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Special Issue "Natural Product Enzymes in Biosynthesis and Biocatalysis"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tobias A. M. Gulder

Department of Chemistry and Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM), Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstraße 4, 85748 Garching, Germany
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Interests: natural product biosynthesis; biocatalysis; chemo-enzymatic synthesis; metabolic engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature provides a tremendous diversity of complex small molecules with intriguing strucutural and functional properties, in particular for biomedical applications. The biosynthetic machineries encoding these natural products are treasure troves for the discovery of valuable new enzymes catalyzing unprecedented transformations, ranging from highly regio- and stereoselective C-H-activation reactions to astonishing skelatal rearrangement sequences. In this Special Issue, we welcome research articles that take advantage of the arsenal of modern biomolecular and biochemical techniques to illuminate such biosynthetic transformations in vivo or in vitro and to utilize the respective proteins in biotechnological or chemo-enzymatic  applications.

As Guest Editor, I cordially invite researchers to submit their recent advances in the field to this Special Issue of Molecules.

With best regards,

Prof. Dr. Tobias A. M. Gulder
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.


  • Biosynthesis
  • Biotechnology
  • Biocatalysis
  • Enzymes
  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Pathway Engineering
  • Natural Products

Published Papers

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