Special Issue "Microbe Electrode Electron Transfer: Understanding Interactions from the Enzyme to the Microbial Community Level"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: anode- and cathode-assisted fermentation; electrode biofilms; extracellular respiration
A fundamental understanding of the respiratory interaction of enzymes, individual cells, and biofilms with electrodes is key to elucidating new physiological principles but also to applying and developing microorganisms for microbial electrochemical technologies. We have recently seen that the field has been expanding rapidly with the discovery of new biocatalysts, new applications, new ways to accelerate electron transfer, and a better understanding of the fundamental biochemistry sustaining the microbe–electrode interaction. This Special Issue will compile studies on how organisms and biofilms interact with electrodes and how this understanding can be used to advance their application. Moreover, we will highlight future research questions and trends in the field of bioelectrochemistry.
Hence, with this Special Issue we encourage colleagues to submit papers that address: (1) the fundamental microbial biochemistry of extracellular electron transfer onto electrodes; (2) the impact of biofilms and their structure on electron transfer kinetics; (3) the characterization of new biocatalysts acting on the anode or cathode site; and (4) the further development of strains for electrode-assisted or driven processes.Prof. Dr. Johannes Gescher
Dr. Catarina M. Paquete
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. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- microbe–electrode electron transfer
- microbial electrochemical technologies
- extracellular respiration