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Section Board for 'Chemical Biology' (43)

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Prof. Dr. Roland J. Pieters
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, PO Box 80082, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Interests: protein-carbohydrate interactions; lectins; glycosidases; carbohydrate microarrays; multivalency; bacterial adhesion; viral adhesion; O-GlcNAcylation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions
Special Issue in Molecules: Glycotherapeutics: Emerging Roles of Glycans in Medicine
Prof. Aloke Dutta
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; CNS drug discovery; neurodegeneration; neuropharmacology
Prof. Dr. John Schneekloth
Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland 21702, United States
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Interests: Chemical Biology; RNA-binding small molecules; RNA structure; drug design; DNA structure; proteostasis
Dr. Seung Seo Lee
Lecturer in Chemical Biology, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK
Tel. +44-(0)2380-592987; Fax: +44-(0)2380-595159
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Interests: Glycosyltransferase; glysosidase; CAZy enzymes; enzymology; biocatalyst; carbohydrate chemistry; antimicrobial resistance; two component system; enzyme inhibitors; fluorinated carbohydrate; deubiquitinase inhibitor
Prof. Katherine L. Seley-Radtke
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
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Interests: nucleos(t)ides; heterocycles; drug design; enzyme inhibitors; antiviral
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Discovery, Design, Synthesis, and Application of Nucleoside/Nucleotides
Assoc. Prof. Theodore K. Dayie
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
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Interests: NMR; SAXS; RNA; Riboswitches; Structural Biology and Dynamics; RNA-drug interactions; Chemical-Enzymatic Labeling of Nucleotides
Prof. Dr. Aaron T. Wright
Senior Scientist & Group Leader, Chemical Biology & Exposure Sciences Group, Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA 99352
Research Professor, The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99163
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Interests: chemical biology; target discovery; activity-based protein profiling; microbiomes; drug and xenobiotic metabolism; chemoproteomics; personalized medicine; vitamin B12/tetrapyrroles; photoaffinity labeling
Prof. Dr. M. Reza Ghadiri
Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, United States
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Interests: Chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; chemical biology; peptides; synthetic proteins; molecular computation; antimicrobials; gut microbiome
Prof. Dr. Frank M. Böckler
Laboratory for Molecular Design and Pharmaceutical Biophysics, Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 8, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
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Interests: molecular design; pharmaceutical biophysics; halogen bonding; chemical biology; therapeutics for cancer pathways; cheminformatics; computational chemistry; molecular interactions; peptide chemistry and selection; fragment-based drug discovery
Dr. Sergio F. Sousa
UCIBIO/REQUIMTE, BioSIM - Department of BioMedicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: the catalytic power of enzymes; computer-aided drug design; biodesulfurization; computational methods in chemistry and biochemistry; metalloenzymes; biological membranes; docking and virtual screening; computational enzymatic catalysis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Structure and Function of Metalloenzymes
Dr. Isao Kii
Common Facilities Unit, Integrated Research Group, Compass to Healthy Life Research Complex Program, RIKEN Cluster for Science and Technology Hub, Kobe, Japan
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Interests: kinase, protein folding; folding intermediate; activation mechanism; autophosphorylation; chaperone; structural analysis; protein quality control; ubiquitin proteasome pathway; Small molecule inhibitor; neurogenesis; intellectual disability; down syndrome; autism spectrum disorders; click reaction; protein modification; immuno-PET imaging
Dr. Nasir Mahmood
School of Engineering, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, 3001 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Interests: inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry; materials science; nanoscience; catalysis; chemical biology; analytical chemistry
Prof. Ramón J. Estévez Cabanas
Department of Organic Chemistry and Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Interests: carbohydrates; sugar mimics (including iminosugars, carbasugars and sugar amino acids); peptidomimetics; heterocycles; natural products chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pietro Campiglia
1) Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via G.Paolo II, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
2) European Biomedical Research Institute of Salerno (EBRIS), Via Salvatore de Renzi, 3, 84125 Salerno (SA), Italy
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Interests: voltage and ligand gated ion channel (particularly TRP and Kv channels), Ion channel modulators, endocannabinoids, metabolomics applied to molecular pharmacology, molecular basis for the activity of natural products (particularly food derived products), nutraceuticals, medicinal chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive and Uremic Toxins in Chronic Kidney Disease
Prof. Dr. Miguel Vázquez López
Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Center for Research in Chemical Biology and Molecular Materials (CIQUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Interests: chemical biology, metallopeptides, metal-based drugs, DNA recognition, protein recognition, biosensors and bioprobes, supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, self-assembly, chiral metal-complexes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Metallopeptides
Prof. Masamichi Yamanaka
Department of Chemistry, Shizuoka University 836 Ohya Suruga-ku Shizuoka, 422-8529, Japan
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Interests: supramolecular chemistry; supramolecular gel; supramolecular capsule; chemical biology; organic chemistry; self-assembly; hydrogen bond
Prof. Cristina Nativi
Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia, 13, I-50019 Sesto F.no (FI), Italy
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Interests: glycosylation; glycomimetics; synthetic antigens; saccharidic anti-pathogenes
Prof. Akinori Kuzuya
Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Kansai University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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Interests: nucleic acid chemistry; DNA nanotechnology; supramolecular chemistry; molecular machines; molecular robotics; molecular technology
Prof. Vincent Ferrières
Rennes University, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de, Rennes, CNRS, ISCR-UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
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Interests: carbohydrate chemistry; glycochemistry; biocatalysis; bioactive molecules; innovative approaches
Prof. Timothy W. Corson
Departments of Ophthalmology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Interests: ophthalmology; angiogenesis; cancer; genetics; target identification; screening
Prof. John S. Fossey
School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT, UK
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Interests: analytical chemistry; asymmetric catalysis; catalysis; chemical sciences; chemistry; chemosensors chirality; organic chemistry; supramolecular chemistry
Prof. Christopher N. Boddy
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa, 116 D'Iorio Hall, 10 Marie Curie, Ottawa ON Canada
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Interests: biochemistry; chemical biology; drug discovery; microbiology; synthetic organic chemistry
Prof. Dr. Yoichi Nakao
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
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Interests: chemical biology; marine natural products; functional food science; epigenetics; stem cell biology; (including all above words in a concept of) chemical epigenomics
Prof. Dr. Christoph Loenarz
Professor of Pharmaceutical Bioanalytics, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstr. 25, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: epigenetics; translation; RNA & ribosome modifications; hypoxia; biological mass spectrometry; oxygenases; chemical biology of nucleic acids
Prof. Dr. Jianfeng Cai
Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
Tel. 813-974-9506
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Interests: peptides/peptidomimetics; chemical biology; bioorganic chemistry; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Mark Brönstrup
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
Leibniz University Hannover, Schneiderberg 38, 30167 Hannover, Germany
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Interests: antibiotics; antivirals; drug discovery; mass spectrometry; infectious diseases; metabolomics; lead discovery
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Special Issue in Molecules: Mass Spectroscopy in Chemical Biology
Dr. Martin Witte
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: site-specific modification of proteins; chemoselective modification of carbohydrates; activity-based probes; chemical probes
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Special Issue in Molecules: Site-Selective Modification of Biomolecules
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Guangyu Zhu
Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; chemical biology; bioinorganic chemistry; drug design and synthesis; photoactivatable anticancer drugs; chemoimmunotherapy
Dr. Daniela Marasco
Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy
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Interests: design; synthesis; biochemical SAR investigations; inflammation; cancer; peptide library
Assoc. Prof. Steven L. Cobb
Department of Chemistry, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
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Interests: chemical-biology of peptides; organic synthesis; peptide and peptoid chemistry; bio-organic fluorine chemistry; bio-conjugation; drug target validation; infectious disease and neglected tropical diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Antimicrobial Peptides and Peptidomimetics
Special Issue in Molecules: Peptides in Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
Assoc. Prof. Y. George Zheng
Department of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, USA
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Interests: Chemical biology, protein biochemistry; enzymology; histone modifications, protein posttranslational modification, protein methylation, protein acetylation, peptide chemistry, bioassays, chemical probes, bioorthogonal labeling, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery
Prof. Christopher W. Cairo
Alberta Glycomics Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Canada
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Interests: glycobiology; glycolipids; gangliosides; glycosyl hydrolase; membrane biophysics; chemical biology; bioconjugate chemistry
Prof. Dr. Matthew D. Disney
Scripps Florida, Departments of Chemistry and Neuroscience, Jupiter, USA
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Interests: chemical biology; nucleic acids; RNA; bioinformatics; medicinal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Robert Powers
Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, USA
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Interests: NMR; metabolomics; systems biology; structural biology; drug discovery; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Carmen Sanmartín Grijalba
University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
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Interests: selenium; cancer; leishmania; drug discovery and drug design; apoptosis; cell death; medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis
Prof. Dr. Herman O. Sintim
Institute for Drug Discovery, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, United States
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Interests: cyclic dinucleotide; quorum sensing; kinase inhibitors; cGAS; STING; tandem reactions
Assoc. Prof. Christian Ottmann
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: small-molecule stabilizers, protein-protein interactions, Drug Discovery, Chemical Biology
Prof. Seung Bum Park
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
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Interests: Diversity Oriented Synthesis, Chemical Biology, Medicinal and Combinatorial Chemistry, Bioimaging and High Throughput/High Content Screening, Target Identification
Dr. Maya Thanou
King's College London, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7848 4831
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Interests: Theranostic nanoparticles for cancer; Triggered and targeted drug release in tumours; Drug Development for MRgFUS drug treatments; Interventions for image guided drug delivery
Prof. Dr. Steven Verhelst
Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Belgium
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Interests: activity-based probes; activity-based protein profiling; bioorthogonal chemistry; chemical proteomics; cleavable linkers; intramembrane proteases; photoaffinity labeling; proteases; protease inhibitors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Site-Selective Modification of Biomolecules
Prof. Yan Xu
Division of Chemistry, Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan
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Interests: biochemistry; bioorganic chemistry; DNA; RNA; telomere; G-quadruplex
Prof. Qinghai Zhang
Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
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Interests: chemical and structural biology of membrane proteins; ligand design; lipid and detergent chemistry
Prof. Zhihao Zhuang
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, United States
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Interests: post-translational modification; ubiquitination; activity-based probes; enzymology; DNA damage tolerance; nucleic acid chemistry; high throughput screening; small molecule inhibitor; cancer, neurodegeneration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: High Throughput Screening Ⅱ
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