American Journal of Microbiological Research
Ever since Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin, antibiotic therapy has been the main stay against infectious diseases and for sometime it appeared that the battle against infectious disease has been won. But this idea is seriously jeopardized by the recent emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. In the recent past we have witnessed the global dissemination of multi-drug resistant virulent MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacteriacea, Mycobacterium tuberculosis etc. We have come almost full circle and arrived at a point as frightening as preantibiotic era. The consequences of multidrug-resistant bacteria are vast and pose a threat to almost all branches of medical practice. With the prevalent travel and mobility, the problem of antimicrobial resistance is by nature not a national, but a global, problem. To rationally and effectively deal with antibiotic resistance we need to understand the origin of different types of resistance mechanisms and the factors that are influencing the emergence and spread of these resistance mechanisms. In addition, we need to develop novel approaches for drug discovery that minimize risk of resistance development. Thus, the scope of this special issue is antibiotic resistance & drug development with a special focus on resistance mechanisms, their emergence and transmission, factors that influence the emergence of resistance and novel approaches for drug discovery. We welcome both original research works and review articles.
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Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015Notification of Acceptance: July, 2015Final Version Due: September 30, 2015Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2015
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Sujoy ChatterjeeBoston UniversityEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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Acute infections caused by pathogenic bacteria have been studied extensively. These infections killed millions of people in previous centuries, but they have been combated effectively by the development of modern vaccines, antibiotics and infection control measures. Most research into bacterial pathogenesis has focused on acute infections, but these diseases have now been supplemented by chronic or persistent infections caused by antibiotic resistant/tolerant bacteria. Chronic or persistent infections, such as pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients, chronic wounds, burn infections, chronic otitis media and implant- and catheter-associated infections, affect millions of people in the developed world each year and many deaths occur as a consequence. Acute infections are assumed to involve planktonic bacteria, which are generally treatable with antibiotics, although successful treatment depends on accurate and fast diagnosis. However, in cases where the bacteria succeed in forming a biofilm within the human host, the infection often become persistent and develop into a chronic state. The important hallmarks of chronic infections are extreme resistance or tolerant to antibiotics and many other conventional antimicrobial agents, and an extreme capacity for evading the host defenses. There is an urgent need to understand the mechanistic aspects of chronic/persistent infection. In addition, pathogens have different abilities to persist in the environment or reservoirs. Their abilities to persist, replicate in these environments, such as on vegetables and hospital environment, affect the incidents of food-borne and nosocomial infections. This special issue will assemble the current knowledge on the development of chronic bacterial infections, guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these infections.
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015Notification of Acceptance: June, 2015Final Version Due: August 31, 2015Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2015
Arunava BandyopadhayaHarvard Medical School and Massachusetts General HospitalEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorDamien MauraHarvard Medical School and Massachusetts General HospitalEmail: email@example.com
Shuangchun YanHarvard Medical School and Massachusetts General HospitalEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This proposal aims to discuss various types of bacterial infections. This special issue will concentrate on newer insights pertaining to the pathogenesis of various bacterial infections, improved diagnostic tools, evaluation of current and future options of treatments as well as discussion of the overall management of patients. In addition, there will be emphasis on the mechanism of action of the novel agents in use and ways to improve them.The aim of the Special Issue is to provide a platform for the researchers to understand the recent advancements and challenges in bacterial infections. These articles will provide an opportunity to the readers to understand and access the scientific information.Scientific subjects will include articles concerning the epigenetic mechanisms of disease/therapy as well as the role of the immune system in hemato-oncology. Very interesting and uncommon subjects will include discussions of disease evaluations. Experts will describe the role of anti bacterial agents in the management of infections and currently emerging and promising investigational therapies, as well as infection prophylaxis.
The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
Submission Deadline: December 25, 2014Notification of Acceptance: January 30, 2015Final Version Due: February 25, 2015Special Issue Publishing Date: March 20, 2015
Iman M. Fawzy, MD, PhDEmail: Clinical.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Microorganisms have existed on the earth for more than 3.8 billion years and exhibit the greatest genetic and metabolic diversity. They are an essential component of biosphere and serve as an important role in the maintenance and sustainability of ecosystems. Microbiology, from the very start of its birth, was a forerunner in advancement of science. It made great impacts in human life and changed the very face of the earth and the quality of human life than any other science. Microbiology has not only revolutionized modern biology but also has made great impacts in human life. The scope of Microbiology is expanding rapidly providing information in applied aspects of recent trends in Marine biology, Environmental Science, Food technology, Industrial and pharmaceutical process, besides the traditional areas of Agriculture and Medicine. Extensive research using microorganisms is being conducted in various countries around the world. The special issue on “Recent Trends in Microbial Research” provides publication of articles in all areas of Microbiology such as Environmental Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Bacteriology, Phycology, Mycology and Parasitology, Microbial Ecology, Probiotics and Prebiotics, Molecular Microbiology, Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Enzymology, Plant Pathology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany and Plant Sciences, Soil and Environmental Sciences. The Journal welcomes the submission of research and review articles that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
Submission Deadline: October 20, 2014Notification of Acceptance: November 20, 2014Final Version Due: December 10, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: December 25, 2014
Dr. P. SaranrajDepartment of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest EditorDr. M. PalaniswamyDepartment of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: email@example.com
Dr. J. AngayarkanniDepartment of Microbial Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Microbial applications are spreading their aura in almost every dimensions of human welfare including waste treatment, valuable products, biotransformations, healthcare, medicines, energy generation, bioremediations and many more. This special issue of ‘American Journal of Microbiological Research’ proposes to discuss latest various applications of microorganisms and their products in human welfare. The aim of the Special Issue is to provide a platform for the researchers to understand the recent advancements in microbiological research in addition to major limitations. These articles will provide an opportunity to the readers to understand and access the scientific information.Scientific subjects will include articles concerning the epigenetic mechanisms of disease/therapy as well as the role of the immune system in hemato-oncology. Very interesting and uncommon subjects will include discussions of disease evaluations. Experts will describe the role of anti bacterial agents in the management of infections and currently emerging and promising investigational therapies, as well as infection prophylaxis.
Submission Deadline: August 25, 2014Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014Final Version Due: November 30, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: January 1, 2015
Dr Abhilasha S MathuriyaAnand Engineering College, Agra, IndiaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applied Microbiology covers research and applications in microbiology relevant to the present context.
Submission Deadline: August 05, 2014Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2014Final Version Due: September 15, 2014Special Issue Publishing Date: September 30, 2014
Thulasi PillaiKerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, ThrissurEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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It has become increasingly clear that bacterial cells can communicate with each other to facilitate their adaptation to changing environmental conditions by using a cell-cell communication mechanism known as quorum sensing (QS). Bacterial pathogens use quorum sensing signaling systems to synchronize gene expression and coordinate diverse biological functions. Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of quorum sensing could have enormous implications in understanding pathogenesis, and in developing novel approaches to control infectious diseases. Recently, many QS signals have been identified. Among them, the acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) QS signaling system and the diffusible signal factor (DSF) signaling system are arguably the two best-characterized chemical languages used by Gram-negative bacterial species. Identification of novel QS signals and characterization of their signaling regulation mechanism will absolutely enhance our knowledge in the cell-cell communication field. Additionally, the study on the roles of QS signals in interspecies and inter-kingdom communication; and how to control biofilm-associated problems caused by the bacteria are also interesting and valuable. Furthermore, the research progress on the host-microbe interaction field is alsowelcomed.
Submission Deadline: 2014-03-01Notification of Acceptance: 2014-06-01Final Version Due: 2014-08-01Special Issue Publishing Date: 2014-10-01
Yinyue DengInstitute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, SingaporeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org_deng@hotmail.com
Yi-Hu DongInstitute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, SingaporeEmail: email@example.com
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