Special Issue "Natural Products and Their Semi-synthetic Derivatives against Bacteria, Fungi and Parasites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: medicinal chemistry; innovative (micro)extraction procedures; synthetic and natural-derived biologically active molecules; enzyme inhibitors; anti-microbial compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Product Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Active Agents Against Bacteria, Fungi and Parasites
Special Issue in Molecules: Novel Biologically Active Molecules, Biomaterials and Nanoparticles for the Microbial Biofilm Control in Human Medicine
Special Issue in Molecules: Natural Product Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry II
Recently, I accepted an invitation to serve as the Guest Editor for this Special Issue, "Natural Products and their Semi-synthetic Derivatives Against Bacteria, Fungi and Parasites”, of the journal Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049 https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules). In this regard, I would be pleased if you would agree to contribute an original research paper, short communication, or focus review to this issue. Provided below is some information that you may find useful in your consideration of this invitation.
This Special Issue will collect and disseminate the most significant and recent contributions in the interdisciplinary area of medicinal chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacology, and pharmacognosy, with a particular emphasis on (biotechnological) production, isolation and characterization, biological effects, uses, and the analysis of semi-synthetic and natural products. The main applications of these natural active compounds must be strictly focused on microbial (bacterial, fungal, and viral) infections, parasite disease eradication and prevention, food contamination and preservation, inhibition of biofilm production and resistance development, herbal formulations, new mechanisms of action, new targets to be explored, structure–activity elucidation, and chemically modified natural compounds with improved biological activity or pharmacokinetics. The biological activity of complex natural extracts without a proper chemical characterization or the evaluation of the most representative active compounds will not be considered.
Dr. Simone Carradori
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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Antimicrobial agents
- Anti-parasitic agents
- Anti-protozoan agents
- Stucture–activity relationships
- Food contamination
- Innovative (micro)extraction procedures
- Synthetic derivatives inspired by natural scaffolds
- Food and food supplements analyses
- Pharmaco-toxicological activities
- Physiological activities of food and food components
- Uses of medicinal plants and fungi
- Biofilm and resistance