International Journal of Genomics

Parasite Functional Genomics to Understand Biology and Host-Pathogen Interactions


Publishing date
01 Jun 2019
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
25 Jan 2019

1Centro Universitário São Camilo, São Paulo, Brazil

2University of Glagsow, Glasgow, UK

3Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Parasite Functional Genomics to Understand Biology and Host-Pathogen Interactions

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Parasites are unicellular or multicellular organisms that live in close association with a host, which can cause damage to them, leading to diseases. All living organisms can be parasitized but the studies of those that affect plants and animals of economic interest and humans are privileged due to their economic and health impacts. Throughout the world, parasites are responsible for killing and debilitating millions of people and causing significant economic losses every year in agriculture and livestock. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment as well as availability of model organisms generated by modern molecular tools, the biology of these parasites and their mechanisms of interaction with the host still needs to be better understood.

Functional genomics is a valuable strategy to deepen this knowledge and to open new possibilities to better understand and control these diseases. In recent years, this strategy has been extensively used to understand intraspecies variations in terms of phenotype and metabolism as well as their interaction with the host, survival, and propagation. Recent advances in genome and transcriptome sequencing as well as in mass spectrometry technology to identify and quantify proteins and metabolites paved the way to unravel our comprehension of parasite biology and its interaction with the host.

This Special Issue encourages the submission of research articles that deal with all the themes described above. We also consider reviews that offer a broader overview of the field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Genome copy number variation
  • Parasite populational genomics
  • Third generation sequencing comparative genomics
  • Transcriptomics and proteomics to understand parasite biology
  • Unravel host-parasite interactions through proteomics and metabolomics
  • Pharmacoproteomics and pharmacometabolomics in the antiparasitic fight
  • Metabolomics in parasite diagnosis
  • Use of bioinformatics in parasite metabolic profiling
International Journal of Genomics
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