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Developments in Microbial Cell Factories: From Design to Commercial Production

Aim & scope

The use of microorganisms to produce microbial products has long historical roots. Humans originally used them to produce their needed traditional products. Today, microorganisms are considered as microbial cell factories or biorefineries for the production of a wide range of valuable metabolites and products such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, agrochemicals, biofuels/bioenergy, fine and bulk biochemicals.

The book series Developments in Microbial Cell Factories: From Design to Commercial Production publishes the latest research findings and technological developments in the area of isolation and characterization of microbial strains, strain development and improvement, optimization bioprocesses and large-scale production of valuable products by prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms such as archaea, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, microalgae, and protozoa.

Sample cover of Developments in Microbial Cell Factories

Books in this series cover recent advances and future trends in microbial cell factories and provide an overview from design and improvement of microbial strains to commercial production of valuable products and allowing us to move towards a bio-based economy.

Topical coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • New and high-throughput methods in screening and isolation of microbial strains with biotechnological applications

  • Use of Omics technologies for characterization of microbial strains, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, fluxomics, phenomics

  • Application of computational and mathematical biology or systems biology to analysis and modeling of microbial systems to design robust and stable microbial cell factories

  • Strain development and improvement using cutting-edge and emerging technologies including metabolic engineering, reverse metabolic engineering, adaptive laboratory evolution (ALE), synthetic biology

  • Development and optimization of fermentation and large-scale production of microbial products

  • Effective and new downstream process for recovery and purification of microbial products

New Volume Proposals:

  • Volumes can be Edited, Multi-Authored, or Authored Monographs

  • New volume proposals should:

    • Include a well-structured Table of Contents

    • Be innovative, including original features, and any overlaps with published titles in the Series should be explained

    • Include a list of confirmed or tentative, geographically distributed, authors (for Edited volumes)

  • Conference and workshop organizers are encouraged to present their book proposals, at the *post-conference* stage, including a complete list of chapter titles and authors. Chapters must be significantly expanded from original conference papers and meet the above criteria.

  • Ask the Series Editor or Publisher for a New Proposal Form, Guidelines for Book Preparation, and/or Sample Chapter Template


All published volumes in this book series are submitted for indexing in:

  • Scopus

  • EI Indexing / Compendex

  • Book Citation Index


The series is suitable for academics, scientists, researchers, graduate students specializing in biotechnology or applied microbiology at universities, industries, companies and government organizations who are interested in microbial biotechnology, applied microbiology and chemical engineering

Series Editor

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Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Alzahra University, Iran

Read more about Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Ph.D.