Special Issue "Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments III"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 56

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Biosciences and BioResources (IBBR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via Pietro Castellino 111, I-80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: antarctic and arctic marine environments; bacteria; fish; sponges; marine natural products; marine peptides/proteins; protein structure/function; hemoproteins; marine antioxidants; marine anti-UV; functional ingredients; cosmeceuticals; PUFA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In consideration of the success of the Special Issue series on "Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments” and the relevant interest in the topic, we are pleased to announce the third version of this Special Issue.

The third edition of the Special Issue “Bioactive Molecules from Extreme Environments-III” aims to collect papers with up-to-date findings regarding bioactive molecules and enzymes isolated from extreme environments; these papers will be used in biotechnological discovery pipelines in an effort to encourage further research on these extreme habitats.

Extreme environments—i.e., polar and hot regions, deep sea, hydrothermal vents, marine areas of high pressure or high salinity—experience conditions close to the limit of life. In these marine ecosystems, organisms have developed a huge variety of strategies to cope with such harsh conditions, such as the production of bioactive molecules that are potentially valuable for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical sectors. These molecules are diverse in structure and possess a broad spectrum of activities that make them an attractive molecular basis for drug design and biotechnological applications.

As Guest Editor, I encourage the submission of research papers and reviews focused on bioactive compounds isolated from organisms that inhabit marine habitats (cold/deep sea, marine hydrothermal vents and areas of high pressure, high salinity or high UV radiation and all other marine environments that are considered extreme), thus increasing our knowledge of biological resources in terms of (i) biodiversity, (ii) bioprospecting and (iii) molecular and enzymatic mechanisms displayed by novel molecules to be used in biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications.

Dr. Daniela Giordano
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 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.

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. Marine Drugs 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 2500 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.


  • marine natural products
  • bioactive molecules
  • metabolites
  • anti-UV molecules
  • enzymes
  • peptides
  • extreme environments
  • polar regions
  • deep sea
  • hydrothermal vents
  • UV radiation

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