Special Issue "Functional Nanomaterials and Biopolymers for Precision Medicine"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nicolò Mauro
Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche Chimiche e Farmaceutiche, Laboratory of Biocompatible Polymers, Università Degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: carbon nanodots; graphene oxide; smart nanomedicine; cancer theranostics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functional nanomaterials such as carbon nanodots, graphene oxide, porous silica nanoparticles, and metallic nanoparticles are exciting materials that have gained great attention over the last decade due to their biocompatibility and peculiar surface, optical and physicochemical properties which stem from the unique quantum, and the surface phenomena that matter exhibits at the nanoscale. Further, they can be functionalized with different biopolymers to tune their biological and physicochemical properties for specific biomedical applications. I firmly believe that functional nanomaterials are going to be the key component of future nanomedicines for personalized precision cancer medicine approaches, since they are endowed with a smart combination of properties (e.g., magnetic, photoluminescent, photothermal, active recognition of cell phenotypes, biocompatibility, selective drug delivery) required to develop efficient and versatile tools to selectively track, monitor, and eradicate tumors.

In this Special Issue of Materials, I invite authors to submit original communications, articles, and reviews on functional nanomaterials and biopolymers or hybrids. We look forward to your contributions and fruitful discussions.

Dr. Nicolò Mauro
Guest Editor

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  • carbon nanomaterials
  • graphene oxide
  • carbon nanodots
  • smart nanomedicine
  • cancer theranostics

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