Supramolecular Biomaterials

Published 21 August, 2023


Supramolecular interactions commonly exist in the biological system. They play an important role in the regulation of the bio-functions of biomacromolecules. This special issue will present the state-of-the-art research on the development of biomaterials through supramolecular interactions. These include van der Waals forces, π-π stacking, hydrogen bonding, metal-ligand coordination, electrostatic interactions, host-guest interactions, together with the applications in drug/gene delivery, tissue engineering and cancer therapy.

We also welcome submissions on the relationship between materials properties and supramolecular interactions, in vitro and in vivo safety and degradation behavior of supramolecular biomaterials.

Topics covered:

  • Drug/gene delivery
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Biosafety and degradation of biomaterials
  • Bio-interaction
  • Light-based (PDT, PTT) therapy
  • Cancer therapy

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 31 December 2023

Submission Instructions:

Please read the [Guide for Authors – hyperlink to guide for authors] before submitting. All articles should be [submitted online – hyperlink to online submission system], please select [Supramolecular Biomaterials] on submission.

Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Chunsheng Xiao, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Changchun 13022, China. Email:
  • Dr. Yilong Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Email:

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