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Bioengineering in Reproduction

Submission deadline: 15 March 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Eliezer Shalev, PhD
    Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Interests: reproduction; oogenesis, embryonic implantation; mechanism of birth
  • David Elad, ScD
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Interests: reproductive bioengineering; uterine peristalsis; placental transport; mechanobiology; tissue engineering
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on the field of “Bioengineering in reproduction”. We intend to publish elucidating reviews and up to date perspectives on existing literature, as well as new research studies that include novel observations and/or findings in the field.

Reproduction of human healthy siblings is composed of multiple pivotal processes which are subjected both to biological and physical fundamental laws.

The female reproductive system is composed of time-regulated, complex sub-systems and multiple functional processes that have been evolved to an efficient system for production of natural offspring. Each of the following bioengineering events is crucial to the success of either natural or assisted reproduction process: oocyte mechanics, fallopian tube dynamics, fertilization biomechanics, bioengineering of extracorporeal fertilization, cryopreservation of gametes and embryos, mechanobiology of embryonic implantation, biomaterials in reproduction, uterine peristalsis, uterine muscle contractions, uterine cervical characteristics, fetal membranes mechanics, in-silico modeling data science and machine learning clinical applications, and more.

This Special Issue aims to capture new important developments in the field and to contribute to our understanding of the role and physical mechanisms in normal as well as abnormal process by providing insights into the above-mentioned events.

Prof. Eliezer Shalev and Prof. David Elad

Guest Editors

Keywords
bioengineering
human reproduction
fertilization biomechanics
cryopreservation
implantation mechanobiology
biomaterials
uterine biomechanics
fetal membranes
in-silico modeling
data science
machine learning
Manuscript Submission Information

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