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Section Board for 'Bioactives and Nutraceuticals'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Interests: polysaccharide utilization; glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science
Special Issue: Dietary Polysaccharides
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Tel. +39 071 2204646; Fax: +39 071 2204398
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Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural Antioxidants and Ageing
Special Issue: Antioxidants and Periodontal Diseases
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables
Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products
Topical Collection: Effects of Food Antioxidants on Cardiovascular Diseases and Human Cancers
Special Issue: Macro- and Micro-nutrient Antioxidants
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Special Issue: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
Prof. Dr. Fidel Toldrá
Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos (CSIC), Valencia, Spain
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Interests: food science and nutrition; bioactive peptides; food enzymes; nutrients in meat and fish; functional ingredients; bioactives from animal by-products; advanced analytical techniques
Prof. Dr. Patrick Borel
Cardiovascular and Nutrition Research Center, Marseille, France
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Interests: bioavailability of fat-soluble vitamins; carotenoids and other fat-soluble phytochemicals in human; nutrigenetic; personalized nutrition; epigenetic
Prof. Dr. Jianbo Xiao Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau; College of Food Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Interests: phytochemicals; polyphenols; diabetes; function food; natural products; glycosylation; biological activity; flavonoids; stilbenoids; pharmacokinetics; nutrition and metabolism; polyphenol-protein interaction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 2015 International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food
Special Issue: Selected papers from 2nd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (2-ISPMF, Fuzhou, 2017)
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 3-ISPMF, 3rd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (Kunming, 2018)
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
1. Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Avda Fuentenueva s/n, Granada 18071, Spain
2. Research and Development of Functional Food Centre (CIDAF), Health Science Technological Park (PTS) Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento s/n, EdificioBioregión, Granada 18007, Spain
Tel. +34-958242869; Fax: +34-958243328
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Interests: bioactive phenolic compounds; metabolomics; analytical techniques; extraction processes; plant and food analysis; bioavailability
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols
Special Issue: Analytical Determination of Polyphenols
Special Issue: Lipidomics and Glycomics: New Advances in Food Science and Nutrition
Special Issue: Analytical Techniques in Plant and Food Analysis
Special Issue: Advances in Molecular Research of Functional and Nutraceutical Food 2017
Prof. Dr. Darshan S. Kelley
Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA; Department of Nutrition, University of California, 430 West Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA 95616, United States
Tel. 530-752-5138/9469
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Interests: Phytonutrients; limonoids; limonin glucoside; anthocyanins; polyphenols; Cherries; oranges; n-3 PUFA; DHA; EPA; fish oils; cardiovascular disease; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; insulin resistance; diabetes
Prof. Dr. Jing X. Kang
Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
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Interests: lipids; omega-3 fatty acids; omega-6/omega-3 ratio; lipidomics; nutrigenomics; nutrition and metabolism
Prof. Dr. Elena Ibañez
Foodomics Laboratory, Bioactivity and Food Analysis Department, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC), Nicolás Cabrera 9, Campus UAM Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid-Spain
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Interests: green extraction processes; bioactives; sustainability; biorefinery; agricultural by-products; algae; compressed fluids; advanced analytical techniques
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Screening of Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sources
Dr. Nadia Mulinacci
Department of Neurofarba-Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Division, University of Florence, Via Ugo Schiff 6, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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Interests: polyphenolic compounds;herbal products; food supplements; agricultural by-products; mass spectrometry; HPLC-analysis
Prof. Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos
Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133, USA
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Interests: secondary metabolism of plants under stress conditions; functional foods and cell molecular targets; postharvest biology and technology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Plant Phenolics
Special Issue: Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols 2018
Prof. Dr. Nicola A. Uccella
IRESMO Foundation, Institute for Research in Europe on Molecular Science c/o DIMEG, 42C, UniCal, 87036 Arcavacata, Rende, CS, Italy
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Interests: Olive Bioactives; Biomolecular Sciences of Mediterranean Food; Molecular Dynamics and Computation of Mediterranean Bioactives; Mediterranean Nutraceuticals; Mediterranean Functional Foods; Mediterranean Cosmeceuticals & Nutricosmeceuticals; Biophenols; Biophenol-secoiridoids; Soft-Mass Spectrometry; Heterocyclic Molecules; Reaction Mechanisms of Gas-Phase Organic Ions; Pericyclic Sintones
Dr. Diego A. Moreno
Phytochemistry Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, National Council for Scientfic Research (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain
Tel. +34 968396200 extension 6369
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Interests: Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant-derived Food Bioactives Phytochemicals (glucosinolates, phenolic compounds) and nutrients (vitamins, minerals) in foods; Byproducts of agri-food activity as source of bioactive compounds and ingredients; Design and functional evaluation of new functional foods and beverages
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Functional and Bioactive Properties of Food
Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
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Interests: nutrition; health; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; free radicals; oxidative stress; aging; mitochodrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry, honey
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Special Issue: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
Prof. Dr. David Pereira
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Portugal
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Interests: natural products chemistry; bioactive small molecules; anti-inflammatory drugs; pro-apoptotic drugs; endoplasmic reticulum stress; proteasome inhibitors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural and Semi-Synthetic Small Molecules in Drug Discovery
Dr. Qiang "Shawn" Chen
The Biodesign Institute and School of Life Sciences, 1001 S. McAllister Avenue, Arizona State University, Mail Zone 5401, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
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Interests: Plant made biologics (protein based therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics), antibody engineering, vaccine engineering, plant glycoengineering, gene expression, protein structure and , virology (flavivirus, alphavirus and filovirus) and immunology.
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Protein Engineering
Prof. Dr. Chang Won Choi
Department of Biology & Medicinal Science, Pai Chai University, 155-40 Baejae-ro, Seo-Gu, Daejeon 35345, Korea
Tel. +82-42-520-5617; Fax: +82-70-4362-6308
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Interests: plant-derived biomedicines; plant-made pharmaceuticals; molecular farming; recombinant proteins; plant metabolic engineering; hypoglycaemic; hypolipidemic; antioxidants; antiviral; bacterial ghost vaccine; inactivated vaccine; subunit vaccine
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural Compounds for the Treatment and Prevention of Metabolic Diseases
Special Issue: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming
Special Issue: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming 2012
Special Issue: Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals by Molecular Farming
Special Issue: Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming 2016
Special Issue: Advances in Cheap Vaccines for Public Goods
Special Issue: New Advances in Human Vaccine
Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes
Laboratory of Foodomics, CIAL, CSIC, Nicolas Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: food science; omics techniques (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics); foodomics; separation techniques; capillary electrophoresis; liquid Chromatography; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; hyphenated techniques; molecular techniques; chiral analysis; GMOs, transgenic foods, food pathogens; characterization of functional ingredients and nutraceuticals from natural sources (plants, alga, microalga, food-by-products, etc).
Prof. Dr. Vladimír Křen
Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Laboratory of Biotransformation, National Centre of Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, Videnska 1083, CZ 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Fax: +420 296 442 509, 296 445 743
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Interests: Biocatalysis and biotransformation; immobilized microbial cells, their use in production and biotransformation of natural products; biotransformation of natural products by enzymes and microorganisms; preparation of glycosidases of microbial origin and their use for glycosylation of natural compounds: glycoconjugates, multivalent compounds, ergot alkaloids, flavonoids, antioxidants and chemoprotectants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Biocatalysis
Special Issue: The Lignin Challenge: Exploring Innovative Applications
Special Issue: Molecular Transformations of Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Liselotte Krenn
Institute of Pharmacognosy, PharmaCenter Vienna, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel. 00431427755259; Fax: +43 1 4277 9552
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Interests: flavonoids; anthraquinones; isolation and structure elucidation; analysis (LC-DAD; LC-MS); in vitro assays (antioxidant properties; acetylcholinesterase inhibition; histonedeacetylase modulation)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Phenolics and Polyphenolics
Prof. Dr. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy-XARTA-INSA-UB, School of Pharmacy and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Barcelona 08028, Spain
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Interests: cardiovascular; biomarkers; antioxidant activity; polyphenols; nutrition; anthocyanins; antioxidants; flavonoids; food; oxidative stress; resveratrol; nuts; free radicals
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Polyphenols and Cardiovascular Disease
Prof. Dr. José Alberto Pereira
CIMO/Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus Sta Apolónia, Apartado 1 172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal
Tel. +351273303277; Fax: +351 273325405
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Interests: bioactive phytochemicals; phenolic compounds; antioxidant and antimicrobial activities; effect of agricultural practices on vegetable composition and quality; olives and olive oil chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Phenolics and Polyphenolics
Special Issue: Plant Secondary Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Manickam Sugumaran
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
Tel. +1 617-287-6598; Fax: +1 617 287 6650
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Interests: enzymology; post translational modifications; aromatic metabolism; phenolic biochemistry; reactions of quinonoid compounds; invertebrate immunity; insect cuticular sclerotization; phenoloxidase; quinone isomerases; oxidative browning; melanin biosynthesis; catecholic antibiotics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Inhibitors of Melanogenesis Related Processes: Application to Food and Cosmetic Industry
Special Issue: Inhibitors of Melanogenesis Related Processes: Application to Food, Agricultural and Cosmetic Industry-2014
Special Issue: Biochemistry and Mechanisms of Melanogenesis
Prof. Dr. Yujiro Hayashi
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University 6-3 Aramaki-Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578, Japan
Fax: (+81)22-795-6566
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Interests: asymmetric synthesis; organocatalysis; natural product synthesis
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