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Special Issue "Emerging Protein Sources for Food Production and Human Nutrition"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Przemyslaw Lukasz Kowalczewski
Guest Editor
Institute of Food Technology of Plant Origin, Poznań University of Life Sciences, 31 Wojska Polskiego St., 60-624 Poznań, Poland
Interests: bioactive compounds; functional food; food texture and structure; food rheology; waste management in food system; edible insects
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Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh
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Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS), University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus 213-2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
Interests: novel food processing; pulsed light; agitation thermal processing; high pressure processing; microwave-vacuum dehydration; food encapsulation; nanoemulsions; novel drug delivery
Prof. Dr. David Kitts
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Food, Nutrition, and Health Program, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, 2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: food chemistry; toxicology; gut health; bioactive assessment models
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is estimated that by 2050 the world’s population will be up to 9 billion. Therefore, one of the global problems may be to feed the population with appropriate amounts of food and in particular with adequate protein supply. Global environmental changes generate the need to search for new, unconventional sources of protein for human nutrition. Considering the abovementioned worldwide circumstances, I would like to encourage leading scientists working on the topics of alternative protein sources, as well as studying their properties and safety, to submit original research or review papers. In particular, I invite original research papers and reviews that address any aspect of the use of alternative proteins for food production and human nutrition. Papers on the study of novel protein bioactivity are also welcome.

Dr. Przemysław Łukasz Kowalczewski
Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh
Prof. Dr. David Kitts
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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.


  • allergenicity
  • alternative protein sources
  • bioactive peptides
  • cytotoxicity
  • digestibility
  • genotoxicity
  • novel proteins
  • nutritional value
  • peptidomics
  • protein enrichment
  • proteomics
  • recovery of proteins from wastes and by-products

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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