Special Issue "Bacterial Pathogenomics: From Technology to Application"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2013
Dr. Anthony Anthony Underwood
Bioinformatics Group | Applied Laboratory and Bio- Informatics Unit, Microbiology Services, Colindale, Public Health England 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
Phone: 0208 3276466
Interests: pathogen genomics; phylogenomics; virulence; microbiology; public health
The first bacterial genome required a large team and many person years to complete. With current high throughput massively-parallel sequencing technologies it is possible to generate a nearly complete bacterial genome in just a few days. This major revolution opens up huge opportunities, particularly in the ability to compare the whole genomes of many bacterial isolates. This might include trying to answer basic biological questions by looking at genome wide associations and attempting to link genetic features to phenotypic traits. However the questions being asked can also be much more applied, such as using whole genome phylogenies to look for evidence of transmission within a community or hospital or find the source of a disease outbreak.
In this special issue, we invite investigators to submit manuscripts that cover this broad topic. These can include everything from novel uses of current sequencing technology to investigate bacterial genomics, to cutting edge applications of whole genome sequencing to 'real world' scenarios.
We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Anthony Underwood
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. Pathogens 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.
Last update: 26 April 2013