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People in the News: Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Jason Papin, and Olaf Sporns


PLOS Computational Biology now has three new deputy editors-in-chief.

In their new roles, Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Jason Papin, and Olaf Sporns will work with journal's editor-in-chief to shape journal’s editorial board, scope, and policies.

Sebastian Bonhoeffer is a professor of theoretical biology at the ETH Zurich. His research focuses on using population biological models to understand fundamental biological processes. He has worked on mathematical models used to describe the population dynamics of virus infections within infected individuals.

Jason Papin is a faculty member of the University of Virginia's biomedical engineering department. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. His research group develops methods that are used to integrate high-throughput data and generate predictive computational models used in metabolic engineering, infectious disease, and cancer studies.

Olaf Sporns has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, a PhD in neuroscience from Rockefeller University and has done postdoctoral work at The Neurosciences Institute in New York and San Diego. He is now a professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. His main research area is in theoretical and computational neuroscience, with a focus on complex brain networks.

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