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Microbiome applications in food, nutrition and health

Submission deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Yiannis Kourkoutas, MD
    Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    Interests: Functional cultures; Food & gut microbiome; Probiotics/prebiotics; Human nutrition; Antimicrobials
  • Maria Grigoriou, MD
    Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
    Interests: Food microbiome; Microbiome & gut-brain axis; Microbiome & disease biomarkers; Mouse brain development
  • Nikolaos Kopsahelis, MD
    Department of Food Science and Technology, Ionian University, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
    Interests: Industrial fermentations; Food and by-products chemistry and analysis; Valorization of renewable resources; Biorefineries; Food biotechnology
  • Antreas Tzakos, MD
    Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Interests: Natural products; Drug discovery; Diagnostics; Bioactive compounds; Bioactivity and bioavailability
  • Antonios E. Koutelidakis, PhD
    Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Lemnos, Greece
    Interests: nutrition and health; functional foods; bioactive compounds; bioactivity and bioavailability; phytochemicals and chronic diseases
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  • Aikaterini Papadaki, MD
    Department of Food Science and Technology, Ionian University, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
    Interests: Food and by-products processing; Microbial fermentations; Enzymatic catalysis; Development of bio-based products (oleogels, edible films, fatty acid esters etc.)
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, there has been increased interest in microbiome applications in food, nutrition and health. The microbiome has been found to play a vital role in numerous critical areas of food science and technology, nutrition and human health. Therefore, the food industry is now actively contributing to microbiome research, to support clinical studies to prove the reliability of claims associated with the improved health of functional ingredients and food products. The mode of action and the related mechanisms of microbiome interactions with food constituents could help to determine the clinical efficacy of such studies, and their role in improving nutrition resulting in a significant improvement in the prevention, and treatment of various diseases.

The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight microbiome applications in food, nutrition and human health research. Original Research and Review articles to be published will contribute to our understanding of:

· gut microbiome in health and disease

· nutrition, microbiome and digestive health

· interactions of the gut microbiome with functional ingredients and food products

· the development of the microbiome in early-life

· role of the microbiome on the gut-brain axis

· skin microbiome and phytochemicals

· plant-based bioactive ingredients as potential prebiotics

Assoc. Prof. Yiannis Kourkoutas, Prof. Maria Grigoriou, Assoc. Prof. Nikolaos Kopsahelis, Assoc. Prof. Antreas Tzakos, Asst. Prof. Antonios E. Koutelidakis and Asst. Prof. Aikaterini Papadaki

Guest Editors

Food ingredients
Functional foods
Human health
Natural products
Manuscript Submission Information

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Planned Paper (1 Paper)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

Use of Probiotics for Oral Candidiasis: State of the Art and Perspective. A Further Step toward Personalized Medicine

Maria Contaldo

Published Paper (3 Papers)
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