Special Issue "The Emerging Role of Cyanobacteria in Green Biotechnology"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Saul Purton

Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Interests: algal biotechnology; synthetic biology; chloroplast genetic engineering; oral vaccines and antimicrobials; photosynthesis
Guest Editor
Dr. Alistair McCormick

SynthSys & Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK
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Interests: cyanobacteria; synthetic biology, photosynthesis, CO2-concentrating mechanisms
Guest Editor
Dr. David Lea-Smith

School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: cyanobacteria; photosynthesis; light harvesting; synthetic biology; hydrocarbon cycling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few years, significant progress has been made in our fundamental understanding of metabolic regulation in cyanobacteria and the rich metabolic diversity of this ancient photosynthetic phylum. Furthermore, many novel synthetic biology-based approaches and whole genome modelling systems have been developed, while new model species are also emerging. National investments in automated, high-throughput services offer new opportunities to implement microbial-based experiments at much larger scales. This confluence of new knowledge, tools, and resources is likely to drive forward the identification and engineering of faster-growing, more robust, and higher-yielding cyanobacterial cell factories, which will help to expand the commercial use of cyanobacteria in the green industrial biotechnology sector in the coming decade. This Special Issue invites original research papers and reviews that cover all aspects of cyanobacterial research; from fundamental studies of metabolism and regulation, strain characterization, genetic enhancement, to cultivation technologies and downstream processing.

Prof. Dr. Saul Purton
Dr. Alistair McCormick
Dr. David Lea-Smith
Guest Editors

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