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Section Board for 'Medicinal Chemistry'

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Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero

Section Editor-in-Chief
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, and Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB), University of 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
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecules against Alzheimer
Special Issue: Multicomponent Reaction-Based Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
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. Luigi A. Agrofoglio

ICOA UMR CNRS 6005, Universite d\'Orleans, Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2, France
Interests: nucleosides; nucleotides; viral deseases; cancers; imprinted polymers; kinases; organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Jarkko Rautio

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O.Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Interests: prodrugs; CNS drug delivery; drug transporters
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Prodrugs: from Design to Clinic
Prof. Dr. Tommasina Coviello

Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Drug Chemistry and Technologies, "Sapienza" University of Rome, P.le A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Fax: +39 0649913133
Interests: polysaccharides; hydrogel; rheology; texture analysis; modified drug delivery
Contribution: Special Issue: Macromolecules Applied to Pharmaceutics
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
Tel. +39 071 2204646; Fax: +39 071 2204398
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
Special Issue: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
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. Arduino A. Mangoni

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
Interests: arginine metabolism, nitric oxide synthesis, biological effects, ageing, cardiovascular pharmacology
Contribution: Special Issue: Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dr. F. Javier Luque

Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Gastronomy and Institute of Biomedicine, University of Barcelona, Av. Prat de la Riba 171, 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
Website: http//
Interests: Computational biology; molecular interactions; ligand-receptor binding; structure-based drug design
Prof. Dr. Gyorgy M. Keseru

Medicinal Chemistry Research Group, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Budapest H-1117, Hungary
Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; GPCR; protein kinases; central nervous system; oncology
Prof. Dr. Simona Collina

Department of Drug Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology Section, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: rational drug design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of biologically active compounds (small molecules and peptides); preparation and characterization of chiral compounds, discovery of new modulators of sigma receptors as well as of small molecules able to affect the protein kinase C (PKC)/ELAV proteins/mRNA system
Prof. Dr. Rafik Karaman

1. Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, POB 20002 Jerusalem, Palestine
2. Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Viadell’Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100, Potenza, Italy
Interests: drug & prodrug design & synthesis using qm and mm methods; synthesis of novel prodrugs with enhanced bioavailability; synthesis of novel antagonists for bitter taste receptors; detoxification using modified clays & activated carbon
Prof. Dr. Kelly Chibale

Department of Chemistry, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and South African Medical Research Council Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Interests: antiparasitic and antibacterial drug discovery; antimalarial agents; antituberculosis agents; antischistosomiasis agents; drug repositioning; efflux pump inhibitors
Prof. Sylvain Routier

ICOA UMR CNRS 7311, Univeristy of Orléans,BP 6759 Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2, France
Interests: heteroaromatic chemistry; flow chemistry; Hit to lead optimization in oncology and CNS deseases; conception of probes for imaging
Dr. Catherine Guillou

Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS UPR 2301, Unversité de Paris-Saclay, France
Interests: natural product synthesis; new organic reaction; medicinal chemistry; antialzheimer agents; cholinesterase inhibitors; nicotinic receptors; kinesin inhibitors; cancer
Prof. Dr. Michael Gütschow

Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn, An der Immenburg 4, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; enzyme kinetics; mechanism-based enzyme inhibitors; inhibitors of proteases
Prof. Dr. Christopher Hulme

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona, Biological Sciences West Room 351, 1041 East Lowell Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Interests: multicomponent reactions; medicinal chemistry; diversity oriented synthesis; neurodegeneration
Contribution: Special Issue: Multicomponent Reaction-Based Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
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