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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 7th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-7)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

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,

Medicinal plants are part of traditional medicines of many cultures, such as traditional Chinese medicine, Kampo medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine. Herbal medicines have been used and continue to be used to treat many diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and depression, in both developed and developing countries around the world. Moreover, the use of herbal medicinal products and supplements has increased tremendously over the past three decades with no less than 80% of people worldwide relying on them for some part of primary healthcare. Intriguingly, the lack of effective drugs to combat COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic triggered many scientists to look for medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in many cultures to evaluate their efficacy against SARS-Cov-2 virus. This can be witnessed in a number of scientific publications during the past two years. Even now, with a successful discovery of vaccines against this virus, many countries, especially in the developing world, are still carrying out research on medicinal plants to prevent/cure COVID-19 on the grounds of a sustainable approach.

Following MESMAP-5 and MESMAP-6, which have become a very successful platform for renowned scientists and young researchers who work in various fields of medicinal and aromatic plants around the world to communicate and exchange their experiences, “The Seventh International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-7)” will be organized as a hybrid event, i.e., in-person, to be held on 18–20 November 2021 at Torbalı Chamber of Commerce Meeting Halls, Torbalı, İzmir, Turkey, and also through an online platform. The MESMAP-7 scientific program covers all the aspects of MAPs and NWFPs, including agriculture and forestry, plant biotechnology, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, herbal medicines, phytochemistry, aromatherapy, nutraceuticals, and nutricosmeceuticals. Detailed topics of the conference can be found on the conference website: http://www.mesmap.com/

This Special Issue of Molecules on “Selected Papers from the 7th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-7)” welcomes the submission of previously unpublished manuscripts on 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 around natural products, and natural products used in cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and veterinary medicines.

Please note that reports of known compounds from new plant sources will not generally be accepted unless they have relevant biological and pharmacological activities. Moreover, 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). Full paper submissions to this Special Issue are expected from 1 December 2021 to 30 April 2022.

We will accept papers from the attendees and from the co-authors of the abstracts who could not attend the conference for some reasons. We will also consider the papers from well known scientists who work in the fields of the conference topics also.

Prof. Dr. Nazim Sekeroglu
Prof. Dr. Anake Kijjoa
Prof. Dr. Sevgi Gezici
Guest Editors

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.

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