Special Issue "Nano Biosensor and Its Application for In Vivo/Vitro Diagnosis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 2678
Interests: chemical and biological sensors; optical sensors; metal nanomaterials; catalysis; plasmonics; microfluidics; disease diagnosis; environmental monitoring
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Nano-biosensors are a unique type of sensor that integrates the specific interactions of biomolecules and the superior properties of nanostructures into a sensor. The specific interactions of biomolecules, including nucleic acid hybridization, aptamer-target recognition, antibody–antigen binding, enzyme–substrate catalytic reactions, etc., ensure the high selectivity for detection and allow for the construction of various powerful signal generation/amplification principles for sensitive detection. On the other hand, the superior properties of nanostructures, such as electrical, magnetic, catalytic, optical, plasmonic, and photothermal activities, enable them to serve as versatile and efficient signal transducers and thus construct diverse signal generation/amplification strategies for highly effective detection as well. As a result, the synergistic combination of the interactions of biomolecules and the properties of nanostructures into an integrated sensor allows for detecting and sensing with higher analytical performance. Such emerging nano-biosensors show significant advantages over conventional analytical methods, which make them attractive for the in vivo/vitro analysis of biomarkers toward applications in in vivo/vitro diagnosis.
In view of this emerging field, it is my pleasure to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting an original research article or comprehensive review related to nano-biosensors and their applications in in vivo/vitro diagnosis. Topics in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The design, synthesis/fabrication, and characterization of novel nanostructures (e.g., nanomaterials and nanodevices) with interesting properties that have promising potentials in biosensing;
- The design and development of innovative biosensors with high analytical performance using nanostructures;
- New sensing principles for nano-biosensors;
- Demonstration of new, promising diagnostic biomarkers using nano-biosensors;
- Emerging applications of nano-biosensors in in vivo/vitro diagnosis.
Dr. Zhuangqiang Gao
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- in vivo/vitro diagnosis