Topical Collection "New Advance in Antiviral Drug Design"
Interests: cheminformatics; bioinformatics; drug design; SARS-CoV-2 M-pro inhibitors
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In wake of the formidable challenges posed by the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the requirement for innovative antiviral drug design has never been more pressing. As we stand at the crossroads of scientific advancement, the need to fortify our arsenal against not only the current coronavirus, COVID-19, but also potential future viral infections has become abundantly clear. This Special Issue, titled "New Advances in Antiviral Drug Design," serves as an example of the latest advancements in the field. It aspires to amalgamate an array of research articles and reviews that shed light on compounds and extracts exhibiting remarkable inhibitory potential against coronaviruses and other viruses alike. This Special Issue also embraces the development of cutting-edge computational techniques that will revolutionize efficacy prediction for novel antiviral compounds. While the creation of effective antiviral agents is beset by intricate challenges, including viral mutability and host specificity, this collection aims to shed light on the remarkable efforts of scientists in overcoming these hurdles.
By fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities underlying antiviral drug design, this Special Issue seeks to propel the scientific community toward more robust, adaptable, and preemptive strategies for combating viral outbreaks on a global scale.
Dr. Santiago Garcia-Vallve
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- drug design
- antiviral immunity
- antiviral drugs
- medicinal chemistry
- targeted covalent inhibitors