Special Issue "Nano and Submicro Surface Modifications That Modulate Bacterial Growth"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2021.
Interests: modified polysaccharides; bioactive polycations; heparin; natural polymers
Heterogeneous surfaces, especially those with pores on the nanometer and submicrometer scale, affect the growth of microorganisms differently compared to homogeneous surfaces made of the same materials. There is a popular belief among scientists that nano surfaces have potential as antibacterial and bacteriostatic materials. Inverse situations where the growth of microorganisms favors rough (nano and submicrometer) surfaces compared to atomically smooth are less common but also observed. This fact shows that our knowledge of this phenomenon is still incomplete and describing it systematically would give us a powerful tool to control the microbes in our surroundings. This is of great importance due to the role of biofilms in bacterial infections and the production of chemicals using microbes (e.g., lactic acid and dextran). In this case, studying less-described phenomena, i.e., growth stimulation, may reveal new information to help understand the broader perspective.
This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research works, as well as reviews, dealing with the modification of bacterial growth by well-characterized and defined surfaces. Topics should focus on correlating surface topology and the nature of growth modification. Works showing any effects related to pro-growth stimulation and less-common observations in the scientific literature are particularly welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kamil Kaminski
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- Antibacterial surfaces
- Probacterial surface
- Bacterial biofilm
- Modification of growth
- Nano surface
- Submicron surface