Submit to our latest Journal of Materials Chemistry B collection on bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems

We are pleased to invite submissions to a themed collection on Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Guest Editors: Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France)

Nature provides us with an unparalleled variety of supramolecular systems that are formed via dynamic non-covalent interactions. Those include the molecular motor proteins, the cell membrane, the DNA double-helix structure, or the native extracellular matrices of tissues and organs, to name just a few. Such complex and dynamic supramolecular biological landscapes have inspired the design and development of bioinspired supramolecular materials and systems that could recreate their structural composition and complexity, dynamic and adaptive nature, functional features, and properties to address a myriad of applications in the biological and biomedical fields.

This themed collection in Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Guest Edited by Dr. João Borges (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Prof. Patricia Y. W. Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands), Prof. João F. Mano (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (University of Bordeaux, France), aims to provide an up-to-date platform for sharing latest developments in the field of bioinspired functional supramolecular systems. From the fundamental concepts on the supramolecular design and synthesis to the application of the bioinspired supramolecular (bio)materials in drug/gene/protein/therapeutics/cell delivery, biosensing, diagnostics, theranostics, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, among others. This collection also aims to encourage more interdisciplinary research and collaborative efforts at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry, (bio)materials science, and biology to inspire breakthrough research in the fascinating field of bioinspired supramolecular systems aimed at more closely emulating the complexity and dynamics of natural biological systems and creating life-like material systems.

Submit your latest work by 31 July 2024

How to submit

Submissions to the journal should fit within the scope of Journal of Materials Chemistry B – Please see the journal’s website for more information on the journal’s scope, standards, article types and author guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo the normal initial assessment and peer review processes, if appropriate, in line with the journal’s high standards, managed by the journal editors. Accepted manuscripts will be added to the online collection as soon as they are published and they will be featured in a regular issue of the relevant journal. Please note that peer review or acceptance are not guaranteed.

For this collection, we strongly encourage full primary research in the way of Full Papers or Communications.

If you would like to contribute to this themed collection, please submit your article directly through the Journal of Materials Chemistry B submission service. Please mention that your submission is a contribution to the Bioinspired functional supramolecular systems collection in the “Themed issues” section of the submission form and is in response to the Open Call. The Editorial Office reserves the right to check suitability of submissions in relation to the scope of both the journal and the collection, and as such inclusion of accepted articles in the final themed collection is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the collection or the submissions process, please do contact the Editorial Office at and they will be able to assist.

We look forward to receiving your latest work and considering it for this collection!

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