Special Issue "Virus Bioinformatics 2020"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Manja Marz Website E-Mail
The European Virus Bioinformatics Center and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Interests: high throughput sequencing analysis; bioinformatic analysis and system biology of viruses; comparative genomics; identification and annotation of non-coding RNAs; coevolution of proteins and RNAs; algorithmic bioinformatics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. habil. Bashar Ibrahim Website E-Mail
The European Virus Bioinformatics Center, Jena, Germany and Gulf University for Science and Technology, Hawally, Kuwait
Interests: mathematical and computational systems biology; multiscale and unconventional modelling, simulation, and analysis of complex systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Franziska Hufsky Website E-Mail
The European Virus Bioinformatics Center and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Interests: computational metabolomics and mass spectrometry; algorithms in bioinformatics; virus bioinformatics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ronald Dijkman Website E-Mail
Institut für Virologie und Immunologie, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: microbiology; immunology; virology; influenza viruses; zoonoses
Guest Editor
Dr. Alban Ramette Website E-Mail
Institut für Infektionskrankheiten, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: microbiology; epidemiology; biostatistics; microbial ecology; bioinformatics
Guest Editor
Dr. Jenna Kelly Website E-Mail
Institut für Virologie und Immunologie, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: emerging viruses; zoonosis; bioinformatics; host pathogen dynamics; single cell sequencing; next generation sequencing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is related to the 4th International Virus Bioinformatics Meeting (former Annual Meeting of the European Virus Bioinformatics Center) taking place from 05–06 March 2020 at the Eventforum in Bern, Switzerland.

This Special Issue will present articles covering computational approaches in virology, and we welcome any contributions within this cross-disciplinary field. Sub-topics include (but are not limited to) the following: systems virology, virus–host interactions, virus classification and evolution, epidemiology and surveillance, viral metagenomics and ecology, and clinical bioinformatics.

The Special Issue is open to all researchers working on the boundaries between bioinformatics and virology.

Papers such as original research articles and review papers dealing with the recent advancements and current understanding of computational technologies aspects of virology are welcome.

All papers should be submitted online at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/viruses. Please select the correct Special Issue when submitting your paper to Viruses.

Prof. Dr. Manja Marz
PD Dr. habil. Bashar Ibrahim
Dr. Franziska Hufsky
Prof. Dr. Ronald Dijkman
Dr. Alban Ramette
Dr. Jenna Kelly
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. Viruses 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 1800 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.


  • systems virology
  • virus-host interactions
  • virus classification and evolution
  • epidemiology and surveillance
  • viral metagenomics and ecology
  • clinical bioinformatics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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