Special Issue "Unraveling SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis: Development of Vaccines and Therapeutics for COVID-19"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: Development of antiviral small molecules and antibodies
Coronaviruses (CoVs) are RNA viruses that have become a major public health concern since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoV (SARS-CoV) outbreak in 2002. Currently, the world is concerned about the SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, which was initially identified in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019. Tens of thousands of cases and several thousand deaths have been reported in many countries. SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious based on the number of infected cases to date. There is a need for development of vaccines and effective therapeutics that can control the current outbreak.
We are interested in manuscripts that focus on replication, viral life cycle, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2. We are also interested in areas of identification of novel drug targets and the development of vaccines and therapeutics for COVID-19. We aim to publish a variety of manuscripts that represent different research studies that investigate unique aspects of viral pathogenesis and life cycle and identify/test different vaccines and antivirals for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Hatem A. Elshabrawy
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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