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Special Issue "Bioactives from Bioprocessing: Sources and Production"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Luisella Verotta

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, via C. Golgi 19, I-20133 Milan, Italy
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Interests: secondary metabolites from plants; isolation and structure elucidation; green isolation techniques; saponins; phloroglucinols; polyphenols; synthesis and semi-synthesis of natural compounds of pharmaceutical relevance; medicinal chemistry; antimicrobial; antiprotozoal and non cytotoxic chemopreventive natural derived compounds; biopolymers for biomedical applications; valorization of agro-industrial waste biomasses for bioactive natural products
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Napolitano

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
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Interests: polyphenol antioxidants of dietary origin; conjugates of polyphenols with sulphydryl compounds of biological relevance; antioxidants from marine sources; valorization of agri food wastes; synthesis and exploitation of biopolymers from natural polyphenols; chemistry and structural investigation of natural polymers from catechols including human epidermal pigments melanins; oxidation chemistry of catecholamines in relation to neurodegenerative disorders; design and preparation of polydopamine related biomaterials with peculiar adhesive properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries have been receiving a great deal of attention in the market due to increased interest by consumers for “healthy” products. Hence, pharmaceutical and food domains have a common interest in obtaining new natural bioactive components, which could be used as drugs, functional food ingredients, or nutraceuticals

There is a growing trend towards strategies to manufacture new chemical entities from biological sources, including the treatment of residues from agro-industrial processing, and obtaining novel bioactive compounds through revolutionary approaches by using biotechnology and bioprocessing of materials.

This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature examining the use of biotechnological applications and bioprocessing to obtain bioactive compounds from plant, microbial, and marine sources, and, in general, from biological materials, including wastes, through conventional and green technologies, as well as by yeast and fungi fermentation. Studies with multidisciplinary inputs, offering new methodologies or insights, are particularly welcome. Products refer to pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, polymers, and food.

Dr. Luisella Verotta
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Napolitano
Guest Editors

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. Molecules 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.


  • bioactive compounds
  • functional foods
  • medicinal products
  • fermentation
  • microorganisms
  • solvent free and green technologies.
  • food processing techniques
  • agricultural wastes
  • food industry by-products
  • dietary supplements
  • biotechnology and bioeconomy
  • economic and industry opportunities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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