Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces is an international journal devoted to fundamental and applied research on colloid and interfacial phenomena in relation to systems of biological origin, having particular relevance to the medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological, food and cosmetic fields.

Each Editor of Colloids and Surfaces B has specific fields of expertise. To ensure a smooth and rapid refereeing process, please submit your article to the Editor related to the topic of your research (you can select the correct editor in the drop down menu in our online submission system: http://ees.elsevier.com/colsub):

John Brash
•Interactions of biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, peptides, polysaccharides, DNA) at the solid-solution and air-solution interfaces;
•Surface/interfacial interactions of tissue and blood; Biomaterials development and interfacial properties;
•Drug delivery/controlled release

Henk Busscher
•Physico-chemical mechanisms of microbial adhesion, biofilm formation and tissue cell interaction to surfaces
•Microbial adhesion and biofilm formation
•Role of surface characteristics, surface modification and protein adsorption on microbial adhesion and biofilm formation
•Physico-chemical mechanisms providing biolubrication to surfaces

Dganit Danino
•Self-assembly and molecular assemblies (proteins, polymers, peptides, surfactants)
•Structure of biological fluids
•Drug delivery vehicles at nano and meso scales
•1D structures - fibrils, ribbons, nanotubes
•Milk proteins

Deborah Leckband
•Blood, proteins, and cells
•Surface modification
•Protein-surface interactions
•Self-assembly, Lipid bilayers
•Tissue cell interactions

Li-Qun Wang
•Surface modification including structured surfaces;
•Biocompatible materials;
•Anti-fouling materials;
•Bio-detection/bio-imaging materials;
•Interactions of biomolecules and cells at interfaces.

Submissions that: (1) deal solely with biological phenomena and do not describe the physico-chemical or colloid-chemical background and/or mechanism of the phenomena, and (2) deal solely with colloid/interfacial phenomena and do not have appropriate biological content or relevance, are outside the scope of the journal and will not be considered for publication.

The journal publishes regular research papers, reviews, short communications and invited perspective articles, called BioInterface Perspectives. The BioInterface Perspective provide researchers the opportunity to review their own work, as well as provide insight into the work of others that inspired and influenced the author. Regular articles should have a maximum total length of 6,000 words. In addition, a (combined) maximum of 8 normal-sized figures and/or tables is allowed (so for instance 3 tables and 5 figures). For multiple-panel figures each set of two panels equates to one figure. Short communications should not exceed half of the above. It is required to give on the article cover page a short statistical summary of the article listing the total number of words and tables/figures.

Editorial board

Editors

  • J.L. Brash
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • H.J. Busscher
    Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • D. Danino
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • D.E. Leckband
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • X. Zhu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Protocols Editor

  • H.C. van der Mei
    Groningen University Medical Centre, Groningen, Netherlands
  • X. Zhu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Editorial Board

  • K. Bohinc
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • T. Camesano
    Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • E. Dickinson
    Leeds, UK
  • Y.F. Dufrêne
    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • C. Dupont-Gillain
    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • J. Dutcher
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • D.L. Elbert
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • H. Elwing
    Göteborg, Sweden
  • C. Gao
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  • T.A. Horbett
    Seattle, Washington, USA
  • K. Ishihara
    Tokyo, Japan
  • K.D. Jandt
    Jena, Germany
  • L. Jiang
    Beijing, China
  • K. Kataoka
    Tokyo, Japan
  • J. Kizhakkedathu
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • R. Leblanc
    Coral Gables, Florida, USA
  • C. Leidy
    Bogota, Colombia
  • K. Makino
    Tokyo, Japan
  • W. Norde
    Wageningen, Netherlands
  • H. Ohshima
    Tokyo, Japan
  • T. Okano
    Tokyo, Japan
  • K. Park
    West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • W. Pitt
    Provo, Utah, USA
  • K. Prasad
    Bhagalpur, India
  • B. Ratner
    Seattle, Washington, USA
  • G. Reid
    London, Ontario, Canada
  • Y. Ren
    Groningen, Netherlands
  • C.A. Siedlecki
    Hershey, PA, Pennsylvania, USA
  • P. Tengvall
    Linköping, Sweden
  • W-B. Tsai
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • N. Tufenkji
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • H.C. van der Mei
    Groningen, Netherlands
  • L.-Q. Wang
    Hangzhou, China
  • S. Wang
    Beijing, China
  • G. M. Whitesides
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • X. Zhang
    Beijing, China