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Special Issue Call for Papers

Functional Genomics for Target Identification

Submission deadline extended to July 31, 2019!

SLAS Discovery Guest Editors Stuart Farrow, Ph.D. (Cancer Research UK) and Davide Gianni, Ph.D. (AstraZeneca) invite the submission of manuscript proposals on use of functional genomics to identify, validate and probe new biological drug discovery targets for publication in a 2020 Special Issue.

Manuscript proposals will be used to select and invite papers for review and publication consideration. Drs. Farrow and Gianni seek high-quality, short- or full-length research reports, reviews and perspectives. Proposals are welcome from academia, industry and vendors and will be accepted in a variety of areas.

  • Functional genomics screening aimed at:
    • Identification of novel therapeutic targets and pathways
    • Understanding the emergence of drug resistance mechanisms
    • Generating novel hypothesis for combination therapies and patient stratification
  • Technology development in the field of functional genomics (including but not limited to):
    • Readouts (e.g. high-content imaging, transcriptomics, proteomics, etc)
    • Perturbation modalities (e.g. CRISPRn/a/i, shRNA, siRNA, miRNA, etc.)
    • Disease-relevant model systems (e.g. primary cells, co-culture systems, 3D/organoid, screening in vivo/ex vivo)

Submit your manuscript proposal before July 31, 2019.

  1. Submit a working title and abstract (250-500 words) as an MS Word document to
  2. Include “SLAS Discovery Special Issue / FGN” in the subject line of your e-mail
  3. Include your name, affiliation and contact info in the text of the e-mail and in your MS Word document

Invited manuscripts will need to be completed and submitted by October 31, 2019. All submitted papers will be subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the SLAS Discovery special issue. No APCs.

Publication note: After submissions are accepted, they publish online ahead-of-print within 30 days and become immediately searchable and citable with a DOI.

Questions? Please e-mail or call +1.630.256.7527, ext. 106.