Special Issue "Macromolecules and Nanomaterials: Their Impact on Nanomedicine"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Prof. Dr. Juan M. Ruso
Soft Matter and Molecular Biophysics Group, Department of Applied Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanostructured templated materials and the biophysics of proteins and ligand-protein interactions; complexation of different proteins with amphiphilic ligands (surfactants, lipids and drugs)
Dr. Natalia Hassan
Programa Institucional de Fomento a la I+D+i Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago-Chile
Interests: polymer chemistry; materials chemistry and nanotechnology
Biomacromolecule structures have been studied in several publications; nevertheless, some interactions have not been studied deeply in the context of medicine. In this scenario, soft materials can interact with several different biomacromolecules (proteins, phospholipids, organelles, biological fluid, etc.) starting a competition of these biological molecules with material surface altering biological systems. New computational and experimental techniques have been explored in recent years to answer different questions that have not yet been solved. Biosensors, tissue engineering, microfluidics, and so on are some new perspective to be studied in this topic. In this Special Issue, we would like to demonstrate that new soft materials can completely change biomacromolecule structures, giving potential information on the clearance, immune response, biodistribution, metabolism and their biocompatibility, inducing their final bioapplication.Prof. Dr. Juan M. Ruso
Dr. Natalia Hassan
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- Bioinspired nanostructures
- Microfluidic devices
- Hydrogels and microgels
- Biocomposite materials
- Protein nanoparticles
- Nanocapsules for drug delivery