Special Issue "Nanoparticle-Based Biosensors"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja
Nano-Biosensors Lab, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Michigan State University, 524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 115, Farrall Agricultural Engineering Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1323, USA
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~alocilja/Research.html
E-Mail: alocilja@msu.edu
Phone: +1-517-432-8672
Interests: nano-enabled biosensing, nanoparticles; nanowires, elecrochemical sensing approaches; infectious diseases; global health; food/water safety; biodefense; product integrity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will cover biosensing technologies based on nanoparticles of all forms, for a variety of detection and diagnostic applications: infectious and chronic diseases, biomarker monitoring and discovery, pathogen contamination in food and the environment, drug compliance monitoring, plant and animal disease monitoring, epidemiological assessment, product integrity and authentication, bio-energy quality monitoring, and many other applications. Biological receptors may include antibodies, DNA probes, aptamers, enzymes, molecularly imprinted polymers, glycoproteins, and many other forms of target recognition. Detection modalities may include optical, electrical, electrochemical, acoustic waves, magnetic, and other forms and combinations of signal generation. Microfluidics, lab-on-chip, and integrated platforms are most welcome.

Prof. Dr. Evangelyn C. Alocilja
Guest Editor


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  • rapid detection
  • early diagnosis
  • affordable devices
  • simple techniques
  • point-of-care
  • infectious diseases
  • chronic diseases
  • biomarker monitoring and discovery
  • pathogen contamination
  • drug compliance
  • plant and animal diseases
  • epidemiological assessment
  • product integrity and authentication
  • bio-energy quality monitoring

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p. 18701-18710
by , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(10), 18701-18710; doi:10.3390/s141018701
Received: 1 July 2014; in revised form: 19 September 2014 / Accepted: 25 September 2014 / Published: 9 October 2014
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p. 16785-16798
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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16785-16798; doi:10.3390/s140916785
Received: 30 June 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 5 September 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14672-14685; doi:10.3390/s140814672
Received: 25 June 2014; in revised form: 3 August 2014 / Accepted: 6 August 2014 / Published: 12 August 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 13273-13284; doi:10.3390/s140713273
Received: 22 April 2014; in revised form: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Magnetic Bead-Based Immunoassay for Aflatoxin B1 via Inner Filter Effect of Gold Nanoparticles.
Xu Wang, Reinhard Niessner and Dietmar Knopp
Chair for Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Hydrochemistry, Technische Universität München, Marchioninistrasse 17, D-81377 Munich, Germany
A simple, rapid and sensitive fluorescence immunoassay for the detection of aflatoxin B1 (AFB) has been developed, which is based on the fluorescence quenching of fluorescein caused by gold nanoparticles via inner filter effect. As immunosensing probe magnetic beads were coated with aflatoxin B1-bovine serum albumin conjugates, anti-AFB antibodies coated gold nanoparticles could bind with the magnetic beads through the antibody–antigen reaction; while such binding was competitively inhibited by the addition of AFB. After magnetic separation, the supernatant, which contained the unbound gold nanoparticles, was utilized to quench the fluorescence of fluorescein. The fluorescence intensity at 510 nm was inversely proportional to the AFB concentration. This method could be easily extended to detect other mycotoxins and organic pollutants.

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