Special Issue "Antimicrobial Peptides, Polymers and Surfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
The development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria is a major public health threat facing the world today. The fight against antibiotic resistance requires a multidimensional approach to develop novel antimicrobials, novel methods of delivery for antibiotics, and novel materials to resist bacterial contamination. This Special Issue is aimed at highlighting ongoing and emerging research in the areas of antimicrobial peptides, antimicrobial polymers, and antimicrobial surfaces. These areas comprise a tremendous variety of research directed at developing novel compounds for treating infections and the development of novel materials to prevent contamination and spread of bacteria. These areas are inherently interconnected as lessons from one are often applied to others. The issue is open to research from synthesis to materials characterization to biochemical/biophysical characterization of mechanism of action.
Dr. Gregory Caputo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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.
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- antibacterial materials
- antimicrobial peptides
- antimicrobial polymers
- thin films