Special Issue "Advances in Nanopores for Protein Sensing"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Nano- and Micro-Technologies in Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editors

The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, 8-1 Mihogaoka, Osaka 567-0047, Ibaraki, Japan
Interests: single-molecule sequencing using nanopores and nanoelectrodes; machine-learning-enhanced resistive pulse analyses; integrated nanopore sensors; ion and mass transport in functionalized nanopores and nanochannels
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Dr. Kazumichi Yokota
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Guest Editor
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST),
Interests: Life sciences / Biomedical engineering / Nanotechnology/Materials / Nanobioscience / Nanotechnology/Materials / Nano/micro-systems /

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proteins are chains of amino acids serving as the building blocks of cells, with important functions including the creation of antibodies and enzymes. There has been a growing demand for a novel sensor that can detect a vast dynamic range of proteins for complete proteome analysis.  In this regard, nanopore technology is considered a promising approach capable of counting proteins at a single-amino-acid level.  Biological nanopores have already proven useful for not only detecting proteins but also sequencing short peptides by ionic current measurements. Solid-state nanopores are also an excellent platform that can be integrated with various nanostructures to extend the single-molecule sensing ability such as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and tunneling current detections.

This Special Issue aims to publish cutting-edge research and reviews on this exciting research area, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Biological nanopores for single-protein detection and peptide sequencing;
  • Solid-state nanopore sensing for single-protein analyses;
  • Integrated nanopore sensors for single-protein detections;
  • Post-digital processing and machine learning for analyzing nanopore data of proteins

Dr. Makusu Tsutsui
Dr. Kazumichi Yokota
Guest Editors

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  • solid-state nanopore
  • biological nanopore
  • plasmonic nanopore
  • single-protein detection
  • peptide sequencing

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