Special Issue "Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (8 November 2017).
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Interests: antiparasitic and antibacterial drug discovery; antimalarial agents; antituberculosis agents; antischistosomiasis agents; drug repositioning; efflux pump inhibitors
This Special Issue is related to the 1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (MMCS 2017), which will be held on 8 September, 2017, at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona.
Infectious diseases inflict tremendous human suffering, especially in the most disfavored countries, where they cause a huge economic burden that hampers their way out of poverty. Efficacy and safety issues, as well as the rapid emergence of drug resistance in human pathogens, undermine the clinical usefulness of many currently available drugs, thereby making the development of novel anti-infective drugs a dire need and anti-infective drug discovery a hot research front.
Participants of the symposium, as well as all researchers working in the field, are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Molecules, which report on the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel drug candidates against bacterial, protozoan, viral, and fungal infections, the identification of novel biological targets or therapeutic approaches, or studies about resistance mechanisms and strategies to circumvent them.
Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
Prof. Dr. Kelly Chibale
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- Structure-based drug design
- Ligand-based drug design
- Drug synthesis
- Target-based assays
- Phenotypic screening
- Target validation
- Drug resistance
- Resistance mechanisms