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Prof. Dr. Alejandro M. Mayer *
Editor-in-Chief
Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, CCOM, Midwestern University, 555 31st. Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, USA
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Interests: immunopharmacology, inflammation, leukocytes, cytokines, chemokines, superoxide, eicosanoids, marine toxins
* New Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs since January 2014.
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Prof. Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati
Associate Editor
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
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Interests: marine and terrestrial natural products; pharmaceutical biology; stereostructure elucidation; bioactivity
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Prof. Dr. Paul Long
Associate Editor
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Department of Chemistry, King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom
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Interests: biochemical adaptations; streptomyces genetics; natural products discovery; bioinformatics
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Dr. Keith B. Glaser
Associate Editor
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
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Interests: oncology, inflammation, epigenetics, receptor tyrosine kinases, drug discovery, marine natural products
Dr. Peer B. Jacobson
Associate Editor
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, North Chicago, IL 6004-6099, USA
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Interests: drug discovery; imaging; glucocorticoids; inflammation; neutrophil biology; 11 beta HSD1; Alzheimers; multiple sclerosis; ophthalmology; spinal cord injury; osteoarthritis; non-human primate models
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Associate Editor
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
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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
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Prof. Vassilios Roussis
Associate Editor
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
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Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. David Adams
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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Interests: acetylcholine nicotinic receptors; voltage-gated ion channels; venom peptides; conotoxins; structure-function relationship; electrophysiology; nociception
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Conotoxins
Prof. Fernando Albericio
1. School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
2. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 08028-Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: solid-phase chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, drug delivery systems, peptides, peptide drug conjugates, orthogonal chemistry, drug discovery, biomaterials
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Special Issue in Molecules: Solid Phase Synthesis
Special Issue in Molecules: Chemical Protein and Peptide Synthesis
Special Issue in Molecules: Combinatorial Synthesis
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from the 14th International Symposium on Marine Natural Products
Special Issue in Molecules: Organic Synthesis on Solid Phase
Special Issue in Molecules: Peptide Therapeutics
Special Issue in Methods and Protocols: Feature Papers
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Álvarez
Dept of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 10-12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; alkaloids; synthesis; heterocycles
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Alkaloids
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Marine Natural Compounds with Heterocyclic Motifs in their Structure
Prof. Dr. Hugo Rubén Arias
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, California Northstate University, 9700 W. Taron Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757, USA
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Interests: acetylcholine nicotinic receptors; structure-function relationship; noncompetitive antagonists; localization of binding sites; fluorescence spectroscopy; equilibrium binding
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Drugs and Ion Channels
Prof. Dr. Gilles Barnathan
College of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
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Interests: marine lipids with biological activity and with interest in human health and nutrition; bioactive glycolipids; fatty acid and sterol compositions; marine sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids; analytical methods in structure determination and lipidomics
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Lipids
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Lipids with Biological Interest
Prof. Colin Barrow
Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia
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Interests: lipases; omega-3; nanomaterials; graphene; biotechnology
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Functional Food
Special Issue in Molecules: Lipases and Lipases Modification
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
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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
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Interests: bioactive compounds from marine molluscs; marine pigments and dyes; molluscan immune systems
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Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: cyanobacteria; toxins; bioactive compounds; zebrafish embryo model; natural products
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Special Issue in Toxins: Algal Toxins
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Algal Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Cyanotoxins
Dr. Eric Blomme
AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, R46R/AP9A-224, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
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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
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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
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Dinoflagellates
Prof. Dr. Bruce F. Bowden
Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811 Queensland, Australia
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Interests: natural products; marine; pharmacologically active; cytotoxic; structure elucidation
Prof. Dr. Robert J. Capon
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Carmody Road, St Lucia 4072, Queensland, Australia
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Interests: biodiscovery; marine and microbial natural products chemistry; biomimetic synthesis
Prof. Dr. Agostino Casapullo
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
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Interests: marine natural products; structure elucidation; chemical proteomics; target discovery; bioorganic chemistry
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds and Inflammation
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Ciminiello
Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Via D. Montesano 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: marine natural products; marine plankton; structure elucidation; marine biotoxins; dinoflagellates
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: From Bioactive Compounds to New Drugs: Commemorative Issue Dedicated to Professor Ernesto Fattorusso (1937-2012)
Special Issue in Molecules: From Bioactive Compounds to New Drugs: Commemorative Issue Dedicated to Professor Ernesto Fattorusso (1937-2012)
Prof. Maria Michela Corsaro
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
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Interests: polysaccharides and oligosaccharides; marine extremophiles; secondary metabolites; structural elucidation
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Oligosaccharides and Polysaccharides
Dr. Rui Manuel Santos Costa de Morais
Catholic University of Portugal, CBQF – Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry – Associate Laboratory, Rua Arquiteto Lobão Vital, Apartado 2511, 4202-401 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: production, extraction and optimization of bioactive compounds from microalgae biomass and applications thereof in food/feed, and health; plant and microalgae biotechnology; bio-based products; natural product chemistry
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Probiotics and Prebiotics
Prof. Valeria Costantino
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Domenico Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: isolation and stereostructural elucidation of new leads compounds in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drug discovery; exploration of the QQ and the QS system in bacteria symbiotic with sponges with the goal to create novel leads in antibacterial drug discovery
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Secondary Metabolites
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Secondary Metabolite II, 2017
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Quorum Quenching Agents: Exploring Quorum Sensing Interfering Strategies in Marine Bacteria for the Development of Novel Therapeutics
Dr. Antonio Hernández Daranas
Institute for Bio-Organic Chemistry, Antonio González, University of La Laguna, La Laguna 38256, Spain
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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
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Interests: discovery and development of antimicrobial compounds
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Fatty Acids-2013
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Fatty Acids-2016
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Diana
Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, Via Archirafi, 32-90123 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: marine alkaloids; heterocycles; drug discovery; synthesis; bioactive compounds; antitumor activity
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Synthesis of Antitumor Marine Alkaloids and Related Analogues
Special Issue in Molecules: The Biomedical Importance of Indoles and Their Derivatives
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: New Strategies to Counteract Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms
Dr. Daniel A. Dias
School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University PO Box 71, Bundoora 3083, Australia
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Interests: metabolomics; natural products chemistry; biomarker discovery; analytical chemistry; dereplication; structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: bioactive marine natural products; autophagy; molecular mechanism of anticancer activity; drug target identification and validation; proteomics; drug combination studies.
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Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds and Cancer
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds as Modulators of Autophagy and Lysosomal Activity
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
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Interests: natural products; drug discovery; NMR spectroscopy; metabolomics
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Terpenoids of Marine Origin
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium
Special Issue in Metabolites: Marine Metabolomics
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from the 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
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Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Biomaterials
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Frontiers of Marine Biomaterials
Special Issue in Biomimetics: Extreme Biomimetics
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Biomaterials II, 2017
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
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Drug Design Based on Marine Natural Product Scaffolds
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: New Frontiers in Marine-Derived Kinase Modulators
Dr. Angelo Fontana
Bio-Organic Chemistry Research Group, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy
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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
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Interests: marine natural products; drug discovery; antitumor; antimicrobial; enzyme inhibitors; chemical ecology; biofouling
* Former Associate Editor of Marine Drugs.
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Antifouling Marine Natural Products
Dr. A. Ganesan
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kindgom
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Interests: natural products; drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; anticancer agents; biosynthesis
Prof. Dr. Alfonsa García Ayala
Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Faculty of Biology, Regional Campus of International Excellence "Campus Mare Nostrum", University of Murcia, 3100 Murcia, Spain
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Interests: endocrine disruptors; marine fish; hermaphrodite; immune response; reproduction
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Fish Endocrine Disruption
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
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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
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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.
Dr. Kirk R. Gustafson
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 562, Room 201, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
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Interests: natural products chemistry; chemical biology of natural products; NMR spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: marine natural products chemistry; marine biotoxins; marine micro-organisms; biodiscovery; risk evaluation
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: “Harmful Algae: Natural Products Research and Medical Application Exploration”―Selected Papers from the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA 2018)
Dr. Friedemann Honecker
Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP St. Gallen, Rorschacherstr. 150, CH-9006 St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Interests: medical oncology; drug resistance; marine anti-cancer compounds; drug development; tumor biology; proteomics
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Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds and Cancer
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds as Modulators of Autophagy and Lysosomal Activity
Prof. Dr. Kui Hong
Key Laboratory of Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Drug Discovery, Ministry of Education, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Genome Mining and Marine Microbial Natural Products
Prof. Dr. F. David Horgen
College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
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Interests: marine natural products; structure determination; non-ribosomal peptides; ion channel assays; modulation of transient receptor potential ion channels; analytical chemistry
Assist. Prof. Efstathia Ioannou
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, Athens 15771, Greece
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Interests: marine natural products; structure elucidation; bioactivity evaluation; marine-derived microorganisms; biotransformations
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactivity of Marine Natural Products
Topical Collection in Molecules: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Biotransformations Utilizing Marine/Marine-Derived Bacteria and Fungi
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Terpenoids from Marine Organisms
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
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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
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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
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Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
Prof. Dr. Yoel Kashman
School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
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Interests: marine metabolites; structure elucidation; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biogenesis
Prof. Dr. Russell Kerr
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Canada
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Fungal Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Jun'ichi Kobayashi
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan
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Interests: bioactive marine natural products; structure elucidation; mecanism of action; drug leads; bioprobes; biogenesis
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
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Interests: microbial diversity; microbial systematics; ecophysiology of microorganisms; functional diversity of microorganisms; microbial ecosystems
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microorganisms
Special Issue in Diversity: Genetic and Functional Diversity of Microorganisms
Special Issue in Diversity: Diversity of Marine Invertebrate and Seaweed Symbiotic Bacteria
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products from Symbiotic Ecosystems
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products and Their Translational Applications in Medicine
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Laatsch *
Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
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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.
Dr. Yulin Lam
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, 117543 Singapore
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Interests: bioorganic chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; chemical synthesis; heterocycles; antiviral agents; anticancer agents; agents against CNS disorder
Dr. Paola Laurienzo
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, CNR, via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli 80078, Italy
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Interests: natural polysaccharides; chemical modification; macromolecular synthesis; polymers for drug delivery
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Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: Marine Polysaccharides
Prof. Dr. Yuanan Lu
Environmental Health Laboratory, Dept. Public Health Sciences, University of Hawaii, 1960 East West Road, Biomed D104J, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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Interests: marine natural compounds; antiviral agents; in vitro toxicology; virological assays
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Antiviral Compounds from Marine Resources
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Luesch
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 100485, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
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Interests: marine drug discovery; structure determination; mechanism of action; functional genomics
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Macdonald
Department of Biomedical Engineering, 5022 Burnett-Womack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
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Interests: metabolomics; fluxomics; NMR-based dereplication for drug discovery; NMR small molecule structure determination
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Metabolomic Approaches to Marine Organisms
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Manning
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698, USA
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Interests: production of marine natural products using aquaculture methods; ion interactions to natural products
Dr. Véronique Martin-Jézéquel
CNRS, University of La Rochelle, UMR 7266 LIENSs
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Interests: diatoms; carbon and nitrogen metabolism; silicium; physiology; biochemistry; phytoplankton and microphytobenthos ecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Metabolites in Diatoms
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Biomineralization: from Biomolecules to Biofunctional Materials
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Indispensable Power to Marine Drugs: Female Scientists' Achievements
Dr. Stuart J. Mickel
Rolleweg 12, CH-4415 Lausen, Switzerland
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Interests: natural product synthesis; anti-cancer natural products; process research and scale-up
Dr. Miguel O. Mitchell
American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Interests: antibacterial agents; cation-pi and sigma hole-based protein–ligand complex investigations; the interface of chemistry and art; improving low-income accessibility of hands-on chemical instrumentation-based experiments in analytical chemistry and biochemistry
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Anti-infective Agents
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Organohalides
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Antimicrobial Agents
Special Issue in J: Chemical Innovations in Visual Arts Creations
Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Miyaoka
School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan
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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
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Interests: carbohydrates; lipopolysaccharides; polysaccharides; innate immunity; glycoconjugates; NMR
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: marine natural products; synthesis; medicinal chemistry; heterocycles; porifera; cyanobacteria; NMR
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Structural Techniques in Natural Products Drug Discovery
Prof. Dr. Michio Murata
Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
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Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR
Dr. Constantina Nasopoulou
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Metropolite Ioakeim 2, 81400 Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
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Interests: functional food products of animal origin; food biotechnology; food safety and quality; atherosclerosis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Functional Food Products - Cardiovascular Diseases
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine-derived Bioactive Peptides and Lipids Applied in Non-communicable Diseases
Dr. David J. Newman
Retired Chief of Natural Product Branch at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, USA
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Interests: marine metabolites as drug leads and clinical candidates; marine microbiology; bioinformatics
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Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Product: A Continuing Source of Novel Drug Leads
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Drugs in Clinical Trials
Prof. Dr. George Perry
College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Tx 79249, USA
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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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
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Interests: marine chemical ecology; analytical chemistry; biosynthesis; oxylipins; lipids; terpenoids; phytoplankton
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Plankton
Assoc. Prof. Michele R. Prinsep
Department of Chemistry, The University of Waikato, Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, Gate 1 Knighton Road, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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Interests: natural products chemistry; application of spectral methods to structural determination; biologically active compounds and structure-activity relationships; chemical ecology
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Compounds from Cyanobacteria
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Products Research in Australia and New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Peter Proksch *
Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Universität Düsseldorf, Gebäude 26.23, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
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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.
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: New Approaches for Activating Silent Biogenetic Gene Clusters in Marine Microorganisms
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Strategies for Enhancing the Metabolome of Marine-Derived Fungi
Prof. Dr. Pei-Yuan Qian
Division of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: larval omics; marine molecular ecology; microbial ecology; marine natural products; biofouling and antifouling; marine invertebrates
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Antifouling Marine Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Raabe
Institut für Organische Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: quantum chemistry; theoretical and experimental CD spectroscopy; X-ray structure determination; crystallography
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Circular Dichroism of Marine Drugs
Dr. Nils Rehmann
NiRem Consulting, 153 Tripp Settlement Rd, Keswick Ridge, NB E6L 1W2, Canada
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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
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Interests: marine natural products; microbial natural products; bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation; antitumour compounds; antimicrobial compounds
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Marine Secondary Metabolites
Prof. Dr. Jose A. Salas
Department of Functional Biology (Area Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
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Interests: bioactive natural products; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biosynthesis; polyketides; nonribosomal peptides; glycosylated compounds
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Actinomycetes: A New Source of Natural Products
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Microbial Gene Clusters of Marine Origin
Prof. Dr. Christine Salomon
Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, MMC 204, 7-146 PWB, 516 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
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Interests: marine microbiology; microbial natural products; microbial ecology; actinomycetes; symbiosis; polyketide synthase; non-ribosomal peptide synthetase
Prof. Dr. Francisco Sarabia
Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
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Interests: natural products; bioactive compounds; total synthesis; antitumor; antibiotics; cyclodepsipeptides; cyclopeptides
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Glycosides
Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa
Kaneka Co., Ltd, 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072 Japan
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Interests: chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications; biodegradable polymer; bio-based polymer
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Special Issue in Materials: Chitins
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2015
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan II, 2017
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2016
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Biodegradable Polymers
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Chitin
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chitins 2018
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schulz
Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
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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
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Interests: natural products in medicinal chemistry; higher order nucleic acid structures; new targets for cancer research and protein-protein interactions
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: marine microbiology; natural product biosynthesis; chemoenzymatic synthesis; infectious diseases; anti-cancer therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Alba Silipo
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: Glycoconjugates; Lipopolysaccharides; NMR spectroscopy; Innate immunity; NMR study of protein-ligand interaction; NMR-based conformational analysis
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Immunomodulators
Dr. Danielle Skropeta
School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
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Interests: drug discovery & development; marine natural products; synthesis; structural elucidation; imaging; peptides; carbohydrates; chemical glycobiology; anti-cancer agents
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Deep-Sea Natural Products
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
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Interests: marine metabonomics; environmental pharmacokinetics; glycolipid structure; lipid profiling; marine animal health risk assessment
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Metabolomic Approaches to Marine Organisms
Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Neurofarba Department, Sezione di Scienze Farmaceutiche e Nutraceutiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) 50019, Italy
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Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases; anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins
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Special Issue in Molecules: Structure-Based Drug Design
Special Issue in Metabolites: Cancer Metabolomics 2016
Special Issue in Pathogens: Pathogen Legionella pneumophila
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Enzyme-Inhibitor Interaction as Examples of Molecular Recognition
Special Issue in Molecules: Sulfonamides
Special Issue in Metabolites: Carbonic Anhydrases and Metabolism
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Carbonic Anhydrase in Marine Organism
Special Issue in Molecules: Metalloenzyme Inhibitors and Activators
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protease and Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors and Their Roles in Pathological Processes
Prof. Dr. Junichi Tanaka
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
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Interests: marine natural products; biodiversity
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products Discovery: In Honor of Late Prof. Tatsuo Higa
Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Head, Marine Natural Products Chemistry Research Unit, Director, GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology (GEOMAR-Biotech), Am Kiel-Kanal 44, Kiel 24106, Germany
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Interests: marine natural product chemistry; marine microbiology; deep-sea organisms; structure elucidation; bioactivity; cancer; infectious diseases
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Antiprotozoal Marine Natural Products
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference of Marine Fungal Natural Products (MaFNaP_2017)
Prof. Dr. Olivier P. Thomas
National University of Ireland Galway, Marine Biodiscovery, School of Chemistry, University Road, Galway, Ireland
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Interests: marine natural product chemistry; marine drugs; marine sponges; marine cyanobacteria and algae, structure elucidation; chemical ecology; metabolomics
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Compounds and Inflammation II, 2017
Dr. Elisabetta Tosti
Department of Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, 8012, Naples, Italy
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Interests: marine animals; reproduction; fertilization; ion currents; environmental stress
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Bioactive Compounds Acting on Animal Reproduction
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Drugs and Ion Currents
Dr. Kellie L. Tuck
School of Chemistry, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
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Interests: synthesis of bioactive compounds (peptidomimetics and natural products) with potential therapeutic applications
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics
Dr. Mike J. Twiner
Department of Natural Sciences, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan 48128, USA
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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
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Interests: marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterization; NMR spectroscopy; analytical separation methodologies
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products - Advances in Separation, Characterisation and Chemical Profiling Methodologies
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies—A Southern Hemisphere Perspective
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Product Discovery: Innovative Strategies and Future Trends
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Advances in Marine Natural Product Characterisation and Separation Methodologies
Prof. Dr. Yoshihide Usami
Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1094, Japan
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Interests: natural product; anti-cancer; bioactive; structure determination; total synthesis; chemical modification
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Synthesis around Marine Natural Products
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Bioactive Natural Product Studies in Asia
Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Emerging Marine Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes II, 2017
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products and Obesity
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
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
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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
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Alkaloid Analogs
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Enzyme Inhibitors of Marine Origin
Prof. Dr. Bin-Gui Wang
Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanhai Road 7, Qingdao 266071, China
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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
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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
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Interests: marine medicinal bioresources; marine pharmaceutical chemistry; marine natural products chemistry; marine chemical ecology
Dr. Sharon M. Watkins
Pennsylvania Department of Health, 625 Forster Street, State Public Health Agency, Harrisburg, PA, USA
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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
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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
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Interests: marine natural products; marine macro- and micro-organisms; medicinal chemistry; NMR methodologies; separation methods; structure elucidation; biological testing
Prof. Dr. Yang-Chang Wu
Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
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Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Bin Wu
Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 315058, China
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Interests: Marine Natural Products; Marine Drugs; Marine Carbohydrates; Marine Toxins
Prof. Dr. Jordan K. Zjawiony *
Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, MS 38677, USA
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Interests: marine biotechnology; pharmacognosy; natural products; semisynthesis; medicinal chemistry
* Former Associate Editor of Marine Drugs
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: 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
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Interests: marine natural products chemistry; isolation and structure elucidation; bioactive compounds; citotoxicity
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