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Special Issue "Lipid Profiling (Lipidome) of Marine Organisms"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 November 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Elisabete Maciel

Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture Group, Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Department of Biology, University of Aveiro.
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Interests: Marine Lipidomics; Mass spectrometry; Marine macrophytes; Marine Lipids
Guest Editor
Dr. Tânia Melo

Mass Spectrometry Centre, Chemistry Department & QOPNA, University of Aveiro.
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Interests: Lipidomics; Mass spectrometry; Marine Lipids; Algae Lipids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,                

Lipids are major components of marine organism, as main constituents of cell membranes, as signalling molecules and as energy source. Different marine organisms have their specific lipidome, that can be used to chemophenotyping, traceability and as biomarkers of trophic chains in marine ecosystems, or even to disclose the nutritional value or prospect bioactive compounds. Lipidome of marine organisms is largely unknown, due to the great biochemical diversity and the presence of large number of different molecular lipid species. Moreover, lipid composition may shift among species, origin of organisms, the environmental and the availability of nutrients. Modern lipidomics approaches allow to overcome this challenge to decode and map the whole lipidome of marine organisms.

This Special Issue of Marine Drugs entitled “Lipid profiling (Lipidome) of marine organisms” aims to provide a comprehensive lipidomics analysis of a great variety of marine organisms to identify lipid molecular species with add value and health-promoting properties for biotechnological applications as nutraceuticals, functional food or supplements in food and pharma industries. The decoding of lipid profile of marine organisms can also allow to establish and develop networks on lipid biochemistry in marine organisms to be applied for traceability and assignment of geographic origin.

As Guest Editors, we invite colleagues working on marine lipids and their applications to contribute to this Special Issue of Marine Drugs with interesting papers filling the existing gap on the knowledge of the marine organisms lipidome.

Dr. Elisabete Maciel
Dr. Tânia Melo
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. 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 2000 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 Lipids
  • Lipidomics
  • Marine organisms
  • Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • Glycolipids
  • Sterols
  • Mass spectrometry

Published Papers

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