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Emad El-Omar
Emad El-Omar
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-0011-3924 Editorial office: info.gut@bmj.com Declaration of Interests: Nothing to Declare
Professor El-Omar is the Chair of Medicine at St George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales – SYDNEY, Australia. His research interests include all aspects of the microbiome, inflammation driven GI cancer, IBD and Helicobacter pylori-related disease. He is the Director of the Microbiome Research Centre at UNSW – SYDNEY.

Deputy Editor (Hepatology)

Alexander Gerbes
Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Münich, Germany ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-0440-7417
Alexander Gerbes (FAASLD,FAGA,FEBG) is Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Munich. He has served for 20 years as Vice Director of the Dept. of Gastroenterology / Hepatology and is Head of the Liver Centre at LMU Hospital. His interests are translational and clinical Hepatology with focus on cirrhosis, transplantation, acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure and drug-induced liver injury.

Deputy Editor (Luminal Gastroenterology)

William Grady
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre Seattle, Washington, USA ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-0129-7809
Dr. Grady has expertise in the molecular pathogenesis of gastrointestinal cancer and its translation for use in clinical care. He conducts research involving the cellular and molecular biology of cancer and the intestinal epithelium and has a research program focused on epigenetics and biomarker science.

Deputy Editor (Endoscopy)

Thomas Rösch
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf Hamburg, Germany ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-2270-2495
Dr. Rösch has performed experimental studies on the topic of the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and has conducted scientific activity with endoscopy and endosonography in gastrointestinal diagnostics. His gastrointestinal research has been featured in over 230 publications, numerous review articles and more than 1,500 lectures.

Associate Editors

Guy Boeckxstaens
Catholic University of Leuven Leuven, Belgium ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-8267-5797
The scientific expertise of Prof. Boeckxstaens relates to neurogastroenterology and neuro-immune interactions in the gastrointestinal tract. The mechanisms leading to diseases such as achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, functional dyspepsia and postoperative ileus have been the main topics of interest over the past 25 years.
Patrice D. Cani
Louvain Drug Research Institute Brussels, Belgium ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-2040-2448
Prof. P.D. Cani investigates gut microbes and host interactions using preclinical and clinical approaches. He explores the molecular mechanisms explaining how specific bacteria, metabolites/components dialogue with host organs in both physiological and pathological situations. His scientific expertise is related to the gut-brain axis, cardiometabolic disorders (i.e., obesity, type 2 diabetes, inflammation) and cancer. His motto is “In Gut We Trust”.
Jean-François Dufour
University of Bern Bern, Switzerland ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-8062-1346
Professor Dufour has served as the principal investigator on multiple clinical studies, focusing on NASH and hepatocellular carcinoma. His laboratory explores the link between fatty liver, physical activity and liver cancer. He is an associate editor of GUT, and was an associate editor of Hepatology (responsible for the monthly ‘Highlights’ section), Journal of Hepatology, Clinical Sciences and Liver International.
Thomas Gress
University Hospital Giessen and Marburg Marburg, Germany ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-9333-5461
Since 2006 Chair of Gastroenterology and Director of the clinical department of gastroenterology, endocrinology, metabolism and infectiology at the Philipps University of Marburg. Research covers translational and clinical aspects in pancreatology and gastrointestinal oncology, and in particular pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumours. Topics include the tumor microenvironment and diagnostic, prognostic and predictive molecular tools for pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine tumors.
Christian Jobin
University of Florida Gainsville, Florida, USA ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-3733-1001
Dr Christian Jobin is the Gatorade Trust Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida Gainesville. His laboratory investigates the functional impact of bacteria in cancer development and treatment using gnotobiotic technology in combination with microbial genomics analysis. His laboratory showed the key role of inflammation on microbial-derived genotoxic activity and cancer development.
Siew C Ng
Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-6850-4454
Prof Siew Ng is Director of Microbiota I-Center (MagIC), Professor at Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Assistant Dean (Development) and Associate Director of Centre for Gut Microbiota Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focus on microbiome-related health and disease including infection/inflammation/immunity. Her expertise includes pathogenesis and epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, gut microbiota and fecal microbiota transplantation.
Markus Neurath
Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnbergh Erlangen, Germany ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-4344-1474
Markus F. Neurath is Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He is head of the Department of Medicine 1 (Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology) at the University hospital in Erlangen. His group is mainly interested in chronic inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Special topics of interest include inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancer as well as endoscopic imaging techniques (Ludwig Demling Center of Excellence).
Francisco X. Real
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra Madrid and Barcelona, Spain ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0001-9501-498X
Francisco X. Real trained in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York but, currently, he does not practice. Over the past two decades, his group has been interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of cell differentiation in the pancreas and their impact on homeostasis and carcinogenesis. In addition, he collaborates closely with epidemiologists and clinicians to translate knowledge on the molecular genetics of pancreatic cancer at the clinical and population levels. His group also works actively in bladder cancer.
Herbert Tilg
Innsbruck Medical University Innsbruck, Austria ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-4235-2579
Herbert Tilg is Head of Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endocrinology at Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. He did his research fellowship at Tufts University with Charles Dinarello. His research focus is inflammation and cytokine research in gastrointestinal disorders. He served as member of Governing Board of ECCO, EASL and UEG. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Committee of UEG.
Robert Thimme
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0003-1417-4135
My research focus lies on the immunobiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and SARS COV2 infection as well as of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our group has provided important novel insights into the mechanisms of T cell success and failure, e.g., viral escape and T cell exhaustion in viral hepatitis, SARS COVID19 and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Fabien Zoulim
National Institute of Health and Medical Research Lyon, France ORCID logo orcid.org/0000-0002-2245-0083
Fabien Zoulim is Head of the Hepatology Department at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, and Head of the Viral Hepatitis Research Laboratory of INSERM Unit 1052. His expertise in viral hepatitis covers translational and clinical research, and includes viral replication, viral persistence, drug discovery, patient management, and evaluation of novel antiviral therapies.
Michael Camilleri
Michael Camilleri Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-00016472-7514
Michael Camilleri, M.D., is interested in understanding why patients develop disorders of gastrointestinal motility and function and how best to diagnose and treat them with approved medications and untested remedies. Dr. Camilleri is also interested in understanding the factors that determine people’s appetites, since he believes this is one of the key factors to the control of obesity.
Matias A. Avila
University of Navarra Pamplona, Spain ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-6570-3557
Matias A. Avila is Professor of Biochemistry, director of the Hepatology Laboratory and co-director of the Solid Tumors Program at the Center for Applied Medical Research at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. His research interests include the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the hepatic response to acute injury and regeneration, as well as the genetic mechanisms of chronic liver disesase progression and carcinogenesis. The identification of novel targets for cancer therapy and biomarkers for the early diagnosis of hepatobiliary malignancies are also pursued in his laboratory. He served as member of the Governing Board of EASL.
Julia Mayerle Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany ORCID logohttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3666-6459
Dr. Julia Mayerle is a Medical Gastroenterologist and is currently the President of the German Pancreas Club and a member of the scientific committee, United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF), American Pancreatic Association, and American Gastroenterology Association.
Jun Yu Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-5008-2153
Jun Yu is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Director of Institute of Digestive Disease, Director of State Key Laboratory of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests being molecular pathogenesis, microbiome, diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets of gastrointestinal cancers and fatty liver disease. She served as Council Member of American Gastrointestinal Association (AGA) Oncology, Council Member of AGA Microbiome and Microbial Therapy. She is member of Academia Europaea.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Editor

Akbar Waljee
Akbar Waljee
University of Michigan Michigan, USA ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-1964-8790
Dr. Waljee’s research focuses on tailoring care to individuals with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract knowledge from complex data in order to achieve better health outcomes. This impactful approach facilitates the delivery of efficient, effective, and equitable care, especially in limited-resource settings.

Digital and Education Editor

Philip Smith
Royal Liverpool University Hospital Liverpool, UK ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0003-1568-3978
Dr Philip Smith is a Consultant Luminal Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. His specialist interests include IBD, intestinal failure and transition. He has written and contributed to UK national guidelines in transition and IBD. He is an Elected Councillor of the BSG. Dr Smith is also Digital and Education Editor of Gut, and Deputy Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology.

Statistics Editors

Ruben Hernaez
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas, USA ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-1518-4020
Ruben Hernaez is a practicing gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist at the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, USA. Ruben is interested in research outcomes in cirrhosis, acute-on-chronic liver failure and systematic reviews. He obtained his MPH and PhD from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and is the GUT statistical editor since 2013.
Mingyang Song
Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, USA ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-1324-0316
Dr. Mingyang Song, MBBS, ScD is a nutritional and clinical epidemiologist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Song’s research focuses on the interplay between diet/lifestyle and the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer incidence and survivorship. Dr. Song also has an interest in integrating electronic health record (EHR) data with molecular profiling for precision colonoscopy screening and surveillance. The ultimate goal of his research is to translate epidemiologic advances into the clinic for improved cancer prevention and treatment.

Book Review Editor

Mark Pritchard
University of Liverpool Liverpool, UK ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0001-7971-3561
Qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester, UK (MBChB (1991), PhD (1999). Currently Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Liverpool, honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and clinical lead of Liverpool European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) Centre of Excellence. Clinical and research expertise in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs), H. pylori infection, gastrin and NF-κB signalling.

Guidelines Editor

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Perminder Phull
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aberdeen, UK ORCID logoorcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3803
Dr Perminder Phull is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Medical School. His interests include luminal gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy. He is the BSG Guidelines Lead.
JournalScan Contributors and Gut Ambassadors
Manasi Agrawal Mount Sinai Hospital New York, USA Raja Atreya University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Erlangen, Germany Aaron Bancil King’s College London London, UK Thomas Bird Edinburgh University Edinburgh, UK Sujata Biswas University of Oxford Oxford, UK Alenka Brooks Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Sheffield, UK Michael Burkitt Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Manchester, UK Louise China University College London London, UK Jennie Clough Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust London, UK Mhiari Donnelly Newcastle Hospital Newcastle, UK James Goodhand Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Exeter, UK Aditi Kumar Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Wolverhampton, UK Christopher Lamb Newcastle University Newcastle, UK John Leeds Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aberdeen, UK Joyce Mak Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Stuart McDonald Barts & The London London, UK Hein Min Tun Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China Victoria Moffat Western General Hospital Edinburgh, UK Francesca Moroni University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK Ashis Mukhopadhya Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aberdeen, UK Benjamin Mullish Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK Polychronis Pavlidis Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London, UK Prakash Ramachandran Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK Violeta Razanskaite University of Liverpool Liverpool, UK Jonathan Segal Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK Spyros Siakavellas University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK Sreedhar Subramanian Royal Liverpool Hospital Liverpool, UK Oliver Tavabie King's College Hospital London, UK Luke Tyson Imperial College London London, UK
Specialist Editors
Martin Blaser NYU Langone Medical Center New York, New York, USA Suzanne Mahady University of Sydney Sydney, Australia Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet Lorraine University Lorraine, France Catherine Postic National Institute of Health and Medical Research Paris, France
Kentaro Sugano Jichi Medical School Tochigi, Japan Samy Suissa McGill University Canada Joseph Sung Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Willem de Vos Wageningen University Wageningen, The Netherlands
Editorial Board Members
Konrad Aden Kiel University Kiel, Germany Timon Adolph Medical University Innsbruck Innsbruck, Austria Alessio Aghemo Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Milan, Italy Thomas Baumert University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France Daniel C Baumgart University of Alberta Alberta, Canada Shomron Ben-Horin Sheba Medical Center Ramat Gan, Israel Carmen Berasain University of Navarra Pamplona, Spain Thomas Berg University of Leipzig Leipzig, Germany Antonio Bertoletti Singapore Institute for Clinical Science Singapore Ulrich Beuers University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands Michael Bourke Westmead Hospital Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Anders Boyd Institut Pierre Louis d’Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique Paris, France Jordi Bruix University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Malte Buchholz Marburg University Marburg, Germany Johan Burisch Hvidovre University Hospital Copenhagen, Denmark Michael Camilleri Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, USA Min Hu Chen First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University Guangdong Sheng, China Markus Cornberg Hannover Medical School Hannover, Germany Sheila Crowe University of California San Diego San Diego, California, USA Francisco Cubero Complutense University School of Medicine Madrid, Spain Enrico N De Toni University of Münich Münich, Germany Gwen Falony Katholieke Universiteit Leuve Leuven, Belgium Daiming Fan Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases Xi’an, China Rebecca Fitzgerald University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Bin Gao National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland, USA Peter Gibson Monash University Melbourne, Australia Michael Goggins Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland, USA Richard Hansen University of Glasgow Glasgow, UK Cesare Hassan Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital Rome, Italy Claus Hellerbrand Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg Erlangen, Germany Georgina Hold Aberdeen University Aberdeen, UK Tom Hemming Karlsen University of Oslo Oslo, Norway Xiao-Tao Jiang St George & Sutherland Clinical School Kogarah, Australia Jian-Horng Kao National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital Taipei, Taiwan Patrick Kennedy Queen Mary University of London London, UK Pietro Lampertico Milan University Milan, Italy James Lee University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Markus M. Lerch Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald Greifswald, Germany Lanjuan Li Zhejiang University School of Medicine Zhejiang, China Jake Liang National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland, USA Jaw-Town Lin National Taiwan University Hospital Taipei, Taiwan Paul Lochhead Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA Rohit Loomba University of California, San Diego San Diego, California, USA Paola Martinelli Boehringer Ingelheim RCV Vienna, Austria
Patrick Michl University of Halle-Wittenberg Halle, Germany Catherine Mooser Universität Bern Bern, Switzerland David J Mutimer Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK Jean-Charles Nault INSERM Paris, France Francesco Negro University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland James M Neuberger Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK Natalia Nieto University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, USA Julian Panes Hospital Clinic Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Miles Parkes University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet University Hospital of Nancy-Brabois Nancy, France Massimo Pinzani University College London London, UK Heiko Pohl Geisel School of Medicine Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA Nageshwar Reddy Asian Institute of Gatstroenterology Hyderabad, India Colin Rees South Tyneside General Hospital South Shields, UK Jonas Rosendahl University of Leipzig Leipzig, Germany Azucena Salas Hospital Clinic de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Arun Sanyal Medical College of Virginia Richmond, Virginia, USA Bernd Schnabl University of California San Diego San Diego, California, USA Robert Schwabe Columbia University New York, New York, USA Thomas Seufferlein University of Halle (Saale) Halle (Saale), Germany Magnus Simren Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg, Sweden Harry Sokol Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris Paris, France Silvia Sookoian University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina Frank Tacke RWTH-University Hospital Aachen Aachen, Germany Giovanni Targher University of Verona Verona, Italy Tony Tham Ulster Hospital Belfast, UK Simon P L Travis John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, UK Jonel Trebicka University of Bonn Bonn, Germany C Janneke van der Woude Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Netherlands Augusto Villanueva Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, New York, USA Severine Vermeire University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven, Belgium Gillian Watermeyer University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Alastair J M Watson University of East Anglia Norwich, UK Sunny Wong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China Chun-Ying Wu National Yang-Ming University Taipei, Taiwan Kai-Chun Wu The Fourth Military Medical University Shaanxi, China Ming-Shiang Wu National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan Hironori Yamamoto Jichi Medical University Tochigi, Japan Yun Sheng Yang Chinese PLA General Hospital Beijing, China Khay Guan Yeoh National University of Singapore Singapore Jun Yu University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Sabastian Zeissig Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Germany Matthias Zilbauer University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK

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