The Innovation Life: An international journal of life sciences
Our planet thrives because of life. Many disciplines have been created to better understand the world around us. The discipline of life sciences has been an important driving force for the progress of human civilization and will play an even greater role in the future. Life sciences aim to reveal the laws of life activities and unveil the essence of life through studying the phenomenon of life, including the occurrence, development, and extinction of all organisms, the relationship among them, and their responses to the environment. Scientists continue to deepen our understanding of the phenomeon of life, from the macroscopic to the microscopic, from the individual to the molecular. On the macro level, human social relations, ecology, climate and environment, conservation biology, life processes, and the structure of tissues, organs and systems are being revealed. On the micro level, modern life technologies enable us to have a better understanding of cells, organelles, and biomacromolecules, and the relationships between their structure and function.
Throughout history, human beings have never stopped their relentless exploration of life science. Thousands of years ago, Egyptians began to make mummies, and the Book of Songs from ancient China gave vivid descriptions of hundreds of animals and plants, all of which shine with our ancestors' love for life. In the mid-17th century, scientists invented microscopes to "see" cells, opening the door to modern life science research. Over the centuries, life science research has evolved considerably. Earlier, research was performed in individual laboratories, focusing on specific organisms and reactions in test tubes. Now, more research relies increasingly on collaorations, giant equipment, big data computing, large scientific projects, and even multidisciplinary convergence. High-throughput sequencers, super-resolution microscopes, and ultra-high field strength NMR devices are creating new research paradigms in different areas of life sciences.
Innovation is a great challenge but also oppotunity for every researcher in life sciences. We are moving from "understanding life" to "engineering life". Future researchers in life sciences need to bring together the frontiers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials, and computer science, in order to facilitate the continued development of life sciences and to generate next-generation fundamental theories and technologies.
To address the challenges in life science, we are launching a new journal entitled "The Innovation Life", dedicated to publishing innovative, rigorous, and cutting-edge advances in life sciences, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary achievements. We welcome manuscripts from all areas of the life sciences. The Innovation Life will witness more and more exciting discoveries that lead the transformation in life sciences.
Let' s get together to see the unseen and change the unchanged.