Special Issue "Marine Polymeric Materials and Biomimetics"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: biopolymers; (bio)materials; bionanocomposites; functional polimeric materials; marine inspiration/biomimetics; valorization marine biomass; red and blue biotechnology; marine bioactive molecules; tissue engineering
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The marine environment is a unique source of natural polymers and bioactive molecules with specific biological, physicochemical and structural properties. Moreover, marine organisms are also an incredible source of inspiration for the design and development of sustainable and functional (bio)materials.
This Special Issue will focus on the use of metabolites, biomolecules and enzymes from organisms living in aquatic environments and/or on marine-inspired principles to develop materials (i.e. by mimicking the functionality and structure of marine organisms), which can potentially solve current societal and environmental problems such as pollution, disposal of hazardous materials, and more. It will focus on the biodiversity of the marine environment and on the key properties of residues and by-products as high added-value materials for achieving biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and nutrition and biotechnological applications.
The topics are not limited to these studies, and can cover all research areas concerning marine polymeric materials and marine inspiration/biomimetics. I would like to bring together a collection of wide-reaching reviews from leading experts and cutting edge research from prominent groups in the community in order to provide a general overview of this interesting research topic. This Special Issue will publish full research papers, letters, communications, and review manuscripts.
Considering your significant contribution to this research topic, I would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue.
The manuscript should be submitted online before 31 March 2020.
I would very much appreciate if you would consider being one of our authors.
Dr. Susana C.M. Fernandes
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Marine bioactive molecules
- Marine biopolymers (polysaccharides and proteins)
- Marine biomimetics
- Blue economy
- Blue biotechnology
- Valorization of marine resources and by-products
- Marine biomaterials design
- Sustainable materials