Special Issue "Biocatalysis for Tasty Food"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Cinzia Calvio
Guest Editor
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Italy
Interests: microbial genetics and biotechnology; Bacillus subtilis; sustainable fermentations
Dr. Carlo F Morelli
Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; biocatalysis; natural products chemistry; organic synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The production of new flavor enhancers and aroma compounds is a topic of paramount interest in the food industry, as they ensure product homogeneity, favorable consumer acceptance, and can support programs aimed at reducing salt and fat intake. The exposure of consumers to new flavors, as a consequence of the growth of the ethnic food sector with consequent changes in consumers’ lifestyle, and concerns about some of the flavor enhancers currently in use, boosts the search for highly acceptable, possibly naturally occurring, alternatives. Biocatalytic methods may offer a viable, sustainable, and convenient entry to these products, particularly with compounds of biotechnological origin, or the use of waste by-products from other processes’ streams as raw material.

We are pleased to invite you to submit original research papers, short communications, letters, or review articles focused on the biocatalyzed synthesis of taste-active compounds, aroma compounds, flavor enhancers, or food additives aimed at improving food acceptance and/or organoleptic properties.

Dr. Cinzia Calvio
Dr. Carlo F Morelli
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. 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 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.


  • Taste-active compounds
  • Flavor enhancers
  • Aroma compounds
  • Umami
  • Kokumi
  • Food industry
  • Enzyme
  • Biocatalysis
  • Biocatalyzed synthesis
  • Enzyme modification
  • Immobilized enzymes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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