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Special Issue "Microengineering Techniques for Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2019.
Laboratory for Innovations in Microengineering (LiME), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Interests: applications of micro- and nanotechnologies for biomedical engineering (bio-mems) and energy; tissue engineering; organs-on-chip; microfluidics; sustainable energy
Microengineering approaches are enabling technologies for creating biomimetic cell culture systems that recapitulate the cell-cell and cell-tissue interactions, as well as, spatiotemporal chemical gradients, and dynamic mechanical microenvironments in living organs. These bioengineered systems offer unique opportunities for disease modeling and drug discovery due to their ability to promote cellular and tissue organizations which were not possible in conventional monolayer culture systems. The current Special Issue aims to address recent advances in the fabrication and operation of microengineered tissue culture platforms with particular emphasis on microfabricated tissues, single- or multi-organ-on-chip devices, 3D bioprinted tissue models, and multicellular spheroids. The interface of these systems with genomics, metabolomics, and proteomics for the better understanding of disease formation and progression is also of great interest. Moreover, we encourage manuscripts on the development of sensors for long-term monitoring of cellular microenvironments and studies reporting high-throughput designs for investigating the toxicity of drugs and their metabolites.
Dr. Mohsen Akbari
Dr. Carlos Escobedo
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 1400 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.
- Disease Modeling
- Tissue Engineering
- Drug discovery