Special Issue "Next Generation Microarray Bioinformatics"
A special issue of Microarrays (ISSN 2076-3905).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2016).
Interests: bioinformatics; parallel computing; artificial intelligence; health informatics; medical informatics
DNA Microarrays are a key tool for molecular biology and biomedicine, and they are used to measure the expression levels of many genes simultaneously, or to genotype multiple regions of a genome, e.g., by detecting Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). Patterns found in microarray data can be used as biomarkers or prognosis markers for various diseases, and can be used to study the different responses to drugs in pharmacogenomics. The availability of high-throughput microarray platforms and their increasing use in clinical studies, is leading to an increasing production of experimental and clinical data that requires a complex analysis pipeline for data preprocessing, data transformation, statistical and data mining analysis, knowledge models building, and interpretation. Thus, the bottleneck in the microarray pipeline is moving from the wet lab (sample preparation and experiment execution) toward the "in silico" lab (storage, preprocessing, integration, and analysis of experimental data, as well as correlation and integration with publicly available databases). This Special Issue invites submissions on efficient algorithms, software tools, and comprehensive data analysis pipelines for the preprocessing and mining of microarray data; as well as submissions on applications of microarrays in biology, medicine, and clinical practice.
Prof. Dr. Mario Cannataro
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. Microarrays 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 350 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.
- microarray data preprocessing
- microarray statistical analysis
- microarray data mining analysis
- microarray databases
- microarray standards
- microarray comprehensive software pipelines
- microarrays for disease diagnosis, prognosis, screening
- microarrays for P4 (predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory) medicine
- microarrays for pharmacogenomics
- ontology-based annotation of microarray data
- integration of microarray and clinical data
- biomarker discovery
- gene expression