Emerging Analytical Technologies for Food Contaminants Detection—Volume II

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 136

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School of Food Science and Engineering, Hainan University, Haikou, China
Interests: food contaminants; immunoassay; biosensor; nanobody; peptidomimetic
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Dear Colleagues,

Food contaminants, such as mycotoxin, pesticides, heavy metals, veterinary drugs and illegal additives pose serious threats to public health and food safety. Developing rapid and sensitive detection methods is critical to minimize exposure to food contaminants. Instrumental techniques for food analysis, such as the combination of high-performance liquid chromatography or gas chromatography with mass spectrometry, are well established. Immunoassay technologies have become beneficial supplements to instrumental techniques because of their time-saving properties for the routine laboratory that requires high-throughput, cost-effective and non-expensive instrumentation, immediacy in decision making and field detection. Due to the advances in gene engineering and material engineering, various novel recognition elements, such as nanobodies, aptamers and peptidomimetics, as well as nanomaterials such as magnetic beads, quantum dots, metal–organic frameworks and aggregation-induced emission probes have facilitated the development of many novel immunoassay technologies. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to publish the latest research on the emerging immunoassay technologies which involve novel recognition elements and nanomaterials to detect food contaminants. Additionally, reviews in the field of immunoassay for food contaminants are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Xing Liu
Guest Editor

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  • antibody
  • aptamer
  • peptidomimetic
  • immunoassay
  • immunosensor
  • nanomaterial
  • food contaminants

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