Special Issue "Organic Electronic Bio-Devices"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Prof. Dr. Luisa Torsi (Website)
Chemistry Department, University of Bari, "Aldo Moro", Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: electronic sensors and biosensors; organic field-effect transistors; organic semiconductors; surface chemistry; material chemistry; analytical chemistry
Recent advancements in the field of bio electronics and biotechnology have provided systems that are able to efficiently transduce biological events using rapid, label-free electronic devices. This progress has led to the improvement of biological sensing platforms demonstrating the potential to be applied for the rapid screening of biological samples and point-of care applications. Particularly, the tailoring of new biomaterials by bio-genetic engineering allows to create new enzymes and protein receptors, and to engineer monoclonal antibodies, aptamers or nucleic acids for non-biological substrates thus helping their integration in electronic devices. These electronic devices are mainly based on Carbon Nanotubes, Nanowires, Graphene sheets; Field Effect Transistors, piezoelectric crystals, scanning tunneling microscopy tips and others.
This special issue will be focused on contributions related with innovative bioelectronics tools useful for clinical and biological applications, biodefense and food processing. Including bio(nano)sensors, cells and bio-receptor arrays, electronic bio-circuits for specific cell signaling, devices for proteins detection and study of their conformational structure.
Prof. Dr. Luisa Torsi
- surfaces bio-functionalization
- electronic transducers
- cell signaling
- DNA sensors
- aptamer sensors
- novel materials for sensing applications
- novel sensing devices