Special Issue "Microfluidics System and Its Application in Single Cell Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: microfluidics system and its application in life sciences; life instrumentation; integrated nanobiotechnology
Single-cell analysis techniques based on the microfluidics system have become a powerful tool, as well as a driving force for biological studies and discoveries. This growing field has increased the sensitivity, accuracy, and throughput of traditional single-cell analysis methods. Single-cell sequencing methods based on the microfluidics system have enabled rapid genome-wide analysis of thousands of single cells within one experiment. These cutting-edge methods have allowed us to profile cells at unprecedented resolutions and numbers, thus building a complete human cell atlas. Such a comprehensive database would inform us of the fundamental features of each cell type and provide insights into the changes and underlying mechanisms behind embryonic development, as well as disease onset and progression. The microfluidics system also contributes to human tumor atlases, deciphering this complex issue involving a high degree of heterogeneity among different cell populations and their interactions.
For this Special Issue, titled "The Microfluidics System and Its Application in Single-Cell Analysis", we welcome original works, perspectives, and reviews focusing on developments and applications of single-cell analysis methods based on the microfluidics system, including single-cell capturing and culture, imaging, protein analysis, nucleic acid analysis, and genomics, transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, epigenomics, and multi-omics analyses.
Prof. Dr. Ying Mu
Prof. Dr. Qiangyuan Zhu
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