Special Issue "Emerging Technologies and Innovations for Gut Microbiome Research"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas
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Laboratory of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Interests: biopreservation; antimicrobials; essential oils; plant extracts; functional cultures; food & gut microbiome
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Dr. Christina Tsigalou
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Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Interests: immunology; autoimmunity; diet; microbiome; functional foods; antimicrobials
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Dr. Gregoria Mitropoulou
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Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Interests: biopreservation; antimicrobials; essential oils; plant extracts; functional cultures; food & gut microbiome
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An increased interest in microbiome application technologies and innovations for maintenance of digestive health is witnessed today. Intestinal microbiome changes may not only act as a diagnostic tool for potential gut disorders, but could also contribute to maintenance of digestive health and overall well-being. Thus, a nutrition based on daily intake of dietary products that stimulate a healthy gut microbiome homeostasis, crowding out harmful microbes, is expected to reinforce the body’s natural defense mechanisms.

However, the current research challenge is also moving beyond digestive health. There is a large body of evidence supporting the concept that the maintenance of a healthy gut microbiome provides protection against a range of health problems, ranging from local gastro-intestinal disorders to neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular, and even mental illnesses.

The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the emerging technologies and innovation for gut microbiome research. It takes, hence, the opportunity to look inside, as well as beyond the gut, discussing microbiome advancements and applications associated with digestive health and disease, but also with areas away from the gut, like the brain, sleep, mood and depression.

Original research and review articles to be published will include but are not limited to:

  • Gut Microbiome and digestive health;
  • Digestive health innovations, nutrition and disease prevention;
  • Functional foods and gut microbiome;
  • The microbiome-gut-brain axis;
  • Smart food-grade vehicles for targeted delivery of beneficial microbes.

The conjunct Special Issue in Microbiology ResearchEmerging Technologies and Innovations for Gut Microbiome Research

Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas
Prof. Dr. Eugenia Bezirtzoglou
Dr. Christina Tsigalou
Dr. Gregoria Mitropoulou
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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.

Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas
Prof. Dr. Eugenia Bezirtzoglou
Dr. Christina Tsigalou
Dr. Gregoria Mitropoulou
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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • gut microbiome
  • microbiome applications
  • digestive health
  • gastro-intestinal disorders
  • microbiome&ndash
  • gut-brain axis
  • functional foods
  • probiotics
  • prebiotics
  • symbiotics
  • postbiotics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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