Editors for Computational and Systems Biology

We aim to publish studies that use computational methods, models and software to provide important biological insights in all areas of the life sciences. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Naama Barkai

    Naama Barkai

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Naama Barkai is a systems and computational biologist interested in how bio-molecular circuits are designed. She joined the Weizmann Institute in 1999, following a post-doc (Princeton) and graduate studies (Hebrew University) in physics. She is currently chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics, and the head of the Azrieli and Kahan Centers for Systems Biology at the Weizmann Institute. In 2013, Barkai was elected to a Vallee Foundation Visiting Professorship and awarded the Abisch Frankel prize.

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    systems biology
    modeling
    functional genomics
    yeast genetics
    morphogen gradients
    Competing interests statement
    Naama Barkai's main funding sources are from the European Research Council (ERC), the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Minerva, and the Bi-national Science Foundation (BSF). Barkai also serves on the editorial board of Development.
  2. Christian R Landry

    Université Laval, Canada

    Christian Landry received a BSc and a MSc in Biology from Université Laval and a PhD from Harvard University. His postdoc was in Biochemistry at Université de Montréal. He was then recruited as a New Investigator of the Canadian Institute of Health Research at Université Laval. He now holds the Canada Research Chair in Cellular Systems and Synthetic Biology. His research interests are in understanding how genetic variation and the organization of cellular systems interact to shape the ways evolution proceeds.

    Expertise
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    evolutionary genomics
    experimental evolution
    gene duplication
    evolution of proteins
    genome engineering
    cellular networks
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
    E. coli
    Fungal pathogens
    Competing interests statement
    Christian Landry’s research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Genome Canada, Genome Québec, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature and Technologies and the Human Frontiers Science Program. He is a member of the editorial board of Review Commons, Molecular Systems Biology, Yeast and Genetics.
  3. Aleksandra Walczak

    Ecole Normale Superieure, France

    Aleksandra Walczak received her PhD in physics at UCSD working on models of stochastic gene expression. After a graduate fellowship at KITP, she was a Princeton Center for Theoretical Science Fellow, focusing on applying information theory to signal processing in small gene regulatory networks. Currently she is a CNRS researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, interested in a variety of problems in the physics of living systems.

    She actively works on development, collective behavior of bird flocks and statistical descriptions of the immune system.

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    biophysics
    quantitative immunology
    probabilistic data analysis
    theoretical models
    development
    collective behaviour
    Competing interests statement
    Aleksandra Walczak is the recipient of a CNRS-Chicago Cooperation Grant, a FACCTS CNRS-Chicago Cooperation Grant, an IRN CNRS Predictability, Adaptability Evolution network collaboration grant, a CNRS-MIT Cooperation Grant, a q-Life Grant "The physics of repair and silencing foci?, an ERC Proof of Concept Grant "Automated evaluation and correction of generation bias in immune receptor repertoires", a DFG CRC "Predictability in evolution", an ERC International Training Network QuanTII grant, and an ERC Consolidator Grant "Statistical physics of immune-viral co-evolution”.

Reviewing editors

  1. David B Allison

    Indiana University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    experimental design
    statistics
    longevity
    biostatistics
    obesity
    nutrition
    senescence
    research rigour
    science integrity
  2. Joon-Yong An

    Korea University, South Korea

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    whole genome sequencing
    noncoding mutation
    neurodevelopment
    autism spectrum disorders
    multi-omics
  3. Nir Ben-Tal

    Tel Aviv University, Israel

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    computational structural biology
    structural biology
    structural bioinformatics
    protein universe
    primordial peptides
    membrane proteins
    transporters
    drug discovery
  4. Carl T Bergstrom

    University of Washington, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    metaresearch
    science of science
    science studies
    metaknowledge
    philosophy of science
    bibliometrics
  5. Gordon Berman

    Emory University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    animal behavior
    theoretical biophysics
    computational neuroscience
    computational ethology
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    mouse
    rat
  6. Alexander Borst

    Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    computation
    vision
    insect
    motion detection
    neurogenetics
    compartmental modeling
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
  7. Nyasha Chambwe

    St Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    computational biology
    cancer genomics
    population genomics
    data analysis
    Experimental organism
    human
  8. Jungmin Choi

    Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    rare disorders
    single cell genomics
    computational biology
    human genomics
  9. Ben Cooper

    Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    population biology of communicable diseases
    antimicrobial resistance
    epidemiological methods
  10. Leslie D Cope

    Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    biostatistics
    high-throughput genomic data
    methods for identifying and validating biomarkers
  11. Noah J Cowan

    The Johns Hopkins University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Evolutionary Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    sensorimotor control
    active sensing
    navigation
    biomechanics
    robotics
    control theory
    motor learning
  12. Melissa J Davis

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    computational biology
    network analysis
    network inference
    transcriptomics
    molecular phenotype prediction
    epithelial-mesenchymal transition
  13. Job Dekker

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    chromosome folding
    mitosis
    chromatin
    gene regulation
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    yeast
    dinoflagellates
  14. Emek Demir

    Oregon Health and Science University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    proteomics
  15. Michael Doebeli

    University of British Columbia, Canada

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    evolution of diversity
    social insects
    ecology and evolution of microbial communities
  16. Eduardo Eyras

    Australian National University, Australia

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    transcriptomics
    long-read sequencing technologies
    RNA splicing
    alternative splicing
    nanopore
  17. Stacey D Finley

    University of Southern California, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    mathematical modeling
    multiscale models
    biochemical signal transduction networks
  18. Jennifer Flegg

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    mathematical biology
    computational biology
    infectious disease dynamics
  19. Thomas Gingeras

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    genomics
    gene expression
    regulatory networks
    chromosomal modification
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    mouse
  20. David D Ginty

    HHMI, Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    somatosensation
    mouse molecular genetics
    sensory neuron development
    sensory neuron physiology
    spinal cord physiology
    development of the peripheral nervous system
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  21. Frederik Graw

    Heidelberg University, Germany

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    theoretical immunology
    host-pathogen interactions
    viral spread
    infection dynamics
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    viruses
  22. Rebekah L. Gundry

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    mass spectrometry
    cell surface glycoproteins
    proteomics
    glycomics
    heart failure
    stem cell derived cardiomyocytes
    biomarkers
  23. Adam Haber

    Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    asthma
    machine learning
  24. Shozeb Haider

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    X-ray crystallography
    molecular dynamics simulations
    allostery
    structure-based drug design
    structural bioinformatics
    computational chemistry
    nucleic acids
    rare diseases
  25. P Robin Hiesinger

    Institute for Biology Free University Berlin, Germany

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    brain development
    synapse
    neurogenetics
    membrane trafficking
    Drosophila
    neurodegeneration
    computational modelling
    live-cell imaging
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    organoids
  26. Caleb Kemere

    Rice University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    computational tools for hippocampal electrophysiological signals
    place cells
    replay
    hippocampal rhythms
  27. Mary B Kennedy

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    synaptic plasticity
    synaptic regulation
    biochemical signal transduction networks
    systems biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    rat
  28. Ahmad S Khalil

    Boston University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    synthetic biology
    systems biology
    gene regulation
    epigenetics
    molecular evolution
    technology development
  29. Daniel J Kliebenstein

    University of California, Davis, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    genetics
    genomics
    transcriptomics
    metabolomics
    pathogen
    plant metabolism
    fitness
    Experimental organism
    A. thaliana
    B. cinerea
    eudicots
  30. David M Kramer

    Michigan State University, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Plant Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    photosynthesis
    bioenergetics
    electron and proton transfer
    computation
    phenotyping
    phenomics
  31. Sandeep Krishna

    National Centre for Biological Sciences­ ‐ Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

    Expertise
    Physics of Living Systems
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    gene regulatory networks
    phage-bacteria interactions
    microbial communities
    multistability
    oscillations and synchronization
  32. Peter Latham

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    computational neuroscience
    bayesian inference
    network dynamics
    neural coding
    synaptic plasticity
  33. Hongliang Li

    Wuhan University School of Medicine, China

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiometabolic disease
    metabolic disease
    vascular injury
    animal models
    liver
    innate immunity
  34. Andrea E Martin

    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands
    Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    language
    speech
    cognition
    computational modeling
    oscillations
    structured representations in neural systems
    magnetoencephalography (MEG)
    electroencephalography (EEG)
    neuroimaging
    Experimental organism
    human
  35. Markus Meister

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    computational neuroscience
    theoretical neuroscience
    systems neuroscience
    vision
    retina
    superior colliculus
    electrophysiology
    magnetoreception
  36. Babak Momeni

    Boston College, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    microbial communities
    community ecology
    mathematical modelling
    computational biology
    applied microbiology
    bioremediation
    mycotoxins
    nasal microbiota
  37. Alan Moses

    University of Toronto, Canada

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    data analysis
    bioinformatics
    molecular evolution
    intrinsically disordered proteins
    signaling pathways
    regulatory networks
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  38. Richard A Neher

    University of Basel, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    population genetics
    evolution of RNA viruses
    bioinformatics
  39. Sacha B Nelson

    Brandeis University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    cell types
    neural plasticity
    neocortex
    synaptic physiology
    autism spectrum disorders
    epilepsy
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    other mammals
  40. Armita Nourmohammad

    University of Washington, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    population genetics
    computational immunology
    adaptive immunity
    statistical physics
    deep mutational scanning
    information theory
    statistical inference
    gene expression evolution
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
    viruses
  41. C. Brandon Ogbunugafor

    Yale University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Physics of Living Systems
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    disease ecology
    microbial evolution
    population genetics
    epidemiology
    evolutionary medicine
    Experimental organism
    E. coli
    human
    P. falciparum
    S. cerevisiae
    viruses
  42. Srdjan Ostojic

    École Normale Supérieure, France

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    computational neuroscience
    network dynamics
    neural computations
    population coding
    neural circuits
    plasticity
  43. Akhilesh Pandey

    Mayo Clinic, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    proteomics
    quantitative proteomics
  44. Stephen Parker

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    diabetes
    disease susceptibility
    functional genomics
    comparative genomics
    population genomics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    rat
  45. Janice L Robertson

    Washington University in St. Louis, United States

    Expertise
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    membrane protein folding
    computational modeling
    oligomerization
    membrane transport
    driving forces
    lipids
  46. Agnese Seminara

    Université Côte d'Azur, France

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    biomechanics of bacterial biofilm growth
    violent discharge
    atmospheric dispersal of fungal spores
    computational navigation
    Experimental organism
    B. subtilis
    mouse
  47. John T Serences

    University of California, San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    attention
    working memory
    short-term memory
    decision making
    neural coding
    information processing
  48. Thomas Serre

    Brown University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    vision
    computational neuroscience
    deep learning
    Experimental organism
    monkey
  49. Wenying Shou

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    quantitative biology
    mathematical biology
    evolutionary biology
    synthetic biology
    molecular genetics
    evolution of cooperation
    computer simulations
    Experimental organism
    S. cerevisiae
  50. Alex Sigal

    Africa Health Research Institute, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    SARS-CoV-2
    COVID-19
    antibody neutralisation
    viral evolution
    experimental evolution
    cell-to-cell viral spread
  51. Ihor Smal

    Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    image analysis
    machine learning
  52. Mashaal Sohail

    National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    population genetics
    complex traits
    natural selection
    population structure
    demographic history
    genomics
    equity
    anthropological genetics
  53. Cassidy Sugimoto

    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    metaresearch
    science of science
    science policy
    gender
    scholarly communication
  54. David Van Valen

    California Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Physics of Living Systems
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    encoding
    viral decision making
    living systems
    image segmentation
  55. Gaël Varoquaux

    INRIA, France

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    machine learning
    statistics
    brain imaging
    electronic health records
    predictive models
    Experimental organism
    human
  56. Timothy Verstynen

    Carnegie Mellon University, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    neuroscience
    white matter
    brain sensorimotor pathways
    plasticity
    action planning
    decision-making
    complex skill learning
    obesity
    basal ganglia
    striatum
    drift diffusion models
    attractor networks
    Experimental organism
    human
  57. Martin Vinck

    Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Germany

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    neural coding
    vision
    computation
    behavioral State
    functional connectivity
    cell types
    oscillations
    predictive coding
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    rat
    human
    R.macaque
  58. Linghua Wang

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    computational biology
    cancer immunogenomics
    cancer genomics
  59. Gene W Yeo

    University of California, San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    RNA biology
    computational biology
    CRISPR
    neurodegeneration
    single cell biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  60. Hang Zhang

    Peking University, China

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    computational modeling
    decision making
    cognition
    learning
    probabilistic structure
    inductive bias
    rational analysis
    EEG/MEG
    Experimental organism
    human
  61. Siming Zhao

    Dartmouth College, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    statistical genetics
    genomics
    human genetics
    sequencing data