Special Issue "Fluorescent Probes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, P.O. Box 162366, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816, USA
Phone: +1 407 823 1028
Fax: +1 407 823 2252
Interests: multiphoton absorbing materials; two-photon photochemistry; in vivo and ex vivo two-photon fluorescence bioimaging; magnetic polymeric and sol-gel nanocomposites; site-specific fluorophore labeling; fluorescent-based sensors and bioimaging probes; photodynamic therapy agents; nanostructured functional organic and polymeric materials; two-photon based 3D high density optical data storage
The use of fluorescent probes in biological imaging and diagnosis along environmental sensing has become ubiquitous, with numerous standard protocols that have become broadly adopted. Due to its sensitivity, environmental dependence, and quantitative ability fluorescence provides unsurpassed advantages in many applications. Fluorescent probes have become increasingly used in time-dependent studies, ranging from cell, organelles, and protein trafficking to monitoring the fate and persistence of environmental contaminants, imposing ever-increasing demands on probes, such as photochemical stability. The rapidly emerging area of two-photon absorption (2PA) based techniques for bioimaging relies heavily on the development of new, efficient, stable, and highly target-selective fluorescent probes and bioconjugates. A particular focus for fluorescent probes has been in the area of in vivo imaging and optimization of not only photophysical parameters but biological activity and targeting characteristics, such as cytotoxicity, biomarker affinity, and circulatory retention. Novel materials and methods in three-dimensional optical data storage have also been facilitated by the development of new fluorescent probes. Research papers dealing with all aspects of fluorescent probes and bioconjugates, including new compounds, photophysical studies, imaging and sensing results for particularly challenging targets, and new fluorescence-based imaging and sensing techniques to advance the field, including multiphoton and super resolution technology, are welcomed for inclusion into this Special Issue of Molecules. Review articles, particularly those dealing with retrospective analyses of prior successes in biological imaging and environmental sensing, are also welcomed for inclusion.
Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield
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- fluorescent probes
- fluorescence imaging
- confocal imaging
- confocal microscopy
- fluorescence microscopy
- fluorescence sensors
- multiphoton microscopy
- two-photon fluorescence
- two-photon fluorescent probes
- ion sensors