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Special Issue "Seaweeds: Drifting from Bioactive Molecules to Health-related Effects and Cosmetic Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Natália Martins

Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto – Portugal
Institute for Research and Inovation in Health (i3S), University of Porto - Portugal
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Interests: evidence-based medicine; phytochemistry; phytopharmacology; drug discovery; natural products biochemistry; bioactive molecules; functional foods; nutraceuticals
Guest Editor
Dr. Laurent Vandanjon

Faculty of Sciences and Sciences of the Engineer, LBCM Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology and Chemistry, Vannes, France
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Interests: Chemical engineering; Membrane technology; Water and wastewater treatment; Bioengineering; Environment; Separation technology; Seawater bioactive molecules

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Much has been done in the world of terrestrial plants and their correspondent benefits. Today, we have high-tech tools to exploit the wealth of marine plants and to enjoy their extraordinary health and cosmetics attributes.

Algae secrete anti-stress, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory molecules, in addition to improving the synthesis of functional proteins, microcirculation, and so on.

Biocompatibility is one of the secrets of marine active ingredients’ effectiveness, which almost never lead to signs of intolerance (except for iodine) and in which the mechanism of action is often similar to that of the human body.

This Special Issue of Molecules welcomes original research and reviews on:

1) Extraction, purification and identification of bioactive substances from marine algae used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, as well as complementary foods.

2) Biorefining processes (algorefinery) aiming a complete algae compounds valorization for environmental benefits.

3) Concentration of bioavailable seawater nutrients (trace elements, vitamins, mineral ions, etc.)

4) Health-related effects and cosmetic applications of molecules extracted from extremophiles seaside plants (halophilic)

Natália Martins and Laurent Vandanjon

Guest Editors

Dr. Natália Martins
Dr. Laurent Vandanjon
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.


  • Macroalgae
  • Halophilic plants
  • Seawater
  • Marine bioactive molecules.

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