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Biological Exposome and Allergy

Call for Papers

Exposome can be defined as the measurement of the total exposure of human body to environmental factors. When these factors have a biological source we can speak about biological exposome.

Many fractions of biological exposure are routinely monitored worldwide due to the impacts on public health and allergy. Among the main ones is the airborne pollen that is actively monitored trying to reduce the effects of pollinosis and allergic asthma in the population ( Airborne allergens from different relevant sources, such as animals or allergic plants, are also studied. Interest in fungal spores and airborne algae is also increasing. Viruses and bacteria in the air are also an important part of the exposure and their impacts for allergic diseases are still unknown. Other particles derived from living organisms such as free endotoxins, biological dust, or gaseous substances can also have a relevant impact on the allergic diseases by modifying sensitization mechanisms or symptoms.

Unusual meteorological conditions and climate change can produce strong impacts of biological particles on allergy. For instance, 21 November 2016 we woke up shocked by the news about the occurrence of nearly two thousand emergency calls and eight deaths in a couple of hours due to allergic asthma in Melbourne because of the combination of thunderstorms and airborne allergens. It is also well known the variation in pollen content of the air is due to long term changes in weather conditions.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles improving the knowledge about the relationship between biological exposome and allergy.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Allergic reactions to airborne pollen
  • Fungal spores impact on allergy
  • Airborne allergens impact on allergy
  • Relationship between allergic disease and bacteria, viruses, and yips
  • Exposure to endotoxins, LSP
  • Exposure to biological active gases and consequences for allergy

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 27 July 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Jose Oteros, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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