Special Issue "Pathogen Infection Models"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2013)
Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
Harvard Medical School, 340 Thier Research Building, 50 Blossom Street, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; multi-host pathogenesis; host-pathogen interactions; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Acinetobacter; Quorum sensing; small excreted molecules; virulence factors; anti-infectives, anti-virulence drugs; Antibiotic tolerance; models of infections; Drosophila; intestinal infections; burn injury; wound infections; muscle response to infection; bacterial transcriptional regulation
There is no doubt that model host organisms helped and continue to help science advancement. A pathogenic model in which both the pathogen and its host are amenable to genetic manipulation can greatly facilitate the understanding of microbial pathogenesis. Moreover, research into the microbial host–pathogen interaction has both scientific and practical importance. Several models have been developed that facilitate systematic genetic screens to identify both virulence factors and the host defense mechanisms operating during infection. This special issue on “Pathogen Infection Models” will focus on any model organism that has been used successfully to study pathogen infection processes.
We thus invite submission of research and review manuscripts that cover any aspect of pathogen infection models developed to study bacterial, fungal or viral infections and on the treatment and prevention of infection. I look forward to your contributions and to a valuable edition that will promote further developments in this exciting field.
Thank you for your collaboration.
Prof. Dr. Laurence G. Rahme
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- infectious agents
- host-pathogen interactions
- antibiotic resistance
- chronic infection
- acute infection
- quorum sensing
- innate immunity