Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Grain and Seed Proteins Functionality

Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Dr. Jimenez-Lopez is an active member of the Spanish Legume Society, International Legume Society, Spanish Society for Microscopy, and European Microscopy Society. He is the editor of multiple books and serves as the peer reviewer for journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Frontiers, etc. In 2012 he was awarded by Marie Curie Research Fellowship.


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Grains and seeds are an outstanding alternative source of proteins for human and animal consumption, and constitute a major source of food for a significant part of the world's population, in addition to provide fodder, oil, fiber and many other products.

Globally, grains and seed are the most relevant sources of plant proteins, providing also carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and other components with nutritional and nutraceutical value and health benefits properties.

This book is conceived to provide key research knowledge on fisiological functions and health promoting aspects of grain and seed components, particularly proteins, their nutritional and nutraceutical values, and as potential "Superfoods".
This book is intended to provide a series of peer reviewed chapters that the guest editor believe will aid in increasing the quality of the research focus across the growing field of grain and seeds compound functionality research. Overall, the objective of this project is to serve as a reference book and as an excellent resource for students, researchers, and scientists interested and working in different functional aspects of grain and seed compounds, and particularly for the scientific community to encourage it to continue publishing their research findings on grain and seed and to provide basis for new research, and the area of sustainable crop production.

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Date completed: August 26th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 23rd 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: November 22nd 2020

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Review results due: February 10th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2021

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About the editor

Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Bs. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1998); Bs. Biological Sciences (2001); Ms. Agricultural Sciences (2004), University of Granada, Spain; PhD degree in Plant Cell Biology (2008) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Full-time Postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University, USA (2008-2011). Marie Curie Research Fellow (FP7-PEOPLE- 2011-IOF) (2012-2015) at the University of Western Australia and CSIC working in human health benefits of legume seed proteins, their allergy molecular aspects and cross allergenicity. Senior Research Fellow (Ramon y Cajal research program - MINECO) (2016 - present), currently working in the functionality, health benefits, and allergy implications of proteins from reproductive tissues (pollen and seeds) in crop species (mainly legumes) of agro-industrial interest. Author of more than 60 peer-review journal articles, 25 book chapters. His work is presented in more than 130 international congresses. Active member of different Scientific Societies: Spanish Legume Society; International Legume Society; Spanish and EU Microscopy societies. Editor of multiple books, Reviewer for more than 35 Peer-Review Journals of editorial as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Frontiers, etc.., and international expert panels member for funding grants evaluation.

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