Special issue on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

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Guest Editor
Dr. Vijay Kothari, Nirma University - India
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1035-7217;

This special issue proposes to feature articles on antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Priority Pathogen, against which there is an urgent need of new antibiotics. AMR has been widely recognized as a global threat to public health with severe socioeconomic impact. Antibiotic-resistance has been responsible for >700,000 deaths every year, and the discovery rate of novel antimicrobials has failed to keep pace with the spread of resistance in clinical settings. There is an urgent need for allocating immense resources towards discovery and development of novel antimicrobials. We invite articles on any of the following topics with particular emphasis on pathogens listed by WHO/ CDC/ DBT:

CDC 2019 AR Threats Report
CDC Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance
Wellcome Global Response to AMR
Indian Priority Pathogen List
WHO Antibiotic resistance
EU Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
Combat AMR in Pacific Island Countries

Potential topics
Novel targets in pathogenic bacteria
Novel antimicrobial leads
Molecular mechanisms of AMR in pathogenic bacteria
Multiplicity of targets displayed by anti-pathogenic traditional medicine formulations
Molecular approaches for diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant infections
Virulence factors of different bacterial pathogens
Use of simpler model organisms (e.g. Caenorhabditis elegans, Zebra fish, etc.) in elucidating the host-pathogen interaction
Use of ‘omics’ tools in investigating molecular aspects of bacterial virulence and AMR mechanisms

Article type
Short communication; Full research paper; Mini-review; Full-length review paper

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