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Call for papers - Innate immunity and inflammation

Guest Editors:
Pawan Kumar Singh: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States
Amol Suryawanshi: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 19 March 2024


BMC Immunology is calling for submissions to our Collection on Innate immunity and inflammation.

Innate immunity and inflammation are fundamental aspects of the body's defense system, acting as the first line of protection against invading pathogens and tissue damage. Innate immunity, via various specialized cells, molecules, and pathways allows the body to recognize and respond to foreign substances, and activate the inflammatory response. Inflammation recruits immune cells, releases inflammatory mediators, and activates pathways to restore homeostasis. This interplay between innate immunity and inflammation helps contain infections, eliminate pathogens, and initiate tissue repair processes. Exploring the intricate relationship between innate immunity and inflammation will help researchers decipher the etiology of various diseases and also provides opportunities for targeted therapeutic interventions.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Pawan Kumar Singh: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States

Dr Singh’s training and research background is in the field of virology, immunology, and microbiology. His labs research interest is to investigate the role of innate and adaptive immune components in protecting the eye and the progression of ocular infectious diseases. His lab is particularly interested in understanding the disease pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction, and molecular signaling mechanisms of retinal cell death in glaucoma and ocular infectious diseases and discovering therapeutic molecules to protect retinal cells from damage. In one of his current NIH-funded projects, Singh lab is investigating the role of the Zika virus and maternal immunity in ocular complications and congenital glaucoma. In addition, using the omics approach, his lab is working on the discovery of biomarkers and immunomodulatory/neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma. For more about Dr Singh, please visit the National Library of Medicine website
 

Amol Suryawanshi: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States

Amol Suryawanshi received his Ph.D. in Viral Immunopathology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. He worked on understanding the role of innate and adaptive immune responses in the pathogenesis of viral infections and autoimmunity during his doctoral and post-doctoral work. Dr Suryawanshi's research interest is in ocular HSV-1 infection and the role of innate immune responses in mediating protective antiviral immunity and preventing vision impairment.
 


About the collection

BMC Immunology is calling for submissions to our Collection on Innate immunity and inflammation.

Innate immunity and inflammation are fundamental aspects of the body's defense system, acting as the first line of protection against invading pathogens and tissue damage. Innate immunity, via various specialized cells, molecules, and pathways allows the body to recognize and respond to foreign substances, and activate the inflammatory response. Inflammation recruits immune cells, releases inflammatory mediators, and activates pathways to restore homeostasis. This interplay between innate immunity and inflammation helps contain infections, eliminate pathogens, and initiate tissue repair processes. Exploring the intricate relationship between innate immunity and inflammation will help researchers decipher the etiology of various diseases and also provides opportunities for targeted therapeutic interventions.

In launching this Collection, BMC Immunology aims to bring together cutting-edge research in topics that contribute to our understanding of the innate immune response and inflammation. Research in scope for this Collection includes, but is not limited to submissions related to:

  • The cellular components of the innate immune system 
  • The mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in innate immune responses and inflammation
  • The role and function of inflammatory mediators
  • Pattern recognition receptors and pathogen detection 
  • Mechanisms of pathogen clearance and destruction in innate immunity
  • Cross talk and interactions in innate immunity and inflammation
  • Role of innate immunity and inflammation in disease, including autoimmune disease, chronic inflammatory diseases, infectious disease, and cancer
  • Novel therapeutic approaches that target innate immunity for treating inflammatory disease

This Collection is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. By exploring the intricate mechanisms of innate immune responses and inflammation, researchers in this field contribute to the development of effective strategies for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, ultimately promoting better health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Image credit: Ozgu Arslan / Getty Images / iStock

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Innate immunity and inflammation" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.