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Special Issue "Yeast Biotechnology 6.0"
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 2023) | Viewed by 8670
Special Issue Editor
Interests: yeast biotechnology; cell immobilization; beer brewing biochemistry and fermentation; mini- and microbioreactors; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Candida; yeast space biology (bioreactors for microgravity research); yeast adhesins; yeast systems biology; glycobiology; nanobiotechnology; Atomic Force Microscopy; protein crystallization; yeast protein structural biology
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Special Issue Information
Yeasts are truly fascinating microorganisms. Due to their diverse and dynamic activities, they have been used to produce many interesting products, such as beer, wine, bread, biofuels and biopharmaceuticals. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (bakers’ yeast) is likely the most human-exploited yeast species. Saccharomyces is a popular choice for industrial applications, although its use in beer production dates back to at least the sixth millennium BC. Bakers’ yeast represents a cornerstone of modern biotechnology, enabling the development of efficient production processes for antibiotics, biopharmaceuticals, technical enzymes and ethanol and biofuels.
Today, diverse yeast species are explored for industrial applications, such as, e.g., the Saccharomyces species, Pichia pastoris and other Pichia species, Kluyveromyces marxianus, Hansenula polymorpha, Yarrowia lipolytica, Candida species, Phaffia rhodozyma, wild yeasts for beer brewing and winemaking and others with proven potential.
This Special Issue, “Yeast Biotechnology 6.0”, is a continuation of the “Yeast Biotechnology” series in Fermentation (published by MDPI). This instalment will compile the current state-of-the-art research and technology in the area of “yeast biotechnology” and highlight prominent current research directions for hot topics, such as recently developed techniques for characterizing yeast and their physiology (including omics and nanobiotechnology techniques), methods for adapting industrial strains (including metabolic, synthetic and evolutionary engineering) and the use of yeasts as microbial cell factories to produce biopharmaceuticals, enzymes, alcohols, organic acids, flavours and fine chemicals, as well as advances in yeast fermentation technology and industrial fermentation processes.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Yeast characterization and analysis
Brewing yeasts (including wild yeasts), wine yeasts and baker’s yeasts.
Evolution and variation in industrial yeast genomes.
Yeast systems biology: genomics, proteomics, fluxomics, metabolomics and omics integration.
Yeast nanobiotechnology (nano analysis techniques, construction of nanostructures, etc.).
Yeast strain engineering
Yeast metabolic engineering: production of biofuels, secondary metabolites, commodity chemicals, proteins, biopharmaceuticals and material precursors.
Yeast synthetic biology: yeasts as cell factories, tools for controlling enzyme expression levels, strategies for regulating spatial localization of enzymes in yeast, regulatory networks and biomolecular logic gates.
Strain improvement via evolutionary engineering.
Mini- and microbioreactors: single-cell analysis, high-throughput screening and microfluidic bioreactors.
Process intensification: high-density fermentations, high-gravity fermentation.
Fermentative stress adaptation.
Industrial fermentation processes
Production of food (bread, etc.) and beverages (beer, wine, cider, etc.).
Production of baker’s yeast.
Production of biofuels (bioethanol, 1-butanol, biodiesel, jetfuels), commodity chemicals, pharmaceuticals, material precursors and secondary metabolites.
Prof. Dr. Ronnie Willaert
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.
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