Special Issue "Antibacterial Marine Pharmacology"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Interests: marine microorganisms; microbial geochemistry; chemical communication; marine microbial natural products
Interests: marine natural products chemistry; antibiotics drug discovery; marine microbial chemical ecology
All life forms elicit, and respond to, chemical cues — be it organisms coordinating with their environment, host or kin, competing for space, and so on. The finding that some of these chemical cues also have applications as chemotherapeutics to treat infectious disease is arguably one of the great achievements in modern medicine. However, the effectiveness of current antibiotics is eroding and microbial infections are increasingly becoming a more serious threat to human health.
Fortunately, there is immense promise in the merging of new tools and multiple disciplines to explore the untapped diversity of the marine environment for the next generation of antimicrobial agents. In this Special Issue, we focus on the rich sources of marine diversity and the merging of recently developed tools and technologies to bring new therapeutic molecules online for human betterment.
For this Special Issue of Marine Drugs, we urge you to consider publishing your original research in the areas listed below:
- New targets and assays for accelerating chemical inhibitor discovery
- New chemotherapeutics discovered through exploration of previously unexplored microbial and other feedstocks
- New ways of battling microbial infection through the understanding of microbial interactions
Tracy John Mincer
David C. Rowley
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 papers will be 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. Marine Drugs 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 2400 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 agents
- natural products
- microbial allelopathy