Advances in Research in Biocatalysis: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry, Biophysics and Computational Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 68

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Department of Chemistry, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Interests: biocatalysis; metalloenzymes; bioinorganic; green chemistry; chemical education
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Department of Chemistry, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Interests: MOFs; coordination chemistry; materials science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are grateful to the researchers who contributed to the first volume of this Special Issue “Advances in Research in Biocatalysis”:

We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of another Special Issue, entitled “Advances in Research in Biocatalysis: 2nd Edition".

The field of biocatalysis encompasses any type of metabolic transformation, from whole cells to purified enzymes, which produces new compounds that are of interest for industrial applications or environmental remediation purposes. An overarching goal of biocatalysis is to augment or replace many chemical processes by introducing greener alternatives, thus minimizing waste and costs, preventing pollution, and supporting sustainability. Enzymes are becoming more prominent in the production of pharmaceuticals, fragrances, biofuels, and polymers. This Special Issue invites papers from authors that study a broad spectrum of biological, chemical, and engineering topics, including biochemicals, biomedical issues, biomaterials, biocatalysis, the directed evolution of enzymes, biodegradation, biofuels, bioplastics, and environmental remediation. These prospective authors should first send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office. If the Editors deem the topic appropriate for inclusion in the Special Issue, the author will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript. Please contact the Guest Editors for questions regarding the suitability of your manuscript.

Dr. Kari Stone
Dr. Daniel Kissel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 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.


  • biochemical
  • biomedical
  • biomaterials
  • biocatalysis
  • biodegradation
  • biofuels
  • bioplastics
  • directed evolution of enzymes
  • environmental remediation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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