Special Issue "Graphene Based Nanocomposites for Antibacterial Applications and Biosensors"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019).
Interests: graphene-based antibacterial coatings; graphene-based bio-sensors; protein phosphorylation; bacterial cells; metabolic engineering; industrially relevant enzymes and nanoparticles
Interests: graphite and garphene; semimetals; bismuth; transport and magnetic properties of HTSC, physics of vortices; physics and application of the intrinsic Josephson effect
The interaction of graphene with living cells opens up several interesting fields of application. Due to their hydrophobic nature, thin layers of graphene can penetrate biological membranes. Graphene flakes or sheets are also known to wrap around cells. These processes can lead to cellular damage, both via disruption of the membrane lipid bilayer or induction of oxidative stress. Bacteria are especially susceptible to damage caused by graphene and this has recently led to interesting advances in antibacterial applications of graphene-based nanocomposites. Another aspect of graphene useful in bio-applications is its extreme sensitivity to electrical perturbations. Charged moieties approaching the graphene sheet affect its electrical conductivity, and this can be readily measured. Based on this property, there are efforts to develop various graphene-based nano-devices that can operate as sensors. These range from sensors of small molecules/metabolites, peptides and proteins, to detection of whole bacterial cells attaching to surfaces.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Mijakovic
Prof. Dr. August Yurgens
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- antibacterial coating