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Section Board for 'Biological Processes and Systems' (63)

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Prof. Dr. Francesca Spyrakis
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, 10126 Turin, Italy
Interests: Computational/biological modeling; drug design; antimicrobial research
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Prof. Dr. Telma Teixeira Franco
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School Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas—UNICAMP, Campinas 13083-852, Brazil
Interests: biorefinery; bioengineering processes; microalgae photosynthetic, mixotrophy & heterotrophic systems; biotechnology; renewable feedstocks; waste valorization for chemical building blocks, lignocellulose biological conversion
Prof. Dr. Sebastien Farnaud
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Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
Interests: bio-processing; bio-processing of metals through bioleaching; electro-wining; ion exchange; precipitation
Dr. Alessandro Trentini
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Biomedical and Specialist Surgical Sciences, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: redox markers; antioxidants; cardiovascular diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; inflammation; matrix metalloproteinases; gender medicine
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Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Bartosz
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College of Natural Sciences, University of Rzeszów, 35-601 Rzeszów, Poland
Interests: free radicals; reactive oxygen species; antioxidants; membranes
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Dr. Aydin Berenjian
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Bioprocess Engineering Research, University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Interests: fermentation; bioprocess engineering; enzymatic reactions; self-healing materials
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Prof. Dr. Eriola Betiku
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Department of Biology, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Interests: microbial fermentation; bioprocessing; biofuel; biorefinery; catalysis; modeling; optimization; process intensification
Prof. Dr. Gregery T. Buzzard
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Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: Computational modeling of biological systems; experiment design; uncertainty quantification
Prof. Dr. Ross Carlson
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University 306 Cobleigh Hall Bozeman, MT 59717 USA
Interests: Systems biology; microbial consortia; biofuels
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Prof. Dr. Hyun Soo Cho
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Department of Systems Biology, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Room SB134, Building 323, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Interests: G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs); kinases; receoter tyrosine kinases (RTKs)
Prof. Dr. Maria Alice Zarur Coelho
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Department of Biochemical Engineering, School of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Interests: yarrowia lipolytica; microbial culture; enzymatic extraction; bioactive compounds; agroindustrial byproducts; green solvents
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Prof. Dr. Veridiana V. De Rosso
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Bioscience Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Silva Jardin 136, 11015-020 Santos, Brazil
Interests: natural pigments; anthocyanins; carotenoids; stability of pigments and natural extracts; antioxidant activity and bioavailability; green solvent for the extraction process
Dr. Antonio David Dorado
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Department of Mining Engineering and Natural Resources, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, 08042 Manresa, Spain
Interests: modeling; biofiltration; biogas; desulfurization
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Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Eberl
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G2W1, Canada
Interests: mathematical biology; biofilm modelling; environmental modelling; microbial processes modeling
Dr. Pedro Fernandes
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Department of Bioengineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Dr. Tullio Genova
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Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, University of Torino, Turin, 10123, Italy
Interests: angiogenesis; bone vascularization; biomaterials; bone regeneration and differentiation; MSCs differentiation; bone prosthesis materials; bioreactor; organ-on-chip; TRP channels
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Dr. Clara Grosso
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REQUIMTE–LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
Interests: seaweeds; medicinal plants; secondary metabolites; bioactivities; green extraction processes; nanotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Grünberger
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Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: development and application of new microfluidic cultivation methods; investigation of population heterogeneity in bioprocesses; transfer, integration, and scale-up of single-cell data into laboratory scale; testing and optimizing miniaturized reactor concepts for new fields of application
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Prof. Dr. Rudiyanto Gunawan
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Department Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Buffalo, 335 Bell Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: systems biology; network inference; systems analysis; dynamical modeling; model identification; parameter estimation; design of experiments
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Prof. Dr. Kwang Yeon Hwang
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Department of Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: biochemistry; structural biology,; computational modelling; artificial proteins
Prof. Dr. Nevena Ilieva
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Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Block 25A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: mathematical biology; modelling of biomolecular structure and interactions; antimicrobial peptides; protein folding; topological aspects of protein structure and dynamics; topological field theory; field-theoretical methods in soft condensed matter physics; HPC methods in biomodelling
Dr. Brian Ingalls
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Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: computational modelling of cellular networks; systems biology; synthetic biology; mathematical biology
Prof. Dr. Prihardi Kahar
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Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe-shi 657-8501, Japan
Interests: genome biology; synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; microbial platform engineering; bioproduction and bioprocess; prion science and engineering; gene therapy and biologics development; vaccine development
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Dr. Young-Min Kim
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Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Republic of Korea
Interests: enzyme engineering; fermentation; bio-transformation; biocatalyst; searching new enzymes; modification of bioactive compounds; natural solubilizer
Prof. Dr. Karel Kolomaznik
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Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic
Interests: chemical engineering; utilization of protein; fat by-products
Dr. Miguel Ladero Galán
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Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, Chemical Sciences School Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biocatalysis; industrial microbiology; catalysis; biorefinery; green chemistry; sustainability; bioreactor and chemical reactor design; applied kinetics
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Prof. Dr. Yi-Jang Lee
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Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Interests: molecular radiation biology and oncology; molecular and cell biology; cancer biology; molecular imaging
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Prof. Dr. Chaeyoung Lee
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School of Systems Biomedical Science Soongsil University 369 Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06978, Korea
Interests: expression quantitative trait locus mapping; genetic parameter estimation; genomewide association study; linkage analysis; statistical genomics
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Dr. Patrik R. Lennartsson
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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden
Interests: bioprocesses
Dr. Xiaoxia(Nina) Lin
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Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan B28-G054W NCRC, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800, USA
Interests: intersection of biology and engineering; microbial systems; particularly microbial communities; systems biology; synthetic biology
Prof. Dr. Chunzhao Liu
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State Key Laboratory of Bio-fibers and Eco-textiles, Institute of Biochemical Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
Interests: biochemical engineering
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Prof. Dr. Dehua Liu
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Institute of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: biochemical engineering; renewable resources; bio-energy engineering; fermentation technology; bioreaction engineering; metabolic
Dr. Filippo Menolascina

School of Engineering, Institute for BioEngineering and SynthSys—Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3FB, UK
Interests: in vivo identification and control of biological systems; microfluidics; cyberphysical systems
Dr. Antonio D. Moreno
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Department of Energy, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas. Avda. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: biomass conversion; bio-based products; fermentation technology; biocatalysis
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Dr. Chin Hong Ooi
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Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
Interests: liquid marbles; digital microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip devices; 3D printing; optical tensiometry; electrostatics; dielectrophoresis; colloids and interface science; 3D cell culture; cell stretching
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Dr. Katarzyna Otulak-Kozieł
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Institute of Biology, Department of Botany, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: physiological; molecular and cellular processes in plants; plant-microbe interaction; plant virology; plant defense; cell biology; cell signaling
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Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Panfilov
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: cardiac electrophysiology; mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; reentry; atrial fibrillation; anatomically accurate cardiac modelling
Prof. Dr. Wansu Park
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Department of Pathology, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seong-nam 13120, Korea
Interests: macrophage; cytokine; inflammation; nitric oxide; natural product
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Prof. Dr. Sabine Peres
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1. LRI, Paris-Sud University, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, 91405, Orsay, France; MaIAGE, INRA, University Paris-Saclay, 78350, Jouy-en-Josas, France 2. Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, university Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Interests: Metabolic pathway analysis; Constraints-based modelling; Logic-based modelling; Cancer metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Francisc Peter
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University Politehnica of Timisoara, Department of Applied Chemistry and Engineering of Organic and Natural Compounds, Timisoara, 300001, Romania
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme immobilization; sol–gel entrapment; enzymatic polymer synthesis; bioproducts; bioconjugates; lipase; enzymatic kinetic resolution; copolyesters
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Dr. Igor Polikarpov
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Sao Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC), University of Sao Paulo - USP, Sao Carlos Campus, Avenida Trabalhador Sao-carlense, 400 Parque Arnold Schimidt, 13566-590 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
Interests: structural biology; molecular biotechnology; protein crystallography; SAXS; lignocellulosic biomass; enzymatic hydrolysis; second generation bioethanol
Prof. Dr. Inmaculada Posadas Mayo
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Unidad Asociada Neurodeath CSIC-UCLM, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: nanomedicine; neurodegeneration; glioblastoma; transcription factors; inflammation
Prof. Dr. Ralf Pörtner
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Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, 21073 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: cell culture technology; bioreactor design; modeling and control; tissue engineering
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Dr. Francesca Raganati
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, dei Materiali e della Produzione Industriale, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Interests: fermentation; bioreactors; bioprocesse engineering; biomass conversion
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Prof. Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna
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Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: metabolic modeling; metabolic engineering; particulate processes; population balances
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Prof. Dr. Raghunathan Rengaswamy
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Systems Engineering for Natural and [email protected] IIT Madras (SENAI), Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu 600036, India
Interests: Data Science; Systems Engineering; Energy Systems; Droplet Microfluidics and Systems Biology
Prof. Dr. Susan Celia Roberts
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Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, USA
Interests: Cellular and metabolic engineering; Plant specialized metabolism; Cell encapsulation technologies; Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Alison Rodger
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Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: spectroscopic techniques; spectroscopic biophysical methods; structure of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates; linear dichroism; quantum electrodynamics; hybrid techniques using absorbance, fluorescence and scattering methodologies
Dr. Jason E. Shoemaker
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McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, 450 Technology Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3110, USA
Interests: systems engineering applications in medicine; developing a variety of techniques for designing closed-loop; patient-specific therapeutics with current applications in immunopathology, respiratory infection and hemodynamics
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Dr. Hyun-Seob Song
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Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Department of Food Science and Technology, Nebraska Food for Health Center, University of Nebraska, 1400 R St, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Interests: microbial community modeling; metabolic modeling; metabolic network analysis; system optimization
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Dr. Haralambos Stamatis
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Laboratory of Biotechnology, Department of Biological Applications & Technologies, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme; biotransformations; immobilization; bioprocesses
Dr. Adrie J.J. Straathof
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Department of Biotechnology Delft University of Technology, 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: bioprocess integration; in-situ product removal; bioprocess modelling
Dr. Tao Sun
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Centre for Biological Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Interests: regenerative medicine; biochemical engineering; bioprocessing; synthetic biology; systems biology
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Prof. Dr. Ralf Takors
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Institute of Biochemical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 31, 50569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: metabolism and regulation of microbial and mammalian cells; model-based strain and process engineering; bioprocesses
Dr. Miklós Takó
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, H-6726 Szeged, Közép fasor 52, Hungary
Interests: microbial enzymes - production and purification; utilization of plant residues for production of enzymes/bioactive compounds; production of antioxidative phenolics and oligosaccharides by hydrolases; antimicrobial, anti-biofilm and anti-quorum sensing activity of natural compounds
Dr. Cong T. Trinh
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Interests: systems and synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; computational biology; CRISPR technology; modular design; modular cell engineering; pathogen inactivation; bioenergy and biofuels; bioesters; microbial robustness
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Prof. Dr. Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
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Daniel Baugh Institute for Functional Genomics and Computational Biology, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Interests: systems biology; systems analysis; network inference; dynamic modeling; biological control systems
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey D. Varner
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School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 244 Olin Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: Systems and Synthetic Biology; Metabolic Engineering; Mathematical Modeling
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ventre
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Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Naples 80125, Italy
Interests: Bioengineering; Tissue Engineering; Biomaterials; Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Joachim Venus
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Department Bioengineering, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: industrial biotechnology; biorefineries; scaling-up of bioprocesses; pre-treatment of biomass for microbial conversion processes; bioconversion of renewable resources
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Vílchez
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Algal Biotechnology Group, Ciderta and RENSMA (Center of Research in Natural Resources, Health and Environment), University of Huelva, 21007 Huelva, Spain
Interests: microalgae; oxidative stress; bioactive compounds; human health; photobioreactors
Dr. Hah Young Yoo
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Department of Biotechnology, Sangmyung University, 20, Hongjimun 2-Gil, Jongno-Gu, 03016 Seoul, Republic of Korea
Interests: bioprocess engineering; biorefinery; biotechnology; enzyme; kinetics; microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Chong Zhang
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: metabolic engineering; systems and synthetic biology; high-throughput microbial phenotyping technology
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