Special Issue "Antibacterial Resistance and Novel Strategies to Eradicate Bacterial Biofilms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: microbiology; microscopy/imaging; biochemistry; biomedical engineering; physical-chemistry; cell biology; bacterial biofilm biology and antibiotic resistance
Bacterial resistance to existing and commonly used antibiotics, disinfectants, and detergents have raised a global alarm in regards to public health and economy. Bacteria which prefer to exist in biofilm state have greater resistance to antibacterial agents in comparison to those in planktonic state. Understanding the exact mechanisms by which bacteria develop resistance to antibacterial agents and the development of novel and innovative strategies to eradicate bacteria/biofilms and their associated infections are of the highest priority.
The Special Issue will primarily focus on antibacterial resistance mechanisms in bacteria and the development of new antibacterial agents targeting biofilm disruption. This Issue will consist of manuscripts, including original research articles, review articles, case series, and opinion papers. Specifically, work from the following fields of research will be included in this Issue:
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria;
Antibiotic stewardship—use and misuse;
Bacterial virulence factors and their role in pathogenicity and infection;
Bacterial extracellular substances and their role in biofilm formation;
Host immunological response against bacteria;
Novel molecules targeting quorum-sensing inhibition in bacteria;
New antibacterial agents and their mode of action against bacterial biofilms;
Antibacterial coatings for biomedical applications;
Enzymatic degradation of bacterial biofilms;
Biofilm removal from the environment (e.g., water sources);
Food pathogens and control strategies.
Dr. Theerthankar Das
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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