Special Issue "Yeast Biorefineries"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: Yeast molecular biology and multiomics; Yeast Physiology; Yeast diversity; Valorization of bioresidues; Development of superior yeasts
Advanced biorefineries have the aim of valorizing biomass and bioresidues from forestry, agriculture, and agrifood industries, among others, into a wide spectrum of biofuels and other bioproducts. They are key to implementing a sustainable bio-based economy, but research and development are still required to obtain environmentally friendly and economically feasible commercial-scale biorefineries. For this reason, this is a very active and exciting area of R&D.
This Special Issue intends to gather the most recent and original research and review papers on the identification, development, and exploitation of robust, metabolically promising, and genetically engineered yeast strains for advanced biorefineries. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a major cell factory for which vast biological knowledge and genetic tools are available. However, the exploitation of non-Saccharomyces yeasts is recently gaining momentum, making this large and heterogeneous group desirable for the synthesis of a wide range of added-value products, in particular lipids/oleofuels, bioethanol, carotenoids, organic acids, and biopolymers.
Papers on the identification, exploitation, and development of robust, metabolically promising, and genetically engineered conventional and non-conventional yeast strains for biorefineries are welcome. Papers exploring functional and comparative genomics analyses for understanding the physiological genomics of yeasts as cell factories and the development of bioprocesses, especially those dedicated to the valorization of bioresidues and the production of added-value products by yeasts, are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Isabel Sa-Correia
Dr. Naseem A. Gaur
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- valorization of bio-residues
- value added bioproducts
- yeast biodiversity
- yeast molecular biology and multiomics
- yeast physiology
- bioprocess engineering
- metabolic engineering
- synthetic biology