Special Issue "Computational Approaches for the Study of Biomolecular Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: computational biology; network biology; disease gene prediction; data science; mathematical modeling; gene expression regulation; systems biology
Interests: bioinformatics; computational biology; functional genomics; cancer; human gene; cancer gene; genomic medicine; transcriptomics; proteomics; protein interactions; interactome; network biology; data science; artificial intelligence
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Living organisms are complex systems composed of large numbers of interacting biomolecules. Although there is vast accumulated knowledge about the properties and functions of most of these biomolecules, it is still challenging to predict the behavior of complete organisms or cells in response to environmental or genetic perturbations. To improve our ability to predict and understand how biological systems function, we need to better understand the patterns of interaction between biomolecules.
To fill this knowledge gap, there have been substantial efforts to discover, characterize, and share information about biomolecular interactions, such as protein–protein, protein–DNA, protein–RNA, or miRNA–mRNA interactions, many of them with signaling and regulatory roles. Enumerating these interactions is not enough to gain new insights into the complex behavior of biological systems. Due to the large number of biomolecules and their interactions, computational methods are needed to build, analyze, and explore these biomolecular networks.
This Special Issue welcomes reports that develop or evaluate computational approaches for the study of biomolecular networks. These approaches can be focused on the analysis or exploration of these networks per se, aim to facilitate the analysis of large-scale omics datasets, or use the knowledge encoded in these networks to gain insights into the molecular determinants of complex phenotypes such as human diseases.
Dr. Francisco Rodrigues Pinto
Dr. Javier De Las Rivas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biomolecular networks
- computational biology
- network biology
- network medicine
- network algorithms
- network analysis
- network miming