Special Issue "Fluorescent Sensors for Biological Applications"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 April 2024 | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Luling Wu
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: fluorescent sensor design; molecular recognition; theranostic systems; probes for redox imbalance
Institute of Interdisciplinary Integrative Medicine Research, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Interests: enzymatic biosensors; optical substrates; hydrolases; cytochrome P450 enzymes; transferases
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The past few decades have witnessed extraordinary advances in fluorescent sensors that have revolutionized the way biology can be studied. Fluorescent sensors are usually based on fluorescent organic molecules, nanoparticles, proteins, or combinations of organic molecules, nanoparticles, and proteins. They are designed and engineered to change their fluorescent colors or intensities in response to external stimuli or physiological changes, including pH fluctuations, metal ion homeostasis, cell signaling, membrane potential differences, phosphorylation, ubiquitination, redox reactions, and apoptosis.

In particular, the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered and developed fluorescent proteins, which have now been developed into a very large group of biosensors.

This Special Issue will focus on the use of fluorescent sensors in biological applications through an interdisciplinary approach. Our goal is to bring together researchers active in the development of innovative optically activated materials for the advancement of biophotonics. Both review articles and original research papers are welcome. There is a particular interest in papers concerning new biomedicine frontiers that may be surpassed through fluorescence imaging or sensing.

We look forward to your submissions.

Dr. Luling Wu
Prof. Dr. Guang-Bo Ge
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fluorescent probes
  • fluorescence imaging
  • fluorescent labeling
  • multiple-responsive
  • fluorescent prodrugs

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