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Special Issue "Advanced Self-Assembled Nanostructures"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Angelina Angelova

CNRS UMR 8612 "Institut Galien Paris-Sud", Paris-Sud 11 University, Paris-Saclay University, F-92296 Ch√Ętenay Malabry, France
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Interests: lipid/protein self-assembly; self-assembled nanostructures and nanoparticles with neuroprotective properties; liquid crystalline phases; cubosomes; protein and peptide-based nanomedicines; nanocarriers for macromolecular drug delivery; membrane receptor nanoscale organization; lipid; peptide; BDNF; cyclodextrin; soft nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on advanced self-assembled nanostructures inspired by the supramolecular organizations of biomolecules in living systems and by the formation of protein macromolecular complexes in cellular membranes and subcellular compartments. All kinds of functional self-assembled nanostructures will be considered including organized protein assemblies, lipid/protein supramolecular nanoarchitectures, dynamic nanostructures formed by cell penetrating peptides and other biomolecules, self-assembled nanostructures for nanomedicine applications, biomimetic nanostructures, and synthetic assemblies for multimodal theranostic imaging, etc. Reports involving characterization techniques at the nanoscale, such as cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryoTEM) and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy imaging, will be of particular interest.

Dr. Angelina Angelova
Guest Editor

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. Molecules 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 1800 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.


  • Peptide self-assembled nanostructures
  • Protein macromolecular complexes
  • Biomolecular machines
  • Lipid/polymer hybrid assemblies
  • Liquid crystalline self-assembled nanostructures
  • Drug delivery nanostructures (protein, peptide, siRNA, CRISPR/Cas9)
  • Soft nanostructured materials
  • Soft nanostructure characterization techniques
  • Multimodal theranostic assemblies

Published Papers

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