Special Issue "Advances in Amplification Methods for Biosensors (Volume II)"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 243

Special Issue Editor

Grenoble Alpes University, CEA, CNRS, IRIG-SyMMES, 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France
Interests: optoelectronic nose/tongue development; aptamer biosensors; surface plasmons resonance imaging; theory of microarrays (DNA or protein); biopolymer conformation; DNA based architectures; soft condensed matter
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, there is rapidly growing demand for sensitive and selective biosensors in various domains, including environment monitoring such as (waste)water control, detection of pollution for personal/public safety, agricultural/food safety and quality control, veterinary and medical diagnostics, etc. For these applications, the main challenge remains to detect a minute number of analytes in complex samples. Thus, recent biosensors based on biomolecular recognition between analyte targets and relevant probes (antibodies, aptamers, molecular imprinted polymers (MIP), etc.) require the use of amplification methods to produce a measurable signal. The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect demonstration of the need for (nucleic acid) amplification methods for the detection of the SARS-CoV2 virus (RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, ELISA, etc.).

Therefore, this Special Issue of Biosensors will highlight recent advances in the design and development of novel amplification methods to improve the performance of biosensors. All potential analyte targets will be considered, ranging from molecules (ions, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, endocrine disruptors, miRNA, proteins, biomarkers, etc.) to larger objects (viruses, spores, fungus, bacteria, cancer cells, etc.). Biosensors based on optical, electrochemical, chemiluminescence, fluorescence, resonant or mechanical transduction methods are encouraged. Finally, amplification methods are not restricted: nucleic acid amplification (PCR, LAMP, RCA, NASBA, HCR, etc.) or logic gate circuits, enzymatic amplification (enzymes, DNAzymes, CRISPR, etc.), nanostructure-based amplification (nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanovesicles, MEMS/NEMS, nanosensors, etc.), as well as combined strategies implying several amplifications.

Dr. Arnaud Buhot
Guest Editor

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  • amplification
  • biosensors
  • electrochemical sensors
  • chemiluminescence sensors
  • optical sensors
  • resonant sensors
  • fluorescence sensors
  • nanosensors
  • nanoparticles
  • nanotubes
  • MEMS and/or NEMS
  • enzymes
  • DNAzymes
  • nucleic acid amplification
  • polymer chain reaction (PCR)
  • loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)
  • rolling circle amplification (RCA)
  • nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA)
  • strand displacement amplification (SDA)
  • hybridization chain reaction (HCR)
  • recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA)
  • logic gate circuits
  • sensor analysis
  • environmental analysis
  • food quality control
  • diagnostics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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