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  1. To improve the biodegradation of biodegradable plastic (BP) mulch films, 1227 fungal strains were isolated from plant surface (phylloplane) and evaluated for BP-degrading ability. Among them, B47-9 a strain is...

    Authors: Motoo Koitabashi, Masako T Noguchi, Yuka Sameshima-Yamashita, Syuntaro Hiradate, Ken Suzuki, Shigenobu Yoshida, Takashi Watanabe, Yukiko Shinozaki, Seiya Tsushima and Hiroko K Kitamoto
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:40
  2. The aminopeptidase P (PepP, EC 3.4.11.9) gene from Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis DSM 20481 was cloned, sequenced and expressed recombinantly in E. coli BL21 (DE3) for the first time. PepP is involved in the hydr...

    Authors: Timo Stressler, Thomas Eisele, Michael Schlayer and Lutz Fischer
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:39
  3. Flocculation is a very useful phenotype for industrial yeast strains, since it facilitates cell harvest and represents an easy way of cell immobilization in continuous fermentation processes. The present work ...

    Authors: Juan A Vallejo, Manuel Serrat, Irasema Pérez-Portuondo, Angeles Sánchez-Pérez, Jose M Ageitos and Tomas G Villa
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:38
  4. We performed a focused proteome analysis of cellulosomal proteins predicted by a genome analysis of Clostridium cellulovorans [Tamaru, Y., et al.. 2010. J. Bacteriol. 192:901–902]. Our system employed a long mono...

    Authors: Hironobu Morisaka, Kazuma Matsui, Yohei Tatsukami, Kouichi Kuroda, Hideo Miyake, Yutaka Tamaru and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:37
  5. Single cell oils (SCOs) accumulated by oleaginous yeasts have emerged as potential alternative feedstocks for biodiesel production. As lipid accumulation is species and substrate specific, selection of an appr...

    Authors: Gouri Katre, Chirantan Joshi, Mahesh Khot, Smita Zinjarde and Ameeta RaviKumar
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:36
  6. Vinasse, a highly polluting waste of the ethanol industry was utilized for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) by the extremely halophilic archaeon, Haloferax mediterranei in shake-flasks. Following pre-...

    Authors: Anirban Bhattacharyya, Arnab Pramanik, Sudipta Kumar Maji, Saubhik Haldar, Ujjal Kumar Mukhopadhyay and Joydeep Mukherjee
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:34
  7. S-hydroxymethylglutathione dehydrogenase from Paecilomyces variotii No. 5 strain (NBRC 109023), isolated as a formaldehyde-degrading fungus, was purified by a procedure that included ammonium sulfate precipitatio...

    Authors: Ryohei Fukuda, Kazuhiro Nagahama, Kohsai Fukuda, Keisuke Ekino, Takuji Oka and Yoshiyuki Nomura
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:32
  8. We isolated a mutant that produced higher levels of curdlan than the wild strain Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31750 by chemical mutagenesis using N-methyl-N-nitro-nitrosoguanidine. The mutant strain produced 66 g/L of ...

    Authors: Gayathiri T Kalyanasundaram, Mukesh Doble and Sathyanarayana N Gummadi
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:31
  9. Aerobic microbial degradation of p-nitrophenol (PNP) has been classically shown to proceed via ‘Hydroquinone (HQ) pathway’ in Gram-negative bacteria, whereas in Gram-positive PNP degraders it proceed via ‘Benzene...

    Authors: Surendra Vikram, Janmejay Pandey, Nidhi Bhalla, Gunjan Pandey, Anuradha Ghosh, Fazlurrahman Khan, Rakesh K Jain and Gajendra PS Raghava
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:30
  10. We purified and cloned a β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, LeHex20A, with a molecular mass of 79 kDa from the fruiting body of Lentinula edodes (shiitake mushroom). The gene lehex20a gene had 1,659 nucleotides, encoding ...

    Authors: Naotake Konno, Hideyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Nakajima, Takumi Takeda and Yuichi Sakamoto
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:29
  11. Production of the Alternaria mycotoxins alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethylether (AME) and tenuazonic acid (TA) by Alternaria alternata DSM 12633 was influenced by pH and carbon to nitrogen (C:N) ratio of t...

    Authors: Katrin Brzonkalik, Dominik Hümmer, Christoph Syldatk and Anke Neumann
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:28
  12. In this study, a novel rDNA based plasmid was developed for display of heterologous proteins on the cell surface of Yarrowia lipolytica using the C-terminal end of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchored

    Authors: Siyavuya Ishmael Bulani, Lucy Moleleki, Jacobus Albertyn and Ntsane Moleleki
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:27
  13. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are biodegradable polymers that are attractive materials for use in tissue engineering and medical device manufacturing. Ralstonia eutropha is regarded as the model organism for PHA bi...

    Authors: Christopher J Brigham, Esther N Reimer, ChoKyun Rha and Anthony J Sinskey
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:26
  14. In this study, we used the yeast carotenogenic producer Pichia pastoris Pp-EBIL strain, which has been metabolically engineered, by heterologously expressing β-carotene-pathway enzymes to produce β-carotene, as a...

    Authors: José Miguel Araya-Garay, José M Ageitos, Juan A Vallejo, Patricia Veiga-Crespo, Angeles Sánchez-Pérez and Tomás G Villa
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:24
  15. Volatile hydrocarbon production by Ascocoryne sacroides was studied over its growth cycle. Gas-phase compounds were measured continuously with a proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) and at distinct...

    Authors: Natasha D Mallette, W Berk Knighton, Gary A Strobel, Ross P Carlson and Brent M Peyton
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:23
  16. Two genes from Streptomyces albidoflavus, one exochitinase (905-bp) and an endochitinase (1100-bp) were functionally expressed in Escherichia coli in form of a fusion protein with a maltose binding protein (MBP)....

    Authors: Claudia P Martínez, Claudia Echeverri, Juan C Florez, Alvaro L Gaitan and Carmenza E Góngora
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:22
  17. Lactobacillus plantarum is involved in a multitude of food related industrial fermentation processes including the malolactic fermentation (MLF) of wine. This work is the first report on a recombinant L. plantaru...

    Authors: Christina Schümann, Herbert Michlmayr, Reinhard Eder, Andrés M del Hierro, Klaus D Kulbe, Geir Mathiesen and Thu-Ha Nguyen
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:19
  18. In petrochemical refinery wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), different concentrations of pollutant compounds are received daily in the influent stream, including significant amounts of phenolic compounds, cre...

    Authors: Cynthia C Silva, Helen Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, Pauline Mele, Ricardo H Kruger, Marili VN Rodrigues, Gustavo GL Costa, Ramon O Vidal, Maíra P Sousa, Ana Paula R Torres, Vânia MJ Santiago and Valéria M Oliveira
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:18
  19. Plate assays for lipoxygenase producing microorganisms on agar plates have been developed. Both potassium iodide-starch and indamine dye formation methods were effective for detecting soybean lipoxygenase acti...

    Authors: Antti Nyyssölä, Ruud Heshof, Thomas Haarmann, Jasmin Eidner, Ann Westerholm-Parvinen, Kim Langfelder, Kristiina Kruus, Leo de Graaff and Johanna Buchert
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:17
  20. Microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol still poses challenges in terms of substrate catabolism. A targeted evolution-based study was undertaken to determine if inter-strain microbial variabili...

    Authors: Shahin S Ali, Mojibur Khan, Brian Fagan, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M Doohan
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:16
  21. Bikunin is a proteoglycan exhibiting broad-spectrum inhibitory activity against serine proteases and could potentially suppress tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Here, we have successfully expressed recombin...

    Authors: Xing-Hua Gou, Yu-Ying Liu, Qi-Lei Chen, Jian-Jun Tang, Da-Yu Liu, Liang Zou, Xiao-Yong Wu and Wei Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:14
  22. Bromelain, a cysteine protease with various therapeutic and industrial applications, was expressed in Escherichia coli, BL21-AI clone, under different cultivation conditions (post-induction temperature, L-arabino...

    Authors: Bala Muntari, Azura Amid, Maizirwan Mel, Mohammed S Jami and Hamzah M Salleh
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:12
  23. Optically pure β-amino acids constitute interesting building blocks for peptidomimetics and a great variety of pharmaceutically important compounds. Their efficient synthesis still poses a major challenge. Tra...

    Authors: Jens Rudat, Birgit R Brucher and Christoph Syldatk
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:11
  24. To attempt cost-effective production of US417 phytase in Bacillus subtilis, we developed an efficient system for its large-scale production in the generally recognized as safe microorganism B. subtilis 168. Hence...

    Authors: Ameny Farhat-Khemakhem, Mounira Ben Farhat, Ines Boukhris, Wacim Bejar, Kameleddine Bouchaala, Radhouane Kammoun, Emmanuelle Maguin, Samir Bejar and Hichem Chouayekh
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:10
  25. Three cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (CYP) genes, designated pb-1, pb-2 and pb-3, were isolated from the white-rot fungus, Phlebia brevispora, using reverse transcription PCR with degenerate primers constructed ba...

    Authors: Ryoich Nakamura, Ryuichiro Kondo, Ming-hao Shen, Hideharu Ochiai, Shin Hisamatsu and Shigenori Sonoki
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:8
  26. The capacity of white-rot fungi to degrade wood lignin may be highly applicable to the development of novel bioreactor systems, but the mechanisms underlying this function are not yet fully understood. Lignin ...

    Authors: Takaiku Sakamoto, Yuki Yao, Yoshifumi Hida, Yoichi Honda, Takashi Watanabe, Wataru Hashigaya, Kazumi Suzuki and Toshikazu Irie
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:7
  27. Large volumes of treated process water are required for protein extraction. Evaporation of this water contributes greatly to the energy consumed in enriching protein products. Thin stillage remaining from etha...

    Authors: Kornsulee Ratanapariyanuch, Robert T Tyler, Youn Young Shim and Martin JT Reaney
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:5
  28. The gene for a eukaryotic phenolic acid decarboxylase of Candida guilliermondii was cloned, sequenced, and expressed in Escherichia coli for the first time. The structural gene contained an open reading frame of ...

    Authors: Hui-Kai Huang, Li-Fan Chen, Masamichi Tokashiki, Tadahiro Ozawa, Toki Taira and Susumu Ito
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:4
  29. Analysis of the simocyclinone biosynthesis (sim) gene cluster of Streptomyces antibioticus Tü6040 led to the identification of a putative pathway specific regulatory gene simReg1. In silico analysis places the Si...

    Authors: Liliya Horbal, Yuriy Rebets, Mariya Rabyk, Roman Makitrynskyy, Andriy Luzhetskyy, Victor Fedorenko and Andreas Bechthold
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:1
  30. Several studies suggest that petroleum biodegradation can be achieved by either aerobic or anaerobic microorganisms, depending on oxygen input or other electron acceptors and appropriate nutrients. Evidence fr...

    Authors: Georgiana F da Cruz, Suzan P de Vasconcellos, Célio FF Angolini, Bruna M Dellagnezze, Isabel NS Garcia, Valéria M de Oliveira, Eugenio V dos Santos Neto and Anita J Marsaioli
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:47
  31. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (AMT) was applied to Aspergillus aculeatus. Transformants carrying the T-DNA from a binary vector pBIG2RHPH2 were sufficiently mitotically stable to allow functi...

    Authors: Emi Kunitake, Shuji Tani, Jun-ichi Sumitani and Takashi Kawaguchi
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:46
  32. Systems Biology has taken advantage of computational tools and high-throughput experimental data to model several biological processes. These include signaling, gene regulatory, and metabolic networks. However...

    Authors: Daniel Machado, Rafael S Costa, Miguel Rocha, Eugénio C Ferreira, Bruce Tidor and Isabel Rocha
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:45
  33. The use of biodegradable plastics can reduce the accumulation of environmentally persistent plastic wastes. The rate of degradation of biodegradable plastics depends on environmental conditions and is highly v...

    Authors: Hiroko K Kitamoto, Yukiko Shinozaki, Xiao-hong Cao, Tomotake Morita, Masaaki Konishi, Kanako Tago, Hideyuki Kajiwara, Motoo Koitabashi, Shigenobu Yoshida, Takashi Watanabe, Yuka Sameshima-Yamashita, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe and Seiya Tsushima
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:44
  34. We screened various thermophiles for meso-diaminopimelate dehydrogenase (meso-DAPDH, EC 1.4.1.16), which catalyzes the NAD(P)-dependent oxidative deamination of meso-diaminopimelate, and found the enzyme in a the...

    Authors: Hironaga Akita, Yasuhiro Fujino, Katsumi Doi and Toshihisa Ohshima
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:43
  35. Type-2 diabetes is mediated by defects in either insulin secretion or insulin action. In an effort to identify extracts that may stimulate glucose uptake, similar to insulin, a high throughput-screening assay ...

    Authors: Asha A Kulkarni-Almeida, Manoja K Brahma, Prabhu Padmanabhan, Prabhu D Mishra, Rajashri R Parab, Nitin V Gaikwad, Chandni S Thakkar, Pradipta Tokdar, Prafull V Ranadive, Amrutha S Nair, Anagha A Damre, Umakant A Bahirat, Nitin J Deshmukh, Lalit S Doshi, Amol V Dixit, Saji D George…
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:42
  36. The microbes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are of high importance for the health of the host. In this study, Roche 454 pyrosequencing was applied to a pooled set of different 16S rRNA gene amplicons obtai...

    Authors: Maartje AHJ van Kessel, Bas E Dutilh, Kornelia Neveling, Michael P Kwint, Joris A Veltman, Gert Flik, Mike SM Jetten, Peter HM Klaren and Huub JM Op den Camp
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:41
  37. A major problem for manufacturers of cracked spores Ganoderma lucidum, a traditional functional food/Chinese medicine (TCM), is to ensure that raw materials are consistent as received from the producer. To addres...

    Authors: Chee Wei Lim, Sheot Harn Chan and Angelo Visconti
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:40
  38. With the emergence and spread of multidrug resistant bacteria, effective methods to eliminate both planktonic bacteria and those embedded in surface-attached biofilms are needed. Electric currents at μA-mA/cm2 ra...

    Authors: Robert Szkotak, Tagbo H R Niepa, Nikhil Jawrani, Jeremy L Gilbert, Marcus B Jones and Dacheng Ren
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:39

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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 barbara.zoehrer@springernature.com 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.