Special Issue "Peptide-Functionalized Polymeric Materials"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Marya Ahmed
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Guest Editor
University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Chemistry, Charlottetown, Canada
Interests: Peptide-polymer hybrids; hydrogels; self-assembly; drug delivery; actibacterial properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent interest in the synthesis and applications of peptide-based materials has produced diverse peptide-based polymeric architectures, hydrogels, and nanoparticles for biological applications. These peptide-based polymeric scaffolds provide a great platform to combine the biodegradable and bioactive properties of peptides with the facile synthetic approaches and higher stability of polymeric materials and are being extensively studied for various applications, such as drug delivery, bio-sensing, tissue engineering, and preparation of antibacterial and anticancer agents. The decoration of polymer backbones with peptides by pre- or post-polymerization modification techniques has resulted in excellent stimuli-responsive self-assembled and degradable biomolecules, capable of efficient molecular targeting, antifouling, and anti-cancer and antibacterial activities.

This Special Issue aims at collecting fundamental research studies on the synthesis of peptide-based polymeric materials and their applications. Original research articles and review papers on the synthesis of peptide-functionalized materials and investigations of their in vitro and in vivo biological applications including drug delivery, gene delivery, bio-sensing, antifouling, antibacterial and anticancer preparation will be accepted for publication in this Special Issue.

Prof. Marya Ahmed
Guest Editor

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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Peptide-polymer hybrids
  • Peptide-based hydrogels
  • Peptide-functionalized nanoparticles
  • Drug delivery
  • Gene delivery
  • Antifouling and stealth properties
  • Antibacterial activity
  • Stimuli responsiveness
  • Targeting properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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