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  1. The proteinase K subfamily enzymes, thermophilic Aqualysin I (AQN) from Thermus aquaticus YT-1 and psychrophilic serine protease (VPR) from Vibrio sp. PA-44, have six and seven salt bridges, respectively. To unde...

    Authors: Masayoshi Sakaguchi, Kanae Osaku, Susumu Maejima, Nao Ohno, Yasusato Sugahara, Fumitaka Oyama and Masao Kawakita
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:59
  2. Chloroplast transformation in the photosynthetic alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been used to explore the potential to use it as an inexpensive and easily scalable system for the production of therapeutic reco...

    Authors: Alma Lorena Almaraz-Delgado, José Flores-Uribe, Víctor Hugo Pérez-España, Edgar Salgado-Manjarrez and Jesús Agustín Badillo-Corona
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:57
  3. Enriched cultures of microorganisms are an essential step in the production of inoculum of these organisms for biotechnology and bioengineering. The potential application of methanotrophic microorganisms for r...

    Authors: Zofia Stępniewska and Agnieszka Kuźniar
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:58
  4. Development of robust yeast strains that can efficiently ferment lignocellulose-based feedstocks is one of the requirements for achieving economically feasible bioethanol production processes. With this goal, ...

    Authors: Valeria Wallace-Salinas, Lorenzo Signori, Ying-Ying Li, Magnus Ask, Maurizio Bettiga, Danilo Porro, Johan M Thevelein, Paola Branduardi, María R Foulquié-Moreno and Marie Gorwa-Grauslund
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:56
  5. Fungal volatile organic compounds (VOCs) play important ecophysiological roles in mediating inter-kingdom signaling with arthropods but less is known about their interactions with plants. In this study, Arabidops...

    Authors: Richard Hung, Samantha Lee, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona and Joan W Bennett
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:53
  6. Polysaccharidases from extremophiles are remarkable for specific action, resistance to different reaction conditions and other biotechnologically interesting features. In this article the action of crude extra...

    Authors: Licia Lama, Annabella Tramice, Ilaria Finore, Gianluca Anzelmo, Valeria Calandrelli, Eduardo Pagnotta, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Annarita Poli, Paola Di Donato, Barbara Nicolaus, Massimo Fagnano, Mauro Mori, Adriana Impagliazzo and Antonio Trincone
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:55
  7. Water-borne pathogen contamination in water resources and related diseases are a major water quality concern throughout the world. Increasing interest in controlling water-borne pathogens in water resources ev...

    Authors: Pramod K Pandey, Philip H Kass, Michelle L Soupir, Sagor Biswas and Vijay P Singh
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:51
  8. Nowadays antimicrobial lipopeptides are being widely exploited for developing potential therapeutic agents for treating bacterial infections. In the present study, we have purified and characterized an antimic...

    Authors: Deepika Sharma, Santi M Mandal and Rajesh Kumari Manhas
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:50
  9. Anhydromevalonolactone (AMVL) is a bioactive natural product that arises from a molecular biology technique using Aspergillus oryzae as a heterologous host. AMVL has been used as a precursor for the synthesis of ...

    Authors: Songsak Wattanachaisaereekul, Anuwat Tachaleat, Juntira Punya, Rachada Haritakun, Chollaratt Boonlarppradab and Supapon Cheevadhanarak
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:52
  10. The suitability of paper-based arrays for biofilm formation studies by Staphylococcus aureus is demonstrated. Laboratory-coated papers with different physicochemical properties were used as substrates. The array ...

    Authors: Anni Määttänen, Adyary Fallarero, Janni Kujala, Petri Ihalainen, Pia Vuorela and Jouko Peltonen
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:32
  11. Biofilms in the industrial environment could be problematic. Encased in extracellular polymeric substances, pathogens within biofilms are significantly more resistant to chlorine and other disinfectants. Recen...

    Authors: Massimiliano Marvasi, Charles Chen, Manuel Carrazana, Ian A Durie and Max Teplitski
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:42
  12. Thermomonospora curvata is a thermophilic actinomycete phylogenetically related to Thermobifida fusca that produces extracellular hydrolases capable of degrading synthetic polyesters. Analysis of the genome of T....

    Authors: Ren Wei, Thorsten Oeser, Johannes Then, Nancy Kühn, Markus Barth, Juliane Schmidt and Wolfgang Zimmermann
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:44
  13. We investigated the severity of the inhibitory effects of 13 phenolic compounds usually found in spruce hydrolysates (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamaldehyde, homovanilyl alcohol, vanillin, syringic acid, vanillic a...

    Authors: Peter Temitope Adeboye, Maurizio Bettiga and Lisbeth Olsson
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:46
  14. Trichoderma spp., a known beneficial fungus is reported to have several mechanisms to enhance plant growth. In this study, the effectiveness of seven isolates of Trichoderma spp. to promote growth and increase ph...

    Authors: Febri Doni, Anizan Isahak, Che Radziah Che Mohd Zain and Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:45
  15. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation is a powerful tool for reverse genetics and functional genomic analysis in a wide variety of plants and fungi. Tuber spp. are ecologically important and gastronom...

    Authors: Andrea Brenna, Barbara Montanini, Eleonora Muggiano, Marco Proietto, Patrizia Filetici, Simone Ottonello and Paola Ballario
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:43
  16. We overexpressed the err1 gene in the Trichoderma reesei wild-type and in the cellulase hyperproducing, carbon catabolite derepressed strain Rut-C30 in order to investigate the possibility of producing erythritol...

    Authors: Birgit Jovanović, Robert L Mach and Astrid R Mach-Aigner
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:34
  17. A novel strain of Pseudomonas putida LS46 was isolated from wastewater on the basis of its ability to synthesize medium chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHAs). P.putida LS46 was differentiated from other P...

    Authors: Parveen K Sharma, Jilagamazhi Fu, Xiangli Zhang, Brian Fristensky, Richard Sparling and David B Levin
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:37
  18. Currently, pursuing yeast strains that display both a high potential fitness for alcoholic fermentation and a favorable impact on quality is a major goal in the alcoholic beverage industry. This considerable i...

    Authors: Catarina Barbosa, Patrícia Lage, Alice Vilela, Arlete Mendes-Faia and Ana Mendes-Ferreira
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:39
  19. Six endophytic bacteria of corn roots were identified as Bacillus sp. and as Enterobacter sp, by sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Four of the strains, CNPSo 2476, CNPSo 2477, CNPSo 2478 and CNPSo 2480 were positi...

    Authors: Vivian Jaskiw Szilagyi-Zecchin, Angela Cristina Ikeda, Mariangela Hungria, Douglas Adamoski, Vanessa Kava-Cordeiro, Chirlei Glienke and Lygia Vitória Galli-Terasawa
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:26
  20. The impact of pH coupled to process design for the conversion of the energy crop Arundo donax to ethanol was assessed in the present study under industrially relevant solids loadings. Two main process strategies ...

    Authors: Benny Palmqvist and Gunnar Lidén
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:41
  21. Response surface methodology using a face-centered cube design was used to describe and predict spore inactivation of Bacillus anthracis ∆Sterne and Bacillus thuringiensis Al Hakam spores after exposure of six sp...

    Authors: Edward J Prokop, John R Crigler, Claire M Wells, Alice A Young and Tony L Buhr
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:21
  22. Vaccination is believed to be the most effective method for the prevention of infectious diseases. Thus it is imperative to develop cost effective and scalable process for the production of vaccines so as to m...

    Authors: Ramya Rajendran, Rajendra Lingala, Siva Kumar Vuppu, Bala Obulapathi Bandi, Elaiyaraja Manickam, Sankar Rao Macherla, Stéphanie Dubois, Nicolas Havelange and Kapil Maithal
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:25
  23. Biosurfactants are molecules with surface activity produced by microorganisms that can be used in many biomedical applications. The anti-tumour potential of these molecules is being studied, although results a...

    Authors: Cristina Duarte, Eduardo J Gudiña, Cristovao F Lima and Ligia R Rodrigues
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:40
  24. Identification of individual biomass concentrations is a crucial step towards an improved understanding of anaerobic digestion processes and mixed microbial conversions in general. The knowledge of individual ...

    Authors: Helena Junicke, Ben Abbas, Joanna Oentoro, Mark van Loosdrecht and Robbert Kleerebezem
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:35
  25. Mushroom has been used for consumption as product for a long time due to their flavor and richness in protein. Mushrooms are also known as mycoremediation tool because of their use in remediation of different ...

    Authors: Shweta Kulshreshtha, Nupur Mathur and Pradeep Bhatnagar
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:29
  26. Cellulosic materials constitute most of the biomass on earth, and can be converted into biofuel or bio-based materials if fermentable sugars can be released using cellulose-related enzymes. Acremonium cellulolyti...

    Authors: Masahiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Inoue, Benchaporn Inoue, Miho Yoshimi, Tatsuya Fujii and Kazuhiko Ishikawa
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:27
  27. High power densities have been obtained from MFC reactors having a purple color characteristic of Rhodopseudomonas. We investigated the microbial community structure and population in developed purple MFC medium ...

    Authors: Tae-Jin Park, Weijun Ding, Shaoan Cheng, Manreetpal Singh Brar, Angel Po Yee Ma, Hein Min Tun and Frederick C Leung
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:22
  28. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a building block of the biodegradable plastic polyamide 4, is synthesized from glucose by Corynebacterium glutamicum that expresses Escherichia coli glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) B...

    Authors: Naoko Okai, Chihiro Takahashi, Kazuki Hatada, Chiaki Ogino and Akihiko Kondo
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:20
  29. Grape must or freshly pressed grape juice is a complex chemical matrix that impacts the efficiency of yeast fermentation. The composition of natural grape must (NGM) can be variable; thus, to ensure reproducib...

    Authors: Tiago Viana, Maria C Loureiro-Dias and Catarina Prista
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:16
  30. With fossil fuel sources in limited supply, microalgae show tremendous promise as a carbon neutral source of biofuel. Current microalgae biofuel strategies typically rely on growing high-lipid producing labora...

    Authors: Joseph K Eibl, Jason D Corcoran, Gerusa N A Senhorinho, Kejian Zhang, Nekoo Seyed Hosseini, James Marsden, Corey A Laamanen, John A Scott and Gregory M Ross
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:7
  31. Epothilones are extremely cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents with epoxide, thiazole, and ketone groups that share equipotent kinetic similarity with taxol. The in vitro glycosylation catalyzed by uridine diphos...

    Authors: Prakash Parajuli, Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Niranjan Koirala, Yeo Joon Yoon, Byung-Gee Kim and Jae Kyung Sohng
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:31
  32. Citrus processing waste is a leftover from the citrus processing industry and is available in large amounts. Typically, this waste is dried to produce animal feed, but sometimes it is just dumped. Its main com...

    Authors: Joosu Kuivanen, Hugo Dantas, Dominik Mojzita, Edgar Mallmann, Alessandra Biz, Nadia Krieger, David Mitchell and Peter Richard
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:33
  33. The yeast strains Cryptococcus podzolicus, Trichosporon porosum and Pichia segobiensis were isolated from soil samples and identified as oleaginous yeast strains beneficial for the establishment of microbial prod...

    Authors: Ines Schulze, Silla Hansen, Steffen Großhans, Thomas Rudszuck, Katrin Ochsenreither, Christoph Syldatk and Anke Neumann
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:24
  34. We have reported a transcription profile of an adapted Corynebacterium glutamicum that showed enhanced oxidative stress resistance. To construct an artificial oxidative stress-resistant strain, gene clusters in t...

    Authors: Joo-Young Lee, Hyo Jung Lee, Jiyoon Seo, Eung-Soo Kim, Heung-Shick Lee and Pil Kim
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:15
  35. The effect of phycobilisome antenna-truncation in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 on biomass production and glycogen accumulation have not yet been fully clarified. To investigate these effects here...

    Authors: Ancy Joseph, Shimpei Aikawa, Kengo Sasaki, Fumio Matsuda, Tomohisa Hasunuma and Akihiko Kondo
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:17
  36. Chiral molecule (R)-3-quinuclidinol, a valuable compound for the production of various pharmaceuticals, is efficiently synthesized from 3-quinuclidinone by using NADPH-dependent 3-quinuclidinone reductase (RrQR) ...

    Authors: Daijiro Takeshita, Michihiko Kataoka, Takuya Miyakawa, Ken-ichi Miyazono, Shoko Kumashiro, Takahiro Nagai, Nobuyuki Urano, Atsuko Uzura, Koji Nagata, Sakayu Shimizu and Masaru Tanokura
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:6
  37. The biochemical properties of the maltodextrin-hydrolyzing enzymes of cold-tolerant proteobacterium Caulobacter crescentus CB15 remain to be elucidated, although whose maltodextrin transport systems were well inv...

    Authors: Masayoshi Sakaguchi, Yudai Matsushima, Toshiyuki Nankumo, Junichi Seino, Satoshi Miyakawa, Shotaro Honda, Yasusato Sugahara, Fumitaka Oyama and Masao Kawakita
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:5
  38. In this paper, a comprehensive spatio-spectral and temporal analysis for Chromobacterium violaceum colonies is reported. A hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system is used to recover the spectral signatures of pigment ...

    Authors: Maria J Gallardo, Juan P Staforelli, Pablo Meza, Ignacio Bordeu and Sergio Torres
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:4
  39. The design of biomaterial surfaces relies heavily on the ability to accurately measure and visualize the three-dimensional surface nanoarchitecture of substrata. Here, we present a technique for producing thre...

    Authors: Veselin Boshkovikj, Hayden K Webb, Vy T H Pham, Christopher J Fluke, Russell J Crawford and Elena P Ivanova
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:3
  40. Carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzymes catalyze the interconversion of CO2 and bicarbonate. These enzymes play important roles in cellular metabolism, CO2 transport, ion transport, and internal pH regulation. Understand...

    Authors: Claudia S Gai, Jingnan Lu, Christopher J Brigham, Amanda C Bernardi and Anthony J Sinskey
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:2
  41. Endotoxins are part of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. They are potent immune stimulators and can lead to death if present in high concentrations. Feed additives, which bind endotoxins in the gastroin...

    Authors: Simone Schaumberger, Andrea Ladinig, Nicole Reisinger, Mathias Ritzmann and Gerd Schatzmayr
    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:1
  42. Bacterial contamination is known as a major cause of the reduction in ethanol yield during bioethanol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Acetate is an effective agent for the prevention of bacterial contamin...

    Authors: Takuya Inaba, Daisuke Watanabe, Yoko Yoshiyama, Koichi Tanaka, Jun Ogawa, Hiroshi Takagi, Hitoshi Shimoi and Jun Shima
    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:74

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.019 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.693 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    68 days submission to accept (Median)

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AMBE Call for Editor-in-Chief

Springer Nature announces an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the journal AMB Express (AMBE).

AMBE is a high-quality Open Access journal that brings together research in the area of Applied and Industrial Microbiology with a particular interest in 'White Biotechnology' and 'Red Biotechnology'. The emphasis is on processes employing microorganisms, eukaryotic cell cultures or enzymes for the biosynthesis, transformation and degradation of compounds. This includes fine and bulk chemicals, polymeric compounds and enzymes or other proteins. Downstream processes are also considered. Integrated processes combining biochemical and chemical processes are also published.
Reports on the use of new procedures or tools in a clinical setting are only considered for publication if microorganisms, viruses, enzymes or other proteins from microorganisms or metabolites of microorganisms are involved as crucial and central part of the new procedure or tool.

The journal Impact Factor (2022) is 3.7, and it received over a million article downloads in 2023.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexander Steinbüchel, will conclude his term of office in December 2024, and we are looking to recruit a successor who would start working in early autumn 2024 with a gradual handover of duties from the current editor and become fully installed as of January 2025.
The appointment will be for a three-year term and includes an annual editorial stipend. The position is open to highly regarded experts in applied microbiology with international recognition and proven scientific leadership in a renowned academic or research institution. 

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree and be able to demonstrate a strong research and publication record. Prior experience in peer-review activities and other editorial functions is highly desirable. We are searching for a motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a vision of growing and developing the journal to serve the scientific community even better.

Responsibilities include working alongside the Associate Editors to manage the peer review of manuscripts under consideration by the journal, closely collaborating with the publisher to select Editors and the Editorial Board, and commissioning submissions in areas of interest and scope. The Editor-in-Chief will work routinely with Springer Nature on journal development with the goal of furthering the journal’s impact and reach.

Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include:
●    Working in consultation with the Journal Editors or other Editors that may be appointed, the Editor-in-Chief will exercise control of the editorial development and editorial content of the journal and oversees the application of high editorial standards to all published contributions. 

●    Supplying the Publisher with refereed and accepted manuscripts and other editorial material, prepared in accordance with the guidelines to authors.

●    In consultation with Publisher, selecting Editors and an Editorial Board that provides both international representation and diverse expertise.

●    Soliciting high quality reviews and other commissioned content on topics of interest.

●    If they desire, to periodically select Guest Editors who shall be responsible for soliciting and acquiring manuscript for topical collections.

●    To use their best efforts to promote and to assist the Publisher in promoting the journal at relevant meetings, online and within the appropriate scientific communities.

●    Checking the content of the journal with a view to ensuring that there are no material infringing editorial policies. They will also promptly inform the Publisher of any resulting issues, and be available to discuss and support resulting issues.

●    Supporting ongoing diversity and inclusion goals in helping to ensure the journal is reflective of the global community that it serves.

●    Adhering to standards of editorial good practice, as defined in the Publisher’s Code of Conduct for Editors-in-Chief. The Code is based on guidelines and best practice recommendations issued by organizations such as the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

●    Participating in Springer Nature’s Transfer Service by offering the transfer option, where appropriate, to authors whose manuscripts have been rejected from the journal, and considering manuscripts received by through the Transfer Service. 

●    Participating in regular meetings with the Publisher as well as an Annual Editorial Board meeting, to discuss the ongoing development of the journal and to set and accomplish journal development goals.

All applications should be sent to Barbara Zöhrer, Senior Publisher, at by 15 May 2024.

Candidates should include the following documents with their formal application:
•    Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing their qualifications and motivation, including an explanation why they consider themselves suitable for the position. 
•    Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including relevant publications and achievements.
•    Vision statement (max. 3 pages) addressing the following points:
-    Analysis of the current situation of AMB Express
-    Vision and strategy for further enhancing the journal through editorial aspects
-    Strategy on encouraging and building a supportive and inclusive culture based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Editorial Board.