Special Issue "FRET Biosensors"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Niko Hildebrandt
NanoBioPhotonics, Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris-Sud 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Website: http://www.nanofret.com
E-Mail: niko.hildebrandt@u-psud.fr
Phone: +33 169155581
Interests: FRET; spectroscopy; imaging; diagnostics; immunoassays; multiplexing; biosensing; lanthanides; quantum dots; time-gating

Guest Editor
Dr. Igor Medintz
Laboratory for Biosensors and Biomaterials, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. USA
Website: http://degruyteropen.com/people/imedintz/
E-Mail: Igor.medintz@nrl.navy.mil
Phone: +1 202 4046046
Fax: +1 202 7679594
Interests: nanoparticle-biological interface, energy transfer, FRET, biosensing, enzymatic catalysis at a nanoparticle interface, nanoparticle-based cellular imaging

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Russ Algar
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1, Canada
Website: https://www.chem.ubc.ca/russ-algar
E-Mail: algar@chem.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-2464
Interests: fluorescence; resonance energy transfer; assays, imaging; biosensing; point-of-care diagnostics; nanoparticles; enzymes; nucleic acids; surface chemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

FRET or Förster resonance energy transfer is a versatile and sensitive tool for qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological interactions and processes. The access to a wide range of fluorescent materials, in conjunction with improved, easy-to-use, and yet very sophisticated microscopes and spectrometers, have made FRET a very prominent technique for biosensing. Fluorophores that are utilized in FRET now encompass organic dyes, fluorescent proteins, semiconductor quantum dots, metal chelates, various noble metal and other nanoparticles, intrinsically fluorescent amino acids, biological cofactors, and polymers, to name but a few members of this growing library. Hand-in-hand with materials development is the growing availability of numerous reactive and bioorthogonal chemistries to specifically attach such fluorophores to all types of biological molecules, ranging from proteins to DNA. The unique ability of FRET to probe nanoscale inter- and intramolecular separation distances, has also led to a rapidly growing field of structural FRET studies of biomolecules and biological complexes.

We invite manuscripts for this forthcoming Special Issue that describe all aspects pertinent to FRET-based biosensing and bioimaging. Both reviews and original research articles will be published. Reviews should provide an up-to-date and critical overview of the current state of the art in a particular application, such as diagnostics and protein–protein interactions, or a particular technique such as single-molecule FRET or FRET spectroscopic rulers. Original research papers that describe the utilization of FRET in biosensing, or new concepts and fundamental studies with potential relevance to biosensing, are also of interest. If you have a preliminary idea or suggestion you would like to discuss beforehand, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to and welcome your participation in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Niko Hildebrandt
Dr. Igor Medintz
Prof. Dr. Russ Algar
Guest Editors

Submission

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Keywords

  • FRET
  • fluorescence
  • luminescence
  • nanotechnology
  • nanomaterials
  • fluorescent probes
  • spectroscopy
  • imaging
  • bioanalysis
  • diagnostics

Published Papers (1 paper)

by , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14488-14499; doi:10.3390/s140814488
Received: 25 June 2014; in revised form: 1 August 2014 / Accepted: 5 August 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
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Last update: 24 June 2014

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