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Genome-Wide Association Studies - Trends and Perspectives

Rafael Trindade Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande

Professor honoured as an academic reviewer with an interest in the areas of genetics, evolution, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. Academic editor of books and journals and author of 3 patents and 1 software registration. Dr. Rafael Trindade Maia received a master´s degree in Genetics, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil, in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Animal Biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2013.

Co-editors:

Magnólia De Araújo Campos

Federal University of Campina Grande

Dr. Magnólia A. Campos is a researcher with experience in the Genetics and Plant genomics and the author of books and patents. She has a master's in Agronomy / Plant Breeding from the Federal University of Pelotas and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences / Molecular Biology from the University of Brasília. Since 2008, she has been a Professor at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG).

Marco Antônio Alves Schetino

Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha

Dr. Marco Antônio Alves Schetino studied biological sciences at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil, he received a master´s degree in Genetics, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He is a researcher with experience in Genetics (with emphasis on Animal Genetics, Evolution, and major health areas) and philosophy of science areas.

Covering

Disorders Deleterious Mutations Association Mapping Complex Diseases Mega-Scale Genome Sequencing Adaptative Fitness Disease Resistance Adaptative Alleles Patterns of Inbreeding Genome Phylogeny Population Genetics Population Structure

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About the book

Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) are analyzes of specific genetic variations throughout a genome to identify whether any variant is associated with a particular trait. in the post-genomic era, there is an immense amount of data regarding the genome of countless organisms. This enormous availability of genomic information, in addition to its data availability, enables analysis of the complete genome of the species and imposes a growing demand for the understanding of several complex biological phenomena. Initially, the GWAS approach was applied in human genome studies involving entire sets of DNA from numerous individuals to find gene variations related to diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancers, heart disease, and mental disorders. Nowadays the impact of GWS studies is not restricted only to the human genome to advances in the understanding of diseases. With the genome sequencing of several species and the availability of their complete genomes in large databases, other complex aspects can be investigated today by GWAS, such as evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships, characteristics of relevance for biodiversity conservation, and genetic improvement of plants and animals. Included in this book there are original and relevant works involving GWAS studies, carefully selected for the academic public. This book has been carefully designed to provide current and quality information to students and researchers of all levels who have an interest in Genome-Wide Association Studies and its applications.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 15th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 12th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 30th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: November 29th 2022

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About the editor

Rafael Trindade Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande

Dr. Rafael Trindade Maia studied biological sciences at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2005). He received a master´s degree in Genetics, Conservation, and Evolutionary Biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil, in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Animal Biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2013. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Center for the Sustainable Development for Semiarid (CDSA) at Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has experience with population genetics, bioinformatics, molecular docking, and modeling and molecular dynamics of proteins. He works in ​​science and biology education. Dr. Maia also leads the research groups Computational and Theoretical Biology (CTB) and Education in Sciences and Biology (ESB).

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