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Microbiota for future sustainable bioproduction

Guest Editor:
Tae Seok Moon: Engineering Biology Research Consortium, USA

Submission Status: Closed 

This collection is no longer accepting submissions.

Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts is calling for submissions to our Collection on Microbiota for Future Sustainable Bioproduction. The last three decades have witnessed advances in engineering individual microbes to produce chemicals and materials. However, engineering microbial consortia has lagged. Recent technological innovation in synthetic biology has facilitated the development of experimental and computational tools that enable microbiome engineering. Given the complexity of global problems that are difficult to solve using a single microbe, microbiota engineering is likely to be a future solution to climate crisis, pollution, food inequality, food shortage, biosecurity, biosafety, and sustainable bioproduction of medicines, chemicals, fuels, and materials. This topical collection covers synthetic biology approaches to address these global problems as well as associated issues such as biosafety and biosecurity when the microbiota is engineered.

  1. Botryococcus braunii, a colonial green microalga which is well-known for its capacity to synthesize hydrocarbons, has significant promise as a long-term source of feedstock for the generation of biofuels. However...

    Authors: Alok Patel, Chloe Rantzos, Eleni Krikigianni, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Leonidas Matsakas
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts 2024 17:64
  2. The biogas produced through anaerobic digestion (AD) of renewable feedstocks is one of the promising alternatives to replace fossil-derived energy. Even though lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant biom...

    Authors: Jan Struckmann Poulsen, Williane Vieira Macêdo, Torben Bonde and Jeppe Lund Nielsen
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts 2023 16:183

Meet the Guest Editor

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Tae Seok Moon: Engineering Biology Research Consortium, USA

Prof. Moon is an EBRC council member, the Moonshot Bio founder, and the SynBYSS chair. He aims to solve global agricultural, environmental, manufacturing, and health problems through engineering biology. His research projects have been supported by Gates Foundation and 10 different US agencies (21 external grants), and he has secured >$10M ($35M for the entire teams since 7/1/2012). These projects and his prior efforts have resulted in 71 publications, 118 invited talks, and 10 patents. His achievements have also been recognized with awards, including a Langer Prize, a B&B Daniel I.C. Wang Award, an NSF CAREER award, an ONR Young Investigator Award, a John C. Sluder Fellowship (MIT) to name some.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Biorefinery for bioalcohols production: Pretreatment, fermentation, and separation" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.