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Section Board for 'Natural Products'

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Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, University of Münster, Corrensstrasse 48, D-48149 Münster, Germany
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Interests: natural products; anti-parasitic activity; anti-cancer activity; structure elucidation; spectroscopy; computer-aided structure-activity relationship studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Natural Products as Leads or Drugs against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Special Issue: Proceedings of the the 4th Young Researcher Meeting, Münster, March 13-14, 2015
Special Issue: COST CM1307: Targeted Chemotherapy towards Diseases Caused by Endoparasites—Proceedings in Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
Special Issue: Special Issue in Honor of Professor Nikolaus (Klaus) Fischer on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday
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
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
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. John A. Beutler
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Bldg 560-1, Room 11-86, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Tel. 301-846-1942; Fax: +1 301 846 6177
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Interests: natural products; cancer; HIV; plants; molecular targets
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural Product Pre-fractionation
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
Fax: +44 141 552 2562
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Interests: natural products; drug discovery; NMR spectroscopy; metabolomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Terpenoids of Marine Origin
Special Issue: Selected Papers from Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium
Special Issue: Marine Metabolomics
Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products
Dr. Bruno Figadere
Laboratories of Natural Substances Chemistry (Pharmacognosy), UMR 8076-BioCIS, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris-Sud, France
Tel. +33 146 83 55 92
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Interests: natural substances chemistry; extraction (chromatographies); structural determination (NMR and mass spectrometry); total synthesis (multi-step; methodology in organometallic synthesis and asymmetric synthesis); pharmacomodulation (cytotoxic; antiparasitic; NCS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Acetogenins: Extraction, Synthesis and Biological Properties
Dr. Peter Karuso
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Tel. +612 9850 8290; Fax: +61 2 9850 8313
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Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
Prof. Dr. Erkki Kolehmainen
Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, P. O. Box 35, FI-40014, Jyväskylä, Finland
Tel. +358 40 805 3695; Fax: +358 14 260 2501
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Interests: structural chemistry; bile acid chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bile Acids
Special Issue: Steroids
Prof. Dr. Norbert Latruffe
Université de Bourgogne, 21000 Dijon, France
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Interests: bio-active polyphenols; resveratrol; inflammation; bio-availability; cancer; pathologies prevention
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Natural Products and Inflammation
Special Issue: Improvements for Resveratrol Efficacy
Prof. Dr. Declan P. Naughton
School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE, UK
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Interests: inflammation; infection; oxidative stress; nutrition; toxicology; food safety; functional foods; natural products; anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agents and mechanisms; bioinorganic chemistry; drug delivery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Polyphenols and Antioxidants–The Chemistry of Tea
Dr. W. David Nes
Horn Professor of Biochemistry and Chair of Biochemistry Division, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 79401, USA
Tel. cell- 806=742=1673
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Dr. Ifedayo Victor Ogungbe
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
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Interests: natural products chemistry and chemical biology; lead discovery and target identification; chemical proteomics and protein dynamics; metabolomics
Dr. Guy L. Plourde
University of Northern British Columbia, Department of Chemistry, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Tel. 250-960-6694; Fax: +1 250 960 5845
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Interests: spiroannulation; asymmetric methods; spirocompounds; natural products; manumycins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Spiro Compounds
Special Issue: Advances in Heteroaromatic Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pascal Richomme
SONAS/SFR QUASAV-UFR Sciences Pharmaceutiques, 16 Bd Daviers, F-49100 Angers, France
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Interests: natural products; (hemi)synthesis; biological screening
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Coumarins and Xanthones
Special Issue: Coumarins, Xanthones and Related Compounds
Prof. Dr. Vassilios Roussis
University of Athens, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
Tel. +30210 7274 592; Fax: +30 210 7274 592
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Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids
Special Issue: Bioactive Halogenated Metabolites of Marine Origin
Special Issue: Bioactivity of Marine Natural Products
Special Issue: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids 2016
Special Issue: Biotransformations Utilizing Marine/Marine-Derived Bacteria and Fungi
Prof. Dr. Celestino Santos-Buelga
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: health implications of dietary flavonoids; bioavailability, metabolites and biological activity in humans; stability and reactions of anthocyanins and flavanols and their derived pigments; influence on the definition and stability of colour in food and beverages
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Flavonoids: From Structure to Health Issues
Dr. Jandirk Sendker
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, Munster, Germany
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Interests: natural products; mass spectrometry; structure elucidation; senescence; traditional chinese medicine; cyanogenic glycosides; multivariate statistics
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Vicerrectoria Académica, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Tel. +34 8818 14887; Fax: +34 981 59 49 12
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; natural products; photochemistry reactivity; aporphine and oxoaporphine; oxoisoaporphine; coumarins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Aporphines and Oxoaporphines
Special Issue: Aporphines and Their Oxidized Derivatives: Synthesis and Pharmacological Behavior
Special Issue: Supramolecular Devices from Cyclodextrin: Synthesis and Pharmacological Applications
Prof. Dr. Kira J. Weissman
Molecular and Structural Enzymology Group, UMR 7365 CNRS-UL : IMoPA, Lorraine University, Faculté de médecine, Batiment Biopôle, 9 avenue de la Forêt de Haye, CS 50184, 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CEDEX – France
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Interests: molecular enzymology; structural biology and genetic engineering of polyketide synthases (PKS) and hybrid PKS-nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Polyketides
Dr. Yang-Chang Wu
Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-22057153; Fax: +886-4-22060248
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Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Christian Zidorn
Pharmaceutical Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
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Interests: natural products; chemosystematics; chemical ecology; botany
Prof. Dr. Philippe Jeandet
Laboratory of Stress, Defenses and Plant Reproduction, U.R.V.V.C., UPRES EA 4707, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Faculty of Sciences, University of Reims, PO Box. 1039, 51687 Reims cedex 02, France
Tel. + 333 26 91 33 41
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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; bioproduction by plant cell suspension systems; antifungal activity and molecular engineering of resveratrol in plants and microbial cells
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects
Special Issue: Structure, Chemical Analysis, Biosynthesis, Metabolism, Molecular Engineering and Biological Functions of Phytoalexins
Special Issue: Wine Metabolomics and Proteomics
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
Tel. +351-222062288
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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
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)
Dr. Gerold Jerz
Technische-Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Food Chemistry, Schleinitzstrasse 20, 38124 Braunschweig - Germany
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Interests: analytical and preparative countercurrent chromatography; metabolite profiling by mass spectrometry; acetylenic natural products; flavonoids; betalain pigments; tropical fruits and medicinal plants; propolis

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