Special Issue "Biocatalysis and Bioactive Molecules: Future and Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 5243
Interests: biocatalysis; enzyme; lipases; enzymatic synthesis; bioprocess optimization; bio-compounds synthesis; bioreactor; continuous mode; batch; fed-batch; solvent-free reactions; bioactive biomolecules; renewable sources; biotechnological processes; green chemistry
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Biocatalysis has increasingly been used for synthesising compounds to make manufacturing processes greener and more sustainable. In addition, different industry sectors either already use or show increasing interest in molecules obtained via bioprocesses because they are products with high added value and are recognised as natural. Bioactive molecules produced biocatalytically can improve the quality of life, having beneficial impacts on the health of the human body in the prevention and treatment of various chronic diseases, and are environmentally friendly. However, improving existing techniques and developing new methodologies are necessary to increase their synthesis. Furthermore, studies of strategies to reduce economic impacts have received attention, such as the search for new enzymes, new supports for enzyme immobilisation, biocatalysts reuse, reactor configuration, process optimisation and use of alternative substrates, mainly agro-industrial waste, and these must be evaluated. This research topic encourages article publication related to enzyme production and immobilisation and enzymatic synthesis, mainly through valuing renewable resources, with an interest in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries. Herewith, the development and trends of biocatalysis for active biomolecules producing industrial interest are highlighted.
We invite investigators to contribute original research, reviews and perspective articles that address the progress and current knowledge of the biosynthesis and characterisation of bioactive molecules, biocatalysis processes, processes with enzymatic routes, enzyme immobilisation and new supports for enzyme immobilisation, new biomolecules synthesis, green processes and technologies, new bioprocess design, bioconversion of agro-industrial waste and circular bio-based economy. We are also more than honored to announce that Dr. Daniela Remonatto (from São Paulo State University, Brazil) will participate in this Special Issue.
Dr. Lindomar Alberto Lerin
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- enzymatic synthesis
- renewable sources
- bioactive molecules
- green chemistry
- green catalysis
- agro-industrial waste
- green solvent