Special Issue "Recent Advances in Sensitive Diagnosing Infectious Diseases"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jeewon Lee
Guest Editor
Biomolecular Engineering Lab, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: nanobiosensors; diagnostic imaging; theragnosis; immunoassay; nanoparticles; diagnostic probe design; protein engineering; cancer; infectious diseases
Prof. Dr. Yang-Hoon Kim
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Microbiology, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdae-Ro, Seowon-Gu, Cheongju 28644, Korea
Interests: aptamer; X-ray crystallography; structural biology; funtional analysis of biomolecules-aptamer & protein-aptmaer complexes; nanobiosensors; environmental monitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death globally, particularly in low income countries. Understanding the complex interactions between diseases and their hosts in a systematic and timely manner requires a detailed understanding of the numerous correlations that consolidate and facilitate these interactions. Structural biology provides valuable insights of the molecular constituents and mechanisms underlying infectious diseases. The approach of integrating functional and structural studies assists in the quick search for new therapeutic strategies. Rapid and accurate detection of the causing agent using proper diagnostic testing is crucial to determine the correct control strategy, as infection is often undiagnosed as a result of poor diagnostic tools, and remains untreated because of the delay in treatment. This Special Issue welcomes contributions covering current aspects of the diagnosis and rapid detection of infectious diseases. Submissions may include articles of current original research, new structural studies, experimental methodology, and/or review articles summarizing the existing methods for the efficient, selective, and quick detection of infectious diseases. Discussion related to the accuracy and drawbacks of the current diagnostic methods and future directions for improved efficiency are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Jeewon Lee
Prof. Dr. Yang-Hoon Kim
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.

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. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1600 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.


  • infectious diseases
  • early detection
  • biosensors
  • diagnostics
  • structural biology
  • theragnosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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