Special Issue "Fungal Metabolism - Enzymes and Bioactive Compounds"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Janusz
Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19 Street, 20-033 Lublin, Poland
Interests: wood degradation; fungal enzymes; fungal genetics; light influence on microbs metabolism; biotechnology
Dr. Daniel Kracher

Guest Editor
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
Interests: biochemistry; protein purification; enzymes; fermentation; biotechnology; protein expression; enzyme activity; molecular biology; catalysis; proteins
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Dr. Anna Pawlik
Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19 St., 20-033 Lublin, Poland
Interests: AFLP; laccase; microbiology; genomics; fungal enzymes; light; biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the rapid development of different biotechnological areas has had a tremendous impact on our society. A growing number of research papers not only allows scientists to better understand the biology of microorganisms, but also to elucidate new solutions that are important for human health, nutrition, environment, and other activities. So-called “microbial cell factories” were already in use thousands of years ago for alcoholic fermentation or as a source of antibiotics without knowing their real nature and composition. At present, we better understand how to use whole microbial cells, how to isolate bioactive compounds, including enzymes, or even how to manipulate their genes to improve efficiency. The proposed Special Issue embraces all fungal products with importance in the field of biotechnology and shall highlight possible areas of future development. At the same time, any research or review paper contributing significantly to a better understanding of fungal metabolism especially by “-omics” techniques is highly welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contribution to give greater value to the present project.

Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Janusz
Dr. Daniel Kracher
Dr. Anna Pawlik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • enzymes
  • fungi
  • bioactive compounds
  • medicinal mushrooms
  • endopolysaccharides
  • biotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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