Submissions Deadline: June 30th, 2022
The participants in 3rd IBERO-AMERICAN CONGRESS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY (BIOIBEROAMERICA2022) are invited to submit their original research or review articles to Bioengineered. The manuscripts will go through a rigorous review process before being published as open access articles.
This virtual special issue is dedicated to Bioengineered
tools to develop new opportunities, novel research contributions on innovative approaches to address the most recent advances and challenges of Biotechnology and its impact on the various application sectors, from medicine to industry, including the sea, food and the environment. In addition, the special issue will incorporate research and review articles on the economic and environmental impacts of Biotechnology on our society from local and global perspectives.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Biomedicine and Biomaterials,
Agricultural, Marine, Food, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology (BioEnergy and Bioremediation),
Molecular Biotechnology, Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering,
Bioreactors, Biocatalysis, Separation Processes and Biosensors
Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Bioinformatics, Ethics and SocietyTime line:
Date of submission close: June 30, 2022Guest Editors:1. José Teixeira (Lead Guest editor)Affiliation:
Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho
Campus de Gualtar, 4710-053, Braga, PortugalE-mail: [email protected]Brief CV:
José António Teixeira is a Full Professor at University of Minho since January. He started his academic career in University of Porto in 1980 and moved to University of Minho from University of Porto in 1994. At University of Minho he was, for several years, Head of the Department of Biological Engineering and Head of Centre of Biological Engineering from 2012 to 2016. Currently is the Program Director of the PhD Program in Food Science and Technology and Nutrition.
He has been involved in several research projects, both national and international, several of them involving a close collaboration with industrial partners. His main research interests are focused on two main areas – industrial and food biotechnology. He supervised/is currently supervising 75 PhD theses and 30 post-doctoral fellows. He has published over 700 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 10 books, 9 patents and over 60 book chapters in international books, yielding an h-index of 81 (Scopus).
He is member of several evaluation panels for national and international research agencies around the globe. Currently, he is president of the Scientific Council of PortugalFoods, the largest Portuguese food cluster, represents University of Minho in the Administration Board of Colab4Food, a collaborative laboratory for the food industry and was President of the Portuguese Biotech Society for 10 years. He received the Stimulus to Excellence from FCT – Portuguese Science Foundation and Seeds of Science awards and the Scientific Merit Award from University of Minho. He has been considered a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics) in the area of Agricultural Sciences in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.2. Lorenzo PastranaAffiliation:
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Av. Mestre José Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga – PortugalE-mail: [email protected]Brief CV:
Professor Lorenzo Pastrana is currently Chair of the Research Office (Scientific Directorate) and Group Leader of the Food Processing Group, at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). He is also Professor of Food Science at the University of Vigo and visiting Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) and Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (Brasil). He was the Director of the Centre of Research transference and Innovation (CITI) and Head of Knowledge Transfer Office (2009-2010) at the University of Vigo. He founded the Galician Agri-Food Technology Platform (2006) engaging academic institutions and companies to pave the clusterization of the sector. Currently, he takes part of the scientific board of the Portugal Foods innovation cluster. In 2015 he joins the INL as Head of the Department of Life Sciences that included three Research Units, namely Food, Environment and Health. At INL his research is marked oriented with a multidisciplinary approach integrating methods and concepts of the biotechnology, nanotechnology and mathematical modelling. Currently he is working in three main research lines: Food Structure with emphasis in 3D printing materials, encapsulation technologies for improving functional foods and food personalization and active and intelligent food packaging. He is author of more than 200 scientific contributions and 4 licenced patents relating the development of new food products and process. He was the PI of more than 30 National and European research projects and contracts and founder of several food-tech start-ups.3. Fernando PelaezAffiliation:
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).
C/ Melchor Fernández Almagro 3, Madrid 28209 SpainE-mail: [email protected]Brief CV:
Fernando Peláez is the Director of the Biotechnology Programme at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) since December 2008, leading a department consisting of nine Core Units covering multiple scientific and technological disciplines (genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, histopathology, monoclonal antibodies, confocal microscopy, molecular imaging, mouse genome editing). Since October 2011 he is also the Head of the CNIO Director’s Office, assuming a number of additional administrative responsibilities. He is the administrative supervisor of the Animal Facility of the centre, and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the CNIO Biobank, among other appointments. Since December 2020 he is also the Coordinator of the Spanish alliance of centres and units of excellence Severo Ochoa/María de Maeztu (SOMMa).
Previously he worked at the Centro de Investigación Básica
of Merck, Sharp & Dohme in Spain (CIBE), within a screening group dedicated to discovering microbial natural products with therapeutic potential, where he contributed to the discovery of a large number of novel bioactive molecules produced by fungi, including one that generated an FDA-approved antifungal drug, and developed his research activity in the fields of the ecology, taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of filamentous fungi. In 1999 he was appointed as Director of CIBE, leading a department of 70 people for nine years, which beyond working in the field of natural products drug discovery, was engaged in the evaluation of the safety of drug candidates being developed by MSD laboratories.
He is author or co-author of more than 130 original papers, reviews and book chapters, with more than 10,000 citations (h-index 49), and co-inventor of more than 40 patents on bioactive natural molecules. He is deeply involved in education and training activities, in collaboration with different universities and business schools. He has been the Curator of the exhibition “Biotechnology: Quality of Life”, exhibited at the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) during 2015. Since June 2017 he is President of the Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBiot).4. Maria Fatima Grossi-de-SaAffiliation:
Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
PqEB Final W5 Norte, CP02372, 70770-917, Brasilia-DF, BrazilE-mail: [email protected]Brief CV:
Maria Fatima Grossi-de-Sa is a researcher and Group Leader of Plant-Pests Molecular Interaction at EMBRAPA Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (since 1989) and professor at the Catholic University of Brasília (since 2004) at Brasília-DF, Brazil. She was coordinator of the Area of Biotechnology and Member of the CTC-ES (2008-2014) at CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) and a member of the International Advisory Committee at CAPES. She is a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (inducted in 2011) and a full fellow of the World Academy of Science -TWAS (induced in 2014). She served two terms (2008-2013 and 2016-now) as President of the Brazilian Society of Biotechnology. Among other awards/honors, she received the 2010 Scopus Award (Elsevier/Capes) and the Commander class of the National Order of Scientific Merit of the Brazilian Republic Government (2018). She has experience in the molecular biology area, with emphasis on plant biotechnology. Her primary research interest is plant-pests molecular interaction focused on phytonematodes/insect pests and the development of GM plants for tolerance/resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Her publication record includes more than 220 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 30 patents, and supervision of 104 Master and PhD theses and 40 post-doctoral fellows, mainly in the field of plant biotechnology. Her numerous contributions have been recognized through more than 6,000 citations, resulting in an h-index of 40 (Scopus).5. Cristobal Noe AguilarAffiliation:
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 (https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/4141394
) with more of 9500 citations, 2 licenced patents, and editor of more 30 books published by international publishing groups.