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Special Issue "Microbial Biotechnology Products for a Sustainable Bioeconomy"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 10904
Special Issue Editors
Interests: environmental microbiology; microbiomes; genomes; biobased products; biological control; taxonomy
Interests: environmental microbiology; microbiomes from anthropogenic impacted environments; bacteria metal resistance mechanisms; biotool design; taxonomy
Interests: microbial biotechnology; oxidoreductases; functional genomics; secondary metabolites
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue on “Microbial Biotechnology Products for a Sustainable Bioeconomy” aims to promote the potential of microbial biotechnology products for a sustainable bioeconomy. The discovery of new products has been addressed by multidisciplinary teams, for example, combining knowledge on microbiology, biotechnology, and chemistry. Therefore, this Special issue should focus on screenings and characterization of new bio-based products, new microbial producers, and optimization of biotechnological processes by reducing production waste and cost, leading to more sustainable processes and enhancing the circular economy.
Known microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and microalgae that have been explored are comparatively few but with an incredible level of diversity available. They have been isolated from multienvironments such as soils, plants, water, humans, and animals, and several of their bio-based products aim to minimize the health and environmental risks. Understanding the metabolic pathways can help toward the design of microbial cell factories to produce novel biopolymers.
This issue will focus on the following areas:
i) Circular economy by finding new products, new biodegradable microbial polymers, new processes that can create value-added products from wastes or from other secondary metabolites, and by reducing the cost of the production;
ii) Sustainable agriculture through microbial products such as biopesticides and biofertilizers with low impact to human health and which potentiate the sustainability;
iii) Environmental remediation using microbes or their products as effective tools to reduce environmental contaminants;
iv) Emerging technologies through a combination of multi-omics potentiating and accelerating the discovery of new microbial products.
Dr. Diogo Neves Proença
Prof. Dr. Paula Maria Vasconcelos Morais
Prof. Dr. Dirk Tischler
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2500 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.
- microbial products
- circular economy
- raw materials
- pest management