Special Issue "Machine Learning and Computing Techniques in Human Health"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioinformatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 284

Special Issue Editors

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Interests: bioinformatics & computational biology; chemioinformatics; medical informatics
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Interests: bioinformatics & computational biology; statistical learning; predictive linear and non-linear models; classification techniques; feature selection; gene expression data analysis; gene set enrichment
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Interests: machine learning; data mining; bioinformatics & computational biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, the idea of integrating clinical information with biomolecular data constitutes an indisputable trend given the growing and increasingly cheap data obtained from sequencing different types of molecules and the computational power of computer equipment. Such integration leads to better and earlier diagnostics, to accelerate the design of new drugs, and to improve the treatment of complex diseases such as cancer, hereditary conditions, rare diseases, metabolic disorders, and so on. In this context, the advent of technology has enormously enhanced the possibility of registration, use, and collection of many types of data related to human genomics, making possible the application of machine learning to address several problems in different areas related to human health.

This Special Issue is aimed at original papers describing recent advances where machine learning techniques intersect with health, healthcare, or life sciences. Sent articles must contain original content in theoretical analysis, methods, technical development, and/or novel health applications of machine learning techniques. Papers on the following topics are entirely aligned with the scope of this Special Issue:

  • Computational aspects of human health diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Prediction of disease evolution with computer strategies.
  • Development of computational methods for disease detection.
  • Uses of machine learning methods to process gene expression data.
  • Coupling of experimental and computational assays to identify novel gene signatures or marker genes.
  • Identification of cross-links between human diseases and gene regulatory networks.
  • Identification of the role of expressing specific genes or proteins in diseases.
  • Use of explainable artificial intelligence for understand human health computational models.

Dr. Ignacio Ponzoni
Dr. Jessica Andrea Carballido
Dr. Rocío Luján Cecchini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bioinformatics
  • genome sequencing
  • expression profiling
  • histopathological bio-imaging
  • image classification
  • survival analysis
  • cancer biomarkers
  • drug design
  • drug resistance
  • stem cell treatments
  • cell reprogramming
  • artificial intelligence
  • data analytics
  • deep learning
  • artificial neural networks
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • soft computing

Published Papers

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