PeerJ partners with “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure/Systems Biology 2020” for forthcoming collection

PeerJ partners with “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure/Systems Biology 2020” for a forthcoming collection on  the analysis of gene expression regulations.


PeerJ is delighted to partner with  “Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure/Systems Biology 2020” (BGRS/SB-2020) for a collection on genome regulation, presenting research on genetics and evolution discussed at the BGRS/SB-2020 multi-conference between 6-10 July in Novosibirsk, Russia.

BGRS is traditional, biannual conference series on bioinformatics and systems biology that has been held in Novosibirsk since 1998, organized by the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS and chaired by Prof. Nikolay A. Kolchanov. Starting from about 20 visiting scientists, the conference has grown to be the largest bioinformatics meeting series in Russia, gathering up to 500 participants in multi-conference format including symposia on human genetics, computational genomics, biomedicine, neurobiology, and supercomputer applications in bioinformatics.

For the first time BGRS/SB-2020 will be held without gathering in-person due to COVID-19 prevention measures. The conference will try new forms of presentations including online publications and thematic journal collections. The PeerJ Collection continues thematic collections on genetics and bioinformatics published before as post-conference special issues.

The central theme is the analysis of gene expression regulations, in application to different model systems at the cell, organism, and species levels.

Topics of the Collection include:

  • Gene expression regulation and evolution
  • Human population genetics
  • Evolutionary studies
  • Gene networks models
  • Interdisciplinary research in genetics of model organisms

Submissions from the conference will be invited by the Collection Editors, led by Professor Yuriy L. Orlov. Professor Orlov is Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Head of the Laboratory of Computer Genomics at Novosibirsk State University. Peer review of the submissions will be independent of the conference.

We welcome submissions to the collection beyond those discussed at the conference.

Authors should state “Submitted for the BGRS/SB-2020 Collection” in their submission form, in the Confidential Information for PeerJ Staff section.

Collection Editors

  • Prof. Yuriy L. Orlov
  • Prof. Tatiana V. Tatarinova
  • Prof. Oleg P. Balanovsky
  • Dr. Mikhail P. Ponomarenko
  • Dr. Nina Oparina
  • Prof. Vadim Klimontov
  • Prof. Ming Chen

Please contact Yuriy Orlov (orlov[at]bionet.nsc.ru) regarding submitting to the collection.