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Special Issue "The 15th International Symposium on Metal Ions and Organic Pollutants in Biology, Medicine and Environment"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Philippe Collery
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Guest Editor
Society for the Coordination of Therapeutic Research, 30 Avenue Du Port, 20220 Algajola, France
Interests: development of a new rhenium (I)-diselenoether compound for the treatment of cancer; the role of metals and trace elements in cancer
Dr Sunali Khanna
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Guest Editor
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, 400008, India
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
Interests: environmental health and diseases; gene-environment interactions; environmental toxicology, mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; environmental epidemiology and disease control; health risk assessment and management; ecological risk assessment and management; environmental chemistry and computational toxicology; environmental genomics and proteomics; environmental medicine; and natural resources damage assessment and management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) for the publication of the proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Metal Ions and Organic Pollutants in Biology, Medicine and Environment organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)—National Environmental Engineering Research Institute at Nagpur, India in collaboration with various agencies, scheduled to be held on October 30–31, 2019. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.

The 15th International Symposium will serve as a platform to discuss and share information on the recent developments, scientific advances, and research findings in the emerging multidisciplinary areas of environmental and public health. During this scientific event, a wide range of important environmental science and public health-related topics will be discussed, including the following:

  • Air quality and health assessment;
  • Cancer, imaging, and therapeutics;
  • Ecological risk assessment of human diseases in relation to chemical and biological pollutants;
  • Risk assessment and remediation on metal-based nanotechnology and toxicology;
  • Metal ions in radiation exposure and its modification;
  • Role of major and minor elements in health and environment;
  • Environmental carcinogens and adverse impacts;
  • Environmental policy and public health.

This Special Issue aims to showcase important research and scientific discoveries on the above-listed topics. Submission of full manuscripts of original research, comprehensive reviews, and/or short communications on any of these topics is strongly encouraged. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please go to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph to register and submit it by the deadline of 20 December 2020. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process.

There is no difference on indexing and editorial processing between Special Issue submissions and regular submissions. The only thing is that papers in the Special Issue will be gathered on the Special Issue webpage.

Dr. Philippe Collery
Dr. Sunali Khanna
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
Guest Editors

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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.

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Impact of Gene–Environment Interactions on Cancer Development
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 8089; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17218089 - 03 Nov 2020
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Several epidemiological and experimental studies have demonstrated that many human diseases are not only caused by specific genetic and environmental factors but also by gene–environment interactions. Although it has been widely reported that genetic polymorphisms play a critical role in human susceptibility to [...] Read more.
Several epidemiological and experimental studies have demonstrated that many human diseases are not only caused by specific genetic and environmental factors but also by gene–environment interactions. Although it has been widely reported that genetic polymorphisms play a critical role in human susceptibility to cancer and other chronic disease conditions, many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are caused by somatic mutations resulting from human exposure to environmental stressors. Scientific evidence suggests that the etiology of many chronic illnesses is caused by the joint effect between genetics and the environment. Research has also pointed out that the interactions of environmental factors with specific allelic variants highly modulate the susceptibility to diseases. Hence, many scientific discoveries on gene–environment interactions have elucidated the impact of their combined effect on the incidence and/or prevalence rate of human diseases. In this review, we provide an overview of the nature of gene–environment interactions, and discuss their role in human cancers, with special emphases on lung, colorectal, bladder, breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Full article
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