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Special Issue "Antivirals and Vaccines"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Nuno Taveira
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Guest Editor
1. Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz (IUEM), Quinta da Granja, 2829-511 Monte da Caparica, Portugal
2. Research Institute for Medicines (iMEd.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: virus epidemiology and evolution; HIV infection; HIV antibody neutralization; antivirals and vaccines
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the HIV, HCV and SARS-Cov-2 pandemics well illustrate, antivirals or vaccines have been crucial to control transmission, prevent disease progression and avert a very significant number of deaths caused by viral infections. However, vaccines are still not available for most virus infections and diseases including those caused by HIV and HCV. Likewise, a very limited number of drugs is currently available to treat deadly viral infections such as lower respiratory infections caused by RSV, influenza viruses and coronaviruses. Moreover, drug resistance is increasing in certain viruses such as HIV threatening the success obtained so far in controlling this pandemic. New and better antiviral drugs are in need to fight this global public health threat. This special issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences seeks to attract top level publications on the design, development and validation of new antivirals and vaccines to treat and prevent human viral diseases. We invite you to share with us your most insightful primary research work, reviews, and hypothesis on these important topics.

Prof. Dr. Nuno Taveira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Antivirals
  • antiviral drugs
  • broad-spectrum antivirals
  • neutralizing antibodies
  • drug targets and mechanism of action
  • drug resistance
  • antiviral vaccines
  • vaccine immunogens
  • immunogen design
  • mRNA vaccines
  • self-amplifying mRNA vaccines
  • vaccine adjuvants
  • animal models

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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