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Call for Papers - Genomics of Emerging Viral Diseases

Guest Editors: 

Victoria Pando-Robles: Center of Research in Infectious Diseases in the National Public Health Institute of Mexico, Mexico

Claudia Sanchez San Martin: Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023

BMC Genomics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Genomics of Emerging Viral Diseases. In the first two decades of the XXI century, the emergence of a new viral diseases such as COVID-19, Zika and Influenza H1N1 (among others) has demonstrated the vulnerability of public and animal health as well as that of the economy and stability of modern society worldwide. Zoonosis has played a notable role in the emergence of novel diseases; it is known that 70% of new etiological pathogens (principally bacterial and viral ones) have jumped from animals to humans before disseminating into the world.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Victoria Pando-Robles: Center of Research in Infectious Diseases in the National Public Health Institute of Mexico, Mexico

Victoria Pando-Robles is an associate professor at the Center of Research in Infectious Diseases in the National Public Health Institute of Mexico. She studied Chemistry at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University and obtained her Ph.D. in Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2002. Her research is focused on understanding cell host and dengue virus interactions, using a proteomics and biological systems approach. Also, her interest is to explain the reasons for their emergence and different patterns of dispersal, focusing particularly on the mosquito vectors which are important determinants of arbovirus emergence. Dr. Pando is a member of the editorial board of BMC Genomics and a founding member of the Mexican Proteomics Society.


Claudia Sanchez San Martin: University of California, Department of Laboratory Medicine, USA

Claudia Sanchez San Martin is an assistant Professional Researcher at UCSF.  Her research interests have been focused on infectious diseases, virology and bacteriology. She has extensive experience in the development and use of biological models to address questions related to pathogenesis, viral protein-protein interactions, drug discovery and transcriptomics. Her work has been dedicated on the understanding of the infection mechanisms of different microbiological systems, such as alphaviruses, flaviviruses, rotavirus and enteropathogenic E. coli as well as the search for drugs that can inhibit viral protein-protein interactions and infection using high-throughput techniques. More recently in Dr. Chiu lab at UCSF, her research focused on characterization of emerging viruses, such as the human pegivirus 2 (HPgV-2), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and Zika virus (ZIKV) and COVID-19. Currently, at the Harris laboratory at UCB, she is an assistant project scientist, where in addition to contribute to understand the role of the dengue NS1 protein in infection, she oversees projects, personnel and grants.


BMC Genomics is calling for submissions to our Collection on Genomics of Emerging Viral Diseases. 

In the first two decades of the XXI century, the emergence of a new viral diseases such as COVID-19, Zika and Influenza H1N1 (among others) has demonstrated the vulnerability of public and animal health as well as that of the economy and stability of modern society worldwide. Zoonosis has played a notable role in the emergence of novel diseases; it is known that 70% of new etiological pathogens (principally bacterial and viral ones) have jumped from animals to humans before disseminating into the world.

Currently, the genomic approach is used in virology research to perform genomic characterization, study host response and for surveillance of emerging viral pathogens.  Future epidemiology and virology investigations will use genomics in combination with a variety of clinical, experimental, and bioinformatics approaches to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of emergent viruses and the host response to these viruses.

This Guest Edited Collection in BMC Genomics welcomes submissions focused on genomic perspectives on the evolution and spread of emerging viruses, molecular basis of the host response (transcriptomic, proteomics, metabolomics), computational models on virus-disease association predictions, molecular characterization of emerging viruses and zoonotic viruses with potential emergence.


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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. 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 "Genomics of emerging viral diseases" 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 Guest 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 Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.