Special Issue "Supported Lipid Membranes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Interests: biomimetics; self-assembly; functional supported lipid membranes; cell envelope structures of archaea; bioinspired materials; biosensors; nanobiotechnology; smart nanocarriers for drug targeting and drug delivery
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This Special Issue is dedicated to past and future developments in the field of supported lipid membranes, which are comprised of soft biological matter, and hard solids. These synthetic architectures constitute an excellent model system, mimicking the cell envelope structure of cells. As supported lipid membranes are accessible to a wide variety of sophisticated surface-specific analytical techniques, very sensitive and systematic studies on processes, such as cell signaling, ligand–receptor interactions, enzymatic reactions occurring at the cell surface, as well as pathogen attacks can be performed. In addition to the cell mimics, they are perfectly suited to create biocompatible/biomimetic interfaces, which constitute an increasing challenge in material science. Critical endeavors and new discoveries in this scientific field have been achieved and, thus, supported lipid membranes are having an increasing impact on drug screening, modern medical care and diagnostics, food safety, environmental monitoring, and biosensors, for example, DNA-sequencing or biowarfare control when functionalized with transmembrane proteins or membrane-active peptides. The main focus of this forthcoming Special Issue is to present a comprehensive overview on the fabrication, characterization, application in basic and applied science, and future trends by assembling state-of-the-art research articles and reviews on supported lipid membranes.
Dr. Bernhard Schuster
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. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- biocompatible interface
- biomedical sciences
- bioinspired materials
- cell envelope mimics
- physical characterization
- reconstitution matrix
- supported lipid membranes
- surface-specific analytical techniques