Special Issue "Marine Biotechnology in the Food Domain"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 2220
Interests: seafood by-products; bioactive molecules; in vivo assays; enzymes; protein hydrolysates; upgrading; bioactive ingredients
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Foods: Applications of Technological and/or Bioactive Ingredients Derived from Halophytes, Marine Plants or Algae in Foods
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Sustainable Valorization of Seafood By-Products through Recovery of Valuable Bioactive Compounds
The ocean is one of the world's major repositories of biodiversity, with some 250,000 known species, while approximately two-thirds of the world's marine species remain unidentified. While some of these species are overexploited, others remain largely underexplored and undervalued. This situation contrasts with the increased demand by modern societies for healthy foods, for which biomolecules obtained, sustainably, from marine sources could be used as ingredients.
In this context, we invite authors to contribute articles related to the implementation of marine biotechnology in the food industry at the levels of basic and applied research, the industrial scale and commercial applications. This Special Issue covers the novel use of molecules of marine origin (including by-products derived from seafood processing) as techno-functional ingredients (antioxidants, antimicrobials, antihypertensives, nootropics, etc.) as well as their use in innovative packaging. In addition, we welcome articles and reviews dealing with the extraction of marine biomolecules (including enzymes) via green technologies, their isolation and characterization, as well as the cultivation and identification of marine species and the study of their secondary metabolites of interest in food.
Dr. Oscar Martinez-Alvarez
Dr. Mauricio Esteban Mosquera Jordán
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Foods 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 2900 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.
- seafood upgrading
- bioactive molecules
- seafood quality
- high-throughput screenings
- protein hydrolysates
- marine ingredients
- functional food
- marine biotechnology
- marine cultivation