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  1. Manure composting has been recognized as an important anthropogenic source of nitrous oxide (N2O) contributing to global warming. However, biochar effect on N2O emissions from manure composting is rarely evaluate...

    Authors: Shuqing Li, Lina Song, Yaguo Jin, Shuwei Liu, Qirong Shen and Jianwen Zou
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:37
  2. Synthesis of poly-[3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) by Cupriavidus necator H16 in batch cultures was evaluated using three biodiesel-derived by-products as the sole carbon sources: waste glycerol (REG-80, refined to 80 %...

    Authors: Parveen K. Sharma, Jilagamazhi Fu, Victor Spicer, Oleg V. Krokhin, Nazim Cicek, Richard Sparling and David B. Levin
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:36
  3. Bacterial lipids have relevant applications in the production of renewable fuels and biobased oleochemicals. The genus Rhodococcus is one of the most relevant lipid producers due to its capability to accumulate t...

    Authors: Ana Rita Castro, Isabel Rocha, Maria Madalena Alves and Maria Alcina Pereira
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:35
  4. Pesticides are used extensively worldwide, which has led to the unwanted contamination of soil and water resources. Former use of the herbicide 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (dichlobenil) has caused pollution of gr...

    Authors: Nadja Schultz-Jensen, Jens Aamand and Sebastian R. Sørensen
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:33
  5. Her2, which is frequently overexpressed in breast cancer, is one of the most studied tumor-associated antigens for cancer therapy. Anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab, has achieved significant clinical ...

    Authors: Aifen Li, Jieyu Xing, Li Li, Changhua Zhou, Bin Dong, Ping He, Qing Li and Zhong Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:32
  6. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) containing hydroxyl groups in a side chain were produced in recombinant Escherichia coli JM109 using glycolate as the sole carbon source. The propionate-CoA transferase (pct) gene fro...

    Authors: Chayatip Insomphun, Shingo Kobayashi, Tetsuya Fujiki and Keiji Numata
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:29
  7. Petroselinic acid, a positional isomer of oleic acid, was isolated from the vegetable oil of Coriandrum sativum fruits. This uncommon fatty acid was subsequently used as substrate for sophorolipid fermentation wi...

    Authors: Elisabeth I. P. Delbeke, Jonas Everaert, Evelien Uitterhaegen, Stijn Verweire, Arno Verlee, Thierry Talou, Wim Soetaert, Inge N. A. Van Bogaert and Christian V. Stevens
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:28
  8. Present study highlights an unusual non-fluorescent hydroxamate broad spectrum siderophore (SID EGYII) activity from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain EGYII DSM 101801, a soil bacterial isolate, along with simple low...

    Authors: Amira M. Embaby, Yasmin Heshmat and Ahmed Hussein
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:26
  9. Marine-derived fungi have been reported as relevant producers of enzymes, which can have different properties in comparison with their terrestrial counterparts. The aim of the present study was to select from ...

    Authors: Juliana A. dos Santos, Juliana M. F. Vieira, Alexandre Videira, Lucas A. Meirelles, André Rodrigues, Marta H. Taniwaki and Lara D. Sette
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:25
  10. Various enzymatic cocktails were produced from two Trichoderma reesei strains, a cellulase hyperproducer strain and a strain with β-glucosidase activity overexpression. By using various carbon sources (lactose, g...

    Authors: Eve Dondelinger, Nathalie Aubry, Fadhel Ben Chaabane, Céline Cohen, Jean Tayeb and Caroline Rémond
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:24
  11. Both dynamic and fed-batch systems have been used for the study of biofilms. Dynamic systems, whose hallmark is the presence of continuous flow, have been considered the most appropriate for the study of the l...

    Authors: Angela França, Virgínia Carvalhais, Manuel Vilanova, Gerald B. Pier and Nuno Cerca
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:23
  12. The alkaliphilic, halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. KM-1 can utilize both hexose and pentose sugars for the intracellular storage of bioplastic poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) under aerobic conditions. In t...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Kawata, Taku Nishimura, Isao Matsushita and Jun Tsubota
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:22
  13. Arsenic (As) contaminated soils are enriched with arsenotrophic bacteria. The present study analyzes the microbiome and arsenotrophic genes-from As affected soil samples of Bhanga, Charvadrason and Sadarpur of...

    Authors: Santonu Kumar Sanyal, Taslin Jahan Mou, Ram Prosad Chakrabarty, Sirajul Hoque, M. Anwar Hossain and Munawar Sultana
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:21
  14. Manual and automated methods were compared for routine screening of compounds for antimicrobial activity. Automation generally accelerated assays and required less user intervention while producing comparable ...

    Authors: Samuel P. Forry, Megan C. Madonna, Daneli López-Pérez, Nancy J. Lin and Madeleine D. Pasco
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:20
  15. The lignocellulosic fractions of municipal solid waste (MSW) can be used as renewable resources due to the widespread availability, predictable and low pricing and suitability for most conversion technologies....

    Authors: Salvatore Montella, Venkatesh Balan, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Christa Gunawan, Simona Giacobbe, Olimpia Pepe and Vincenza Faraco
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:18
  16. The bioprospection for cellulase and protease producers is a promise strategy for the discovery of potential biocatalysts for use in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials as well as proteic residues. These e...

    Authors: Geomárcia Feitosa da Cruz Ramos, Patricia Locosque Ramos, Michel Rodrigo Zambrano Passarini, Marghuel A. Vieira Silveira, Débora Noma Okamoto, Lilian Caroline Gonçalves de Oliveira, Larissa Vieira Zezzo, Alyne Marem, Rafael Costa Santos Rocha, João Batista da Cruz, Luiz Juliano and Suzan Pantaroto de Vasconcellos
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:17
  17. Influenza A viruses pose significant health and economic threats to humans and animals. Outbreaks of avian influenza virus (AIV) are a liability to the poultry industry and increase the risk for transmission t...

    Authors: Lyndsey M. Linke, Jeffrey Wilusz, Kristy L. Pabilonia, Johannes Fruehauf, Roberta Magnuson, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Joni Triantis, Gabriele Landolt and Mo Salman
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:16
  18. To identify innovative ways for better utilizing flushed dairy manure wastewater, we have assessed the effect of dairy manure and supplementation with synthetic medium on the growth of Chlorella vulgaris. A serie...

    Authors: Jun Shi, Pramod K. Pandey, Annaliese K. Franz, Huiping Deng and Richard Jeannotte
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:15
  19. This study evaluated the effects of a trehalolipid biosurfactant produced by Rhodococcus ruber IEGM 231 on the bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on the surface of polystyrene microplates. The adhesion of G...

    Authors: Maria S. Kuyukina, Irena B. Ivshina, Irina O. Korshunova, Galina I. Stukova and Anastasiya V. Krivoruchko
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:14
  20. Microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol still poses challenges in terms of substrate catabolism. The most important challenge is to overcome substrate recalcitrance and to thus reduce the numbe...

    Authors: Shahin S. Ali, Brian Nugent, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M. Doohan
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:13
  21. Deep RNA-Seq profiling, a revolutionary method used for quantifying transcriptional levels, often includes non-specific transcripts from other co-existing organisms in spite of stringent protocols. Using the r...

    Authors: Sandeep Chakraborty, Monica Britton, P. J. Martínez-García and Abhaya M. Dandekar
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:12
  22. Heterologeous production of rhamnolipids in Pseudomonas putida is characterized by advantages of a non-pathogenic host and avoidance of the native quorum sensing regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Yet, downstr...

    Authors: Janina Beuker, Anke Steier, Andreas Wittgens, Frank Rosenau, Marius Henkel and Rudolf Hausmann
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:11
  23. Mixotrophic cultivation is a potential approach to produce microalgal biomass that can be used as raw materials for renewable biofuels and animal feed, although using a suitable, cost-effective organic carbon ...

    Authors: Helder Rodrigues Silva, Cassio Egidio Cavenaghi Prete, Freddy Zambrano, Victor Hugo de Mello, Cesar Augusto Tischer and Diva Souza Andrade
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:10
  24. Ustiloxin B, originally isolated from the fungus Ustilaginoidea virens, is a known inhibitor of microtubule assembly. Ustiloxin B is also produced by Aspergillus flavus and is synthesized through the ribosomal p...

    Authors: Akira Yoshimi, Myco Umemura, Nozomi Nagano, Hideaki Koike, Masayuki Machida and Keietsu Abe
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:9
  25. Influenza viruses have periodically caused pandemic due to frequent mutation of viral proteins. Influenza viruses have two major membrane glycoproteins: hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). Hemagglutinin...

    Authors: Ryosuke Nishioka, Atsushi Satomura, Junki Yamada, Kouichi Kuroda and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:8
  26. Cyanobacteria are potential hosts for the biosynthesis of oleochemical compounds. The metabolic precursors for such compounds are fatty acids and their derivatives, which require chemical activation to become ...

    Authors: Danuta Kaczmarzyk, Elton P. Hudson and Martin Fulda
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:7
  27. A fungus, Thelonectria discophora SANK 18292 (JCM 30947), produces nectrisine that has a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic 5-membered ring acting as a glycosidase inhibitor. Our previous study showed the possibil...

    Authors: Ryuki Miyauchi, Hidetaka Sakurai and Yoichiro Shiba
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:6
  28. Genes encoding the key transcription factors (TF) XlnR, ClrA and ClrB were deleted from Aspergillus niger and the resulting strains were assessed for growth on glucose and wheat straw, transcription of genes enc...

    Authors: Roxane Raulo, Matthew Kokolski and David B. Archer
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:5
  29. The utilization of inoculants containing Azospirillum is becoming more popular due to increasing reports of expressive gains in grain yields. However, incompatibility with pesticides used in seed treatments repre...

    Authors: Josiane Fukami, Marco Antonio Nogueira, Ricardo Silva Araujo and Mariangela Hungria
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:3
  30. Vibrio cholerae, the cause of seven noted pandemics, leads a dual lifecycle—one in the human host in its virulent form, and the other as a sessile, non-virulent bacterium in aquatic bodie...

    Authors: Om Prakash Chouhan, Divya Bandekar, Mousumi Hazra, Ashish Baghudana, Saugata Hazra and Sumit Biswas
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:2
  31. A novel substrate, 6-(4-nitrophenyl)dihydropyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (pNO2PheDU), was chemically synthesized and analytically verified for the potential biocatalytic synthesis of enantiopure β-amino acids. The ...

    Authors: Christin Slomka, Sabilla Zhong, Anna Fellinger, Ulrike Engel, Christoph Syldatk, Stefan Bräse and Jens Rudat
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:85
  32. The term cellulase refers to any component of the enzymatic complex produced by some fungi, bacteria and protozoans which act serially or synergistically to catalyze the cleavage of cellulosic materials. Cellu...

    Authors: Juliana de Amorim Araújo, Túlio César Ferreira, Marciano Régis Rubini, Ana Gilhema Gomez Duran, Janice Lisboa De Marco, Lidia Maria Pepe de Moraes and Fernando Araripe Gonçalves Torres
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:84
  33. Mango, neem and shea kernels produce non-conventional oils whose potentials are not fully exploited. To give an added value to these oils, they were transesterified into biodiesel in a solvent-free system usin...

    Authors: Divine Bup Nde, Carlos Astete and Dorin Boldor
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:83
  34. Microorganisms produce a great variety of secondary metabolites that feature surface active and bioactive properties. Those possessing an amphiphilc molecular structure are also termed biosurfactant and are of...

    Authors: Johannes H. Kügler, Claudia Muhle-Goll, Silla H. Hansen, Annika R. Völp, Frank Kirschhöfer, Boris Kühl, Gerald Brenner-Weiss, Burkhard Luy, Christoph Syldatk and Rudolf Hausmann
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:82
  35. The basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum KU-41 can degrade Japanese cedar wood efficiently. To construct a strain better suited for biofuel production from Japanese cedar wood, we developed a gene transformation sy...

    Authors: Misa Arimoto, Kenji Yamagishi, Jianqiao Wang, Kanade Tanaka, Takanori Miyoshi, Ichiro Kamei, Ryuichiro Kondo, Toshio Mori, Hirokazu Kawagishi and Hirofumi Hirai
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:81
  36. In this study, the recombinant α-l-arabinofuranosidase from the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus (rPoAbf) was subjected to site-directed mutagenesis in order to identify the catalytic nucleophile residue. Based on bioi...

    Authors: Antonella Amore, Alfonso Iadonisi, Florence Vincent and Vincenza Faraco
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:79
  37. Silver ions (Ag+) have strong bactericidal effects and Ag-coated medical devices proved their effectiveness in reducing infections in revision total joint arthroplasty. We quantitatively determined the antimicrob...

    Authors: Norbert Harrasser, Sebastian Jüssen, Ingo J. Banke, Ralf Kmeth, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Bernd Stritzker, Hans Gollwitzer and Rainer Burgkart
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:77
  38. Binding of enzymes to the substrate is the first step in enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose, a key process within biorefining. During this process elongated plant cells such as fibers and tracheids have be...

    Authors: Budi J. Hidayat, Carmen Weisskopf, Claus Felby, Katja S. Johansen and Lisbeth G. Thygesen
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:76
  39. The tolerance of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to desiccation is important for the use of this microorganism in the wine industry, since active dry yeast (ADY) is routinely used as starter for must fermentat...

    Authors: Esther Gamero-Sandemetrio, Max Torrellas, María Teresa Rábena, Rocío Gómez-Pastor, Agustín Aranda and Emilia Matallana
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:75
  40. A library of microorganisms originating from various marine environments in French Polynesia was screened for polyhydroxyalkanoate producing bacteria. No significant connection was found between the geo-ecolo...

    Authors: P. Wecker, X. Moppert, C. Simon-Colin, B. Costa and V. Berteaux-Lecellier
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:74
  41. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) produces insecticidal proteins that have been used worldwide in the control of insect-pests in crops and vectors of human diseases. However, different insect s...

    Authors: Sabino Pacheco, Emiliano Cantón, Fernando Zuñiga-Navarrete, Frédéric Pecorari, Alejandra Bravo and Mario Soberón
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:73

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  • 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)

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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.