New trends in nano-biotechnology

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  1. Editors
    Prof. Pau-Loke Show, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
    Dr. Wee-Jun Ong, Xiamen University, Malaysia
    Dr. Sunita Varjani, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, India
    Dr. Joon Ching Juan, University of Malaya, Malaysia

The synthesis and the characterization of nanoscale biomaterials, the innovative applications of “smart nanoparticles”, and the technological/biological impact of nanoscale systems are just some of the areas of focus in the field known as nano-biotechnology. Nano-biotechnology has a wide array of applications: from organ-on-a-chip technologies to nano-biosensors and nanocatalysts, from nanodiagnostics to advanced characterisation and imaging tools, from intelligent drug delivery to artificial bioconstructs, and from functional nanostructured surfaces to smart materials and nanofluidics. In all of these applications, it is important to consider the nanotoxicological and possible harmful impact of nanomaterials on living organisms. In fact, the evaluation of the safety of an innovative nanodevice is a process that should start at the very first step of concept and design. Particular attention should also be paid to the translational and regulatory aspects of nano-biomedical devices, in order to realize their practical application in future clinical practice.

In this thematic issue, we invite contributions on novel concepts, ingenious designs and promising applications related to nano-biotechnology. The submitted works are expected to feature, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Nanomaterials in biotechnology
  • Nanoparticles in environmental science and technology
  • Nanosensors in biosystems
  • Nanomedicine in biochemical engineering
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems
  • Nanoscience and nanotoxicology
  • Nanotechnology in biology, medicine, food, environment and agriculture
  • Nanotechnology in environmental engineering
  • Nanotechnology in chemical engineering
  • Nanoscale electrochemisty in biotechnology
  • Computational nanochemistry in biotechnology
  • Life cycle assessment of nano-biotechnology

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2022

(please contact the editors directly to request a deadline extension)

  • Review
  • Published 18 Aug 2021

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 924–938, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.69

Self-assembly of amino acids toward functional biomaterials

  1. Huan Ren,
  2. Lifang Wu,
  3. Lina Tan,
  4. Yanni Bao,
  5. Yuchen Ma,
  6. Yong Jin and
  7. Qianli Zou
  • Review
  • Published 12 Oct 2021

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 1140–1150, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.85

Design and selection of peptides to block the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain by molecular docking

  1. Kendra Ramirez-Acosta,
  2. Ivan A. Rosales-Fuerte,
  3. J. Eduardo Perez-Sanchez,
  4. Alfredo Nuñez-Rivera,
  5. Josue Juarez and
  6. Ruben D. Cadena-Nava
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 22 Jul 2022

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 699–711, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.62

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