Biophysics and Mechanics of Cell Membranes

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Biological Membrane Dynamics and Computation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2022) | Viewed by 12450

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: cellular and molecular biomechanics; modeling cell membranes; cross-membrane transport; mechanics of biological materials
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: quantum sensing; diamond defects; biophysics; nanophotonics; biointerface
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The membranes of cells or bacteria play essential roles in many processes that are critical to life. For example, the adhesion formed between the membrane and the outside is critical for cells/bacteria to probe their microenvironment and to perform functions such as migration and endocytosis. In addition, the deformation of the nuclear membrane is believed to be tightly related to cell mechanotransduction. Recently, accumulating evidence has also demonstrated that the progression of diseases like cancer leads to a markedly changed physical response in the cell membrane. Therefore, precise knowledge of the mechanics involved will be one of the keys to finding new ways to monitor and treat such a disorder.

The goal of this Special Issue is to gather a collection of substantial advances made in the fundamental and application-oriented study of cell membrane. We welcome contributions in the form of reviews and original research papers reporting recent theoretical and experimental efforts in areas including, but not limited to, the following: membrane-mediated cell adhesion, measurement techniques for cellular mechanics, membrane–protein interactions, cross-membrane transport, computational modelling of biological membrane, shape evolution of the cell/nuclear membrane, endocytosis of nanoparticles, cell/bacteria division, membrane damage and repairing, and viral budding.

Dr. Yuan Lin
Dr. Zhiqin Chu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Nuclear membrane
  • Computational modeling of biological membranes
  • Membrane–protein interactions
  • Cell adhesion
  • Cellular uptake of nanoparticles
  • Cross-membrane transport
  • Shape evolution of membrane
  • Lipid dynamics
  • Membrane damage and repairing
  • Cell and bacteria division
  • Measurement techniques for cellular mechanics
  • Mechanosensitive channels

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
Back to TopTop