From left to right: Professor Jian-Min Chen, Professor David N. Cooper and Min Fan
On September 7th 2017, Prof. David N. Cooper, from Cardiff University (UK), and Prof. Jian-Min Chen, from INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Brest, France) visited the Xi'an office of OAE Publishing Inc. Agreements on the launch and future development of the new "Journal of Translational Genetics and Genomics(JTGG)" were reached between these two distinguished professors and OAE Publishing Inc..
During the meeting, Mr. Min-Fan, Executive Director of OAE Publishing Inc., extended his sincere welcome to Prof. Cooper and Prof. Chen, and pledged to publish high-quality and influential academic journals via the Internet, to advance academic dissemination in the covered field of JTGG. The Managing Editor, Dandan Yu, gave a brief introduction about JTGG. Based on his own experience, Prof. Cooper made many a constructive proposals in relation to the journal scope, team building, the peer-review process, website building as well as journal marketing and promotion. In addition, Prof. Jian-Min Chen proposed his own plans with regard to the journal aims, establishment of the Editorial Board, soliciting manuscripts, publishing manuscripts and ensuing publicity for the journal. During the discussion, all sides highlighted supervision of publication process and emphasized team cooperation, which will establish sound foundations for future work.
After a 7-hour discussion, collaborations were established. Mr. Min Fan earnestly engaged Prof. Jian-Min Chen as Editor-in-Chief for JTGG, and Prof. David N. Cooper as Academic Advisor, with the aim to grow JTGG into an international, highly influential academic journal in the field of genetics and genomics, thereby providing an inspiring platform accessible for experts around the world.
A visit to the Xi'an office of OAE Publishing Inc.
A Presentation by Min Fan, Executive Director of OAE Publishing Inc.
CV of Prof. David N. Cooper:
David N. Cooper is a professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Cardiff University. His research interests focus mainly upon elucidating the mechanisms of mutagenesis underlying human genetic disease, and also include the study of the genotype-phenotype relationship in various inherited disorders, as well as human evolutionary and population genetics.
He has published more than 500 papers in the field of human molecular genetics, authored and edited a number of books including Human Gene Mutation (1993), Human Gene Evolution (1999), Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome (2003), Molecular Genetics of Lung Cancer (2005), Handbook of Human Molecular Evolution (2008) and Copy Number Variation and Disease (2009).
He has established the Human Gene Mutation Database (http://www.hgmd.org), a comprehensive database of mutations causing human inherited disease, which is marketed internationally through a commercial partner, Qiagen. Professor Cooper holds the post of European Editor of Human Genetics and Editor of the Genetics & Disease section of Wiley's Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. He is also a member of several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Medical Genetics and Human Mutation as well as Human Genomics.
CV of Prof. Jian-Min Chen:
Jian-Min Chen graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Medicine from the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi'an, China). He received his MD from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences (Beijing, China) and a PhD from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France). He worked as a visiting research fellow in the Department of Immunology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (1996-1998) before he joined the INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) team led by Prof. Claude Férec in Brest, France. He has been Director of Research in Brest since 2008. Previously he served as a review editor for Human Genetics (2007-2009), a Communicating Editor for Human Mutation(since 2016) and an Editorial Board member for several international genetics and genomics journals. His research interests include the mutational/pathological mechanisms underlying naturally occurring human variants in general and the genetic etiology of chronic pancreatitis in particular.