Special Issue "Biointerfaces and Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult
Head, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Instititute for Biologocially inspired materials, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Muthgasse 11-II, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: colloidal science; surface science; liquid interfaces; nanoscience; nanoparticles; lipid membranes; polymer brushes; biointerfaces; biosensors
Materials in contact with biological systems are found everywhere in our everyday life. The research on materials for specific use in medical, biotechnological, and environmental applications is rapidly increasing alongside the increasing economic and societal importance of such materials. The interface between the engineered material and its biological environment, the biointerface, is the main determinant of how well the function of the material can be performed, be it a biosensor, implant material, cell culture platform, bioprocessing vessel or structural material. The research on biointerfaces spans the synthesis and structuring of novel polymer and inorganic surface modifications as well as the characterization of such interfaces for protein adsorption, cell interaction. Eventually, biointerface research also investigates the in vivo use of the material.
This special issue accepts submissions on all aspects of biointerfaces, but in particular solicits both experimental and theoretical contributions on the materials aspects of such interfaces, i.e.:
- Polymer surface modifications
- Surface functionalization
- Protein and biomolecule interaction with engineered materials and interfaces
- Patterning of biofunctionalities
- Cell-surface interactions
- Bacteria-surface interactions
- Biosensors and measurement methods
Full manuscripts, communications and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Erik Reimhult
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- surface functionalization
- polymer brush
- supported lipid membrane
- cell-surface interactions
- bacteria-surface interactions
- drug eluting