Special Issue "Nanozymes and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Hui Wei
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210093, China
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Interests: functional nanomaterials, in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care, cancer nanotechnology, synthetic biology
Since the pioneering work by Ronald Breslow and co-workers around half a century ago, researchers have established that artificial enzymes can act as excellent alternatives to natural enzymes, with numerous merits, such as high stability and low cost. Varieties of molecules, from cyclodextrins and metal complexes to supramolecules and biomolecules have been extensively explored, to mimic the structures and functions of natural enzymes through many approaches. Over the past few decades, nanomaterials have attracted great attentions in both science and engineering fields, primarily due to their unique properties compared with the corresponding bulk materials. Recently, some nanomaterials, from fullerene and its derivatives to metal nanoparticles and nanocomposites, have been found to exhibit unexpected enzyme-mimicking activities. The term "nanozymes" was coined to describe these nanomaterials with exciting enzyme-like characteristics. Nanozymes have already found a wide range of applications in biosensing, cancer diagnostics and therapy, stem cell growth, and pollutant removal, to name just a few emerging research areas.
To highlight the blooming growth of the nanozymes field, this Special Issue aims to provide a forum for the research community to present the state-of-art work on nanozymes and related studies. Thus, we would like to invite the submissions of researches articles covering the latest progress in all areas of nanozymes as well as insightful reviews. We look forward to publishing a high-quality collection on nanozymes soon!
Dr. Hui Wei
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- artificial enzymes
- biomimetic chemistry
- functional nanomaterials