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Mar. Drugs 2013, 11(3), 581-583; doi:10.3390/md11030581

Editorial
Marine Drugs Best Paper Award 2013
Ophelia Han
MDPI AG, Postfach, CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland and MDPI Branch Office, Beijing, China; E-Mail: ophelia.han@mdpi.com
Received: 18 February 2013 / Accepted: 22 February 2013 / Published: 26 February 2013

To recognize the most outstanding papers in the area of research, development and production of drugs from the sea, including marine natural product chemistry, that have been published in Marine Drugs, we would like to start an annual “Best Paper Award”.

We are therefore pleased to announce the first “Marine Drugs Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors of Marine Drugs from all papers published in 2009; reviews and articles being evaluated separately. The following three papers have won this award:

Article Award:

FirstPrize

Jason C. Kwan, Kanchan Taori, Valerie J. Paul and Hendrik Luesch *

Lyngbyastatins 8–10, Elastase Inhibitors with Cyclic Depsipeptide Scaffolds Isolated from the Marine Cyanobacterium Lyngbya semiplena

Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(4), 528-538; doi:10.3390/md7040528

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/7/4/528

SecondPrize

Sigrid Hakvåg, Espen Fjærvik, Geir Klinkenberg, Sven Even F. Borgos, Kjell D. Josefsen, Trond E. Ellingsen and Sergey B. Zotchev *

Violacein-Producing Collimonas sp. from the Sea Surface Microlayer of Coastal Waters in Trøndelag, Norway

Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(4), 576-588; doi:10.3390/md7040576

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/7/4/576

Review Award:

FirstPrize

Barbara Forte, Beatrice Malgesini, Claudia Piutti, Francesca Quartieri, Alessandra Scolaro and Gianluca Papeo *

A Submarine Journey: The Pyrrole-Imidazole Alkaloids

Mar. Drugs 2009, 7(4), 705-753; doi:10.3390/md7040705

Available online: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/7/4/705

We believe these three exceptional papers are valuable contributions to Marine Drugs and drug discovery research. On behalf of the Prize Awarding Committee and the Editorial Board of Marine Drugs, we would like to congratulate these three teams for their excellent work. In recognition of their accomplishment, Dr. Hendrik Luesch and Dr. Sergey B. Zotchev will receive a prize of 600 CHF and 400 CHF, respectively, and the privilege to publish an additional paper free of charge in open access format in Marine Drugs, after the usual peer-review procedure. Dr. Gianluca Papeo will also be awarded the privilege of publishing an additional research paper free of charge in open access format in Marine Drugs, after the usual peer-review procedure.

PrizeAwardingCommittee

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Laatsch

    Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

    E-Mail: hlaatsc@gwdg.de

  • AssociateEditor

    Prof. Dr. Guido Cimino

    Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare (CNR) Via Campi Flegrei, 84, I-80078 Pozzuoli Napoli, Italy

    E-Mail: guido.cimino@icb.cnr.it

  • AssociateEditor

    Prof. Dr. Jordan K. Zjawiony

    Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, MS 38677, USA

    E-Mail: jordan@olemiss.edu

  • AssociateEditor

    Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Fusetani

    Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate 041-8611, Japan

    E-Mail: anobu@fish.hokudai.ac.jp

  • AssociateEditor

    Prof. Dr. Alejandro M. Mayer

    Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, CCOM, Midwestern University, 555 31st. Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA

    E-Mail: amayer@midwestern.edu

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