Special Issue "Food Safety and Quality Monitoring"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2018
The biosensors industry is now worth billions of US dollars, with applications mostly in the biomedical field. There is still a great demand for portable, user-friendly, rapid and highly robust methods to monitor food quality and safety throughout the food production chain. The use of biosensors as emerging technologies could revolutionize the study and detection of foodborne pathogens, toxins, allergens, contaminants, and biomarkers for food quality and safety. The development of biosensors will further serve the food industry, agricultural sector, regulatory community, and public health. A biosensor is defined as a device that recognizes biological or chemical species via interaction with a biological agent or biomaterial and then transduces this interaction into a measurable signal. This Special Issue aims to promote recent and significant advances in the field of biosensing and its applications to food safety, food quality, and food processing, as well as agriculture systems.
We would like to invite you to participate in this Special Issue by submitting either an original research paper or a review article on biosensors for food safety and quality monitoring.
Dr. Carmen L. Gomes
Dr. Eric S. McLamore
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Yi Sun
Abstract: In this work, we firstly explored a mild, clean and highly efficient approach for the synthesis of graphene quantum dots (GQDs). GQDs with carboxyl groups or amino groups were prepared. It was found
that the carboxyl group played an important role in fluorescence quenching. We then developed a novel fluorescent nanosensor by combining molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) with carboxyl functionalized GQDs for the determination of tetracycline (TC). A good linearity ranging from 1.0 to 104 µg L-1 and a limit of detection of1 µg L-1 were achieved. The nanocomposites were also successfully used to detect TC in spiked milk samples.