Lactic Acid Fermentation and the Colours of Biotechnology: 4th Edition

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Metabolism, Physiology & Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 166

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Center of Bioimmobilisation and Innovative Packaging Materials, Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, 71-270 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: functional foods; plant-based foods; dairy alternatives; biotransformation; by-products valorization; fermented products; bioactivity; probiotics; biopolymers; food microbiology; lactic acid bacteria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The heterogeneous class of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has represented a continuous reservoir of biotechnological production for millennia. In light of the recent innovative applications in lactic acid fermentation in the different biotechnological sectors and industries (e.g., food production, agricultural and environmental practices, industrial processes, medical and pharmaceutical solutions), this Special Issue will encompass multiple aspects of LAB-based innovations from the biological understanding (e.g., genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology; bioinformatics; microbial physiology and metabolism) to the biotechnological development (e.g., strain improvement; bioprocess and metabolic engineering; applied genetics and molecular biotechnology), including aspects dealing with industrialization (e.g., scale up of fermentation processes; downstream processing of fermentation products; bioreactor design; monitoring, biosensors and instrumentation; biosafety and biosecurity).

The success of the first three editions can be found at:

Prof. Dr. Łukasz Łopusiewicz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Fermentation is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.


  • starter cultures and protective cultures
  • functional biomolecules
  • biocontrol
  • food quality
  • fermentation
  • biotransformations
  • prebiotics and probiotics
  • vaccines
  • antimicrobial substances
  • bioplastic
  • biodiversity and bioremediation
  • animal nutrition

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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