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Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Vol 61 (6 Issues in 2014)
Print ISSN: 0885-4513 Online ISSN: 1470-8744
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Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry publishes original full-length articles, short communications, and reviews of biotechnology. The journal is dedicated to rapid publication of high quality, cutting-edge research at the interface between life sciences and their technological exploitation. The Editors will consider papers for publication based on their novelty, their immediate or future impact as well as their contribution to the advancement of medical biotechnology, bioengineering, biomaterials, biosensing, and nanotechnology.

The topics include: applied aspects of cellular physiology and metabolism of bacteria, fungi, animal, and plant cells; animal-cell biotechnology; plant-cell biotechnology; biochemical engineering, bioseparation and other downstream processes including chromatography; drug design and protein modelling; systems biology and synthetic biology; gene and protein therapy; biomaterials; regenerative medicine, stem cells and tissue engineering; analytical biotechnology including bio-imaging and bio-sensing; nano-biotechnology; bioactivity and toxicity mechanism studies including apoptosis.

On one hand, promising advances in life sciences are leading to the identification of the molecular sources of disease and the creation of a new generation of medicines for diseases for which there are currently either no therapies or inadequate treatments. Therapeutic proteins and antibodies are already having a significant impact in treatment of disease. Therapeutic genes and viruses promise to have an even bigger impact on human healthcare. DNA vaccine and gene-therapy are under intense development and new research areas such as tissue engineering, stem-cell therapeutics, germ-line therapy and regenerative medicines are expected to create a new wave of medicines that will make today's treatment of diseases look distinctively primitive. On the other hand, our increased understanding in the creation of novel designed biomolecules allows us to generate biomaterials and new devices in the nano-scale for their usesin health care, biocatalysis and bioremediation.

All these provides major challenges to life scientists and engineers engaged in discoveries and their translation to practical outcomes. Turning a new discovery into a successful application has become a highly integrated, multidisciplinary activity, and Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is uniquely placed to provide an international forum for the dissemination of information and discussion by researchers working across the many subject groups.

The journal has been published continuously since its creation in 1986 (previous to that date it was called the Journal of Applied Biochemistry and was published from 1979 to 1985). Today it enjoys a superb track record, attracting distinguished authors from academia and industry from all over the world, reflecting its international status.

Manuscript submission website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bab

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