Special Issue "Nano and Micro DNA/RNA Sensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Jeff Tza-Huei Wang
Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, 108 Latrobe, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
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Interests: new technologies and methods for molecular analysis of diseases and biomedical research; nano-biosensors; single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy; microfluidics; genetic and epigenetic biomarker detection of cancer and infectious diseases
Quantitative and qualitative analysis of DNA/RNA sequences provides information essential to a variety of applications such as disease diagnostics, personalized medicine, environmental analysis, drug discovery, as well as, bio-warfare defense. The explosion in nano and micro-technologies has led to a surge of interest in designing sensors engineered at small length from molecular probes and nanomaterials as the basis for next-generation DNA/RNA biosensors to achieve even higher sensitivity, higher throughput, more flexible conjugation chemistries, lower cost, and more pervasive application.
In this special issue, we would like to discuss the latest developments and applications of nano and micro-structure based methods for nucleic acid detection. We plan to invite reviews and research articles related, but not limited to, the following topics: functional nanomaterials (e.g., nanoparticle, nanowire, nanotube and grapheme)-based DNA/RNA sensing, genetic variation detection, multiplexed detection, and microfluidic sample preparation for nucleic acid detection.
Prof. Dr. Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang
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- DNA/RNA detection
- disease diagnostics
- genetic variation detection