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Prof. Dr. Mark von Itzstein
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute for Glycomics, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD 4222, Australia
Interests: drug discovery; glycobiology; chemoenzymatic transformations; chemical virology; infectious diseases; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Shin Aoki
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Vice Dean of Research Institute for Science and Technology (RIST) Tokyo University of Science 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan
Interests: artificial enzymes; bioorganic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry; metallosupramolecular chemistry; molecular recognition; photochemistry; radiation therapy; stereoselective synthesis; theranostics of cancer
Prof. Dr. Michael Assfalg
Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Interests: biomolecular structure and dynamics; protein–surface interactions; misfolding; molecular recognition; biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; protein chemical modifications
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Cardona
Dipartimento di Chimica "Ugo Schiff", Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia 3-13, 50019 - Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy
Interests: synthetic organic chemistry; carbohydrate-based glycomimetics; glycosidase inhibitors; iminosugar synthesis; Lysosomal Storage diseases; Gaucher disease; Parkinson disease
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Prof. Dr. David G. Churchill
Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Interests: neurodegenerative disease research; synthetic chemistry; reactive oxygen species; molecular probes; photosensitizers; selenium; tellurium; phosphonate
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Prof. Dr. Mads Hartvig Clausen
Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: oligosaccharide synthesis; lipids; chemical biology; drug discovery; molecular diversity
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Prof. Dr. Peter A. Crooks
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72205-7199, USA
Interests: discover and develop new cancer treatment drugs with an emphasis on lymphoma and leukemia; to develop radiation agents to improve patient outcomes after radiation therapy; and to develop new pain medications for treatment of acute and chronic pain
Prof. Dr. René Csuk
Martin-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Interests: organic chemistry; natural products; triterpenoids; cytotoxicity; enzyme inhibitors; bioorganic chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Lothar Elling
Laboratory for Biomaterials, Institute of Biotechnology and Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 20, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Interests: glycoconjugates; enzyme cascade reactions; chemo-enzymatic synthesis; glycosyltransferases; nucleotide sugars; galectins; lectins; glycopolymers; biosensors; biomaterials
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Dr. Chiara Falciani
Department of Medical Biotechnologies, University of Siena, Via Aldo Moro 2, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: peptides; drug discovery; dendrimers; drug-delivery; infectious diseases; cancer
Prof. Dr. Roberto Fattorusso
Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Interests: protein NMR spectroscopy; bioinorganic chemistry; protein structure; metallo-proteins; protein folding
Prof. Dr. Steven Fletcher
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 20 N Pine Street, N717, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Interests: drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; chemical biology; oncology and anti-cancer agents; synthetic organic chemistry; heterocyclic chemistry
Dr. Manuel Fuentes
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CSIC-USAL - Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular del Cancer de Salamanca (IBMCC), Salamanca, Spain
Interests: immuno-oncology; immunoproteomics; drug discovery; cell immunogenic death; cell signaling pathways; multi-omics analysis; functional proteomics; translational proteomics; nanomedicine; drug–polymer conjugates; nanomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Aldo Galeone
Department of Pharmacy, School of Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy
Interests: nucleic acid chemistry and structure; nucleic acid therapeutics; aptamers; G-quadruplex structures; nucleosides and nucleotides chemistry
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Gambari
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Ferrara University, Via L. Borsari n.46, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: erythroid differentiation; regulation of gene expression; peptide nucleic acids (PNA); gene therapy; MicroRNAs; SPR−based molecular diagnosis of genetic diseases; lab−on−a−chip technology; delivery of biodrugs; gene editing; cystic Fibrosis; thalassemia; development of anti-cancer agents
Prof. Dr. Jianmin Gao
Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, 2609 Beacon Street , Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
Interests: molecular recognition; peptide chemistry; multicyclic peptides; unnatural amino acids; bioorthogonal reactions; reversible covalent chemistry; lipids; antibiotics; antibiotic resistance
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Gobec
Head of The Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva cesta 007, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: drug discovery; medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry; in-silico drug design; virtual high-throughput screening; organic chemistry; molecular pharmacology
Prof. Dr. Mustafa O. Guler
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Interests: biomaterials, peptides, self-assembly, molecular engineering, bioengineering, nanomaterials, bioinspired materials, nanomedicine
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Prof. Dr. Kyle Hadden
Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: drug discovery and development; assay design; compound screening; protein–protein interactions; computational medicinal chemistry; cancer; chemical biology
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Prof. Dr. Claus Jacob
Division of Bioorganic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Saarland University, D-66123 Saarbruecken, Germany
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; catalytic sensor/effector agents; epistemology; intracellular diagnostics; nanotechnology; natural products; reactive sulfur and selenium species; redox regulation via the cellular thiolstat
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Special Issue in Molecules: Redox Active Natural Products and Their Interaction with Cellular Signalling Pathways
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Think Yellow: Reactive Sulfur Species in Redox Biology, Medicine and Agriculture
Special Issue in Molecules: Small Molecule Catalysts with Therapeutic Potential
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Inspired by Nature: Antioxidants and Nanotechnology
Special Issue in Molecules: Signaling Molecules: Hydrogen Sulfide and Polysulfide
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Societal Side Effects: The Wider Impact of Pharmaceuticals on Society
Special Issue in Sci: There Is Something In The Bush: New Therapeutics From Traditional African Medicine
Topical Collection in Antioxidants: Feature Paper in ROS, RNS, RSS
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Thiophilic Metals: An Ancient Love for Sulfur at the Heart of Biochemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Exclusive Papers of the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) of the Bioorganic Chemistry Section of Molecules
Special Issue in Sci: Feature Papers 2020 Editors' Collection
Special Issue in Molecules: Heterocyclic Chemistry in the Footsteps of the Graoully—In Honour of Gilbert Kirsch on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday
Special Issue in Pharmaceutics: Selenium, Trace Elements and Transition Metals in Anticancer Drug Discovery
Special Issue in Molecules: The Future of Bioorganic Chemistry—Perspectives from the Young Investigators' Point of View
Special Issue in Sci: Feature Papers 2021 Editors Collection
Prof. Dr. Stefan Janecek
Laboratory of Protein Evolution, Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK-84551 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: amylolytic enzymes; starch/glycogen-binding domains; glycoside hydrolases; in-silico protein structure analysis; protein bioinformatics
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Dr. Yuji O. Kamatari
Life Science Research Center, Gifu University, Yanagido 1-1, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
Interests: protein folding; protein structure and dynamics; protein–ligand interactions; drug discovery; protein aggregation; amyloid; prion protein; protein biophysics; biomolecular NMR spectroscopy; antibody
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Prof. Dr. Sean M. Kerwin
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University, 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Interests: bioorganic chemistry; natural product analogs; non-canonical DNA structures; DNA- and RNA-ligands; molecular probes
Prof. Dr. Takanori Kigawa
RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) 1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045, Japan
Interests: structural biology; NMR; protein; structure; dynamics; protein in living cells; protein synthesis; cell-free protein synthesis; stable-isotope labeling; enzymes
Prof. Dr. Kamil Kuca
University of Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: antidotes for pesticide and nerve agent poisonings; Alzheimer’s disease treatment; detergents as disinfectants, nanoparticles; decontamination means; toxins; drug design and development; nanotechnology; IT, parallel computing, ANN; project management; scientific management; technology transfer; health economics and pharmacoeconomics
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Prof. Dr. Krishan Kumar
Laboratory for Translational Research in Imaging Pharmaceuticals, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43212, USA
Interests: drug discovery and development; targeted peptides and proteins for diagnosis and treatment of cancer; bioconjugation chemistry; imaging pharmaceuticals; PET probes; radiochemistry and radiolabeling of biomolecules
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Prof. Dr. Naresh Kumar
School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Interests: biologically active molecules; heterocyclic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; design and synthesis of quorum-sensing inhibitors; antimicrobial peptides and mimics; biomimetic synthesis; development of new synthetic methodologies; antimicrobial biomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Masayasu Kuwahara
Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, Nihon University, 3-25-40 Sakurajosui, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan
Interests: bioanalytical chemistry; nucleic acid aptamers; xenonucleic acids; polymerases
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Dr. Marilisa Leone
Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging (IBB), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Mezzocannone 16, 80134 Naples, Italy
Interests: structural biology; NMR; drug discovery; conformational analysis of proteins & peptides; protein-protein interactions (PPIs); design and evaluation of PPI inhibitors; structure-based drug design; molecular modeling; docking; cancer
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Prof. Dr. Haiying Liu
Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, USA
Interests: fluorescent probes; theranostics; fluorescence bioimaging
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Prof. Dr. Patrick Loll
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Interests: protein structure; crystallography; membrane proteins; antibiotic resistance; chemical biology
Prof. Dr. Nathan W. Luedtke
Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: chemical biology; fluorescent probes; synthesis and application of nucleosides; nucleotides and oligonucleotides
Prof. Dr. Harri Lönnberg
Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
Interests: Kinetic studies on chemical models of ribonucleases and ribozymes; Synthesis and application of oligonucleotide conjugates; Pro-drug strategies for phosphoester drugs; Novel approaches for medium scale synthesis of oligonucleotides
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Prof. Dr. Annemieke Madder
Organic and Biomimetic Chemistry Research Group, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: reactive peptide and oligonucleotide probes; peptide and protein labeling; nucleic acid crosslinking; artificial receptors; CLP synthesis
Prof. Dr. Cesar Mateo
Dr. Jasmin Mecinović
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense, Denmark
Interests: chemical biology; medicinal chemistry; biological chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; physical-organic chemistry
Dr. Óscar Millet
CIC bioGUNE, Bizkaia Technology Park, Building 800, 48160 Derio, Spain
Interests: NMR; molecular recognition; glycans; protein-ligand interactions; chemical biology; medicinal chemistry; infectious diseases; cancer; rare diseases; metabolomics
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Dr. Pedro M. Nieto
Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC/US) Americo Vespucio, 49 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: biomolecular NMR; glycobiology; supramolecular chemistry; glycosaminoglycnas; NMR spectroscopy; carbohydrate structure; glycan-protein interactions
Prof. Dr. Pablo Iván Nikel
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: metabolic engineering; synthetic biology; microbial biotechnology
Prof. Dr. George O'Doherty
College of Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: bioorganic & medicinal Chemistry; carbohydrate; organic
Dr. Makoto Oba
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
Interests: cell-penetrating peptide; foldamer; gene delivery; drug delivery system
Dr. Kazuma Ogawa
Discovering Molecular Probes Research Unit, Innovative Integrated Bio-Research Core, Institute for Frontier Science Initiative, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Interests: theranostics; radiolabeling; radiopharmaceuticals; molecular imaging; cancer; radionuclide therapy; radiosynthesis
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Prof. Dr. Adegboyega K. Oyelere
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 901 Atlantic Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400, USA
Interests: design of targeted epigenetic modifying small molecules; design of tissue selective anti-fibrosis small molecules; design of selective TBK1/IKKe inhibitors; molecular delivery – cell-selective delivery of functional nanoparticles; nucleic acid biochemistry and biophysics – interaction of RNAs with small molecules
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Prof. Dr. Linqiang Pan
School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: bio-inspired computing; DNA nanotechnology; bioinformatics
Dr. Iva Pashkuleva
3Bs Research Group, University of Minho
Interests: carbohydrates; glycosaminoglycans; self-assembly; extracellular matrix
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Prof. Dr. Antonietta Pepe
Laboratory of Bio-inspired Materials, Department of Science, University of Basilicata, Via dell'Ateneo Lucano, 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: peptide chemistry; NMR spectroscopy; CD and IR spectroscopy; peptide self-assembly; bioconjugation; biomaterials; electrospinning
Dr. Benevides C. Pessela
Departamento de Biotecnología y Microbiología de Alimentos, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación CIAL (CSIC-UAM), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 9, CP. 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: protein engineering; chimeric proteins applications; protein production; modification of active centers for different industrial applications; proteins for hydrocarbon biosulfurization; synthetic proteins; design of matrices for protein purification; proteins and different industrial applications; multienzyme proteins
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Prof. Dr. Ivo Piantanida
Laboratory for Biomolecular Interactions and Spectroscopy, Head Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: supramolecular and medicinal chemistry; design and synthesis of dyes; DNA/RNA recognition; small molecule/protein interactions; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy; circular dichroism; microcalorimetry methods (ITC; DSC); development of Raman probes for biomacromolecules
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Dr. Mariana Pinteala
Centre of Advanced Research in Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 700487 Iasi, Romania
Interests: development of new polymer-based materials; supramolecular (co)polymers; polymer-functionalized nanoparticles; interpolymer complexes between hydrophobic–hydrophilic copolymers; blends and networks containing silicon-based polymers; aggregation of block copolymers in solution by fluorescence; synthesis and characterization of polymers and copolymers (especially siloxane-containing block copolymers); cationic, anionic, and radical copolymerization; structure–property relationship evaluation, data analysis, and interpretation; biopolymer-based nanocomposites for biomedical applications; dynamic polymeric matrixes for tissue engineering; antifungal nanotherapeutics; focal gene and drug delivery systems; ESR spectroscopy
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Romeo
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: organic synthesis; radical processes; pericyclic reactions; drug discovery; modified nucleosides; nanomaterials
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Prof. Dr. Raffaele Saladino
Dipartimento di Agrobiologia ed Agrochimica, Università della Tuscia, Via S. Camillo de Lellis s.n.c., 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: organic chemistry; bioorganic chemistry; chemistry of natural substances and catalysis
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Prof. Dr. Jorge Bernardo Schvartzman Blinder
Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CSIC), Ramiro de Maeztu 9, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: DNA topology; DNA supercoiling; DNA catenanes; DNA knots; DNA replication Sister-chromatid exchnages; Two-dimensional agarose gel electrophoresis; Ribosomal DNA; Replication fork reversal; Yeast artificial chromosomes
Prof. Dr. Pil Seok Chae
Department of Bionanotechnology, Hanyang University ERICA, Ansan 15588, Korea
Interests: detergents; novel amphiphiles; membrane proteins; molecular design; chemical sensors; protein stability; protein structure; fluorescent probes
Prof. Dr. Anthony S. Serianni
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670, USA
Interests: saccharide structure determination; solution NMR spectroscopy; solid-state NMR spectroscopy; density functional theory calculations; saccharide X-ray crystallography (including high-resolution); carbohydrate/oligosaccharide chemical synthesis; saccharide molecular dynamics simulations; saccharide stable isotope site-specific labeling (2H, 13C, 15N, 17,18O); carbohydrate reaction mechanisms (chemical and enzymatic); protein expression/chemi-enzymatic synthesis; saccharide/oligopeptide/glycopeptide conformation and dynamics; saccharide structure-reactivity relationships; NMR scalar couplings (J-couplings); saccharide biological metabolism; CDGs; carbohydrate rare diseases; glycoprotein structure/function/regulation; protein O-GlcNAcylation; chemical evolution
Prof. Dr. Michael Smietana
Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron (IBMM), Montpellier University, Place E. Bataillon, CC 1704, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: chemical biology and nucleic acid chemistry; DNA-based asymmetric catalysis; DNA-templated ligation; synthesis and application of modified oligonucleotide; drug design
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Prof. Dr. Claudiu T. Supuran
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Neurofarba Department, Section of Farmaceutical and Neutraceutical Sciences, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy
Interests: drug design; metalloenzymes; carbonic anhydrases, anticancer agents; antiinfectives; sulfonamides; coumarins
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Special Issue in Molecules: Structure-Based Drug Design
Special Issue in Metabolites: Cancer Metabolomics 2016
Special Issue in Pathogens: Pathogen Legionella pneumophila
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Enzyme-Inhibitor Interaction as Examples of Molecular Recognition
Special Issue in Molecules: Sulfonamides
Special Issue in Metabolites: Carbonic Anhydrases and Metabolism
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Carbonic Anhydrase in Marine Organism
Special Issue in Molecules: Metalloenzyme Inhibitors and Activators
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protease and Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors and Their Roles in Pathological Processes
Special Issue in Metabolites: Carbonic Anhydrases and Metabolism Volume 2
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: 21st Anniversary of IJMS: Advances in Biochemistry
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Protease and Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors, II
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Druggability of Proteins
Special Issue in Metabolites: Metabolism in the Tumor Microenvironment
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: ECMS2021: Druggable Targets of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Carbonic Anhydrase and Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Tackling New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases through the Development of Novel Anti-infectives
Special Issue in Molecules: Feature Reviews in Bioorganic Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Joachim Erich Thiem
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hamburg, Martin- Luther-King-Platz 6, Germany
Interests: synthetic carbohydrate chemistry; preparative chemoenzymatic synthesis; carbohydrates as chemical feedstock
Prof. Dr. Zhaohui Sunny Zhou
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA
Interests: protein chemistry; protein modifications; bioconjugation; protein pharmaceuticals; biotechnology; mass spectrometry; bioanalysis; bioorganic chemistry and enzymology
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