Special Issue "Pathogenesis of Fungal and Bacterial Microbes"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: Quantitative proteomics; systems biology; fungal pathogenesis; bacterial pathogenesis; innate immunity; host-pathogen interactions; antimicrobial resistance; anti-virulence strategies
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Defining pathogenesis of fungal and bacterial microbes improves our understanding of how an organism causes disease and provides insight into novel prospects to combat infection. By offering a broad topic which covers both fungal and bacterial microbes, we have the opportunity to highlight similarities between organisms and draw on information gleaned from one organism, species, or kingdom to address questions in a related field. It also encourages us to appreciate the uniqueness of each organism and the niche-specific factors which influence microbial classification as a ‘pathogen’. This Special Issue aims to highlight and summarize advances in our understanding of fungal and bacterial pathogenesis by inviting submissions of original research articles, case reports, short communications, and review papers. Potential topics include (but are not limited to): Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, systems biology of pathogenesis, bacteria–fungal interactions, virulence factor mechanisms and discovery, host–pathogen interactions and host defense, and novel antimicrobial treatment options.
I look forward to reading your contribution.
Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister
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. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Fungal pathogenesis
- Bacterial pathogenesis
- Host–pathogen interactions
- Virulence factors
- Systems biology