Volume 22 Issue 11, November 2004

Volume 22 Issue 11

Pilot fermentation vat for the culture of microorganisms. As well as advances in the engineering of cells for protein production, new and more efficient fermentation systems are being designed by engineers. Credit: E. Young/Photo Researchers Inc.

Editorial

News

Opinion and Comment

Feature

  • Feature |

    Has a worldwide shortage in biomanufacturing capacity turned to a glut in just 4 years? A building boom and advances in technology threaten to derail adoption of potentially cheaper transgenic manufacturing platforms.

    • Karl A Thiel

News and Views

Research

Resource

Computational Biology

    Primer

  • Primer |

    Programs such as MFOLD and ViennaRNA are widely used to predict RNA secondary structures. How do these algorithms work? Why can't they predict RNA pseudoknots? How accurate are they, and will they get better?

    • Sean R Eddy

    Collection:

Computational Biology

Naturejobs

    Careers and Recruitment

  • Careers and Recruitment |

    Experts in academia and industry offer practical advice for job-hunting scientists.

    • Grace H W Wong

Focus

  • Focus |

    Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing

    As more biotech products receive regulatory approval and the first protein blockbusters come off patent and face generic competition, this focus discusses the challenges for companies manufacturing recombinant proteins.