Junio Cota Silva is Professor of Biotechnology and Microbiology at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Institute of Agricultural Sciences. He obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Viçosa in 2007, and an MSc and DSc in Food Science from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He has more than 15 years’ experience in scientific research and has led several research projects on industrial and applied biotechnology and has been awarded research project grants. He has published more than thirty papers on industrial biotechnology and biorenewables in international peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with various national and international institutions worldwide. He is an editorial board member and ad hoc reviewer for international journals including Biocatalysis, Agricultural Biotechnology, and BioMed Research International.