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Ms. Jing Gao

Managing Editor
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
Tel. +86 10 81521170; Fax: +86 10 59011089

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Dr. Derek J. McPhee

Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Amyris, Inc., 5885 Hollis St, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
Interests: organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Fernando Albericio

Associate Editor
1 School of Chemistry, Yachay Tech, Yachay City of Knowledge, 100119-Urcuqui, Ecuador
2 Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Parc Científic de Barcelona, Baldiri Reixac 10, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
3 School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; peptides; solid-phase chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; drug delivery systems
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Associate Editor
Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Dr. John A. Beutler

Associate Editor
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Bldg 560-1, Room 11-86, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Interests: natural products; cancer; HIV; plants; molecular targets
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino

Associate Editor
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Prof. Dr. Curt Wentrup

Associate Editor
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld 4072, Australia
Interests: reactive intermediates; unusual molecules; carbenes; nitrenes; radicals; biradicals; cumulenes; flash vacuum pyrolysis; photochemistry; matrix isolation; microwave-induced reactions
Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero

Section Editor-in-Chief
Laboratori de Química Farmacèutica (Unitat Associada al CSIC), Facultat de Farmàcia and Institut de Biomedicina (IBUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII, 27-31, Barcelona E-08028, Spain
Interests: multitarget anti-Alzheimer agents; hybrid compounds; cholinesterase inhibitors; amyloid anti-aggregating compounds; BACE-1 inhibitors; antiprotozoan compounds
Prof. Dr. Roman Dembinski

Section Editor-in-Chief
Oakland University, Department of Chemistry, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd., Rochester, Michigan 48309-4477, USA
Interests: organic synthesis; alkynes; fluorous; nucleosides; organometallic; cycloisomerizations; cyclizations
Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt

Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, University of Münster, Corrensstrasse 48, D-48149 Münster, Germany
Interests: natural products; anti-parasitic activity; structure elucidation; spectroscopy; computer-aided structure-activity relationship studies
Dr. James W. Gauld

Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada
Interests: computational chemistry; quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics; molecular dynamics; docking; catalysis; enzymology; thermochemistry; reaction mechanisms; sulfur biochemistry
Dr. Pierre Pichat

Section Editor-in-Chief
Photocatalyse et Environnement, CNRS/ Ecole Centrale de Lyon (STMS), 69134 Ecully CEDEX, France
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, environmental chemistry, catalysis, photochemistry
Dr. Arnaud Gautier

Section Editor-in-Chief
Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF) - UMR 6296, Campus Universitaire des Cézeaux, 24 avenue Blaise Pascal, TSA 60026, CS 60026, 63178 AUBIERE Cedex, France
Interests: organometallic; click chemistry; stable carbene; biological probe

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. J. Derek Woollins

Department of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
Interests: synthesis; p block chemistry; phosphorus; sulphur; selenium; tellurium; structural science
Contribution: Special Issue: Chalcogen-Nitrogen Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Carlo Siciliano

Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, I-87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: synthesis of biomolecules and their analogues; amino acid and peptide chemistry; modification of natural amino acids; chiral templates; design and synthesis of protease inhibitors; steroid chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Synthesis of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Their Derivatives
Special Issue: Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds from the Chiral Pool
Dr. Kei Saito

School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: green chemistry, green organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, biomass, photo-responsive polymers
Contribution: Special Issue: Frontier in Green Chemistry Approaches
Dr. Bimal K. Banik

Vice President, Research & Education Development, Community Health Systems of South Texas, 3135 S. Sugar Road Edinburg, Texas 78539, USA
Interests: organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, beta lactams, polyaromatic compounds, catalysis, microwave-induced reactions, and synthetic methods
Contribution: Special Issue: Organic Iodine Chemistry
Special Issue: Organobismuth Chemistry
Special Issue: Organic Iodine Chemistry 2012
Prof. Dr. Christopher W.K. Lam

State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau Institute for Applied Research in Medicine and Health, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China
Interests: allergy and clinical immunology; nephrology; diabetology; toxicology; clinical biochemistry; laboratory medicine; Chinese medicine
Contribution: Special Issue: Phytochemicals: Analytical and Medicinal Chemistry
Topical Collection: Herbal Medicine Research
Prof. Dr. John C. Walton

Research Professor of Chemistry, EaStCHEM School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9ST, UK
Interests: : free radical chemistry; EPR (ESR) spectroscopy; photoredox catalysis
Contribution: Special Issue: Free Radicals and Radical Ions
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier

Laboratory INSERM UMR 1097, Aix-Marseille University, 163, Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Avenue de Luminy, Bâtiment TPR2, Case 939, Marseille 13288, France
Interests: chemical synthesis; peptide synthesis; structure-activity relationships; medicinal chemistry; candidate drugs; antivirals, antibacterials; antioxidants; toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products
In other journals:
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Animal Venoms
Special Issue: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
Dr. Jianbo Xiao

Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau; College of Food Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: phytochemicals; polyphenols; diabetes; function food; natural products; glycosylation; biological activity; flavonoids; stilbenoids; pharmacokinetics; nutrition and metabolism; polyphenol-protein interaction
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected papers from 2nd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (2-ISPMF, Fuzhou, 2017)
In other journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 2015 International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food
Prof. Dr. Els Van Damme

Ghent University, Belgium
Interests: lectins; carbohydrate-binding proteins; protein-carbohydrate interactions; carbohydrate recognition; glycosylation; biological activity; ribosome inactivating proteins; toxin domain; physiological importance; defense and immunity; stress proteins; glycobiology
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions, and Beyond
Special Issue: Ribosome-Inactivating Proteins--Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Fiorenzo Stirpe
Dr. Vladimir N. Uversky

Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Interests: intrinsically disordered proteins; protein folding; protein misfolding; partially folded proteins; protein aggregation; protein structure; protein function; protein biophysics; protein bioinformatics; conformational diseases; protein-ligand interactions; protein-protein interactions
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: In-Silico Prediction and Characterization of Intrinsic Disorder in Proteins
Prof. Dr. Philippe Jeandet

Laboratory of Stress, Defenses and Plant Reproduction, U.R.V.V.C., UPRES EA 4707, Faculty of Sciences, University of Reims, PO Box. 1039, 51687 Reims cedex 02, France
Interests: plant defense mechanisms; particularly study of the grapevine (Vitis spp.) phytoalexins (resveratrol and derivatives): chemical synthesis; biosynthesis; chemical analyses; phytoalexin metabolism by Botrytis cinerea; antifungal activity and molecular engineering of resveratrol in plants and microbial cells
Contribution: Special Issue: Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects
Prof. Dr. Christian Huck

Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, CCB-Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Leopold-Franzens University, Innrain 80-82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: vibrational spectroscopy; separation science; enrichment techniques; mass spectrometry
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances of Vibrational Spectroscopic Technologies in Life Sciences
Special Issue: Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging and Mapping
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino

Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Antioxidants and Ageing
Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products
In other journals:
Special Issue: Antioxidants and Periodontal Diseases
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables
Special Issue: Effects of Food Antioxidants on Cardiovascular Diseases and Human Cancers
Special Issue: Macro- and Micro-nutrient Antioxidants
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Dr. Gregor Drummen

Cellular Stress and Ageing Program, Bionanoscience and Bioimaging Program, BNS, 33647 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: quantum dots; bionanotechnology; two-photon fluorescence imaging; cellular imaging; fluorescence microscopy; cancer; cell signaling; oxidative stress; lipids and biomembranes; lipid peroxidation; antioxidants; renal pathobiology
Contribution: Special Issue: Fluorophores - The Fluorescent Toolbox in Biological and Biomedical Research
In other journals:
Special Issue: Quantum Dots: From Synthesis to Applications in Biomedicine and Life Sciences
Special Issue: Redox Signaling in Biology and Patho-Biology
Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Ageing
Special Issue: Focus on Extracellular Vesicles
Prof. Dr. Nancy D. Turner

Director, TAMU Space Life Sciences Mentored Research Program, Nutrition & Food Science Department, Texas A&M University, 2253 TAMU, 214C Cater Mattil, College Station, TX 77843-2253, USA
Interests: Nutrition, colon cancer, polyphenols, intestinal microbiota, apoptosis
Contribution: Topical Collection: Bioactive Compounds
In other journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Compounds
Special Issue: Dietary Fiber and Nutrition
Dr. Evandro Fei FANG

Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Interests: natural products with anticancer activity comprising lectins; ribosome inactivating proteins; ribonucleases; and trypsin inhibitors; etc.; molecular mechanisms of aging and anti-aging interventions including mitochondria and premature aging studies; balance of mitophagy and apoptosis in aging and associated preaging disorders; DNA repair deficiency and aging; anti-aging interventions and screening of anti-aging natural compounds, especially with effects on aging-predisposed cancer
Contribution: Special Issue: Lectins
Prof. Dr. Murat Kartal

Permanent Address: Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ankara, 06100 Tandogan-Ankara,Turkey
Temporary Address: Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bezmialem Vakıf, 34093 Fatih-Istanbul,Turkey
Interests: natural products; chromatographic analysis of pharmaceuticals, validation of analytical methods;standardization of herbal drugs and herbal drug preparations
Prof. Dr. Ana María López-Colomé

Instituto de Fisiologia Celular, U.N.A.M., Departamento de Neurociencias, Apartado postal 70-253, 04510, Mexico, D. F., Mexico
Interests: retina; retinal pigment epithelium; glutamate receptors; glutamate transporters; nitric oxide; vitreoretinopathy
Dr. Maria Emília de Sousa

Laboratório de Química Orgânica e Farmacêutica, Departamento de Ciências, Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313, Porto, Portugal; Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR/CIMAR), Universidade do Porto, Rua dos Bragas 289, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocycles, P-glycoprotein; anticancer; anticoagulants; chiral drugs
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 6)
Special Issue: Can Membrane Transporters Contribute to Drug Discovery?
In other journals:
Special Issue: Grand Celebration: 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Heparin
Special Issue: Selected papers from the 11th National Meeting of Organic Chemistry and 4th Meeting of Therapeutic Chemistry in Portugal
Prof. Dr. Rino Ragno

Rome Center for Molecular Design, Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Sapienza Università di Roma, P. le A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: design and synthesis of bioactive compounds; development of new 3-D QSAR procedures and their application in drug design; molecular docking in drug design; extraction of bioactive compounds from natural sources
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecular Docking in Drug Design
Topical Collection: Molecular Docking
Prof. Dr. José Marco-Contelles

Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC), Juan de la Cierva, 3; 28006-Madrid, Spain
Interests: Medicinal chemistry of neurodegenerative diseases; Catalysis
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Developments of the Kinugasa Reaction
Prof. Dr. Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente

Institute of catalysis and petrochemsitry-CSIC, Campus UAM-CSIC Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: enzyme immobilization; stabilization and purification; biocatalyst and biosensors design; bioprocesses optimization
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzyme Immobilization
Special Issue: Enzyme Immobilization 2016
Prof. Mahesh K. Lakshman

Department of Chemistry, The City College and The City University of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: Nucleoside modification via metal-catalyzed and uncatalyzed processes, synthesis of novel nucleoside structures, chemical carcinogenesis, site-specific DNA modification, synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their metabolites, aryne chemistry, and generally applicable synthetic methodology
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleoside Modifications
Prof. Dr. Tzi Bun NG

School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Interests: biomolecules of mammalian; plant and microbial origins with antipathogenic activities including lectins; antimicrobial peptides; and anticancer proteins and peptides
Contribution: Special Issue: Lectins
Dr. Panayiotis A. Koutentis

Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, P. O. Box 20537, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: heterocyclic chemistry; sulfur-nitrogen heterocycles; synthetic methods; azaacenes; zwitterionic acenes; stable organic radicals; biologically active heterocycles; isothiazoles; 1,2,3-dithiazoles; 1,2,6-thiadiazines;1,2,4-benzotriazines.
Contribution: Special Issue: Design and Synthesis of Novel Conjugated and Non Conjugated Small Molecules
Special Issue: Sulfur-Nitrogen Heteroaromatics
Prof. Dr. D. Hadjipavlou-Litina

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: design; synthesis; bilogical evaluation; inflammation; cancer; cardiovascular diseases; COX and LOX inhibitors; QSAR
Contribution: Special Issue: Cinnamic Acids Hybrids with Biological Interest
Dr. Vito Ferro

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; medicinal chemistry; heparanase inhibitors; heparan sulfate mimetics
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2012
Topical Collection: Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry
Special Issue: Glycosaminoglycans and Their Mimetics
Dr. Paula Andrade

REQUIMTE/LAQV, Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, Porto 4050-313, Portugal
Interests: metabolite profiling of natural matrices; natural agents for inflammation; neurodegenerative disorders
Contribution: Special Issue: Phenolics and Polyphenolics
Special Issue: Plant Secondary Metabolites
In other journals:
Special Issue: Phenolics and Polyphenolics 2015
Special Issue: Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Prof. Dr. Rodolphe Clerac

CNRS, UPR 8641, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP), "Molecular Materials and Magnetism" Research Group, 115 avenue du Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Pessac, F-33600, France
Interests: coordination chemistry; molecular magnetism; crystallography; phase transitions; photomagnetism; single-molecule and single-chain magnets; molecule-based magnets; spin-crossover; electron-transfer systems; magnetic liquid crystals; magnetic gels; metal-metal bonded complexes
Prof. Dr. Markus W. Germann

Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, 50 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Interests: DNA damage; unusual DNA constituents; HIV- RNA binding Zinc fingers; NMR imaging and Metabonomics
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa

Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar and CIIMAR, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira, nº228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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: Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 6)
Prof. Dr. Ming-Hua Hsu

Nuclear Science & Technology Development Center, National Tsing Hua University, No. 101, Sec. 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, 30013 Taiwan
Interests: Bioconjucate Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Drug Design and Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Susan E. Ebeler

Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: the development and application of analytical chemistry; techniques to study wine flavor chemistry; the physico-chemical; interactions of flavors with nonvolatile wine components
Contribution: Topical Collection: Wine Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Lajos Kovacs

Nucleic Acids Laboratory, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Universtiy of Szeged, Dóm tér 8, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: G quadruplexes; supramolecular chemistry; synthetic organic chemistry of carbohydrates; nucleobases; nucleosides; C-nucleosides; peptide nucleic acids; heterocycles; protecting groups
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Analogs
Topical Collection: New Frontiers in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
In other journals:
Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Derivatives in Emerging Technologies
Prof. Dr. Jan Becher

Department of Chemistry, Odense University, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
Interests: supramolecular chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; especially sulfur-containing heterocycles; tetrathiafulvalene chemistry; macrocyclic chemistry; macrocyclic ligands; cyclophanes; rotaxanes and catenanes of donor-acceptor type
Prof. Dr. Ivo C. Ivanov

Professor of Organic Chemistry, G.S. Rakovski No.150, Bx.A, an.3, BG-1142 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: synthesis of N-heterocycles; polyfunctional enamines; coumarin chemistry; reaction mechanisms; biologically active compounds; tert-amino effect; Mannich reaction; Michael addition
Prof. Dr. David Avnir

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Interests: materials science; chirality; symmetry; catalysis; composite materials
Dr. Eduard Felder

Department of Chemical Core Technologies, Oncology Research, Nerviano Medical Sciences, Viale Pasteur 10, I-20014 Nerviano (MI), Italy
Interests: combinatorial chemistry; parallel synthesis; solid-phase synthesis; medicinal chemistry; molecular diversity
Prof. Dr. Jiaxi Xu

Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China
Interests: organic synthesis; heterocyclic chemistry; asymmetric catalysis and synthesis; peptide chemistry
Prof. Dr. Oliver Reiser

Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg, Universitätsstr. 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Interests: asymmetric catalysis; stereoselective synthesis; natural product; synthesis; unnatural amino acids; foldamers
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Asymmetric Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr. Werner Bonrath

DSM Nutritional Products, Research and Development, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: catalysis (general); vitamins (general); chemistry under non-classical conditions (ionic liquids; supercritical fluids; ultrasound and microwaves)
Contribution: Special Issue: Sonochemistry-organic synthesis
Special Issue: Ionic Liquids
In other journals:
Special Issue: Green Chemistry for Environment and Health
Prof. Dr. Stefan Bienz

Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: polyamines; polyamine derivatives; polyamine alkaloids; organosilicon chemistry; stereoselective synthesis; stereochemistry mass spectrometry; MS fragmentation
Prof. Dr. Miroslav Koóš

Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, SK-845 38 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; glycoconjugates; N,O-heterocycles; organic synthesis; structure determination
Prof. Dr. Zoran Zdravkovski

Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, P.O. Box 162, 1001 Skopje, Macedonia
Interests: pericyclic reactions; cycloadditions; 1, 3-dipolar; 2+2, 4+2 (Diels-Alder etc.); molecular structure; conformational analysis
Prof. Dr. Lajos Novak

Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Szt. Geller ter 4, Hungary
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; rearrangement reactions; enzyme-catalyzed reaction, insect pheromone; insect growth regulators; lipoxygenase enzyme inhibitors; tryptamine derivatives
Contribution: Special Issue: Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions
Prof. Dr. Milos Sedlak

Institute of Organic Chemistry & Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Studentská 573, 532 10 Pardubice, Czech Republic
Interests: synthesis of heterocyclic compounds; studies of kinetics and mechanism of their formation; decomposition or transformations; modification of ligands by polymeric carriers
Prof. Dr. René Roy

Departement of Chemistry, Université du Quebéc à Montréal, P. O. Box 8888, Succ. centre-Ville, Montréal (QC), H3C 3P8, Canada
Interests: carbohydrate; dendrimers; polymers, olefin metathesis; cross-coupling
Dr. John A. Beutler

Molecular Targets Laboratory, Bldg 560-1, Room 11-86, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Interests: natural products; cancer; HIV; plants; molecular targets
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Product Pre-fractionation
Dr. Kamyar Afarinkia

Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; organophosphorus chemistry
Prof. Dr. Arturo San Feliciano

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, CIETUS, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: alicyclic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; alkaloids; coumarins; flavonoids; lignans; quinones; stilbenoids; heterostilbenoids; terpenoids; chemo-modulation and chemo-induction of bioactivity; design and synthesis of bioactive molecules
Prof. Dr. Hussein F. Zohdi

Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
Interests: green chemistry; renewable energy resources; synthesis of fluorinated heterocyclic compounds and trifluoromethyl-substituted nucleosides
Dr. Gerald Anthony Murphy

Formerly Colorants Research Basel, BASF Schweiz AG (retired) Freelance editor and translator.
Interests: synthesis of dyes and pigments; anthraquinone; cyanine; azo and cationic dyes; electronic materials; process development and process safety
Prof. Dr. Peter Rüedi

Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: Organophosphorous Chemistry: stereochemistry of the inhibition of serine hydrolases by organophosphorous acetylcholine mimetics; synthesis; enzyme kinetics; 31P-NMR investigations. Phytochemistry: physiologically active secondary metabolites from medicinal plants; isolation; synthesis; broad band screening; biomimetic transformations
Prof. Dr. Peter Wipf

757 Chevron Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: natural product total synthesis; organometallic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Diversity Oriented Synthesis
Dr. Andrey V. Gutnov

Head of Chemistry, Chiroblock GmbH, Andresenstrasse 1a, 06766 Wolfen, Germany
Interests: asymmetric synthesis; homogeneous catalysis; heterocyclic compounds; organometallic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ivars Kalvins

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Aizkrauklesstr. 21, Riga LV-1006, Latvia
Interests: new physiologically active substances for CNS; cardiovascular and malignant diseases; chemistry of heterocyclic compounds and amino acid analogues; Action of new medicines: biochemical mechanisms; immunochemistry
Prof. Dr. Jindrich Jindrich

Department of Organic and Nuclear Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Hlavova 8, 128 40 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: synthesis; carbohydrates; cyclodextrins; chemosensors; porous silicon
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Daniel Preite

Facultad de Quimica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, VicuñaMackenna 4860, Casilla 306, 6904411 Santiago, Chile
Interests: total synthesis; stereoselective synthesis; asymmetric synthesis; chiral auxiliaries and catalysts; main-group in synthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Stereoselective Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012, India
Interests: organic synthesis; new synthetic methods; catalysis; organic materials
Prof. Dr. Norbert Haider

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: medicinal heterocyclic chemistry; pyridazines; carbazoles; nitrogen hetarenes
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Dr. Carl David Nager

ECBI, CH-4102 Binningen, Switzerland
Interests: chemoinformatics; bioinformatics; IT application and integration to pharmaceutical R&D
Prof. Dr. Masakatsu Shibasaki

Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo, 3-14-23 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021, Japan
Interests: chiral auxiliaries and catalysts; Lewis acids and bases; asymmetric synthesis; catalysis
Prof. Dr. Henry N. C. Wong

Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Interests: organosilicon chemistry; natural products synthesis; non-natural molecules; aromatic compounds
Prof. Dr. Dariusz Matosiuk

Chodzki 4A str., 20-093 Lublin, Poland
Interests: heterocycles containing nitrogen; simple and fused heterocycles; nitrogen containing compounds; amines; poliamines; isocyanates and hydrazines; addition reaction; pseudo-Michael condensation; carbonyl compounds reactions; acylation; nucleophylic addition and other condensations; synthesis of biologically (especially CNS) active compounds; opioid; serotonergic; glutaminergic; nicotinic receptors; molecular modeling of small drug-like molecules; identification of their physical properties affecting pharmacological activity
Prof. Dr. Motoo Tori

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima 770-8514, Japan
Interests: natural product chemistry; isolation; structure determination; synthesis; terpenoids; samarium; ruthenium
Contribution: Special Issue: Challenges in Synthetic Chemistry
In other journals:
Special Issue: Challenges in Synthetic Chemistry
Dr. George Kokotos

Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771, Greece
Interests: development of new methods for the synthesis of unnatural amino acids and derivatives; synthesis and study of inhibitors for lipolytic enzymes; synthesis of fluorogenic substrates for the determination and study of proteases; synthesis of organic compounds exhibiting biological activity (e.g. anti-inflammatory; cytotoxic activity); biotransformations in organic sysnthesis
Prof. Dr. Hai-yang Liu

Department of Applied Chemistry, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: porphyrin; corrole; bioinorganic chemistry; nonlinear optical material; catalytic oxidation; anti-tumor complexes
Prof. Dr. James M. Coxon

Chemistry Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Interests: Compounds: cyclopropanes; cyclobutanes enzyme inhibitors epoxides; reactive intermediates; Reactions and Methods: pericyclic reactions; cycloadditions 4+2 (Diels-Alder etc.); stereoselective processes; Analytical and Physical Methods: conformational analysis; Phenomena: stereochemistry; configuration; conformational analysis
Prof. Dr. James C. Fishbein

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, BaltimoreCounty, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Interests: compounds: antitumor compounds; carcinogens; mutagens; N-nitroso compounds; nucleic acids; nucleosides; nucleotides; prodrugs; reactive intermediates; sulfur-containing compounds; toxins; reactions and methods:additions; aliphatic substitution; aromatic substitution; carbonyl reactions; catalytic methods; eliminations; immonium (iminium) ion reactions; mutagenesis; solvolysis; thermal rearrangements; dissociations; analytical and physical methods: chromatography; mass spectrometry; NMR; phenomena: acidity; basicity; catalysis; drug metabolism; hydrogen bonding; hyperconjugation; ion pairing; isotope effects; kinetics; linear free energy relationships; nucleophilicity; QSAR; rotation barriers; solvent effects; substituent effects
Prof. Dr. Henk Hiemstra

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Interests: alkaloids; amino acids; allenes; nitrogen heterocycles; plant natural products; iminium ion reactions; photochemical cycloaddition; stereochemistry; organocatalysis
Prof. Dr. Leonidas A. Phylactou

Acting Chief Executive Medical Director, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics, PO Box 23462, 1683 Nicosia, Cyprus
Interests: RNA biology; regulatory RNA molecules; muscle regeneration, identification of genetic defects in inherited diseases
Contribution: Special Issue: Towards Understanding the Mechanisms and Curing Of Muscular Dystrophy Diseases
In other journals:
Special Issue: Gene Therapy
Special Issue: Towards Understanding the Mechanisms and Curing Of Muscular Dystrophy Diseases
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stadlbauer

Institute of Chemistry, Department of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Heinrichstrasse 28, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: heterocycles; natural products; fluorescence labeling; organic synthesis; thermal analysis; calorimetry
Prof. Dariusz Bogdal

Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Politechnika Krakowska ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Krakow, Poland
Interests: organic synthesis; phase-transfer catalysis; microwave-assisted synthesis; nitrenium ions; polymer chemistry; fotoluminescence; electroluminescence
Contribution: Special Issue: Phase Transfer Catalysis
Prof. Dr. Ishenkumba A. Kahwa

Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of the West Indies, Mona, Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
Interests: Compounds: rare earths and actinides; supramolecular assemblies; Reactions: complexion-transition metals; carbonyl condensation; Analytical physical: fluorescence methods; Phenomenon: physical properties of materials - optical; host-guest chemistry
Prof. Dr. Christian Vogel

Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, University of Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 3a, D-18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: heterocycles; organic synthesis; natural products; carbohydrates; stereochemistry
Dr. Patrick Moyna

Missisipi 1634 Apto.104, Montevideo, 11400, Uruguay
Interests: natural products; green chemistry; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Stig Allenmark

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Goteborg University, SE-41296 Goteborg, Sweden
Interests: enantioselectivity in chromatography and in catalytic reactions; chiroptical methods for solving stereochemical problems
Contribution: Special Issue: Chiroptical Techniques
Special Issue: Dynamic Stereochemistry
Dr. Alice L. Perez

Professor, Universidad de Costa Rica, Escuela de Quimica, 2060 San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
Interests: organic synthesis; 1,4-naphthoquinones; antitumoral; alkylation; lawsone; antiparasite
Prof. Dr. Wim Dehaen

Department of Chemistry, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: organic synthesis; heterocycles; supramolecular chemistry; porphyrin analogues; natural products; helicenes
Contribution: Special Issue: Heterocycles in Supramolecular Chemistry
Topical Collection: Heterocyclic Compounds
Dr. Peter M. Gannett

West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, PO Box 9530, Morgantown, WV 26501-9530, USA
Interests: EPR; ESR; EMR; NMR; DNA; RNA; spin labels; spin probes; molecular modeling; SAR; structure-activity relationships; aryl hydrazines; DNA adducts; chemical carcinogenesis
Prof. Dr. Charles L. Perrin

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0358, USA
Interests: physical-organic chemistry: stereoelectronic and anomeric effects; hydrogen bonding; isotope effects; ionic solvation; structural effects on organic reactivity
Prof. Dr. Branko Stanovnik

Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: organic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry synthesis; new reagents in organic synthesis; new synthetic methodologies; natural products structural elucidation of organic compounds
Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Yamamoto

WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aobaku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Interests: organometallic compounds; organocopper; organopalladium; transition metals; catalytic reaction; asymmetric synthesis; stereoselective synthesis; aldol reaction michael addition; heterocycles; marine natural products
Dr. Pedro Merino

Departamentode Quimica Organica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Plza. San Francisco s/n, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: asymmetric synthesis; organometallics; nitrones; imines; carbohydrates; nucleosides; aminoacids
Prof. Dr. Per H.J. Carlsen

Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: organic synthesis; total synthesis; new syntheic methods and reagents; polymer- and surface chemistry; electroactive materials; heterocyclic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; mechanistic organic chemistry; photochemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleic Acid Derivatives in Emerging Technologies
Special Issue: Nucleic Acids
Dr. Alessandro Pedretti

Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Via Mangiagalli 25, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: molecular modelling; molecular docking; QSAR; computer programming; virtual screening; homology modelling
Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rahman

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, 75270 Karachi, Pakistan
Interests: natural product chemistry; organic synthesis
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Rajca

Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304, USA
Interests: stable organic radicals and polyradicals: synthesis; magnetism and biomedical applications (paramagnetic contrast agents and spin labels); Helicenes and tetraarylenes: asymmetric and diastereoselective syntheses; chirooptical properties
Prof. Dr. Ulf Diederichsen

Georg-August Universitaet Goettingen, Institut fuer Organische und Biomolekulare Chemie, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Goettingen, Germany
Interests: peptides; proteins; peptide nucleic acids; nucleic acids; conformation; molecular architecture; electron transfer
Prof. Dr. Ramachandra S. Hosmane

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
Interests: heterocycles; nucleosides; nucleotides; medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; purines; pyrimidines; enzymes of purine and pyrimidine metabolism; bioorganic synthesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Nucleoside Analogues
In other journals:
Special Issue: Purine and Its Derivatives
Prof. Dr. Curt Wentrup

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld 4072, Australia
Interests: reactive intermediates; unusual molecules; carbenes; nitrenes; radicals; biradicals; cumulenes; flash vacuum pyrolysis; photochemistry; matrix isolation; microwave-induced reactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from The 7th Heron Island Conference on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules (Heron7)
Prof. Dr. Steven L. Suib

Unit 3060, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 55 N. Eagleville Rd., Storrs, CT 06269-3060, USA
Interests: manganese oxides; catalysis; ceramics; nanotech; microwaves
Prof. Dr. Gabriel J. Summers

Department of Chemistry, University of South Africa, P.O.Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa
Interests: organic polymer chemistry; polymers; polymer synthesis and mechanism: free radical poymerization; ionic polymerization; polymerization kinetics; polymerization processes; functionalized polymers; polymers for industrial applications
Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Brimble CNZM, FRSNZ

President IUPAC Organic and Biomolecular Division III University Distinguished Professor, Chair of Organic Chemistry and Director of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, 23 Symonds St, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: synthesis of bioactive natural products and traditional Chinese medicines; alkaloids as neuroprotective agents; peptidomimetics; antimicrobial peptides; cell penetrating peptides; glycopeptides; lipopeptides; antifreeze peptides; cancer vaccines; organocatalysts; proteins, glycopolymers, hydrogels
Contribution: Special Issue: Women in Organic Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Andrea Goti

Dipartimento di Chimica "Ugo Schiff", Università di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, via della Lastruccia 13, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
Interests: stereoselective synthesis; natural products; nitrones; oxidation; green chemistry
Prof. Dr. Didier Villemin

ENSICAEN, Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et Thioorganique (LCMT), Laboratoire associé au CNRS, UMR6507, 6 Boulevard du Maréchal Juin, 14000 Caen, France
Interests: biomimetic synthesis (catalytic methods; acid-base; alumina; clays; silica; asymmetric; crowns; cryptandsenzymatic; heterogeneous; homogeneous; phase-transfer; polyethers; polyamines (including macrocyclic); solid-supported zeolites); combinatorial chemistry; spatially separate methods; coupling reactions; transition metal mediated; green chemistry; metathesis (alkene and alkyne); microwave; phosphorylation; QSAR; sonochemistry/ultrasound
Dr. Peter Karuso

Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
Dr. Jeremy M. Rawson

Canada Research Chair in Molecular Materials, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada
Interests: molecular magnetism; organic magnet; ferromagnet; antiferromagnet; ferrimagnet; density functional theory; exchange interaction
Contribution: Special Issue: Ferromagnetic Organic Radicals
Special Issue: Organic Magnetic Materials
Prof. Dr. Richard R. Ernst *

Laboratorium für Physikalische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Paulistrasse 10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: NMR; physical chemistry
* Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Dr. Peter Ertl

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Novartis Campus, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: cheminformatics; property prediction; virtual screening; drug design; molecular diversity; web-based chemistry tools
Prof. Dr. Narayan S. Hosmane

Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The Michael Faraday Laboratories, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2862, USA
Interests: heteroatom (groups III and IV) compounds: organometallic complexes; antitumor compounds
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. Milan Potacek

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ - 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: heterocycles; fused rings; multiple heteroatoms; nitrogen; ylides; microwave; pericyclic reactions; cycloadditions; 1, 3-dipolar; sigmatropic rearrangements; [3,3] (Claisen; Cope; etc.); thermal rearrangements; dissociations
Prof. Dr. H. Timmerman

VU-University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1083, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: Receptor: receptor agonists; receptor antagonists; receptor inverse agonists. Histaminergic systems; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Iztok Turel

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Askerceva 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: bioinorganic chemistry; metal ions; biologically active compounds; quinolones; guanine derivatives; ruthenium chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Practical Applications of Metal Complexes
Prof. Dr. Itamar Willner

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
Interests: Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Self-Assembly, Molecular and Biomolecular Machines, Molecular and Biomolecular Electronics, Sensors and Biosensors, Electronics and Photophysics of Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots, Functionalized Monolayers, Molecular Optoelectronics, Optobioelectronics, Photocatalysis, Photoinduced Electron Transfer, Artificial Photosynthesis, Sensors and Biosensors, Biofuel Cells
Dr. John Nielsen

Department of Natural Sciences, Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK-1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: combinatorial chemistry; natural products; antibiotics; bioconjugates; bioorganic chemistry; synthesis
Dr. Claudio J. Salomon

Departamento Farmacia, Facultad de Cs. Bioquimicas y Farmaceuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Suipacha 531, 2000 Rosario, Argentina
Interests: macromolecules; biopolymers; drug delivery systems; pharmaceutical chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Macromolecules Applied to Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Yitzhak Apeloig

President (and Professor of Chemistry), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
Interests: organosilicon chemistry; in particular compounds with multiple bonds; organic reaction mechanisms; computational chemistry
Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai

Center for Neuroscience Discovery, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Texas; Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: medicinal chemistry: drug design of central nervous system agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; oxidative stress; estrogens and other phenolic antioxidants; protein carbonylationmedicinal chemistry: drug design of central nervous system agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; oxidative stress; estrogens and other phenolic antioxidants; protein carbonylation
Contribution: Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies
In other journals:
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies (special issue)
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2012
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2014
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2015
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2016
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde

Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Prodrugs
Special Issue: Flow Chemistry
Topical Collection: Novel Drug Candidates for Anticancer Therapy: Design, Preliminary Evaluations, and Further Developments
Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue: Aptamers: Past, Present, and Future
Special Issue: Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis
In other journals:
Special Issue: Choices of the Journal
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wirth

Cardiff University, School of Chemistry, Cardiff CF10 3TB, UK
Interests: asymmetric synthesis; stereoselective synthesis; enantioselective catalysis; organoselenium chemistry; hypervalent iodine chemistry; addition reactions; alkane activation; computational chemistry
Dr. S. Anand Kumar

Directorm, Astra Zeneca Research Foundation India, Bellary Road (Kirloskar Business Park) Hebbal, Bangalore 560 024, India
Interests: microwave assisted (or enhanced) organic synthesis; enzyme catalyzed organic syntheses in non-aqueous media
Prof. Dr. Francesco Puoci

Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Università della Calabria, Edificio Polifunzionale, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) 87036, Italy
Interests: molecularly imprinted polymers; functional materials for biomedical applications
Contribution: Special Issue: 5-Fluorouracil
In other journals:
Special Issue: Feature Papers
Special Issue: Breaking Symmetry in Biomaterials
Special Issue: Journal of Functional Biomaterials: Feature Papers 2016
Prof. Dr. Francisco Torrens

Institut Universitari de Ciencia Molecular, Edifici d\'Instituts de Paterna, P. O. Box 22085, E-46071 Valencia, Spain
Interests: theoretical chemistry; physical chemistry; mathematical chemistry; computational chemistry; molecular modelling; simulation; and design; computer-aided drug design and development; molecular graphics and representation of molecular properties
Prof. Dr. Guigen Li

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061, USA
Interests: halo aldol reaction; alkene additions; aminohalogenation; diamination; Baylis-Hillman reaction
Contribution: Special Issue: Baylis-Hillman Reaction and Related Processes
Prof. Dr. Ramon Eritja

Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia, IQAC-CSIC, CIBER-BBN, Jordi Girona 18-26, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry; DNA and RNA analogs: synthesis applications, molecular tools; RNA interference; DNA nanotechnology; G-quadruplex; Triplex, artificial DNA
Contribution: Special Issue: Frontiers in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Topical Collection: New Frontiers in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Rutledge

School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: antibiotics chemistry; biosynthesis; chemosensors and molecular probes; biocatalysis and bioinspired catalysis; hydrocarbon oxidation and C-H activation
Contribution: Topical Collection: Antibiotics & Superbugs: New Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Prof. Young-Tae Chang

Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 2, 117543 Singapore
Interests: fluorescent sensors; diversity oriented library; bioimaging; molecular evolution
Dr. Rainer Ebel

Marine Biodiscovery Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Interests: biologically active natural products
Prof. Didier Astruc

ISM, UMR CNRS 5255, University of Bordeaux, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
Interests: nanomaterials; functional Au and other transition metal nanoparticles; targeted drug delivery; taxanes; sensors; dendrimers; polymers; catalysis; redox processes
Contribution: Topical Collection: Nanomedicine
Prof. Dr. Daniela Montesarchio

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, via Cinthia 4, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry; nucleoside and nucleotide analogs: modified and conjugated oligonucleotides; G-quadruplex; carbohydrate analogs and glyco-conjugates; synthetic ionophores; nucleolipids and their applications in drug delivery
Contribution: Topical Collection: New Frontiers in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Chengjian Zhu

State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Interests: C-H bond activation; photoredox catalysis; asymmetric catalysis; heterocycles; fluorine chemistry
Prof. Dr. Liangren Zhang

State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China
Interests: nucleosides and nucleotides; drug design and synthesis; molecular modeling
Prof. Dr. Lucjan Strekowski

Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Georgia 30302-4098, USA
Interests: chemistry of DNA binding compounds; synthetic chemistry; organofluorine chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; bioorganic and medicinal chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Biologically Relevant Heterocyclic Compounds
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