Special Issue "Detection of Food and Waterborne Pathogens"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Karanis

Medical Faculty, Anatomy Center, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Phone: +86 -971- 5318395
Interests: water-borne pathogens; waste and drinking water treatment; outbreaks; disinfection; public health; climate changes and infectious diseases; diagnostic techniques and detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Food and water-borne pathogens continue to be a major cause of mortality in developing countries and cause significant morbidity in developed nations. Moreover, they are a major public health concern, due to the high costs of their prevention and treatment.

Novel and powerful, including sensitive and reproducible gene-based, diagnostic techniques are being developed to monitor pathogen contamination in water and food in order to detect not only cultivable pathogens, but also the occurrence of viable but non-culturable microorganisms, as well as the presence of pathogens on biofilms.

We encourage submission of both original articles and review papers that report novel gene-based techniques developed to detect viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens in water and food, at all levels of the food and water production chain.

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Karanis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Waterborne pathogens
  • Foodborne pathogens
  • Gene-based detection
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Biofilms
  • Viruses, bacteria, and parasites
  • Outbreaks.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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