Special Issue "Cellular, Molecular and Multi-Omics Approaches for the Investigation of Human Neurodevelopmental Disorders"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cells of the Nervous System".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 300

Special Issue Editors

Experimental Multiuser Laboratory, Graduate Program in Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Interests: bioinformatics; high throughput sequencing technologies; neurological disorders; human molecular genetics; molecular biology; systems biology; computational biology; multi-omics data integration; stem cell models for mental disorders.
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Interests: neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; regenerative medicine; stem cells; brain organoids; neurons; astrocytes; neural progenitor cells; thyroid hormone; endocrine disruptors; complement system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Neurodevelopmental disorders (ND) involve a wide range of health conditions affecting the normal function of the brain and are characterized by early onset of clinical manifestations affecting mood, thinking and behavior, as well as impairments in cognition and motor function. Epidemiological studies indicate a high incidence of ND, affecting millions of people worldwide. To uncover the cellular and molecular mechanisms determining the pathological phenotypes found in ND, recent discoveries have demonstrated several cellular, molecular and genetic phenotypes that are exclusive to ND, with several of them used as biomarkers for their diagnosis as well as for novel drug targets for future therapeutic applications.

Dr. Roberto Hirochi Herai
Dr. Janaína Sena De Souza
Guest Editors

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  • neurodevelopmental disorders
  • multi-omics technologies
  • molecular pathways
  • stem cell for disease modeling
  • regenerative medicine

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