Special Issue "Impact of Infection on the Brain in Development and Adulthood"

A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editors

Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health, University of Manchester, 27 Palatine Road, Manchester M20 3LJ, UK
Interests: neuroinflammation; PET imaging; Alzheimer’s disease; stroke; comorbidities; tracer development; MR imaging
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Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Interests: cytokine signaling; unfolded protein response; transcriptional control; T helper cell; immunity and inflammation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit to a Special Issue about the “Impact of Infection on the Brain in Development and Adulthood”.

There is much evidence in neuropsychiatry—the most famous example being schizophrenia—that infection has an effect on the brain in early life and may possibly lead to brain disorders later in life. In neurodegenerative diseases, this has been far less investigated, and the evidence is scarce. In either case, mechanisms linking infection and brain disorders in early life and associated impacts in later life remain under-investigated and poorly understood.

This Special Issue aims to gather research or review manuscripts dealing with these questions.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: experimental models using viral (COVID-19 or others) or bacterial infection and its impact on neuropsychiatry and neurodegeneration models; clinical studies looking retrospectively or prospectively in cohorts of patients; and imaging studies aiming to develop methods or contrast agents to image infection and/or inflammation in the context brain disorders.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Biomolecules.

Dr. Hervé Boutin
Dr. Xuexian Yang
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Journal of Developmental Biology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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.


  • infection
  • viral
  • bacterial
  • neuroinflammation
  • neurodevelopment
  • neurodegeneration

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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