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Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 27, 42 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1875-533X (Online)
ISSN: 0929-8673 (Print)
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In the current Pandemic scenario, all articles related to Coronavirus will be processed on a quick track basis, to ensure timely review and publication of much needed research

Meet the Executive Guest Editor(s)

G. Caramori
University of Messina
Dr. Gaetano Caramori,MD, PhD, is a Full Professor in Respiratory Medicine, at the Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Odontoiatriche e delle Immagini Morfologiche e Funzionali (BIOMORF), University of Messina, Italy, Head of the Pulmonology Unit at the University Hospital Gaetano Martino of Messina and the Specialisation School in Respiratory Diseases of the University of Messina, Italy ( Gaetano Caramori is, from 2001, Honorary Staff at the Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of London, UK. Dr. Gaetano Caramori has reached an H index=46. He is currently among the 300 Top Italian Scientists & Academics in Clinical Sciences using an independent ranking obtained on the basis of the Google Scholar database (h-index>30 only). He has published 158 articles in International Scientific peer-reviewed indexed Journals, including all the major Journals of the Respiratory System and The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Nature Medicine.

K. Christina
University of Ioannina
Dr Kostara Christina is currently an Academic Fellow at the Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece. She received M.Sc degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece (2018), Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, from the same university (2003), and a PhD degree from the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece (2007). She is also acquiring a Bachelor in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece. She has published several articles in distinguished journals.

K-S. Lin
Yuan Ze University
Taoyuan City
Dr. Kuen-Song Lin, is a senior professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuan Ze University in Taiwan. He is also the Director of Environmental Technology Research Centre (ETRC) and the Dean of Research and Development (R&D office) in Yuan Ze University. His research topics include the waste recycling/reutilization, on-site soil/water pollution remediation, environmental/photocatalytic catalyst preparation technologies, hydrogen storage, carbon capture, and sustainable energy generation. Prof. Lin has published more than 150 articles with citations of more than 3294 (google search on Nov. 29, 2019; High citation Index = 29; i10 index = 68).

M. Pancione
University of Sannio
Massimo Pancione received his B.A. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Naples, Federico II, Italy and its Ph.D. degree from the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. He worked on the human promoter of the retinol-binding protein as an undergraduate student with Prof. Vittorio Colantuoni in Naples. Later, he completed research training at National Research Council, Avellino, Italy and the Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Madrid, Spain working on mice models of intestinal disease and cancer. He is currently a Researcher of Molecular Biology and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology and Signal Transduction at the Department of Science and Technology, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. In the last years, his research has focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which cancer cells of aggressive human tumors grow and remain hidden to metastasize in other organs.

J. Popovic-Djordjevic
University of Belgrade
Dr. Jelena Popović-Djordjević is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture (Department for Food Technology and Biochemistry), Belgrade, Serbia. She is a graduate of the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia, where she received her B.A. degree in Chemistry (applied) and her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry (organic) (in 2010). She published over 150 publications, including 40 papers in the leading international peer-reviewed journals, 2 book chapters, and 40 papers on the international and national conferences. Her main research is related to natural product Chemistry, biological activity of natural and synthetic compounds, food chemistry and environmental chemistry. She is a member of the Serbian Chemical Society, the Serbian Water Protection Society, and the Editorial board member in Ecological Safety and Balanced Use of Resources.

M. Schaffer
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Moshe Schaffer is a Senior Consultant in Barzilai Medical Centre, Dept. of Oncology, affiliated to Faculty of Health Sciences of the Negev, Ben- Gurion University, Israel. He studied Medicine at the University of Padova, Italy, and did his Residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Goettingen, and the University of Munich, Germany. He has a German and Israeli Board Certificate. He has experience in research and clinical working in Radiation Oncology. The main fields are selective and specific Radiosensitizers, Hyperthermia, and Photodynamic Therapy. Previously, he served as a Deputy Chairman at the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Munich, Germany. He has a PhD degree from Munich University. Notably, he has authored more than 65 manuscripts, 12 patents, 10 book chapters, and is an Assoc. Editor in 4 scientific Journals. Prof. Schaffer is also an adjunct senior faculty member at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, of the Negev, Israel, and teaches Radiation Therapy and Radiation Biology.

C.P. Soares
State University of São Paulo
Graduate from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, from São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Pharmacy and Biochemistry (1988). Has a Ph.D. in Pathologic Anatomy at Campinas State University’s School of Medicine (UNICAMP) for developing a research of high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Her first post-doctorate study was accomplished at the University of São Paulo’s School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (FMUSP), After that, she was accepted to a second post-doctoral study in Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, at the Department of Infectious Diseases, She’s spent all her career investigating therapeutic strategies using natural compounds against cancer development, engaging in a great variety of studies, with an emphasis in head and neck cancer, as well as cervical cancer, all associated to HPV infection. She is, presently, Associated Professor of Cytology and Cellular Biology, at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UNESP). She belongs to an officially recognized excellence post-graduation course in Bioscience and Biotechnology Applied to Pharmacy, according CAPES (Brazilian Scientific Foundation to Research)

T.P. Stanojković
Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia
Tatjana Stanojković was born in Belgrade on June 26, 1966. She graduated from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Belgrade, Department of Molecular Biology and Physiology. She has been employed at the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia since 1997, since July 2014, as head of the Department of Biological Response Laboratory, Department of Experimental Oncology. Field of expertise: Experimental oncology, Medicinal Chemistry, in vitro investigation of the anticancer activity of novel synthesized compounds, natural product and marine organisms. Member of the Editorial Board, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine since 2012.

C-M. Tzeng
Xiamen University
Dr. Chi-Meng Tzeng is a full Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Xiamen University, China. He received graduated training in National Tsing- Hua University Nuclear Science School in Radiation Biology, ROC (1989~1993) and Stanford University Medical School in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology USA (1995-2000). Military service as a MD Captain in Tri-Service General Hospital (1993-1995). He was appointed to a principal Investigator in Medical R&D and industrialization at Academic Sinica and National Taiwan University Hospital (2000-2005), conducting fingerprint profiling of adenocarcinoma and herbal medicine through HTS biochips platform technologies. Nowadays, he is fully dedicating in translational medicine among liquid biopsy, microbiota, neoantigen, NGS, -OMICs, immune-cell therapy, AI- big data, herbal medicine and combination theranostics, as well as contributed over 60 SCIs, 4 book chapters, 13 patents and 14 commercial products, IVDs, supplements and medication.

Y-L. Wu
Xiamen University
Dr. Wu’s current research interests focus on the development of functional polymeric materials for pharmaceutical applications in terms of controllable drug delivery or gene delivery, with over 70 publications on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., ACS Nano, Adv. Mater., Small, Adv. Healthcare Mater., Biomacromolecules etc and personal H-index of 25 (Google Scholar).

K. Xu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Kang Xu was born in Wuhan, China at May, 1987. He received his M.M. degree in Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan, China and his Ph.D. degree from Chongqing University. He studied on the stem cell engineering and molecular therapy as a joint Ph.D. student for 2 years in University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and as a junior researcher in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been employed at the Wuhan Union hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology since Aug 2017. Field of expertise: Chemical based therapeutic mechanism on cardiovascular diseases, in vitro and in vivo investigation of the anti-inflammation activity on arthritis of natural or novel synthesized compounds, wound repair and regeneration, with over 30 publications on Phytotherapy research, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Cell proliferation, Wound repair and regeneration, Pharmaceutical biology and etc., Maximum citations of 20 per one article, as reviewers of Inflammation, Life sciences and etc.

H. Yang
Central South University
Huaming Yang is a professor in the School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering at Central South University, China. He completed his Ph.D. at Central South University of Technology in 1998, and went to the University of Bristol as a visiting professor from 2008- 2009. Dr. Yang was elected a leading talent of the National "Ten Thousand Talents Program" in 2016, and awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in China in 2012. His research interests involve the synthesis strategy and application of advanced biomedical materials, and the interactions between nanoclay and cell.

K. Zhang
Tongji University School of Medicine
Prof. Kun Zhang is a Research Fellow and a PhD advisor who comes from Shanghai Tenth Peoples’ Hospital. Nowadays, he is the Deputy Director of Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, Tongji University, School of Medicine. He has published 18 SCI papers as the first author or corresponding author in different journals. He has been chosen as the reviewer of some top journals including Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials Advanced Sciences, Biomaterials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and Theranostics. He is also elected as the members or committee members of several academic organizations. He is engaged in molecular imaging and corresponding probe design involving MRI, fluorescence imaging and ultrasound imaging as well as multi-modal imaging, and he is also an expert in immunotherapy, gene editing, tumour microenvironment modulation & monitoring, regenerative medicine, nanomedicine and interdisciplinary research.


Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS
(29381 citations)
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge

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Nobel Laureates on Editorial Board

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Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn

Prof. Ferid Murad

Journal History

Current Medicinal Chemistry was introduced in 1994 with the assistance of Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, who is the current Editor-in-Chief serving since 1994.
Scopus CiteScore Metrics: 3.61


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