Special Issue "Development of Novel Anti-microbials to Reduce Bacterial Contamination of Food"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).
Interests: Bacterial chemotaxis towards neurotransmitters; Development of novel anti-microbials with a broad range of applicability in food processing and clinical settings
The CDC keeps listing an impressive number of food borne disease outbreaks despite all current techniques to control bacterial contamination on food and food products. Such contamination can occur during the pre-harvest environment or in the processing facility post-harvest. Current treatments are only partially effective because of the development of bacterial resistance, the formation of bacterial biofilm, and inactivation of the treatment compound (e.g. chlorine) by the food products themselves.
This Special Issue will include basic research approaches that are aimed at enhancing our understanding of how contamination occurs during the food processing chain, as well as more immediate and applied approaches to the development and use of novel anti-microbials.
One example of a basic research approach may be the investigation of how the pre-harvest conditions can lead to contamination either directly or by reducing the effectiveness of post-harvest treatments. An example of a more immediate approach could be the screening of large libraries of chemical compounds. Applied research may outline how an already identified compound can be used during food processing. Overall, we are seeking a broad spectrum of novel approaches to reduce bacterial contamination on food at all stages of their development.
Prof. Dr. Birgit Pruess
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bacterial contamination
- food and food products
- novel anti-microbials
- innovative techniques