BioDesign Research Special Issues

Open for Submissions

Plant BioDesign Hub: Automation for Plant Biodesign

This special issue seeks original research manuscripts as well as reviews on new technologies enabling automated plant biodesign research or any component of Design-Build-Test-Learn (DBTL) cycles for plants in lab, greenhouse, or field settings.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2023

Designing Proteins With New Folds and Function: Where Do We Stand and What Have We Learned?

The goal of this special issue is to provide an overview of the various factors and adjacent areas of science contributing to advancements in protein designs, to yield insights on the lessons learned from the successes and failures along the way and assess where the field stands today and the promise it holds for the future.

Submission deadline (extended!): Dec. 31, 2022

Engineering Microbiomes for Biodesign Applications

This special issue’s goal is to provide a snapshot of the rapidly evolving field of microbiome engineering. The challenges and opportunities discussed in this issue will guide the thriving research community to a bright future with a huge number of potential applications.

Submission deadline (extended!): Dec. 31, 2022

Nanotechnology and Nanobiology Against Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria

In this special issue, the aim is to provide an overview of new technologies and approaches that will contribute to design novel antimicrobials to combat the global threat of multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2023

    Published Special Issues

    Plant BioDesign Hub: Biological Parts for Plant Biodesign

    This special issue summarizes current knowledge for plant biodesign.

      Special Issue Process

      Please see the journal’s peer review process page for more information on how special issue submissions are handled.