Special Issue "Marine Biomaterials 2020"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020) | Viewed by 21627
Interests: marine biomaterials; biominerals; biocomposites and biomimetics
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Biological materials first appeared in marine environments in ancient oceans. Some of them can be found only in the forms of fossils, especially in cases where they are exceptionally preserved over millions of years. Others were so successful in their survival strategies that we now dwell in their amazing abundance, these include unicellular (radiolarians, diatoms,) and multicellular (sponges, corals, mollusks, worms, echinoderms, arthropods) invertebrate and vertebrate (fish, reptiles, mammals) organisms. Today, the principal strategy for research that deals with the biological materials of the origin of marine invertebrates is based on the following steps: collection of specimens; isolation of the corresponding material; identification of the material; determining the mechanisms of its formation and using this knowledge for the creation of novel materials.
Challenges, solutions, and future directions of modern biological materials science of a marine origin will be represented in the Special Issue as an interdisciplinary research field. The topics include marine biopolymers (chitin, chitosan, collagen, gelatin, keratin, byssus, spongin), bioadhesives, bioelastomers, biominerals (calcium carbonates and phosphates, biosilica), and skeletal biocomposite-based constructs. Special attention will be paid to the development of novel methods for isolation and identification of diverse biomaterials as well as their practical application in modern technologies and biomedicine.
It is to be hoped that interested authors will be motivated enough to contribute their results and to recognize the state of the art in marine biomaterials today. I strongly believe that numerous open questions raised in this issue will inspire a younger generation of marine biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, engineers, physicists, and materials scientists to research marine biological materials.
Prof. Dr. Hermann Ehrlich
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