Special Issue "MS- or NMR-Guided Discovery of Marine Specialized Metabolites"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397). This special issue belongs to the section "Structural Studies on Marine Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 49

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Interests: specialized metabolites; structure elucidation; drug discovery; chemical ecology; (native) metabolomics; NMR spectroscopy; G protein modulators
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Institute for Insect Biotechnology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, 35392, Germany
Interests: specialized metabolites; biosynthesis; drug discovery; anti-infectives Interests: antibiotics; heterologous expression; metabolomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Once overlooked, marine organisms have emerged as a rich reservoir of marine specialized metabolites, showcasing distinctive structures and bioactivities.

Open-access FAIR-compliant metabolomics databases like MASSIVE (for MS) and NP-MRD (for NMR) provide extensive and highly complementary datasets. Furthermore, downstream computational methods for NMR and MS analysis have greatly expedited the dereplication and prioritization of specialized metabolites, facilitating their structural elucidation.

This Special Issue invites articles from both MS- and/or NMR-driven studies on marine organisms with a focus on marine specialized metabolite discovery and metabolome classification. Articles describing new methods for specialized metabolite discovery are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Raphael Reher
Prof. Dr. Till F. Schäberle
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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.


  • marine specialized metabolites
  • metabolomics
  • mass spectrometry
  • molecular networking
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • structure elucidation
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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