Special Issue "Metabolomics in the Study of Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2019).
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: metabolomics; mass spectrometry; bioanalytical chemistry; method development; disease biomarkers; cancer metabolism; bioinformatics
Metabolomics can be used to investigate complex diseases that affect modern society including diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and cancer. Such diseases are often associated with, and characterised by, genetic mutations, but downstream metabolic consequences are not always well understood. Metabolomics has the potential to elucidate changes in cellular metabolism that may not be predictable from genetics but that present a cellular phenotype where therapeutic interventions can have selective and targeted effects. New metabolomics methods and applications, which help us gain insight into the complexities of the disease metabolome, are of particular relevence. In this Special Issue of Metabolites, we will demonstrate current developments and applications for diagnosis, understanding mechanisms, and finding new treatments for disease.
Dr. James McCullagh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Using metabolomics to elucidate cellular metabolism in disease.
- Monitoring disease progression and treatment by metabolomics or multi-omics.
- Prognostic and diagnostic metabolite markers of disease.
- Elucidating metabolic pathways in disease states.
- Understanding the metabolic effects of drugs and treatments.
- New analytical methods for monitoring metabolism in disease.