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Data scadenza invio manoscritto 31 December 2021
Nome rivista Antibiotics
Link a sito della rivista https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antibiotics
Impact factor della rivista 3.893
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Rosa Alduina PhD, Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (STEBICEF), University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Dr. Rungroch Sungthong, Laboratory of Hydrology and Geochemistry of Strasbourg (LHyGeS), University of Strasbourg – French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Strasbourg Cedex 67084, France
Titolo della Special Issue Novel Antibiotics and Novel Modes of Action to Fight Infectious Diseases in Antimicrobial Resistance Era
Breve descrizione della Special issue (max 200 caratteri in inglese) This Special Issue provides a platform for exchanging and updating our new insights into the discovery of novel antibiotics from various yet unexplored and underexplored sources to defeat infectious diseases in the antimicrobial resistance era and the hidden modes of action of currently available bioactive molecules using advanced in silico screening approaches and/or lab-based techniques. All types of articles falling within the scope of the above research areas are welcome.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antibiotics/special_issues/novel_mode_anti
Data scadenza invio manoscritto 10/12/2021
Nome rivista Biology (MDPI)
Link a sito della rivista https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biology
Impact factor della rivista 3.796
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Nicole Grandi (leading guest editor), Enzo Tramontano (co-guest editor)
Titolo della Special Issue Endogenous Retroviruses: Contribution to Human Evolution and Physiopathology
Breve descrizione della Special issue (max 200 caratteri in inglese) A growing body of evidence indicates that evolutionary interaction with endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) has played a fundamental role in shaping mammalian evolution. For example, ERV-derived proteins and regulatory sequences have been shown to play a pivotal role in mammalian development, and several lines of evidence support a role for ERVs in the antiviral immunity evolution. Intriguingly, viral infection can trigger the expression of otherwise silenced ERV loci, suggesting that ERVs might serve as strategic orchestrators of antiviral defenses.
ERVs are also considered possible drivers of pathological conditions, and it is likely that the loss of balance between the control of ERV expression and its domestication to the host physiology (e.g., in disorders characterized by immune and epigenetics dysregulation) can contribute to complex diseases.
The post-genomic era provides unprecedented possibilities to investigate ERV contribution to mammalian development and physiopathology. Unfortunately, however, ERV research remains fraught with misconceptions and challenged by complications in dealing with highly repetitive sequences.
This Special Issue aims to provide an updated survey of ERV interplay with the host biology, with particular attention to clarifying fundamental misconceptions and controversies regarding the evolutionary origins of ERVs in the human genome and their possible contributions to human evolution and pathogenesis.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.mdpi.com/si/64259
Data scadenza invio manoscritto 30 Settembre 2021
Nome rivista Frontiers in Microbiology
Link a sito della rivista https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/microbiology#
Impact factor della rivista 4.235
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Teresa Zotta – RtdB – Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari e Ambientali – Università degli Studi della Basilicata (Guest Editor; socio SIMGBM)
Stefania Arioli – Professore Associato – Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l’Ambiente – Università degli Studi di Milano (co-editor)
Giulia Tabanelli – RtdA – Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari – Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (co-editor)
Titolo della Special Issue Exploitation of Lactic Acid Bacteria as Microbial Cell Factories for the Production of High-Value and Bioactive Compounds
Breve descrizione della Special issue (max 200 caratteri in inglese) The Topic will focus on the identification of novel metabolites (e.g. aroma compounds, green chemicals, biofuels, building blocks for bioplastics, enzymes, therapeutic precursors) from LAB. Genetic and metabolic engineering strategies to improve metabolite production will be also considered.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/18721/exploitation-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-as-microbial-cell-factories-for-the-production-of-high-value-an
Data scadenza invio Abstract/Proposta 28 Maggio 2021
Data scadenza invio manoscritto September 30, 2021
Nome rivista Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607, Impact Factor 4.152)
Link a sito della rivista https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms
Impact factor della rivista 4.152
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Prof. Dr. Renato Fani, Prof. Dr. Alessio Mengoni, Dr. Sara Del Duca, Dr. Alberto Vassallo
Titolo della Special Issue "Microbial Genetics and Evolution"
Breve descrizione della Special issue (max 200 caratteri in inglese) Microorganisms have been thriving on Earth for billions of years and their environments have undergone fundamental changes over this time: thus, they have evolved extraordinary capacities to adapt to environmental and evolutionary challenges. Clues as to how they started and traveled along this evolutionary road are conserved in their genomes; the current structure and organization of genes and genomes have been increasingly characterized thanks to modern and efficient molecular techniques, making possible a better understanding of the mechanisms at the basis of their evolution, expansion, and shaping. From the appearance of complex networks of biochemical reactions and cell physiological processes to the emergence of new antibiotic resistances, from the coevolution with hosts and reciprocal adaptation to the development of complex mechanisms of gene expression, and from the methylation of genomes to the discovery of novel genetic engineering tools, microorganisms are extraordinary models to study evolution in action and its genetic basis. The diversity observed in the microbial world allows the comprehension of the processes behind genetic diversity; viruses, bacteria, archaea, and yeasts are the subjects of laboratory studies and in silico analyses, aiming to investigate the evolution of their genomes and the link between genotypes and phenotypes.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms/special_issues/Genetics_Evolution
Data scadenza invio Abstract/Proposta Contact renato.fani@unifi.it or the editorial office (astrid.wang@mdpi.com), if you and your colleagues are interested in submitting a manuscript for this special issue.
Data scadenza invio manoscritto 30th Sep 2021 (likely to be extended given the global circumstances)
Nome rivista Microorganisms
Link a sito della rivista Microorganisms | An Open Access Journal from MDPI
Impact factor della rivista 4.152
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Federica Briani
Titolo della Special Issue Regulation and Functions of RNA Exonucleases in Gram Negative Bacteria
Breve descrizione della Special issue (max 200 caratteri in inglese) RNA endo- and exonucleases (collectively referred to as ribonucleases, RNases) play fundamental roles in all kinds of cells.
Indeed, they modulate the intracellular concentration of different RNA transcripts, thus contributing to gene expression regulation.
Moreover, they provide the cells with mature and functional RNA molecules and contribute to recycling nucleotides.
The aim of this Special Issue is to advance the knowledge of hydrolytic and phosphorolytic exoribonucleases (exoRNases) of Gram-negative bacteria by collecting research articles, short communications, and reviews about their regulation and function.
Extensive studies performed in the last four decades have allowed us to understand the fundamental aspects of the function of these enzymes, of their interaction with other cellular factors, and of the processes in which they are involved.
However, important questions remain about the regulation of the expression of exoRNase-encoding genes and of the intracellular localization of exoRNases.
Unclear are also the rules and mechanisms governing their specificity and activity so that they can extensively digest some RNAs and process others by accurately removing precise RNA portions.
Moreover, RNA processing and degradation have mainly been studied in a few model species.
It would be important to enlarge the analysis to other bacteria to get a more comprehensive understanding of the conservation and divergence of these processes in the branches of the bacterial phylogenetic tree.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms/special_issues/Gram_Negative_Bacteria_RNA_Exonucleases
Data scadenza invio manoscritto August 31st, 2021 (provisional)
Nome rivista Microorganisms
Link a sito della rivista https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms
Impact factor della rivista 4.152
Guest Editor socio SIMGBM e eventuali Co-editors Vincenzo Scarlato, Davide Roncarati
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy
Titolo della Special Issue Regulation of Gene Expression in Response to Environmental Changes in Bacterial Pathogens
Breve descrizione della Special issue This Special Issue of Microorganisms will be dedicated to pooling together all aspects of control of gene expression (transcriptional and post-transcriptional) in response to environmental changes, providing forefront studies and perspectives in the field of bacterial pathogens networks biology.
Link alla pagina web della Special Issue https://www.mdpi.com/journal/microorganisms/special_issues/gene_pathogens