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Special Issue "Silk-Based Materials: From Production to Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Institute, Faraday Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB, UK
Interests: bioelectronics, electricity, light, magnetism, stimuli-responsive materials, silk, drug delivery, neuromodulation, tissue engineering
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Nature employs a combination of triggers (e.g., chemical, mechanical) to create silk protein-based biomaterials with remarkable properties. The same proteins can be employed for the generation of novel materials with similar or perhaps even greater utility. In this Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, devoted to “Silk-based materials: from production to characterization”, we warmly invite submissions related to the underlying mechanisms of natural silk material production and the characterization of such materials.
Dr. John George Hardy
Dr. Chris Holland
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- protein folding
- mechanical properties