About this Research Topic
The biannual conference of the International Society for Plant Molecular Farming (ISPMF) is one of the major events for the exchange and presentation of cutting-edge ideas and developments in the area of molecular farming with participants from academia and industry from all five continents. This Research Topic will be a collection of the newest advances presented during the 4th ISPMF virtual Conference, on September 28-29th 2021 (see link here) and will thus reflect the state-of-the-art developments in the field.
The theme of this Research Topic will be plant molecular farming. The research results in this field are often scattered in various journals depending on the aspect of the product development pipeline they cover. The broad range of topics in the field stretch from gene design, novel target molecules and improved product accumulation in the biomass, over to innovative purification strategies, and all the way to the latest pre-clinical and clinical trials. It can therefore be difficult to monitor the overall progress of the plant molecular farming field. The ISPMF conference is a hub where all relevant players in the field can convene. We intend to seize this opportunity to provide readers with the current frontiers in plant molecular farming research and development by compiling a comprehensive summary of the presented results in one place.
Topics to be included in the conference, and in this collection are:
• New products and target molecules
• Improved expression vectors and gene design
• Advances in product engineering and accumulation
• Novel extraction and purification strategies
• Digitalization in process monitoring and control
• Sustainable integration of plant-based processes
• Current status and progress to the market for late-stage products
Keywords: small molecules, recombinant proteins, product development, process engineering, breeding technologies, genetic engineering, nanoparticles
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