Topical Collection "Ocean4Biotech"
A topical collection in Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Interests: marine natural products; structure elucidation; secondary metabolites; blue biotechnology; bioactive compounds from actinomycetes; drug discovery and biotechnological applications
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Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Drug Discovery through Computer-Aided Approaches
Oceans will be our most valuable source of new products (from novel drugs to innovative biomaterials) to help us overcome societal challenges. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, providing us with the tools necessary to answer important chemical and biological questions and promote scientific discoveries. Moreover, it is irrefutable that science and innovation, from basic research to applied sciences, must be performed in transdisciplinary groups. Ocean4Biotech—a European transdisciplinary networking platform for marine biotechnology—is a European-Commission-funded COST Action that aims to bring together multiple disciplines and include all relevant experts from marine-biotechnology-related fields. This Special Issue is open to all individual experts and researchers connected with Ocean4Biotech, relating to sampling methods, the discovery of natural marine products, process optimization, and use case scenarios. We believe that the research outputs that will be presented in this Special Issue will significantly benefit the global marine biotechnology sector and will place participants on the global map of marine biotechnology knowledge providers.
Dr. Ana Rotter
Dr. Susana P Gaudencio
Dr. Katja Klun
Dr. Marlen I. Vasquez
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