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Special Issue

Microbiome Studies of Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ahmad R. Alsayed, PhD, Associate Professor

Therapeutics and Precision Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan

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Research Interests: microbiome dysbiosis; microbiome health; pharmacogenomics; drug development

About This Topic

The intricate interplay between the human microbiome and the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems has garnered significant attention in recent years. Advances in sequencing technologies and bioinformatics have unveiled the complex relationships between microbial communities and health outcomes. This special issue aims to explore the latest developments in microbiome research related to respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. By examining these two interconnected systems, we seek to enhance our understanding of the microbiome's role in health and disease.

We invite researchers from diverse disciplines to contribute their original research, reviews, and perspectives on various facets of microbiome studies in the context of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Microbiome Dysbiosis and Disease Associations: Investigate the alterations in the respiratory and gastrointestinal microbiomes with diseases such as asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pneumonia, and more. 
  2. Cross-Talk Between Systems: Explore the interactions and potential cross-talk between the respiratory and gastrointestinal microbiomes, considering the impact on disease development and progression. 
  3. Immunomodulation and Host-Microbiome Interactions: Examine the intricate immunomodulatory mechanisms triggered by the microbiome in both the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems and their relevance to disease outcomes. 
  4. Therapeutic Strategies: Highlight microbiome-based therapeutic interventions targeting both systems, including fecal microbiota transplantation, probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics, as well as their potential synergistic effects. 
  5. Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers: Present novel approaches for utilizing microbiome profiles as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. 
  6. Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Microbiome Health: Investigate the influence of nutrition, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors on shaping the microbiomes of both systems and their implications for disease risk and management. 
  7. Bioinformatics and Multi-Omics Approaches: Share innovative bioinformatics methodologies and multi-omics strategies for dissecting the complex microbial communities and interactions involved in these diseases. 

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (genetics@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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