Special Issue "FRET-Based Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2018).
Interests: energy transfer; quantum dots; biosensing; bioimaging; nanoparticle synthesis
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In the last few decades, Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) has become an established method for the sensitive detection of various targets in numerous biosensing applications. FRET is a non-radiative energy transfer from an excited donor to an acceptor at a close distance (a few nanometres). The high distance sensitivity makes it a preferred tool for qualitative and quantitative analyses of biological interactions and processes. The utilization of new fluorescent materials, such as semiconductor nanocrystals, upconversion nanoparticles, fluorescent polymers, metal chelates, various noble metal and other nanoparticles, have greatly fostered advancements in the design of biosensors. FRET biosensors combining these robust fluorophores with new sensor designs enabled translation from the utilization of sophisticated benchtop fluorescent spectrometers to simple point-of-care devices for the assessment of biomarkers, drugs, environmental pollution, and for food quality analysis.
In this Special Issue, manuscripts are invited, which are devoted to the application of FRET for designing various types of sensors. Both reviews and original research articles will be published. Reviews should provide a critical overview of the current state-of-the-art in a particular application field, such as in vitro diagnostics, food safety and quality control or environmental pollution. Critical overviews about the use of a specific fluorophores, such as semiconductor nanocrystals or other nanoparticles in FRET-based biosensing applications, are also of interest. Original research papers that present new FRET-based sensor designs and/or fundamental studies with potential relevance to biosensing are also welcome.
Dr. Karl David Wegner
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- fluorescent probes
- food safety
- environmental pollution