Guest Editors: Rob Knight, Ruth Ley, Elizabeth Grice, Jeroen Raes
Microbiome research is helping us to understand the pervasive influence of microbial life on ourselves and our living planet. Recent advances in sequencing, proteomic, and metabolomic technologies, as well as analytical and computational tools, are generating valuable insights into the biology of microbial communities, and their impact on their surroundings and their hosts. Microbiome research has thus integrated the diverse fields of microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, cell and developmental biology and health and medicine, among others.
This special issue captures some of the progress being made in a field of research that has infiltrated traditional life science domains and changed our perception of organismal biology.
Research, methodology, review and comment articles will be appearing in the collection during the course of the next few months.