Special Issue "Proteomics to Unravel Plant Adaptation, Acclimation or Vulnerability to Stress and Diseases"

A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Laurence Bindschedler

Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK
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Interests: plant–fungi interaction; plant pathogens; obligate biotrophs; plant immunity and susceptibility; quantitative plant proteomics; cereal powdery mildews; virulence; effector proteins; RNAi; plant disease control
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Wienkoop

Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Interests: plant–microbes interactions; plant molecular ecology; plant proteomics; plant physiology; plant biology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dominique Job

CNRS/UCBL/INSA/Bayer CropScience Joint Laboratory (UMR5240); Bayer CropScience, 14-20 rue Pierre Baizet, F-69263 Lyon cedex, France
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Phone: +33684053964
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Interests: plant proteomics; plant biotechnology; plant physiology; plant biology; plant biodiversity, plant–fungi (Botrytis) interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue “Proteomics to Unravel Plant Adaptation, Acclimation or Vulnerability to Stress and Diseases” will focus on how plant proteomes evolve and change when plants are subjected to stress or diseases, as a lot has still to be explored on how plants cope with the harsh environment surrounding them. Crucial lessons have to be learnt to improve the quality and yield of crops subjected to increased temperatures, salinity stress, drought, pests, and microbial diseases, in order to cope with the constraints associated with climate change, the main of which is the reduction of arable land, while supporting the increased pressure to produce a sufficient amount of safe food in a sustainable manner. In the last two decades, plant proteomics has established itself as a new discipline. This has been made possible by the increasing number of available plant genomes, since the first sequenced genome of the diploid model plant Arabidopsis thaliana published in 2000, shortly followed by the rice genome in 2002. Together with the tremendous advancement of mass spectrometry, it is now possible to study the proteomes of many food and utility crops and other photosynthetic organisms relevant to the safeguard of our planet. We believe that plant proteomics will further advance knowledge in areas where other omics are ineffective, allowing to decipher plants’ perception of the environment and plant–pests and plant–pathogens interactions.

This Special Issue of Proteomes welcomes submissions of original research articles, as well as review and opinion papers, that aim at unraveling the molecular and physiological processes by which plants respond to environmental stimuli, in particular during stress or disease, with the use of proteomics tools or in combination with other “omics” tools. Technical developments relevant for plant proteomics analyses are also welcomed. 

Dr. Laurence Bindschedler
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Wienkoop
Prof. Dr. Dominique Job
Guest Editors

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. Proteomes is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 550 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.


  • Omics data integration
  • Plant physiology and evolution
  • Plant stress
  • Plant disease
  • Plant pathogens
  • Plant interactions with their environment
  • Plant proteomics
  • Quantitative proteomics
  • Protein post-translational modifications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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