Special Issue "Biomedical Informatics"

A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Feng Lin

School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, N4-2A-05, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Interests: biomedical informatics; biomedical imaging and visualization; computer graphics; high-performance computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We look forward to original research contributions or review papers in the domain of biomedical informatics. First, works on computational biology and bioinformatics for genomics and proteomics in life sciences are welcome, especially those in the niche areas of single cell data analysis and the next-generation sequencing technology. Secondly, research in in vivo and in vitro cellular imaging, feature detection and classification for clinical decision making are encouraged to be submitted. Thirdly, multi-modal tissue and organ-level imaging, mutual information and image registration methods are looked forward. Finally, novel techniques in all bio-signal processing, such as ECG, EMG and EEG, addressing deep learning algorithms for clinical data analytics are considered in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Feng Lin
Guest Editor

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  • bioinformatics
  • single cell data analysis
  • cellular imaging
  • multi-modal imaging
  • mutual information
  • bio-signal processing
  • feature detection
  • pattern recognition
  • machine learning

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Open AccessArticle A Novel Three-Stage Filter-Wrapper Framework for miRNA Subset Selection in Cancer Classification
Informatics 2018, 5(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics5010013
Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 20 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 1 March 2018
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Micro-Ribonucleic Acids (miRNAs) are small non-coding Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) molecules that play an important role in the cancer growth. There are a lot of miRNAs in the human body and not all of them are responsible for cancer growth. Therefore, there is a
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Micro-Ribonucleic Acids (miRNAs) are small non-coding Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) molecules that play an important role in the cancer growth. There are a lot of miRNAs in the human body and not all of them are responsible for cancer growth. Therefore, there is a need to propose the novel miRNA subset selection algorithms to remove irrelevant and redundant miRNAs and find miRNAs responsible for cancer development. This paper tries to propose a novel three-stage miRNAs subset selection framework for increasing the cancer classification accuracy. In the first stage, multiple filter algorithms are used for ranking the miRNAs according to their relevance with the class label, and then generating a miRNA pool obtained based on the top-ranked miRNAs of each filter algorithm. In the second stage, we first rank the miRNAs of the miRNA pool by multiple filter algorithms and then this ranking is used to weight the probability of selecting each miRNA. In the third stage, Competitive Swarm Optimization (CSO) tries to find an optimal subset from the weighed miRNAs of the miRNA pool, which give us the most information about the cancer patients. It should be noted that the balance between exploration and exploitation in the proposed algorithm is accomplished by a zero-order Fuzzy Inference System (FIS). Experiments on several miRNA cancer datasets indicate that the proposed three-stage framework has a great performance in terms of both the low error rate of the cancer classification and minimizing the number of miRNAs. Full article
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