Special Issue "Proceedings of the the 4th Young Researcher Meeting, Münster, March 13-14, 2015"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Interests: natural products; anti-parasitic activity; anti-cancer activity; structure elucidation; spectroscopy; computer-aided structure-activity relationship studies
The Fourth Young Researcher Meeting in the field of Natural Products and Phytotherapy, titled “Phytotherapeutics in current research – Phytochemistry, pharmacology and clinical applications”, organized by colleagues at the Universities of Münster and Leipzig, Germany, was held in Münster on March 13 and 14, 2015. Since the first event in 2007, it has always been a main aim of these meetings to bring together young scientists, mostly doctorate students, working on the many diverse aspects representing the interesting field of pharmaceutical and biomedical science, thereby fostering inspiring discussions and exchange of ideas and views. This fourth meeting, bringing together 43 participants and comprising oral and poster presentations by 28 young scientists, has once again shown that the idea to “incubate” the youngsters in a conducive environment and atmosphere always leads to fruitful and very exciting results.
It is a great pleasure to announce that the MDPI journal, Molecules, has decided to support this activity by allocating space for a Special Issue of featured papers, allowing young scientists to publish the interesting and highly valuable results presented during the meeting, free of processing charge, based entirely on scientific merit. The work published here has –during the meeting – undergone pre-selection by a jury consisting of the conference organizers, namely, Prof. Dr. Martina Düfer (University of Münster), Prof. Dr. Karen Nieber (University of Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel (University of Münster), and myself, before invitations to submit were issued. Then, of course, each of these papers had to pass the rigorous regular peer-reviewing process of Molecules.
It is our pleasure as organizers to see the fascinating work presented during the meeting manifested here in a series of high-quality publications, showing the diversity and timeliness of this exciting field of research. We sincerely thank all those who found the time to present their results at the meeting and to submit their work to this unique Special Issue of Molecules.
Thomas J. Schmidt
4th YRM, Münster, March 13-14, 2015
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- natural product