Special Issue "Protein-Based Biosensors and Biomaterials for Diagnostic Application and Drug Discovery"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chih Hung Lo
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Guest Editor
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 308232, Singapore
Interests: biosensor engineering; high-throughput screening; drug discovery; small molecules; nanomedicine; tnf receptor signaling; inflammation; neurodegeneration; alzheimer’s disease; multiple sclerosis
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 308232, Singapore
Interests: biomedical engineering; biomaterial design; polymeric nanoparticles; autophagy function; lysosomal acidification; metabolic disorders; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; type II diabetes; neurodegenerative disease; Parkinson’s disease
Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117583, Singapore
Interests: microcirculation; blood rheology; microfluidics; medical devices; biomaterials; biosensors; proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proteins are some of the most versatile and well-studied macromolecules that can be incorporated into cells and biomaterials for the engineering of biosensors with biomedical applications. Protein-based biosensors and biomaterials have gained special attentions as they offer new opportunities in the development of high-throughput screening platforms for drug discovery, laboratory and point-of-care diagnostics, and theranostic tools. Cell-based biosensors have been widely used in the selection of chemical compounds with new pharmaceutical formulations in protein targeting through high-throughput screening to generate lead drug candidates. Similarly, polymeric and lipid-based nanoparticles and nanovesicles have been developed as nanomedicine as well as biosensing tools for biomedical applications and the goal is to translate these therapies and tools into the clinics. We invite authors to submit original articles and review articles highlighting the latest advances in protein-based biosensors and biomaterials with high sensitivity and specificity as well as potential for miniaturization, mass production, and high-throughput applications.

Dr. Chih Hung Lo
Dr. Jialiu Zeng
Dr. Justin Kok Soon Tan
Guest Editors

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  • cell-based biosensors
  • biomaterial-based biosensors
  • biomedical engineering
  • high-throughput screening
  • small molecules
  • nanomedicine
  • theranostic applications
  • polymeric materials
  • lipid-based materials
  • self-assembly

Published Papers

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