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Application of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Methods in Biochemistry and Biomedicine

Call for Papers

With the accomplishment of human genome sequencing, the number of sequence-known proteins has increased explosively; it is highly desired to develop effective computational methods and tools that can mine useful information to support the development of biochemistry, biomedicine, and drug design. Furthermore, in order to understand the protein-protein, protein-D/RNA, and other complex interactions, systems biology approaches are applied.

Meanwhile, the next-generation sequencing techniques and the high-throughput systems for measuring biomedical data have created the challenge to analyze the large-scale complicated experimental data. It is also highly demanded to develop and apply the advanced bioinformatics and systems biology approaches and tools for processing these sorts of datasets. We invite investigators to contribute research articles or review articles in these areas. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Various powerful methods, analyzers, and predictors for identifying protein attributes such as subcellular locations and functional class
  • Protein function regions and sites prediction
  • Posttranslation modification analysis and prediction
  • Protein-protein, protein-D/RNA, protein-ligand, and D/RNA-ligand interactions
  • Disease gene finding based on biology pathways and networks
  • Analysis of the different stages of disease using systems biology approaches
  • Gene network analysis and prediction of disease recurrence using bioinformatics and systems biology
  • The analysis and prediction of drug's target disease, drug side-effect, combination and toxicity based on systems biology
  • The novel methods in SAR/QSAR or 3D-SA/QSAR study

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/bioinformatics/asbb/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 17 May 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 9 August 2013
Publication DateFriday, 4 October 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yudong Cai, Institute of Systems Biology, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China

Guest Editors

  • Tao Huang, Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  • Lei Chen, College of Information Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
  • Bin Niu, College of Life Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China