Section Editors

  • 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

Executive Editor

  • Dafne Solera, BioMed Central


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    Rapid detection of MRSA

    A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay that targets the highly conserved orfX allows the rapid detection of methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

    BMC Biotechnology 2014, 14:8
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    Nanocarrier for kinase inhibitors

    Nanoparticles of the novel biodegradable hybrid copolymer PHBHHxPEG, produced by Aeromonas hydrophila fermentation, represent a promising nanocarrier for sustained delivery of hydrophobic kinase inhibitors with improved cellular uptake and efficiency.

    BMC Biotechnology 2014, 14:4
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    Optimization of Nextera protocol

    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.

    BMC Biotechnology 2013, 13:104
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    Quest for the best serine integrase

    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.

    BMC Biotechnology 2013, 13:87



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Section Editor's Profile

Neal Stewart

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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