Special Issue "Antibacterial Materials and Coatings 2018"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
Prof. Dr. Krasimir Vasilev
Mawson Institute and School of Engineering, Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia
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Interests: Antibacterial coatings; biomaterials; medical devices; plasma polymers; surface modification; biointerfaces; drug delivery; nanomaterials
Dr. Thomas Michl
Dr. Peter Zilm
Microbiology Laboratory, The School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: bacterial resistance; oral microbiology; proteomics; endodontic microbiology; continuous culture; Enterococcus faecalis; Fusobacterium nucleatum; Staphylococcus aureus
Undesired bacterial adhesion and colonization is a problem in numerous areas of everyday life. This problem has been well recognized and documented. Bacterial infections cause death and suffering, and enormous added costs to healthcare worldwide. Furthermore, undesired bacterial colonization and the subsequent biofilm formation cause major issues in many other industries, such as those of food processing and storage, marine transport and management, and water treatment.
It has been a pivotal goal of humans to control bacteria–surface interactions. Despite the tremendous research efforts by academic researchers, industry and medical workers, a comprehensive solution to the problem of controlling bacterial surface colonization has not been found. Antibiotics, rightly considered as the greatest medical discovery of the 20th century, have provided a substantial relief to patients and society overall. However, the capacity of microorganisms to develop resistance to antibiotics has emerged as a significant challenge.
Over the last couple of decades, numerous novel antibacterial materials and coating have been developed. Some of these have even translated from the laboratory to saving lives in hospitals. This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest advances in the field of antibacterial materials and coatings and their application in various fields. This Special Issue also aims to highlight the challenges and obstacles that need to be overcome to provide a comprehensive understanding and effective control of bacteria - surface interactions.
We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will inspire research towards the next generation of antibacterial materials and coatings and their applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Antibacterial coatings
- Antibacterial materials
- Bacteria–surface interactions
- Antibacterial nanomaterials
- Applications of antibacterial materials and coatings
- Biofilm dispersing materials
- Diagnostics of bacterial contamination
Dr. Thomas D. Michl
Dr. Alex Cavallaro
Dr. Peter Zilm
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antibacterial materials
- antibacterial coatings