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Section Board for 'Microbial Metabolism, Physiology & Genetics' (28)

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Prof. Dr. Ronnie G. Willaert
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Structural Biology Brussels Lab, Department of Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: yeast biotechnology; cell immobilization; beer brewing biochemistry and fermentation; mini- and microbioreactors; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Candida; yeast space biology (bioreactors for microgravity research); yeast adhesins; yeast systems biology; glycobiology; nanobiotechnology; Atomic Force Microscopy; protein crystallization; yeast protein structural biology
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Dr. Yi-huang Hsueh
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Department of Seafood Science, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 81157, Taiwan
Interests: lactobacterial fermentation; encapsulation technology; carbon nanoparticles; antimicrobial
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Prof. Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji
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Department of Animal Sciences and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, USA
Interests: microbial physiology; biofuels (butanol, ethanol, methane) and biochemicals (2,3-butanediol, acetone, isopropanol) production; downstream processing; biomass pretreatment technologies; lignocellulose-derived microbial inhibitory compounds and mitigations; metabolic engineering; bioreactor design; alcoholic fermentation and anaerobic digestion
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Dr. David R. Nielsen
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Chemical Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Interests: metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; biofuels; bioplastics
Dr. Laura Jarboe
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Interdepartmental Microbiology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States
Interests: engineering robust organisms robust to inhibition and toxicity; membrane engineering; reverse engineering of evolved strains
Dr. Agustín Aranda
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CSIC - Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (UV-CSIC), Valencia, Spain
Interests: wine yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; yeast biomass production; oxidative stress; aging; nutrient sensing pathways
Prof. Dr. George N. Bennett
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Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: metabolic engineering; redox; microbial stress; cofactors; respiration; genetics
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Dr. Matthew L. Bochman
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Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Interests: yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; fermentation; lactic acid; beer
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Prof. Dr. Michael Breitenbach
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Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Interests: yeast; genetics; aging; oxidative stress; NADPH oxidase; metabolic regulation; mitochondria; respiration; apoptosis
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Dr. Sujit Jagtap
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Interests: oleaginous yeast; biomass conversion; bioproducts; biofuels; metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; protein engineering
Dr. Jean-Luc Legras
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Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Sciences pour l'Oenologie, Montpellier, France
Interests: Saccharomyces cerevisiae; diversity; fermentation; yeast ecology; genomics; genetics; QTL; wine aroma
Prof. Dr. Thomas P. West
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Department of Chemistry, McFarland Science Building (STC), Room 318A or 302 College of Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429, USA
Interests: specialty chemical production; biomass conversion; microbial polysaccharides; cell immobilization; pseudomonad pyrimidine metabolism
Dr. Nicolai S. Panikov

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Department of Biology, San-Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: microbial ecology; biotechnology; growth kinetics and stoichiometry; fermentation; mathematical models of microbial growth; genome-scale metabolic reconstructions; history of microbiology
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Dr. Seraphim Papanikolaou
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: fermentation biotechnology; kinetics and biochemistry of accumulation and degradation of storage lipids by molds and yeasts; biotechnological valorization of agro-industrial wastes and residues; production and study of microbial metabolic products (microbial lipids, citric acid, 1,3-propanediol, enzymes, 2,3-butanediol)
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Prof. Dr. Wensheng Qin
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Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Interests: biomass conversion; biofuels; bioproducts; enzymes; bioremediation
Prof. Dr. Alexander Rapoport
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Laboratory of Cell Biology, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Interests: yeast cytology; yeast physiology; yeast biotechnology; yeast response to stress treatments; intracellular protective reactions; dehydration-rehydration of microorganisms; anhydrobiosis; bioconversion of lignocellulose
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Prof. Dr. Rosanna Tofalo
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Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Via R. Balzarini, 1-64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: wine yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Kluyveromyces marxianus; non-Saccharomyces; yeast physiology; yeast flocculation; biofilm; biogenic amines
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Prof. Dr. Ilaria Mannazzu
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: fermented beverages; yeast physiology; yeast biotechnology; microbial interactions; natural antimicrobials non-conventional yeasts, carotenoids
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Dr. Stephen J. Van Dien
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Persephone Biome, Inc. 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: microbial physiology; metabolic engineering; fermentation for biochemical and fuels; systems biology
Prof. Dr. Tomáš Brányik
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Department of Biotechnology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: surface interactions of microorganisms (adhesion, immobilization, biofilms, flocculation); biotechnology of microalgae; continuous bioreactors; formation and decay of beer foam
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Prof. Dr. K. T. Shanmugam
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Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL , USA
Interests: fermentation; biofuel; biochemicals; bacterial physiology; microbial biochemistry
Assoc. Prof. Plessas Stavros
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Laboratory of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Hygiene, Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace, 68200 Orestiada, Greece
Interests: functional foods; fruit juices; probiotics; prebiotics
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Prof. Dr. David J. Timson
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School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Interests: enzyme engineering; yeast as models for human diseases; yeast growth under adverse conditions
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Prof. Dr. Zhiming Rao
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Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
Interests: fermentation engineering; breeding of industrial microorganisms with system biology; metabolic engineering and synthetic biology technologies; efficient synthesis of important amino acids; C-4 chemicals and steroid intermediates; using modified Corynebacterium, Bacillus and Mycobacteria, et al.
Prof. Dr. Flavia Marinelli
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Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Via J.H. Dunant 3, 21100 Varese, Italy
Interests: Actinomycetes; natural products; antibiotics; resistome; glycopeptides; lantibiotics
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Dr. Viviana Corich
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Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padova, 35020 Legnaro, Italy
Interests: genetics; fermentation; fermentation biotechnology; fermentation technology; yeast fermentation; wine; microbiota; winemaking; brewing; wine microbiology
Prof. Dr. Johannes Wöstemeyer
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Department of General Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Jena, Germany
Interests: fungi; non-conventional fungi; genetic manipulation and strain improvement of fungi; zygomycetes; ascomycetes; molecular communication; co-cultivation; secondary metabolites; protozoa; developmental Biology
Dr. Giacomo Zara
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Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: microbiology of food and beverages; valorization of food wastes; microbiota dynamics in food and soil; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; wine yeast
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