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Section Board for 'Medicinal Chemistry'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

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
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Interests: multitarget anti-Alzheimer agents; hybrid compounds; cholinesterase inhibitors; amyloid anti-aggregating compounds; BACE-1 inhibitors; antiprotozoan compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Molecules against Alzheimer
Special Issue: Multicomponent Reaction-Based Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
Special Issue: Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases
Prof. Luigi A. Agrofoglio
ICOA UMR CNRS 6005, Universite d\'Orleans, Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2, France
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Interests: nucleosides; nucleotides; viral deseases; cancers; imprinted polymers; kinases; organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
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
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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
Natural Bioactive Compounds: The Way Shown by Professor Maurizio Battino and His Group in an Italian Cutting-Edge Laboratory http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/17/7/1038
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural Antioxidants and Ageing
Special Issue: Antioxidants and Periodontal Diseases
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables
Special Issue: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products
Topical Collection: 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
Special Issue: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
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
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Interests: antiparasitic and antibacterial drug discovery; antimalarial agents; antituberculosis agents; antischistosomiasis agents; drug repositioning; efflux pump inhibitors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases
Prof. Dr. Simona Collina
Centre for Health Technologies (CHT), Department of Drug Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry and
Pharmaceutical Technology Section, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Tissue-Protective Agents: New Drugs and Technologies
Special Issue: Chiral chromatographic Techniques for Pharmaceutical Analysis
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
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Interests: polysaccharides; hydrogel; rheology; texture analysis; modified drug delivery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Macromolecules Applied to Pharmaceutics
Dr. Catherine Guillou
Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, CNRS UPR 2301, Unversité de Paris-Saclay, France
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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
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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
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Interests: multicomponent reactions; medicinal chemistry; diversity oriented synthesis; neurodegeneration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Multicomponent Reaction-Based Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules
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
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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. 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
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Interests: computational biology; molecular interactions; ligand-receptor binding; structure-based drug design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Frontiers in Computational Chemistry for Drug Discovery
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
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; GPCR; protein kinases; central nervous system; oncology
Prof. Dr. Arduino A. Mangoni
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
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Interests: arginine metabolism, nitric oxide synthesis, biological effects, ageing, cardiovascular pharmacology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in 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
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Interests: prodrugs; CNS drug delivery; drug transporters
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Prodrugs: from Design to Clinic
Prof. Sylvain Routier
ICOA UMR CNRS 7311, Univeristy of Orléans,BP 6759 Rue de Chartres, 45067 Orleans Cedex 2, France
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Interests: heteroaromatic chemistry; flow chemistry; Hit to lead optimization in oncology and CNS deseases; conception of probes for imaging
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
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Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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
Topical Collection: Choices of the Journal
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry
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
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Docking in Drug Design
Topical Collection: Molecular Docking
Special Issue: Modulators of Histone Acetylation: A Medicinal Chemistry Perspective
Dr. George Kokotos
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15771, Greece
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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. Dariusz Matosiuk
Chodzki 4A str., 20-093 Lublin, Poland
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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. Lajos Novak
Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Szt. Geller ter 4, Hungary
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Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; rearrangement reactions; enzyme-catalyzed reaction, insect pheromone; insect growth regulators; lipoxygenase enzyme inhibitors; tryptamine derivatives
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions
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
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies (special issue)
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2012
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2014
Topical Collection: Neuroprotective Strategies
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2015
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2016
Special Issue: Neuroprotective Strategies 2017
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
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Interests: chemical synthesis; peptide synthesis; structure-activity relationships; medicinal chemistry; candidate drugs; antivirals, antibacterials; antioxidants; toxins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry
Special Issue: Animal Venoms
Special Issue: Ion Channel Neurotoxins
Special Issue: Structure-Activity Relationship of Natural Products
Special Issue: Natural Toxins/Molecules (and Derivatives) from Animal Venoms: From Basic Research to Therapeutic Applications
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
Fax: +34 923 294515
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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. Carlo Siciliano
Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, I-87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Synthesis of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Their Derivatives
Special Issue: Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds from the Chiral Pool
Prof. Dr. Lucjan Strekowski
Department of Chemistry, Georgia State University, Georgia 30302-4098, USA
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Interests: chemistry of DNA binding compounds; synthetic chemistry; organofluorine chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; bioorganic and medicinal chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biologically Relevant Heterocyclic Compounds
Prof. Dr. Peter Wipf
757 Chevron Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
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Interests: natural product total synthesis; organometallic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry; combinatorial chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Diversity Oriented Synthesis
Prof. Dr. Norbert Haider
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: medicinal heterocyclic chemistry; pyridazines; carbazoles; nitrogen hetarenes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Dr. Vito Ferro
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
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Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; medicinal chemistry; heparanase inhibitors; heparan sulfate mimetics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2012
Topical Collection: Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry
Special Issue: Glycosaminoglycans and Their Mimetics
Prof. Leif A. Eriksson
Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
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Interests: computational chemistry; drug design; homology modeling; virtual screening; protein-protein interactions; photochemistry; DNA damage processes; enzymatic reactions; membrane and lipsome simulations
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Computational Design: A New Approach to Drug and Molecular Discovery
Prof. Dr. Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel. +302310997627
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Interests: design; synthesis; bilogical evaluation; inflammation; cancer; cardiovascular diseases; COX and LOX inhibitors; QSAR
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Cinnamic Acids Hybrids with Biological Interest
Special Issue: Curcumin an Example of Pleiotropic Agents—Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Curcumin Analogues or Curcumin Derivatives
Special Issue: Phospholipases and Lipases: Targets for Drug Development
Prof. Dr. Ramachandra S. Hosmane
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
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Interests: heterocycles; nucleosides; nucleotides; medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; purines; pyrimidines; enzymes of purine and pyrimidine metabolism; bioorganic synthesis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Nucleoside Analogues
Special Issue: Purine and Its Derivatives
Prof. Dr. Wai Shiu Fred Wong
Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore 117600, Singapore
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Interests: asthma; COPD; steroid resistance; RNA therapeutics; inflammation; free radicals; bioactive molecules
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Nucleic Acid-based Drug
Prof. Maria Emília de Sousa
1. 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
2. Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR/CIMAR), Universidade do Porto, Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocycles, P-glycoprotein; anticancer; anticoagulants; chiral drugs
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 6)
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
Special Issue: Can Membrane Transporters Contribute to Drug Discovery?
Special Issue: Marine Products for Health and Beauty
Special Issue: Old Pharmaceuticals with New Applications
Prof. Dr. Seungpyo Hong
Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
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Interests: nanomedicine; polymer chemistry; surface engineering; circulating tumor cell; cancer biomarker
Prof. Dr. Anne Roivainen
1.Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
2.Turku Center for Disease Modeling, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
3.Turku PET Centre, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
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Interests: medical biochemistry; radiopharmaceuticals; molecular imaging; imaging agents; inflammation; infection; cancer
Prof. Dr. Istvan Toth
School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug delivery with particular interest in peptide; gene and vaccine delivery; vaccine adjuvants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Peptide Vaccine
Prof. Dr. Qi-Dong You
State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Drug Design and Optimization, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 210009, China
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Interests: design and synthesis of bioactive compound; synthesis and modification of natural product; drugability optimization
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 2017 Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (CMCS 2017)
Prof. Dr. Hong Liu
Key Laboratory of Receptor Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555 Zu Chong Zhi Road, Shanghai 201203, China
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Interests: drug design and discovery; modification of natural product; optimization of lead compounds for new drugs; the development of new organic synthetic methodologies; building focused combinatorial libraries, etc
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