Editorial Team

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Zhiping Xu  view

Affiliation: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Australia

Interests: Functional clay nanoparticles; Drug delivery; Combination cancer therapy; Cancer immunotherapy; Nano-biosensors

Biography: Prof. Xu is a senior group leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland. His research focuses on control preparation of layered double hydroxide nanomaterials, calcium phosphate nanoparticles, nanoemulsions, quantum dots, chemosensros and nanosensors, and their applications in biomedicine and agriculture. He has published over 330 peer-reviewed journal papers, conference papers and book chapters. His research has led to many high quality papers published in Nature Plants, Adv Mater, Nano Letters, JACS, Angew Chim Int Ed, Adv Funct Mater, Biomaterials, J Control Release, Chem Mater, Small, Nanoscale, ACS Appl Mater Interface and nanomedicine. Specifically, his publications on layered double hydroxide materials from 2008-2018 rank him in the top #6 among more than 1000 scientists in this research field in terms of the journal paper count. His papers have been cited over 19,395 times with the H-index of 75.  He works as Editorial Board Member for six journals, such as Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry, Biointerface Research in Applied, and Current Pharmaceutical Design. He also served as reviewers of over 20 journals, including JACS, Biomaterials, Small, Nature Commun, Nanoscale, Adv Functional Mater, Chem Mater, ACS Appl Mater Interface, J Mater Chem B, J Phys Chem B and C.

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Lei Huang  view >>

Affiliation: Department of Molecular Cell and Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, US

Interests: Cancer Therapy; Cell Metabolism; Gene Editing; Signaling Pathway; Obesity and Diabetes

Biography: Dr.  Huang focuses on the molecular mechanism of obesity (BAT development and iWAT browning), diabetes (selective and total insulin resistance) and cancer therapy. He has published more than 30 papers (first author or corresponding author) in scientific journals including Nature Communications (3 papers); Advanced Science; Cell Reports; Journal of Biological Chemistry; Developmental Cell. He was awarded Top 1% global reviewer in the field of Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Cross-field by Web of Science Group and Publons in 2018 and 2019; He served as a grant reviewer for Nature Science Foundation of China (life science and medicine); He also served as a reviewer for 50 SCI journals and a scientific editor for 10 SCI journals.

Shan Jiang view >>

Affiliation: Hangzhou Institute of Technology, Xidian University

Interests: Flexible electronics, Bioelectronics, Metamaterials, Metasurfaces

Biography: Dr. Jiang is currently a PI and an associate professor at Hangzhou Institute of Technology, Xidian University, Xi’an, China. He earned his Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2018. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in HUST during 2019-2022. His research interests include design, manufacturing, and application of flexible electronics, bioelectronics, metamaterials, and metasurfaces. He proposed the concepts of ‘flexible metamaterial electronics’ and ‘electronic armor’ in research community for the first time. By now, he has published 1 monograph and more than 20 papers (first author or corresponding author) including some papers in high-profile journals such as Advanced Materials (2 papers), Innovation (2 papers), Materials & Design, Carbon, and Composite Structures. His research proposals have achieved funding support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Key Research and Development Project, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, etc. He served as a grant reviewer for National Natural Science Foundation of China (Engineering and material science). He also served as a guest editor of Rare Metals and a reviewer for 20 SCI journals.

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Fu Wang  view ≫

Affiliation: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Interests: Cancer imaging; Targeting therapy; Cancer theranostics; Nanomedicine; Gene regulation

Biography: Prof. Wang is currently a Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and also a Fujian Provincial “Minjiang Scholar” Chair Professor. His main research area is biomedical imaging and cancer theranostics. In recent years, Prof. Wang has published more than 40 SCI papers in international mainstream journals such as PNAS, Nature Protocols, Nucleic Acids Research, Oncogene, etc. He also authorized more than 10 Chinese invention patents, and won the first prize of Shaanxi Provincial Higher Education Science and Technology Award, the third prize of the Shaanxi Provincial Science and Technology Award as the first contributor.

Yinghuai Zhu  view>>

Affiliation: HEC Pharma Co. Ltd., China

Interests: Antitumor drug; Biomaterials; Drug delivery; Functional materials; Catalysis

Biography: Professor Zhu focuses on antitumor drug, biomaterials, drug delivery, functional materials and catalysis. He has authored or co-authored over 85 journal articles and 12 book chapters, including Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Coordination chemistry reviews, etc. with more than 3300 citations with a h-index of 32. He is also a reviewer for many scientific journals.

Wei Zhao  view >>

Affiliation: Chengdu Medical College, China

Interests: Cancer drug resistance; Tumor microenvironment; Cancer stem cell

Biography: Dr. Wei Zhao is currently an associate professor at the school of Laboratory Medicine at the Chengdu Medical College. His active research fields include (1) reversal of multidrug resistance induced by reprogrammed metabolism, (2) new drug research and development for treatment of cancer patients, (3) primary cancer tissue culture and test of drug sensitivity for personalized chemotherapy. He has published over 30 papers in related fields, including Oncogene, JBC, Front. Immunol and Mol. Cancer.

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Zhiwei Fang  view>>

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University, US

Interests: Biomaterials; Immunoengineering; Drug delivery; Gene delivery; Hydrogels

Biography: Zhiwei Fang focuses on biomaterials, gene delivery, and drug delivery. He has authored or co-authored over 17 journal articles including Chemical Reviews, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, Biomaterials Science, and Frontiers in Immunology. He is also a reviewer for many scientific journals.

Siyu Liu  view>>

Affiliation: Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Interests: Biomedical imaging and sensing; Photoacoustic imaging; Ultrasonic imaging; Electromagnetic-acoustic imaging

Biography: Dr. Siyu Liu focuses on the forefront of the rapidly evolving area of biomedical imaging techniques and related inter-disciplinary research that fuses optics, electromagnetics, acoustics, electronics, and material science. He has published more than 50 papers in scientific journal including IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, etc. He has leaded and contributed numerous public funded research and industry projects. He was accredited best paper award of ISCAS (biomedical and life science track), 2018; Doctorate Innovation Award, 2020; and “Shuangchuang” program of Jiangsu Province, 2022. 

Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan  view>>

Affiliation: Xiamen University, China

Interests: Circular economy; Industry 4.0

Biography: Dr. Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan is a recognized global leader in tackling complex environmental problems that have significant societal relevance and positive impact in the world. He is the co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications in Web of Science-indexed journals, 20 conference proceedings, 9 book chapters and 6 monographs in waste to energy and wastewater treatment. Dr. Kurniawan received the 2010 Green Talent Award from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the 2013 Young Scientist Award from the World Economy Forum (WEF) (Switzerland), and the 2014 Scope-Zhongyu (France) for his outstanding research contribution to the fields of study. 

Meng Zhang  view>>

Affiliation: Peking University People’s Hospital; Peking University Health Science Centre, China

Interests: Peripheral nerve injury and reconstruction; Bone and joint injury rehabilitation; Novel biomaterials; Bionic biomaterials

Biography: Dr. Meng Zhang focuses on peripheral nerve injury and repair, as well as the development of novel materials for clinical applications. In recent years, he has published 15 SCI papers in scientific journals. He has also authorized two Chinese invention patents and four utility model patents. He also serves as a reviewer for International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Neural Regeneration Research, Polymers, Medical Hypotheses, Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark, Gels, and Chinese Journal of Tissue Engineering Research.

Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi view>>

Affiliation: Quantum-Atom Optics Laboratory and Research Center for Quantum Technology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Interests: Geometrical dynamics; Quantum dynamics; Nonlinearity; Fractal dynamics; Geometrical physics

Biography: Dr. Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi focuses on general relativity and gravitation, operators theory, quantum field theory, plasma MHD and planetary dynamics, chaos and bifurcations, reactor physics and nuclear sciences, solid state physics and magnetism, quantum electronics. He has been selected as the “Top 2% Scientists“ in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Until now, he has published more than 330 articles in peer refereed journals with Impact Factor, such as Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Nonlinear Dynamics, Applied Mathematics Letters, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Fractals, Applied Mathematics and Computation, etc. And he works as Editorial Board Member for 25 journals. He also served as reviewers for more than 150 journals.

Murtaza Hasan view ≫

Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhongkai Agriculture University of Engineering, Guangzhou, China

Interests: Biomedical sciences; Nanobiotechnology; Drug delivery; Cancer biology; Metabolomics

Biography: Dr. Murtaza Hasan focuses on nano-biotechnology, green synthesis and cancer detection. He has won NRPU Research project with funding 2.7 million. Until now, he has published more than 110 research articles in scientific journals including Nano Research, Nano Convergence, Environmental Research, Acs Sensors, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Materials Today Communication, Antioxidants, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, etc. And he works as guest editor for Frontier in Chemistry and Applied Science. He also served as reviewers for nearly 40 articles in prestigious journals, including International journal of Molecular Science, Molecule, Recent Progress in Material, International Journal of Molecular Science, etc.

Ricardo Izurieta view ≫

Affiliation: University of South Florida, USA

Interests: Carcers of infectious diseases ethiology

Biography: Ricardo Izurieta, MD, Dr.PH, MPH is Professor and Director of Global Communicable Diseases at College of Public Health and Director of the Public Health Scholar Concentration at Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida in Tampa. In 2003, Dr. Izurieta was elected Vice President of the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine and currently he is its Latin American Liaison. He has been Panel Reviewer for NIH, CDC, and NSF, Wellcome Foundation, and also served on the ACAIM Taskforce on International Health Security, Consultant for the United Nations Global Water Pathogens Project as well as for the United Kingdom and the Brazilian Academies of Sciences.  

Yanqing Liu  view ≫

Affiliation: Institute for Cancer Genetics, Herbert Irving Cancer Research Center, Columbia University, US

Interests: Non-coding RNA; Cancer; p53; Ferroptosis; Transcription

Biography: Dr. Yanqing Liu focuses on the roles of p53 in tumor development and functions of non-coding RNA in tumor. He has published more than 20 papers in scientific journals including Cell Death Differentiation, Seminars in Cancer Biology, Molecular Cancer, Protein Cell, and Journal of Molecular Cell Biology. He also serves as reviewer for more than 50 journals including Frontiers in series, BMC series, Molecular OncologyBiomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, and Cell Communication and Signaling.

Xin Yang  view ≫

Affiliation: Institute for Cancer Genetics, Herbert Irving Cancer Research Center, Columbia University, US

Interests: Cancer Genetics; Metabolism; Ferroptosis; Post-Translational Modification; Transcription

Biography: Dr. Xin Yang focuses on dissecting the role of cancer genetics factors, especially p53, in modulating cancer metabolism and ferroptosis. He has published more than 10 papers in scientific journals including Molecular Cell, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Cancer Research, EMBO Reports, Oncogene and Cell Death Disease. He also serves as reviewer in Frontiers in Oncology and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.

Zhe Wang  view ≫

Affiliation: Institute for Cancer Genetics, Herbert Irving Cancer Research Center, Columbia University, US

Interests: Post-Translational Modifications (PTMs); Splicing protein; Ferroptosis; NRF2-KEAP1 system

Biography: Dr. Zhe Wang focuses on the potential role of PTMs in cancer-related proteins and ferroptosis regulation in response to metabolic stress, especially NRF2-KEAP1 system and splicing proteins. She has published around 10 papers in scientific journals including Molecular Cell, Cancer Research, EMBO Reports, Oncogene and The FASEB Journal. She also serves as reviewer in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity and Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.

Qiao Lu  view ≫

Affiliation: New York University Grossman School of Medicine, US

Interests: Antigen presentation; Cancer immunology; Immunotherapy

Biography: Dr. Qiao Lu focuses on the understanding of tumor immune evasion mechanisms and to develop the next-generation immunotherapies for treating cancer. He has published high-quality papers in scientific journals including Immunity, Nature communications, Nano letters, Cell research, and so on. He also serves as reviewer for Aging, BMC Immunology, Cancer Cell International, Journal of Medical Discovery, Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Immunology, Heliyon, Open Medicine, Discover Oncology, and PLOS ONE

Zhanfang Ma  view>>

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Capital Normal University, China

Interests: Electrochemical biosensor; Tumor marker detection; Designing nano-bioprobe

Biography: Prof. Ma focuses on designing nano-bioprobe for biosensors, particularly for electrochemical sensing for tumor markers. He is the leader of the Beijing Knowledge Innovation team of "Nano New Technology for Early Diagnosis of Cancer". Prof. Ma has published more than 160 SCI papers on journals including Nat. Commun., Angew. Chem., Anal. Chem., Biosens. Bioelectron., Chem. Mater., and Adv. Funct. Mater. His articles have been cited more than 6,450 times. Prof. Ma was selected as the Elsevier's list of Highly Cited Chinese Researchers in biomedical engineering (2019) and biology (2020, 2021).

Xin Wang  view

Affiliation: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, US

Interests: B-/T-lymphocytes; Neuroinflammation; Cancer; Neurodegeneration; Membrane fusion and fission; Protein-protein interaction

Biography: Dr. Xin Wang focuses on the roles of B-/T-lymphocytes in tumor development and neurodegeneration. She has published 14 papers in scientific journals including Nature communications, Cancer Research, Cell Discovery, and Journal of Molecular Cell Biology. She also serves as a guest editor or reviewer for more than 9 journals including Nature Aging, Frontiers in series, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, and Journal of Oncology.

Ruilin Liu  view

Affiliation: Xuzhou Medical University, China

Interests: Nanozyme-based biosensing, Hybrid biomaterials, Nanosensors

Biography: Dr. Liu is an associate Editor of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (IF 6.064) and the guest editor of Molecules (IF 4.927). In addition, he was invited to serve as the first youth editorial board of Chinese Journal of Analysis Laboratory, and the editorial board of Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers. His active research fields include (1) nanobiosensing and bioimaging, (2) nanozyme-based sensors, (3) carbon-based porous biomaterials. He has published over 30 papers in related fields, including Chem. Eng. J., Acta Biomater., Nano Res., Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., J. Pharm. Anal. and Carbon.

 T. Joseph Sahaya Anand view

Affiliation: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Interests: Green technology; Mobile technology; Smart materials; Smart vehicle; Biomedical engineering

Biography: Prof. T. Joseph Sahaya Anand published about 80 journal articles and 60 conference proceedings, received 9 International/National awards. He has expertise in curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and acted as external examiner, academician, researcher for the past 24 years.

Amir Khcharem view

Affiliation: High institute of sports and physical education of Sfax, Tunisia

Interests: Nutrition; Oxidative stress; Exercise; Sleep loss

Biography: Dr. Khcharem is a doctor in biological sciences applied to physical and sporting activities, also a teacher of biological sciences in the High Institute of Sport and Physical Education (University of Sfax-Tunisia). He became a teacher of Physical education and sports in 2004 and obtained a Master’s degree in biological sciences in 2006. He published five articles in impacted journals in the field of pharmacology in connection with physical activity.

 Anjan Kumar Pradhan view

Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

Interests: Cancer biology and Therapeutics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics

Biography: Dr. Pradhan focuses on animal skills, mammalian cell culture, immunological and imaging techniques, biochemistry and molecular biology. He served as Editor in Current Oncology (MDPI Publications), BMC Cancer, Journal of Agricultural Research and Livestock (Acquire Publications), Journal of Cancer and Cancer Prevention (Acquire Publications). He works as Reviewer in journals Plos One, Elsevier Publications, Spandidos Publications, Cancers (MDPI Publications), Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cancer Biology and Therapy, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology.

Heng An view

Affiliation: Beijing Key Laboratory for Bioengineering and Sensing Technology, Daxing Research Institute, School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.

Interests: Interfacial adhesion hydrogels, Smart responsive hydrogels, Novel wound dressings.

Biography: Dr. An focuses on interfacial adhesion hydrogels, smart responsive hydrogels, and the development and application of novel wound dressings. In recent years, he has published 20 research papers in Adv. Funct. Mater., Acta Biomaterialia, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., and other journals as first (including co-first)/corresponding author. He has also granted four Chinese invention patents.

Jisen Huai  view

Affiliation: Henan Mental Hospital, Xinxiang, 453000, China

Interests: Pathogenesis and drug development of Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Biography: Prof. Jisen Huai is currently PI at Henan Mental Hospital. In 1996, he obtained his doctoral degree and later was engaged in postdoctoral research at Wuhan University College of Life Sciences and the Max Planck Institute of Developmental Biology in Tubingen, Germany. Afterwards, he was recruited as a full-time researcher by Freiburg Hospital in Germany, and in 2010, he became the head of the research team at the University Hospital of Mainz in Germany. In 2018, he joined the Henan Mental Hospital. He is the host of two research funds of the German Research Foundation (SFB1080 B6 and SFB610 B4), and has published more than 20 SCI papers with a total number of citations exceeding 600 in peer-reviewed journals with high impact factors.

Tao Wang   

Affiliation: Cardiology Internal Medicine, Shandong Provincial Third Hospital, China

Interests: Coronary Heart Disease; Angina Pectoris; Acute Myocardial Infarction; Hypertension; Hyperlipemia; Myocardosis; Arrhythmia; Cardiac Insufficiency

Nalini Kanta Sahoo view >>

Affiliation: SRM Institute of Science of Technology, India

Interests: Analytical Chemistry; Bioanalysis; Chromatography; LC-MS/MS

Cheah, Fook Choe  view >>

Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Malaysia

Interests: Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine; Lung Inflammation and Free Radical Biology; Placenta Inflammation & Intrauterine Infections; Neonatal Nutrition

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Zhenhua Wu view >>   

Affiliation: Chest Hospital, Tianjin University, China.

Interests: Perioperative organ damage repair and life support for critically ill patients with coronary heart disease, valve disease, congenital heart disease, and large vessel disease.

Biography: Zhenhua Wu focuses on the application and basic research of life support technology for perioperative critical patients in cardiovascular surgery, and the application and basic research of the occurrence and development of cardiovascular critical disease and intervention strategies. Currently, he is a member of the Cardiovascular Surgery Branch Committee of Tianjin Medical Association, Newborn Congenital Heart Disease Branch Committee of Tianjin Medical Association, Pediatric Intensive Care Branch Committee of Tianjin Medical Association, Standing Committee of Tianjin Geriatric Intensive Care Professional Committee, Tianjin "131" innovative talent team, and Tianjin Chest Hospital's treatment team for children with congenital heart disease in Hotan, Xinjiang. He participated in or presided over research projects in Tianjin and won four Tianjin Science and Technology Achievement Awards.

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