Infections and Immunity

A special thematic issue meant to cover the various aspects of emerging infectious diseases, problems, and solutions to deal with possible infections of future.

Amidst the present pandemic, there has been a lot of talk about the role of immunity in handling the outbreak. A sudden surge of information on various aspects of immunity in infections has ignited curiosity and awareness among the common people about the role and scope of immunity.

The University of Delhi, Daulat Ram College ( https://dr.du.ac.in ) is going to host a 3-day International Conference on “Infections and Immunity” on 8-10 Oct 2021 (Registration link: https://forms.gle/YnBtq7nF6sqC9SCh8 ) with aim towards a global collaboration between scientists, research scholars and students working on various aspects of immunology from different research organizations, medical institutions, NGOs, and reputed Universities, to share their ideas and discuss the solutions. The selected full length articles from speakers, participants and other scholars will be published in special thematic issue.

This special issue is meant to cover the various aspects of emerging infectious diseases, problems, and solutions to deal with possible infections of future. It will bring together the knowledge of the paradigms of infectious diseases and the recent researches related to this area including the role of both innate and acquired immunity. It also aims to explore the role of vaccine and the challenges in vaccine development against the infectious agents. The special issue will include articles on recent therapeutic and diagnostic tools in tackling infections, developments and challenges in vaccine and immunity with emphasis on most recent research findings.

Themes of special issue and associated Session of Conference are:

  • Infections: Bacterial, Viral and parasitic
  • Vaccine design and efficacy of immune system 
  • Immune system and cancer
  • Genomic surveillance of infective agents
  • Role of Artificial intelligence in disease treatment 
  • COVID treatment and Management

Guest editors

Dr. Indrakant K. Singh,
Associate Professor, Zoology 
Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi

Dr. Rajesh Pandey
Associate Professor, (AcSIR)
Principal Scientist, (CSIR-IGIB), Delhi

The Dates / Schedule

Article Submission date- November 15, 2021
Issue completion date- December 31, 2021

Participating Journal

Chemical Biology Letters

Submission

Interested scholars should submit their article (prepared according to author guidelines in the journal article template) on the journal site
https://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/cbl (In cover letters to editor mention that article is for consideration in special issue). Authors can also submit their article manuscript directly to guest editors for preliminary editorial processing.

Biosensors for Detecting Imbalances of Life Systems: Role of Materials and Methods in Improved Outcome

Special issue on Biosensors: materials and methods
Lead 20 program

Any deviation or imbalance from homeostatic state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions in living systems, generally falls under category of disease. Chances of bringing them back to normalcy or closer to healthier state with therapeutic interventions are found to be more successful when they are applied at very early stage. Biosensing has emerged as a process to achieve early detection of deviations in such homeostatic states via evaluation of physiological, chemical, or biomolecular parameters in the subjects. The two main components on which efficiency of biosensors rely are materials used as platform technology and methods of detection used for the task. In this issue we will be assembling recent advancements in the field of Biosensors in terms of used materials and methods in achieving high sensitivity, specificity and predictability in form of original research.

Topic Editor

Santosh Misra, Ph.D.
Dept of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
IIT Kanpur, U.P., IN

Schedule – The dates

Abstract Submission: September 30, 2021
Article Submission: January 31, 2022 (Processing – ‘as we go’ model)
Issue completion: May 30, 2022

 
Field – Research area
Biosensors
NanoMedicine & Biomaterials
NanoChemistry and Chemistry Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology
Polymer and Functional Materials
Materials Science

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience – Nanomedicine section

Program

This special issue is under the Lead 20 program where leading scientists/academicians in the above field with well established lab, good publication record (an online link in form is required) and are under the age of 40 will be eligible to participate in this compilation. The editor will choose the best leading scholars from all the submitted entries (selection will be at abstract submission level as well as at full article level through peer review.

Authors / Abstracts

This is new recent Topic announced, the list of authors/abstracts will be updated here. This is an open invitations for interested researchers to submit the abstract for this topic. Submit the abstract with detail below:

The abstract details can also be forwarded directly to topic editor or editorial office at pubs @ thesciencein (dot) org

Bio-inspired nanomaterial-based methods for drug and gene delivery

Special issue on Drug Delivery and Gene Delivery
Lead 20 Program

Even with the recent rapid developments in drug discovery and gene-editing platforms, the delivery remained the bottleneck in their application. Biocompatible, non-toxic, tunable, and sustainable delivery methods will define the trajectory and success rate of many therapeutic outcomes. In this special issue, we will focus on recent progress in the area of bio-inspired nanomaterial-based methods for drug and gene delivery.

Topic Editor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Basudeb%20Maji%2C%20PhD.webpBasudeb Maji, Ph.D.
Trivedi School of Biosciences &
Department of Chemistry
DBT Ramalingaswami Fellow
Ashoka University, AC03/506/06
Rajiv Gandhi Education City
Haryana, IN

Schedule – The dates

Abstract Submission: Sep 30, 2021
Article Submission: December 31, 2021
Issue completion: March 28, 2022

 
Field – Research area
Drug Delivery
NanoMedicine & Biomaterials
NanoChemistry and Chemistry Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience – Nanomedicine section

Lead 20 Program

This special issue is under the Lead 20 program where leading Young scientists/academicians in the above field with well established lab, good publication record (an online link to citations in form below is required) will be eligible to participate in this compilation. The editor will choose the best leading scholars from all the submitted entries (selection will be at abstract submission level as well as at full article level through peer review.

Authors / Abstracts

This is new recent Topic announced, the list of authors/abstracts will be updated here. This is an open invitations for interested researchers to submit the abstract for this topic. Submit the abstract with detail below:

The abstract details can also be forwarded directly to topic editor or editorial office at pubs @ thesciencein (dot) org

Immunoendocrine regulation of energy homeostasis and male reproduction

Male reproduction and its intricate neuroimmunoendocrine regulations open a wide scope of scientific interventions. Male infertility, being responsible for about half of the overall global infertility cases, represents a complex pathophysiological mechanism. Crosstalk among the endogenous immune and endocrine mediators may affect male gonadal functions. Since male reproduction is fine-tuned by orchestrated regulation of reproductive hormones and immune regulators, a better understanding of these chemical regulations will potentiate further research in this direction.

This issue aims to summarize the current knowledge on the hormonal and immunological regulations of male reproductive functions in physiological and pathophysiological conditions of male reproduction.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Energy homeostasis  and male reproduction
  • Immunoendocrine regulation of male reproductive functions
  • Adipokines and energy metabolism in male fertility
  • Obesity and male infertility: energy imbalance to inflammation
  • Endocrine regulation of epigenetics of reproductive tract inflammation
  • Altered energy metabolism and immune regulation in aged men
Submission Deadline30th June 2021 15th July 2021
Publication Date1st Sept 2021

Guest Editors:

Pallav Sengupta, PhD
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
MAHSA University
[pallav@mahsa.edu.my; pallav_cu@yahoo.com]
Sulagna Dutta, PhD
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Dentistry
MAHSA University
[duttasulagna@mahsa.edu.my; sulagna_dutta11@yahoo.com]

Submission

Article (Research articles and Review Articles) should be submitted online on the journal site http://www.pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/cbl as per author guidelines. Authors need to indicate submission to special issue in cover letter to editor.

There is no publication charges for publishing in special issue or in Chemical Biology Letters.