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International Journal of Molecular Sciences — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Bioactives and Nutraceuticals'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Interests: polysaccharide utilization; glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science
Special Issue in Foods: Dietary Polysaccharides
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Tel. +39 071 2204646; Fax: +39 071 2204398
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Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Natural Bioactive Compounds: The Way Shown by Professor Maurizio Battino and His Group in an Italian Cutting-Edge Laboratory http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/17/7/1038
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Antioxidants and Ageing
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Antioxidants and Periodontal Diseases
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables
Special Issue in Molecules: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products
Topical Collection in Diseases: Effects of Food Antioxidants on Cardiovascular Diseases and Human Cancers
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Macro- and Micro-nutrient Antioxidants
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Special Issue in Nutrients: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
Prof. Dr. William N. Setzer
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Chemistry, Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Tel. +1-256-824-6519
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Interests: phytochemistry, chemical ecology, natural products drug discovery, essential oils, molecular modeling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicines: Bioactivities and Medical Use of Herbs and Plants
Prof. Dr. Youcef M. Rustum
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
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Interests: selenium; biomarkers; immunology; cancer prevention; anticancer drugs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Pleiotropic Action of Selenium in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer, and Related Diseases
Prof. Dr. Antonio Gomez-Muñoz
Universidad del Pais Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Campus Bizkaia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bilbao, Spain
Campus Bizkaia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: adipogenesis; cell proliferation; cell death; cell migration; ceramides; ceramide kinase; ceramide 1-phosphate; inflammation; sphingolipids
Prof. Dr. Fidel Toldrá
Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos (CSIC), Valencia, Spain
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Interests: food science and nutrition; bioactive peptides; food enzymes; nutrients in meat and fish; functional ingredients; bioactives from animal by-products; advanced analytical techniques
Prof. Dr. Jianbo Xiao Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau; College of Food Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Interests: phytochemicals; polyphenols; diabetes; function food; natural products; glycosylation; biological activity; flavonoids; stilbenoids; pharmacokinetics; nutrition and metabolism; polyphenol-protein interaction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Nutrients: Selected Papers from 2015 International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected papers from 2nd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (2-ISPMF, Fuzhou, 2017)
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Selected Papers from 3-ISPMF, 3rd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (Kunming, 2018)
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
1. Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Avda Fuentenueva s/n, Granada 18071, Spain
2. Research and Development of Functional Food Centre (CIDAF), Health Science Technological Park (PTS) Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento s/n, EdificioBioregión, Granada 18007, Spain
Tel. +34-958242869; Fax: +34-958243328
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Interests: bioactive phenolic compounds; metabolomics; analytical techniques; extraction processes; plant and food analysis; bioavailability
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Analytical Determination of Polyphenols
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Lipidomics and Glycomics: New Advances in Food Science and Nutrition
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Analytical Techniques in Plant and Food Analysis
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Advances in Molecular Research of Functional and Nutraceutical Food 2017
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Nutraceuticals in Cancer and Disease Prevention
Dr. Simona Serini
Institute of General Pathology, School of Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F. Vito, 1 – 00168 Rome, Italy
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Interests: aging; antioxidants; epigenetics; inflammation; metabolism; nanomaterials; nutrition; oncology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Health and Disease: New Knowledge
Special Issue in Nutrients: Nanomedicine-Based Strategies for Improving Nutrient Bioavailability and Health Effects
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Nutrition, Epigenetics, and Diseases
Prof. Gabriella Calviello
Institute of General Pathology, School of Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F. Vito, 1 – 00168 Rome, Italy
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Interests: aging; antioxidants; epigenetics; inflammation; metabolism; nanomaterials; nutrition; oncology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Health and Disease: New Knowledge
Special Issue in Nutrients: Nanomedicine-Based Strategies for Improving Nutrient Bioavailability and Health Effects
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Nutrition, Epigenetics, and Diseases
Prof. Dr. Lothar Rink
RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Medical Faculty, Institute of Immunology, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: trace elements; zinc; immunology; T cells; granulocytes
Prof. Dr. Amalia Gastaldelli
Institute of Clinical Physiology National Research Council, Pisa 56100, Italy
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Interests: pharmacokinetics; nutrition and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Matej Orešič
Turku Centre for Biotechnology; P.O. Box 123, BioCity; (Street addr. Tykistökatu 6 B) FIN-20521 Turku, Finland
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Interests: metabolomics; lipidomics; systems medicine; bioinformatics; lipid metabolism in health and disease
Prof. Dr. Mark H. Vickers
The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Interests: developmental programming; early life nutrition; small animal models; growth hormone action
Dr. Fabio Virgili
Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Roma, Italy
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Interests: diet-gene relationship; gene-diet relationship; human health; nutrigenomic
Prof. Dr. Darshan S. Kelley
Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA; Department of Nutrition, University of California, 430 West Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA 95616, United States
Tel. 530-752-5138/9469
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Interests: Phytonutrients; limonoids; limonin glucoside; anthocyanins; polyphenols; Cherries; oranges; n-3 PUFA; DHA; EPA; fish oils; cardiovascular disease; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; insulin resistance; diabetes
Prof. Dr. Jing X. Kang
Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
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Interests: lipids; omega-3 fatty acids; omega-6/omega-3 ratio; lipidomics; nutrigenomics; nutrition and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Elena Ibañez
Foodomics Laboratory, Bioactivity and Food Analysis Department, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC), Nicolás Cabrera 9, Campus UAM Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid-Spain
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Interests: green extraction processes; bioactives; sustainability; biorefinery; agricultural by-products; algae; compressed fluids; advanced analytical techniques
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Screening of Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sources
Special Issue in Molecules: Green Extraction, Separation and Purification Processes
Dr. Nadia Mulinacci
Department of Neurofarba-Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Division, University of Florence, Via Ugo Schiff 6, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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Interests: polyphenolic compounds;herbal products; food supplements; agricultural by-products; mass spectrometry; HPLC-analysis
Prof. Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133, USA
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Interests: secondary metabolism of plants under stress conditions; functional foods and cell molecular targets; postharvest biology and technology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Recent Advances in Plant Phenolics
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols 2018
Prof. Dr. Nicola A. Uccella
IRESMO Foundation, Institute for Research in Europe on Molecular Sciences, c/o DIMEG, 42C, UniCal, 87036 Arcavacata, Rende, CS, Italy
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Interests: olive bioactives; biomolecular sciences of Mediterranean food; molecular dynamics and computation of Mediterranean bioactives; Mediterranean nutraceuticals; Mediterranean functional foods; Mediterranean cosmeceuticals and nutricosmeceuticals; biophenols; biophenol-secoiridoids; soft-mass spectrometry; heterocyclic molecules; reaction mechanisms of gas-phase organic ions; pericyclic sintones
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Olive Bioactives, Nutraceuticals and Health
Dr. Diego A. Moreno
Phytochemistry Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, National Council for Scientfic Research (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain
Tel. +34 968396200 extension 6369
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Interests: food science and technology; phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; healthy foods; human nutrition, wellbeing; energy metabolism (obesity, diabetes)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Foods: Functional and Bioactive Properties of Food
Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
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Interests: nutrition; health; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; free radicals; oxidative stress; aging; mitochodrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry, honey
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Special Issue in Nutrients: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
Prof. Dr. David Pereira
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal
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Interests: natural products chemistry; bioactive small molecules; anti-inflammatory drugs; pro-apoptotic drugs; endoplasmic reticulum stress; proteasome inhibitors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Natural and Semi-Synthetic Small Molecules in Drug Discovery
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Proteostasis and Proteasome Inhibitors
Dr. Qiang "Shawn" Chen
The Biodesign Institute and School of Life Sciences, 1001 S. McAllister Avenue, Arizona State University, Mail Zone 5401, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Interests: Plant made biologics (protein based therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics), antibody engineering, vaccine engineering, plant glycoengineering, gene expression, protein structure and , virology (flavivirus, alphavirus and filovirus) and immunology.
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protein Engineering
Prof. Dr. Chang Won Choi
Department of Biology & Medicinal Science, Pai Chai University, 155-40 Baejae-ro, Seo-Gu, Daejeon 35345, Korea
Tel. +82-42-520-5617; Fax: +82-70-4362-6308
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Interests: plant-derived biomedicines; plant-made pharmaceuticals; molecular farming; recombinant proteins; plant metabolic engineering; hypoglycaemic; hypolipidemic; antioxidants; antiviral; bacterial ghost vaccine; inactivated vaccine; subunit vaccine
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Natural Compounds for the Treatment and Prevention of Metabolic Diseases
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming 2012
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals by Molecular Farming
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming 2016
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Advances in Cheap Vaccines for Public Goods
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: New Advances in Human Vaccine
Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes
Laboratory of Foodomics, CIAL, CSIC, Nicolas Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: food science; omics techniques (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics); foodomics; separation techniques; capillary electrophoresis; liquid Chromatography; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; hyphenated techniques; molecular techniques; chiral analysis; GMOs, transgenic foods, food pathogens; characterization of functional ingredients and nutraceuticals from natural sources (plants, alga, microalga, food-by-products, etc).
Prof. Dr. Vladimír Křen
Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Laboratory of Biotransformation, National Centre of Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, Videnska 1083, CZ 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Fax: +420 296 442 509, 296 445 743
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Interests: Biocatalysis and biotransformation; immobilized microbial cells, their use in production and biotransformation of natural products; biotransformation of natural products by enzymes and microorganisms; preparation of glycosidases of microbial origin and their use for glycosylation of natural compounds: glycoconjugates, multivalent compounds, ergot alkaloids, flavonoids, antioxidants and chemoprotectants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Biocatalysis
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: The Lignin Challenge: Exploring Innovative Applications
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Transformations of Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Liselotte Krenn
Institute of Pharmacognosy, PharmaCenter Vienna, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel. 00431427755259; Fax: +43 1 4277 9552
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Interests: flavonoids; anthraquinones; isolation and structure elucidation; analysis (LC-DAD; LC-MS); in vitro assays (antioxidant properties; acetylcholinesterase inhibition; histonedeacetylase modulation)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Phenolics and Polyphenolics
Prof. Dr. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy-XARTA-INSA-UB, School of Pharmacy and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Barcelona 08028, Spain
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Interests: cardiovascular; biomarkers; antioxidant activity; polyphenols; nutrition; anthocyanins; antioxidants; flavonoids; food; oxidative stress; resveratrol; nuts; free radicals
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Polyphenols and Cardiovascular Disease
Prof. Dr. José Alberto Pereira
CIMO/Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus Sta Apolónia, Apartado 1 172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal
Tel. +351273303277; Fax: +351 273325405
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Interests: bioactive phytochemicals; phenolic compounds; antioxidant and antimicrobial activities; effect of agricultural practices on vegetable composition and quality; olives and olive oil chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Phenolics and Polyphenolics
Special Issue in Molecules: Plant Secondary Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Manickam Sugumaran
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
Tel. +1 617-287-6598; Fax: +1 617 287 6650
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Interests: enzymology; post translational modifications; aromatic metabolism; phenolic biochemistry; reactions of quinonoid compounds; invertebrate immunity; insect cuticular sclerotization; phenoloxidase; quinone isomerases; oxidative browning; melanin biosynthesis; catecholic antibiotics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Inhibitors of Melanogenesis Related Processes: Application to Food and Cosmetic Industry
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Inhibitors of Melanogenesis Related Processes: Application to Food, Agricultural and Cosmetic Industry-2014
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biochemistry and Mechanisms of Melanogenesis
Prof. Dr. Yujiro Hayashi
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University 6-3 Aramaki-Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578, Japan
Fax: (+81)22-795-6566
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Interests: asymmetric synthesis; organocatalysis; natural product synthesis
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