Special Issue "Collagen and Bioactives from Marine By-Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 7047
Interests: marine collagen; biomaterials; echinoderms; regeneration; circular economy
Interests: bioactive compounds from agro-industrial and food wastes; supercritical CO2 extraction; green technologies; green chemistry; pigments; antioxidants; materials chemistry
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In recent years, there has been growing interest in the main societal challenges of waste recycling and valorization, two of the pillars of the Circular Economy approach. According to the latter, waste materials and byproducts are used as “secondary resources” for the development of new products, while reducing their socioeconomic and environmental impacts. In this context, byproducts from marine resources (mainly, but not only, from the food industry) are becoming a promising and abundant source of compounds to be reused for different human applications. These natural products include a large spectrum of both structural and bioactive molecules. Among the former, marine collagens are a rapidly expanding field of research.
The focus of this Special Issue will be to provide an overview of the latest research addressed to the valorization of marine byproducts toward different applied fields, gathering and publishing original articles and review papers on (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Waste valorization strategies applied to marine-derived products;
- Marine biomaterials and bioactive extraction strategies;
- Biocomposite and biomaterial design and characterization;
- Bioprinting and materials design;
- Applications in anticancer therapies, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory treatments.
Both basic (e.g., novel extraction strategies, chemical/biological/functional characterization of the molecule) and applied research (e.g., in vivo efficacy testing) are welcome.
Dr. Michela Sugni
Dr. Stefania Marzorati
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Marine Drugs 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 2900 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.
- marine collagen
- circular economy
- anti-inflammatory activity
- antitumoral activity
- added-value compounds
- composite materials
- skin regeneration