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Special Issue "Antiviral Compounds from Marine Resources"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many viruses are highly pathogenic and can cause a variety of serious infections and human deaths. In addition, viruses can also infect livestock and marine species, causing huge losses of many vertebrate food species. However, available treatments for viral infections are limited. In particular, diseases caused by pathogenic viruses have shown the need for new medicines, due to emerging and re-emerging viral pathogens, and the increasing appearance of viral resistance to available treatments. Thus, effective control of viral infections and disease has remained an unachieved goal and is paramount. This Special Issue is aimed at collecting new information from present research on natural extracts and synthetic compounds with antiviral potentials, in order to facilitate the discovery and development of new antiviral drugs for enhanced treatment of viral diseases worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Yuanan Lu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Marine microorganism

  • Antiviral drugs

  • Viral resistance

  • Marine biotechnology

  • Viral infection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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