Special Issue "The 7th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides (AMP2020): Recent Advances in Antimicrobial Peptides"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: cheese; PCR; molecular biology; genetics; microbiology; antimicrobials; food safety; food microbiology; antibacterial activity; probiotics; mycology; salmonella; lactic acid bacteria; bacteriocins; listeria monocytogenes; antimicrobial peptides; foodborne pathogens; listeria
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Interests: antimicrobial peptides; bacteria-host interactions; systems biology of infection
The 7th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides (AMP2020) will take place at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (France) from 3 to 5 June 2020 (http://www.AMP2020.conferences-pasteur.org). Research on antimicrobial peptides has traditionally been a fascinating field dedicated to understanding the multifaceted functions of these natural molecules produced in all living organisms.
The time has come to consider antimicrobial peptides as novel therapeutic options because of their potent antibiotic activity and often narrow target spectrum, which can be critical to tackle multidrug-resistant bacteria spreading worldwide and threating humans, animals, and our environment. Indeed, according to the O’Neil report (http://www.bsac.org.uk/securing-new-drugs-for-future-generations/), by 2050, more people will die in the world from infectious diseases than from any other illness. Actions are therefore needed now to avoid this potentially dramatic horizon.
AMP200 is a friendly conference gathering experts, industrialists, and young scientists interested in discussing, throughout the duration of this exciting symposium, the most recent advances on antimicrobial peptides, as well as their forthcoming applications.
The scientific committee of AMP2020 will dedicate a Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms) to covering major topics and critical findings discussed during the symposium. IJMS is an open access resource with an impact factor of 4.18.
Details related to this Special Issue and conditions of publication are available online. For any further information, please feel free to contact the guest editors.
Prof. Dr. Djamel Drider
Dr. Javier Pizarro-Cerda
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