Editor in Chief

  • Alessandro Piccolo, Universita di Napoli Federico II


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Upcoming Events

Friday, 16th of May 2014:

3rd AGRI-net International Conference on Plant Chemical Biology: Jealott's Hill

21-24 May 2014

7th Central European Congress on Food

Thursday, 03 July 2014

BioResources Young Researchers in Agrisciences 2014

10-14 August 2014

San Francisco, United States of America
13th IUPAC International Congress on Pesticide Chemistry

1-5 September 2014

Humic Substances Society, Greece

7-10 September, 2014

Lille, France

10th European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences

And 6th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses

Aims & scope


Chemical and Biological Technologies for Agriculture is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed forum for the discussion of all fields of agricultural chemistry and related technologies. The scope of this journal includes chemical and biochemical processes aimed to increase agricultural production and food security, the evaluation of quality and origin of raw primary products and their transformation into foods and chemicals, as well as environmental monitoring and remediation. Of special interest is work exploring the effects of chemical and biochemical technologies on the relationships between soil, plants, microorganisms and their environment, also with help of modern bioinformatics. Another special focus is the use of modern organic and bioorganic chemistry to develop new technologies in plant nutrition and stimulation, plant bio refineries, safe and traceable food products, carbon storage in soil and plants and remediation of contaminated soils.

This journal presents the first opportunity to bring together researchers from a wide number of disciplines within the agricultural chemical and biological sciences, from both industry and academia. The principle aim of Chemical and Biological Technologies for Agriculture is to allow the exchange of the most advanced chemical and biochemical knowledge to develop technologies which address one of the most pressing challenges of our times - sustaining a growing world population.

Chemical and Biological Technologies for Agriculture publishes original research articles, short letters and invited reviews. Articles from scientists in industry, academia as well as private research institutes, non-governmental and environmental organizations are encouraged."

Editor profile

Alessandro Piccolo Alessandro Piccolo is Professor of Agricultural Chemistry and Director of the Research Centre for NMR in Environment, Agro-food and New Materials at the Università di Napoli Federico II. He received his degrees in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, and in Agronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Life Sciences of Prague, Czech Republic (2009). Prof. Piccolo is a recipient of the “Humboldt Prize” in Chemistry from the “Alexander von Humboldt” Foundation, Bonn, Germany (1999) and of the “Gambrinus Prize” for Environmental Chemistry (2004) from the University of Dortmund. He is Honorary Professor at the Agricultural University of Prague (1995), and at the Agricultural University of Nanjing (2012). In addition, Alessandro Piccolo is the editor of two books and author of numerous chapters in scientific books, of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is ranked among the Top Italian Scientists.

Open thematic series

HA/NOM Structure and Bioactivity

Deadline for submissions: 30 November, 2014

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ISSN: 2196-5641