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Senior Editor
Piero Lo Monaco, PhD, Springer Nature, Germany
New Content ItemPiero joined BMC in late 2021. His background is in molecular and cell biology. He studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa for three years and completed his bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa. He moved to France for his master degree in Life Sciences at the École normale supérieure de Lyon, where he attended courses on developmental biology, epigenetics, system biology. He pursued a PhD in cancer biology at the Cancer Research Center of Lyon, focusing on ribosome biogenesis and proposing it as a new target for anti-cancer treatment.
After his PhD, he went on with a short post-doc, investigating cell responses to ribosome biogenesis inhibitors in breast cancer. Finally, he gained some experience as a freelance scientific editor before joining BMC. He is now based in the Berlin office and upholds the values of open access.



Assistant Editors
Payel Karmakar, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Shruti Pol, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Smaranda Belciug, Dr habil, University of Craiova, Romania
Mike Conway, MSc, PhD, University of Utah, USA
Haomin Li, PhD, The Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Mizuho Nishio, MD, PhD, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Mehmet Akif Ozdemir, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey

Editorial Board Members
Samir Abdelrahman, University of Utah, USA
Mohammed Abdelsamea, PhD, Exeter University, UK
Ahed Abugabah, PhD, Zayed University, UAE
Muhammad Amith, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, UK
Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MPH, PhD, Medical College of Georgia/UNPHU, USA
Jose Alberto Benitez-Andrades, PhD, University of León, Spain
Jiang Bian, University of Florida, USA
Søren Birkeland, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Andrew Boyd, MD, University of Illinois, USA
Francesco Branda, PhD, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Petra Povalej Brzan, PhD, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Anna Buczak, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Andrea Campagner, PhD, IRCCS Ospedale Galeazzi Sant'Ambrogio , Italy
Turgay Celik, PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Yen-Ching Chuang, PhD, Taizhou university, China
Tianhua Chen, PhD, University of Huddersfield, UK
Arantza Casillas, Doctor, UPV-EHU HiTZ research Center, Spain
Murtaza Cicioğlu, Assoc Prof, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Mohammed Reza Daliri, PhD, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Zhaohua Deng, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Leandro Donisi, PhD, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Peter Drotar, Professor, Technical university of Kosice, Slovakia
Jingcheng Du, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Jian Du, PhD, National Institute of Health Data Science, Peking University, China
Mariusz Duplaga, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Yasser El-Manzalawy, PhD, Geisinger, USA
Gorka Epelde, Doctor of Philosophy, Vicomtech, Spain
José Luis Fernández-Alemán, University of Murcia, Spain
Jesualdo Tómas Fernández-Breis, PhD, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Luis Fernandez Luque, PhD, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Elia Gabarron, PhD, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Matthias Ganzinger, Institute of Medical Informatics, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
Lalit Garg, PhD, University of Malta, Malta
Philippe J. Giabbanelli, PhD, Furman University, USA
Daniele Giansanti, Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy
Bryan Gibson, DPT, PhD, University of Utah, USA
Yang Gong, MD, PhD, University of Texas, USA
Tudor Groza, PhD, Rare Care Centre, Perth Children's Hospital, Australia
Werner Hackl, Dr. techn., Medical Informatics and Technology Eduard Wallnoefer-Zentrum, Austria
Motti Haimi, MD, PhD, MHA, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel
Zhe He, Florida State University, USA
Daniel Hier, MD, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Harry Hochheiser, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Na Hong, PhD, Yale University, USA
Wei-Yen Hsu, PhD, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Lun Hu, PhD, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Pengwei Hu, Innovation Hub, Merck, China
Sadiq Hussain, PhD, Dibrugarh University, India
Ali Idri, University of Mohammed V, Morocco
Rosanne Janssens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Feng Jinchao, Beijing University of Technology, China
Jitendra Jonnagaddala, MD, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Ashad Kabir, PhD, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Bernard Kamsu Foguem, University of Toulouse, France
Bridget Kane, PhD, MSc (HI), MSc Mgmt (Org Behav) FIBMS, Karlstad University Sweden, Ireland
Andreas Karwath, University of Birmingham , UK
Sarinder Kaur, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Buket Kaya, Professor, Firat University, Turkey
V.Vinoth Kumar, PhD, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Umesh Kumar Lilhore, PhD, KIET Group of Institutions, NCR, India
Kuang-Ming Kuo, PhD, National United University, Taiwan
Tsung-Ting Kuo, PhD, University of California San Diego, USA
Ekaterina Kutafina, Dr rer medic, University of Cologne, Germany
Wei Lan, PhD, Guangxi University, China
Annie Lau, University of New South Wales, Australia
Wei-Chao Lin, PhD, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Nan Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Luca Longo, PhD, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Cunjin Luo, PhD, University of Essex, UK
Vijay Mago, PhD, Lakehead University, Canada
Edgar Marçal, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
Romaric Marcilly, PhD, Lille Academic Hospital, France
Zahra Meidani, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Yu Min, MD, Chongqing Medical University, China
Arthur Money, Brunel University London, UK
Tasneem Motiwala, PhD, MPH, S-MBA, The Ohio State University, USA
Ehsan Nabovati, PhD, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Amy Nguyen, PhD, Macquarie University, Australia
Binh Nguyen, PhD, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Hilary Okagbue, PhD, Covenant University, Nigeria
Venet Osmani, PhD, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Research Institute, Italy
Chris Paton, BMBS, BMedSci, MBA, University of Otago, New Zealand
Shobha Phansalkar, PhD, Wolters Kluwer Health, USA
Placide Poba-Nzaou, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Mattia Prosperi, PhD, University of Florida, USA
Paul Martin Putora, PhD, MA, MHI, BSc, Kantonspital St Gallen, Switzerland
Reza Rabiei, PhD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Bahlol Rahimi, PhD, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, PhD, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Monjoy Saha, PhD, National Cancer Institute, USA
Tony Sahama, PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Abeed Sarker, Emory University, USA
Murat Sariyar, PhD, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Johannes Schobel, Dr rer nat, Institute DigiHealth, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hanna Seidling, Dr sc hum, University Hospital Heidelberg, Medizinische Klinik, Germany
Arash Shaban-Nejad, PhD, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Anabela Silva, PhD, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, PhD, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Vijendra Singh, PhD, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India
Karin Slater, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Sarah Slight, PhD, Newcastle University, UK
Shahab Saquib Sohail, PhD, VIT Bhopal University, India
Sharan Srinivas, PhD, University of Missouri, USA
Lina F. Soualmia, Normandie Universités – Université de Rouen Normandie, France
Cord Spreckelsen, Dr rer nat, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Gregor Stiglic, PhD, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Emily Chia-Yu Su, PhD, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Clair Sullivan, PhD, The University of QLD, Australia
Le Sun, PhD, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Alexandre Sztajnberg, Dr Sci (Eng), State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil
Orawit Thinnukool, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Pieter Toussaint, PhD, Norwegian University of Science and technology, Norway
Yi-Ju Tseng, PhD, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Sabine van der Veer, PhD, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Science, University of Manchester, UK
Pierangelo Veltri, PhD, University of Calabria, Italy
Patrizia Vizza, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Daniel Walker, Ohio State University, USA
Pete Wegier, Humber River Hospital & the University of Toronto, Canada
Brian Wells, Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Honghan Wu, PhD, University College London, UK
Jingbo Xia, PhD, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Xiaolei Xie, PhD, Tsinghua University, China
Zengqiang Yan, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Lixia Yao, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Chien-Hung Yeh, PhD, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw, PhD, Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, Norway
Tae Keun Yoo, MD, B&VIIT Eye Center, South Korea
Ping Yu, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yongjun Zhu, PhD, Yonsei University, South Korea
Ping Zhang, PhD, Ohio State University, USA
Rui Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
Wei Zhang, PhD, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Yiye Zhang, PhD, Cornell University, USA
Bo Zhao, Glenfield Hospital, UK
zhidong zhao, Doctor, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Yaara Zisman-Ilani, PhD, Temple University, USA

Editorial Advisors
James Cimino, Columbia University, USA
Stefan Darmoni, CHU Rouen, France    
Patrick Waterson, Loughborough University, UK

Statistical Advisors
Randi Foraker, PhD, Washington University, USA

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