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A revised title for Current Chinese Chemistry

Current Chinese Chemistry is now renamed Current Topics in Chemistry.

New Editors-in-Chief

New editors have joined Bentham Science journals. Here, some of the prominent additions to our journal boards.

Wenjun Liu – Co-Editor in Chief, Current Probiotics

Dr. Wenjun Liu is a researcher at the Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering, Ministry of Education, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University. Dr. Liu is an expert on dairy product processing, food microbial diversity and genetics. He is actively researching the biodiversity of lactic acid bacteria in traditional fermented foods and the use of starter culture and dairy technology with a particular focus on probiotics in dairy products.

His team have been involved in the isolation and identification of lactic acid bacterial strains from traditional fermented foods, including dairy products, pickles, and sourdoughs. To date, they have isolated and identified over 6,000 isolates of lactic acid bacteria from traditionally fermented food samples collected from China, Mongolia, and Russia.

Rafael Luque – Co-Editor in Chief, Current Topics in Chemistry

Rafael Luque Alvarez de Sotomayor is the new coeditor of Current Topics in Chemistry. is a researcher with a distinguished career in nanoscale chemistry and biomass/waste valorization. He established the internationally renowned NANOVAL group in 2009, securing substantial funding and leading a team of approximately 30 scientists. Holding a Ramón y Cajal fellowship, he has been recognized as a highly cited researcher in chemistry for multiple consecutive years.

Prof. Luque currently serves as Chair Professor and Distinguished International Scientist at Universidad ECOTEC. He is also the Director of the Center for Molecular Design and Synthesis of Innovative Compounds for Medicine at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia. Notably, he is a Guest Professor at Mid Sweden University and a DFSP Scientist at King Saud University.

Prof. Luque's editorial contributions include being the Editor-in-chief of the journal Molecular Catalysis and serving on the Editorial Boards of over 15 international journals. He has held visiting professorship positions globally, from China to Italy, and received numerous awards, including the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship (2018) and the Tongjiang Scholarship (2020).

Thomas van Groen – Co-Editor in Chief, Current Alzheimer Research

Thomas van Groen is the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of Current Alzheimer Research. He joins José L. Gómez-Ariza and Juan Manuel Gorriz Saez to lead the journal. Dr. van Groen is currently a researcher at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and offers substantial leadership expertise, guiding teams of researchers, students, and technicians.

He holds a Ph.D. in Biology and Neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam, has led a research group focused on the limbic system's anatomy and has also investigated treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Concurrently, he directed the UAB Behavioral Core facility, specializing in rat and mouse behavioral analysis. His leadership extended to organizing international Alzheimer's disease meetings with researchers in Europe.

Ludovico Abenavoli – Regional Editor, International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Diseases

Ludovico Abenavoli is Associate Professor in Gastroenterology at “Magna Græcia” University, Italy. He is a distinguished figure in the medical field. Graduating in medicine from the “Catholic University,” Rome, he obtained his Ph.D. in nutrition from the University “Tor Vergata,” Rome. Since 2016, he has served as an associate professor in gastroenterology at the Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Graecia,” Catanzaro.

His international collaborations and appointments as a visiting professor in various countries, including France, Algeria, Serbia, and Romania, underscore his global influence. He has been recognized in the World’s Top 2% Scientists ranking by Stanford University since 2019 and has been an Emergency COVID Unit member at the Calabria Regional Government.

Dr. Abenavoli's extensive editorial roles include being Editor-in-Chief of Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials since 2017. As a member of prestigious scientific societies and editorial boards, he significantly contributes to journals such as Gastroenterology Research, Annals of Hepatology, and World Journal of Gastroenterology. His research focuses on chronic liver disease, liver transplantation, the Mediterranean diet, the gut microbiota, COVID-19, and inflammatory bowel disease, showcasing his diverse expertise and impact on medical science.

Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski – Co-Editor in Chief, Current Aging Science

Dr. Kai-UweLewandrowski is at the forefront of spine surgery, bringing a wealth of experience and innovation to the field. With an MD from Humboldt-Univ. Medical School, Berlin, and research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, his journey is marked by a commitment to advancing orthopedic knowledge.

Dr. Lewandrowski's expertise spans various roles, from surgical resident to staff surgeon, where he has left an indelible mark on spinal surgery. As the owner of the Center for Advanced Spine Care and President of The Surgical Institute of Tucson, Dr. Lewandrowski has redefined outpatient spine care. He has edited for esteemed journals such as SpineLine and Archives in Neurosurgery, reflecting his influence on orthopedic discourse.

Dr. Lewandrowski's contributions to spine surgery extend far beyond the operating room, as he has been a visiting professor for medical schools in Brazil and Colombia. He has published over 100 papers and several books on orthopedics and neurosurgery and has several patents to his credit. He will coedit Current Aging Science with Dr. Sergio Schmidt.

New Society Partnerships

Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences

Current Forensic Science – one of the latest Bentham Science journals – has partnered with the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences (APCF). The partnership will be synergistic, as the President of the society – Dr. Ricardo Jorge Dinis Oliveira – also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Established in January 2015, the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences (APCF) stands as Portugal's premier scientific society in the field. Welcoming national and international professionals, students, and scientists, APCF dedicates itself to advancing forensic and criminal sciences. Its objectives encompass promoting research, supporting graduates, masters, and doctorates, and underlining the significance of forensic sciences globally. APCF represents its members professionally and provides expert opinion on forensic science. The organization also collaborates with other institutions by sponsoring scientific projects and congresses to foster knowledge dissemination. APCF’s active engagement in societal and governmental dialogue advocates for the recognition of exceptional research in the field.

Explore the first volume of Current Forensic Science here.

New Books from Bentham Science

Here are some new scientific books recently published by us.

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