Special Issue "Nanomaterials for Biosensing Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2015)
Prof. Dr. Ming Su
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: nanomaterials; nanomedicines; biosensing; cancer detection
Nanomaterials have shown tremendous potentials to impact the broad field of biological sensing. Nanomaterials, with extremely small sizes and appropriate surface modifications, allow intimate interaction with target biomolecules. A variety of nanostructured materials with unique optical, electric, magnetic, and electrochemical signatures have been used to detect molecular biomarkers with extremely high sensitivities by amplifying target binding events into detectable physical signals. Nanomaterials have been widely used for in vitro and in vivo detection of molecular biomarkers of diseases (such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and infectious diseases) released into body fluids of patients during disease progression. Nanomaterials can also be used as imaging contrasts to map out the spatial distribution of biomarkers in patients when combined with an in vivo imaging modality such as MRI or CT.
This Special Issue is focused on the synthesis, properties, and prospective biological sensing applications of nanomaterials in chemistry, physics, biology, and medicine.
Prof. Dr. Ming Su
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