Marine Drugs — Editors

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Marine Drugs Editorial Office
MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
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Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Ms. Tina Yan

Managing Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
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Editors

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
Website: http://marinepharmacology.midwestern.edu/
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Interests: immunopharmacology, inflammation, leukocytes, cytokines, chemokines, superoxide, eicosanoids, marine toxins
* New Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs since January 2014.
Contribution
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
Contribution
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
Website: http://anakekijjoa.com/
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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
Contribution
Prof. Dr. Vassilios Roussis

Associate Editor
University of Athens, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
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Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
Contribution
Prof. Dr. Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati

Associate Editor
Dipartimento di Farmacia, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Via Montesano 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: natural products; bioassay-guided isolation; stereostructure elucidation; NMR spectroscopy; antitumor compounds; antimalarial compounds
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

Editorial Board

Dr. Hitoshi Sashiwa

Kaneka Co., Ltd, 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072 Japan
Website: http://publicationslist.org/h.sashiwa
Interests: chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan
Special Issue: Advances in Marine Chitin and Chitosan II, 2017
In other journals:
Special Issue: Chitins
Special Issue: Chitins
Special Issue: Chitins 2015
Special Issue: Chitins 2016
Dr. Danielle Skropeta

School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia
Website: http://smah.uow.edu.au/chem/contacts/UOW110691.html
Interests: drug discovery & development; marine natural products; synthesis; structural elucidation; imaging; peptides; carbohydrates; chemical glycobiology; anti-cancer agents
Contribution: Special Issue: Deep-Sea Natural Products
Prof. Dr. David Adams

RMIT Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University GPO Box 2476. Melbourne Victoria 3001, Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/research/institutes/healthinnovations
Interests: acetylcholine nicotinic receptors; voltage-gated ion channels; venom peptides; conotoxins; structure-function relationship; electrophysiology; nociception
Contribution: Special Issue: Conotoxins
Dr. Kirsten Benkendorff

Marine Ecology Research Centre, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Military Road, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia
Website: http://www.scu.edu.au/marine-ecology/index.php/15
Interests: bioactive compounds from marine molluscs; marine pigments and dyes; molluscan immune systems
Contribution: Topical Collection: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Invertebrates
Dr. Eric Blomme

AbbVie, 1 North Waukegan Road, R46R/AP9A-224, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Interests: drug discovery; drug development; toxicology; pathology; in vitro toxicology; hepatotoxicity; kidney toxicity; genomics; genetic toxicology
Dr. Valeria Costantino

Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano, 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
Website: http://www.neanat.unina.it/
Interests: isolation and stereostructural elucidation of new leads compounds in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drug discovery
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Secondary Metabolites
Dr. Andrew Desbois

Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK9 4LA, UK
Website: https://rms.stir.ac.uk/converis-stirling/person/11380 | jsessionid=03ea2ac638aa162a882b7b76e23c
Interests: discovery and development of antimicrobial compounds
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Fatty Acids-2013
Special Issue: Marine Fatty Acids-2016
Dr. Daniel A. Dias

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University PO Box 71, Bundoora 3083, Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/d/dias-dr-daniel/
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
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
Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Autophagy
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich

Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Website: http://tu-freiberg.de/exphys/biomineralogy-and-extreme-biomimetics/gruppenleiter
Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Biomaterials
In other journals:
Special Issue: Frontiers of Marine Biomaterials
Special Issue: Extreme Biomimetics
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
Website: http://www.ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/elsayed.html
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Drug Design Based on Marine Natural Product Scaffolds
Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Fusetani *

Director, Fisheries & Oceans Hakodate, Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans, 20-5 Benten-cho, Hakodate 040-0051, Japan
Interests: marine natural products; drug discovery; antitumor; antimicrobial; enzyme inhibitors; chemical ecology; biofouling
* Former Associate Editor of Marine Drugs.
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
Website: http://www.ouc.edu.cn
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. Friedemann Honecker

Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP St. Gallen, Rorschacherstr. 150, CH-9006 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Website: http://www.zetup.ch
Interests: medical oncology; drug resistance; marine anti-cancer compounds; drug development; tumor biology; proteomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Cancer
Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Autophagy
Prof. Dr. Kui Hong

Key Laboratory of Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Drug Discovery, Ministry of Education, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430071, China
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. Jeffrey Macdonald

Department of Biomedical Engineering, 5022 Burnett-Womack, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Interests: metabolomics; fluxomics; NMR-based dereplication for drug discovery; NMR small molecule structure determination
Contribution: Special Issue: Metabolomic Approaches to Marine Organisms
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
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

Retired Chief of Natural Product Branch at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, USA
Interests: marine metabolites as drug leads and clinical candidates; marine microbiology; bioinformatics
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Natural Product: A Continuing Source of Novel Drug Leads
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
Website: http://web1.ouc.edu.cn/mp/4b/0f/c3932a19215/page.psp
Interests: marine medicinal bioresources; marine pharmaceutical chemistry; marine natural products chemistry; marine chemical ecology
Prof. Dr. Jordan K. Zjawiony *

Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, MS 38677, USA
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. Hartmut Laatsch *

Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Website: http://wwwuser.gwdg.de/~hlaatsc/Prof__Dr__H__Laatsch/prof__dr__h__laatsch.html
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. Andrea Bourdelais

Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, Wilmington NC, 28409, USA
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. 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
Website: http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/faculty/profiles/molinski_tadeusz_f.html
Interests: marine natural products; synthesis; medicinal chemistry; heterocycles; porifera; cyanobacteria; NMR
Contribution: Special Issue: Structural Techniques in Natural Products Drug Discovery
Dr. Sharon M. Watkins

Division of Disease Control & Health Protection, Bureau of Epidemiology, 4025 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399, USA
Interests: epidemiology; human health effects of HABs; neurotoxic shellfish poisoning; NSP; ciguatera; saxitoxin pufferfish poisoning; human health effects associated with brevetoxin
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
Website: https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/edradaebelruangeliedr/
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
Prof. Dr. Lise-Lotte Gundersen

Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, P.O. Box, 1033 Blindern, N-0315 Oslo, Norway
Website: http://folk.uio.no/llotte/
Interests: organic chemistry; total synthesis; medicinal chemistry; antimicrobial compounds; natural product chemistry
Prof. Dr. Junichi Tanaka

Department of Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan
Website: http://www.cc.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/~jtanaka/index.html
Interests: marine natural products; biodiversity
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
Website: http://faculty.utah.edu/u0035149-CHRIS_M_IRELAND/teaching/index.hml
Interests: marine pharmacognosy; natural products chemistry; structure and mechanism of action of antitumor natural products; marine microbiology; structure and neurotoxicity of conotoxins
Prof. Dr. Philip Williams

Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 245A, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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
Website: http://www.ciimar.up.pt/member.php?id=103
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
Special Issue: Bioactivity and Toxicity in Marine Cyanobacteria
Prof. Dr. Peng George Wang

Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, PSC787, 100 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Website: http://lithium.gsu.edu/faculty/PWang/
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; synthesis of natural products; medicinal chemistry; carbohydrate chemistry; biotechnology; bioengineering; green chemistry; bioanalytical chemistry
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
Interests: structure elucidation; bioactivity profiling; biosynthesis investigation; isotope labelling; gene cluster; protein overexpression; enzyme kinetics; peptide synthesis; non-ribosomal peptide synthesis
Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran

Neurofarba Department, University of Florence, Via Ugo Schiff 6, Polo Scientifico,50019-Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
Website: http://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-2015-0-A-2b333b2f352d-0.html
Interests: drug design; enzyme inhibitors; carbonic anhydrases; X-ray crystallography
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Structure-Based Drug Design
Special Issue: Cancer Metabolomics 2016
Special Issue: Pathogen Legionella pneumophila
Special Issue: Enzyme-Inhibitor Interaction as Examples of Molecular Recognition
Special Issue: Sulfonamides
Dr. Philipp Hess

Senior Researcher, Laboratoire Phycotoxines, Unité Littoral, Ifremer - BP 21105, Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu, 44311 Nantes CEDEX 03, France
Website: http://annuaire.ifremer.fr/cv/17128/en/
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; marine biotoxins; marine micro-organisms; biodiscovery; risk evaluation
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
Interests: glutamate receptors; toxicgenomics; neurotoxicity; biomarkers; toxicology; risk assessment
Prof. Dr. Michio Murata

Department of Chemstry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
Website: http://www.chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/lab/murata/english/index.html
Interests: marine biotoxins; seafood poisoning; membrane-active toxins; mechanism of toxicity and solid state NMR
Dr. A. Ganesan

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kindgom
Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/pha/ganesan
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; anticancer agents; biosynthesis
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
Website: http://www.fiu.edu/~berryj/
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
Prof. Dr. Jose A. Salas

Department of Functional Biology (Area Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine, University of Oviedo, 33006 Oviedo, Spain
Website: http://www.unioviedo.es/IUOPA/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:biosintesis-de-moleculas-antitumorales&Itemid=125&lang=en
Interests: bioactive natural products; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biosynthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Actinomycetes: A New Source of Natural Products
Dr. Nils Rehmann

NiRem Consulting, 153 Tripp Settlement Rd, Keswick Ridge, NB E6L 1W2, Canada
Interests: marine natural products; preparative isolation; structure elucidation; mass spectrometry; analysis; toxins
Prof. Dr. Jee H. Jung

College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan 609-735, Korea
Website: http://jhjung.pusan.ac.kr
Interests: Bioactive compounds from sponges and sponge-derived microorganisms; derivatization and optimization of natural leads
Prof. Dr. Eva Zubía

Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Apartado 40, 11510 Puerto Real (Cadiz), Spain
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; isolation and structure elucidation; bioactive compounds; citotoxicity
Dr. Yang-Chang Wu

Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Ken Liu

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Website: http://www.sbs.cuhk.edu.hk/TeachingStaffDetails.asp?TE_Name=LIU Wing Keung Ken
Interests: bioactive natural products; RNA stability; fungal lectins and melanogenesis
Dr. Antonio Hernández Daranas

Institute for Bio-Organic Chemistry, Antonio González, University of La Laguna, La Laguna 38256, Spain
Interests: marine natural products; marine toxins; biosynthesis; NMR spectroscopy; protein-ligand interactions; inhibition of phosphatases
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
Website: http://www.lsi.umich.edu/facultyresearch/labs/sherman
Interests: marine microbiology; natural product biosynthesis; chemoenzymatic synthesis; infectious diseases; anti-cancer therapeutics
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
Website: http://www.medinadiscovery.com
Interests: marine natural products; microbial natural products; bioassay-guided isolation and structure elucidation; antitumour compounds; antimicrobial compounds
Prof. Dr. Pei-Yuan Qian

Division of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website: http://www.qian.ust.hk/
Interests: larval omics; marine molecular ecology; microbial ecology; marine natural products; biofouling and antifouling; marine invertebrates
Dr. Mike J. Twiner

Department of Natural Sciences, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan 48128, USA
Website: http://www.casl.umd.umich.edu/index.php?id=687730
Interests: phycotoxins; mechanisms of action; toxicology; pharmacologically active compounds; cytotoxicity; gene expression; microbial ecology
Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Miyaoka

School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan
Interests: synthesis of marine natural products; isolation and structural determination of marine natural products
Prof. Dr. Mark Searcey

School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK
Website: https://www.uea.ac.uk/pharmacy/people/profile/m-searcey
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. Yoshihide Usami

Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4-20-1 Nasahara, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1094, Japan
Interests: natural product; anti-cancer; bioactive; structure determination; total synthesis; chemical modification
Contribution: Special Issue: Synthesis around Marine Natural Products
Dr. Kirk R. Gustafson

Molecular Targets Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Building 562, Room 201, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Website: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=7125
Interests: natural products chemistry; chemical biology of natural products; NMR spectroscopy
Contribution: Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Microbes
Prof. Dr. Miguel O. Mitchell

Science Content Editor,Late Nite Labs, 1309 Middle Neck Dr. Apt. J Salisbury, MD 21804, USA
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
Special Issue: Marine Organohalides
Prof. Dr. Antonio Molinaro

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte Santangelo, Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: carbohydrates; lipopolysaccharides; polysaccharides; innate immunity; glycoconjugates; NMR
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Lipopolysaccharides
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
Interests: anti-bacterial; anti-viral; anti-parasitic and anti-cancer pharmacology of marine natural products; biochemical and biological properties of pyridoacridines
Prof. Dr. Christine Salomon

Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota, MMC 204, 7-146 PWB, 516 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Website: http://www.cdd.umn.edu/Members/Salomon/index.htm
Interests: marine microbiology; microbial natural products; microbial ecology; actinomycetes; symbiosis; polyketide synthase; non-ribosomal peptide synthetase
Prof. Dr. Hendrik Luesch

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, P.O. Box 100485, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Website: http://www.cop.ufl.edu/faculty/hendrikluesch/
Interests: marine drug discovery; structure determination; mechanism of action; functional genomics
Prof. Dr. Anthony D. Wright

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Website: http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/cop/psc/adwright.php
Interests: marine natural products; marine macro- and micro-organisms; medicinal chemistry; NMR methodologies; separation methods; structure elucidation; biological testing
Prof. Dr. Yoel Kashman

School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Interests: marine metabolites; structure elucidation; anticancer agents; antimicrobial agents; biogenesis
Prof. Dr. Jun'ichi Kobayashi

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sapporo 060-0812, Japan
Interests: bioactive marine natural products; structure elucidation; mecanism of action; drug leads; bioprobes; biogenesis
Prof. Dr. Hugo Rubén Arias

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, California Northstate University, 9700 W. Taron Dr., Elk Grove, CA 95757, USA
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
Dr. Antonio Trincone

Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Comprensorio Olivetti, Edificio 70, Via Campi Flegrei 34, I-80078 Pozzuoli, Napoli, Italy
Website: http://www.icb.cnr.it/people/antonio.trincone/
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
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the International Conference on Coastal Ecology and Marine Biotechnology Dec. 8-10, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
In other journals:
Special Issue: Emerging Biomolecular Technologies in Marine Science
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Ciminiello

Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Via D. Montesano 49, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
Website: http://www.dcsn.unina.it/
Interests: marine natural products; marine plankton; structure elucidation; marine biotoxins; dinoflagellates
Prof. Dr. Julia Kubanek

School of Biology & School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 310 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30332, USA
Website: http://www.biology.gatech.edu/people/julia-kubanek
Interests: chemical ecology; chemical communication / chemical signaling; marine natural products chemistry; secondary metabolism; harmful algal blooms; plankton ecology
Prof. Dr. John W. Blunt

Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury, PB 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
Website: http://www.chem.canterbury.ac.nz/people/blunt.shtml
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Raabe

Institut für Organische Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Landoltweg 1, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Website: http://www.oc.rwth-aachen.de/gerdraabe/index.html
Interests: quantum chemistry; theoretical and experimental CD spectroscopy; X-ray structure determination; crystallography
Contribution: Special Issue: Circular Dichroism of Marine Drugs
Prof. Dr. Peter Proksch *

Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Universität Düsseldorf, Gebäude 26.23, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.pharmazie.hhu.de/en/institutes/institute-of-pharmaceutical-biology-and-biotechnology.html
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
Dr. Miroslav Gantar

Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, University Park, Miami, Fl. 33199, USA
Interests: microbial ecology; bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria; antimicrobial agents
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Diana

Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, Via Archirafi, 32-90123 Palermo, Italy
Website: http://portale.unipa.it/dipartimenti/stebicef/
Interests: organic synthesis; medicinial chemistry; new synthetic methodologies; heterocycles; antitumor activity; nortopsentin
Contribution: Special Issue: Synthesis of Antitumor Marine Alkaloids and Related Analogues
Prof. Dr. Georg Pohnert

Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Lessingstr. 8, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Website: http://www.chemgeo.uni-jena.de/Pohnertgroup.html
Interests: marine chemical ecology; analytical chemistry; biosynthesis; oxylipins; lipids; terpenoids; phytoplankton
Contribution: Topical Collection: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Plankton
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
Interests: organic synthesis; natural products chemistry; chemical biology; bioorganic chemistry
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
Website: http://www.usc.edu.au/University/AcademicFaculties/Science/Staff/011745.htm
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
Special Issue: Sponge Symbiotic Bacterial Diversity
Special Issue: Diversity of Sponge Symbiotic Bacteria
Prof. Dr. George Perry

College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 79249-0661, USA
Website: http://bio.utsa.edu/faculty/perry.html
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
Prof. Dr. Deniz Tasdemir

Marine Natural Products Chemistry Research Unit, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Am Kiel-Kanal 44, Kiel 24106, Germany
Website: http://www.geomar.de/en/research/fb3/fb3-mn/
Interests: marine natural product chemistry; marine microbiology; deep-sea organisms; structure elucidation; bioactivity; cancer; infectious diseases
Contribution: Special Issue: Antiprotozoal Marine Natural Products
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Manning

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698, USA
Website: http://www.valdosta.edu/~tmanning/
Interests: production of marine natural products using aquaculture methods; ion interactions to natural products
Prof. Dr. Bruce F. Bowden

Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811 Queensland, Australia
Website: http://www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/school/pms/chem/staff/bowden/
Interests: natural products; marine; pharmacologically active; cytotoxic; structure elucidation
Dr. Sylvia Urban

School of Applied Sciences (Applied Chemistry), RMIT University (City Campus), GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia
Website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse | ID=a3to28z2wchp1 | STATUS=A?QRY=sylvia%20urban&STYPE=ENTIRE
Interests: marine and terrestrial natural products chemistry; isolation and structural characterization; 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
Special Issue: Marine Natural Product Discovery: Innovative Strategies and Future Trends
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
Website: http://www.upeikerrlab.ca
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Fungal 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
Website: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/docs/personnel/stoskopf_michael.html
Interests: marine metabonomics; environmental pharmacokinetics; glycolipid structure; lipid profiling; marine animal health risk assessment
Contribution: Special Issue: Metabolomic Approaches to Marine Organisms
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schulz

Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Website: http://www.oc.tu-bs.de/schulz/index_en.html
Interests: chemical communication; marine bacteria; bacterialvolatiles; chemical ecology; pheromones; defense compounds; biosynthesis; structural diversity
Prof. Dr. F. David Horgen

College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Website: http://www.hpu.edu/CNCS/Faculty_Staff/Profiles/DavidHorgenProfile.html
Interests: marine natural products; structure determination; non-ribosomal peptides; ion channel assays; modulation of transient receptor potential ion channels; analytical chemistry
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Álvarez

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Parc Científic de Barcelona, Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.pcb.ub.es/fama
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; alkaloids; synthesis; heterocycles
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Alkaloids
Dr. Yulin Lam

Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, 117543 Singapore
Website: http://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/people/academic_staff/lamyl.htm
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; chemical synthesis; heterocycles; antiviral agents; anticancer agents; agents against CNS disorder
Dr. Stuart J. Mickel

Rolleweg 12, CH-4415 Lausen, Switzerland
Interests: natural product synthesis; anti-cancer natural products; process research and scale-up
Dr. Peter Karuso

Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Website: http://www.chem.mq.edu.au/~vislab/karuso.html
Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
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
Website: http://www.uab.edu/cas/chemistry/velu-home
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
Special Issue: Enzyme Inhibitors of Marine Origin
Prof. Dr. 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
Website: http://www.pcb.ub.es/fama
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
Dr. Angelo Fontana

Bio-Organic Chemistry Research Group, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy
Website: http://www.icb.cnr.it/people/angelo.fontana
Interests: marine natural products; biosynthesis of chemical mediators; drug discovery; biofuels from marine microalgae; biological hydrogen
Dr. Elisabetta Tosti

Laboratory of Animal Physiology and Evolution, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”, Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli, Italy
Website: http://www.szn.it/
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
Prof. Dr. Peter C. Ruben

Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Website: https://www.sfu.ca/bpk/people/faculty_directory/ruben.html
Interests: voltage-gated ion channels; toxins; evolution
Contribution: Special Issue: Tetrodotoxin
Special Issue: Ion Channel Inhibiting Marine Toxins
Prof. Dr. Bin-Gui Wang

Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanhai Road 7, Qingdao 266071, China
Interests: natural products chemistry; bioactive compounds; drug discovery; structure determination
Prof. Dr. Francisco Sarabia

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Malaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Malaga, Spain
Interests: antibiotics; anticancer; macrolides; cyclodepsipeptides; carbohydrates; natural products
Prof. Dr. Gilles Barnathan

College of Pharmacy, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
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 dtermination and lipidomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Lipids
Prof. Dr. Colin Barrow

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, 3217, Australia
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/scitech/les/about/staff-profiles/display/index.php?username=cbarrow
Interests: Marine biotechnology; marine lipids; enzyme catalysts
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Functional Food
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
Interests: endocrine disruptors; marine fish; hermaphrodite; immune response; reproduction
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Fish Endocrine Disruption
Prof. Dr. Agostino Casapullo

Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: marine natural products; structure elucidation; chemical proteomics; target discovery; bioorganic chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Compounds and Inflammation
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
Website: http://cms.its.waikato.ac.nz/spe/people/michele
Interests: natural products chemistry; application of spectral methods to structural determination; biologically active compounds and structure-activity relationships; chemical ecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Compounds from Cyanobacteria
In other journals:
Special Issue: Natural Products Research in Australia and New Zealand
Dr. Paola Laurienzo

Istituto di Chimica e Tecnologia dei Polimeri, C.N.R.-Via Campi Flegrei, 34-80078 Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy
Website: www.ipcb.cnr.it
Interests: natural polysaccharides; chemical modification; macromolecular synthesis; polymers for drug release
Dr. Véronique Martin-Jézéquel

IUML, FR 3473 CNRS, University of Nantes, EA 2160, 2 rue de la Houssinière, F-44322, Nantes, France
Website: http://www.univ-nantes.fr/martin-jezequel-v/0/fiche___annuaireksup/
Interests: diatoms; carbon and nitrogen metabolism; silicium; physiology; biochemistry; phytoplankton and microphytobenthos ecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Metabolites in Diatoms
Dr. Kellie L. Tuck

School of Chemistry, Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
Website: http://kellietuckgroup.com/index.html
Interests: synthesis of bioactive compounds (peptidomimetics and natural products) with potential therapeutic applications
Contribution: Special Issue: Marine Peptides and Their Mimetics
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