Special Issue "Computational Biology"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Milan Toma
Guest Editor
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000, USA
Interests: image processing; high-performance computing; computational mechanics/biomechanics; biomechanical/biomedical engineering
Dr. Riccardo Concu
Guest Editor
Requimte/Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Interests: QSAR; machine learning; nanotechnology; nano-QSAR; nanotoxicology; computational biology

Special Issue Information

Not long ago, biologists did not have access to very large amounts of data. Recent advancements in technology are enabling us to generate and store an incredible amount of data. However, our ability to decipher data is slower than our ability to generate them, and thus, an increasing amount of unknown data is stacking up in databases such as the protein data bank. Due to this, by framing biomedical problems as computational problems, using tools adapted from computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, and other quantitative disciplines, scientists use those data to develop analytical methods, algorithms, and/or models for interpreting biological information.

This Special Issue welcomes submissions of original research and review manuscripts focusing on the application of computational techniques to problems in molecular biology, genomics, and biophysics. The goal is to achieve a realistic overview of this exciting and interdisciplinary field of biomedical research.

Dr. Milan Toma
Dr. Riccardo Concu
Guest Editors

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 papers will be 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.

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  • computational biology 
  • mathematical modeling 
  • computational simulation 
  • statistics 
  • biochemistry 
  • biophysics 
  • molecular biology 
  • computer science 
  • anatomy 
  • biomodeling 
  • genomics 
  • genetics 
  • neuroscience 
  • pharmacology 
  • evolutionary biology 
  • cancer 
  • neuropsychiatry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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