Special Issue "Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2016)
Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Dr. Pedro Leão
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Av. General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
Interests: chemical ecology; secondary metabolites; biosynthesis; cyanobacteria; structural elucidation
Marine cyanobacteria produce a wide array of secondary metabolites with biological activity, including toxins. In comparison with freshwater cyanobacteria, not much is known about the diversity of toxins in marine species, although the range of environmental conditions in marine systems contribute to the production of a high diversity of compounds. The isolation of new cyanobacteria marine strains will surely continue to reveal novel bioactive compounds. Moreover, culture-independent approaches to uncovering new chemical diversity are increasingly being adopted for cyanobacteria. Alongside the flow of new molecules with strong bioactivities lies the challenge for the coming years of translating this potential into pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, or antifouling products.
Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos
Dr. Pedro Leão
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- marine cyanobacteria
- secondary metabolites
- genome mining