Bionanomaterials special series: call for papers

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Far from being the stuff of “gray-goo” doomsday nightmares, bionanotechnology is finding reliable and safe solutions to big problems at the small scale, in a diversity of disciplines across medicine, immunology, microbiology, and more. To reflect this, the BMC-series is showcasing the latest advances in this emerging field in a new article collection, to be published later in the year.

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BMC Biochemistry and BMC Biophysics invites you to submit to the new thematic series, ‘Biochemistry and Biophysics of Bionanomaterials’

The series will cover topics related to virus-like nanoparticles, DNA origami nanostructures and membrane-based nanopores. We are also particularly keen to consider research on interfaced biosystems, where nanotubes and solid-state materials such as graphene are linked to biomolecules to create new biosensor and bioelectronic devices.

The collection will emphasize novel molecular engineering at the nanoscale, along with biophysical investigations of these architectures, focusing on three major topics:

  • Design and synthesis of nano-dimensional biomolecular materials
  • Biophysical interrogation of bionanomaterials
  • Device engineering based on control of nanostructure architecture leading to novel biosensors and bioelectronics

Submit your manuscript online, indicating in your covering letter that you would like to be considered for the ‘Biochemistry and Biophysics of Bionanomaterials’ series. Submission of original Research and Methodology articles will be encouraged and if accepted, your article will be included as part of the collection as soon as it is published.

For further information, please visit the journal homepages:

BMC Biochemistry
BMC Biophysics

And for pre-submission enquiries regarding the series, the journals’ Executive Editors would be happy to hear from you:

Tom Rowles, Senior Executive Editor (BMC Biochemistry)
Simon Harold, Senior Executive Editor (BMC Biophysics)

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Further reading

Confused about what all this talk of bionanotechnology means? Series editor John Honek has a jargon-busting Editorial for you right here.