Feature Papers in Computational Biology

A special issue of BioTech (ISSN 2673-6284). This special issue belongs to the section "Computational Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 1678

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2. Courtesy Professor, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: neuroscience; microbiology; informatics; molecular modeling; structural biology; pharmacology; toxicology

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality articles covering topics related to the latest research and developments in the wide-ranging realm of computational biology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bioinformatics.
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Data analysis and information science.
  • Genomic research data analysis.
  • Mathematical modeling.
  • Computational simulation.
  • Systems biology.
  • Medical data.
  • Biomedical and health informatics.
  • Gene sequencing.
  • Cell populations, phenotypes, and lineage diversity.
  • Computational proteomics.

You are welcome to send short proposals for submissions of feature papers to our Editorial Office (biotech@mdpi.com). They will be evaluated by editors first, and the selected papers will be thoroughly as well as rigorously peer reviewed.

Dr. Gerald Lushington
Prof. Dr. Ruslan Kalendar
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Tracking of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Longitudinally Using Biosensor and Patient-Reported Data: A Report on the Fully Decentralized Mobile Study to Measure and Predict Lupus Disease Activity Using Digital Signals—The OASIS Study
by Eldon R. Jupe, Gerald H. Lushington, Mohan Purushothaman, Fabricio Pautasso, Georg Armstrong, Arif Sorathia, Jessica Crawley, Vijay R. Nadipelli, Bernard Rubin, Ryan Newhardt, Melissa E. Munroe and Brett Adelman
BioTech 2023, 12(4), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/biotech12040062 - 09 Nov 2023
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(1) Objective: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease involving immune dysregulation, episodic flares, and poor quality of life (QOL). For a decentralized digital study of SLE patients, machine learning was used to assess patient-reported outcomes (PROs), QOL, and biometric data for [...] Read more.
(1) Objective: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease involving immune dysregulation, episodic flares, and poor quality of life (QOL). For a decentralized digital study of SLE patients, machine learning was used to assess patient-reported outcomes (PROs), QOL, and biometric data for predicting possible disease flares. (2) Methods: Participants were recruited from the LupusCorner online community. Adults self-reporting an SLE diagnosis were consented and given a mobile application to record patient profile (PP), PRO, and QOL metrics, and enlisted participants received smartwatches for digital biometric monitoring. The resulting data were profiled using feature selection and classification algorithms. (3) Results: 550 participants completed digital surveys, 144 (26%) agreed to wear smartwatches, and medical records (MRs) were obtained for 68. Mining of PP, PRO, QOL, and biometric data yielded a 26-feature model for classifying participants according to MR-identified disease flare risk. ROC curves significantly distinguished true from false positives (ten-fold cross-validation: p < 0.00023; five-fold: p < 0.00022). A 25-feature Bayesian model enabled time-variant prediction of participant-reported possible flares (P(true) > 0.85, p < 0.001; P(nonflare) > 0.83, p < 0.0001). (4) Conclusions: Regular profiling of patient well-being and biometric activity may support proactive screening for circumstances warranting clinical assessment. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Exploring Potential of Natural products as a FoxO1 inhibitor: An in-silico approach
Author: Raorane
Highlights: Docking, in-silico, ADMET screening, FoxO1, MM-GBSA, Molecular Dynamics

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