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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
Interests: natural products; anti-parasitic activity; structure elucidation; spectroscopy; computer-aided structure-activity relationship studies
Contribution: 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
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
Interests: natural products; cancer; HIV; plants; molecular targets
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Product Pre-fractionation
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. Bruno Figadere

Laboratories of Natural Substances Chemistry (Pharmacognosy), UMR 8076-BioCIS, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris-Sud, France
Tel. +33 146 83 55 92
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)
Contribution: Special Issue: Acetogenins: Extraction, Synthesis and Biological Properties
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
Prof. Dr. Pascal Richomme

SONAS/SFR QUASAV-UFR Sciences Pharmaceutiques, 16 Bd Daviers, F-49100 Angers, France
Interests: natural products; (hemi)synthesis; biological screening
Contribution: Special Issue: Coumarins and Xanthones
Special Issue: Coumarins, Xanthones and Related Compounds
Dr. Yang-Chang Wu

Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-22057153; Fax: +886-4-22060248
Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Tel. +34 8818 14887; Fax: +34 981 59 49 12
Interests: medicinal chemistry; natural products; photochemistry reactivity; aporphine and oxoaporphine; oxoisoaporphine; coumarins
Contribution: 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. 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
Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
Contribution: Special Issue: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids
Special Issue: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids 2016
In other journals:
Special Issue: Bioactive Halogenated Metabolites of Marine Origin
Special Issue: Bioactivity of Marine Natural Products
Special Issue: Biotransformations Utilizing Marine/Marine-Derived Bacteria and Fungi
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
Interests: spiroannulation; asymmetric methods; spirocompounds; natural products; manumycins
Contribution: Special Issue: Spiro Compounds
Special Issue: Advances in Heteroaromatic Chemistry
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
Interests: structural chemistry; bile acid chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Bile Acids
Special Issue: Steroids
Dr. Peter Karuso

Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Tel. +612 9850 8290; Fax: +61 2 9850 8313
Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
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
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. 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
Interests: molecular enzymology; structural biology and genetic engineering of polyketide synthases (PKS) and hybrid PKS-nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS)
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyketides
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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyphenols and Antioxidants–The Chemistry of Tea
Prof. Dr. Norbert Latruffe

Université de Bourgogne, 21000 Dijon, France
Interests: bio-active polyphenols; resveratrol; inflammation; bio-availability; cancer; pathologies prevention
Contribution: Special Issue: Natural Products and Inflammation
Special Issue: Improvements for Resveratrol Efficacy
Prof. Dr. Celestino Santos-Buelga

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Flavonoids: From Structure to Health Issues
Dr. Ifedayo Victor Ogungbe

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
Interests: natural products chemistry and chemical biology; lead discovery and target identification; chemical proteomics and protein dynamics; metabolomics
Dr. Jandirk Sendker

Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, Munster, Germany
Interests: natural products; mass spectrometry; structure elucidation; senescence; traditional chinese medicine; cyanogenic glycosides; multivariate statistics
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
Interests: natural products; drug discovery; NMR spectroscopy; metabolomics
Contribution: In other 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
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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects
Special Issue: Structure, Chemical Analysis, Biosynthesis, Metabolism, Molecular Engineering and Biological Functions of Phytoalexins
Prof. Dr. Christian Zidorn

Pharmaceutical Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
Interests: natural products; chemosystematics; chemical ecology; botany
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