Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Marine Biotechnology


Publishing date
15 Jul 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jan 2011

Lead Editor

1Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2Institute for Physiological Chemistry, Medical School, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

3David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Marine Biotechnology

Description

The 9th International Marine Biotechnology Conference (http://www.imbc2010.org/) will be held from October 8–12, 2010 in Qingdao, China. The series IMBCs is the primary conference on marine biotechnology under the auspices of International Marine Biotechnology Association.

Marine Biotechnology explores and utilizes marine bioresources. Traditional marine biotechnology mainly includes fishery technology, marine cultivation, marine algal chemistry, and functional foods. It is important to mention that modern marine biotechnology is now undergoing rapid development since about 1980 with exciting achievements in biochemistry, genetics, genomics, aquaculture, bioenergy, and other related fields, beginning with genetic recombinant technology as applied to marine algae. No doubt that marine biotechnology also incorporates enormous social and economic benefits. Moreover, marine biotechnology provides a foundation for establishing the ocean farming industry. This in turn could supply enough technological support for international efforts that will exploit marine bioresources, in order to synthesize proteins, drugs, and other bioproducts with special functions. In the domains of marine science and technology, marine biotechnology is relatively young, but it reveals unbelievably vigorous and powerful applications. This clearly indicates that marine biotechnology is now leading certain trends from genomics to marine aquaculture and from genomic engineering to ocean farming. For more specific health benefits to humans, applicable pharmaceuticals are likely to emerge as more natural products are shown to be effective. They will do so especially when evidence-based approaches are applied to rigorous analyses that can be extended to in vitro systems and select animals models in basic biomedical research laboratories. Lastly, marine biotechnology is one of the fruits of bioprospecting.

We invite both the participants of IMBC 2010 as well as other authors working on marine biotechnology to contribute (1) original research articles; (2) review articles that are related to but not limited to the nine topics listed below. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Algal biotechnology
  • Marine microbiology
  • Marine drugs
  • Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics in marine biotechnology
  • Marine bioactive compounds
  • Marine bioproducts
  • Biomaterials and nanobiotechnology
  • Biomineralization, biomineral, and biomarker
  • Oceans and human health
  • Drug discovery
  • Biotechnology and development
  • Pharmacologic mechanisms

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 639140
  • - Editorial

Marine Biotechnology

Song Qin | W. E. G. Müller | Edwin L. Cooper
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 827286
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Marine and Botanical Oils: Influence on Serum Lipids

Barbara C. Olendzki | Katherine Leung | ... | Robert B. Zurier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 408973
  • - Research Article

Pyrolytic Characteristics and Kinetics of Phragmites australis

Hui Zhao | Huaxiao Yan | ... | Song Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 196190
  • - Research Article

Purification and the Secondary Structure of Fucoidanase from Fusarium sp. LD8

Wu Qianqian | Ma Shuang | ... | Cai Jingmin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 471020
  • - Research Article

Homology-Driven Proteomics of Dinoflagellates with Unsequenced Genomes Using MALDI-TOF/TOF and Automated De Novo Sequencing

Da-Zhi Wang | Cheng Li | ... | Hua-Sheng Hong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 965153
  • - Research Article

Molecular Characterization and Expression of α-Globin and β-Globin Genes in the Euryhaline Flounder (Platichthys flesus)

Weiqun Lu | Aurelie Mayolle | ... | Richard J. Balment
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 670349
  • - Review Article

Bioactive Pigments from Marine Bacteria: Applications and Physiological Roles

Azamjon B. Soliev | Kakushi Hosokawa | Keiichi Enomoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 486845
  • - Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Adhesive Secretion from Cuvierian Tubules of Sea Cucumber Holothuria forskåli (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)

Malgorzata Baranowska | Ute Schloßmacher | ... | Heinz C. Schröder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 487543
  • - Research Article

Impact of Intensive Land-Based Fish Culture in Qingdao, China, on the Bacterial Communities in Surrounding Marine Waters and Sediments

Qiufen Li | Yan Zhang | ... | Charles W. Greer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 452621
  • - Research Article

Protective Effects of Emodin and Chrysophanol Isolated from Marine Fungus Aspergillus sp. on Ethanol-Induced Toxicity in HepG2/CYP2E1 Cells

Zhong-Ji Qian | Chen Zhang | ... | Won-Kyo Jung
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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