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Functional Food

Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

Dr. Naofumi Shiomi studied at the Laboratory of Production Technology of Kanena Corporation and earned his Ph.D. in Engineering from Kyoto University. He has studied bioremediation at Kobe College and has published more than 40 papers and several book chapters on recombinant microorganisms and bioremediation. His recent research has also focused on the prevention of obesity and aging.


Polyphenol DHA Anti-aging Anti-stress Anti-allergy Genome Editing Crops Genome Editing Fish Lactic Acid Bacteria Bifidobacterium Mediterranean Diet DASH Diet Mind Diet

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Functional food on health maintenance and protective effects to diseases have been remarked, and their markets are rapidly increasing in the past ten years. Moreover, genome editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 method is recently applied to several foods and genome editing food is one of the remarkable topics.

This book will provide new aspects or information on (1) effective components contained in foods and their effects on health or as medicine, (2) novel or indigenous functional foods, (3) effectiveness of diets on health, and (4) genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genome editing food. This book will deal with an overview and recent advances in such functional foods, and thus we call for your submission as a review chapter or the chapter related to the author's study on functional foods. This book will aim to cover superfoods as well as functional foods, and includes various genome editing organisms (crops, seaweed, fish, microorganism, etc.). We expect to participate the researchers actively studying in various fields to this book project.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 22nd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 23rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 21st 2022

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Review results due: May 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 11th 2022

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Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

Dr. Naofumi Shiomi studied recombinant yeast and its utilization as a researcher at the Laboratory of Production Technology of Kanena Corporation for 15 years until 1998, and earned his PhD in Engineering from Kyoto University. He now works as a professor at the School of Human Sciences of Kobe College in Japan, where he teaches applied microbiology, biotechnology and life science in his \Applied Life Science\ laboratory. He has studied bioremediation for 24 years at Kobe College, and has published more than 40 papers and several book chapters on recombinant microorganisms and bioremediation. His recent research has also focused on the prevention of obesity and aging.

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