Journal of Biological Engineering

Interested in publishing your work? The Journal of Biological Engineering (JBE) is the official journal of IBE. It is indexed by PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar. JBE is an open access journal, which means your research is available to copy, distribute and display by anyone worldwide with just a couple of clicks. The online publication allows automated links and when a manuscript is accessed, the reference list is fully active and hyperlinked to the original material.

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About the Editors

Professor Jeong-Yeol Yoon
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Jeong-Yeol Yoon received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul (South Korea) in 1992, 1994 and 1999, respectively, under the guidance of Professor Woo-Sik Kim, in collaboration with Professor Jung-Hyun Kim, where he worked primarily on polymer colloids.

He received his second Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 2004, working on lab-on-a-chip and biomaterials, under the guidance of Professor Robin L. Garrell. He joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in August 2004, and currently holds split home appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (primary) and Department of Biosystems Engineering (secondary). He also holds joint appointment in Chemistry & Biochemistry and BIO5 Institute. He is also Associate Department Head in Graduate Studies in Department of Biomedical Engineering, starting from July 2018. He is currently directing Biosensors Lab. Dr. Yoon is a member of IBE, ASABE and SPIE, and was Councilor-at-Large for IBE for 2010 and 2011 calendar years. He has been elected as President of IBE in 2013, and served as President-Elect in 2014, President in 2015, and Immediate Past President in 2016. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Biological Engineering (IBE) and Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), and has served as Associate Editor for ASABE Journals and Editorial Board Member for Resource Magazine (ASABE). Dr. Yoon is currently Co-Director of NIH-funded Cardiovascular Training Grant at The University of Arizona.

Professor Raj R Rao
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Professor Rao received his B.E. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Hons) concurrently in Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences, respectively, from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani, India. He then went on to earn his M. S in Biotechnology from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia.

He currently serves as the Department Head and Billingsley Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Prior to that (2005-2016), he served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering, School of Engineering. He is a valued member of the Society for Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, Institute of Biological Engineering, and International Society for Stem Cell Research. Professor Rao has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles in a wide range of journals.

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JBE Publication of the Year Awards

2018 "Auxotrophy to Xeno -DNA: An Exploration of ®Combinatorial Mechanisms for a High-Fidelity Biosafety System for Synthetic Biology Applications" Christopher M. Whitford, Saskia Dymek, Denise Kerkhoff, Camilla März, Olga Schmidt, Maximillian Edich, Julian Droste, Boas Pucker, Christian Rückert and Jӧm Kalinowski, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Germany. Journal of Biological Engineering, 12:13 (14 August 2018)

2017 "Aptamer-based sandwich-type biosensors" Ho Bin Seo, Man Bock Gu Journal of Biological Engineering, 11:11 (13 March 2017)

2016 "End-to-end automated microfluidic platform for synthetic biology: from design to functional analysis" Gregory Linshiz, Erik Jensen, Nina Stawski, Changhao Bi, Nick Elsbree, Hong Jiao, Jungkyu Kim, Richard Mathies, Jay D. Keasling, Nathan J. Hillson Journal of Biological Engineering, 10:3 (2 February 2016)

2015 “Recent advances in 3D printing of biomaterials” Helena N. Chia, Benjamin M. Wu Journal of Biological Engineering, 9:4 (1 March 2015)

2014 “Cross-section perimeter is a suitable parameter to describe the effects of different baffle geometries in shaken microtiter plates” Clemens Lattermann, Matthias Funke, Sven Hansen, Sylvia Diederichs, Jochen Buchs Journal of Biological Engineering, 8:18 (15 July 2014)

2013 “A survey of enabling technologies in synthetic biology” Linda J. Kahl, Drew Endy Journal of Biological Engineering, 7:13 (10 May 2013)

2012 “Engineered cell-cell communication via DNA messaging” Monica E. Ortiz, Drew Endy Journal of Biological Engineering, 6:16 (7 September 2012)

2011 “Engineering BioBrick vectors from BioBrick parts” Reshma P. Shetty, Drew Endy, Thomas F. Knight Journal of Biological Engineering, 2:5 (14 April 2008)

2010 “Insulation of a synthetic hydrogen metabolism circuit in bacteria” Christina M. Agapakis, Daniel C. Ducat, Patrick M. Boyle, Edwin H. Wintermute, Jeffrey C. Way, Pamela A. Silver Journal of Biological Engineering, 4:3 (25 February 2010)

2009 “Solving a Hamiltonian Path Problem with a bacterial computer” Jordan Baumgardner, Karen Acker, Oyinade Adefuye, Samuel Thomas Crowley, Will DeLoache, James O Dickson, Lane Heard, Andrew T Martens, Nickolaus Morton, Michelle Ritter, Amber Shoecraft, Jessica Treece, Matthew Unzicker, Amanda Valencia, Mike Waters, A Malcolm Campbell, Laurie J Heyer, Jeffrey L Poet, Todd T Eckdahl Journal of Biological Engineering, 3:11 (24 July 2009)

2008 “Engineering bacteria to solve the Burnt Pancake Problem” Karmella A. Haynes, Marian L. Broderick, Adam D. Brown, Trevor L. Butner, James O. Dickson, W. Lance Harden, Lane H. Heard, Eric L. Jessen, Kelly J. Malloy, Brad J. Ogden, Sabriya Rosemond, Samantha Simpson, Erin Zwack, A. Malcolm Campbell, Todd T. Eckdahl, Laurie J. Heyer and Jeffrey L. Poet Journal of Biological Engineering, 2:8 (20 May 2008)