Special Issue "Green Chemistry Approach to Marine Products"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Dr. Takao Ojima
Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology and Microbiology, Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Minato-cho 3-1-1, Hakodate 041-8611, Japan
Phone: +81 138 40 8800
Fax: + 81 138 40 8800
Interests: biochemistry of marine organisms; protein chemisty; enzymology
Green chemistry is a concept that leads us to consider the reduction and elimination of negative environmental impacts using newly-devised chemicals and chemical processes. Use of enzymes and microbes for synthesizing and processing of materials, with less hazardous byproducts and energy consumption, is a promising green chemistry strategy. The special issue “Green Chemistry Approach to Marine Products” focuses on the bioprocessing of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids from marine organisms to convert them to high-value products by using enzymes and microbes. Marine products have already been recognized as useful renewable materials with beneficial functions for human, and the green chemistry approach is expected to add higher value to marine products with minimized environmental impact.
As a guest editor, I invite you to submit original papers and review papers to “Green Chemistry Approach to Marine Products”. Research papers dealing with the bioprocess of marine products performed from the viewpoint of biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology and enzymology are especially welcome.
Dr. Takao Ojima
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- marine organisms
- marine enzymes
- useful bioproducts
- marine biotechnology
- marine biomaterials