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    Special Issue: Bioengineered Challenges and Advances in Glycobiology

    Submissions Deadline: December 30th, 2022

    Short presentation: Glycans and glycoconjugates are complex molecules and macromolecules with various biological functions. The diverse array of glycans produced by all biological systems is essential for the life. Glycans are not encoded directly by genes and build through action of carbohydrate acting enzymes and notably glycoside hydrolases and glycosyltransferases. For this reason, their mutagenesis is not possible and their metabolic engineering difficult. The analysis of their structures using chromatographic, spectroscopic and spectrometric tools remains often a challenge and limits the glycan sequencing and the glycomic approaches. Even if some polysaccharides can be isolated and purified in large quantities numerous glycans of biological importances are poorly present in biomass. So biochemical, analytical, biological, genomic investigations are always necessary to to give more importance to glycans in fundamental and applied research. This special issue aims to offer opportunities of publications of reviews and research articles in the field of glycosciences and glycobiology.


    Carbohydrate chemistry an biochemistry
    Glycan microarrays
    Carbohydrate acting enzymes
    Polysaccharides and oligosaccharides
    Biological functions of glycans

    Guest Editors :

    1. Philippe MICHAUD (Lead Guest Editor)

    Affiliation : Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont Auvergne INP, CNRS, Institut Pascal, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

    E mail : [email protected]

    Brief CV : Philippe Michaud, Full Professor since 2005 and lecturer since 1997, is head of the “4Bio” research group at the Institut Pascal. He was also head of the Biological Engineering department of Polytech Clermont, a school of engineering of the Clermont Auvergne University between 2012 and 2020. His scientific skills centre on the development of bioprocesses for obtaining poly- and oligosaccharides from various sources (terrestrial plants, agronomic by-products, macroalgae, microalgae, bacteria and fungi) and analysis of structure-function relationships. He has published 210 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals (h-index 43). He is the author or co-author of 17 book chapters and 235 plenary lectures, oral presentations and posters in symposia and international conferences. He is the co-inventor of 14 patents, 3 of which have led to industrial exploitation. He has been the advisor or co-advisor for 25 PhD students. Since 2005, he has been in charge of more than 20 national and international research projects, funded or co-funded by industry. He is deputy editor of Bioengineered and member of the editorial boards of numerous international journals. He has been nominated as Knight of the French academic palm award in 2020.

    2. Slim ABDELKAFI (Guest Editor)

    Affiliation : Laboratoire de Génie Enzymatique et Microbiologie, Equipe de Biotechnologie des Algues, Département de Génie Biologique, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia

    E mail : [email protected]

    Brief CV : Prof. Dr- Eng Slim ABDELKAFI is a Full Professor at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Sfax (Tunisia). He is the Director of National Engineering School of Sfax since 2017.

    Prof. S. ABDELKAFI received his Ph.D. in molecular microbiology from the Aix-Marseille University (France) in 2006. After 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS-France) and one year of associated researcher at the University of Toulon, he owns the Habilitation to Supervise Research (2012) in Biotechnology from Aix-Marseille University (France).

    Prof. S. ABDELKAFI is a Head of the Research Unit of Biotechnology of Algae. He is implicated in national and international programs aimed to the development of original research in applied microbiology. Prof. Slim ABDELKAFI research focuses on the valorisation of bioactive compounds such as proteins, lipids and polysaccharides from microalgae/algae. He has received in 2017 a prestigious award from Association of Francophone Universities (AUF). He has published more than 90 journal articles and his current h-index is 25.

    3. Cheorl-Ho KIM (Guest Editor)

    Affiliation : Professor and Chairman, Department of Biological Science, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Head of Molecular Glycobiology Unit

    Co-positional Professor, Samsung Advances Institute of Health Science and Technology (SAIHST), Seoburo 2066, Jangan-Gu, Suwon City, Gyunggi-Do 16419, Korea

    Tel) +82-31-290-7002, FAX) +82-31-290-7015

    E mail : [email protected]

    Brief CV: Prof/Dr Cheorl-Ho Kim has received his MS and PhD in The University of Tokyo during the period of 1985-1990. Currently, since 2006 he is professor and chair of Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University and Samsung Advanced Institute of Health Science and Technology (SAIHST), Korea. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Genome Program Head, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology on 1990-1996 and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University during 1996-2006. His research has included the molecular biology of gene expression, ER-Golgi glycosyltransferases, oncognenesis, cancer metastasis and angiogenesis. He has authored 368 research articles/books with H-index 66. He is a member of International Scientific Advisory Board Member, International Symposium for Glycosyltransferases (GlycoT 2006), IUBMB symposium, Tsukuba and International Symposium for Glycosyltransferases (GlycoT 2008), Emory University, GA, USA, 2010 Tokai Univrsity GlycoResearch Center and 2015 Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University.

    Special Issue: International Conference On Challenges In Sustainable Utilization And Management Of Bioresources

    Special Issue: International Conference On Challenges In Sustainable Utilization And Management Of Bioresources, 2022

    Submissions Deadline: December 30th, 2022

    The participants in IBA-SUMBio 2022 are invited to submit their original research or review articles to Bioengineered. All manuscripts will go through a rigorous review process before being published as open access articles.

    This special issue is dedicated to Bioengineered strategies and tools to develop innovative approaches through the sustainable utilization and management of bioresources from local and global perspectives.

    Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
    Biological/Hydrothermal/Chemical Processing of Biomass
    Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Food Biotechnology and Product Development
    Natural Products
    Soil and Land Reclamation/Treatment
    Bio-Business and Entrepreneurship
    Biochar and Biochemicals
    On-site Demonstration/Community Engagement
    Biodegradable materials

    Date of submission close: December 30, 2022

    Guest Editors:

    1. Name: Cristóbal N. Aguilar
        Affiliation: Bioprocesses and Bioproducts Research Group. Food Research Department. School of Chemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico.
        E-mail: [email protected]

    Brief CV:
    Professor Cristóbal N. Aguilar is Head of Research Office and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs, Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico. His scientific work focuses on the use and development of microbial and enzymatic technologies for the design of bioprocesses for Food/ Fine Chemistry/ Pharmacy/ Biotechnology/ Environment. He is a Research Professor in the Bio-Processes and Bio-Products Research Group (DIA-FCQ/UAdeC). He is a Pharmacobiologist (1992, Autonomous University of Coahuila);  Master in Food Science and Technology (1995, Autonomous University of Chihuahua): Doctor of Biotechnology (2000, Metropolitan Autonomous University);

    Postdoctoral Stay in Molecular Microbiology (2001. IRD-Marseille, France). He is Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (since 2014); Member of the National System of Investigators (since 1998). It is currently Level III; 2003 National Food Science and Technology Award. CONACYT-Coca Cola Mexico; 2005 AgroBio National Award; 2008 National Award of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering; 2010 National Research Award of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. 2019 Coahuila State Science, Technology and Innovation Award; 2019 Outstanding Scientist Award by the International Bioprocess Association at an event held in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia; 2015 – 2018. He was Dean of the School of Chemistry, Autonomous University of Coahuila; President of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 2014-2016; President of the Mexican Association of Food Science and Biotechnology. 2008-2009. Currently, he is member of the Central Council of the International Asssociation for Bioprocessing. His h index is of 51 ( with more of 9500 citations, 2 licenced patents, and editor of more 30 books published by international publishing groups.

    2. Name: Rosnani Hasham
        Affiliation: Department of Bioprocess and Polymer Engineering, School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
        E-mail: [email protected]

    Brief CV:
    Dr Rosnani Hasham is Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia. Her scientific work focuses on the use and isolation of specialty fine chemicals for the development of nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical process design and products.  She has dedicated her research career to a broad range of areas including skin molecular biology, novel ingredients discovery and formulation, pharmacological evaluation, as well as wellness and aromatherapy consultant and trainer.  She is an active researcher and passionate in exploring and studying Malaysian indigenous plants as a potent source of medicinal or cosmeceuticals through the identification of its bioactive components. Her expertise also involves the inclusion of research and applications of nanomaterials, transdermal and controlled release evaluation. She has completed her PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Dongguk University, South Korea in 2013, related to Skin Barrier Function and Anti-photoageing ingredients. Prior to that, she completed her MEng in Bioprocess in 2008 and BEng (Hons) in Chemical-Bioprocess in 2000 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.  She also holds a Diploma in Aromatherapy and Holistic Massage from International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC), UK. She is member of the board of engineering of Malaysia (BOEM), Institution of Chemical Engineers (Icheme), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Controlled reléase society, Malaysia local chapter (MyCRS). Her h index is of 11 with more of 340 citations, 5 licensed patents, and editor of 2 books published. There are more than 10 recognitions and awards have been granted to Dr Rosnani including Industry Involvement award in 2021 at staff excellent award ceremony, UTM; Gold medal award in 2020 at SIIF, South Korea; and The Most Innovative Award in 2016 and Biotechnology Innovation of The Year Award in 2013 at BioInnovation Awards, Malaysia.   

    3. Name: Raul Rodríguez Herrera
        Affiliation: Food Research Department. School of Chemistry. Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico.
        E-mail: [email protected]
    Brief CV:
    Raul Rodriguez-Herrera is a Professor of Genetics and Food Biotechnology at the School of Chemistry. Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo Coahuila Mexico. In 1981 he graduated with honors and received a degree in Agriculture with a minor in Horticulture from the Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN), Saltillo Mexico and in 1986 received a Master of Science in Plant Breeding from the same University.  In 1999, Dr. Rodriguez-Herrera earned a Ph. D. in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University, USA. He has published 330 referred publications and has written 63 divulgation papers, 6 books, 27 patents and 110 book chapters.  His research focuses on: 1.- plant genome, 2.-isolation and cloning of genes codifying for enzymes with industrial applications from microbial and plant genomes, 3.- transgenic detection in processed food and 4.- functional foods. He is a two times PCCMCA Congress prize winner in Outstanding Research (1988, El Salvador,  and 1990 Costa Rica), has been recognized as a Distinguished National Researcher-level 3 Mexico (2018), Guest of Honor -Kannur University India and has been awarded the National prize in Food Science and Technology, CONACYT-Coca Cola Mexico DF (2003), the National Agro-Bio Prize on Agricultural Biotechnology-Mexico (2005), and the Coahuila State Prize for the best project in Food Science (2005), the Miguel Ramos Arizpe (2016) and Mariano Narvaes (2018) Medals-Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila. Dr. Rodriguez has offered conferences in different countries and attended training courses in USA, Argentina, Costa Rican, Japan, Italy, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, India, Turkey, Greece, Ecuador and Cuba. Currently, Dr. Rodriguez serves as a reviewer for more than 25 JCR Journals such as LWT, Chemical today, Food Biotechnology, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology and evaluator of different scientific institutions such as: Southern Illinois University-USA, Texas A&M University-CONACYT, UC-Mexus-CONACyT, Ministery of Science and Technology and Productive Innovation-Argentina, State Technical University Quevedo-Ecuador, Universities of Cauca and Valle-Colombia, Pondicherry University-India, INRA-Francia,  CONACyT, SAGARPA, CONAFOR, Autonomous Aguascalientes University, CIQA and UAAAN and the prizes such as: National Science Prize 2019-Mexico, Potosino Prize of Science Technology and Innovation 2019, 2020, 2021 and Eustaquio Buelna Prize 2020.

    4. Mohd Helmi Sani
         Affiliation: Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81300 UTM Johor Bahru, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
         E-mail: [email protected]

    Brief CV:
    Dr Mohd Helmi Sani is the Coordinator Programs of Master Research at the Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia. He also the Associate Member of UTMBactec Research group where his research interest is on animal cell technology biopharmaceuticals production, bioreactor designs, and green biotechnology (microalgae bioreactor). His current research focus on the three-dimensional culture of stem cell and development of cost-effective biomaterials such as microcarrier, hydrogel, from agricultural wastes. He is a Senior Lecturer/ Researcher in the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL), UK with research on the development of antibody production from mammalian cell through different modes of bioreactors system. He also obtained a Master of Science (Biotechnology) from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.  He is the Assistant Secretary for the Asian Federation of Biotechnology-Malaysia Chapter (AFOB-MC), Member of the Institution on Chemical Engineer (IChemE) (since 2014); Member of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia (TESMA). Dr Helmi has published his research in various reputable academic journals and presented his research for national and international conferences. He has received various national and international research grants as lead and co-researcher with cumulative amounts of RM 1 millions. For academic teaching, he teach Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and Industrial Technology and Bioreactor Design.

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