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Special Issue "New Advances in Genome Assembly"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 133

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
Interests: bioinformatics; parallel computing; deep learning; protein classification; genome assembly
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past decade, affordable high-throughput DNA sequencing has accelerated the pace of genome assembly. However, genome assembly from high-throughput short-read sequencing is typically not as continuous as first generation genome assembly. Although early genome assembly projects often received the help of cloning maps or other map data, many current assembly projects abandoned these scaffold data and only assembled the genome into smaller fragments. Recently, new technologies have been developed that can perform chromosome scale assembly at lower cost and faster speed compared to traditional methods. This open-access Special Issue will bring together original research and review articles on genome assembly. It highlights new discoveries, approaches, and technical developments in genome assembly research. The main feature of this Special Issue is to provide an open access platform to introduce significant works in the field of genome assembly for chromosome scale assembly and recent genome projects that use these technologies to create highly continuous genome assemblies at low costs.

Topics of interest to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Genome contig assembly;
  • Chromosome-scale assembly;
  • Long-rang genome scaffolding;
  • De novo short read assembly;
  • Genome assembly algorithm and applications;
  • High-throughput technologies for genome assembly.

Prof. Dr. Quan Zou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • assembly
  • comparative genomics
  • genome
  • high-throughput sequencing
  • genome scaffolding
  • de novo genome assembly
  • algorithm
  • bioinformatics
  • genome sequencing

Published Papers

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