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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Edited by: Dr Sean Ekins

It is our pleasure to introduce the Article Collection on Pharmaceutical Sciences

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Computational modelling
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Drug Delivery

The Collection will consider ‘negative result’ studies. All manuscripts are subject to peer review for quality and suitability of publication in this SpringerPlus Collection.

Meet the Editor

Sean Ekins received his M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sc. from the University of Aberdeen. His areas of interest are in vitro and computational ADME/Tox, biomarkers, systems biology, and computational drug discovery. Dr. Ekins was a postdoctoral fellow at Lilly Research Laboratories in the drug disposition group and has worked as a senior scientist at Pfizer and Lilly Research Laboratories in drug-drug interaction screening and computational ADME/Tox groups, respectively. Dr. Ekins was also Associate Director of Computational Drug Discovery at Concurrent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Vice President of Computational Biology at GeneGo.

Dr. Ekins is currently Principal Consultant for Collaborations in Chemistry and Collaborations; Director at Collaborative Drug Discovery Inc; Senior Vice President of Computational Biology at Arnold Consultancy and Technology LLC; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland; and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ.

Submission Instructions

If your manuscript meets the aims and scope of this individual Collection, please first follow all of the SpringerPlus Submission Guidelines.

During submission, at the "Additional Information" section, please select that you are submitting to an Article Collection, and choose “Pharmaceutical Sciences” from the list.

Collection Articles:

  1. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an advance microscopic technique that provides three dimensional structures of cell surfaces with high resolution. In the present study AFM was used for comparative analysis of...

    Authors: Bassamah Hanif, Nusrat Jamil and Muhammad Raza Shah
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2112
  2. P-glycoprotein (P-gp), a well known efflux transporter in the blood brain barrier inhibits the uptake of substrate drugs into brain. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of natural product base...

    Authors: D. Ravikumar Reddy, Amit Khurana, Swarna Bale, Ramu Ravirala, V. Samba Siva Reddy, M. Mohankumar and Chandraiah Godugu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1618
  3. Molecular docking is a bioinformatics tool used to study and analyse ligand receptor interactions. This helps in identifying the receptors (molecular targets) for different ligands. Using these technologies, c...

    Authors: Bhavaniamma Vijayakumari, Venkatachalam Sasikala, Singanallur Ramu Radha and Hiranmai Yadav Rameshwar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1486
  4. The synthetic oral cleansing and teeth whitening products like mouthwashes exert adverse effects on teeth, gums and mucous membrane of oral cavity and their extensive use is being criticized. Determining the e...

    Authors: Ghulam Zahara Jahangir, Durre Shahwar Ashraf, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Madeha Sadiq, Sobia Shahzad, Farah Naz, Muhammad Iqbal and Afifa Saeed
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1481
  5. The powder of root bark of Malva parviflora (Malvaceae) was successively extracted with petroleum ether (b.p. 60–80 °C), chloroform and ethanol. The chloroform extract showed antibacterial activity against Staphy...

    Authors: Mesfin Medihin Ododo, Manash Kumar Choudhury and Ahmed Hussen Dekebo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1210
  6. The genus Berchemia comprises important Chinese plants with considerable medicinal value; however, these plants are often misidentified in the herbal medicinal market. To differentiate the various morphotypes of

    Authors: Li-Cheng Guo, Ming-Ming Zhao, Wei Sun, Hong-Li Teng, Bi-Sheng Huang and Xiang-Pei Zhao
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:658
  7. There are very few studies for combinatorial library design and high throughput screening of 4-anilinoquinoline antimalarial compounds having activities against parasitic strain of P. falciparum. Therefore, an at...

    Authors: Neha Parihar and Sisir Nandi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:819
  8. Some pentafluoropyridine derivatives have been synthesized by the reaction of pentafluoropyridine with appropriate C, S and N-nucleophile such as malononitrile, 1-methyl-tetrazole-5-thiol and piperazine. These...

    Authors: Khalil Beyki, Reza Haydari and Malek Taher Maghsoodlou
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:757