Special Issue "Advances of Genetically Encoded Biosensors 2022"

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: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 624

Special Issue Editor

Department of Genetics and Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, NY 10461, USA
Interests: protein engineering; near-infrared fluorescent proteins (NIR FPs) engineered from bacterial phytochromes (BphPs); genetically encoded biosensors and optogenetic tools
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Genetically Encoded Biosensors (GEBs) have revolutionized modern science. Sensing and measuring biochemical changes within a cellular compartment or specific cell type in a transgenic organism without perturbing the metabolism of the experimental subject has always been a challenge for scientists. Following the discovery of fluorescent and bioluminescent proteins, as well as elevating microscopy and directed molecular evolution techniques to a new level, the development of advanced genetically encoded biosensors became possible. Scientists from around the world have put tremendous effort into the creation of the GEBs that measure concentrations and activity levels of molecules or ions, and research is steadily approaching the point when genetically encoded biosensors will be routinely used to monitor long-term signaling processes during the development, disease progression, and aging of a transgenic organism. 

We encourage you to share your findings and ideas in the field of genetically encoded biosensors. This Special Issue will cover all possible types of current GEBs, challenges in their design, a plethora of their applications across scales, their multiplexing, tools required to work with GEBs, and future outlooks. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are welcome to share their ideas and discoveries on how genetically encoded biosensors could be used in drug discovery.

Dr. Mikhail Baloban
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • genetically encoded biosensors (GEBs)
  • fluorescent proteins (FPs)
  • bioluminescent proteins (BPs)
  • sensing unit (SU)

Published Papers

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