Special Issue on The Role of Computational Biology in the Definition of the Molecular Basis of Diseases and in Drug Development
12 February 2014
 Journal BioMed Research International - Open access impact factor 2.89

Call for Papers See http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/si/940975/cfp/
Deadlines Manuscript Due Friday, 7 March 2014
First Round of Reviews Friday, 30 May 2014
Publication Date Friday, 25 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor Luigi Vitagliano, Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, CNR, Naples, Italy; luigi.vitagliano@unina.it
Guest Editors Alfonso de Simone, Imperial College London, UK; a.de-simon@imperial.ac.uk
Sandro Cosconati, Second University of Naples, Italy; sandro.cosconati@unina2.it

The Special Issue is open to both original research as well as review articles.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Protein aggregation and diseases
• Intrinsically disordered proteins
• Enhanced sampling methods to characterize low probability transitions
• Free energy calculations of biomolecular interactions in pathological processes
• Intermediate conformational states in pathological process
• Characterization and modulation of protein-protein interactions
• Computer-aided prediction and rationalization of disease-associated mutations in biologically relevant proteins
• Solvent and partner recognition
• Innovative approaches in drug design
• Advanced high-throughput docking methods for lead discovery