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Microbiology-related Ontology Studies

Call for Papers

Biomedical ontologies have played an increasingly important role in data and knowledge representation, standardization, sharing, integration, and analysis. This thematic series aims to cover the development and applications of ontologies and controlled terminologies in various topics of clinical, basic, and translational microbiology studies. Reviews and discussion of challenges and issues related to ontologies for microbiology are also welcome.

All papers should somehow be related to ontology, controlled terminology, and semantics. The topics are widely applicable, including (but not limited to):

  • Microbial pathogens (e.g., bacteria, viruses, and parasites)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Microbiomes
  • Host-microbiome interactions
  • Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of microbe-associated diseases
  • Vaccines and drugs treating infectious diseases
  • Host immunity against microbes, vaccines, and microbiomes
  • Vaccine and drug adverse events and safety
  • New technologies used in microbiology, e.g., Omics, literature mining, and electronic health records
  • Reviews and issue discussions in ontologies for microbiology.

Guest Editors:
Yongqun “Oliver” He, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Amanda Hicks,  University of Florida College of Medicine

Submission Due Date
October 31, 2018