Special Issue "Advances and New Perspectives in Microbial Research"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Federal University of Pampa, Antônio Trilha Avenue, P.O.Box 1847, 97300-000, São Gabriel–RS, Brazil
Interests: origins of life; extremophiles; astrobiology; metagenomics; next generation sequencing; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; biotechnology; and space science (Solar System exploration)
Microorganisms, or microbes, are the most diverse and abundant forms of life on Earth. Nevertheless, despite our current advances, we are just beginning to explore and characterize the microbial world. For the coming decade, exciting discoveries in microbiology have the potential to make a great impact on the development of different fields of life science, including basic and applied research. This special issue offers the latest scientific research in microbiology presented at the 3rd Annual World Congress of Microbes-2013 (WCM -2013), an influential Conference consisting of 8 parallel symposia. WCM aims to strengthen the academic research and application ties in microbiology, to bring together experts and industry leaders to share the latest research and technological advancements. This congress provides an ideal platform for industrial practitioners and academia to keep up to date with current research trends, interact with microbiologist and industry experts with peers. The wide-ranging set of topics makes this special issue interesting not only for microbiologists, but also for those interested in expanding or updating their knowledge on the recent cutting-edge research involving the fascinating world of microbes.
Professor Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- epidemiology and prevention
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- human papilloma virus(HPV)
- hepatitis virus
- emerging/Re-emerging viruses
- mycoplasma, rickettsia and chlamydia
- antimicrobial research
- drug and vaccine