Microbial Informatics and Experimentation; bridging the gap between computers and microbes


BioMed Central launches a new journal
today, Microbial Informatics and Experimentation, under the leadership of
Editors-in-Chief Barry Wanner and Michael Wise.

Microbial Informatics and Experimentation (MIE) is a journal about computers and microbes”, say the
co-Editors-in-Chief in
their inaugural Editorial, satisfying the need for a “new journal to fill a gap for which there is no publication avenue
that is particularly geared to computationally-oriented, strongly
biologically-motivated, pragmatic articles focused on microbes”.

As such, MIE publishes high-quality research related to the application of
computational methods to data from microbial organisms and systems. The journal
covers a wide range of topics, from microbial systems biology to metagenomics.

MIE launches
today with a number of interesting research articles, including a new tool for
the single nucleotide-level analysis of whole viral genome alignments (Hillary et al.), computational analysis of
the regulatory network of P. aeruginosa
(Galan-Vasquez et al.), and a method to predict metabolomic
turnover in metagenomic datasets (Larsen et

In a Letter to the Editor, Gilbert et al. also highlight the importance of
metagenomics surveys in the rapidly evolving science of microbial ecology. The
study of metagenomes, genetic material isolated directly from the environment,
can provide a wealth of information, allowing the functional and taxonomic analysis
of microbial communities in ecosystems.

For further information about the journal’s coverage, please visit the journal website, and to
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Liz Bal

Associate Publisher at BioMed Central
Liz completed an MSci in Biology at Imperial College London, before joining BioMed Central in 2010. Now, as an Associate Publisher in the Biological Sciences team, she is responsible for the development of a portfolio of neuroscience, biotechnology and cell biology journals.
Liz Bal

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One Comment

ashwin jeyakar

I welcome this move to elevate students like me. An MIE journal like this would open doors with wealth of analysis informations. I am an Engineering research student in Bio medical / analytical Instrumentation’s, at Chennai,India. Thank you.

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