Special issue “Antimicrobial nanobiomaterials”

Special Issue Editors

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Alina Maria Holban

* Correspondence: alina_m_h@yahoo.com; alina.m.holban@bio.unibuc.ro

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Interests: Antimicrobial therapy, Molecular solutions for virulence modulation, Biofilms, Host-pathogen interaction, Nanomaterials for advanced antimicrobials.


Lia Mara Ditu

* Correspondence: lia_mara_d@yahoo.com

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Interests: Antimicrobial therapy, Molecular solutions for virulence modulation, Biofilms, Host-pathogen interaction, Nanomaterials for advanced antimicrobials.


Carmen Curutiu

* Correspondence: carmeniordache78@yahoo.com

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Institute of the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Interests: Antimicrobial therapy, Molecular solutions for virulence modulation, Biofilms, Host-pathogen interaction, Nanomaterials for advanced antimicrobials.


Special Issue Information

Aim and Scope: Microbial infections still represent one of the major challenges in modern medicine. Although great progress was made since the discovery of antibiotics, microorganisms are always one-step before any biomedical solution. Currently, microbial resistance and tolerance to antimicrobial compounds reached impressive heights, leading clinicians to a real crisis of efficient antibiotics. As innovative solutions emerge, now researchers and clinicians are looking for alternatives in order to modulate microbial virulence, their ability to colonize and produce multicellular communities, called biofilms, and reduce the risk of resistant microorganisms selection. Nanotechnology received great interest in recent years, since it could provide efficient solutions for antibiotic therapy, drug-delivery, antimicrobial surfaces and coatings, and biofilm inhibition. This special issue aims to provide an updated collection of research and review papers dealing with the most interesting and innovative solutions in the field of the design and applications of nanobiomaterials investigated for antimicrobial solutions.  Special attention will be given to nano-solutions developed to deal with antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and biofilms.

Subtopics: Nanoparticles for medical applications; Biofilm modulation; Microbial virulence modulation; Nanodrugs; Management of infections with resistant pathogens.

Keywords: nanobiomaterials; antimicrobial therapy; biofilm inhibition; microbial resistance; drug delivery.


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020


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Published papers

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