Special Issue "Nanosensors for the Detection and Characterization of Food, Environmental and Medical Samples"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chenxu Yu
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Guest Editor
Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: biosensors; bionanotechnoilogy; food processing and engineering; spectroscopic imaging and biodiagnostics
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Dr. Mingqian Tan
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Guest Editor
National Engineering Research Center for Seafoods, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China
Interests: food bionanotechnology; nanoimpact; nanocarriers; moleculariamging and theranostics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of rapid-response biosensing technologies utilizing nanotechnology has become more relevant for furthering our understanding of biological phenomena related to food, agriculture, environment, and medicine. As we understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie the emergence and spread of pathogens/toxins and their consequent impact on our agricultural and food systems, environment and ecosystems, as well as public health, and gain insight into the molecular mechanisms of life itself, it becomes clear that the technologies to investigate, intervene, and mitigate need to be correspondingly small (i.e., within the realm of nanotechnology).

In this Special Issue we will focus on research furthering our understanding of the interaction between nanoscale phenomena and various reagents so that better nano-based biosensing technology can be developed. We will report novel devices and applications using nano-based approaches that can detect various pathogens and/or toxins and chemical pollutants faster and more accurately, especially in the areas of food, environmental and medical samples. This Special Issue will also discuss specificity and sensitivity challenges that still face biosensors applications, and hurdles to be overcome for greater commercialization success of various biosensor technologies. Here, we would like to invite all researchers interested in these topics to join the discussion, and to disseminate their work and findings to the relevant scientific community to advance the welfare of human society. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, progresses in biosensor technologies are more important than ever before.

Dr. Chenxu Yu
Dr. Mingqian Tan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biosensors
  • environmental surveillance
  • pathogens
  • foods
  • medical diagnosis
  • nanomaterials
  • optical
  • electrochemical
  • signal processing
  • nanoimpact

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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