It is with great sadness that we announce that Kuan-Teh Jeang M.D. Ph.D., Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience, passed away suddenly in the night of 27th January 2013.
Dr Jeang was a prominent figure in research on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the human tumor virus HTLV, and published prolifically on the disease-causing mechanisms of both these retroviruses. As well as a very successful researcher, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology and had served as the president of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America in 2010-2011, two areas in which he was passionate –open access publishing and the representation of Asian-American scientists.
Dr Jeang was not only invaluable to Cell & Bioscience as an Associate Editor but …
Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang, Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience and Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology (as well as editorial board member of BMC Biology and BMC Medicine) recently delivered the 2012 NIH George Khoury lecture. The George Khoury lecture is an NIH “named” lectures and represents a high recognition of scientific research. Previous Khoury lecturers included David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Robert Tjian, Bert Vogelstein, Robert Weinberg amongst others. Dr Jeang spoke on his work regarding HTLV-1 and Adult T-cell leukemia. A videocast of his lecture can be accessed here.
Presentation made by the NIH Director for Intramural Research, Dr Michael Gottesman, to Dr Jeang at the Khoury lecture.
We are pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters (ISI) have accepted Cell & Bioscience for citation tracking and we will be expecting the journal to receive its first Impact Factor in June 2013. This is really a great a achievement for such a new journal and we see it as testament to the high quality articles that the journal is publishing.
We would like to thank all the authors who have submitted to the journal so far. Please do continue submitting to the journal to take advantage of a rapid peer-review process, immediate publication upon acceptance and indexing in PubMed and PubMed Central.
Cell & Bioscience are pleased to announce that they will be publishing a thematic series on the “Structure and mechanism of nanomotors in the cell” in 2013.
The thematic series which is edited by Dr Peixuan Guo is now open for submissions. Please contact Dr Guo if you are interested in contributing to the series.
The June SCBA newsletter is available at http://www.scbasociety.org/News/June-2012.pdf
Read about the activities of the leading Chinese American bioscience professional society!
Our annual Ming K Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience, established this year, recognizes the excellence of research published in the journal in the past year. The following two winning articles, selected by a committee of internationally renowned Cell & Bioscience Editors, chaired by Dr Chris Lau, have been chosen for their innovation, high-quality execution and lasting contribution to the biosciences.
DNA vaccines delivered
by human papillomavirus pseudovirions as a promising approach for generating
antigen-specific CD8+ T cell immunity
Shiwen Peng, Barbara Ma, Shu-Hsia
Chen, Chien-Fu Hung, TC Wu
Cell & Bioscience 2011,
1:26 (28 July 2011)
Transient knockdown and
overexpression reveal a developmental role for the zebrafish enosf1b gene
Steve Finckbeiner, Pin-Joe …
The maintenance of genomic integrity in response to DNA damage relies on the intricate coordination of DNA repair, cell cycle progression, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation and apoptosis. The DNA damage response pathways play a critical role in human health, as failure at any of these steps could lead to cancer and other diseases.
In a collection of reviews published in Cell & Bioscience today, guest edited by Dr Guo-Min Li, we attempt to define the most challenging questions concerning DNA damage response and repair, and to provide an overview of the latest advances in the field.
This is one of a number of exciting special issues to be published in Cell & …
Cell & Bioscience announces the establishment of the Ming K. Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience. The Award, consisting of $500 cash and a certificate, is funded by a generous donation from the Ming K. Jeang Foundation and intends to honor outstanding research papers published in Cell & Bioscience. All research articles published in Cell & Bioscience are qualified for consideration and a committee of editors will select two research articles published in the preceding year in Cell & Bioscience to receive the award.
The Awards will recognize four Chinese investigators on the basis of significant contributions in Basic and Translational Cancer Research.
The Awards will be presented in a ceremony during the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association biannual meeting to be held in Beijing, China, September 7-9, 2012.
Candidacy is open to all junior Chinese researchers who were trained in US and subsequently returned to China during the last two years, and are currently active in cancer research
in China. Selection of the award winners will be made on the basis of the candidate’s meritorious achievements in cancer research both during training in US and after returning to China. …
In an effort to promote transparency and reproducibility in research, Cell & Bioscience has joined a growing number of BioMed Central journals aiming to increase the availability of supporting data.
We have introduced a new standard article section for research articles and short reports, ‘Availability of supporting data’, in which authors are encouraged to deposit the data set(s) supporting the results reported in submitted manuscripts in a publicly-accessible data repository, when it is not possible to publish them as additional files.
This optional section has been introduced with the aim of allowing authors to more easily indicate where and how the data supporting the results of their research can be found online, providing a better link between journal articles and underlying …