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Section Board for 'Natural Products Chemistry' (35)

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Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, University of Münster, Corrensstrasse 48, D-48149 Münster, Germany
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Interests: natural products; anti-parasitic activity; anti-cancer activity; structure elucidation; spectroscopy; computer-aided structure-activity relationship studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Molecules: Natural Products as Leads or Drugs against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Special Issue in Molecules: Proceedings of the the 4th Young Researcher Meeting, Münster, March 13-14, 2015
Special Issue in Molecules: COST CM1307: Targeted Chemotherapy towards Diseases Caused by Endoparasites—Proceedings in Medicinal and Natural Product Chemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Special Issue in Honor of Professor Nikolaus (Klaus) Fischer on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Tel. +39 071 2204646; Fax: +39 071 2204398
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Interests: nutrition; periodontal diseases/periodontitis; oxidative stress; nutrition; aging; mitochondrial function and diseases; berries (strawberry, blueberry, bilberry, cranberry, etc.); olive oil (dietary fats); honey, polyphenols; flavonoids; antioxidants, apoptosis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Antioxidants and Ageing
Special Issue in Antioxidants: Antioxidants and Periodontal Diseases
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables
Special Issue in Molecules: 20th Anniversary of Molecules—Recent Advances in Natural Products
Topical Collection in Diseases: Effects of Food Antioxidants on Cardiovascular Diseases and Human Cancers
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Macro- and Micro-nutrient Antioxidants
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2016
Special Issue in Nutrients: Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals and Functional Food Ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables 2017
Special Issue in Diseases: Food Bioactive Compounds and their Role in Diseases
Dr. John A. Beutler
Molecular Targets Laboratory, Bldg 560-1, Room 11-86, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD 21702-1201, USA
Tel. 301-846-1942; Fax: +1 301 846 6177
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Interests: natural products; cancer; HIV; plants; molecular targets
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Product Pre-fractionation
Dr. RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, The John Arbuthnott Building, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RE, UK
Fax: +44 141 552 2562
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Interests: natural products; drug discovery; NMR spectroscopy; metabolomics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Terpenoids of Marine Origin
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium
Special Issue in Metabolites: Marine Metabolomics
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Selected Papers from the 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sponges
Dr. Bruno Figadere
Laboratories of Natural Substances Chemistry (Pharmacognosy), UMR 8076-BioCIS, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Paris-Sud, France
Tel. +33 146 83 55 92
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Interests: natural substances chemistry; extraction (chromatographies); structural determination (NMR and mass spectrometry); total synthesis (multi-step; methodology in organometallic synthesis and asymmetric synthesis); pharmacomodulation (cytotoxic; antiparasitic; NCS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Acetogenins: Extraction, Synthesis and Biological Properties
Dr. Peter Karuso
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Tel. +612 9850 8290; Fax: +61 2 9850 8313
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Interests: natural products; chemical biology; chemical proteomics; fluorescence
Prof. Dr. Erkki Kolehmainen
Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, P. O. Box 35, FI-40014, Jyväskylä, Finland
Tel. +358 40 805 3695; Fax: +358 14 260 2501
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Interests: structural chemistry; bile acid chemistry
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Bile Acids
Special Issue in Molecules: Steroids
Prof. Dr. Norbert Latruffe
Université de Bourgogne, 21000 Dijon, France
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Interests: bio-active polyphenols; resveratrol; inflammation; bio-availability; cancer; pathologies prevention
Norbert Latruffe obtained his PhD 1977, and has been appointed in 1989 full Professor in Biochemistry at the University of Burgundy-Dijon France, and as head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology to 2006. Then, he was in charge of the team of Biochemistry of Metabolism and Nutrition in the INSERM research center, UMR 866 of Dijon until end of 2011. Since 2013 he is senior Professor at the laboratory of Biochemistry at the faculty of life science. In 1998 he launched a new challenge on the preventing role of vine polyphenols especially resveratrol, against age-related pathologies: cancer, inflammation cardiovascular. He was one of the first to explore resveratrol transport and metabolism (2004), its pro-apoptotic properties (2004), discovered a new resveratrol signalling pathway through micro RNA’s modulation (2010). In 2014 he showed a preventive effect of wine polyphenols towards colon cancer in mice model. He organized several and workshop on wine and health. Recently he served as editor or co-editor of «Molecules» two special issues: Natural products and inflammation (2016) and Improvement of resveratrol efficacy (2017). To date, he published near 170 international papers and has given more than invited 140 lectures. In 2017 he conducted the edition of a book deal on wine and mediterranean diet (EUD editor, Dijon). N. Latruffe is (or past) expert of several evaluation councils and is member of the orientation council of the prestigious UNESCO Chair «heritage and traditions of wine ». He also awarded several distinctions.
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Products and Inflammation
Special Issue in Molecules: Improvements for Resveratrol Efficacy
Special Issue in Diseases: Wine and Vine Components and Health
Prof. Dr. Declan P. Naughton
School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE, UK
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Interests: inflammation; infection; oxidative stress; nutrition; toxicology; food safety; functional foods; natural products; anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agents and mechanisms; bioinorganic chemistry; drug delivery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Polyphenols and Antioxidants–The Chemistry of Tea
Dr. W. David Nes
Horn Professor of Biochemistry and Chair of Biochemistry Division, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 79401, USA
Tel. cell- 806=742=1673
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Dr. Ifedayo Victor Ogungbe
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
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Interests: natural products chemistry and chemical biology; lead discovery and target identification; chemical proteomics and protein dynamics; metabolomics
Dr. Guy L. Plourde
University of Northern British Columbia, Department of Chemistry, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Tel. 250-960-6694; Fax: +1 250 960 5845
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Interests: spiroannulation; asymmetric methods; spirocompounds; natural products; manumycins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Spiro Compounds
Special Issue in Molecules: Advances in Heteroaromatic Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Pascal Richomme
SONAS/SFR QUASAV-UFR Sciences Pharmaceutiques, 16 Bd Daviers, F-49100 Angers, France
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Interests: natural products; (hemi)synthesis; biological screening
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Coumarins and Xanthones
Special Issue in Molecules: Coumarins, Xanthones and Related Compounds
Prof. Vassilios Roussis
Department of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Faculty of Pharmacy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis Zografou, GR 15771, Athens, Greece
Tel. +30210 7274 592; Fax: +30 210 7274 592
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Interests: marine natural products; chemotaxonomy; chemical ecology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids 2013
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Halogenated Metabolites of Marine Origin
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactivity of Marine Natural Products
Topical Collection in Molecules: Triterpenes and Triterpenoids
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Biotransformations Utilizing Marine/Marine-Derived Bacteria and Fungi
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Terpenoids from Marine Organisms
Prof. Dr. Celestino Santos-Buelga
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: health implications of dietary flavonoids; bioavailability, metabolites and biological activity in humans; stability and reactions of anthocyanins and flavanols and their derived pigments; influence on the definition and stability of colour in food and beverages
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Flavonoids: From Structure to Health Issues
Dr. Jandirk Sendker
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster, Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, Munster, Germany
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Interests: natural products; mass spectrometry; structure elucidation; senescence; traditional chinese medicine; cyanogenic glycosides; multivariate statistics
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez
Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Vicerrectoria Académica, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Tel. +34 8818 14887; Fax: +34 981 59 49 12
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Interests: medicinal chemistry; natural products; photochemistry reactivity; aporphine and oxoaporphine; oxoisoaporphine; coumarins
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Aporphines and Oxoaporphines
Special Issue in Molecules: Aporphines and Their Oxidized Derivatives: Synthesis and Pharmacological Behavior
Special Issue in Molecules: Supramolecular Devices from Cyclodextrin: Synthesis and Pharmacological Applications
Prof. Dr. Kira J. Weissman
Molecular and Structural Enzymology Group, UMR 7365 CNRS-UL : IMoPA, Lorraine University, Faculté de médecine, Batiment Biopôle, 9 avenue de la Forêt de Haye, CS 50184, 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CEDEX, France
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Interests: molecular enzymology; structural biology and genetic engineering of polyketide synthases (PKS) and hybrid PKS-nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Polyketides
Special Issue in Molecules: Polyketides-II
Prof. Dr. Yang-Chang Wu
Chair Professor & Vice President, China Medical University, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-22057153; Fax: +886-4-22060248
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Interests: natural product medicinal chemistry; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Christian Zidorn
Pharmaceutical Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
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Interests: natural products; chemosystematics; chemical ecology; botany
Prof. Dr. Philippe Jeandet
Research Unit Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Faculty of Sciences, University of Reims, PO Box. 1039, 51687 Reims cedex 02, France
Tel. + 333 26 91 33 41
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Interests: plant defense mechanisms and phytoalexins; particularly study of the grapevine (Vitis spp.) phytoalexins (resveratrol and derivatives): chemical synthesis; biosynthesis; chemical analyses; phytoalexin metabolism by Botrytis cinerea; bioproduction by plant cell suspension systems; antifungal activity and molecular engineering of resveratrol in plants and microbial cells
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Phytoalexins: Current Progress and Future Prospects
Special Issue in Molecules: Structure, Chemical Analysis, Biosynthesis, Metabolism, Molecular Engineering and Biological Functions of Phytoalexins
Special Issue in Beverages: Wine Metabolomics and Proteomics
Topical Collection in Molecules: Phytoalexins: Fundamental Aspects and Applications
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar and CIIMAR, Universidade do Porto, Rua Jorge de Viterbo Ferreira, nº228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Tel. +351-222062288
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Interests: characterization and antitumor evaluation of the bioactive compounds from the marine sponges and marine-derived fungi; search for antifungal and antibacterial compounds from higher plants, marine invertebrates, soil and marine-derived fungi
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty (NATPRO 6)
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Products for Health and Beauty
Dr. Sylvia Colliec-Jouault
Ifremer, Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Microbiens et Molécules Marines pour les Biotechnologies EM3B, 44311 Nantes, France
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Interests: isolation of marine polysaccharides from a diverse marine biomass (algae, microalgae, bacteria, etc), design of “Glycosaminoglycan-mimetics”, development of biotechnological and pharmaceutical products
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Microorganisms: Marine-Derived Exopolysaccharides to Mimic Glycosaminoglycans
Dr. Rob Keyzers
1. School of Chemical & Physical Sciences, and Center For Biodiscovery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
2. Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. +64 4 4635117
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Interests: Identification of novel; biologically active marine natural products; metabolomics of marine organisms; chemical ecology; spectroscopic identification of complex molecules
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioassay-Guided Isolation of Marine Natural Products for Drug Discovery
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ilias
National Center for Natural Products Research, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Thad Cochran Research Center, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA
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Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of antiinfective; anticancer; chemopreventive; neuroprotective and agrochemical constituents from plants and their use in human and plant health
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Bioactive Compounds (Dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Charles D. Hufford)
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Monteiro
Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Tel. +1-519-824-4120; Fax: +1-519-766-1499
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Interests: Polysaccharides; Conjugates; Carbohydrates; Lipopolysaccharides; Vaccines; Capsules
Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Hatano
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Tsushima, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Tel. +81-86-251-7936; Fax: +81-86-251-7926
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Interests: Natural product chemistry; Spectroscopic methods for structural analysis; Antibacterial effects of natural products
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Special Issue Dedicated to Late Professor Takuo Okuda, “Tannins and Related Polyphenols Revisited: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biological Activities”
Assist. Prof. Dr. Manuel V. Simões
LEPABE, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: antimicrobial agents; emerging antimicrobial strategies; antimicrobial resistance; biofilms
Prof. Dr. Ericsson Coy-Barrera
Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas y Aplicadas, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Campus Nueva Granada, Cajicá 49300, Colombia
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Interests: natural product chemistry (isolation and structure elucidation); secondary metabolism; metabolic profiling; molecular modelling; docking and dynamics; bioorganic and medicinal chemistry; anti-parasitic, anti-cancer, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory bioactive compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Combinatorial, Computational and High Throughput Screening for Bioactive/Lead Finding from Nature/Synthesis
Dr. Valeria Patricia Sülsen
Cátedra de Farmacognosia, Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Instituto de Química y Metabolismo del Fármaco (IQUIMEFA) (UBA- CONICET), Junín 956, 1113 Buenos Aires, República Argentina
Tel. (54) -11-52874272
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Interests: natural products; sesquiterpene lactones; diterpenes; flavonoids; Asteraceae; antiparasitic activity; antitumor activity; semi-synthetic derivatives
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases
Prof. Dr. Josphat Matasyoh
Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya
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Interests: Isolation of antimicrobial, mosquito larvicidal, insecticidal, acaricidal and anthelmintic secondary metabolites from tropical fungi, plants and their endophytic microbes
Prof. Dr. Cesar M. Compadre
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,4301 W. Markham, 522-3 Little Rock, AR, 72205, USA
Tel. (501)686-6493 & (501)993-4972; Fax: (501)686-6057
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Interests: natural product chemistry; molecular modeling computer aided; structure-activity relationship; anti-cancer compounds radiationprotection radiationmitigation; antioxidants
Dr. Compadre has extensive research experience on the development of bioactive compounds from natural sources and on the use of molecular modeling in drug design and structure-activity studies. Dr. Compadre has over 150 publications and patents related to the development of bioactive compounds, including an FDA approved antimicrobial technology. Dr. Compadre has a BSPharm degree, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He conducted postdoctoral research on structure-activity relationships studies using molecular modeling at the University of Illinois and at Pomona College working with Professor Corwin Hansch. Additionally, he had a sabbatical experience at NASA Ames Research Center in computer modeling. At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he directs the Laboratory for the Study of Medicinal Plants and also directs the molecular modeling facility. He has extensive research collaborations with many scientists locally, nationally and internationally
Dr. Harinantenaina Liva Rakotondraibe
Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States
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Interests: natural products; structure elucidation; anticancer; antimalarial; antibacterial; vector control; new natural product sources; endophytes; lichens and mycobionts; soil and marine microbes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Molecules: Plant Associated Microbes as Source of New Pharmacophores and Bioactive Compounds
Prof. Dr. Satyajit Sarker
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
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Interests: phytochemistry; phytomedicine; phytotherapy; natuaral products synthesis; structure elucidation; NMR, HPLC, chromatography; bioassay
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicines: Essential Oils: Chemistry and Bioactivity
Dr. Gerold Jerz
Technische-Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Food Chemistry, Schleinitzstrasse 20, 38124 Braunschweig - Germany
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Interests: analytical and preparative countercurrent chromatography; metabolite profiling by mass spectrometry; acetylenic natural products; flavonoids; betalain pigments; tropical fruits and medicinal plants; propolis
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