Special Issue "Nano-systems for Antimicrobial Therapy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Prof. Dr. Angelo Maria Taglietti
Dipartimento Chimica, Università di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: antibacterial nanomaterials and surfaces; anisotropic noble metal nanoparticles for functionalization and application to biomedical and sensing problems and use in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS); theranostic devices; supramolecular chemistry; transition metal complexes
Dr. Giacomo Dacarro
Antimicrobial nanoparticles and nanocomposite materials have caused increasing interest over the past 20 years. Several nano-systems have been shown to be able to contribute to fight bacterial proliferation, prevent infections, and limit the enormous problem of biofilm formation on surfaces like those used in the nosocomial environment, prostheses, internalized medical devices, and in all cases where microbial presence is a factor of risk for human health. The development of innovative approaches for the realization of microbicidal and antibacterial nano-systems is flourishing and increasing scientific, technological, and industrial interests are paving the way to new types of active materials. On the other hand, recent news about the insurgence of antibiotic resistant superbugs have spread concern throughout the bio-medical scientific community, and also through the media and the population.
For all these reasons, the time is right for an overview of the considerable efforts that are being carried out, and which are still needed to obtain efficient nano-systems with the ability to limit the proliferation of micro-organisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, or to achieve their complete eradication. This Special Issue will accept outstanding contributions focused on the design, synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial applications of nano-structured materials, and will be of interest for a wide audience of scientists, working in areas ranging from chemistry to biology, from materials science to physics, and pharmacology and nano-medicine. We will accept papers (original research or reviews) in which the antimicrobial activities of nanomaterials are projected and demonstrated, with particular emphasis on application to therapeutic tasks.
Prof. Angelo Maria Taglietti
Dr. Giacomo Dacarro
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