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Microbiota book available now

The new book on Microbiota edited by Takashi Matsumoto and Yoshio Yamaoka, is available now read more ...
Edited by: Takashi Matsumoto and Yoshio Yamaoka,
Essential reading for everyone working with human microbiota, probiotics and prebiotics.

Methylotrophs and Methylotroph Communities

Ludmila Chistoserdova presents a new book on Methylotrophs and Methylotroph Communities
This comprehensive volume is a compilation of articles, some written by established scientists, others by young and upcoming methylotrophy researchers. Under the expert guidance of the editor the authors present the current data and novel outlooks in this diverse area of research, encompassing fundamentals, such as biochemistry, physiology and systematics of methylotrophs, that underpin the field, as well as newly emerging areas, such as laboratory evolution of methylotrophs, enumeration in novel environments e.g. clouds, and experimenting with synthetic methylotrophs and methylotroph communities. The volume covers a huge diversity of topics providing a timely overview of the field. It will be essential reading for everybody working in the field of methylotrophy, from seasoned researchers to newcomers to the field read more ...
Edited by: Ludmila Chistoserdova
This comprehensive volume is a compilation of articles, some written by established scientists, others by young and upcoming methylotrophy researchers.

European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD) 2019

October 09 - 11, 2019   11th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD)
Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk, The Netherlands   Further information
This is the 11th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD), devoted to all aspects of molecular diagnostics in human disease and pathology. The EMMD is organised every two years in the Netherlands. These meetings are a continuation of the former Benelux- and European meetings on PCR diagnostics. However the scope of the meeting has expanded to include other amplification techniques, general probe technology and applications in wide diversity of laboratory disciplines i.e. Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Genetics, Pharmacogenetics, Hematology and Oncology. The emphasis of this multi-disciplinary meeting is on novel molecular technologies and innovative applications in the diagnosis, monitoring and screening of human diseases. Presentations will consist of invited-lectures by internationally renowned experts in combination with selected abstract presentations. Poster sessions and industrial exhibits will be an integrated part of the meeting. In conjunction with the meeting a number of business meetings of participating societies and exhibitors will be organised. The sponsoring companies are enabled to organise specific training and other activities before and after the meeting. EMMD is well known for informal and open atmosphere in combination with high-level presentations and exchange of scientific progress. The renowned Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, located directly at the North Sea beach, is the ideal venue to meet these achievements. Timely registration will avoid disappointment as the number of participants is restricted.

The Prion Protein

Jörg Tatzelt presents a new book on The Prion Protein
In this timely book, leading scientists in the field have come together to highlight the apparently incongruous activities of different PrP conformers. The articles outline current research on celluar pathways implicated in the formation and signaling of neurotoxic and physiological PrP isoforms and delineate future research direction. Topics covered include the physiologcial activity of PrPC and its possible role as a neurotrophic factor, the finding that aberrant PrP conformers can cause neurodegeneration in the absence of infectious prion propagation, the requirement of the GPI anchor of PrPC for the neurotoxic effects of scrapie prions, the pathways implicated in the formation and neurotoxic properties of cytosolically localized PrP, the impact of metal ions on the processing of PrP, and the role of autophagy in the propagation and clearance of PrPSc. The book is fully illustrated and chapters include comprehensive reference sections. Essential reading for scientists involved in prion research read more ...
Edited by: Jörg Tatzelt
Leading scientists in the field have come together to highlight the apparently incongruous activities of different PrP conformers.

Plant Genomics

Hany A. El-Shemy presents a new book on Plant Genomics
The editor of this timely book has assembled a team of highly regarded scientists, over 40 contributors, to describe the latest, up-to-date research, theory and applications of this increasingly important area of science. Renowned experts in the field have contributed chapters that describe and discuss some of the most topical aspects of plant genomics. The book is fully illustrated and chapters include comprehensive reference sections. Essential reading for scientists involved in plant genomics and a recommended volume for everyone involved in plant science read more ...
Edited by: Hany A. El-Shemy
The latest, up-to-date research, theory and applications of this increasingly important area of science.

Lactobacillus Genomics and Metabolic Engineering review

Excerpt from a book review of Lactobacillus Genomics and Metabolic Engineering
" the most relevant aspects of the more than 200 recognized species of the Lactobacillus genus" from ProtoView read more ...
Edited by: Sandra M. Ruzal
An invaluable source of information this book is essential reading for everyone working with lactobacilli, LAB and probiotics.
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