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Special Issue on Microbiome and Health

The microbiome is diversity, not only about its microbial members but also its functions, and it plays important roles in ecosystem function and in human health and disease, such as malnutrition, diabetes, inflammation and cancer. In this special issue, Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology explores the latest study about the novel insights into the composition and functions of these microbial communities, and the complex interplay between the microbiota and its host, highlighting strategies, tools and approaches that are propelling the researches.

The main topics of consideration for this special issue include:

  • Isolation, evaluation and basic biological research of microbiota
  • Directed evolution for strain improvement
  • Microbial bioactive substance
  • Biocatalysis and transformation of microbiome
  • Engineering microbioiomes
  • Synthetic biology tools for metabolic engineering
  • Cutting-edge technologies for microbiome sequencing
  • New bioinformatics tools enable the analysis of microbiome sequencing data
  • Animal models for microbiome research
  • Synthetic ecology of the microbiome
  • Culturing the human microbiota and culturomics
  • Successful translation of microbiota-based therapeutics and applications, such as probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics and fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT)
  • Novel probiotics and prebiotics
  • New targets of microbiome and metabolic pathways in human diseases
  • Network of core microbiome in the maintenance of human health
  • The investigation of microbial resources in Traditional Chinese fermented food

Important Dates

Submissions deadline: 30 September 2020

Guest Editors

  • Wenjing Zhao, School of Medicine, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. zhaowj29@ms.sysu.edu.cn.
  • Liming Wang, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China. wanglm@im.ac.


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