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Welcoming three new Deputy Editors-in-Chief at PLOS Computational Biology

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of three new Deputy Editors-in-Chief (DEICs) for PLOS Computational Biology: Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Jason Papin and Olaf Sporns.

As well-respected and committed Deputy Editors, Sebastian, Jason and Olaf have been key members of the editorial board for a number of years, and we’re delighted to welcome them to their new roles. Their areas of expertise represent PLOS Computational Biology’s broad scope, and as DEICs they will help Editor-in-Chief Ruth Nussinov shape the journal’s Editorial Board, scope and policies.

Here’s a bit more about each of our new DEICs.

Sebastian Bonhoeffer
Image credit: Sebastian Bonhoeffer

Sebastian Bonhoeffer is Full Professor of Theoretical Biology at the ETH Zurich. Following studies in music in Basel, and physics in Munich and Vienna, he then moved to Oxford to do a PhD with Martin Nowak and Robert May at the Department of Zoology. His research focuses on using population biological models to understand fundamental biological processes. He has worked extensively on mathematical models describing the population dynamics of virus infections within infected individuals.

BioMedical Engineering, UVa.
Image credit: Jason Papin

Jason Papin is on the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia.  He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research group develops methods to integrate high-throughput data and generate predictive computational models to address challenges in metabolic engineering, infectious disease, and cancer.

Image credit: Olaf Sporns

After receiving an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, Olaf Sporns earned a PhD in neuroscience at Rockefeller University and then conducted postdoctoral work at The Neurosciences Institute in New York and San Diego. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. His main research area is theoretical and computational neuroscience, with a focus on complex brain networks.

We’d like to thank Sebastian, Jason and Olaf for their hard work for the journal over the past few years. Please join us in congratulating them on their new roles!

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