- Joaquim M Cabral, Instituto Superior Tecnico
- Dhinakar S Kompala, University of Colorado
- Lluis Montoliu, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia
- Mats Nilsson, Uppsala University
- Peter J Punt, TNO Quality of Life
- Marko Radic, University of Tennessee
- John J Rossi, Beckman Research Institute City of Hope
- Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto
- Neal C Stewart, University of Tennessee
- Dafne Solera, BioMed Central
Yuan-Yeu Yau and C Neal Stewart review existing strategies to remove selectable marker genes from transgenic plants, including site specific recombination systems, and explore emerging technologies for increased precision genome modification.
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Gram quantities per liter of active tyrosinase can be produced in recombinant Escherichia coli by optimizing the expression conditions and utilizing a forward-feed cultivation strategy that reduces fermentation time and thus cost.
Rice-derived recombinant human transferrin (rhTF) demonstrates similar transferrin receptor (TFR) binding, TFR-mediated endocytosis and cellular iron delivery function to human transferrin (hTF) and may represent a useful, low-cost alternative for biopharmaceutical applications.
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Neal Stewart is a Professor of Plant Sciences and holds the Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in plant molecular genetics at the University of Tennessee. He is the co-director of the Tennessee Plant Research Center and holds the position of Senior Bioscientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has served on the editorial board as an Associate Editor for BMC Biotechnology since 2005. In 2011 he started serving the journal as Section Editor for plant biotechnology. His research focuses on plant biotechnology for bioenergy, agricultural and environmental applications. His lab uses such tools from genomics to systems biology in plants. His latest book, "Research Ethics for Life Scientists" reflects a passion for teaching research integrity. Stewart is also a singer-songwriter who is trying to spend more time in Nashville.
"I love open access publishing and BMC Biotechnology. Open access gives the gift of research knowledge to the world. Open access journals such as BMC Biotechnology, have long been among my top choices to publish research from my lab"
BMC Biotechnology 2013, 13:33