About the Author
Matthias Harbers works in the Japanese biotechnology industry and holds a position as Senior Visiting Scientist at the RIKEN Omics Science Center in Yokohama, Japan. After gaining his PhD at the University Hamburg (Germany), he worked at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) and the Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire in Strasbourg (France). Main research areas are: -Transcriptome analysis -Preparation of genomic resources -Biomarker discovery Matthias Harbers contributed to advanced scientific publications in high-ranking journals such as Science, PNAS, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Research, and Genes and Development among others. Gunter Kahl is Professor for Plant Molecular Biology at Frankfurt University, Germany. After his PhD in plant biochemistry, he spent two years with Joe Varner, MSU, East Lansing, and James Bonner, CalTech, Pasadena, USA. Main research areas: -Sequencing and analysis of fungal, plant and animal genomes -Transcriptome analysis in pro- and eukaryotic organisms -Technology development Gunter Kahl cooperates with a series of research institutions throughout Europe, in Japan, the USA, Israel, India, and Latin America. He served in expert missions for IAEA, FAO, and UNESCO in many countries, and is presently Chief Scientific Officer in the SME GenXPro GmbH at the Frankfurt Innovation Center Biotechnology.