Aims & Scope – Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Aims & Scope

Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology aims to cover all the latest and outstanding developments in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Each issue of the journal includes timely in-depth reviews, original research articles and letters written by leaders in the field, covering a range of current topics in scientific areas of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Invited and unsolicited review articles are welcome. The journal encourages contributions describing research at the interface of drug discovery and pharmacological applications, involving in vitro investigations and pre-clinical or clinical studies. Scientific areas within the scope of the journal include pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry and genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and polymer and materials sciences as they relate to pharmaceutical science and biotechnology. In addition, the journal also considers comprehensive studies and research advances pertaining food chemistry with pharmaceutical implication. Areas of interest include:

  • DNA/protein engineering and processing
  • Synthetic biotechnology
  • Omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and systems biology)
  • Therapeutic biotechnology (gene therapy, peptide inhibitors, enzymes)
  • Drug delivery and targeting
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Molecular pharmaceutics and molecular pharmacology
  • Analytical biotechnology (biosensing, advanced technology for detection of bioanalytes)
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics (computational biopharmaceutics and modeling)
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Regenerative medicine (stem cells, tissue engineering and biomaterials)
  • Translational immunology (cell therapies, antibody engineering, xenotransplantation)
  • Industrial bioprocesses for drug production and development
  • Biosafety
  • Biotech ethics

Special Issues devoted to crucial topics, providing the latest comprehensive information on cutting-edge areas of research and technological advances, are welcome.

Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is an essential journal for academic, clinical, government and pharmaceutical scientists who wish to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments.




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EDITOR’S CHOICE ARTICLE – Low Rank Representation and Its Application in Bioinformatics


Journal Name: Current Bioinformatics

Author(s): Yuan You, Hongmin Cai*, Jiazhou Chen.




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Background: Sparse representation has achieved tremendous success recently. Low-rank representation is one of the successful methods. It is aimed to capture underlying low-dimensional structures of high dimensional data and attracted much attention in the area of the pattern recognition and signal processing. Such successful applications were mainly to its effectiveness in exploring lowdimensional manifolds embedded in data, which can be naturally characterized by low rankness of the data matrix.

Objective: In this paper, we review the theoretical and numerical models based on low rank representation and hope the review can attract more research in bioinformatics.

Method: Low rank representation is particularly well suited to big data analysis in bioinformatics. The first reason is that the interested objects are naturally sparse, like copy number variations. The second reason is that there exist strong correlations among various modalities for the same object, like DNA, RNA and methylation.

Results and Conclusion: Its applications in bioinformatics area, including mining of key genes subset, finding common patterns across various modalities and biomedical image analysis were categorically summarized.


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