Special Issue "Selected Papers from 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins 2021"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
I would like to invite you to join the 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxins 2020. This meeting will be hosted online.
Toxins have, for several millennia, played an integral role in many aspects of human endeavors, through their impact on health and agriculture. In addition to their detrimental roles, toxins have also been incredibly useful in expanding our understanding of biology and they continue to serve as tools for drug leads and therapeutic interventions. The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for scientists working on toxins from all organisms to present the latest concepts which are currently being studied, as well as to allow these scientists to compare and contrast the actions of toxins. Furthermore, the potential uses of toxins for the benefit of science, as well as for the benefit of mankind, will be a key concept for discussion.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Novel plant, animal and insect toxins
- Mechanism of action and/or pathophysiology of toxins
- Use of toxins as tools for research, drug discovery, and therapeutics
- Impact of toxins on public health
- Impact of toxins on agriculture
- Evolution of toxins
The meeting will be organized so that scientists can share their most recent findings with colleagues worldwide in question and answer sessions, as well as in discussion groups that will meet online. We hope that this will be as engaging as it can be, given the format.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and, if accepted, authors will be invited to submit an extended abstract for the conference proceedings, along with a PowerPoint presentation of their work. Following the conference, outstanding contributions will be invited to submit manuscripts for publication in a Special Issue of Toxins that highlights the work presented at the conference.
Although the current pandemic has moved us to these rather novel mechanisms to disseminate data and engage with colleagues worldwide, I believe that this provides us with an outstanding and perhaps unique opportunity to interact with researchers in fields that we may not have otherwise, and as such, enrich ourselves and our scientific studies via the format of this “meeting”.
I hope that you will join me in participating in this unique event and play an active part in this online conference.
Professor Jay W. Fox, Chair of the 1st Web-Based World Conference on Toxins 2020
Prof. Dr. Jay Fox
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 papers will be 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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins 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 2400 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.
- Animal Venoms
- Bacterial Toxins
- Marine and Freshwater Toxins
- Plant Toxins
- Uremic Toxins