Special Issue "Immunosensors 2014"


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
Dr. Jo V. Rushworth
LIGHT Laboratories, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Website: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/lab/Millner_p/people.htm
E-Mail: j.v.h.rushworth@leeds.ac.uk
Interests: biosensors; impedance; biochemistry; synthetic bioreceptors; Alzheimer’s disease; amyloid-beta

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul A. Millner
Professor of Bionanotechnology and Head of School, LIGHT Laboratories, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Website: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/lab/Millner_p/
E-Mail: p.a.millner@leeds.ac.uk
Interests: bionanotechnology; biosensors; electrochemistry; impedance; photo-remediation; nanoparticles; nanofibres.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibodies are employed as bioreceptors in a wide range of biosensing devices, including electrochemical, optical and mechanical sensors, as well as immunoassays and ELISAs. Antibodies facilitate highly specific and sensitive analyte detection by virtue of the high-affinity antibody-antigen interaction. Immunosensors utilize antibodies, or fragments of antibodies, to transduce analyte binding into a measurable signal based on several methods, including generation of (i) an optical signal from a colored product or fluorescent signal, (ii) an electrochemical signal or (iii) a mechanical readout. Immunosensors have been developed for various applications, including medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and public health and safety applications. These technologies allow for portable, rapid and cost-effective analyte detection and monitoring, which can be performed in the field without the need for specialist users or costly lab equipment.

Recently, efforts are focussed on several areas in order to improve immunosensor performance and to encourage commercialisation of laboratory-based technologies. These include bioreceptor orientation and antibody engineering, transducer surface nano-modification, device miniaturisation and integration with microfluidic platforms. Furthermore, label-free immunosensors present the advantages of reduced costs and ease of operation without the need for sample pre-treatment.

We are delighted to invite you to submit both original research papers and review articles relating to the application of antibodies, or their derivatives, to biosensing devices.

Dr. Jo V. Rushworth
Prof. Dr. Paul A. Millner
Guest Editors


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  • immunosensor
  • antibody
  • half-antibody
  • bioreceptor immobilisation/orientation
  • transducer nano-modification
  • label-free
  • electrochemistry
  • optical biosensing
  • quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)
  • surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
  • point-of-care

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15965-15980; doi:10.3390/s140915965
Received: 24 May 2014; in revised form: 4 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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by , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15714-15728; doi:10.3390/s140915714
Received: 19 May 2014; in revised form: 10 July 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 13285-13297; doi:10.3390/s140713285
Received: 27 May 2014; in revised form: 3 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(6), 10864-10875; doi:10.3390/s140610864
Received: 24 April 2014; in revised form: 31 May 2014 / Accepted: 11 June 2014 / Published: 19 June 2014
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Last update: 12 June 2014

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