BioMed Research International

Vaccine Informatics


Publishing date
01 Apr 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Oct 2009

Lead Editor

1Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

2Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, 53100 Siena, Italy

3EpiVax, Inc.; University of Rhode Island Biotechnology Program, Providence, RI 02903, USA

4HIV Vaccine and Special Studies Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disaster Housing Assistance Program, Economics and Business Bureau (CDC/DHAP/EB), Atlanta, GA 30333, USA


Vaccine Informatics

Description

The invention of vaccines targeted at major infectious diseases and their effective implementation via immunization programs have led to dramatic improvements in public health worldwide. Vaccine research and development (R&D) has progressed dramatically in the postgenomics and information era. Informatics is or has the potential for revolutionizing every aspect of the pre- and postlicensure vaccine enterprise. New bioinformatics technologies are being invented and applied to address various vaccine-related questions using the large amounts of sequence, gene expression, and clinical data. From tracking immunization history in computerized registries to modeling impact of alternative immunization strategies and timely detection of outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases or safety concerns, informatics is also changing postlicensure immunization policy and programs.

We invite authors to present original research as well as review articles that will focus on the development and applications of cutting edge vaccine informatics technologies to advance vaccine R&D and improve immunization programs. The special issue will become an international forum for researches to report and summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the new exciting field. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Reverse vaccinology
  • Computational methods to predict vaccine targets, including protective antigens and immune epitopes
  • Analysis of vaccine-induced host responses using high throughput methods (e.g., microarrays)
  • Case studies of applying bioinformatics approaches in vaccine development
  • Computerized immunization registries
  • Informatics methods for improving surveillance of vaccine safety and efficacy
  • Modeling of impact of immunizations against target diseases (e.g., pandemic influenza)
  • Vaccine database and analysis systems
  • Vaccine data integration and literature mining

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 765762
  • - Editorial

Vaccine Informatics

Yongqun He | Rino Rappuoli | ... | Robert T. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 218590
  • - Review Article

Emerging Vaccine Informatics

Yongqun He | Rino Rappuoli | ... | Robert T. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 961752
  • - Methodology Report

A Method for Individualizing the Prediction of Immunogenicity of Protein Vaccines and Biologic Therapeutics: Individualized T Cell Epitope Measure (iTEM)

Tobias Cohen | Leonard Moise | ... | Anne S. De Groot
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 297505
  • - Methodology Report

Vaxign: The First Web-Based Vaccine Design Program for Reverse Vaccinology and Applications for Vaccine Development

Yongqun He | Zuoshuang Xiang | Harry L. T. Mobley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 208371
  • - Research Article

Assessment of the Genetic Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis esxA, esxH, and fbpB Genes among Clinical Isolates and Its Implication for the Future Immunization by New Tuberculosis Subunit Vaccines Ag85B-ESAT-6 and Ag85B-TB10.4

Jose Davila | Lixin Zhang | ... | Zhenhua Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 325720
  • - Review Article

High Throughput T Epitope Mapping and Vaccine Development

Giuseppina Li Pira | Federico Ivaldi | ... | Fabrizio Manca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 361841
  • - Review Article

A New Method for the Evaluation of Vaccine Safety Based on Comprehensive Gene Expression Analysis

Haruka Momose | Takuo Mizukami | ... | Kazunari Yamaguchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 236528
  • - Review Article

Comparative Pathogenesis and Systems Biology for Biodefense Virus Vaccine Development

Gavin C. Bowick | Alan D. T. Barrett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 832341
  • - Methodology Report

Proposing Low-Similarity Peptide Vaccines against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Guglielmo Lucchese | Angela Stufano | Darja Kanduc
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 426479
  • - Methodology Report

Literature-Based Discovery of IFN- and Vaccine-Mediated Gene Interaction Networks

Arzucan Özgür | Zuoshuang Xiang | ... | Yongqun He
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