Special Issue "Noble Metal Nanoparticle-Based Nanoplatforms for Biosensors"

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 July 2024 | Viewed by 385

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Biopharmaceutical and Health Engineering, International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: biomaterials; nobel metal nanoparticles; conductive polymers; scaffolds; hydrogels and their applications in regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; imaging/sensing
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Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 17165 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: Surface enhanced Raman scattering/spectroscopy (SERS), nano-sensor technology, and their applications in food safety diagnostics and biosensing.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Noble metal nanoparticles, particularly gold, silver, and platinum nanoparticles, are widely employed in diagnosis due to their unique optical and catalytic properties. The collective oscillation of free electrons under light irradiation results in tunable light–matter interactions, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, and photothermal conversions for multiplexed detection and photoacoustic imaging. The enzyme-like catalytic properties, on the other hand, are widely highlighted to achieve significant signal amplification for developing high-performance in vitro diagnostic devices. The customizability of noble metal nanoparticles via mechanisms including aggregation/dispersion and etching endows them with the capability to quantitatively detect analytes from physiological fluids for point-of-care diagnosis of various diseases. Furthermore, size-, shape-, and surface-dependent properties are critical for improving their performance in high-profile disease detection. The field of noble metal nanoparticles is largely dependent on methodologies of fabrication and engineering to greatly promote sensing performance.

This Special Issue entitled “Noble Metal Nanoparticle-Based Nanoplatforms for Biosensors” is devoted to recent advancements in noble metal nanoparticles, which address the challenge of diagnostic agents. We invite up-to-date manuscripts in engineering and fabrication of noble metal nanoparticles for biomedical applications. This issue will showcase recent developments in chemistry to prepare and modify different noble metal nanoparticles and highlight emerging biosensors.

Dr. Hongya Geng
Dr. Haipeng Li
Guest Editors

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  • noble metal nanoparticles
  • imaging
  • diagnosis
  • sensing
  • photothermal
  • catalysis
  • point-of-care diagnosis
  • biosensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Luminescent gold clusters for detection of anthracycline antibiotics
Authors: Irina Goryacheva
Affiliation: Saratov State University, Saratov, Russian Federation

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