Special Issue "The Role of the Intestinal and Urinary Microbiome in Urologic Disease"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dirk Lange
Guest Editor
The Stone Centre at VGH, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Interests: Bacterial biofilms; antimicrobial coatings; urinary tract infection; device associated infections; antifouling coatings and materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Pathogens that discusses the role of the intestinal and/or urinary microbiome in urologic disease. More evidence is emerging that links the composition of the intestinal microbiome to the maintenance of overall urologic health. Dysbiosis of this highly symbiotic environment has been linked to increased risk of the development of disease, including that of the urinary tract. With the recent discovery that the urinary tract is not sterile, but instead  colonized by a commensal urinary microbiome, a new area of research into factors that contribute to urinary disease has emerged.

This Special Issue will contribute to expanding our understanding of past and present research into the role of the intestinal and urinary microbiome in the maintenance of overall urinary health and increasing the risk for the development of urologic disease. The Issue does not focus strictly on one disease type, but rather provides an all-encompassing view of the state of research into the interplay between the microbiome and the urinary tract.  

Prof. Dirk Lange
Guest Editor

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 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.


  • intestinal microbiome
  • urinary microbiome
  • urologic disease
  • urinary tract infection
  • kidney stone disease
  • urologic cancer
  • prostatitis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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