BioMed Research International

Computational and Bioinformatics Techniques for Immunology


Publishing date
05 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Apr 2014

1Department of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

2Cancer Vaccine Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA

3National Research Council, Rome, Italy

4Kyushu Institute of Technology, Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics, Fukuoka, Japan


Computational and Bioinformatics Techniques for Immunology

Description

Immunology has embraced data-driven computational and mathematical approaches to understand the immune system, its disorders and infections. Computational immunology covers mathematical and/or computational methods to study the dynamics of cellular and molecular entities of the immune system. Immunological bioinformatics or immunoinformatics is dedicated to method and tool developments for the analyses of omic-type data in immunology and knowledge inference using statistical inference and machine learning algorithms. Both fields are complementary key drivers of data-driven basic and translational immunology research for the benefit of human and animal health.

This special issue intends to collect contributions from mathematicians, bioinformaticians, computational scientists, and engineers together with experimental immunologists to present and discuss latest developments in different subareas ranging from modeling and simulation to machine learning predictions and their application to basic and clinical immunology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical/computational modeling integrated with biological and clinical approaches of
    • immunological ageing
    • innate immune response
    • immune response to infectious diseases and vaccine delivery
    • intracellular signaling
    • intracellular signalling in context of immune cell differentiation
    • immune responses including autoimmunity
    • metabolome of immune response
    • cellular trafficking in the lymphatic system
    • immune regulatory gene networks
    • immune memory and tolerance
    • microbiota metagenomics and nutrition in immunity
    • transplantation and alloimmunity
    • immunopharmacogenomics
    • immune cell imaging
    • gene regulatory networks
  • Epitope/peptide immunogenicity prediction tools (B cell, T cell, allergies, and immunotherapy)
  • Multiscale modeling of the immune system
  • Computer-assisted vaccine design
  • Data analysis in immunobioinformatics

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/computational.biology/cbi/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 263189
  • - Editorial

Computational and Bioinformatics Techniques for Immunology

Francesco Pappalardo | Vladimir Brusic | ... | Christian Schönbach
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 363408
  • - Research Article

Differential Protein Network Analysis of the Immune Cell Lineage

Trevor Clancy | Eivind Hovig
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 791238
  • - Review Article

Alzheimer’s Disease and HLA-A2: Linking Neurodegenerative to Immune Processes through an In Silico Approach

Ricardo A. Cifuentes | Juan Murillo-Rojas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 410457
  • - Research Article

On the Coupling of Two Models of the Human Immune Response to an Antigen

Bárbara de M. Quintela | Rodrigo Weber dos Santos | Marcelo Lobosco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 902545
  • - Review Article

Modeling Biology Spanning Different Scales: An Open Challenge

Filippo Castiglione | Francesco Pappalardo | ... | Santo Motta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 437987
  • - Research Article

Big Data Analytics in Immunology: A Knowledge-Based Approach

Guang Lan Zhang | Jing Sun | ... | Vladimir Brusic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 943186
  • - Research Article

Geometric Analysis of Alloreactive HLA α-Helices

Reiner Ribarics | Rudolf Karch | ... | Wolfgang Schreiner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 871810
  • - Research Article

A Mathematical Model of Skeletal Muscle Disease and Immune Response in the mdx Mouse

Abdul Salam Jarrah | Filippo Castiglione | ... | Reinhard Laubenbacher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 264519
  • - Research Article

A Bioinformatics Pipeline for the Analyses of Viral Escape Dynamics and Host Immune Responses during an Infection

Preston Leung | Rowena Bull | ... | Fabio Luciani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 731325
  • - Research Article

Finding Semirigid Domains in Biomolecules by Clustering Pair-Distance Variations

Michael Kenn | Reiner Ribarics | ... | Wolfgang Schreiner
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