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Special Issue "Enzymes, Biocatalysis and Chemical Biology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefano Serra

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (C.N.R.), Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare (ICRM), Milano, Italy
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Interests: organic synthesis; stereoselective synthesis; development of new synthetic methods; biotransformations and use of enzymes in organic synthesis; biogeneration of flavours and fragrances; natural products; synthesis and chemical characterization of APIs; antibiotics and biological active compounds

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemical transformations that take advantage of biocatalysis are of great interest to chemists. The specific activity and selectivity of the enzymes allow them to perform different chemical reactions with high regio- and stereoselectivity, and a large number of biocatalysed industrial processes have been already established.

At the same time, we can observe the emergence of chemical biology, namely the scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry and biology and dealing with chemistry applied to biology.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research papers, reviews and communications focused on biocatalysis applied to organic synthesis, as well as studies related to chemical biology. Contributions dealing with biotransformations, enzymology, the stereoselective synthesis of bioactive chemical compounds, and any study at the interface of chemistry and biology are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Stefano Serra
Guest Editor

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.


  • Enzymes
  • Biocatalysis and biotransformations;
  • Stereoselective synthesis;
  • Enzymes in organic synthesis;
  • Whole-cell biotransformations;
  • Chemical biology;
  • Biological activity;
  • Synthesis of bioactive chemical compounds;
  • Natural products


Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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