Special Issue on Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Special Issue on Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Principia Dardano and Maria Antonietta Ferrara are topic editors of Microscopy and imaging of macromolecules and nanoparticles in biotechnology A Special Issue of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology – Nanobiotechnology

New imaging technologies and techniques play a significant role in multidisciplinary fields enabling advances in drug discovery, measurement of pharmacokinetics, functional genomics and the dynamics of macromolecules and nanoparticles in target tissues. Indeed, new imaging technologies allow measurements of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level. Microscopy and imaging are at the leading position of advancing the understanding of molecular biology, allowing a better knowledge in bioengineering and biotechnology. The emerging fields of advanced microscopy and imaging technology in biotechnology have not only increased our fundamental knowledge on macromolecules and their interaction with cells, but also opened up new applications in new biomaterials, nanomedicine, health devices and obviously diagnosis and treatment of pathologies. The scope of the present Special Issue is to highlight progress and recent trends in developing advanced microscopy and imaging technologies and their applications in molecular biology field, covering all aspects of advanced imaging, including instrumentation, methodologies and image processing.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced optical imaging including, but not limited to digital holographic imaging, linear and coherent Raman scattering microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, super-resolution microscopy.
  • Imaging analysis and spectroscopy-based imaging.
  • Multi-modal and combined imaging.
  • Diffuse, fluorescence and optical coherence tomography.
  • Nanoscale morphology of biomolecules and biomaterials, force-distance spectroscopy for stiffness, adhesion, and Young’s maps, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

Submission Deadlines:

  • 12 July 2022, Abstract
  • 28 September 2022, Manuscript