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Antimicrobial Materials and Nanoparticles 2.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 90

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: microbiology; immunology; new antimicrobial agents; host–pathogen signaling; infection control; antimicrobial nanomaterials
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Dear Colleagues,

Materials engineering is a very dynamic field with wide applications in medicine. Studies developed in recent years report new and emerging nanoparticle-based materials, useful in the field of antimicrobial therapy. These nanostructured materials are currently being investigated for the diagnosis, treatment, and even prophylaxis of infectious diseases. Moreover, other industries, such as food, drug development, and textiles, have benefited greatly from the development of antimicrobial materials. However, little is known regarding their intimate mode of action, their effect on drug-resistant bacteria, and the risks associated with their use as antibacterial agents. Even though numerous studies are recommending antibacterial nanomaterials as safe, when utilized in certain amounts, there are concerns regarding their impact in beneficial microorganisms, such as animals, humans, and soil microbiota.

Following the success of volume 1 of the Special Issue “Antimicrobial Materials and Nanoparticles”, we will be exploring this Special Issue in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067, IF 5.600, JCR Category Q1). This second Special Issue aims to collate recent studies and perspectives on antimicrobial materials and nanoparticles. Original research papers, reviews, mini reviews, and perspective works with new findings or viewpoints in the application of nanomaterials in microbiology are sought.

Dr. Alina Maria Holban
Guest Editor

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  • virulence modulators
  • signalling molecules
  • biofilms
  • microbial resistance
  • antimicrobial nanoparticles
  • nanobiomolecules
  • nanocoatings

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