Special Issue "Recent Advances in Food Chemistry and Microbiology in Relation to Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Food scientists delve into all aspects of food research, including agromaterials, processing, safety, quality, preservation, and most importantly, the healthfulness of foods. Their collaborative efforts have already helped to make great strides but there are still challenges that need to be overcome. These challenges can benefit from multidisciplinary research involving food chemists along with food microbiologists, nutritionists, engineers, and other scientists. Food chemistry research has provided the backbone in understanding the chemical processes and interactions of all biological and nonbiological components of foods. Many remarkable discoveries have been made through the incorporation of microbiology, nutrition, or other domains. These multidisciplinary studies have led to a deeper insight in health awareness, to which great attention has been given.
This Special Issue covers all aspects of food chemistry and microbiology, particularly in relation to health. It is dedicated to new discoveries in food analyses, characterization of bioactive food components, advancements or innovations in analytical approaches and food technology, characterization of food structure and physicochemical properties, and in-vitro or in-vivo functional evaluations of bioactive constituents—for instance, the ability of resistant starch derived physically or chemically from native starch to enhance gastrointestinal health, health implications offered by new chemical–analytical findings on prebiotic, probiotics or other fermentation metabolites. This Special Issue is also intended to highlight the interdisciplinary applications of food chemistry and microbiology to the study of healthfulness of foods.
Prof. Chi-Fai Chau
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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Food analysis
- Analytical approaches
- Functional food
- Advanced food technology
- Physicochemical properties of foods
- Composition of foods
- Bioactive food components