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Journal of Computational Systems Biology

Editorial Board Member - JCSB

Wynand S. Verwoerd

Senior Lecturer
Department of Wine, Food & Molecular Biosciences
Lincoln University
New Zealand
BIOGRAPHY:

Wynand started his professional life with a PhD in Theoretical Physics and taught a variety of courses to Physics students since 1972 at the University of Pretoria, before being appointed as professor at the University of South Africa in 1980. His main research interest in this period was the application of quantum chemistry and molecular modelling methods to understand the structure and properties of semiconductor surfaces. In pursuit of this he spent several extended research stays in Europe: at the University of Paris; two stays with a Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of Clausthal, and at Woolfson College of Oxford University. For variety he punctuated this by the occasional consulting contract as applied mathematician in fields ranging from engineering to orthodontics.

A sabbatical stay at the University of Otago convinced him of the charms of New Zealand, where he moved in 1998. At the same time he switched fields to computational modelling, and was awarded a second PhD in Computational Systems Modelling for work on stochastic differential equation modelling of porous media by Lincoln University in Christchurch. A further course of direction led to his present appointment as senior lecturer in Computational Biology at Lincoln University, where he currently does research on modelling of metabolic networks in cell molecular biology.



RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Constraints based modelling methods
  • Cellular metabolic networks
  • Flux balance analysis
  • Electrochemical applications of microbes
  • Computational approaches to bioengineering




Other Editorial Board Members - JCSB

Yuehua Cui

Associate Professor
Department of Statistics and Probability
Michigan State University
United States

Yajun Andrew Yi

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioinformatics
Vanderbilt University
United States

Erich J. Baker

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Baylor University
United States

Vivek Tanavde

Principal Investigator
Bioinformatics Institute
Singapore

Josep Bassaganya-Riera

Professor
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
United States

Shiva Singh

Professor
University of Western Ontario
Canada

Valery Soyfer

Professor
Department of Molecular & Microbiology
George Mason University
United States

Tuan D. Pham

Professor
Aizu Research Cluster for Medical Engineering and Informatics
The University of Aizu
Japan

Kristopher J. Irizarry

Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences
United States

Zhenglong Gu

Associate Professor
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University
United States
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