Special Issue "Technology for Natural Products Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019
The health and quality of life that much of the world enjoys today is due, in large part, to the pharmaceuticals that have been derived from natural products research. Penicillin, taxol and the statins are notable examples. However, the pharmaceutical industry has depriortized natural products research in favor of synthetic and combinatorial approaches that offer greater control of the discovery pipeline. Natural products research also suffers from the impression that diversity is increasingly harder to find. Recent technological developments, such as genome-based target prioritization, heterologous expression, mass spectrometry-based molecular networking, and the use of artificial intelligence to classify NMR spectra have attempted to address some of these issues. In this Special Issue, we will highlight technological advances that increase the effectiveness and productivity of natural products research.
Dr. Brendan M Duggan
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- natural product
- drug discovery
- mass spectrometry