This Virtual Special Issue will showcase the latest advancements in tuberculosis biology and medicinal chemistry research. Submit your manuscript by October 15, 2024.

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World TB Day is recognized on March 24 every year to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and its profound impact on human health. On this date in 1882, Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) as the causative agent of TB. TB is one of the oldest diseases known to humanity, and remains one of the leading causes of both new infections and mortalities due to a single infectious agent. As we continue to fight against this deadly pathogen, there is an urgent need to understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases pathogenesis.

In light of this and as we commemorate World TB Day, ACS Infectious Diseases invites researchers to submit their original work covering the diverse facets of TB biology and drug discovery for inclusion in a Virtual Special Issue. We encourage researchers from diverse disciplines including but not restricted to chemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology to submit their cutting-edge research findings that will contribute to the global fight against TB. For this Virtual Special Issue, ACS Infectious Diseases will accept Articles, Letters, and Reviews. To learn more about the topic and what we are looking for in this Virtual Special Issue, read our recently published Editorial.

Relevant Topics of Interest:

  • Host-pathogen interface
  • Pathogenesis mechanisms
  • Biology of Mtb
  • Drug resistance and tolerance mechanisms
  • Animal models of infection
  • Synergy with other diseases
  • New strategies and opportunities for therapeutics, drug delivery systems, diagnostics, and vaccines

Organizing Editors

Varadharajan Sundaramurthy, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Infectious Diseases
National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Erick Strauss, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Infectious Diseases
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Jayanta Haldar, Editor-in-Chief, ACS Infectious Diseases
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India

Submission Instructions

To submit for this special issue in ACS Infectious Diseases:

  • Log in to the ACS Paragon Plus submission site and choose ACS Infectious Diseases.
  • Select your manuscript type, and, under "Special Issue Selection," choose "Combating Tuberculosis: Obstacles, Innovations, and the Road Ahead."

Please see ACS Infectious Diseases' Author Guidelines for more information on submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2024.

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