Special Issue "Optical Biosensors: Advances and New Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1493
Interests: light and electron microscopy; single molecule and nanoparticle imaging
Optical biosensors have revolutionized the field of biosensing by enabling non-invasive and real-time monitoring of biomolecules and their interactions through the imaging of both fluorescent and nonfluorescent optical probes. Optical biosensors have numerous applications in the fields of medicine, food safety, environmental monitoring, and drug discovery. However, there is still a significant need to improve the sensitivity, specificity, and stability of these biosensors.
This Special Issue of Biosensors, entitled “Optical Biosensors: Advances and New Perspectives”, aims to present the latest research findings, novel approaches, and future directions in the field of optical biosensors. We welcome contributions from researchers working on the development of novel optical biosensors, including but not limited to plasmonic, fluorescent, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, and label-free sensors. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Novel materials and fabrication techniques for optical biosensors;
- Development of plasmonic and photonic structures for optical biosensors;
- Signal amplification strategies for enhancing the sensitivity of optical biosensors;
- Integration of optical biosensors with microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip systems;
- Advances in optical biosensor instrumentation and data analysis;
- Applications of optical biosensors in healthcare, environmental monitoring, and food safety;
- New perspectives on the future of optical biosensors.
We aim to present a comprehensive overview of the recent advances and challenges in the field of optical biosensors. This Special Issue will provide a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and clinicians interested in developing and applying optical biosensors in various applications. We look forward to your contributions.
Dr. Kuangcai Chen
Dr. Bin Dong
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plasmonic sensors
- fluorescent sensors
- surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensors
- label-free sensors
- multi-parametric sensing
- multi-target sensing
- data analysis
- materials development