Fermentation — Editors


Dr. Badal C. Saha
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL 61604, USA
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Interests: Microbial physiology and metabolism, aerobic and anaerobic fermentation; strain improvement; scale up

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Prof. Dr. George N. Bennett
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005-1892, USA
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Interests: metabolic engineering; redox; microbial stress; cofactors; respiration; genetics
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Special Issue: Metabolic Engineering
Prof. Dr. Tomáš Brányik
Department of Biotechnology, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic
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Interests: surface interactions of microorganisms (adhesion, immobilization, biofilms, flocculation); biotechnology of microalgae; continuous bioreactors; formation and decay of beer foam
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Special Issue: Cultivation and Downstream Processing of Microalgal Biomass
Prof. Dr. Michael Breitenbach
Department of Cell Biology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstraße 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Interests: yeast; genetics; aging; oxidative stress; NADPH oxidase; metabolic regulation; mitochondria; respiration; apoptosis
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Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Oxygen Radicals
Prof. Dr. Clemencia Chaves-López
Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Teramo-Italy
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Interests: fermented foods; antimicrobial compounds; microbial ecology; moulds
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Special Issue: Fermentation and Bioactive Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Chisti
School of Engineering, Massey University, PN 456, Palmerston North 4474, New Zealand
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Interests: microalgae; bioreactors; photobioreactors; biopolymers; biochemical engineering; bioprocess engineering; bioseparations; industrial processes
Prof. Dr. Paul Christakopoulos
Lulea tekniska Universitet, Lulea, Sweden
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Interests: Lignocellulosic enzymes; Biomass pretreatment; Biomass hydrolysis, SHF; SSF; consolidated bioprocesses; ethanol; biogas; waste valorisation
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ciani
Department of Life and Environmental Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Food, Industrial and Environmental microbiology Lab. Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy
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Interests: yeast fermentation processes; wine and beer fermentation; yeast physiology; bioprocess; biomass recycling
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Special Issue: Microbiota of Fermented Beverages
Dr. Daniel Cozzolino
School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Interests: near infrared spectroscopy; spectrometry; infrared spectroscopy; UV-visible spectroscopy; grape; wine; food analysis; analytical chemistry; food science
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Special Issue: Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging for Food Authentication
Special Issue: Spectroscopy Application in Food Analysis
Prof. Dr. Paola Domizio
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF), University of Florence Via Donizetti 6, 50144 Firenze, Italy
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Interests: bioactive compounds production and characterization; mannoprotein; polysaccharides; wine and beer fermentation; yeast physiology; non-conventional yeast; enzymatic activities
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Special Issue: Microbiota of Fermented Beverages
Prof. Dr. Charles Edwards
School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6376, USA
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Interests: alcoholic fermentation; malolactic fermentation; lactic acid bacteria; wine
Prof. Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji
Department of Animal Sciences and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), The Ohio State University, 305 Gerlaugh Hall, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691, USA
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Interests: microbial physiology; biofuels (butanol, ethanol, methane) and biochemicals (2,3-butanediol, acetone, isopropanol) production; downstream processing; biomass pretreatment technologies; lignocellulose-derived microbial inhibitory compounds and mitigations; metabolic engineering; bioreactor design; alcoholic fermentation and anaerobic digestion
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Special Issue: Biofuels and Biochemicals Production
Dr. Laura Jarboe
Iowa State University, Interdepartmental Microbiology Program, Ames, United States
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Interests: engineering robust organisms robust to inhibition and toxicity; membrane engineering; reverse engineering of evolved strains
Dr. Satinder Kaur Brar
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Université du Québec, Québec, Canada
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Interests: biotechnology; emerging contaminants; waste valorization; biofuels
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Special Issue: Emerging Contaminants in the Environment
Special Issue: Emerging Contaminants in Water: Is It still a Conundrum?
Prof. Dr. Christian Kennes
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of La Coruña, 15008—La Coruña, Spain
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Interests: waste gas treatment; wastewater treatment; fermentation technology; biodegradation; bioconversion; biofuels; biorefinery
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Special Issue: Bioprocesses for Air Pollution Control
Special Issue: Bioconversion Processes
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Kitagaki
Department of Environmental Sciences, Saga University, 1, Honjo-cho, Saga city, Saga 840-8502, Japan
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Interests: yeast mitochondria during alcoholic fermentation; sphingolipid chemistry of Aspergillus; identification of glycolaldehyde as a novel fermentation inhibitor
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Special Issue: Beneficial Fermentation Microbes and Their Functional Compounds
Prof. Dr. Yanna Liang
Department of Environmental & Sustainable Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences University at Albany, SUNY 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222, USA
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Interests: biochemical engineering, biofuels, bioproducts, fermentation optimization, yeast, microalgae, bacteria
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Lidén
Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Box 124, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Interests: biorefineries, yeast, lignocellulose, fermentation technology
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Special Issue: Carboxylic Acid Production
Prof. Dr. Manuel Malfeito Ferreira
Linking Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF) Research Center, Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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Special Issue: Beverage Sensory Modification
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Mannazzu
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, Viale Italia 39, 07100 Sassari
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Interests: non-conventional yeast; fermentation; yeast physiology; production of primary and secondary metabolites; natural antimicrobials; fermentative stress response
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Special Issue: Microbiota of Fermented Beverages
Prof. Dr. Flavia Marinelli
Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Via J.H.Dunant 3, 21100 Varese, Italy
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Interests: fermentation and strain improvement of antibiotic producing actinomycetes; glycopeptide antibiotic self-resistance in the producing actinomycetes; natural product screening; specialized (secondary) metabolism control and regulation; protein expression and novel enzymes from actinomycetes
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Special Issue: Specialized Metabolites from Actinomycetes: From Gene to Product and Back
Prof. Dr. Thomas P. West
McFarland Science Building (STC), Room 318A or 302 College of Science and Engineering; Texas A&M University-Commerce Commerce, TX 75429, USA
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Interests: specialty chemical production; biomass conversion; microbial polysaccharides; cell immobilization; pseudomonad pyrimidine metabolism
Dr. Nicolai S. Panikov
Northeastern University, Biotechnology Programs, Boston, USA
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Interests: predictive quantitative microbiology; development of theoretical principles; instruments and methods for controlled cultivation of microbial and mammalian cells; directed evolution of microorganisms, mechanisms of acquiring of multiple drug-resistance
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Special Issue: Postgenomic Microbial Physiology and Fermentation
Dr. Seraphim Papanikolaou
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, Athens 11855, Greece
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Interests: fermentation biotechnology; kinetics and biochemistry of accumulation and degradation of storage lipids by molds and yeasts; biotechnological valorization of agro-industrial wastes and residues; production and study of microbial metabolic products (microbial lipids, citric acid, 1,3-propanediol, enzymes, 2,3-butanediol)
Prof. Dr. Wensheng Qin
Department of Biology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
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Interests: biomass conversion; biofuels; bioproducts; enzymes; bioremediation
Dr. Kurt A. Rosentrater
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, 3327 Elings Hall, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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Interests: industrial fermentation; industrial microbiology; biofuels; beverage alcohols; distilled spirits; beer
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from the Distillers Grains Symposium
Prof. Dr. Luísa Seuanes Serafim
CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal Country: Portugal
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Interests: industrial biotechnology; waste valorization; biorefinery; biopolymers; biosurfactants; acidogenic fermentation; mixed microbial cultures; polyhydroxyalkanoates; bacterial cellulose; bioethanol
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luca Settanni
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali, Palermo, Italy
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Interests: lactic acid fermentation; yeast fermentation; microbial ecology of raw materials and fermented foods; starter selection
Prof. Dr. K. T. Shanmugam
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Bldg. 981, Museum Road, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
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Interests: fermentation; biofuel; biochemicals; bacterial physiology; microbial biochemistry
Dr. Jian Shi
University of Kentucky, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, United States
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Interests: bioprocessing; biofuels; bioproducts; fermentation; sustainability; ionic liquid; bioAg
Prof. Dr. Mohammad J. Taherzadeh
Bioprocess Technology, Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, 501 90 Borås, Sweden
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Interests: fermentation; ethanol; biogas; lignocelluloses; membrane bioreactors; filamentous fungi
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Special Issue: Membrane Bioreactors
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-DEMETER Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products Sofokli Venizelou 1, Lycovrissi 14123, Attica, Greece
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Interests: food fermentation; olive, meat, dairy, wine fermentation; food safety; probiotics, functional foods; food processing, high pressure; metabolomics
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Special Issue: Fermented Food Microbiology
Prof. Dr. Jules Thibault
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
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Interests: reactor design; oxygen mass transfer; KLa; bioethanol; biobutanol; separation
Prof. Dr. David J. Timson
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Huxley Building, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4GJ, UK
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Interests: enzyme engineering; yeast as models for human diseases; yeast growth under adverse conditions
Prof. Dr. Rosanna Tofalo
Faculty of BioScience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Via R. Balzarini 1 64100 Teramo (TE), Italy
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Interests: wine yeast; saccharomyces cerevisiae; non-saccharomyces; yeast physiology; yeast dairy products; molecular methods; food fermentation; aroma compounds; food safety
Dr. Stephen J. Van Dien
Persephone Biome, Inc. 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Interests: microbial physiology; metabolic engineering; fermentation for biochemical and fuels; systems biology
Prof. Dr. Frank Vriesekoop
Department of Food Science, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, UK
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Interests: yeast; brewing; distilling; food safety; metabolism; simultaneous saccharification & fermentation; solid state fermentation
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Special Issue: Brewing & Distilling
Prof. Dr. Ronnie G. Willaert
Structural Biology Brussels Lab, Department of Bioengineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Interests: yeast biotechnology; cell immobilization; beer brewing biochemistry and fermentation; mini- and microbioreactors; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Candida; yeast space biology (bioreactors for microgravity research); yeast adhesins; yeast systems biology; glycobiology; nanobiotechnology; Atomic Force Microscopy; protein crystallization; yeast protein structural biology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Yeast Biotechnology
Special Issue: Yeast Biotechnology 2.0
Prof. Dr. Johannes Wöstemeyer
Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Department of General Microbiology and Microbial Genetics, Jena, Germany
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Interests: fungi; non-conventional fungi; genetic manipulation and strain improvement of fungi; zygomycetes; ascomycetes; molecular communication; co-cultivation; secondary metabolites; protozoa; developmental Biology
Dr. Jian Yu
University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Honolulu, USA
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Interests: microbial carbon dioxide fixation; mass transfer in multiple phases; bioreactors; bioprocess; bioplastics; biofuels

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