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Associate Editor
Vasco Giovagnetti, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, UK
New Content ItemVasco has significant interdisciplinary research experience in algal-plant biology and microbiology. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Marine Biology from the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), and a PhD in Marine Sciences and Engineering from the Università degli studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’ and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli (Italy). After graduating, Vasco was a postdoctoral research assistant for 10 years, spending 8 years as a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral researcher in the Biochemistry Department at Queen Mary University of London (UK). Over the years, he mainly studied the working principles, design and molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis regulation in algae and plants. Vasco joined the BMC Series in October 2022 as Associate Editor for BMC Plant Biology, BMC Microbiology and BMC Biotechnology. He is based in the Springer Nature’s London office.


Assistant Editor
Prakash Bankar, MPharm, Springer Nature, India

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Sean Palecek, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
New Content ItemSean Palecek is the Milton J. and Maude Shoemaker Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Director for Research for the National Science Foundation Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT). Sean’s research lab studies how human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) sense and respond to microenvironmental cues in making fate choices.  Sean’s lab has generated novel mechanistic insight and developed protocols for differentiation of hPSCs to cardiovascular and neurovascular cell types.  They strive to engineer fully-defined, animal component-free differentiation platforms, compatible with biomanufacturing of cells for commercial and clinical applications.

Shengying Li, Shandong University, Qingdao, China
New Content ItemShengying Li is the Distinguished Professor and Deputy Director of Microbial Technology Institute at Shandong University and the Director for Chinese Society of General Microbiology.  Shengying is the receiver of the Young Chemical Biologist Award of the International Chemical Biology Society in 2019. Shengying's lab is interested in natural product biosynthesis, cytochrome P450 enzyme engineering, and industrial strain improvement.  Professor Li serves as a member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Cytochrome P450 since 2019. 



Ting Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Editorial Board Members
Muhammad Aasim, PhD, Sivas University of Science and Technology (Sivas Bilim ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi), Turkey
Muhammad Ali Abid, PhD, Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Alessandra Adessi, University of Florence, Italy
Sinchan Adhikari, PhD, University of Kalyani, India
Vishal Ahuja, Ph.D., University Centre for Research & Development and University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, India
Ammar AL-Farga, PhD, Jeddah University, Saudi Arabia
Paula Alves, PhD, ITQB, Universidade Nova, Portugal
Rafeeque Alyethodi, PhD, ICAR-CIARI, India
Piyoosh Babele, Ph.D., Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Jhansi, India
Horacio Bach, PhD, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Zsófia Bánfalvi, DSc, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Hungary
Zehua Bao, PhD, Boston University, USA
Aleš Berlec, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Jaya Bharati, Ph.D., ICAR-National Research Centre on Pig, India
Sartaj Ahmad Bhat,PhD, Gifu University, Japan
Ramesh S Bhat, PhD, University of Agricultural Sciences, India
Wajid Waheed Bhat, Michigan State University, USA
Pankaj Bhatt, PhD, South China Agriculture University, India
Monica Borgatti, PhD, University of Ferrara, Italy
Marcelo Brigido, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Bin Cao, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mingfeng Cao, PhD, Xiamen University, China
Hon Fai Chan, PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Guoqing Chen, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), China National Rice Research Institute, China
Yuqi Chen, University of Cambridge, UK
Kwon-Youn Choi, Ajou University, South Korea
C. Perry Chou, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Bijan Choudhury, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Patrick Cirino, PhD, University of Houston, USA
Alessandro Concas, Center for Research, Development and Advanced Studies in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy
Antonio José Gonçalves da Cruz, PhD, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Haiyang Cui, Nanjing Normal University, China
Cláudia Lobato da Silva, PhD, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Matteo Daghio, PhD, University of Florence, Italy
Michael Danquah, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Ario de Marco, PhD, dr. ing., University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Rajib Deb, PhD, ICAR-National Research Center on Pig, India
Koushik Debnath, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Matthew DeLisa, PhD, Cornell University, USA
Rupesh Deshmukh, PhD, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), India
Kunaal Dhingra, BDS, MDS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Qiang Ding, PhD, Anhui University, China
Jinhua Dong, Weifang Medical University, China
Devendra Dusane, PhD, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Maurice Ekpenyong, PhD, University of Calabar, Nigeria
El-Sayed R. El-Sayed, PhD, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt
Jeanni Fehrsen, PhD, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa
Vitória Segabinazzi Foletto, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, UFSM, Brazil
Sharanabasava Ganachari, PhD, KLE Technological University, India
Cong Gao, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Jiangnan University, China
Vijay Kumar Garlapati, PhD, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India
Tom Gaunt, University of Bristol, UK
Vivek Kumar Gaur, PhD, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Diego Gomez-Casati, PhD, National University of Rosario, Argentina
Louella Concepta Goveas , PhD, NMAM Institute of Technology Affiliated to Nitte (Deemed to be University), India
Man Bock Gu, PhD, Korea University, South Korea
Sathyanarayana Gummadi, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Daoyi Guo, PhD, Gannan Normal University, China
Pramod Gupta, PhD, Fraunhofer USA Inc. CMW, USA
Vipin Gupta, PhD, University of Delhi, India
Alireza Hassani Najafabadi, Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, USA
Kevin Henry, PhD, National Research Council Canada, Canada
Frank J. Hernandez, Linkoping University, Sweden
Zhengwei Huang, PhD, Jinan University, China
Zhuangrong Huang, Ph.D., Bristol Myers Squibb, USA
Azamal Husen, PhD, Sankalchand Patel University, India
Michael Hust, Dr. rer. nat., Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Mohamad Faizal Ibrahim, PhD, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Cosimo Ieracitano, PhD, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Muhammad Irfan, PhD, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
Jeanne Jacobs, PhD, AgResearch, New Zealand
Muhammad Jamil, PhD, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Xiao-Jun Ji, Nanjing Tech University, China
J. Andrew Jones, PhD, Miami University, USA
Sanket Joshi, PhD, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Rajasthan, India
Mourad Jridi, Dr. Ing., Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Beja, Tunisia
Angelos Kanellis, PhD, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Lakshmi Kasirajan, PhD, ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Institute, India
Sunil Khare, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Yogender Pal Khasa, PhD, University of Delhi South Campus, India
Shahryar Kianian, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
Beom Soo Kim, PhD, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Thomas Kislinger,PhD, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Mojtaba Kordrostami, PhD, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Iran
Ram Krishna, PhD, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, India
Binod Kumar, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Jitendra Kumar, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
Jitesh Kumar, PhD, University of Minnesota, USA
Wing-Fu Lai, PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Rup Lal, PhD, University of Delhi, India
Guodong Li, PhD, University of Macau, China
Hua Li, PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jingen Li, Ph.D., Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jiazhang Lian, PhD, Zhejiang University, China
Xinyu Liu, PhD,  Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, China
Xiaobo Liu, PhD, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Xiaozhou Luo, PhD, University of California Berkeley, USA
Yunzi Luo, PhD, Sichuan University, China
Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Pooyan Makvandi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Amit Kumar Mandal, PhD, MRSC, Raiganj University, India
Ligia Martins, PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Ruchika Maurya, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Muhammad Aamer Mehmood, PhD, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Farshad Moradi Kashkooli, Ph.D., Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
R A Nazeer, SRM University, India
Cory Nykiforuk, SemBioSys Genetics, Canada
Pedro Oliveira, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Bohdan Ostash, PhD, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
Abdelmageed Othman, PhD, National Research Centre, Egypt
Oguz Özbek, PhD, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey
Catarina C Pacheco, PhD, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Shiv Shanker Pandey, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India
Enoch Y Park, PhD, Shizuoka University, Japan
Alok Patel, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Rajesh Kumar Pathak, PhD, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Siddhartha Pati, PhD, NatNov Bioscience, India
Karthik Pothiyappan, PhD, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (Deemed to be University), India
Ram Prasad, PhD, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, India
Marko Radic, University of Tennessee, USA
Krishan Rai, CoverCress Inc., USA
Magdalena Rakicka-Pustułka, PhD, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Siva Ramamoorthy, VIT University, India
Martin Rebroš,  PhD, University of Bratislava, Slovakia
Subhadeep Roy, PhD, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, India
Scott Rudge, PhD, RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions, Inc., USA
Beatriz Sabater-Muñoz, PhD, IBMCP CSIC, Spain
Salem S. Salem, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Al-Azhar University, Egypt
Muhammad Sameeullah, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
Prakash Sarangi, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Central Agricultural University, India
Tanmay Sarkar, PhD, Malda Polytechnic, West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, Government of West Bengal, India
Sascha Sauer, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Chiara Schiraldi, Second University of Naples, Italy
Laura Segatori, PhD, Rice University, USA
M. Qasim Shahid, PhD, South China Agricultural University, China
Shuobo Shi, PhD, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Pratyoosh Shukla, Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, India
Baljeet Singh, PhD, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, India
Dharam Singh, PhD, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India
Sudhir Singh, PhD, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, India
Manoj Kumar Solanki, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Madjid Soltani, University of Waterloo, Canada
Matthias Steiger, Dr. techn., University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Xiaoyun Su, PhD, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Chakrit Tachaapaikoon, PhD, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Franck Talmont, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, France
Nigel Ternan, PhD, University of Ulster, UK
Manish Tiwari, Kansas State University, USA
Arun Upadhyay, PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai, India
Palanivel Velmurugan, PhD, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, India
Rishi Vishwakarma, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Alessandro Vitale, IBBA-CNR, Italy
Guokun Wang, PhD, Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yi Wang, Auburn University, USA
Ashish Warghat, IHBT, India
Yongjun Wei, PhD, Zhengzhou University, China
Chunsheng Xiao, PhD, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Danke Xu, PhD, Nanjing University, China
Jian Xu, PhD, East China Normal University, China
Ajar Nath Yadav, PhD, Eternal University, India
Hideki Yamaji, Kobe University, Japan
Ying Yan, Dr. habil.rer. nat., Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
Rajesh Yarra, PhD, University of Wisconsin, USA
Kaiming Ye, PhD, National Science Foundation, USA
Takeshi Zendo, PhD, Kyushu University, Japan
Marco Zeppilli, PhD, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Chong Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Jin Zhang, PhD, Zhejiang A&F University, China
Long Zou, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Jiangxi Normal University, China

Editorial Advisors
William Bentley, University of Maryland, USA
Maurice C Franssen, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Peter J Halling, University of Strathclyde, UK
Peter Jan Punt, Dutch DNA Biotech and Leiden University, Netherlands

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