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BMC Series Focus Issues

April: Genome editing

To commemorate World DNA Day celebrated annually on 25th of April, read this month's selection of articles on genome editing from across the BMC Series Journals.

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A new method for cheaper and longer-lasting vaccines

A recent article published in BMC Biotechnology explores a new method to build longer lasting thermo-stable vaccines for a fraction of the cost. Read the full article here.


Aims and scope

BMC Biotechnology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the manipulation of biological macromolecules or organisms for use in experimental procedures, cellular and tissue engineering or in the pharmaceutical, agricultural biotechnology and allied industries.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Lauren McMillan, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Joaquim M Cabral, Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Dennis ClaessenLeiden University
  • Peter J PuntTNO Microbiology & Systems Biology/Leiden University
  • Marko RadicUniversity of Tennessee
  • John J Rossi, Beckman Research Institute City of Hope
  • Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto
  • Hyung Joon Cha, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Ting Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Punt

Peter J. Punt, PhD is Chief Technology Officer of Dutch DNA Biotech BV, a fungal biotechnology technology provider and contract research company situated in the Netherlands. In 2008 he was appointed at Leiden University in the chair of Industrial Biotechnology He joined BMC Biotechnology as a  Section Editor in 2012.

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