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Epigenetic Factors in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Sung-Ung Kang, PhD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; Parkinson's Disease (PD); Alzheimer's Disease (AD); gut-brain axis; single-cell genomics; epigenomics; big data; deep learning; molecular circadian rhythms; transgenic animals; identification of cell-type specific diagnostic markers
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Understanding molecular mechanisms in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders is regarded as a key component to preventing the initiation of progressive mechanisms. Significant improvement in high throughput technologies such as epigenetics coupled with proteomics, bioinformatics, CRISPR/Cas9 screening, and high-throughput imaging are emerging tools to address molecular complexity of neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. In this issue, we aim to collect technical and conceptual advances as well as early investigations for emerging neurologic topics including but not limited to Synucleinopathies in Parkinson’s disease, tauopathies in Alzheimer’s disease, Gut-brain axis with inflammation, and microbiome associated epigenetic changes. Authors are invited to submit original research and review articles that seek to define epigenetic factors in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders.

Assis. Prof. Sung-Ung Kang

Guest Editor

high-throughput technique
gut-brain axis
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