jiannis (ioannis) ragoussis
Specialty Chief Editor
Genomic Assay Technology
Providing a publication outlet to describe novel advances in technological methods, instrumentation, and platforms for the analysis of the functions of biological organisms at the genomic level, Genomic Assay Technology focuses on work featuring genome assays — interpreting this broadly, to include all regulatory mechanisms and molecules that link genotype to phenotype, and encompassing all kingdoms of life.
We specifically welcome submissions on the following topics: (a) to characterize genes, genomes, and their products; (b) to analyze the pathways and mechanisms that regulate genomes; (c) to analyze limiting quantities of biomaterials, including single cells and molecules; (d) to describe high-throughput screening platforms, robotic assay technologies, imaging and cytometry (including super- and ultraresolution microscopy), nanotechnological approaches, and advances in analytical instrumentation and methods — including but not restricted to mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance, and chromatography; and (e) to discuss issues in computation including data storage, management, and manipulation.
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Genomic Assay Technology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review, Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Genomic Assay Technology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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