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Special Issue "Molecular Computing and Bioinformatics II"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.
Molecular computing and bioinformatics are two important interdisciplinary sciences. Molecular computing is a branch of computing which uses DNA, biochemistry, and molecular biology hardware, instead of the traditional silicon-based computer technologies. Research and development in this area concerns theory, experiments, and applications of molecular computing. The core advantage of molecular computing is the potential to pack vastly more circuitry onto a microchip than silicon will ever be capable of, and to do it cheaply. Molecules are only a few nanometers in size, which allows to produce chips containing billions or even trillions of switches and components. To develop molecular computers, computer scientists must draw on expertise in subjects not usually associated with their field, including organic chemistry, molecular biology, bioengineering, and smart materials. Bioinformatics works in the opposite way. Bioinformatics researchers develop novel algorithms or software tools for computing or predicting molecular structures or functions. Molecular computing and bioinformatics pay attention to the same object, have close relationship, but work toward different goals.
The guest editors look forward to collecting a set of papers on recent advances in molecular computing and bioinformatics to provide a platform for researchers and create a bridge connecting computer researchers, bioengineers, and molecular biologists.
Prof. Dr. Quan Zou
Prof. Dr. Xiangxiang Zeng
Prof. Dr. Alfonso Rodríguez-Patón
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. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- DNA computing
- neural computing
- self-assembling and self-organizing systems
- super-Turing computation
- cellular automata
- evolutionary computation
- swarm intelligence
- ant algorithms
- artificial immune systems
- artificial life
- membrane computing
- amorphous computing
- computational systems biology
- computational neuroscience
- AI and machine-learning methods in bioinformatics and medical informatics
- big data analytics in biology and medicine
- biomedical intelligence, clinical data analysis, and electronic health record
- precision medicine
- biomedical signal/image analysis
- synthetic biology
- cellular (in vivo) computing
- biomarker discovery
- pathogen bioinformatics