Special Issue on Functional Genomics and Informatics Approaches for Characterization of Gene Structure and Function

Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2015

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Trident School of Biotech Sciences, Trident Academy of Creative Technology (TACT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    • Biotechnology-Advanced Research Group, Trident Academy of Creative Technology (TACT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    • Yeon Soo Han
      School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea
    • Yong-Seok Lee
      Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Soonchunhyang University, Asan City, Choongnam Do, South Korea
    • Asima Bhattacharyya
      School of Biological Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  • Introduction

    With the advent of high-throughput ‘omics’ technologies, large-scale biological data are readily available and have ushered in a new field of ‘genome informatics’. The advances in this field are not limited to collecting all the information of genes but also studying their relationships on a genome-wide scale, especially to gain insights into details of gene structure and function, and determination of tertiary structure of proteins.

    This special issue is targeted to discuss the advancement in the characterization of gene structure and function using genome informatics approaches. This includes the screening of genes in various model systems using expression sequence tag (EST) and RNA-Seq analysis. Topics related to gene recognition, functional analysis using RNA interference, structure prediction, phylogenetic classification for identification of genes, the understanding of structure-function relationships, and evolution of gene products will be considered for publication. Additionally, the use of computational biology approaches for a comparative analysis of genomes and gene families will offer valuable insights towards gene regulation and protein function, and will also be considered for publication.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www./submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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