Pharmaceuticals — Editors

Editors

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Editor-in-Chief
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
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Kopka
Associate Editor
Division of Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Research Program Imaging and Radiooncology, German Cancer Research Center (dkfz), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Interests: radiopharmaceutical sciences; labeling chemistry; medicinal chemistry; PET tracers; radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostics and endoradiotherapy; small molecules; peptides; antibodies and derivatives thereof
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Jose
Associate Editor
PharmaCampus Institute of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Corrensstr. 48, 48149, Muenster, Germany
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Interests: autodisplay; assay development and inhibitor testing; whole cell biocatalysts for synthesis of drugs and building blocks; directed evolution of enzyme inhibitors and biocatalysts; biosensor development and diagnostic tools
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Dr. Annie Mayence
Associate Editor
Formerly professor at the Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, 7330 Saint-Ghislain, Belgium
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Interests: medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis, parasitic diseases, orphan drugs
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Dr. Derek J. McPhee *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Amyris, Inc., 5885 Hollis St, Suite 100, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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Interests: organic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; biotechnology
* Founding Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief up to 29 January 2015.
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Dr. Martyn Rittman
Publishing Services Manager
MDPI, St. Alban-Anlage 66, CH-4052 Basel, Switzerland
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Atanas G. Atanasov
1.Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 05-552 Jastrzebiec, Poland
2. Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Vienna, Austria
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Interests: molecular medicine; therapeutic targets; nutrigenomics; mechanisms of pharmacological action; cardiometabolic diseases and inflammation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Effects of Natural Products in the Context of Cardiometabolic Disease
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 8th Central European Conference ‘Chemistry towards Biology’ (CTB-2016)
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 46th EuroCongress on Drug Synthesis and Analysis (ECDSA-2017)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Bazureau
University of Rennes 1, Institute of Chemical Sciences Rennes ICSR UMR CNRS 6226, Building 10A, Room 207, Campus de Beaulieu, 263 Avenue du General Leclerc, CS 74205, 35042 RENNES Cedex, France
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Interests: synthetic organic chemistry under microwave; medicinal chemistry; design and heterocyclic chemistry for cancer and CNS diseases
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Heterocyclic Chemistry for Cancer and CNS Diseases
Dr. Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
Department of Molecular Biology, Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, (IPBLN-CSIC), PTS Granada, Av del Conocimiento 17, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Interests: structure-function of RNA; aptamers; antisense; ribozymes; viral RNA genomes; RNA as tool; therapeutic RNAs
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Aptamers: Biomedical Interest and Applications
Prof. Dr. Thierry Besson
Normandie Univ, Univ Rouen; INSA Rouen, CNRS, Laboratoire COBRA UMR6014, Bâtiment IRCOF, 1 rue Tesnière, F-76821 Mont Saint-Aignan Cedex, France
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Interests: N,O,S-Heterocycles for therapeutic applications; microwave assisted chemistry; microwave-assisted chemistry; active drugs for cancer and central nervous system; cancer and CNS drugs
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Special Issue in Molecules: Focusing on Sulfur in Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Biagini
Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
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Interests: epilepsy; hippocampus; neuroprotection; neuroregeneration
Dr. Conor R. Caffrey
Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
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Interests: biochemistry of and small molecule drug discovery for parasitic protozoa and helminths; 'neglected' tropical diseases; high-throughput and high content screening, and assay devlopment; point-of-care diagnostics; proteolysis
Prof. Dr. Félix Carvalho
UCIBIO, REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira nº 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: toxicology; Drugs of abuse; pesticides; antidotes
Prof. Dr. Michael Danilenko
Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
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Interests: Cancer cell biology; leukemia; plant antioxidants; vitamin D derivatives
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Vitamin D and Its Analogues: New Insights on Biological Effects and Therapeutic Uses
Dr. Christophe Dardonville
1. Instituto de Química Médica – CSIC, Madrid, Spain
2. Medicinal Chemistry Institute – Spanish Council for Scientific Research
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Interests: medicinal chemistry, design and synthesis of antiparasitic agents for neglected tropical diseases (trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria), cationic compounds, DNA binding study, pKa measurement
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Special Issue in Molecules: Antiparasitic Agents
Prof. Dr. 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; marine natural products
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 6)
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Grand Celebration: 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Heparin
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Selected papers from the 11th National Meeting of Organic Chemistry and 4th Meeting of Therapeutic Chemistry in Portugal
Special Issue in Molecules: Can Membrane Transporters Contribute to Drug Discovery?
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Products for Health and Beauty
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Old Pharmaceuticals with New Applications
Special Issue in Molecules: Xanthones: Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Madalena Pinto on the Occasion of Her 70th Birthday
Prof. Dr. Gill Diamond
Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
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Interests: Innate immunity; Vitamin D; Antimicrobial peptides; Oral biology; Cystic fibrosis
Prof. Dr. Gunars Duburs
Senior research fellow of the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Deputy Chairman, Division of Chemical, Biological and Medical Sciences, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Aizkraukles 21, Rīga, LV 1006, Latvia
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Interests: heterocyclic chemistry (mainly partially hydrogenated azines: dihydro- (tetrahydro-) pyridines, pyrimidines, polycyclic derivatives) - studies of chemical, physical chemical and biological properties; medicinal chemistry (synthesis and studies of neurotropic, cardiovascular, antioxidative, membrane protective, radioprotective, UV-protective, peptidomimetic, gene transfection agents)
Dr. Francois Dufrasne
Faculté de Pharmacie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Campus Plaine CP 205/5, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; anticancer metal complexes; asymmetric synthesis
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Metal-Based Drugs
Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Mainz, Staudinger Weg, 555128 Mainz, Germany
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Interests: cancer; pharmacogenomics; molecular docking and virtual drug screening; molecular pharmacology; natural products; phytotherapy
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Phytomedicine
Topical Collection in Molecules: Herbal Medicine Research
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Chemosensitizers for Cancer Chemotherapy
Prof. Dr. Antoni Camins Espuny
Unidad de Farmacología, Facultad de Farmacia Diagonal 643, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; aging; apoptosis; neuropharmacology; epilepsy
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Epilepsy and Neurodegeneration: Current Therapeutic Implications
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
Dr. Svend Borup Jensen
Nuklearmedicinsk Afdeling - Hobrovej 18-22, Postboks 365, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
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Interests: PET-radiochemistry, gallium-68, drug degradation profiles; medicinal gum; infection imaging, analytical methods; medicinal chemistry
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Radiochemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Radiochemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Use in Drug Development
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Preparation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Use in Drug Development
Prof. Dr. Jesus Jimenez-Barbero
1. CIC bioGUNE, Bizkaia Technology Park, Building 800, 48160 Derio, Spain
2. Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Maria López de Haro 3, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: molecular recognition towards drug and molecular probe design; NMR; molecular recognition; glycans
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Recognition of Carbohydrates
Prof. Dr. Marc Le Borgne
Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, Faculté de Pharmacie - ISPB, EA 4446 Bioactive Molecules and Medicinal Chemistry, SFR Santé Lyon-Est CNRS UMS3453 - INSERM US7, 69373 Lyon cedex 8, France
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Interests: ligand-based drug design; small molecules; heterocycles; glycoconjugates; structure-activity relationships; structural optimization; stability studies; cancer; chemoresistances; infectious diseases
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Leggat
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811, Australia
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Interests: neglected tropical diseases; lymphatic filariasis; dengue; malaria; occupational health; travel medicine; emerging public health threats
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Tropical Medicine
Special Issue in Healthcare: Occupational Health Issues in the New Millennium
Special Issue in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease: Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia
Prof. Dr. Philip S. Low
Director of the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery, Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry 720 Clinic Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: targeted Therapeutics; fluorescence-guided surgery; techniques for pathogen detection; human red blood cell membrane
Dr. Viktor P. Lozitsky
Research Center "Biomedical Testing of Preparations and Products", Odessa, Ukraine
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Interests: proteolysis inhibitors; virus-cell interactions; antiviral compounds
Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto Manssour Fraga
Director of Research and Post-Graduation, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; drug design; drug discovery; privileged structures, drug development
Dr. Susan E. Matthews
School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: Molecular Pharmaceutics; Macrocyclic Drugs; Topological Drugs
Prof. Dr. Mary J. Meegan
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 152−160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 D02 R590, Ireland
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Interests: anticancer drug design; breast cancer; novel antiestrogens; tubulin targeting agents; azetidinones, antiestrogen-drug conjugates; estrogen receptor; Burkitt's Lymphoma; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Prof. Dr. Karsten Niefind
Institut für Biochemie, Department für Chemie, Universität zu Köln, Zülpicher Straße 47, D-50674 Köln, Germany
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Interests: structural biology; protein crystallography; enzymology; biophysical chemistry; protein-protein interactions; protein-inhibitor interactions
Prof. Dr. Valentina Onnis
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Unit of Pharmaceutical, Pharmacological and Nutraceutical Sciences Via Ospedale 72, I-09124 Cagliari, Italy
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; enzyme inhibitors; heterocyclic compounds, antiproliferative agents
Prof. Dr. Ricardo E. Pérez-Tomás
Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Campus de Bellvitge., Lab.5101 C./ Feixa Llarga s/n E- 08907, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: new molecules for cancer chemotherapy; apoptosis; signal transduction for cancer chemotherapy
Dr. Suzanne Peyrottes
Institute for Biomolecules Max Mousseron (IBMM), UMR5247‐CNRS–UM–ENSCM, University Montpellier, cc1704, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier, France
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Interests: targeting of phosphorylated effectors; synergetic effect in antiviral chemotherapy; synthesis and study of phosphonate analogues as potential therapeutic agents; development of choline analogues as anti‐malarial agents
Prof. Dr. Leonidas A. Phylactou
Chief Executive Medical Director, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics, PO Box 23462, 1683 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Interests: RNA biology; regulatory RNA molecules; muscle regeneration, identification of genetic defects in inherited diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Gene Therapy
Special Issue in Molecules: Towards Understanding the Mechanisms and Curing Of Muscular Dystrophy Diseases
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Towards Understanding the Mechanisms and Curing Of Muscular Dystrophy Diseases
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Chemically Modified Antisense Oligonucleotides: Promising Tools for the Therapy of Diseases
Prof. Dr. Andrea Porcheddu
Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Cittadella Universitaria, SS 554, bivio per Sestu, 09042, Monserrato (CA), Italy
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Interests: peptide synthesis; peptide nucleic acid; indole synthesis; amide synthesis; mechanochemical reaction; borrowing hydrogen; microwave; heterocycle synthesis; hydroxamic acids
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rades
Reseach Chair in Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
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Interests: the solid state of drugs and dosage forms; poorly water soluble drugs; amorphous drugs and drug delivery systems; lipid based drug delivery systems; analytical techniques in the solid state
Prof. Dr. Osvaldo A. Santos-Filho
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, IPPN, CCS, Bloco H - Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 21941-902, Brazil
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Interests: molecular modeling; computer-aided drug design; bioinformatics; chemoinformatics
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Chemoinformatics and Drug Design
Prof. Dr. Pascal Sonnet
AGIR (Agents Infectieux, Résistance et chimiothérapie), UFR de Pharmacie, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 1, rue des Louvels, 80037 Amiens cedex 01, France
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; drug design, study, structure-activity relationships of antimicrobial drugs; antimalarial drugs; antibacterial drugs; analogs of siderophores, iron chelators
Prof. Dr. Gary J. Stephens
School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 228, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK
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Interests: electrophysiology; voltage-gated calcium channels; cannabinoids; ion channels; GPCRs; pain; ataxia
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Calcium Antagonists
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Cannabinoids as Medicines
Dr. Arpad Szallasi
Baptist Medical Center, the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and the Baptist-MD Anderson Cancer Center Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Interests: role of TRP channels in health and disease
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channels in Drug Discovery: Old Concepts & New Thoughts
Prof. Dr. Peter Timmerman
1. Pepscan Therapeutics, Zuidersluisweg 2, 8243 RC, Lelystad, The Netherlands
2. Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Sciencepark 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: peptide chemistry; cyclic/constrained peptides; protein mimicry; (antibody) epitope mapping; therapeutic peptides; bioactive peptides; protein-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Vladimir P. Torchilin
University Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, 140 The Fenway, room 214, 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Interests: drug carriers; drug delivery sytems; drug targeting; liposomes; micelles; experimental cancer immunology; imaging agents
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biodegradability of Materials
Special Issue in Materials: Biodegradability of Materials
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Cell-penetrating Peptides 2012
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Micellar Drug Delivery
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wadsak
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Interests: radiopharmaceuticals; imaging biomarkers; positron emission tomography (PET); radiotracer development
Dr. Guangshun Wang
Department of Pathology & Microbiology University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
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Interests: host defense antimicrobial peptides, structural bioinformatics, biomolecular NMR
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Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Identification and Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptides with Therapeutic Potential
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Antimicrobial Peptides: Expanded Activity Spectrum and Applications
Prof. Dr. Nigel Yarlett
Distinguished Professor and Director Haskins Laboratories, The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, Pace University, NY 10038, USA
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Interests: biochemistry and chemotherapy of parasitic infections particularly human African Trypanosomiasis and cryptosporidiosis
Dr. Howard A. Young
Principal Investigator & Deputy Lab Chief, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, Cancer and Inflammation Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, Bldg. 560/31-23, Chandler Street, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
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Interests: interferon-gamma; cytokines, interferons, post transcriptional mRNA regulation; interleukins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Interferons
Special Issue in Cancers: Cytokines in Cancer
Special Issue in Pharmaceuticals: Interferons 2015
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