Special Issue "Deep-Sea Natural Products II"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Olivier P. Thomas
Marine Biodiscovery, School of Chemistry and Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), University Road, H91 TK33 Galway, Ireland
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Interests: marine natural products; marine toxins; harmful algal blooms; dinoflagellates; cyanobacteria; sponges; environmental metabolomics; marine chemical ecology
Until now, marine biodiscovery has been principally restricted to easily accessible marine areas. First, the intertidal environments of the oceans have been investigated and, with the development of SCUBA diving in the 1950s, access to the subtidal region to 50 to 60 m depth has been greatly facilitated. Recent years have witnessed several technological advances in (a) SCUBA diving with gas mixes; (b) the development of deep-submergence vehicles (DSV); or, more and more frequently today, (c) underwater remote operated vehicles (ROV). Today, all these techniques allow for the unveiling of fantastic marine biodiversity that was only described through trawling.
Associated with this largely unknown biodiversity, an untapped reservoir of biomolecules has to be uncovered. In this Special Issue, we aim to gather the most recent and promising findings in the structure elucidation of new metabolites isolated from deep-sea organisms, either macro- or micro-. Known metabolites isolated from the deep-sea but with new bioactivities will also be welcome, as well as side studies related to deep-sea natural products like those using dereplication and metabolomics approaches, or those focusing on the description of particular metabolic pathways.
Prof. Olivier P. Thomas
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- marine natural products
- bioactive compounds
- structure elucidation
- extreme environments