Special Issue "Biotechnology-Recent Advances"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: cancer immunology; cell death execution pathways; cancer stem cell biology; epigenetic reprogramming (production of iPS-cells); transdifferentiation technologies; other aspects of regenerative pharmacology
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The 21st century is witnessing a rapid progress in biotechnology that will likely revolutionize medical interventions not only in the area of transplantology but also in that of drug delivery, with the identification of the most suitable cell subpopulations as primary therapeutic targets in oncology and in tissue regeneration. For example, in 2006 Yamanaka and colleagues developed a technology to produce isogenic (embryonic-like) induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells by the process of reprogramming. iPSCs could then be differentiated into virtually any cell type in the body. In the meantime, an alternative technology of customized cell production from somatic cells through the process of transdifferentiation has progressed. Furthermore, our understanding of the biology of cancer allows for pinpointing cell populations (cancer stem cells, cancer initiating cells, cancer propagating cells) that are responsible for therapeutic failure. On the other hand, in the material science area, new composite materials (biodegradable and non-biodegradable) are being developed that may replace specific components of the connective tissue in different specialized organs. The proposed Special Issue aims to present diverse advances in biotechnology (i) at the level of cell and tissue engineering, (ii) at the level of advanced cancer therapy development, and (iii) at the level of biomaterial and general biotechnology science. Hence, it aims to bridge the gap between the above-mentioned research areas, while presenting specific aspects in an understandable manner to researchers from distinct research fields.
Prof. Dr. Marek J. Łos
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- stem cells
- tissue engineering
- 3D printing