- Joaquim M Cabral, Instituto Superior Tecnico
- Lluis Montoliu, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia
- Mats Nilsson, Uppsala University
- Peter J Punt, TNO Microbiology & Systems Biology/Leiden University
- 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
Screening from a yeast-displayed library yielded one antibody fragment with high affinity and specificity towards a molecule on the surface of androgen-dependent prostate cancer cells that may be used in diagnostics and targeted drug delivery.
A functional screening based on flow cytometry can identify multiple shRNA sequences that reduce target gene expression to predetermined levels, so that epi-allelic series of hypomorphs can be obtained and off-target effects reduced.
Marker-free transformation with a stack of resistance cisgenes from crossable species produces potato plants that are resistant to Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen that causes late blight.
Tools produced with a desktop 3D printer enable the consistent positioning and orientation of zebrafish embryos in a 96-well plates and thus allow the comparative analysis of images acquired in automated screening assays.
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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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