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Peptide and Protein Self Assembly

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 100

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Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: biomedical engineering; nanomedicine; nanoscience; biological materials

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Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; dental implants; temporomandibular disorders

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Peptide and protein self-assembly are fundamental processes in nature, synonymous to life via their involvement in the basic workings of biology. At the same time, the advantages of tailoring the unique combination of properties that characterize peptide and protein self-assembly provide inspiration that leads to new applications in research and development, such as in biomedical engineering, biomanufacturing, regenerative medicine and dentistry, nanotechnology and even energy technology and food engineering, thus providing unique contributions in tackling global challenges. Therefore, it gives us great pleasure to present this Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, focusing on critical advances in this exciting field.

We welcome submissions of original scientific research manuscripts, comprehensive reviews and short communications that report on the latest breakthroughs relating the following key topics (but not limited to them):

  • Fundamental understanding of peptide and protein self-assembly;
  • Design and control of biological materials based on peptide and protein self-assembly;
  • Biomanufacturing of self-assembling peptide and proteins;
  • Bioinspired self-assembling peptides and protein for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine;
  • Peptide and protein self-assembly in disease prognosis, diagnosis and therapy;
  • Advanced techniques for studying peptide and protein self-assembly;
  • Technological applications, innovation and technology transfer based on self-assembling peptides and proteins.

We hope that you will be able to submit a manuscript for consideration and possible publication in this Special Issue. Kindly let us know your intentions to submit a manuscript at your earliest by sending your tentative title and summary. We would also appreciate if you could forward this to your team members and colleagues who may also be interested in the topic.

We appreciate the valuable contribution of Ms. Niki Karipidou, PhD Candidate, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the accomplishment of this Special Issue.

Thank you for your consideration and please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Dr. Amalia Aggeli
Prof. Dr. Petros Koidis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • peptide
  • protein
  • self-assembly
  • biological materials
  • regenerative medicine
  • tissue engineering

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