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Special Issue "Single-Cell and Nano-Scale Analyses of Microorganism"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 242

Special Issue Editor

Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Konoe Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8531, Japan
Interests: single molecule imaging of DNA, RNA, and protein; genome architecture of bacteria, archaea, and eukarya; biological application of atomic force microscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advances in cell/molecular analytical technologies have led to the identification of a variety of individual molecular and cellular events. Among them, the emerging field of phase separation has been found to play a crucial role in the regulation of biological processes. This Special Issue on the nanobiology of viruses, microbes, and intracellular organelles aims to explore the structural basis of their activities, including the cell cycle, dynamic intracellular structures with cytoskeletons, genome folding, and others, with a focus on the role of phase separation.

Contributions using single-cell/molecular imaging and manipulation techniques combined with other analytical methods will showcase their power to elucidate the key principles of folding and interaction of biological macromolecules. Furthermore, comparisons of the data obtained from these innovative approaches with data related to eukaryotic systems will provide insights into molecular and cell biology in general.

We invite submissions from researchers working in the field of nanobiology, with a focus on the role of phase separation in viruses, microbes, and intracellular organelles. We hope that this Special Issue will provide a platform for researchers to share their latest findings and insights, and contribute to our understanding of the fundamental principles of biological processes.


Prof. Dr. Kunio Takeyasu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microbial systems
  • single-cell analysis
  • nano-scale analysis
  • phase separation
  • intracellular organization
  • genome folding
  • cell cycle
  • cytoskeleton
  • molecular imaging
  • analytical methods

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