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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-6)"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Nazim Sekeroglu
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Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kilis 7 Aralık University, 79000 Kilis, Turkey
Interests: from nature to fields; cultivation and processing of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs); good collection and agricultural practices of MAPs; from plant raw material to final products; good manufacturing practices and quality aspects; bioactivities of plant secondary metabolites
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Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
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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
Interests: antibacterial compounds from higher plants; marine invertebrates;soil and marine-derived fungi; cosmetic ingredients from marine resources; natural biopesticides
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Prof. Dr. Sevgi Gezici
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Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Science & Art, Kilis 7 Aralık University, 79000 Kilis, Turkey
Interests: human genetics; molecular biology of cancer; cancer genetics; apoptosis and signaling pathways; cancer proteomics; medical biology; medicinal and aromatic plants; bioactivities of plant secondary metabolites; in vivo and in vitro anticancer and antitumor research
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasing health concerns and limited medication treatments for incurable diseases in the modern medical system have led health professionals, and especially desperate patients, to turn to traditional medicinal formulas, especially medicinal plants and herbal medicines. Thus, the phytochemical aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants and their uses in  traditional medicine have aroused considerable interest among the scientists working in this field. Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) and, to some extent, non-wood forest products (NWFPs) are important in many sectors such as food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, perfumery, food additives, and self-care products. Recently, novel herbal products, super foods, herbal coffees, natural cosmetics, and many other herbal products have been rediscovered and their market size has increased considerably. Conservation of plant diversity, sustainable wild harvesting of medicinal and aromatic plants, good agricultural production, post-harvest technologies, good manufacturing processing of herbal products, their quality control under good laboratory practices, and legal issues surrounding these products for public health are the main priorities of governments around the world. Besides official efforts, non-governmental/non-profit organizations (NGOs/NPOs) are also working for these targets.

Following a very successful MESMAP-5, which was jointly organized with the 4th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (ISPBS-5), in Cappadocia, Turkey, in April 2019, we are now organizing the Sixth International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-6), which will be held at Richmond Ephesus Resort Hotel in Selcuk (Ephesus), Izmir, TURKEY, during 15-17 October 2020. The MESMAP-6 scientific program covers all the aspects of MAPs and NWFPs including phytochemistry, phytopharmacology, pharmacognosy, herbal medicines, ethnobotany, plant biotechnology, agriculture, and forestry. Detailed topics for the conference can be found on the conference website: http://www.mesmap.com/.

This Special Issue of Molecules on “Selected Papers from the 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-6)” welcomes submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts from original work on all the above aspects, including isolation, structure elucidation, and biological activity of plant secondary metabolites; pharmacological study of medicinal plants and traditional medicine formulae; efficacy of natural products; safety and regulations on natural products; and natural products used in cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and veterinary medicine.

Please note that reports of known compounds from new plant sources will not generally be accepted unless they have relevant biological and pharmacological activities. Plant extracts used for in vitro and/or in vivo pharmacological studies must be characterized by analysis of their major constituents (e.g., HPLC fingerprints, HPLC-MS, GC-MS, or NMR analyses).

Finally, the organizing committee wishes to welcome participants from all continents to this important scientific gathering in Ephesus, Turkey, “A world cultural heritage in the extraordinary natural and historical setting of the world". Like the previous editions of MESMAP, we are sure that all participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise at this scientific gathering. We also hope that no one will resist the beauty of the spring in Ephesus. The Editorial of this Special Issue plans to receive full paper submissions from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. We wish you all the best, and we look forward to meeting you in Ephesus in October.

Prof. Dr. Nazim Sekeroglu
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Prof. Dr. Sevgi Gezici
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Manuscript Submission Information

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