As the Editor-in-Chief of Marine Drugs, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Marine Drugs 2021 Best Paper Award.
The awards have been granted to:
Putative Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease from A Library of Marine Natural Products: A Virtual Screening and Molecular Modeling Study
By Davide Gentile, Vincenzo Patamia, Angela Scala, Maria Teresa Sciortino, Anna Piperno and Antonio Rescifina
Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(4), 225; doi: 10.3390/md18040225
Antioxidant Peptides from the Protein Hydrolysate of Monkfish (Lophius litulon) Muscle: Purification, Identification, and Cytoprotective Function on HepG2 Cells Damage by H2O2
By Xiao-Meng Hu, Yu-Mei Wang, Yu-Qin Zhao, Chang-Feng Chi and Bin Wang
Mar. Drugs 2020, 18(3), 153; doi: 10.3390/md18030153
Marine Natural Products: A Source of Novel Anticancer Drugs
By Shaden A. M. Khalifa, Nizar Elias, Mohamed A. Farag, Lei Chen, Aamer Saeed, Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy, Moustafa S. Moustafa, Aida Abd El-Wahed, Saleh M. Al-Mousawi, Syed G. Musharraf, Fang-Rong Chang, Arihiro Iwasaki, Kiyotake Suenaga, Muaaz Alajlani, Ulf Göransson and Hesham R. El-Seedi
Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(9), 491; doi: 10.3390/md17090491
Microalgal Carotenoids: A Review of Production, Current Markets, Regulations, and Future Direction
By Lucie Novoveská, Michael E. Ross, Michele S. Stanley, Rémi Pradelles, Virginie Wasiolek and Jean-François Sassi
Mar. Drugs 2019, 17(11), 640; doi: 10.3390/md17110640
Each winner (corresponding author) will receive CHF 500, a certificate, and the opportunity to publish a paper free of charge in Marine Drugs before the end of July 2023.
On behalf of the assessment committee, I congratulate the winners on their accomplishments. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the nominated research groups of the exceptional papers above for their contributions to Marine Drugs, and the Award Committee for voting and for their assistance with these awards.
Prof. Dr. Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Marine Drugs