Marine Metabolomics, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biotechnology Related to Drug Discovery or Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 55

Special Issue Editors

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, and Center for Biodiscovery, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: marine invertebrate natural products; bioactive natural products; structure determination of new metabolites; isolation and purification; chemical analysis; analytical chemistry of natural compounds and xenochemicals
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School of Biological Sciences, and Centre for Biodiversity, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: marine natural products; bioactive natural products; structure determination of new metabolites; isolation and purification of natural products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine resources continue to be a significant source of new and rare compounds, ranging from small molecules of only a few atoms, including unusual elements like arsenic, through to some of the largest non-proteinaceous chemicals ever observed. This chemical diversity is not restricted to any one kingdom or phylum, but rather, it extends across all organisms, from seaweed through both vertebrate and invertebrate animals to microorganisms including bacteria and fungi.

As a tool, metabolomics seeks to characterize all the chemicals present in an organism at a given point in time. Metabolomics is in essence the ultimate -omics, being the result of the functioning of the source organism’s genome and proteome. Quantifying the metabolites produced by an organism can give fundamental insights into understanding inter- and intra-species relationships and functions.

Based on the success of the Special Issue “Marine Metabolomics 2023” (, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition.

This Special Issue invites researchers engaged in the field of marine-derived chemistry to submit manuscripts related to metabolomics. Particular foci include applications of new methodologies for metabolomics, studies of distinctive molecular classes, and geographical-based studies. Both research articles and review manuscripts are welcome.

Dr. Rob Keyzers
Guest Editor

Dr. Helen Woolner
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metabolomics
  • NMR
  • LCMS
  • GCMS
  • GNPS
  • chromatography
  • chemical ecology
  • bioactivity
  • chemical analysis primary metabolism
  • secondary metabolism

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