Special Issue "Antimicrobial Materials and Surface"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Interests: natural antimicrobial molecule; chemically synthetized and/or modified antimicrobial molecule; antimicrobial peptide; cationic polymers; antimicrobial material
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Topical Collection in Toxins: Leading Opinions (Closed)
Topical Collection in Antibiotics: Discovery and MultiFunctionality of Anti-Microbial Peptides
Special Issue in Biomolecules: Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biomolecules
Interests: synthesis and characterization of antimicrobial copolymers and organic materials
Interests: self-assembled monolayers; surface modification; grafted anti-microbial peptides; bacterial biofilms; antibacterial surfaces; peptides modifications; peptides chirality
Antimicrobial materials and surfaces are able to kill microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and viruses, limiting the spread of hospital-associated infections, which account for more than 100,000 deaths per year worldwide. Apart from the health applications, antimicrobial activity is also present in numerous objects surrounding us such as food packaging, plastics, and textiles. To acquire antimicrobial activity, materials and surfaces have to be functionalized in a variety of different processes such as (i) their coating with antibiotics, metals, or metallic nanoparticles such as copper, silver, or antimicrobial peptides (AMPs); (ii) the incorporation into the materials of cationic polymers; or (iii) the use of photocatalytic molecules conferring self-cleaning activity to surfaces and materials.
In this Special Issue entitled “Antimicrobial Materials and Surfaces”, we invite authors to submit articles covering all aspects of this theme, including new materials, new molecules, new technology, new activities, as well as a deeper characterization of already-known antimicrobial materials and surfaces.
Dr. Marc Maresca
Dr. Catherine Lefay
Dr. Vincent Humblot
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Antimicrobial surface
- antimicrobial material
- functionalized surface
- functionalized material
- antibiotic resistance
- antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)
- cationic polymers