About this Research Topic
A number of multi-level biomedical problems are being reported through various sequencing techniques, including whole genome sequencing (WGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), transcriptome sequencing, single-cell RNAseq, ATACseq, CITEseq and ChipSeq. Along with existing sequencing techniques, expression associated with spatial context play an important role in tumor immune microenvironment and their association in disease etiology, tumor killing, treatment response and overall survival benefits.
Tumor microenvironment and disease response analysis explore the spatial information vital to understanding tumor-immune crosstalk. Using spatial transcriptomics techniques, imaging mass cytometry analysis and their associated tools and techniques helps to achieve this goal. Various computational tools and techniques including artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms help to understand and approach these questions in a robust way.
This research topic calls for original research articles on computational high throughput sequencing and analysis of big biological data including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, image and spatial data which fall under the scope of this special issue. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Multi-omics high throughput sequencing methods for biomarker discovery.
• Image and spatial data segmentation, classification and drug response association.
• Imaging mass cytometry associated analysis, tools development and biomarker discovery through protein markers expression.
• Tools and algorithms for the high throughput sequencing data analysis.
• Single-cell omics methods to study the tumor microenvironment and drug-response association.
• Analysis of public multi-omics data analysis for the tumor microenvironment and biomarkers discovery and validation.
Keywords: Cancer, tumor microenvironment, sequencing analysis, image and spatial analysis, multi-omics
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