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Special Issue "Sensors for Antimicrobial Resistance"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2021) | Viewed by 461

Special Issue Editor

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Interests: microfluidics; electrochemical biosensors; waterborne pathogen monitoring; AMR in the environment; integrated systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents a major threat to modern healthcare, and the World Health Organisation Global Action Plan on AMR recognizes the important role water plays in the dissemination and transfer of resistance. Existing efforts for monitoring of AMR in aquatic environments have been limited in scope, owing to a lack of robust, economic, and easy-to-deploy detection tools. However, there is great promise for sensor technology to deliver novel approaches to monitor AMR in the environment, with several recent examples of sensor development in this area.

The aims of this Special Issue are to highlight current trends in detection technologies for antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance in the environment and how these approaches have been used to elucidate relationships with coselectors, treatment processes, and the fate and transport of environmental waters. Such knowledge would be needed to assist in the management and control of antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance in the environment and, ultimately, to protect public health. We are also interested in examples of sensors for AMR in other application areas with potential for transferability to environmental monitoring

Prof. Dr. Helen Bridle
Guest Editor

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  • sensors
  • biosensors
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antibiotic resistance
  • antibiotic resistant bacteria
  • antibiotic-resistant genes
  • coselectors
  • environmental monitoring
  • microfluidics

Published Papers

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