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
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. 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
Prof. Dr. Manuel José de Carvalho Pimenta Malfeito Ferreira
Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Laboratory of Microbiology, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: wine microbiology; Brettanomyces; volatile phenols; wine spoilage; microbial ecology; wine tasting; consumer research
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. Satinder Kaur Brar
Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau, Terre & Environnement/Centre for Water, Earth and Environment, 490 de la Couronne, Québec (Qc), G1K 9A9, Canada
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Interests: fermentation; rheology; enzymes; organic acids; biodiesel; biohydrogen; bioethanol; bio-butanol; biopesticides; platform chemicals; advanced oxidation process; biological treatment; hydrolysis; fate and transport of emerging contaminants, such as plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, personal care products in wastewater treatment plants
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Special Issue: Emerging Contaminants in the Environment
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
Dr. Yanna Liang
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1230 Lincoln Dr., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901, 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. 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. 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)
Assoc. 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
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
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
Genomatica, Inc., 4757 Nexus Center Drive, 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, United Kingdom
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Interests: yeast; brewing; distilling; food safety; metabolism; simultaneous saccharification & fermentation; solid state fermentation
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
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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