Journal Menu► ▼ Journal Menu
Journal Browser► ▼ Journal Browser
Special Issue "Cell Colonization in Scaffolds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; biomaterials; bioreactor development; computational modelling of cells/tissues
Over the past 30 years, dramatic advances and technological developments have been made in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TE&RM), and a variety of engineered tissues or organs have been produced through proof-of-concept (PoC) studies. In order to overcome the current limitations related to the shortage of donated tissues/organs, it is necessary to further advance these PoC level studies to manufacture fully functional tissues or organs in a cost-effective way while ensuring good laboratory and manufacturing practice. However, this translational task is hindered by the lack of mechanistic understanding of tissue formation and relevant bioprocessing knowledge. This is because TE&RM strategies inherently recognise and incorporate the relationships between molecules, cells, tissues, organs and even the body as a whole, thus sufficient understanding of these relationships at different levels and the underpinning complex biological processes is the prerequisite for the reconstruction of tissues or organs.
The aim of this Special Issue is to introduce the recent advances in the basic and translational research of cell colonization in scaffolds. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles related to the design, fabrication and utilization of new or traditional biomaterials, scale-down and scale-up cell/tissue culture systems, cell/tissue imaging technologies and computational models for the mechanistic insights of cell–cell and cell–scaffold interactions during the formation of engineered tissues. We are particularly interested in articles that distinguish and investigate the regulatory functions of architectural, biochemical and biomechanical properties coexisted in different biomaterials or scaffolds on the cultivated cells through interdisciplinary approaches.
Dr. Sun Tao
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Cell culture
- Tissue culture
- Cell colonization
- Bioreactor development
- Cell/tissue imaging
- Computational of cells/tissues