Special Issue "Sea-Inspired Molecules"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: isolation and stereostructural elucidation of novel molecules from marine origin; molecular networking; leads mokecules in drug discovery; quorum sensing and quorum quenching molecules; cyanobateria-derived molecules; cyanobacteria toxins; poliketides/peptide mixed molecules
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Secondary Metabolite II, 2017
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Quorum Quenching Agents: Exploring Quorum Sensing Interfering Strategies in Marine Bacteria for the Development of Novel Therapeutics
Topical Collection in Marine Drugs: International Summer School on Natural Products: The Contribution of Young Researchers to Marine Inspired Products
Special Issue in Molecules: Selected Papers from the 7th European Chemical Biology Symposium 2021 (ECBS/LS EuCHEMS)
Oceans comprise 71% of the surface area of the earth. Keeping this data in mind, it is easy to understand why natural product chemists have looked to marine organisms as a novel source of new molecules since the early 80s. The marine environment is an excellent reservoir of novel bioactive molecules because they have chemical features not found in terrestrial organisms.
In this Special Issue, we will collect really creative and original works related to unusual skeletons, halogenated molecules, sulfur molecules, and nitrogen molecules in the form of original research articles and reviews, isolated from marine macro- and microorganisms, as well as original methodologies used to assign absolute stereochemistry.
Because it is largely recognized that scientific works by women are often overlooked  despite the importance of authorship in determining careers, we would especially appreciate original contributions with the lead and/or corresponding author being a woman.
Prof. Valeria Costantino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- marine organisms
- halogenated compounds
- sulfur compounds
- nitrogen compounds
- new inspiring skeletons