Topic Editors

Dr. Bing Niu
School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
Dr. Pufeng Du
School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Dr. Suren Rao Sooranna
Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College London, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK

Bioinformatics in Drug Design and Discovery

Abstract submission deadline
31 December 2022
Manuscript submission deadline
31 March 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

With the development of modern sequencing technology, this decade has witnessed huge biomedical data advances, which have opened a new window for clinical diagnoses and therapeutics of complex disease. Bioinformatics can extract, analyze, and communicate hidden information from sequences and structures as well as functional knowledge of nucleic acids and proteins in order to discover and identify new drug targets. This can potentially guide the design of therapeutic drugs that can activate or block the biological functions of biomolecules and help to construct various prediction models to aid virtual bioactive screening. This will, in turn, help to design and discover safer and more efficient therapeutic drugs that can either activate or block the biological functions of biomolecules. Thus, there is a need to fundamentally address all the above-mentioned issues in the application of bioinformatics techniques and the development of novel drugs. Here, we seek original research papers and reviews for a interdisciplinary Topic on the theme of bioinformatics in drug design and discovery.

Dr. Bing Niu
Dr. Pufeng Du
Dr. Suren R. Sooranna
Topic Editors


  • machine learning
  • molecule simulation
  • deep learning
  • sequencing analysis
  • drug-target interaction
  • virtual screening
  • de novo drug design
  • benchmark databases
  • big data
  • artificially intelligent techniques
  • pharmacophore technology
  • quantitative structure-activity relationships

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- 3.2 2016 17.8 Days 1600 CHF Submit
4.879 3.2 2011 16.4 Days 2100 CHF Submit
4.096 4.4 2010 19.3 Days 2400 CHF Submit
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
5.924 6.0 2000 16.1 Days 2300 CHF Submit
Marine Drugs
5.118 6.4 2003 11.5 Days 2400 CHF Submit
Scientia Pharmaceutica
- 4.1 1930 18.8 Days 1000 CHF Submit

Published Papers

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