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Virtual Special Issue Biomimetic Polymers

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Bruns, Nico ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Virtual Special Issue Biomimetic Polymers.
In: European Polymer Journal. Vol. 122 (2020) . - No. 109370.
ISSN 1873-1945

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Editorial for the Virtual Special Issue "Biomimetic Polymers" of the European Polymer Journal, guest edited by Nico Bruns and Thomas Scheibel.
Without macromolecules, life would not have evolved. The whole cell machinery relies on macromolecular compounds, such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and peptides. Moreover, biopolymers such as polysaccharides or lignin play important roles as structural components of living systems. Natural macromolecules have sophisticated functions and properties that have so far been rarely achieved in synthetic systems. That is why synthetic polymer chemists often look into nature for inspiration how to design functional polymers, or to mimic the function of natural systems with synthetic ones. Moreover, with the advent of biotechnology, the boundaries between natural and synthetic polymers become fluid. For example, the recombinant expression and engineering of genes allows using recombinant proteins in materiaĺs applications. The aim of this special issue of the European Polymer Journal is to highlight examples of research in the field of biomimetic and bioinspired polymer chemistry in order to showcase current trends and to emphasize the opportunities of biomimetic and bioinspired functional materials for novel applications.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: biomimetic polymers; biopolymers; biotechnology
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials > Chair Biomaterials - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Material Science and Engineering - BayMAT
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2023 13:37