Special Issue "Metaproteomics"
A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)
In recent years, advances in mass spectrometry instrumentation and bioinformatics are supporting microbial ecologists to gain deeper insights into microbial community functions and interaction with their environment. Together with the increasing amount of genomic information, a better understanding of the microbial processes is now possible. The proper identification of microbial peptides and proteins is one of the main challenges in metaproteomics. In addition, several other challenges have to be considered starting with a representative sampling and extraction method, appropriate proteomics workflow, quantification of proteins and data analyses. Thus, scientists are still facing several bottlenecks using metaproteomics which indicate the need for a very dynamic development of the methodology. We are interested in receiving original studies using metaproteomics in combination with other Omics tools to discover microbial communities associated with environmental samples, humans or animals. In addition, methodological studies improving the metaproteomics workflow are of interest.
We look forward to receiving your manuscripts in which metaproteomics is used as the key methodology.
Prof. Dr. Jana Seifert
Dr. Thilo Muth
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- Microbial functions
- Microbial ecology
- Combination of Omics