Special Issue "Evolution, Genomics and Proteomics of Venom"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.
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2. Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Bioscience, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
Interests: animal venoms and toxins; structure-function relationships; phylogenetics; molecular evolution of venoms; venom proteomics; venom transcriptomics; venoms-based drug discovery
Venoms are highly complex mixtures of biological compounds (“toxins”) which have evolved to serve a range of ecological roles, including the capture of prey and defense against aggressors. In most venoms, proteins and peptides comprise the majority of toxins, and proteomic approaches are therefore central to deciphering the biochemical complexity that underlies the functional diversity of venoms. However, understanding how this diversity has emerged requires a multifaceted methodology that also includes comparative evolutionary, transcriptomic, and genomic approaches. Together, these methods have facilitated the identification and characterization of venom-derived pharmacological tools and lead molecules for development as therapeutics, cosmetics, or agrochemicals. This Special Issue focuses on developments and utilization of transcriptomic, genomic, and/or proteomic and mass spectrometry approaches that lead to new knowledge on the biology, evolution, or potential application of venoms and toxins.
Dr. Sebastien Dutertre
Dr. Eivind A.B. Undheim
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- mass spectrometry
- mass spectrometry imaging