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Special Issue "Emerging drug discovery approaches against infectious diseases"

The 1st Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (MMCS 2017) has teamed up with Molecules for a Special Issue entitled “Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases”. As the premier open access journal dedicated to experimental organic chemistry, papers published in Molecules span from classical synthetic methodology to natural product isolation and characterization—as well as physicochemical studies and the applications of these molecules as pharmaceuticals, catalysts and novel materials—in highly accessible peer-reviewed journal publications, with an impact factor of 2.465 in 2015.

Participants of the symposium, as well as all researchers working in the field, are cordially invited to contribute to this Special Issue with focus on the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel drug candidates against bacterial, protozoan, viral, and fungal infections, the identification of novel biological targets or therapeutic approaches, or studies about resistance mechanisms and strategies to circumvent them.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Structure-based drug design
  • Ligand-based drug design
  • Drug synthesis
  • Target-based assays
  • Phenotypic screening
  • Target validation
  • Drug resistance
  • Resistance mechanisms

    Special Issue Editors

    Guest Editor
    Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero
    Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, and Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB), University of Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII, 27-31, Barcelona E-08028, Spain
    Interests: multitarget anti-Alzheimer agents; hybrid compounds; cholinesterase inhibitors; amyloid anti-aggregating compounds; BACE-1 inhibitors; antiprotozoan compounds

    Guest Editor
    Prof. Dr. Kelly Chibale
    Department of Chemistry, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, and South African Medical Research Council Drug Discovery and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
    Website | E-Mail
    Interests: antiparasitic and antibacterial drug discovery; antimalarial agents; antituberculosis agents; antischistosomiasis agents; drug repositioning; efflux pump inhibitors. 

Full paper Submissions

Please visit the website for the Special Issue  "Emerging drug discovery approaches against infectious diseases" to find the full information.

Molecules is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) and has an Impact Factor of 2.465 (2015).

All Panel abstracts, paper abstracts, posters and presentations will be available online in Open Access format on