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Call for papers - Cell technologies: advances and applications

Guest Editors:
Kunaal Dhingra: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Paulina Maria Strzelecka: Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 September 2024


BMC Biotechnology is calling for submissions to the Collection Cell technologies: advances and applications. We welcome submissions that explore the current technological progress and applications of new cell technologies to unlock the complexity of cellular functions and develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches for human medicine and healthcare, with the potential of transforming the way we approach medical challenges.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Meet the Guest Editors

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Kunaal Dhingra: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Dr Dhingra is an Additional Professor in the Periodontics Division at the Center for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi (India). His research focuses on artificial intelligence, dental tissue regeneration using autologous stem cells, drug delivery methods, nanotechnology applications, as well as molecular and cellular biology. Furthermore, he has earned recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and holds membership in the Royal Society of Biology. In addition to his academic role, he serves as the specialty editor for the Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and contributed as an academic editor for and editorial board member to several esteemed journals, including BMC Oral Health and BMC Biotechnology.

Paulina Maria Strzelecka: Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Dr Strzelecka obtained a PhD in biochemistry in 2016 from the University of Gdansk (Poland). She then moved to Cambridge (Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK) to start a postdoctoral position. Dr Strzelecka’s postdoctoral research focused on the application of single-cell techniques to study hematopoietic cell differentiation and immune cell heterogeneity. In 2019, she was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers and moved to Berlin (Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany) where she continued to apply single-cell multi-omics techniques to study the consequences of disease-associated cell states.

About the Collection

High-throughput technologies revolutionized the way we study cells. Cell biology has come a long way from classical microscopy methods for cell visualization to single-cell multi-omics techniques, revealing the inside and working principles of cellular machineries. The discovery of the green fluorescent protein and increasingly sophisticated microscopes, the development of in vitro assays, and next-generation sequencing methods are just a few examples of technical advances that have spurred many areas of cell biology.

Such technological advances hold the key to unlock the complexity of cellular functions and shed light on pathways perturbed during pathogenesis, ultimately facilitating the discovery of potential therapeutic interventions. By using and further developing single-cell omics, microfluidics, stem cell technologies, genome editing, and high-throughput screening, we can gain unprecedented insights into cellular behavior, molecular mechanisms, and gene regulatory networks. Progress within cell technologies contributes to the development of innovative interdisciplinary approaches for human medicine and healthcare. Constantly improving disease modeling through advanced cell technologies has the potential to transform the way we approach medical challenges.

To explore the current technological progress and applications of new cell technologies, BMC Biotechnology welcomes submissions to the newly launched collection, ‘Cell technologies: advances and applications’. This collection supports and aligns with the objectives of The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3; ‘Good health and well-being’), which aims to ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.

Our collection aims to showcase research covering a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Single-cell technologies
  • Microfluidics for cell-related research
  • Cell-free systems for understanding cellular functions
  • Cellular models to understand development and disease
  • Advances in cellular therapeutics
  • Innovations in stem cell technologies
  • Organoids and organ-on-chips platforms to simulate organ microenvironments
  • Genome editing and cellular genetic engineering
  • Cell culture technologies
  • High-throughput screening methods
  • Progress in high-throughput sequencing
  • Advances in microscopic techniques
  • Applications of cell technologies in industry and clinical research
  • Systems and synthetic biology approaches
  • Advances in bioprinting for tissue and organ creation

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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 the 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 "Cell technologies: advances and applications" 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.