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Swiss National Research Programme “Opportunities and risks of nanomaterials” (NRP 64)
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Collection published: 13 July 2017


Thematic series
Highlights from the acoustofluidic conference 2012 - a conference on particle and fluid manipulation with ultrasound
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Collection published: 28 June 2013

Aims and scope

Journal of Nanobiotechnology is an open access peer-reviewed journal communicating scientific and technological advances in the fields of medicine and biology, with an emphasis in their interface with nanoscale sciences. The journal provides biomedical scientists and the international biotechnology business community with the latest developments in the growing field of Nanobiotechnology.

For a list of sections in the journal, please click here.

Call for papers on nanosensors

You are invited to contribute to our upcoming Special Issue on nanosensors. Here we are talking about nanosensors in a rather broad sense, focusing on the question of why you are studying nanosensors and /or what according to you their potential use in the life sciences and, more specifically, in medicine might be. Recently, there has been significant progress in this area of research, probably many of these studies not even explicitly mentioning the use of nanosensors. Some of this research may have led to findings harboring great potential for clinical medicine such as, for example, the early detection / diagnosis of diseases or minimally invasive local treatments / interventions.  We are also considering previously published content in the journal for inclusion in the Special Issue.

Featured collection: Swiss National Research Programme “Opportunities and risks of nanomaterials” (NRP 64)

Opportunities and risks for human health and the environment in relation to the manufacture, use and disposal of synthetic nanomaterials need to be better understood.

The Swiss National Research Programme "Opportunities and risks of nanomaterials" (NRP 64) hopes to be able to bridge the gaps in our current knowledge on nanomaterials.

Featured article: Combustion-derived particles inhibit in vitro human lung fibroblast-mediated matrix remodeling

Ultrafine combustion-derived particles are shown to damage lung fibroblasts, including their mitochondrial function, inhibiting their ability to maintain healthy lung tissue.

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Professor Weibo Cai

Professor Cai is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. Dr. Cai’s research at UW-Madison ( is primarily focused on molecular imaging and nanotechnology. Dr. Cai has authored >270 peer-reviewed articles (total citation: > 19000; H-index: 71) and received many awards, including the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Springer Prize (2011 & 2013), American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2013-2017), Inaugural Nano Research Young Innovators (NR45) in Nanobiotechnology Award (2018), Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, 2018), among many others. What he is most proud of is that his trainees at UW - Madison have received >100 awards to date.

Prof Patolsky

Professor Fernando Patolsky

Professor Patolsky is Associate Professor at the department of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel. As a young and well-acknowledged scientist in the fields of biotechnology and nanobiotechnology, Fernando's research has focused on the development of molecular and biomolecular electronic and optical systems, aiming to establish fundamental principles for the construction of optical and electronic sensors and biosensors. These scientific activities represent a leading interdisciplinary effort to bridge chemistry, biology and materials science. He has published more than 70 papers and book chapters since 1998, with more than 5,100 citations, that focus on the synthesis of novel nanoscale materials, the creation of electrical and optoelectrical nanoscale devices and their applications.


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