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Special Issue "Exploring the OMICS Platforms in Food Analysis II"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. José Sousa Câmara
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CQM - Centro de Química da Madeira; Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering; University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
Interests: food chemistry; food composition; food bioactive; foodomics; fgeographical markers; food markers; food authenticity; fraceability; food contaminants; microextraction techniques; instrumental techniques
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Dr. Rosa Perestrelo

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CQM—Centro de Química da Madeira, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, Funchal, Portugal
Interests: food chemistry; molecular markers; natural products; food bioactive components; analytical chemistry
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Dr. Jorge Pereira

Guest Editor
CQM—Centro de Química da Madeira, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, Funchal, Portugal
Interests: food composition in bioactive compounds; food quality and degradation; markers for food origin and authenticity; microextraction; chromatographic analysis; foodomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The first edition of the Special Issue on “Exploring the OMICS Platforms in Food Analysis” was very rewarding, comprising fourteen papers. Thus, due to the great success of this first edition, we are pleased to inform you that Molecules will be launching a second edition of the Special Issue.

Since antiquity, scientists have been concerned with food and nutrition issues, the most significant discoveries coming from the late 1700s. Prominent scientists, including Antoine Lavoisier, Gay-Lussac, and Jacob Berzelius, studied foods intensively and made discoveries of fundamental importance to food chemistry. Impressive developments in different fields changed the food analysis paradigm, which has moved from classical methodologies to advanced technologies that have been well established.

Currently, research in food science and nutrition is boosted thanks to the great potential offered by foodomics in unraveling the vast complexities of food metabolomes at the genetic and molecular levels, through the employment of advanced OMICS tools, namely, metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics, and genomics.

Assuming an increasing centrality on the systematic establishment of metabolomes, volatomes, lipidomes, proteomes, and genomes, OMICS technologies have now emerged as self-standing research fields relying on well-established and recognized analytical methods, such as mass spectrometry techniques (GC-MS and LC-MS/MS), in addition to modern spectroscopic approaches based on NMR (1H; 13C), IR and sensor technologies, to better characterize food matrices, identifying their components and defining nutritional properties. This comprehensive strategy, based on the integration of foodomic platforms, combined with high-resolution analytical approaches and data processing, can help us to elucidate some critical issues in food analysis related with food safety and food quality. In turn, this will progress our understanding of the biochemical, molecular, and cellular mechanisms related with the health benefits of bioactive food components.

This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of food science, food chemistry, and food analysis supported by different OMICS platforms. There is still the challenge to further explore food authentication and adulteration in addition to food safety and nutrition issues based on different high-throughput analytical methodologies.

Prof. Dr. José Sousa Câmara
Dr. Rosa Perestrelo
Dr. Jorge Pereira
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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.

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