Marine Drugs — Editors

Journal Contact

Marine Drugs Editorial Office
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

Editorial Office

Prof. Dr. Alejandro M. Mayer *
Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, CCOM, Midwestern University, 555 31st. Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, USA
Tel. +1 630 515 6951; Fax: +1 630 515 6295
Interests: immunopharmacology, inflammation, leukocytes, cytokines, chemokines, superoxide, eicosanoids, marine toxins
* New Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs since January 2014.

Associate Editor
Dr. Peer B. Jacobson
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 6004-6099, USA
Tel. +1 847-937-1616
Interests: drug discovery; imaging; glucocorticoids; inflammation; neutrophil biology; 11 beta HSD1; Alzheimers; multiple sclerosis; ophthalmology; spinal cord injury; osteoarthritis; non-human primate models

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar and CIIMAR, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira, nº228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 220428331
Interests: characterization and antitumor evaluation of the bioactive compounds from the marine sponges and marine-derived fungi; search for antifungal and antibacterial compounds from higher plants, marine invertebrates, soil and marine-derived fungi

Associate Editor
Dr. Paul Long
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Department of Chemistry, King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom
Interests: biochemical adaptations; streptomyces genetics; natural products discovery; bioinformatics

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Vassilios Roussis
University of Athens, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
Tel. +30 210 7274 592; Fax: +30 210 7274 592
Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology

Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
Dipartimento di Farmacia, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Via Montesano 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081678509; Fax: +39 081678552
Interests: natural products; bioassay-guided isolation; stereostructure elucidation; NMR spectroscopy; antitumor compounds; antimalarial compounds

Associate Editor
Dr. Keith B. Glaser
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Tel. +1 847 937 1558; Fax: +1 847 935 2600
Interests: oncology, inflammation, epigenetics, receptor tyrosine kinases, drug discovery, marine natural products

Managing Editor
Ms. Alicia Li
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 6280 0830

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Pedro Abreu
DQ-CQFB/REQUIMTE, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Tel. +351 212 948354; Fax: +351 212 948550
Interests: natural products; medicinal plants; bioguided isolation
Contribution: Special Issue: Biosynthesis of Marine Natural Products

Prof. Dr. David Adams
RMIT Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University GPO Box 2476. Melbourne Victoria 3001, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 6606
Interests: acetylcholine nicotinic receptors; voltage-gated ion channels; venom peptides; conotoxins; structure-function relationship; electrophysiology; nociception
Contribution: Special Issue: Conotoxins

Prof. Dr. Fernando Albericio
1 School of Chemistry, Yachay Tech, Yachay City of Knowledge, 100119-Urcuqui, Ecuador
2 Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Parc Científic de Barcelona, Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
3 School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
Tel. +34 93 403 70 88; Fax: +34 93 403 71 26
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; peptides; solid-phase chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; drug delivery systems
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 14th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products
In other journals:
Special Issue: Solid Phase Synthesis
Special Issue: Chemical Protein and Peptide Synthesis
Special Issue: Combinatorial Synthesis
Special Issue: Organic Synthesis on Solid Phase

Prof. Dr. Mercedes Álvarez
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Parc Científic de Barcelona, Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 403 70 86; Fax: +34 93 403 71 26
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; alkaloids; synthesis; heterocycles
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Alkaloids

Prof. Dr. Hugo Rubén Arias
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, California Northstate University, 9700 W. Taron Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757, USA
Tel. +1 916 686 7300
Interests: acetylcholine nicotinic receptors; structure-function relationship; noncompetitive antagonists; localization of binding sites; fluorescence spectroscopy; equilibrium binding
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Drugs and Ion Channels

Prof. Dr. Louis R. Barrows
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, 30 S. 2000 E., Salt Lake City, UT 94112-5820, USA
Tel. +1 801 581 4547; Fax: +1 801 585 5111
Interests: anti-bacterial; anti-viral; anti-parasitic and anti-cancer pharmacology of marine natural products; biochemical and biological properties of pyridoacridines

Dr. Kirsten Benkendorff
Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Military Road, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia
Tel. +61 2 66203755; Fax: +61 2 66212669
Interests: bioactive compounds from marine molluscs; marine pigments and dyes; molluscan immune systems
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Invertebrates

Prof. Dr. John P. Berry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University (FIU), 354/332 Marine Science, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Tel. +1 305 919 4569; Fax: +1 305 919 4030
Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
Contribution: Special Issue: Algal Toxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Algal Toxins
Special Issue: Cyanotoxins

Dr. Eric Blomme
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, R46R/AP9A-224, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Tel. +1 847 937 2269
Interests: drug discovery; drug development; toxicology; pathology; in vitro toxicology; hepatotoxicity; kidney toxicity; genomics; genetic toxicology

Prof. Dr. John W. Blunt
Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, PB 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel. +64 21 351 688; Fax: +64 33 642 110
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Dr. Andrea Bourdelais
Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington NC, 28409, USA
Tel. +1 910 962 2365; Fax: +1 910 962 2410
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive marine natural products; polyether compounds; bioassay screening; high content screening; quantitative analysis of marine toxins; harmful algal blooms; Florida red tide; marine dinoflagellates
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Dinoflagellates

Prof. Dr. Bruce F. Bowden
Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811 Queensland, Australia
Tel. +61 747 814533; Fax: +61 747 816078
Interests: natural products; marine; pharmacologically active; cytotoxic; structure elucidation

Prof. Dr. Patrizia Ciminiello
Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Via D. Montesano 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081 678507; Fax: +39 081 678552
Interests: marine natural products; marine plankton; structure elucidation; marine biotoxins; dinoflagellates

Dr. Valeria Costantino
Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano, 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 81 678504; Fax: +39 081 678552
Interests: isolation and stereostructural elucidation of new leads compounds in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drug discovery
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Secondary Metabolites

Dr. Antonio Hernández Daranas
Institute for Bio-Organic Chemistry, Antonio González, University of La Laguna, La Laguna 38256, Spain
Tel. +34 922 318587; Fax: +34 922 318571
Interests: marine natural products; marine toxins; biosynthesis; NMR spectroscopy; protein-ligand interactions; inhibition of phosphatases

Dr. Andrew Desbois
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 4LA, UK
Tel. +44 01786 467894
Interests: discovery and development of antimicrobial compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Fatty Acids

Prof. Dr. Patrizia Diana
Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, Via Archirafi, 32-90123 Palermo, Italy
Tel. +39 0916161606; Fax: +39 09123860854
Interests: organic synthesis; medicinial chemistry; new synthetic methodologies; heterocycles; antitumor activity; nortopsentin

Dr. Daniel A. Dias
Metabolomics Australia, School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Tel. +61 3 8344 3318
Interests: metabolomics; natural products chemistry; biomarker discovery; analytical chemistry; dereplication; structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Metabolomics - Applications in Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Dr. Sergey A. Dyshlovoy
1 Laboratory of Marine Natural Products Chemistry, G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry FEB RAS, Prospekt 100-let Vladivostoku 159 (room 312), 690022 Vladivostok, Russia
2 Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine II and Clinic (Oncology Center), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52 (N27, room 4.082), 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. +7 423 2311168 (Russia); +49 40 7410 51950 (Germany); Fax: +7 423 2314050; +49 40 7410 55896 (Germany)
Interests: bioactive marine natural products; molecular mechanism of anticancer activity; carcinogenesis; drug target identification and validation; proteomics; drug combination studies
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Cancer

Dr. RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, The John Arbuthnott Building, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RE, UK
Tel. +44(0)141 548 5968; Fax: +44 141 552 2562
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; NMR spectroscopy; metabolomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Terpenoids of Marine Origin
Special Issue: Selected Papers from Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products
In other journals:
Special Issue: Marine Metabolomics

Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
Biomineralogy & Extreme Biomimetics, Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Str. 23, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Tel. +49 3731 39 2867; Fax: +49 3731 39 4314
Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Biomaterials

Prof. Dr. Khalid A. El Sayed
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, USA
Interests: marine and plant natural products; medicinal chemistry; computer-aided drug design; discovery, optimization, and molecular mechanism of natural products-based scaffolds for the control of metastatic breast cancer

Dr. Angelo Fontana
Bio-Organic Chemistry Research Group, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy
Tel. +39 081 8675096; Fax: +39 081 8041770
Interests: marine natural products; biosynthesis of chemical mediators; drug discovery; biofuels from marine microalgae; biological hydrogen

Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Fusetani *
Director, Fisheries & Oceans Hakodate, Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans, 20-5 Benten-cho, Hakodate 040-0051, Japan
Tel. +81 138 21 4700; Fax: +81 138 21 4601
Interests: marine natural products; drug discovery; antitumor; antimicrobial; enzyme inhibitors; chemical ecology; biofouling
* Former Associate Editor of Marine Drugs.

Dr. A. Ganesan
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kindgom
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; anticancer agents; biosynthesis

Dr. Miroslav Gantar
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, Fl. 33199, USA
Tel. +1 305 348 4030; Fax: +1 305 348 1986
Interests: microbial ecology; bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria; antimicrobial agents

Dr. Santokh Gill
Regulatory Toxicology Research Division, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0L2, Canada
Tel. +1 613 952 9555; Fax: +1 613 941 6959
Interests: glutamate receptors; toxicgenomics; neurotoxicity; biomarkers; toxicology; risk assessment

Prof. Dr. Hua-Shi Guan *
Founding Editor-in-Chief 2003-2005, Honorary Editor-in-Chief
Ocean University of China, Yushan Road 5, Qingdao 266003, China
Tel. +86 532 2032951; Fax: +86 532 2033054
Interests: marine drugs; marine natural products; marine glycotechnology; marine glycochemistry
* Prof. Dr. Hua-Shi Guan served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs.

Prof. Dr. Lise-Lotte Gundersen
Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, P.O. Box, 1033 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo, Norway
Tel. +47 22857019; Fax: +47 22855507
Interests: organic chemistry; total synthesis; medicinal chemistry; antimicrobial compounds; natural product chemistry

Dr. Kirk R. Gustafson
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 562, Room 201, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Tel. +1 301 846 5197; Fax: +1 301 846 6157
Interests: natural products chemistry; chemical biology of natural products; NMR spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes

Dr. Philipp Hess
Senior Researcher, Laboratoire Phycotoxines, Unité Littoral, Ifremer - BP 21105, Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu, 44311 Nantes CEDEX 03, France
Tel. +33 2 40 37 42 57; Fax: +33 2 40 37 42 67
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; marine biotoxins; marine micro-organisms; biodiscovery; risk evaluation

Dr. Friedemann Honecker
Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP St. Gallen, Rorschacherstr. 150, CH-9006 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tel. +41 71 2430 043; Fax: +41 71 2430 044
Interests: medical oncology; drug resistance; marine anti-cancer compounds; drug development; tumor biology; proteomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Cancer

Prof. Dr. Kui Hong
Key Laboratory of Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Drug Discovery, Ministry of Education, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
Tel. +86-27-68752442; Fax: +86-27-68752442
Interests: microbial systematic guided marine microbial drug resources (culture, compounds and genes): ecology, collection, isolation and identification; genomics guided marine microbial natural products discovery and biosynthesis

Prof. Dr. F. David Horgen
College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Tel. +1 808 236 5864
Interests: marine natural products; structure determination; non-ribosomal peptides; ion channel assays; modulation of transient receptor potential ion channels; analytical chemistry

Prof. Dr. Chris M. Ireland
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute, 30 S. 2000 E., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Tel. +1 801 581 8305; Fax: +1 801 581 3716
Interests: marine pharmacognosy; natural products chemistry; structure and mechanism of action of antitumor natural products; marine microbiology; structure and neurotoxicity of conotoxins

Prof. Dr. Jee H. Jung
College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
Tel. +82 8251 5102803; Fax: +82 8251 5136754
Interests: Bioactive compounds from sponges and sponge-derived microorganisms; derivatization and optimization of natural leads

Dr. Peter Karuso
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Tel. +61 2 9850 8290; Fax: +61 2 9850 8313
Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence

Prof. Dr. Yoel Kashman
School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Tel. +972 3 6408419; Fax: +972 3 6409293
Interests: marine metabolites; structure elucidation; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biogenesis

Prof. Dr. Russell Kerr
Canada Research Chair in Marine Natural Products, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, C1A 4P3, PEI, Canada
Tel. +1 902 566 0565; Fax: +1 902 566 7445
Interests: natural products isolation and characterization; bioassay-guided purification of natural products / drug discovery; isolation of natural product producing bacteria and fungi; development of fermentation methods to optimize natural product production; description of microbial communities in marine invertebrates

Prof. Dr. Jun'ichi Kobayashi
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan
Tel. +81 011 706 4985; Fax: +81 011 706 4989
Interests: bioactive marine natural products; structure elucidation; mecanism of action; drug leads; bioprobes; biogenesis

Prof. Dr. Julia Kubanek
School of Biology & School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 310 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Tel. +1 404 894 8424; Fax: +1 404 385 4440
Interests: chemical ecology; chemical communication / chemical signaling; marine natural products chemistry; secondary metabolism; harmful algal blooms; plankton ecology

Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, School of Science, Education and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Tel. +61 (07) 5430 2819; Fax: +61 (07) 5430 2881
Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
In other journals:
Special Issue: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Laatsch *
Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Tel. +49 551 393211; Fax: +49 551 399660
Interests: anti-bacterial; anti-fungal; anti-parasitic and anti-cancer activity of marine microbial products; marine bacteria; endophytes; dereplication; database-supported structure elucidation
* Prof. Dr. Hartmut Laatsch served as the Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs from September 2009 to December 2013.

Prof. Dr. Ken Liu
School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Tel. +852 3943 1233; Fax: +852 2603 5123
Website: Wing Keung Ken
Interests: bioactive natural products; RNA stability; fungal lectins and melanogenesis

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Luesch
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 100485, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Tel. +1 352 273 7738; Fax: +1 352 273 7741
Interests: marine drug discovery; structure determination; mechanism of action; functional genomics

Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Manning
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698, USA
Tel. +1 229 333 7178
Interests: production of marine natural products using aquaculture methods; ion interactions to natural products

Dr. Stuart J. Mickel
Rolleweg 12, CH-4415 Lausen, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 696 29 52
Interests: natural product synthesis; anti-cancer natural products; process research and scale-up

Prof. Dr. Miguel O. Mitchell
Science Content Editor,Late Nite Labs, 1309 Middle Neck Dr. Apt. J Salisbury, MD 21804, USA
Tel. +1 410 422 2695
Interests: rational design and synthesis of antitubercular; anti-MRSA; anti-VRE and anticholinesterase agents; indole alkaloid natural product synthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Anti-infective Agents

Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Miyaoka
School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan
Tel. +81 42 676 3080; Fax: +81 42 676 3073
Interests: synthesis of marine natural products; isolation and structural determination of marine natural products

Prof. Dr. Antonio Molinaro
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte Santangelo, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081 674 123; Fax: +39 081 674 393
Interests: carbohydrates; lipopolysaccharides; polysaccharides; innate immunity; glycoconjugates; NMR
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Lipopolysaccharides

Prof. Dr. Tadeusz F. Molinski
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0358 La Jolla, CA 92093-0358, USA
Tel. +1 858 534 7115; Fax: +1 858 822 0386
Interests: marine natural products; synthesis; medicinal chemistry; heterocycles; porifera; cyanobacteria; NMR

Prof. Dr. Michio Murata
Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Tel. +81 66850 5774; Fax: +81 66850 5774
Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR

Dr. Constantina Nasopoulou
Laboratory of Food Technology, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Metropolite Ioakeim 2, 81400 Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
Tel. +30 22540 83100
Interests: marine functional food products; food biotechnology; antithrombotic; antiatherogenic properties of marine bioactive lipid micro constituents; inflammation; biological assays; gas chromatrograpy-mass spectrometry
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Functional Food Products - Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. David J. Newman
664 Crestwood Road, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
Tel. +1 610 971 9784
Interests: marine metabolites as drug leads and clinical candidates; marine microbiology; bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. George Perry
College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 79249-0661, USA
Tel. +1 210 458 4450; Fax: +1 210 458 4445
Interests: mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease; the mechanism for RNA-based redox metal binding; the consequences of RNA oxidation on protein synthesis rate and fidelity; the role of redox active metals in mediating prooxidant and antioxidant properties; the signal transduction pathways altered in Alzheimer disease that allow neurons to evade apoptosis; mechanism of phosphorylation control of oxidative damage to neurofilament proteins
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Their Application in Neurological Disorders

Dr. Emmanuel N. Pitsinos
Natural Product Synthesis & Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”, P.O. Box 60228, GR-153 10 Agia Paraskevi, Greece
Tel. +30 2106503789; Fax: +30 2106511766
Interests: organic synthesis; natural products chemistry; chemical biology; bioorganic chemistry

Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert
Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Lessingstr. 8, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Tel. +49 3641 948170; Fax: +49 3641 948172
Interests: marine chemical ecology; analytical chemistry; biosynthesis; oxylipins; lipids; terpenoids; phytoplankton
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Plankton

Prof. Dr. Peter Proksch *
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Universität Düsseldorf, Gebäude 26.23, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel. +49 211 8114163; Fax: +49 211 8111923
Interests: marine natural products, marine medicines, chemical ecology
* Prof. Dr. Peter Proksch served as the Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs up to August 2009.
Contribution: Special Issue: New Approaches for Activating Silent Biogenetic Gene Clusters in Marine Microorganisms

Prof. Dr. Pei-Yuan Qian
Division of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2358 7331; Fax: +852 2358 1559
Interests: larval omics; marine molecular ecology; microbial ecology; marine natural products; biofouling and antifouling; marine invertebrates

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Raabe
Institut für Organische Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)241 80 94709; Fax: +49 (0)241 80 92385
Interests: quantum chemistry; theoretical and experimental CD spectroscopy; X-ray structure determination; crystallography
Contribution: Special Issue: Circular Dichroism of Marine Drugs

Dr. Nils Rehmann
NiRem Consulting, 153 Tripp Settlement Rd, Keswick Ridge, NB E6L 1W2, Canada
Tel. +1 506 461 2104
Interests: marine natural products; preparative isolation; structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; analysis; toxins

Dr. Fernando Reyes
Area Head, Chemistry, Fundación MEDINA, Centro de Excelencia en Investigación de Medicamentos Innovadores en Andalucía, Avda. del Conocimiento, 34. Edif. Centro de Desarrollo Farmacéutico y Alimentario, Parque Tecnológico de Ciencias de la Salud, 18016, Armilla, Granada, Spain
Tel. +34 958 993 965 (ext. 7006)
Interests: marine natural products; microbial natural products; bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation; antitumour compounds; antimicrobial compounds

Prof. Dr. Peter C. Ruben
Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Tel. +1 778 782 9351; Fax: +1 778 782 3040
Interests: voltage-gated ion channels; toxins; evolution
Contribution: Special Issue: Tetrodotoxin
Special Issue: Ion Channel Inhibiting Marine Toxins

Prof. Dr. Jose A. Salas
Department of Functional Biology (Area Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Tel. +34 985 103652; Fax: +34 985 103652
Interests: bioactive natural products; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biosynthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Actinomycetes: A New Source of Natural Products

Prof. Dr. Christine Salomon
Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, MMC 204, 7-146 PWB, 516 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Tel. +1 612 626 3698; Fax: +1 612 625 8154
Interests: marine microbiology; microbial natural products; microbial ecology; actinomycetes; symbiosis; polyketide synthase; non-ribosomal peptide synthetase

Prof. Dr. Francisco Sarabia
Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain
Tel. +34 952 134258; Fax: +34 952 131941
Interests: antibiotics; anticancer; macrolides; cyclodepsipeptides; carbohydrates; natural products

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schulz
Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Tel. +49 531 391 7353
Interests: chemical communication; marine bacteria; bacterialvolatiles; chemical ecology; pheromones; defense compounds; biosynthesis; structural diversity

Prof. Dr. Mark Searcey
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK
Tel. +44 01603 592026; Fax: +44 01603 592003
Interests: natural products in medicinal chemistry; higher order nucleic acid structures; new targets for cancer research and protein-protein interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Drugs as Antitumour Agents

Prof. Dr. David H. Sherman
University of Michigan, Life Sciences Institute and Department of Medicinal Chemistry, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216, USA
Tel. +1 734 615 9907; Fax: +1 734 764 1247
Interests: marine microbiology; natural product biosynthesis; chemoenzymatic synthesis; infectious diseases; anti-cancer therapeutics

Prof. Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
Tel. +1 919 513 6279; Fax: +1 919 513 6464
Interests: marine metabonomics; environmental pharmacokinetics; glycolipid structure; lipid profiling; marine animal health risk assessment
Contribution: Special Issue: Metabolomic Approaches to Marine Organisms

Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran
Laboratorio di Chimica Bioinorganica, Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Rm. 188, Polo Scientifico, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
Tel. +39 055 4573005; Fax: +39 055 4573385
Interests: drug design; enzyme inhibitors; carbonic anhydrases; X-ray crystallography
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Structure-Based Drug Design

Prof. Dr. Roderich D. Süssmuth
Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie / FG Organische Chemie, Strasse des 17. Juni 124, Sekr. TC 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)30 314 78774; Fax: +49 (0)30 314 79651
Interests: structure elucidation; bioactivity profiling; biosynthesis investigation; isotope labelling; gene cluster; protein overexpression; enzyme kinetics; peptide synthesis; non-ribosomal peptide synthesis

Prof. Dr. Junichi Tanaka
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
Tel. +81 98 895 8560; Fax: +81 98 895 8565
Interests: marine natural products; biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir
Marine Natural Products Chemistry Research Unit, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Am Kiel-Kanal 44, Kiel 24106, Germany
Tel. +49 431 600 4430; Fax: +49 431 600 4441
Interests: marine natural product chemistry; marine microbiology; deep-sea organisms; structure elucidation; bioactivity; cancer; infectious diseases
Contribution: Special Issue: Antiprotozoal Marine Natural Products

Dr. Elisabetta Tosti
Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081 5833288; Fax: +39 081 7641355
Interests: marine animals reproduction; marine invertebrates; marine animal health/reproduction; risk assessment; marine natural products; marine biotechnology; ion channels; marine based anticancer research
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Bioactive Compounds Acting on Animal Reproduction

Dr. Antonio Trincone
Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Comprensorio Olivetti, Edificio 70, Via Campi Flegrei 34, I-80078 Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy
Tel. +39 081 8675095; Fax: +39 081 8041770
Interests: biocatalysis; marine enzymes; marine glycosidases; marine biotechnology; oligosaccharides
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzymes from the Sea: Sources, Molecular Biology and Bioprocesses
Special Issue: Marine Glycoconjugates
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 1st Symposium on Marine Enzymes and Polysaccharides

Dr. Mike J. Twiner
Department of Natural Sciences, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan 48128, USA
Tel. +1 313 593 5298; Fax: +1 313 593 4937
Interests: phycotoxins; mechanisms of action; toxicology; pharmacologically active compounds; cytotoxicity; gene expression; microbial ecology

Dr. Sylvia Urban
School of Applied Sciences (Applied Chemistry), RMIT University (City Campus), GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 3376; Fax: +61 3 9925 3747
Interests: marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterisation; NMR spectroscopy; analytical separation methodologies
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Natural Products - Advances in Separation, Characterisation and Chemical Profiling Methodologies
Special Issue: Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies—A Southern Hemisphere Perspective

Prof. Dr. Yoshihide Usami
Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1094, Japan
Tel. +81 726 90 1087; Fax: +81 726 90 1005
Interests: natural product; anti-cancer; bioactive; structure determination; total synthesis; chemical modification
Contribution: Special Issue: Synthesis around Marine Natural Products

Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Rua do Campo Alegre 4069-007 Porto and Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050.123 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351 223401817; Fax: +351 223380609
Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Emerging Marine Toxins
In other journals:
Special Issue: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins

Prof. Dr. Sadanandan E. Velu
Department of Chemistry, CHEM-280, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 901, 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1240, USA
Tel. +1 205 975 2478; Fax: +1 205 934 2543
Interests: bioactive marine alkaloids; analogues; synthesis; anti-cancer; anti-infective; enzyme inhibitors; structure based drug design; fragment based drug design; in silico virtual screening; SAR studies; lead optimization
Contribution: Special Issue: Alkaloid Analogs

Prof. Dr. Bin-Gui Wang
Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanhai Road 7, Qingdao 266071, China
Tel. +86 532 82898553; Fax: +86 532 82880645
Interests: natural products chemistry; bioactive compounds; drug discovery; structure determination

Prof. Dr. Peng George Wang
Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, PSC787, 100 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Tel. +1 404-413-3591; Fax: +1 404-413-3580
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; synthesis of natural products; medicinal chemistry; carbohydrate chemistry; biotechnology; bioengineering; green chemistry; bioanalytical chemistry

Prof. Dr. Chang-Yun Wang
Key Laboratory of Marine Drugs, the Ministry of Education of China, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, Qingdao 266003, China
Tel. +86 532 8203 1536
Interests: marine medicinal bioresources; marine pharmaceutical chemistry; marine natural products chemistry; marine chemical ecology

Dr. Sharon M. Watkins
Division of Disease Control & Health Protection, Bureau of Epidemiology, 4025 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399, USA
Tel. +1 850 245 4115; Fax: +1 850 413 9113
Interests: epidemiology; human health effects of HABs; neurotoxic shellfish poisoning; NSP; ciguatera; saxitoxin pufferfish poisoning; human health effects associated with brevetoxin

Prof. Dr. Philip Williams
Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 245A, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Tel. +1 808 956 5720; Fax: +1 808 956 5908
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Prof. Dr. Anthony D. Wright
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Tel. +1 808 933 2866; Fax: +1 808 933 2981
Interests: marine natural products; marine macro- and micro-organisms; medicinal chemistry; NMR methodologies; separation methods; structure elucidation; biological testing

Dr. Yang-Chang Wu
Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-22057153; Fax: +886-4-22060248
Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds

Dr. Lam Yulin
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, 117543 Singapore
Tel. +65 6516 2688; Fax: +65 6779 1691
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; chemical synthesis; heterocycles; antiviral agents; anticancer agents; agents against CNS disorder

Prof. Dr. Jordan K. Zjawiony *
Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, MS 38677, USA
Tel. +1 662 9157290; Fax: +1 662 9156975
Interests: marine biotechnology; pharmacognosy; natural products; semisynthesis; medicinal chemistry
* Former Associate Editor of Marine Drugs
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Natural Products as Anti-Cancer Agents

Prof. Dr. Eva Zubía
Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Apartado 40, 11510 Puerto Real (Cadiz), Spain
Tel. +34 956016021; Fax: +34 956016193
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; isolation and structure elucidation; bioactive compounds; citotoxicity

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