Special Issue "Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics: Recent Advances and Emerging Technologies"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioinformatics and Systems Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 204

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fotis Baltoumas
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Guest Editor
Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research, Biomedical Sciences Research Center, Alexander Fleming 34 Fleming Street, Vari, 16672 Athens, Greece
Interests: molecular modeling; molecular dynamics; protein-protein docking; protein-ligand docking; drug design; biological networks; protein sequence; protein structure; sequence analysis; lipids; membranes; membrane proteins; amyloid fibrils; protein aggregation; biophysics; computational biology; bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Chiara Scapoli
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Guest Editor
Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: human genetics; complex diseases; statistical genetics; metagenomics; molecular genetics/biomarkers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metagenomics is the study of metagenomes, defined as the total amount of genomic material in an environmental sample. Metagenomic (DNA) and metatranscriptomic (RNA) shotgun sequencing of complex biological samples has emerged as a prevalent source of information in the study and classification of microorganisms, as well as a treasure trove of novel sequence data. Advances in high-throughput shotgun sequencing technologies have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the method, resulting in a significant increase of the available metagenome and metatranscriptome sequences. All of the above has led to the application of metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to a wide range of biological fields, from ecology and biotechnology to disease diagnosis and treatment, drug design and, most recently, large-scale protein 3D structure modeling.

This Special Issue, titled “Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics: recent advances and emerging technologies”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts on the study of metagenomes and metratranscriptomes, their applications, the novel advances in the field and the challenges faced. Both original research papers and reviews are welcome.  Manuscripts describing the development of novel approaches and methods, either experimental or computational, or the application of metagenomics and metatrascriptomics to other fields (e.g. protein 3D structure modeling, environmental biology etc.) are especially encouraged.

Dr. Fotis Baltoumas
Prof. Dr. Chiara Scapoli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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