Microalgal Biotechnology for Bioproducts and Food Applications
Microalgae (including cyanobacteria) have become an important branch of biotechnology and display huge potential for producing many different bioproducts, such as single-cell food/feed supplements and nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and agricultural or industrial biochemicals (bioplastics, biostimulants, biopesticides, etc.). Microalgal production combines the advantages of microbial biotechnology and photosynthesis, giving the opportunity to develop controlled cultivation systems driven by light.
Nowadays, there is vast research activity in microalgal biotechnology for expanding its repertoire and improving efficiency, feasibility and sustainability of the bioproducts. The present Thematic Topic on “Microalgal Biotechnology for Bioproducts and Food Applications" aims to gather original research works and reviews and to integrate the current progress and recent research advances of basic and applied aspects of microalgal biotechnology.
In conclusion, we welcome submissions that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- microalgae cultivation and biomass production;
- extraction of high-value compounds/microalgal biorefinery;
- microalgal bioproducts and bioconversion processes for nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, animal feed biofuels, bioplastics, biostimulants etc.
- microalgal metabolic regulation/engineering and biosystem optimizations;
- phototrophic, mixotrophic, heterotrophic microalgal biosystems;
- microalgae for nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, animal feed etc.
- techno-economic assessments of microalgal biosystems;
- microalgae for food applications;
- functional microalgal food/feed;
- microalgal cell-factories…
Dr. Giorgos Markou
Prof. Dr. Leonel Pereira
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