Special Issue "Translational Research for Zoonotic Parasites: New Findings toward Improved Diagnostics, Therapy and Prevention"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Several factors, including social, demographic and economic transformation, and human-mediated environmental alteration, are influencing the (re-)emergence of zoonoses, posing new challenges in how we detect, treat, and prevent such diseases.
The rapid scientific development of next generation sequencing and omics techniques and the introduction of high-throughput methods have radically changed how we perform research. However, enhanced collaborations among researchers with different expertise are necessary to integrate such disparate breakthroughs into holistic practices.
As an example, the development of portable genome sequencing technology for the detection and sequencing of the Ebola virus during the recent outbreaks in West Africa has facilitated and accelerated the implementation of Ebola surveillance to prevent and monitor further outbreaks. The importance of these developments are further highlighted as we currently experience the progression of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak.
Translational research involves the multidisciplinary integration of fundamental, clinical, population, and policy-based research to expedite scientific discoveries with the aim of generating benefits at the patient and community levels, thereby eliminating the roadblock between bench findings and field applications.
The aim of this Special Issue, Translational Research for Zoonotic Parasites: New Findings of Improved Diagnostics, Therapy, and Prevention, is to explore the current research landscape and highlight recent findings that may impact how we detect and diagnose zoonotic parasites as well as how we treat and prevent the diseases they cause.
Submissions of either original research articles, including short communications and detailed case reports on challenging scenarios, or reviews summarizing different aspects of translational research for zoonotic parasites, are welcome.
I look forward to your contributions.
Dr. Vito Colella
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Translational research
- One Health
- Parasitic diseases