Special Issue "The Potential of (bio)sensors for the Forensic Sciences"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: screen-printed electrodes, electrochemical sensors, biosensors, biomedicine, forensic science, environmental analysis
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It is essential to have efficient and accurate methods to detect and record evidence in criminal investigations such as in seized street samples, biological fluids, gunshot residues, and a wide range of other evidence types. The complexity of the crime scene offers a number of analytical challenges. Presently, many techniques are focused on either presumptive testing or the collection of samples and their subsequent analyses at a centralised laboratory. At present, sensor technology has not made a great impact on this field. However, this is something that will likely change in the near future.
The application sensors and biosensors have shown the possibility of economic, rapid, and decentralised testing of complex samples, which can be undertaken by untrained individuals in the field and represent a large potential market and a significant opportunity for the forensic sciences. Nevertheless, there are a number of both technical and legal issues that need to be addressed before these devices can play a significant role.
The aim of this Special Issue of Biosensors, “The Potential of (Bio)sensors for the Forensic Sciences.” is to report recent developments and advances in sensor-based applications and technology to meet the demands of forensic science. The objective of this Issue is to collect a series of articles that show the development and application of sensors and biosensors in this area. It is envisaged that this will cover a wide range of areas, including electrochemical and non-electrochemically-based sensors employing both classical and advanced techniques, biosensors based on enzymes, antibodies, DNA, aptamers, molecularly imprinted polymers, and the application of nanotechnology. The combination of sensors with other techniques is also considered.
Dr. Kevin C. Honeychurch
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