Special Issue "Field and Remote Sensors for Environmental Health and Food Safety Diagnostics"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Roberto Dragone
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Guest Editor
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche—Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (CNR-ISMN), ISMN-Sapienza Office c/o Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: sensors/biosensors; bioanalytical chemistry; environment and food chemistry
Dr. Gerardo Grasso
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Guest Editor
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche—Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (CNR-ISMN), ISMN-Sapienza Office c/o Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: biosensoristics; food biotechnology; microbiology
Dr. Daniela Zane
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Guest Editor
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche—Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (CNR-ISMN), ISMN-Sapienza Office c/o Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Critical issues about environmental health and food safety generate a great demand for up-to-date information about real contamination patterns, and about the complex interactions between environmental compartments and food supply chains, especially at the primary production level.

Recent progress and challenges in the field of sensoristics are focused on developing and improving methods and devices oriented toward environmental health and food safety surveillance at critical control points throughout the entire agro-food supply chains.

Both field and remote sensing diagnostic systems can contribute to the protection of ecosystem health and the wholesomeness of foods.

To face the complexity of environmental and food matrices, chemosensoristic and biosensoristic devices are promising tools with interesting analytical features, which can be potentially exploited for on-site real-time applications for the screening and diagnostics of both environmental and food matrices. Recent improvement in materials science, engineering, networking and communication technologies, multivariate analysis, and artificial intelligence technologies (neural networks/machine learning) for data processing and data mining have paved the way to the new concept of “smart sensors”.

Further, remote sensing technology and multi/hyperspectral imaging have experienced incredible developments as novel technologies in the environmental and food fields. These developments include sensor design, acquisition systems, and data processing techniques.

The development of improved terrestrial and remote sensoristic devices and the gathering of real-time data with high spatial and temporal resolution represent a technological challenge to broaden the boundaries of field diagnostics and the monitoring of environmental and food samples.

You are therefore invited to submit your research papers and reviews (also with an interdisciplinary character) on any aspect related to field sensors and remote sensing technologies for environmental and food applications.

Dr. Roberto Dragone
Dr. Gerardo Grasso
Dr. Daniela Zane
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • environmental monitoring
  • food safety
  • proximal sensing
  • remote sensing
  • biosensors
  • sensors
  • crop monitoring
  • precision livestock farming
  • multi/hyperspectral imaging
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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