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Special Issue "Plant Based Vaccines- A Powerhouse for Global Health"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2021) | Viewed by 22274
Special Issue Editor
Interests: vaccine production; biopharmaceuticals; virus replication; transgenics
Special Issue Information
Plants are emerging as powerful platforms for the production of biopharmaceuticals and industrial proteins. Plant-based vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic proteins show promise as inexpensive yet efficacious approaches to address global health. Vaccines made from plants are safe, easy to generate en masse and can be stored at ambient temperatures. These distinct properties make plant-based vaccines attractive alternatives for providing medicines which have previously been inaccessible and unaffordable to the poor in developing countries. In addition to this, plant-based vaccines can be stockpiled to guard against global pandemics such as Influenza and could been be employed in personalized medicine, such as addressing chronic diseases including cancer. Plant-based vaccines can therefore facilitate improvements in global health through multiple conduits. The following Special Issue explores various approaches used to generate plant-based vaccines, with examples provided in the context of global health
Dr. Kathleen Hefferon
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Vaccines 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 2200 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.
- plant made pharmaceutical
- molecular pharming
- agrobacterium mediated transformation
- monoclonal antibody
- virus nanoparticle
- immune response