- 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
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.
An exometabolomics approach identifies compounds in lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysates that are known to inhibit the performance of fermenting yeast and finds two novel inhibitors, sorbic acid and phenylacetaldehyde.
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay that targets the highly conserved orfX allows the rapid detection of methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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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.
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