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Call for papers - Metagenomics in ophthalmology

Guest Editor

Davide Borroni, MD, PhD, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 February 2025 

BMC Ophthalmology is calling for submissions to our Collection on the various facets of metagenomics in ophthalmology, exploring topics ranging from the composition of the ocular microbiome to its impact on ocular diseases and therapeutic interventions.

Meet the Guest Editor

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Davide Borroni, MD, PhD, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Davide Borroni graduated in Medicine at University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) in 2011. He then achieved his CCT in Ophthalmology and his European PhD at Riga Stradins University (Riga, Latvia). Afterwards, he completed a 19-month fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgery at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (Liverpool, UK). His major scientific interests are corneal transplant, limbal stem cell transplantation and microbiome. He developed LUCY by Eyemetagenomics LTD, the first Eye Database platform for integrating metagenomic-personalized medicine into healthcare practice. He is recipient of the ESCRS Clinical Research Award, AIMO Melchionda Award, RSU PhD student Award, Paladini della Salute Award, Ophthalmology Star Award (ESCRS, Paris).

About the Collection

BMC Ophthalmology is calling for submissions to our Collection on metagenomics in ophthalmology. The study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples, has emerged as a powerful tool in elucidating the complex microbial communities inhabiting the ocular surface, conjunctiva, cornea, and other ocular tissues. As a result, the field of ophthalmology is witnessing a transformative shift in understanding ocular diseases and their pathogenesis through the lens of metagenomics. 

The aim of this Collection is to showcase the advancements in methodologies, applications, and clinical implications of metagenomic approaches in ophthalmology. Therefore, this collection welcomes research articles that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Host-microbiome interactions
  • Metagenomic profiling techniques
  • Therapeutic strategies targeting the ocular microbiome
  • Personalized medicine approaches
  • Clinical translation and implementation

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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 "Metagenomics in ophthalmology" 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.