Special Issue "Drug Discovery and Development for Tropical Diseases"
A special issue of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (ISSN 2414-6366).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019)
The tropical diseases highlighted by the World Health Organization represent an enormous disease burden, affecting billions worldwide. Importantly, those most affected by these diseases are those in the low-income populations of developing countries in Asia, South and Central America, and Africa.
The community of researchers focusing on drug discovery and development for tropical diseases has expanded over the last ten to fifteen years, spawned by significant investment by governmental, non-governmental, and charitable organizations. As a result, the literature has swelled with news of innovative approaches for discovery, new molecules for advancement to clinical trials, new drugs or drug combinations, and repurposed drugs for tropical disease therapeutics. Though the percentage of research dollars spent for tropical diseases remains significantly disproportionate to the disease burden presented by tropical diseases, there is reason for hope that progress will accelerate towards disease eradication or elimination over the coming decades.
This Special Issue in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease will be populated with new research reports, perspectives, and review articles focusing on the most cutting-edge research programs in tropical disease drug discovery and development.
We are seeking articles that span the broad range from early discovery (target identification and validation, compound screening), through medicinal chemistry optimization, preclinical research, and clinical trials. Beyond this, challenges of distribution of new therapeutics and disease monitoring are of interest. In a small community such as that focused on tropical disease drug discovery, it is essential that information is shared broadly across groups in order to reduce duplication of effort, to inform each other’s research, and to accelerate new discoveries.
Prof. Michael P. Pollastri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- medicinal chemistry
- neglected diseases
- drug discovery
- tropical diseases