Special Issue "Bioinformatics Analysis for Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.
This Special Issue of the open access journal Genes (MDPI) will be devoted to bioinformatics analysis methods for diseases. I invite all of you to contribute methodological articles with short proof-of-concept applications or re-analyses of previous datasets. As you all know, in a typical medical journal, there is very little space for methodological details, and frequently, the amount and complexity of the bioinformatics work is underappreciated in these articles. This Special Issue provides the opportunity to provide more details on bioinformatics analysis methods for disease identification, classification, diagnosis, and prognosis. It is expected that submissions focus on the methods and provide either proofs-of-concept of potential applications or short summaries of existing analysis results (with reference to published work) or a re-analysis with some new findings of a previously published dataset. Article topics may include but are not limited to the following:
- Alignment-free methods for disease gene identification;
- Pan-genomic approaches to better distinguish between non-disease and disease variants;
- Methodology and tools for variant calling, evaluation, filtering, and visualization;
- New approaches to gene expression analysis, in particular probabilistic methods, for both single-cell and bulk expression analysis;
- Methods for identifying regulatory regions involved in diseases;
- Identification of disease-related non-coding RNA molecules;
- Re-analysis of published datasets with new or significantly improved bioinformatics methods that lead to new insights;
- Best-practice workflows for any workflow management system (e.g., Snakemake, nextflow, Galaxy, Watchdog, and others).
Other article topics are very welcome, provided that they have a focus on bioinformatics methods for diseases and fit the general scope of the Genes journal.
I hope that many of you take this opportunity to showcase your state-of-the-art work in bioinformatics analysis methods for disease.
Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Genes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- disease genes
- bioinformatics methods
- alignment-free methods
- best-practice workflows
- gene expression analysis
- single-cell analysis
- gene regulation
- non-coding RNA analysis