Special Issue in Molecules MDPI “Biopolymers and Biohybrids for Human Health”

Dear Colleagues,

Biopolymers are polymeric biomolecules that are essential for creating and sustaining life. Proteins, polysaccharides, glycopolymers, and polynucleotides are examples of biopolymer constituents of biological cells. Enzymes are proteins that accelerate chemical reactions and key actors in cell metabolism. Biopolymers are widely used in tissue engineering, pharmaceuticals, drug encapsulation and delivery, and many other biomedical applications. Biopolymers are also components of food and numerous formulations used in cosmetics and personal care. Hybridization of biopolymers with synthetic polymers and inorganics creates biohybrids with exquisite, dynamic, stimuli-responsive properties. Shaping of biopolymers and biohybrids into highly engineered 2D and 3D architectures using different processing techniques enhances functionality and smart capabilities. This Special Issue focuses on biopolymer and biohybrid materials for advanced applications in drug delivery, pharmaceuticals, tissue engineering, wound healing, food and nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, wearables, sensors, and other areas related to human health. We invite submissions of original research manuscripts reporting advances in functionalization and shaping of biopolymers and biohybrids with chemical, physical, or biochemical methods to create high-performance advanced materials for diverse applications in human health.

Prof. Dr. habil. Pedro Fardim, FRSC
Guest Editor

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