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Joseph Minus, BioMed Central
Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Michael Brockhurst, University of Sheffield
David Ferrier, University of St Andrews
Laura Kubatko, Ohio State University
David Liberles, Temple University
Craig Moritz, Australian National University
Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling
Arne Traulsen, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
Arndt von Haeseler is a full Professor for Bioinformatics at the University of Vienna and at the Medical University of Vienna. His work focuses on methods to understand and model evolutionary processes and to infer evolutionary relationships. He became a Section Editor in 2010.
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