About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to showcase the utility of this technique in both the study of pathogens and of host-pathogen interactions. Similarly, image cytometry is also an important tool for studying host pathogen interaction. As such, a secondary goal of this research topic would be to encourage the dual use of image and imaging flow cytometry to increase the robustness of research into this area, and to identify novel image cytometry methods that can be applied to this field of study. Subject areas that are of interest include (but are not limited too):
1. New methods in imaging flow cytometry to study host pathogen interactions (virus, bacterial, parasitic and fungal are all welcome).
2. New analysis techniques in both imaging flow cytometry and image cytometry for host pathogen interactions.
3. Novel in vitro techniques to study host pathogen interactions that utilise image or imaging flow cytometry as data capture and analysis techniques.
4. Use of imaging flow cytometry to directly study small objects such as bacteria, viruses and extracellular vesicles with an infectious disease aspect.
Keywords: Imaging flow cytometry, host response, bacteria, viruses, parasites
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