Special Issue "Molecules for Biotechnologies"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Dr. Nicola Borbone
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Domenico Montesano 49, 80131, Napoli, Italy
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Interests: nucleic acids chemistry and biology; DNA quadruplexes formed by aptamers, telomeres, and synthetic G-rich oligonucleotides; the biological role played by these structures, as well as the potential application as biosensors or electronic nanodevices is currently investigated
It is with great pleasure that we announce the new Special Issue of Molecules, entitled “Molecules for Biotechnologies”. This Special Issue welcomes original papers and comprehensive reviews focused, but not limited, to the design, synthesis and biochemical characterization of molecules involved in biotechnological applications, such as the development of novel approaches for molecular diagnostics and biocatalysis, the obtainment of new biomaterials and drug delivery systems, the clarification of systems biology pathways or even the gene regulation. Please refer to the list of keywords for further topics.
Prof. Dr. Giorgia Oliviero
Dr. Nicola Borbone
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Oligonucleotides and analogues
- Drug delivery
- Quorum sensing
- Medicinal chemistry
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Lipase-catalyzed kinetic resolution of racemic 1,2-diols containing a quaternary chiral center
Authors: Gonzalo de Gonzalo, Rosario Ferández and Jose M. Lassaletta (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Title: Carbonized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based multiwalled carbon nanotube(MWCNT) nanofibrous nerve guide conduits with tailored topograph
Authors: Jeong In Kim, Cheol Sang Kim
Type: Focused Review
Title: Optical Biosensors based on Integrated Photonic Devices: A Review of Sensing Mechanisms and Biofunctionalization Procedures
Authors: Patrick Steglich, Marcel Hülsemann, Birgit Dietzel, Sigurd Schrader, Andreas Mai (Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau and Leibniz-Institute IHP)