Special Issue "Sensors for Toxic and Pathogen Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Marty
BAE (Biosensor Analysis Environment), Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, 52 avenue Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan CEDEX France
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Phone: + 33 (0) 4 68 66 22 54
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Interests: electrochemical and optical biosensors; environment and agro food fields; pollutants and toxins; screen printed electrodes; aptamers
Prof. Dr. Silvana Andreescu
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13699-5810, USA
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Phone: 315-268 2394
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Interests: field portable sensors for toxins; switchable biomolecular assays; microelectrochemical probes; redox active nanoparticles; environmental and clinical analysis
Dr. Akhtar Hayat
Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM) COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 54000 Lahore, Pakistan
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Interests: nanomaterials; aptamer/aptasensor; immuno-assay/sensors; enzyme-assay/sensors; electrochemical/colorimetric/fluorescence sensors/biosensors; medical/food/environmental applications
The monitoring of pathogens and toxins is one of the key issues in understanding and managing hazards to human health and safety. Pathogen contaminants have mild to severe short-term or long term effect and some of them even have deadly effects and lead to widespread havoc. Very strict legislation is implemented in areas such as the food industry, in order to prevent the terrible consequences of pathogen and toxins. Although, there has been a great deal of interest in developing techniques for the monitoring of pathogens, there is still great demand for portable, decentralized and highly robust assays. In this context, biosensors have achieved intense significance because of their capability to resolve a potentially large number of problems and challenges in pathogen contamination. A biosensor is a compact analytical device incorporating a biorecognition element as the sensing element, either integrated within or intimately associated with a physiochemical transducer surface. This Special Issue aims to promote new trends in the area of pathogen detection and recent designs in the field of pathogen and toxins biosensors.
We would like to invite you to participate in this Special Issue by submitting both original research papers and review articles on biosensors for pathogen and toxin detection.
Prof. Jean-Louis Marty
Prof. Silvana Andreescu
Dr Akhtar Hayat
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- portable sensors
- electrochemical sensors
- optical assays
- pathogen and toxin detection
- food analysis
- environmental analysis