Special Issue on the Methodology of Research and Applications of Electric Fields
Min Zhao, PhD
University of California, Davis
Ann Rajnicek, PhD
University of Aberdeen
Francis Lin, PhD
University of Manitoba
Bioelectricity is central to the physiology and pathology of wound healing, nervous system function, immune responses, cardiac and muscle functions, and cancers. Recent technological advances in engineering, physics, chemistry and computer science have spawned wide-ranging electric field-based methodologies with biological and biomedical applications. These continue to emerge, so this timely special issue aims to be a focal point for innovation. We now solicit high quality original research papers on novel research methodologies and applications of electric fields. Other types of manuscripts will also be considered.
Topics can include (but are not restricted to) microfluidic devices for research applications of biomolecules, cells and microorganisms mediated by electric fields, modeling and computational methods for studying bioelectricity in physiological and pathological systems or in in-vitro models, electrode fabrication and electrode array designs to enable new bio-applications, development of novel devices utilizing electrical phenomena to diagnose or treat disease. Scientists, engineers, clinicians and other professionals who are actively pursuing research relevant to this special issue are strongly encouraged to submit their work.
Bioelectricity will consider articles from the full breadth of evidence: from original research papers and reviews, to perspectives, profiles, commentaries, and exemplary front matter. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Topic A: Microfluidic devices for research applications of biomolecules, cells and other microorganisms mediated by electric fields
- Topic B: Modeling and computational methods for studying bioelectricity in physiological and pathological systems or in in-vitro models
- Topic C: Electrode fabrication and electrode array designs to enable novel bio-applications
- Topic D: Development of novel diagnostic or therapeutic devices utilizing electrical phenomena to diagnose or treat disease.
Contributions will receive prompt and thorough peer review. Please refer to our Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript for consideration. Authors are encouraged to vet ideas directly with Dr. Francis Lin via e-mail before submitting (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the Journal
Bioelectricity is the only journal devoted explicitly to bioelectricity research. The field of bioelectricity, much like the field of biochemistry, is becoming a foundational component of the biological sciences. The scientists who pioneered modern studies of bioelectricity have created a solid footing for the imminent upsurge in exploration: voltage, current, resistance, pH, and other familiar ion-dependent phenomena, have all been found to be generated and maintained by cells in highly conserved, energy-dependent processes. Led by pioneering co-Editors-in-Chief, Mustafa Djamgoz, PhD, and Michael Levin, PhD, Bioelectricity is published online and in print with open access options and rapid turnaround of submissions. The Journal provides a high-profile, international forum for groundbreaking original research papers, review articles, captivating front matter, debate, and commentary. Bioelectricity is an exciting and dynamic focal point for the growing bioelectricity community and is the go-to resource that will drive the field forward