Special Issue "Genomics and Proteomics in Animal Science: Development of Comprehensive Biomarkers as Indicators of Biological Processes and Physiological Health Status"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 379

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mariusz Pierzchala
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Guest Editor
Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: molecular biology; structural and functional genomics; transcriptomics; proteomics; nutrigenomics; systemic biology; animal genetics; gene mapping (QTL)
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

High-throughput omics technologies are powerful technologies that are often implemented in domestic animal species, allowing them to uncover regulatory genes and gene networks related to complex phenotypes, including livestock performance traits. Genomics and proteomic studies in domestic animals, especially on farm animals, may also have an economic impact on the proper diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and prevent adverse health changes. Identifying specific gene or protein expression changes or transcriptomic, proteomic profile changes is an essential step towards disease characterization and sick animals' management. Furthermore, particular biomarkers applied in diagnosing and treating disease in the animal can also be the comprehensive indicators for current animal health status. Wide-ranging developments in biomarker discovery are mainly based on proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics research. Obtained results can also be implemented in comparative applications of human disease research. A Special Issue will positively encourage deeper cooperation between animal scientists, veterinary biologists, and advanced molecular research specialists.

The Special Issue aims to present the latest work results on basic and applied research that can directly impact animal health and welfare, the economy of animal production, and what is lastly rising as the most crucial matter, the production of safe, healthy food for the consumer. Especially desirable are articles describing the implementation of modern molecular technologies in animal sciences to identify markers and biomarkers for monitoring biological processes and animal health status.

We invite contributions of original research papers and review articles on domestic animals, especially in fields such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and epigenomics.

Prof. Mariusz Pierzchala
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • genomics
  • transcriptomics
  • proteomics
  • biomarker
  • molecular biology
  • domestic animal sciences
  • health

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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