Special Issue "New Advances in Marine Derived Biomaterials: Recent Marine Peptides and Saccharides Research"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Amin Shavandi
Guest Editor
BioMatter unit, Biomass Transformation Lab (BTL), Interfaculty School of Bioengineers, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Interests: Extraction and characterisation of natural polymers; development of bio-based biomaterials; application of marine-derived polymers for biomaterials applications; valorisation of agricultural by-products for biomaterials engineering applications
Prof. Dr. Luigi Lay
Guest Editor
University of Milan, Department of Chemistry, via Golgi 19, 20133, Milan, Italy
Interests: The synthesis of fragments of selected saccharide antigens and their structural analogues; Synthesis of metal-based nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications; Saccharides as tools in biomedicine; Carbohydrates in catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ocean biodiversity is astonishing and, equivalently, it is a remarkable resource of biomaterials and chemicals including biostructures, lipids, enzymes, pigments and polysaccharides. Thanks to the significant technological advances in biological assays, synthesis, detection and characterisation of biomimetic materials, as well as in the area of glycomics, an ever-increasing number of bioactive compounds is being isolated and discovered. These bioactive compounds, ranging from simple saccharides or peptides to complex biopolymers or drugs, have been extensively used for designing and developing a diverse range of functional and biologically responsive biomaterials for tissue regenerative therapy, with good cell interaction and minimal inflammatory responses. Polysaccharides with diverse glyosidic bonds, conformational structures and varied interactions between saccharides are of high value for the development of biomaterials with tailored desired features.

This Special Issue aims to cover recent research advances on marine-derived biomaterials and new approaches for the valorisation of marine biomass, focusing on the role of marine-derived saccharides and peptides in biological systems, the interactions between biomolecules and marine polysaccharide sequences, and the development of tailored, designed, smart, personalised biomaterials that can modulate cell regeneration and immune system responses.

Dr. Amin Shavandi
Prof. Luigi Lay
Guest Editors

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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 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 1200 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.


  • biocomposites
  • biomimetics
  • biomaterial
  • polysaccharides
  • carbohydrates
  • tissue engineering
  • chitin
  • collagen

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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