Special Issue "Vaccine Informatics"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Vaccination is one of the most effective medical interventions ever introduced in modern medicine, and has prevented millions of cases of infectious diseases worldwide, every year. However, there are still no effective and safe vaccines against many infectious diseases (e.g., tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, and emerging antibiotics resistant diseases), in humans or animals. With newly-emerging technologies (e.g., next-generation sequencing and Omics), we have faced new opportunities and challenges of developing and using various informatics methods to standardize, integrate, and analyze ever-increasing amounts of vaccine-related data to support better vaccine research and development. This "Vaccine Informatics" Special Issue aims to collect state-of-the-art studies on various topics of vaccine informatics. The studies can cover different stages of vaccinology, including basic research, vaccine development and evaluation, clinical trial, and postlicensure vaccine safety. Diverse informatics topics, such as vaccine design, host-vaccine interaction, and vaccine adverse events, can be studied. Various bioinformatic, statistical, and mathematical approaches can be investigated and utilized. Related informatics technologies, such as reverse vaccinology, immunoinformatics, Omics data analysis, literature mining, and data standardization method, can be utilized. We expect that this Special Issue will become an influential platform and provide the most recent updates on the area of emerging vaccine informatics.
Dr. Yongqun "Oliver" He
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- Reverse vaccinology
- Vaccine antigen prediction
- Immunoinformatics and vaccine epitope prediction
- Structure informatics
- Host-pathogen interaction
- Omics data analysis
- Vaccine database
- Vaccine data standardization and integration
- Vaccine adverse event and safety
- Vaccine immunization registry
- Literature mining
- Vaccine-related ontology development and application