Call for Papers -
Nanobiology: Research, Theory, and Current
Nanotechnology, as a general topic, covers a very wide array
of different disciplines and areas of research. However, in
the realm of biological and biomolecular applications and
developments, there are a number of current examples,
including some commercial applications, which are reshaping
the approach to which previously difficult, or even "unsolvable"
procedures can now be resolved, or greatly improved upon.
It is specifically in the realm of thoeretical, near term, or currently
available technologies, and how they are affected by application
of "nanobiological" processes, that will be reviewed in this
section of the journal. By definition, a nanobiological
process could be described, in this context, as any process
which utilizes the contrived manipulation of individual
biomolecules or biomolecular structures to fullfill a desired task,
create an object, a material or application of a material,
or as an intermediate step in fullfilling a multistaged
series of assembly or construction tasks involving biomolecular
This definition could also be expanded to include the methodologies
of visualiztion or detection of nanoscale activities in a
biomolecular environment, or in the development of instrumentation
and processes related to these tasks.
Also, there are other tangential aspects of nanobiological
processes which are also relevant, and deserve attention.
Particularly in the areas of potential nanoscale computing
or information processing applications which may utilize
or incorporate biological components or processes, there has
been considerable interest and research ativities.
Please let us know if you are interested. Information about our company,
Nanothinc, can be found at http://www.nanothinc.com.
Also, I have additional Notes for Contributors which I can fax to your
Maritess T. Mercer
Director of Administration
1797 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel: (415) 202-9969, Fax: (415) 202-9975
Email: tess at nanothinc.com