American Journal of Microbiological Research
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Special Issue "Antibiotic Resistance & Drug development"

A special issue of American Journal of Microbiological Research (ISSN 2328-4137).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Sujoy Chatterjee
Boston University

Special Issue Information

Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin, antibiotic therapy has been the main stay against infectious diseases and for sometime it appeared that the battle against infectious disease has been won. But this idea is seriously jeopardized by the recent emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. In the recent past we have witnessed the global dissemination of multi-drug resistant virulent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacteriacea, Mycobacterium tuberculosis etc. We have come almost full circle and arrived at a point as frightening as preantibiotic era. The consequences of multidrug-resistant bacteria are vast and pose a threat to almost all branches of medical practice. With the prevalent travel and mobility, the problem of antimicrobial resistance is by nature not a national, but a global, problem. To rationally and effectively deal with antibiotic resistance we need to understand the origin of different types of resistance mechanisms and the factors that are influencing the emergence and spread of these resistance mechanisms. In addition, we need to develop novel approaches for drug discovery that minimize risk of resistance development. Thus, the scope of this special issue is antibiotic resistance & drug development with a special focus on resistance mechanisms, their emergence and transmission, factors that influence the emergence of resistance and novel approaches for drug discovery. We welcome both original research works and review articles.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. antibiotic resistance
  • 2. mechanism of resistance
  • 3. transmission/ transfer of antibiotic resistance
  • 3. virulence
  • 4. emergence of antibiotic resistance
  • 5. mutation
  • 6. plasmids
  • 7. horizontal gene transfer
  • 8. transposons
  • 9. integrons
  • 10. evolution
  • 11. drug development

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: July, 2015
Final Version Due: September 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2015

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Sujoy Chatterjee at the address: <,>