Special Issue "The Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Antimicrobial Peptides".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francois Bedard
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Guest Editor
Faculté de pharmacie, Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; peptide synthesis
S-Inova Biotech, Programa de Pós Graduação em Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Dom Bosco, Campo Grande, Brazil
Interests: antimicrobial peptides; microbial resistance; plant antimicrobial peptides; proteomics; peptidomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Resolving the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major challenge and critical for the human race. The generation of new antibiotics has fallen since the last two decades in contrast to the emergence of new multi-resistant pathogens.

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been shown as a promising solution to this alarming situation. AMPs are small peptides with diverse structures and functions, which can be used to inhibit the growth of a wide spectrum of microorganisms including multi-resistant pathogens. Potential AMP sequences have been published in the last decade from diverse sources such as synthetic antimicrobial peptides, de novo antimicrobial peptides, hydrolyzates antimicrobial peptides, and isolated peptides from immune defences.

I would to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Antibiotics, which will provide a valuable insight for AMPs development. The aim of this issue is to understand the antimicrobial peptides activity spectrum, mechanisms of action, and their antimicrobial resistance potency with the goal of creating a solid next generation of antimicrobials for accelerating the development and generation of new AMPs.

Dr. Francois Bedard
Dr. Elizabete de Souza Cândido
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibiotics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • antimicrobial peptides
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • mechanism of action
  • peptide synthesis
  • peptide purification

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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