Special Issue "Metabolomics and Exposome"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Integrative Metabolomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Tuulia Hyötyläinen
Guest Editor
Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
Interests: metabolomics; lipidomics; mass spectrometry; chromatography; analytical workflows for metabolomics; exposome analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of the exposome was introduced to acknowledge the importance of both genes and the environment in health and disease. In its broadest sense, the exposome encompasses exposures from conception onwards that are derived from pollution, diet, lifestyle factors, infections, and metabolism. The exposome paradigm represents an omics-scale characterization of nongenetic contributions to an individual’s phenome, including products of the epigenome as well as the proteome, metabolome, and foreign DNA/RNA. While in its infancy, the field of exposomic science is rapidly expanding, and there is increasing understanding of the importance of including comprehensive environmental exposure assessments in investigating disease etiology. This Special Issue highlights the exposome as an emerging field. Specific areas include but are not limited to applications of high-resolution mass spectrometry, environmental exposure assessment, environment-wide association studies (EWAS), identification of biomarkers of exposure and susceptibility, data analysis and integration, statistical modeling, and general analytical methods for interrogating the exposome.

Prof. Dr. Tuulia Hyötyläinen
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Exposome
  • Environmental health
  • Exposure biology
  • Metabolomics
  • Adductomics
  • Mass spectrometry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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