Special Issue "Metabolic Engineering of Aspergillus via CRISPR-Based Systems"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Genomics, Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Peter Stephensen Lübeck
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: fungal biotechnology; development of cell factories in Aspergillus fungi producing biochemicals; proteins or peptides using molecular tools as CRISPR-Cas9; biorefinery concepts
Dr. Lei Yang
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: microbial biotechnology; development of microbial cell factories for production of chemicals and fuels using synthetic biology approach; exploitation of novel genome editing tools; protein engineering
Dr. Mette Lubeck
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: fungal biotechnology; development of cell factories in Aspergillus fungi producing enzymes and biochemicals; biorefinery concepts
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aspergillus is a widely distributed fungal genus with great medical and commercial influence and with a high degree of metabolic diversity and complexity. Some species are known to cause infections in humans and animals, others produce harmful mycotoxins in food products, and many species are used industrially in food fermentation or for production of enzymes and biochemicals. In recent years, the newly developed CRISPR-Cas9 system has been recognized as a novel potent approach for precise genome editing in Aspergillus, which now powers fundamental research in physiology and genetics of aspergilli and greatly facilitates strain engineering for industrial applications. This Special Issue will collect original research and review papers covering the application of CRISPR-based systems in metabolic engineering of Aspergillus within all areas ranging from fundamental physiology and genetics studies to applied aspects, as well as optimization of the CRISPR-based systems.

Dr. Peter Stephensen Lübeck
Dr. Lei Yang
Dr. Mette Lubeck
Guest Editors

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. Journal of Fungi 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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • CRISPR
  • genome editing
  • gene targeting
  • metabolic engineering
  • protein engineering
  • cell factories
  • fungal metabolites
  • biochemicals
  • enzymes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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