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Special Issue "Enzymes as Biocatalysts: Current Research Trends and Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Informatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sergio F. Sousa
Guest Editor
UCIBIO/REQUIMTE - BioSIM, University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: Computational Enzymatic Catalysis; Computational Drug Discovery; Biocatalysts; QM/MM Methods; Docking; Virtual Screening

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Enzymes catalyze a plethora of chemical reactions in nature, and they do it at an amazing level.

In fact, without the action of enzymes, many of the reactions of biochemical relevance would be so slow that they would not take place under the mild conditions of temperature and pressure that characterize life. Enzymes enable these reactions by accelerating their rates, in many cases over a million times. In addition, they offer a variety of benefits that no other synthetic catalyst can normally offer: high turnover, regio- and stereoselectivity, and ability to react in environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. For these reasons, the application of enzymes in industrial applications as biocatalysts has been gaining increasing relevance for a variety of industries and applications.  

This Special Issue will focus on the use of enzymes as biocatalysts and will include original articles and review papers on aspects and methods related with their development and application.

Dr. Sergio F. Sousa
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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.


  • Enzymatic catalysis
  • Biocatalysis
  • Enzyme engineering
  • Industrial chemistry
  • Sustainable chemistry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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