Special Issue "Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Institute of Drug Chemistry and Metabolism (IQUIMEFA), University of Buenos Aires – National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Junín 956, 1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: natural products; sesquiterpene lactones; diterpenes; flavonoids; Asteraceae; antiparasitic activity; antitumor activity; semi-synthetic derivatives
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Instituto de Química y Metabolismo del Fármaco (IQUIMEFA) (UBA- CONICET), Junín 956, 1113 Buenos Aires, República Argentina.
Interests: medicinal chemistry; organic synthesis; heterocyclic chemistry; computational chemistry
The Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases International Congress 2018 (DDNDIC 2018) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4–6 December, 2018. This event will be framed in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the creation of the Institute for Drug Chemistry and Metabolism (IQUIMEFA), University of Buenos Aires—National Scientific and Technical Research Council. The 4th Scientific Meeting of the Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases (ResNet NPND) will be carried out together with the DDNDIC 2018. Both events will be held simultaneously at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish the results presented at the congress, as well as the recent advances made in the field of neglected diseases. The Special Issue of Molecules will be focused on the discovery and development of natural and synthetic drugs for neglected diseases and other diseases having consequences in public health and of high relevance worldwide. Different aspects of parasitic, viral and bacterial diseases, such as Chagas’ disease, African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, dengue and mycetoma, among others will be considered. Vector-borne diseases such as malaria, zika, chikungunya and Argentine hemorrhagic fever will also be included.
Research works dealing with this group of diseases in the areas of natural compounds, drug design, drug synthesis, in vitro and in vivo assays, mechanisms of action, epidemiology and individual and environmental prophylaxis will be considered for publication.
For more details about DDNDIC 18, please click on: http://ddndic.com
Dr. Valeria Sülsen
Dr. Albertina Moglioni
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- Neglected tropical diseases
- Drug discovery
- Drug design
- Natural products