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The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is excited to announce the appointment of Professor Jayanta Haldar, Ph.D., of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India, as Editor-in-Chief of ACS Infectious Diseases, a journal that bridges the gap between the chemistry and biology of infectious diseases.

Professor Haldar is taking the reins following the departure of founding Editor-in-Chief Courtney C. Aldrich, Ph.D. ACS Infectious Diseases encompasses all aspects of chemistry relating to infectious diseases research—including research on pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, drug-delivery systems, and other biomedical technology development.

ACS Infectious Diseases is a young journal, and it has already carved for itself a unique space and high standing as a leading journal in the field of infectious diseases,” said Professor Haldar. “The journal’s increasing impact factor and the exceptional quality of published articles attest to its consistent growth as do the expanding readership and authorship figures.”

Professor Haldar has served as an editorial advisory board member for both ACS Infectious Diseases and Biomacromolecules. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Bronze Medal from the Chemical Research Society of India and the 8th National Award for Technology Innovation from the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. He has also contributed widely as an accomplished researcher and reviewer.

“We are thrilled to have Professor Haldar leading ACS Infectious Diseases to a strong position as a leading journal in the multidisciplinary field of infectious diseases,” said ACS Publications Senior Vice President, Journals Publishing Group, Sarah Tegen, Ph.D. “ACS Publications is proud to publish cutting-edge research that’s so crucial to global public health as part of our trusted scientific portfolio.”

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Professor Jayanta Haldar, Ph.D.

Professor Haldar is a distinguished Professor in the New Chemistry Unit at JNCASR and is also affiliated with the School of Advanced Materials at that institution. His research group has made significant contributions in the areas of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biomaterials, with the aim of tackling and preventing antimicrobial resistance and associated infections. He earned his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India, and both his M.S. degree in Chemistry and Ph.D. degree in Bioorganic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, India.

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