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Illuminating Life with Chemical Innovation

Bioresources and Bioprocessing welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Illuminating Life with Chemical Innovation.

This special issue is in liaison with The 6th Annual Conference of the International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS 2017), which will be held in Shanghai, China during 17–20 October 2017.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Discovery and molecular mechanism of new bioactive compounds
  • Drug resistance challenges: from microbial to cancer therapeutics
  • Chemical innovations to address “undruggable” target space
  • Molecular biosensors and actuators
  • Phenotypic investigation with chemical probes
  • Chemical biology of epigenetics, nucleic acids, glycobiology and Ubiquitin signaling
  • In silico screening and computational design
  • Bioprocess in chemical biology 
  • Emerging technologies in chemical biology
  • Chemical biology and pharmaceutical industry

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Bioresources and Bioprocessing. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Bioresources and Bioprocessing submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Illuminating Life with Chemical Innovation. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 20th November 2017

Lead Guest Editor

Jingli Xie, East China Univerisity of Science and Technology, China

Guest Editors

Gaoyi Tan, East China Univerisity of Science and Technology, China

Renxiang Tan, Nanjing University, China

Yingping Zhuang, East China Univerisity of Science and Technology, China

Yanhua Lu, East China Univerisity of Science and Technology, China 

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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