Call for Papers

Tony B. Academic Travel Award Special Issue

Proposals accepted until February 1, 2021!

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SLAS Discovery Editor-in-Chief Bob Campbell, Ph.D. (Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics) and SLAS Technology Editor-in-Chief Ed Chow, Ph.D. (National University of Singapore) invite the submission of abstracts from recipients of the SLAS2021 Tony B. Academic Travel Award for publication in a 2021 Special Issue. These abstracts will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration.

Drs. Campbell and Chow seek high-quality, short- or full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives developed from awardee abstracts.   

Submit your manuscript proposal before February 1, 2021. Proposals should include your name, contact information, affiliation, a working title and abstract (250-500 words) as an MS Word document.

Invited manuscripts will need to be completed and submitted by April 1, 2021. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Special Issue.

Publication note: After submissions are accepted, they typically publish online ahead-of-print within 30 days and become immediately searchable and citable with a DOI.

Questions? Please e-mail cdiedrich@slas.org or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.

 

 

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Single-Cell Analysis Technologies for Biomedical Research

Proposals accepted until February 15, 2021!

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SLAS Technology Guest Editor Lih Feng Cheow, Ph.D., (National University of Singapore) invites the submission of abstracts on single-cell analysis technologies for biomedical research for publication in a 2022 Special Issue. Abstracts will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration.

Dr. Cheow seeks high-quality, short- or full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives related to novel technologies for analyzing different aspects (e.g., genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenomic, phenotypic) of single cells, and their applications in biomedical research. Manuscript proposals (abstracts) are welcome from academia, industry and vendors. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Technologies for single cell molecular analysis (e.g., genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, proteomic, metabolomics)
  • Technologies for single cell functional analysis (e.g., cell-cell interactions, enzymatic activities)
  • Physical measurements of single cells (e.g., mechanical, electrical properties)
  • Technologies for sorting single cells (e.g., optical, electrical, acoustics)
  • Integrated platforms for single cell processing (e.g., cell isolation, manipulation, microwell and droplet devices for single cell assays)
  • Single-cell screening platforms (e.g., drug screening, CRISPR, antibody secretion)
  • Non-mammalian cells (e.g., plant, bacteria)
  • Applications of single cell analysis (e.g., understanding about disease, diagnostics)

Submit your manuscript proposal before February 15, 2021. Proposals should include your name, contact information, affiliation, a working title and abstract (250-500 words) as an MS Word document.

Invited manuscripts will need to be completed and submitted by June 14, 2021. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Technology Special Issue.

Publication note: After submissions are accepted, they typically publish online ahead-of-print within 30 days and become immediately searchable and citable with a DOI.

Questions? Please e-mail cdiedrich@slas.org or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.

 

Fuzzy Systems in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals accepted until March 1, 2021!

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SLAS Technology Guest Editors Oscar Sanjuán Martínez, Ph.D. (International University of La Rioja [UNIR], Logroño, Spain), Giuseppe Fenza, Ph.D. (Department of Business Sciences - Management and Innovation Systems, DISA-MIS, University of Salerno, Fisciano SA, Italy) and Ruben Gonzalez Crespo, Ph.D. (Department of Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, International University of La Rioja [UNIR], Logroño, Spain) invite the submission of manuscript proposals (abstracts) for publication in a 2021 Special Issue. These abstracts will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration.

Drs. Martínez, Fenza and Crespo seek high-quality, short- or full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives related to fuzzy systems in bioinformatics and computational biology. These mathematical systems take analog values as input and analyze the input values as logical entities, which take continuous values between 0 and 1. Unlike digital logic, which is discrete, fuzzy logic is continuous in nature. In other words, no logic exists to detect absolute truth and absolute false values. A fuzzy system works successfully even with noisy and distorted data. Fuzzy systems are predominantly deployed to provide precise solutions to complex problems that involve automatic decision-making capabilities.

Bioinformatics solutions use computational algorithms to model and analyze biological processes at the molecular level, while computational biology studies biological systems experimentally using computational models. Fuzzy systems empower bioinformatics- and computational biology-based applications, such as gene expression analysis, cellular reconstruction, medical image processing, protein structure analysis and medical data classification.

Though fuzzy systems provide reliable solutions to biologically-inspired problems, three complexities exist: (1) there is no systematic manner to explain the solution to a problem; (2) there are difficulties with showing and mathematically supporting proofs and (3) use of inconsistent data leads to potentially inconsistent results.

Manuscript proposals (abstracts) are welcome from academia, industry, and vendors. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, fuzzy systems for the following:

  • Gene sequence and expression analysis
  • Protein structure prediction and 3D structure analysis
  • DNA and protein cell function analysis
  • Modeling of biological networks
  • Gene regulatory network analysis
  • Graphical modeling for biological systems
  • Cancer computational biology
  • Computational neuropsychiatry
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Computational genetics and behavioral study
  • Patient monitoring
  • Organ functionality study and analysis
  • Brain model development
  • Mathematical modeling for biological problem statements

Submit your manuscript proposal before March 1, 2021. Proposals should include your name, contact information, affiliation, a working title and abstract (250-500 words) as an MS Word document.

Invited manuscripts will need to be completed and submitted by July 1, 2021. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Technology Special Issue.

Publication note: After submissions are accepted, they typically publish online ahead-of-print within 30 days and become immediately searchable and citable with a DOI.

Questions? Please e-mail cdiedrich@slas.org or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.

 

Advances in Synthetic Biology

Proposals now accepted until April 15, 2021

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SLAS Technology Guest Editors Shue Wang, Ph.D. (University of New Haven) and Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Ph.D. (Imperial College London) invite the submission of abstracts on advances in synthetic biology for publication in a 2022 Special Issue. These abstracts will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration.

Drs. Wang and Ledesma-Amaro seek high-quality, short- or full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives related to synthetic cell systems, gene circuits, cell-free expression systems, RNA regulation, metabolic engineering and nucleic acid engineering. Proposals are welcome from academia, industry and vendors. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthetic cell systems (protocells, artificial cell system)
  • Cell-free expression systems (Transcription-translation [TXTL])
  • Genetic circuit design and optimization
  • Metabolic engineering (design, construction, and optimization of native and non-natural routes of product synthesis)
  • RNA regulation (programming microRNA, mRNA in mammalian cells)
  • Computation methods for genetic system design
  • Nucleic acid engineering
  • Synthetic biology approaches in infectious diseases

Submit your manuscript proposal before April 15, 2021. Proposals should include your name, contact information, affiliation, a working title and abstract (250-500 words) as an MS Word document.

Invited manuscripts will need to be completed and submitted by September 15, 2021. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Technology Special Issue. Submissions from SLAS members, nonmembers and especially attendees of the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) are welcomed!

Publication note: After submissions are accepted, they typically publish online ahead-of-print within 30 days and become immediately searchable and citable with a DOI.

Questions? Please e-mail cdiedrich@slas.org or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.