Special Issue "Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Toxicology"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Donald Wlodkowic
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Guest Editor
School of Science, RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus, PO Box 71, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
Interests: chemobehavioral phenomics; neuropharmacology; neurotoxicology; ecotoxicology; programmed cell death; lab-on-a-chip
Dr. Olivia Campana
Guest Editor
Dpt. Physical Chemistry, University of Cadiz , Andalusian Center for Marine Science and Technology, CACYTMAR , Campus Universitario Puerto Real, 11510 Puerto Real, Spain
Interests: ecotoxicology; environmental risk assessment; sediment quality guidelines; aquatic contamination

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Miniaturized perfusion-based systems, commonly known as Lab-on-a-Chip technologies, are experiencing explosive growth worldwide with a substantial promise of a direct impact on biosciences. They represent a unique approach that enables specific biological questions to be addressed with technological advances that provide fundamentally new capabilities in the spatio-temporal analysis of molecules, cells, and small metazoan model organisms. The development of innovative microperfusion technologies can bring substantial benefits for a number of research areas in a broadly understood field of toxicology.

This Special Issue will showcase recent developments of chip-based technologies for toxicology. Our aim is to outline a very broad scope of applications that include but are not limited to drug discovery, predictive toxicology, experimental biology, and ecotoxicology/environmental risk assessment. We are interested in contributions covering both molecular and cell-based assays, organs-on-a-chip as well as applications of chip-based systems for biotests utilizing small model organisms. We invite both full research papers and short technical communications, as well as review articles and perspectives.

Prof. Donald Wlodkowic
Dr. Olivia Campana
Guest Editors

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. Micromachines 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 1600 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.


  • Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Experimental biology
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Microperfusuon
  • Bioassay

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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