Special Issue "Marine Algal Chemical Ecology"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Chemoecology for Drug Discovery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editor

Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, , Russia
Interests: brown algae; Arctic region; metal pollution; extraction; natural deep eutectic solvents; polysaccharides; polyphenols; lipids; pigments
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine algae live in the coastal waters of the seas and oceans and produce a wide variety of unique compounds that can be used to create different products with beneficial properties. Today, marine algae are considered a source of dietary protein, as well as a basis for biofuel production. The influence of freshwater runoff contaminated with various pollutants is especially strong in shallow waters, where marine algae are fixed on the substrate. It is believed that metals, pesticides, and petroleum products can inhibit the growth and reproduction of algae through an indirect effect on the synthesis of important metabolites.

This Special Issue will focus on highlighting the relationship between chemical contaminants and seaweed metabolites, including industry-relevant pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetical ingredients (hydrocolloids, polyphenols, proteins, lipids, etc.). Studies of the mechanisms of the toxic effect of pollutants in the composition of fractions of polysaccharides, polyphenols, proteins, and lipids of marine algae are welcome. 

For this Special Issue, we invite academic and industry scientists to submit reviews and original and conceptual research papers highlighting the chemical ecology of wild and farmed marine algae in the world ocean

Dr. Ekaterina Dmitrievna Obluchinskaya
Guest Editor

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 algae
  • chemical ecology
  • polysaccharides
  • proteins
  • lipids
  • polyphenols

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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