Special Issue "Nanozymes: Mechanistic Insights into Applications from Sensing, Imaging to Antibacterial and Beyond"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan
Guest Editor
Co-Leader - NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory (NBRL), School of Science, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: nanomaterials; sensors; bioimaging; photocatalysis; enzyme-mimic nanoparticles; nanozymes; nano-bio interfaces; functional nanomaterials; aptamers
Dr. Rona Chandrawati
Guest Editor
School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: nanoparticle sensors; biosensors; early disease diagnosis; food and health monitoring; drug delivery; nitric oxide; enzymes and enzyme mimics; biomaterials; cell-material interactions; bioconjugation and surface chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

New generation artificial enzymes based on enzyme-mimicking nanoparticles have gained recognition as surrogates of natural enzymes due to their capability to address the limitations of natural enzymes, such as low stability and high production cost. These functional important nanomaterials are collectively referred to as ‘NanoZymes’ which was coined by Pasquato, Scrimin, and their coworkers in 2004. Nanozymes have already found applications in sensing, diagnostics and therapy, pollutant removal, and imaging, which are just a few of the emerging research areas.

This Special Issue will highlight the importance of nanozymes across several disciplines and provide the research community a platform to showcase their work in the area. We invite authors to contribute either research articles or reviews to this Special Issue dedicated to the emerging area of nanozymes. Looking forward to this collection on nanozymes.

Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan
Dr. Rona Chandrawati
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanozyme
  • Enzyme-mimic nanoparticles
  • Biomimetic chemistry
  • Sensing and diagnostics
  • Antibacterial
  • Artificial enzymes
  • Bioinspired catalysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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