Editors for Computational and Systems Biology

We aim to review 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. Alan Moses

    University of Toronto, Canada

    Alan M Moses is currently Professor and Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology in the Departments of Cell & Systems Biology and Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His research touches on many of the major areas in computational biology, including DNA and protein sequence analysis, phylogenetic models, population genetics, expression profiles, regulatory network simulations and image analysis. Recent areas of focus include machine learning applied to microscope images, protein and genome sequences, to better understand subcellular localization, intrinsically disordered regions and regulatory sequences in non-coding DNA.

    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
    Competing interests statement
    - Current research funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC)- Other editorial roles: Associate Editor, Genetics
  2. 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. Fernán Agüero

    Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    genomics
    drug discovery
    diagnostics
    infectious diseases
    microbial eukaryotes
    bioinformatics
  2. Nicolas Altemose

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    chromatin
    centromeres
    heterochromatin
    epigenomics
    microfluidics
    meiotic recombination
    Long-read sequencing
    Repetitive DNA
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Anne-Florence Bitbol

    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne , Switzerland

    Expertise
    Physics of Living Systems
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    biophysics
    theory and modeling
    protein sequence data
    models of evolution
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Emek Demir

    Oregon Health and Science University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    proteomics
  11. Leonardo A Elias

    University of Campinas, Brazil

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    computational neuroscience
    sensorimotor systems
    proprioception
    motor unit physiology
    motor neurons
    electromyography
    neurodegenerative diseases
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Ilias Georgakopoulos-Soares

    Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    proteomics
    genomics
    bioinformatics
    biomarkers
    machine learning
  15. 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
  16. Julijana Gjorgjieva

    Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    computational neuroscience
    systems modeling
    synaptic plasticity
    cortical development
  17. Mariana Gómez-Schiavon

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    systems biology
    evolution dynamics
    gene regulatory circuits
    mathematical modeling
    nonlinear dynamics
    epigenetics
    bistability
    circadian rhythms
    oscillations
    homeostasis
    feedback control
  18. Martin Graña

    Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    protein 3D structure
    structural bioinformatics
    structure/function relationships
    evolution
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Seunghee Hong

    Yonsei University, South Korea

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    immunology
    autoimmune disease
    cancer
    transcriptomics
    single cell RNA sequencing
  24. Yaroslav Ispolatov

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    evolution
    diversification
    adaptive dynamics
    ecology
    systems biology
    CRISPR
  25. Mohammad M Karimi

    Kings College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    genomics
    epigenomics
    transposable elements
    single-cell sequencing
    visual analytics
    epigenetic therapy
  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. Peter Koo

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    deep learning
    machine learning
    regulatory genomics
    model interpretability
    explainable AI
    representation learning
  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. Emilio Kropff

    Leloir Institute - IIBBA/CONICET, Argentina

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    hippocampus
    memory
    navigation
    computational models
    entorhinal cortex
    attractors
  33. 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
  34. Katherine Lawler

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    DNA sequencing
    RNA sequencing
    metabolomics
  35. 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
  36. Andrei Lupas

    Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    bacterial surface proteins
    bioinformatics
    coiled coils
    protein design
    protein evolution
    protein structure
    transmembrane signal tranduction
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Marcos Nahmad

    Centre for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    growth control
    drosophila genetics
    developmental patterning
    mathematical modelling
  41. 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
  42. Marisa Nicolás

    Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, Brazil

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    molecular biology
    bioinformatics
    genomics
    transcriptomics
    multi-omics approaches
    clinical pathogens
    antimicrobial resistance
    metabolic regulatory networks
    transcriptional regulatory networks
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Anna Panchenko

    Queen's University, Canada

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    molecular modeling
    bioinformatics
    machine learning
    molecular dynamics simulations
    cancer mutations
    chromosome and nucleosome dynamics
  47. Jihwan Park

    Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    single cell analysis
    kidney disease
  48. Benjamin L Parker

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    proteomics
    signal transduction
    metabolism
    skeletal muscle
    exercise
    insulin resistance
    phosphorylation
    protein post-translational modifications
  49. 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
  50. David A Paz-Garcia

    Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste (CIBNOR), Mexico

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Plant Biology
    Research focus
    marine life
    coral reefs
    phylogenomics
    population genomics
    morphometrics
    gene expression
    statistics
    coding
  51. Gang Peng

    Indiana University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    epigenetics
    sequencing
    DNA methylation
    Newborn Screening
  52. Luca Pinello

    Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    computational biology
    CRISPR genome editing
    single-cell genomics
  53. Nicolás Pírez

    Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    sensory physiology
    olfactory system
    neural circuits
    circadian rhythms
    learning and memory
    behavior and genetics
    in vivo imaging
    Experimental organism
    Drosophila melanogaster
    mouse
  54. Audrey Sederberg

    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Physics of Living Systems
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    theoretical biophysics
    computational neuroscience
    neural dynamics
    neural decoding
    criticality
  55. Marcus M Seldin

    University of California, Irvine, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    systems genetics
    endocrine physiology
    metabolism
    cell-cell communication
  56. 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
  57. Reut Shalgi

    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    stress response
    ER stress
    UPR
    heat shock response
    chaperones
    protein aggregation
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. Ihor Smal

    Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    image analysis
    machine learning
  61. Cassidy Sugimoto

    Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    metaresearch
    science of science
    science policy
    gender
    scholarly communication
  62. Daniel Y Takahashi

    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Ecology
    Neuroscience
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    social interaction
    vocal learning
    neurophysiology
    computational modeling
    ontogeny of behavior
  63. Alan Talevi

    National University of La Plata, Argentina

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    drug discovery
    cheminformatics
    pharmacy
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. Alyssa M Wilson

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Cell Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    single cell biology
    multi-omics
    neuroinformatics
    cellular neuroanatomy
    disease-related neurodegeneration
    bioinformatics methods development
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  68. Yongliang Yang

    Dalian University of Technology, China

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Research focus
    bioinformatics
    computational biology
    drug discovery
    artificial intelligence
  69. Samir Zaidi

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    genetically engineered mouse models
    computational genomics
    single cell genomics
    organoids
    drug resistance
    cancer cell plasticity
  70. 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
  71. Siming Zhao

    Dartmouth College, United States

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

    University of Utah, United States

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Genetics and Genomics
    Neuroscience
    Physics of Living Systems
    Research focus
    visual neuroscience
    population genetics
    transcriptomics
    proteomics
    biology of aging
    mathematical modelling
    clinical research