Special Issue "Microbial Metabolomics Volume 2"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
A/Prof. Silas G. Villas-Boas
Centre for Microbial Innovation, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, 3A Symonds Street, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Interests: microbial metabolomics; central carbon metabolism; microbial physiology; secondary metabolites; metabolic pathway analysis; mass spectrometry; gas chromatography; metabolic flux analysis; sample preparation for metabolome analysis; metabolic engineering
Metabolomics is a relatively young and exciting field enabling new scientific discoveries in the life sciences that make it of increasing interest in modern biology. Focusing on analysing different small molecules produced or modified by living cells in a high throughput fashion, metabolomics plays an essential role in functional genomics and systems biology studies.
Within the system-wide framework approach of metabolomics, microbial systems are most likely to benefit from recent advances in this field because they are less complex systems to be studied and exploited; the majority of genomes sequenced to date are from microorganisms, and we know more about gene regulation, metabolic network, and physiology of microbial cells than of higher eukaryote systems. Therefore, this special issue of Metabolites is tailored for the microbiology community, combining timely reviews discussing the unique challenges associated with microbial metabolomics with research articles presenting new findings and results related to microorganisms and their metabolites.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silas Villas-Boas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metabolic models
- microbial population
- secondary metabolites