Special Issue "Biocatalysis in Food Technology and Processing"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Francesco Secundo Website E-Mail
CNR, Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, I-20131 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39-02 285 000 29
Interests: enzyme technologies; enzyme immobilization; biocatalysis in non-conventional media; biotransformations; protein conformation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Enzymes are commonly used in the food industry, in brewing, dairy processing, in oil and fat production, for the preparation of meat (or fish) products or of baking specialties. Beyond the well-established procedures to accelerate food processing, enzymes can also be employed to improve food properties such as digestibility and taste. Furthermore, they are increasingly applied for the biotransformation of wastes coming from the food industry, allowing the obtainment of products that might be re-employed in the food supply chain or used in other industrial applications, such as in the cosmetic or pharmaceutical field.

Besides food processing, biocatalysts are the most-commonly employed biological component in biosensors, which allow the detection of a variety of compounds, including undesired or even toxic molecules in food, thus contributing to monitoring food safety.

The use of enzymes to process food is thousands of years old and has now been renovated and endowed with new biotechnological tools. In this context, applied biocatalysis is an unavoidable and crucial technology to produce high quality and safe food products, satisfying new and increasing market demands.

This Special Issue of Catalysts aims at reporting new biocatalytic methodologies or biocatalysts exploitable in the food industry, expanding food science knowledge.

Prof. Francesco Secundo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biotrasformation
  • food
  • agricultural product
  • enzyme
  • biocatalyzed reaction
  • biosensor
  • nutrition

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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