predictive modeling methods for multi-omics datasets
Minseung Kim and Ilias Tagkopoulos
A quantitative and temporal map of proteostasis during heat shock in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Andrew F. Jarnuczak, Manuel Garcia Albornoz, Claire E. Eyers, Christopher M. Grant and Simon J. Hubbard
You can see more articles on our recently published articles webpage.
Dr Robert Moritz began his full-time career from 1983 to 2008 at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in Biochemistry during that time. Dr Moritz moved to the Institute for Systems Biology as faculty member in 2008. He is also currently the Vice-President of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and plays a large role in growing the society.
His research interests in proteomics include the discovery of normal and disease markers using targeted quantitative mass spectrometry. He is active in teaching and dissemination of proteomics technologies, fosters education exchanges and create forums for collaborative relationships centered on the proteome.
Michael Washburn graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa in 1992. He then received his PhD in Biochemistry/Environmental Toxicology from Michigan State University in 1998 under the direction of Professor William W Wells. He was a post-doctoral fellow with Professor John Yates, III at the University of Washington from 1999-2000 and worked at the Torrey Mesa Research Institute until 2003. In 2003 he joined the Stowers Institute for Medical Research where he is the Director of Proteomics. He also is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Centre.
His research is focused on quantitative proteomic and systems biology analyses of protein complexes involved in chromatin remodelling and transcription.
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