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Nanomaterials loaded with molecular drugs for the treatment of human diseases

Guest Editors:
Rahul Kalhapure, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zhiwen Luo, MD, PhD, Fudan University, China
Chun-Wai Mai, PhD, RPh, UCSI University, Malaysia

Submission Status: Open until 15 November 2024

Cell technologies: advances and applications

Guest Editors:
Kunaal Dhingra: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Paulina Maria Strzelecka: Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 28 September 2024

Increasing microbial efficiency

Guest Editors:
Horacio Bach: University of British Columbia, Canada
Shuobo Shi: Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Yongjun Wei: Zhengzhou University, China

Submission Status: Open until 15 September 2024

Biotechnological applications for the production of biofuels and bioenergy

Guest Editors:
Beom Soo Kim, PhD, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Muhammad Aamer Mehmood, PhD, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
Long Zou, PhD, Jiangxi Normal University, China

Submission Status: Open until 31 August 2024

Food biotechnology

Guest Editors:
Sanket Joshi: Amity University, India
Tanmay Sarkar: West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, India
Palanivel Velmurugan: Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), India

Submission Status: Open until 15 July 2024


Tissue engineering

Guest Editors:

Hon Fai Chan: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Kulwinder Kaur: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Subhadeep Roy: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India

Biocontrol strategies: an eco-smart tool for integrated pest & diseases management

Guest Editors:
Suresh Janardhan Gawande: ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal: Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), India
Ram Krishna: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Soumia P. S.: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Anukool Vaishnav: University of Zurich, Switzerland


Vaccines for infectious diseases: immune mechanisms to vaccine development and clinical implementation

Guest Editors:
Rajib Deb: ICAR-National Research Center on Pig, India
Sandeep Kumar Dhanda: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Wen-Qiang He: University of Sydney, Australia

Microbial resources for bioremediation and reclamation of degraded environments

Guest Editors:
Alessandra Adessi: University of Florence, Italy
Matteo Daghio: University of Florence, Italy



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Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014

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