Special Issue "Recent Advances of Molecular Machines and Molecular Robots"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: biophysics; soft matter physics; artificial cells/organelles; DNA nanotechnology; molecular robotics; microfluidics
Interests: nanopore; lipid bilayer; DNA computing; microfabrication; molecular robotics
"Recent Advances of Molecular Machines and Molecular Robots" is a highly interdisciplinary research field including material science, chemistry, biotechnology, biophysics, soft matter physics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and computer science. Molecular machine engineering is based on motor protein science and supramolecular chemistry and is currently expanded to the development of dynamical molecular machinery. In addition, the research field of molecular robotics originates from DNA nanotechnology and DNA computing and has recently yielded results in the construction of dynamical molecular machinery by taking advantage of the characteristics of sequence-based programmable design. The interaction between these two fields will furthermore promote the development of nanometer- or micrometer-sized dynamical and programmable robotic systems equipped with molecular sensors and molecular intelligence. In this Special Issue, we would like you to contribute research papers, short communications, and review articles related to molecular machine engineering and molecular robotics from a wide range of research fields. By overviewing the recent advances in this field, we would like to ferment seeds of future applications such as medical microrobots, intelligent drug delivery systems, artificial cells/organelles, environmental nano/microsensor robots, agricultural nano/microrobots, and unconventional brain-like computers.
Prof. Dr. Masahiro Takinoue
Prof. Dr. Ryuji Kawano
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Molecular Robotics
- Molecular Machine Engineering
- DNA Nanotechnology, DNA Computing, and Molecular Programming
- Artificial Cell/Organelle Engineering
- Bio Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS), Biomicrofluidics, and Micro-Total Analysis Systems (MicroTAS)
- Biophysics, Soft Matter Physics, and Active Matter Physics
- Polymer Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
- Protein Engineering and Peptide Engineering
- Liposomes and Lipid Bilayer Systems
- Medical applications, Agricultural applications, and Environmental applications