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Alison Cuff, Editor

New Content Item (1)Alison’s scientific background is in biomedical sciences and bioinformatics. She read for a degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Durham, UK. Having become interested in the then new field of bioinformatics, she then decided to do a Masters in Information Technology at Teesside University, UK. She went on to study at the University of Reading, UK completing a bioinformatics-based PhD on investigating the effects of mutations on the structure of p53, before working for a time in academia, including 8 years as the curator of the CATH protein classification database. After eventually deciding to pursue a career in scientific publishing, she joined BioMed Central in 2014, initially as a Database Editor for the ISRCTN clinical trial registry.  Alison joined the BMC series in 2016 and became the Editor for BMC Bioinformatics in 2017.  

Editor
Alison Cuff, BioMed Central, Germany

Assistant Editor

Danielle Talbot, BioMed Central, UK



Senior Editorial Board Members
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Joao Setubal, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jens Stoye, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Jean-Philippe Vert, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France

Editorial Board Members
Giuseppe Agapito, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Rafi Ahmad, Inland Norway University and University of Tromsø, Norway
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Nosayba Al-Azzam, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Fatima Al-Shahrour, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Spain
Abdullah Alamoodi, Sultan Idris Educational University, Malaysia
O.S. Albahri, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
Ronnie Alves, Vale Institute of Technology, Brazil
Eduardo Andrés-León, Spanish National Research Council IPBLN-CSIC, Spain
Benjamin Audit, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Julio Banga, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Khaled H Barakat, University of Alberta, Canada
Nuno L Barbosa-Morais, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal
Tim Beissbarth, University Medicine Göttingen, Germany
Riccardo Bellazzi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Anna Bernasconi, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Daniel Berrar, University of Ulster, UK
Judith A Blake, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Christina Boucher, University of Florida, USA
Benedikt Brors, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Michal Brylinski, Louisiana State University, USA
Thomas Burger, CNRS, France
Raffaele Calogero, University of Torino, Italy
Pablo Carbonell, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, UK
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
David Casero, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
Chinmay Chakraborty, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India
Claudine Chaouiya, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal
Somali Chaterji, Purdue University, USA
Jin Chen, University of Kentucky, USA
Jake Chen, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Xing Chen, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Davide Chicco, Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
Piotr Cieplak, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA
Andrew Cohen, Drexel University, USA
James Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Chiara Damiani, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Thomas Dandekar, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Somnath Datta, University of Louisville, USA
Dick de Ridder, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
Pietro Di Lena, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
Ramon Diaz-Uriarte, Spanish National Cancer Centre (CNIO), Spain
Rezarta Islamaj Dogan, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Luigi Donato, University of Messina, Italy
Frank Dudbridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Stanisław Dunin-Horkawicz, University of Warsaw, Poland
Timothy Ebbels, Imperial College London, UK
Frank Eisenhaber, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal, Canada
Frank Emmert-Streib, Tampere University, Finland
Chengming Fan, Central South University, China
Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Guillaume Fertin, Universite de Nantes, France
Mathieu Fourment, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Iddo Friedberg, Miami University of Ohio, USA
Carmelo Fruciano, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Xin Gao, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Nils Gehlenborg, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dario Ghersi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Raffaele Giancarlo, Università di Palermo, Italy
J Peter Gogarten, University of Connecticut, USA
Derek Gordon, Rutgers State University, USA
Michael Gromiha, Computational Biology Research Center, India
Jin Gu, Tsinghua University, China
Pietro Hiram Guzzi, University Magna Graecia Catanzaro, Italy
Saman Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ze-Guang Han, Chinese National Human Genome Center, China
Andrew Harrison, University of Essex, UK
Dominik Heider, Straubing Center of Science, Germany
David Horner, University of Milan, Italy
Eivind Hovig, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Norway
Jianjun Hu, University of South Carolina, USA
Lun Hu, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yijuan Hu, Emory University, USA
Xiaoqiu Huang, Iowa State University, USA
Minlie Huang, Tsinghua University, China
Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado, USA
Curtis Huttenhower, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Bashar Ibrahim, Gulf University for Science and Technology (Kuwait) and University of Jena (Germany), Kuwait
Alexandros Iosifidis, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jose MG Izarzugaza, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Boyang Ji, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Shuiwang Ji, Washington State University, USA
Pandjassarame Kangueane, Biomedical Informatics, India
Kazutaka Katoh, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Sarinder Kaur, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dukka KC, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Katerina Kechris, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Anil Kesarwani, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Daisuke Kihara, Purdue University, USA
Halil Kilicoglu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jaebum Kim, Konkuk University, South Korea
Steffen Klamt, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Germany
Ina Koch, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
Anders Krogh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Pei Fen Kuan, Stony Brook University, USA
Shailesh Kumar, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India
Rahul Kumar, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Luhua Lai, Peking University, China
Khanh N.Q. Le, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Hwee Kuan Hwee Lee, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore
Phil Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Ulf Leser, Humboldt Universität, Germany
Haiquan Li, University of Arizona, USA
Yifeng Li, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Jinyan Li, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yu Li, CUHK, Hong Kong SAR
Petro Lio, University of Cambridge, UK
Lin Liu, University of South Australia, Australia
Xiaole Liu, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Peng Liu, Iowa State University, USA
Stefano Lonardi, University of California, USA
Fuhui Long, HHMI, USA
Feng Luo, Clemson University, USA
Yves Lussier, University of Illinois in Chicago, USA
Wojciech Makalowski, University of Muenster, Germany
Saurav Mallik, Harvard University, USA
Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Kyoto University, Japan
Ion Mandoiu, University of Connecticut, USA
B. S. Manjunath, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Kathleen Marchal, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Pier Luigi Martelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Alberto Jesus Martin, Universidad Mayor, Chile
Martin Maška, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Bridget McInnes, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Geoff McLachlan, University of Queensland, Australia
Folker Meyer, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Sumit Middha, MSKCC, USA
Mohammad Ali Moni, The University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Catarina Moreira, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ali J Mortazavi, California Institute of Technology, USA
Miha Moškon, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Slovenia
Parvin Mousavi, Queen's University, Canada
Arrate Munoz-Barrutia, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Christine Nardini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, UK
Steffen Neumann, IPB Halle, Germany
Aurelie Neveol, CNRS, France
Binh Nguyen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Qing Nie, University of California, USA
William Stafford Noble, University of Washington, USA
Ruth Nussinov, National Cancer Institute, USA
Colm Tadhg O'Dushlaine, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Michael Ochs, John Hopkins University, USA
Enno Ohlebusch, University of Ulm, Germany
Baldo Oliva, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Irene Otero-Muras, CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Spain
Ivan Ovcharenko, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), USA
Xiaoyong Pan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Arun Prasad Pandurangan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK
Francesco Papparlardo, University of Catania, Italy
Laxmi Parida, IBM T J Watson research Center, USA
Nicolas Pavillon, Osaka University, Japan
Florencio Pazos, National Centre for Biotechnology, Spain
Kayla Pennerman, USDA, ARS, USA
Miguel Perez-Enciso, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona, Spain
Guy Perriere, Universite Claude Bernard, France
Catia Pesquita, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vinhthuy Phan, The University of Memphis, USA
Gianvito Pio, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Dariusz Plewczynski, University of Warsaw, Poland
George Popescu, Mississippi State University, USA
Natasa Przulj, Imperial College London, UK
Vasu Punj, USC, USA
Rituraj Purohit, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India
Zhaohui Qin, Emory University, USA
Ping Qiu, Schering-Plough Research Institute, USA
Gajendra Raghava, Institute of Microbial Technology, India
Nagarajan Raju, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Rommel Thiago Juca Ramos, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil
Shoba Ranganathan, Macquarie University, Australia
Kristin Reiche, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Germany
Jaques Reifman, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, USA
Andre Ribeiro, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Eric Rivals, LIRMM, CNRS & Univ. Montpellier II, France
Luis Rocha, Indiana University, USA
David M Rocke, University of California, Davis, USA
Maria Rodriguez Martinez, IBM Research Europe, Switzerland
Gustavo Rohde, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Johann Rohwer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Paolo Romano, Instituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Italy
Simona Ester Rombo, University of Palermo, Italy
Chiara Romualdi, CRIBI Biotechnology Center, Italy
Juho Rousu, Aalto University, Finland
Marie France Sagot, Université Claude Bernard, France
David Sankoff, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ivo Sbalzarini, MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Alexander Schliep, Rutgers State University, USA
Christian Schlötterer, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
Alexander Sczyrba, Bielefeld University, Germany
Mark R Segal, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Roded Sharan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Denis Shields, University College Dublin, Ireland
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Andrew Skol, University of Chicago, USA
Jiangning Song, Monash University, Australia
Cinque Soto, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
George Spyrou, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus
Padmini Srinivasan, University of Iowa, USA
Peter F Stadler, University Leipzig / Max-Planck-Institute, Germany
Jens Stoye, Universitat Bielefeld, Germany
Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London, UK
Sri Krishna Subramanian, Institute of Microbial Technology, India
Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
Binhua Tang, Hohai University, China, People's Republic
Chang Tang, China University of Geosciences , China
Jijun Tang, University of South Carolina, USA
Haixu Tang, Indiana University, USA
Sheng-ce Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Alain Tchagang, National Research Council, Canada
Luca Tesei, University of Camerino, Italy
Julie Thompson, ICube, France
Tom Thorne, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Chen-An Tsai, China Medical University, Taiwan
Gabriel Valiente, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Fabio Vandin, University of Padova, Italy
Suresh Venkateswaran, Emory University, USA
Karin Verspoor, National ICT Australia, Australia
Jean-Philippe Vert, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Umashankar Vetrivel, National Institute for Traditional Medicine, India
Susana Vinga, IDMEC/IST-UL, Portugal
Juana-Maria Vivo-Molina, University of Murcia, Spain
Edwin Wang, University of Calgary, Canada
Zhihui Wang, Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA
Xiaowo Wang, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China
Lusheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong, China
Liguo Wang, Mayo Clinic, USA
Leyi Wei, Shandong University, China
Zhi Wei, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Peng Wei, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Shoshana Wodak, University of Toronto, Canada
Stefan Wuchty, National Institutes of Health, USA
Xiaohui Xie, University of California, Irvine, USA
Lei Xie, The City University of New York, USA
Ge Yan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Laurence Yang, Queen’s University, Canada
Zheng Rong Yang, University of Exeter, UK
Jianyi Yang, Nankai University, China
Yuedong Yang, Griffith University, Australia
Jean Yang, University of Sydney, Australia
Yuzhen Ye, Indiana University, USA
Mohammed Yeasin, University of Memphis, USA
Kevin Yip, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Guoqiang Yu, Virginia Tech, USA
Weichuan Yu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Peng Yu, Texas A&M University, USA
Liqing Zhang, Virginia Tech, USA
Qi Zhang, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Xuegong Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jianwei Zhang, The University of Arizona, USA
Zhaojie Zhang, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Qi Zhao, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, China
Degui Zhu, University of Texas, USA

Editorial Advisors
Michael R Brent, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Janusz Bujnicki, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland
Matthew J Chalmers, University of Glasgow, UK
Ting Chen, University of Southern California, USA
Kevin R Coombes, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Richard Copley, Wellcome Trust Centre For Human Genetics, UK
Sandrine Dudoit, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Janan T Eppig, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Olivier Gascuel, LIRMM-CNRS, France
Mikhail Gelfand, Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation
Mark Gerstein, Yale University, USA
Winston Hide, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Des G Higgins, The Conway Institute, Ireland
Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado, USA
Rafael Irizarry, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Tao Jiang, University of California, Riverside, USA
Peter D Karp, SRI International, USA
Steen Knudsen, Medical Prognosis Insititute, Denmark
Deepak Kumar, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Jonathan Pevsner, Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
J Sunil Rao, School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA
J Sunil Rao, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Steven Salzberg, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Colin Semple, Western General Hospital, UK
Joao Setubal, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State, USA
Donna Slonim, Tufts University, USA
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Berend Snel, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Tin Wee Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Masaru Tomita, Keio University, Japan
Michael S Waterman, University of Southern California, USA
Xiaoyan Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
 

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