Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Microbiological Research

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Antibiotic Resistance & Drug development

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.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. antibiotic resistance
  • 2. mechanism of resistance
  • 3. transmission/ transfer of antibiotic resistance
  • 3. virulence
  • 4. emergence of antibiotic resistance
  • 5. mutation
  • 6. plasmids
  • 7. horizontal gene transfer
  • 8. transposons
  • 9. integrons
  • 10. evolution
  • 11. drug development

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: July, 2015
Final Version Due: September 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Sujoy Chatterjee
Boston University
Email: sujoy@bu.edu, chatterjee_sujoy@yahoo.co.in

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Sujoy Chatterjee at the address: <sujoy@bu.edu, chatterjee_sujoy@yahoo.co.in>

Special Issue on Chronic/persistent bacterial infection: bacteria, virulence and host-pathogen interaction

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.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • 1. Quorum sensing and virulence
  • 2. Antibiotic tolerance
  • 3. Persister formation
  • 4. Biofilm development
  • 5. Bacterial adaptation and metabolism
  • 6. Host-pathogen interaction
  • 7. Interactions and persistence in the environment and plants
  • 8. Host susceptibility
  • 9. Anti-infective therapy

Important dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June, 2015
Final Version Due: August 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Arunava Bandyopadhaya
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Email: bandyopadhaya@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

Guest Editor

Damien Maura
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Email: dmaura@research.mgh.harvard.edu

Shuangchun Yan
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Email: yansc@research.mgh.harvard.edu

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Arunava Bandyopadhaya at the address: <bandyopadhaya@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu>

Special Issue on Recent Trends in Microbial Research

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.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Bioinoculant Technology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Medical and Clinical Microbiology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 20, 2014
Final Version Due: November 10, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: November 25, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. P. Saranraj
Department of Microbiology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: microsaranraj@gmail.com

Guest Editor

Dr. M. Palaniswamy
Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: m.palaniswamy@gmail.com

Dr. J. Angayarkanni
Department of Microbial Biotechnology, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Email: angaibiotech@buc.edu.in

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. P. Saranraj at the address: <microsaranraj@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Clinical Bacteriology

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.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical bacteriology

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 2014
Final Version Due: November 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Iman M. Fawzy, MD, PhD
Email: Clinical.pathology@yahoo.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Iman M. Fawzy at the address: <Clinical.pathology@yahoo.com>

Special Issue on Microbes for human welfare (or will be discussed with other editors soon)

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.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Waste to energy
  • Biomass to energy
  • Microbial Biofuel production
  • Biodiesel production
  • enzyme production
  • Bio plastics (Poly hydroxyl Alkanoates) production
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Bioelectrochemical system
  • Wastewater treatment

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2014
Final Version Due: November 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: January 1, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr Abhilasha S Mathuriya
Anand Engineering College, Agra, India
Email: imabhilasha@gmail.com

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr Abhilasha S Mathuriya at the address: <imabhilasha@gmail.com>

Special Issue on Applied Microbiology

Applied Microbiology covers research and applications in microbiology relevant to the present context.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Mycovirus
  • Microbial biotechnology

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 05, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2014
Final Version Due: September 15, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 30, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Thulasi Pillai
Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur
Email: thulasigpilla@yahoo.co.in

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Thulasi Pillai at the address: <thulasigpilla@yahoo.co.in>

Special Issue on Quorum sensing: the cell-cell communication language in Bacteria

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.

About the issue

The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Quorum sensing
  • Biofilm formation
  • Quorum quenching
  • Bacterial pathogenesis
  • Intercellular signaling
  • Interspecies communication
  • Host-microbe interaction

Important dates

Submission Deadline: 2014-03-01
Notification of Acceptance: 2014-06-01
Final Version Due: 2014-08-01
Special Issue Publishing Date: 2014-10-01

Chief Guest Editor

Yinyue Deng
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, Singapore
Email: ydeng@imcb.a-star.edu.sg
yinyue_deng@hotmail.com

Guest Editor

Yi-Hu Dong
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Proteos, 61 Biopolis Drive, Singapore
Email: dongyh@imcb.a-star.edu.sg

Submit your article now

If you would like to submit an article to this special issue, please send your submissions via email directly to our guest editor, Yinyue Deng <yinyue_deng@hotmail.com>