Call for papers: Bioinspired surfaces engineering of biomaterials

Journal of Materials Chemistry B is pleased to announce an upcoming themed issue on Bioinspired surfaces engineering of biomaterials, due for publication online in early 2022. The issue is being Guest Edited by Professor Jian Ji (Zhejiang University), Professor Kazuhiko Ishihara (The University of Tokyo), Professor Shaoyi Jiang (Cornell University), Professor M. Cristina L. Martins (Universidade do Porto) and Professor G. Julius Vancso (University of Twente).

Deadline for submission: 25th October 2021

If you would like to submit a Paper or Communication for this themed issue, you can contribute your article directly through the journal’s online submission service at Please add a “note to the editor” in the submission form to indicate that your manuscript is a submission for this themed issue.

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B, materials with applications in biology and medicine. Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. Please be aware that that the Editorial Office will assess submissions for their suitability for the scope of the themed issue and only those within scope will be included in the collection.

Scope of the issue

Understanding the sophisticated functionalities offered by objects and processes found in nature will guide the design of materials with desirable properties to meet challenging applications. Zwitterionic and other materials, inspired by biological structures and functions at different levels (e.g. cell membrane, protein, tissues etc.) have shown great potential in diagnostic, drug delivery and tissue regeneration applications.

In this context, it is pertinent to compile this themed issue focused on recent rapid development in bioinspired biomaterials. This themed issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B aims at covering the recent progress on zwitterionic materials specifically and other bioinspired biomaterials broadly, including properties, applications, and synthesis of bioinspired and zwitterionic materials related to biology and medicine, bioinspired surfaces/interfaces, fabrication and functionality of bioinspired nanoparticles, high-throughput methods and applications in nanomedicine, nanodiagnostics, medical devices, sensors, scaffolds for tissue regeneration etc.

Professor Jian Ji, Zhejiang University, Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry B

Professor Kazuhiko Ishihara, The University of Tokyo

Professor Shaoyi Jiang, Cornell University

Professor M. Cristina L. Martins, Universidade do Porto

Professor G. Julius Vancso, University of Twente

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