Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Book Series “Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology”. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Senior Editor, Guest Editor and member of the editorial board of several scientific journals on the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Furthermore, Pabulo is member of four Scientific Advisory Boards of Lifeboat Foundation, alongside several Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists, philosophers, educators, engineers and economists. Most of his recent work has been dedicated to the editorial process of several scientific journals in life science and biotechnology, as well as on the organization of special issues and books in his fields of expertise. In his special issues and books, some of the most distinguished team leaders in the field have published their work, ideas and findings, including Nobel Laureates and several of the highly cited scientists according to the ISI Institute.
Armin Hallmann is professor and head of the Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology of Plants at Bielefeld University, Germany. Since more than 25 years, he utilizes eukaryotic microalgae as model systems for his research in the fields of developmental biology, molecular cell biology, biochemistry and biotechnology. Before he came to Bielefeld University in 2003, he taught at the University of Regensburg, Germany and at the Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA. He is author, reviewer and editor of numerous scientific publications (articles, reviews, book contributions) that appeared in international leading scientific journals.