Special Issue "Design and Application of Advanced Biocatalysts"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Biocatalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Maria H. L. Ribeiro
Guest Editor
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme immobilization; stabilization and purification; bioactive compounds; microreactors; bioprocesses optimization; pharmaceutical biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to the Special Issue “Design and Application of Advanced Biocatalysts”, which aims to present recent advances in the design and development of biocatalysts based on different strategies, including whole-cell, enzyme, and protein engineering (e.g., rational design, directed evolution, metagenomics); multi-enzyme systems; immobilization; among others. This Special Issue will focus on recent and emerging advances in the area of enzyme technologies and the integration of protein and process engineering critical to implementation in manufacturing processes toward applications in various the fields of health, food, and chemistry.

Nowadays, biocatalysts are very appealing to industry, namely, the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic, and textile industries. In the context of green and sustainable chemistry, biocatalysis represents an interesting alternative, able to synthesize products not accessible through conventional chemistry approaches, due to the comparatively mild reaction conditions; high activities; chemo-, regio-, and stereoselectivities of biocatalysts; generally shorter reaction time; lower energy consumption; and lower waste generation. Of particular interest are biocatalysts aimed at the optimization of discovery and production, immobilization and recycling, process and sustainability design and metrics that are fundamental to accessing new activities and increasing catalytic efficiency and stability.

Prof. Dr. Maria H. L. Ribeiro
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. Catalysts 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.


  • design
  • biocatalysts
  • biocatalysis
  • immobilization
  • protein engineering
  • process engineering
  • applications
  • pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetics industies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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