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Call for papers: Chromosomal imbalances and cancer

Guest Editor: Emanuela V. Volpi, University of Westminster

Chromosomal imbalances have been known as common features of cancer genomes for a long time. However, we have started to comprehend their causative link to tumorigenesis only recently. Chromosomal instability – as a process leading to abnormal chromosome content and heterogeneity – has been widely researched and increasingly referred to as driving force behind malignant transformation and defining factor for cancer evolution.

The aim of this thematic series is to bring together the latest research findings and conceptual developments in the field of chromosomal imbalances and cancer. We particularly welcome original research papers on the complex interplay of chromosomal instability and aneuploidy in cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions, and papers exploring potential translational aspects.


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Aims and scope

Molecular Cytogenetics encompasses all aspects of chromosome biology and the application of molecular cytogenetic techniques in all areas of biology and medicine, including structural and functional organization of the chromosome and nucleus, genome variation, expression and evolution, chromosome abnormalities and genomic variations in medical genetics and tumor genetics.  The journal is divided into the following sections:

  • Cancer genetics
  • Clinical genetics
  • Animals and plants
  • Mutagenesis
  • Nuclear and chromosome architecture
  • Technology and methods

For more information on the the section aims and scope visit our sections information page.


Thomas Liehr, Institute of Human Genetics, Jena, Germany
Henry Heng, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA

Founding Editor

Yuri Yurov, National Research Center of Mental Health, Moscow, Russia

Managing Editor

 Ivan Iourov, National Research Center of Mental Health, Moscow, Russia

In Memoriam

Yuri YurovThe Editors and Publisher of Molecular Cytogenetics regret to announce the death of Founding Editor Yuri Yurov.

All at the Journal wish to express their deepest sadness at his passing and send their condolences to his family and many close friends. An obituary that summarizes his many scientific accomplishments was published in the journal and can be found here.


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About the European Cytogeneticists Association

The European Cytogeneticists Association (E.C.A.) was founded in 1997 and is registered in France.

The objectives of the Association are:

  • Representation and promotion of fundamental research and applications of cytogenetics
  • Organisation, assessment, and quality control of cytogenetic services in Europe
  • Research, education and training in all fields which are of interest to or concern cytogenetics and cytogeneticists
  • Facilitation of transfer of information and collaboration between laboratories.
  • Representation of professionals in cytogenetics
  • Study of questions and defence of interests concerning cytogeneticists or cytogenetics in general

Visit the E.C.A website to find out more.


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