Special Issue "Advances in Amplification Methods for Biosensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.
Interests: optoelectronic nose/tongue development; aptamer biosensors; surface plasmons resonance imaging; theory of microarrays (DNA or protein); biopolymer conformation; DNA based architectures; soft condensed matter
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Today, there is a rapidly growing demand for sensitive and selective biosensors in various domains, including environment monitoring such as (waste)water control, detection of pollution for personal/public safety, agricultural/food safety and quality control, veterinary and medical diagnostics, etc. For these applications, the main challenge remains to detect a minute amount of analytes in complex samples. Thus, recent biosensors based on the biomolecular recognition between analyte targets and relevant probes (antibodies, aptamers, molecular imprinted polymers (MIP), etc.) require the use of amplification methods to produce a measurable signal. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect demonstration with the need of (nucleic acids) amplification methods for the detection of SARS-CoV2 virus (RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, ELISA, etc.).
Therefore, this Special Issue of Biosensors will highlight recent advances in the design and development of novel amplification methods to improve the performance of biosensors. All the potential analyte targets will be considered ranging from molecules (ions, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, endocrine disruptors, miRNA, proteins, biomarkers, etc.) to larger objects (viruses, spores, fungus, bacteria, cancer cells, etc.). Biosensors based on optical, electrochemical, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, resonant or mechanical transduction methods are encouraged. Finally, the amplification methods are not restricted: nucleic acid amplification (PCR, LAMP, RCA, NASBA, HCR, etc.) or logic gate circuits, enzymatic amplification (enzymes, DNAzymes, CRISPR, etc.), nanostructure-based amplification (nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanovesicles, MEMS/NEMS, nanosensors, etc.), as well as combined strategies implying several amplifications.
Dr. Arnaud Buhot
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- electrochemical sensors
- chemiluminescence sensors
- optical sensors
- resonant sensors
- fluorescence sensors
- MEMS and/or NEMS
- nucleic acid amplification
- polymer chain reaction (PCR)
- loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)
- rolling circle amplification (RCA)
- nucleic acid sequence based amplification (NASBA)
- strand displacement amplification (SDA)
- hybridization chain reaction (HCR)
- recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA)
- logic gate circuits
- sensor analysis
- environmental analysis
- food quality control