- Joaquim M Cabral, Instituto Superior Tecnico
- 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
A robust workflow to address the limitations of the Nextera protocol, which utilises a transposome based approach to create libraries for Illumina sequencing, supports both rapid and high-throughput projects and reduces reagent costs.
The comparison of fifteen serine integrases for their utility for DNA manipulations in mammalian cells identifies Bxb1 and φC31 integrases as the reagents of choice for genome engineering in vertebrate cells.
The single-step DNA assembler methodology previously described in S. cerevisiae is employed to overexpress the gene encoding astaxanthin synthase in the basidiomycetous yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous to produce a higher level of the carotenoid astaxanthin.
Li Ying and Qi Wang review the potential applications of microfluidic technologies for the detection and monitoring of cancer through nucleic acid and protein biomarker analysis, and discuss the implications for personalized diagnosis and cancer screening.
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Section Editor's Profile
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"
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