Special Issue "Sensors – a Weapon in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 1510
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Antibiotics have revolutionized the treatment of infectious diseases, but their overuse and misuse have led to the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The AMR is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the “ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it”. AMR represents an emerging threat to public health worldwide, resistance to antibiotics being on the rise, with many bacteria species becoming resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics simultaneously. This poses a serious threat as treatment options for severe infections become more and more limited. In order to combat AMR, the WHO has endorsed a Global Action Plan recommending, among others, strict surveillance of antibiotic use and extensive research in the field in order to fully understand the AMR phenomena.
Antibiotics detection from biological, food, and environmental samples can allow the identification of the optimal antibacterial treatment, diminishing allergic reactions and impairing the spread of AMR. The early and rapid identification of bacteria in food, biological, microbiological, and environmental samples is very important in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial infections and in the fight against AMR. Due to their many advantages, sensors and biosensors play an important role in the detection of antibiotics and bacteria from various matrices.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest trends in the development of (bio)sensors for the detection of antibiotics and bacteria. We are interested in examples of (bio)sensors covering the following and related topics: novel optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric, magnetic, and acoustic sensors for antibiotics and bacteria detection; the identification and detection of new bacterial biomarkers; the development of sensors using novel recognition elements (molecularly imprinted polymers, aptamers, peptides, enzymes, nanozymes, etc.); new immobilization strategies of the bioelements and new sensor materials; “lab-on-a-chip” and artificial-intelligence-assisted sensors; whole bacteria and biomarker detection; real-sample analysis: food, biological, microbiological, and environmental samples.
Review and original research papers are welcome.
Dr. Cecilia Cristea
Dr. Bogdan Feier
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- antimicrobial resistance
- antibiotics detection
- bacteria detection
- biorecognition elements
- biomimetic elements
- in situ detection
- food and environmental samples
- biological and microbiological samples