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Nanotechnology-Based Sensing for Biomechanics at Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Levels

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 685

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
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Interests: quantum sensing; diamond defects; biophysics; nanophotonics; biointerface
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Biointerphase and Biomaterials Group, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Interests: mechanobiology; biomaterials; biointerface
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Measuring the mechanics of molecules, cells and tissues is a key challenge in mechanobiology, a field of research aiming to improve our understanding of tissue development and disease progression. Interdisciplinary approaches involving chemistry, physics, engineering and biology perspectives are required to achieve such a goal. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform through which scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds can communicate and share their opinions and findings in this rapidly advancing field. Both original research papers and review articles are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: measuring and modeling adhesive force and membrane tension dynamics in cells; single-molecule force spectroscopy; DNA nanotechnology; quantum sensing; design and simulation of sensing molecules; tissue mechanics; mechanotransduction; traction force microscopy; microfluidics-based cell phenotyping and sorting, Mems-based force sensing arrays; mechanical markers for disease detection.

Dr. Yuan Lin
Dr. Zhiqin Chu
Dr. Qiang Wei
Guest Editors

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  • cellular force measurement
  • cell phenotyping
  • quantum sensing
  • bio-nanotechnology
  • mechanotransduction
  • adhesion and membrane dynamics
  • cell mechanics
  • disease markers

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