Special Issue "Label-free Biosensing"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: biological sensor development; environmental sensing; micro-optical sensors; whispering gallery mode biosensors; microcavity photonics; light scattering from bio-aerosols; fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy; cavity ringdown spectroscopy
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Label-free sensing, in particular label-free biosensing, allows one to investigate the underlying physical and chemical characteristics, and interactions, of target species by relying solely on their intrinsic physicochemical properties. This has the benefit of reducing sample complexity, preparation time, and analysis cost due to the elimination of potentially confounding molecular labels. Furthermore, because of the relatively minimal sample preparation, label-free sensing approaches are highly amenable to field applications and remote diagnostics where preparation facilities and trained personnel may be limited or unavailable.
Recent technical innovations have led to label-free detection schemes that are highly sensitive and robust. Consequently, label-free biosensing is finding new applications with novel sensor platform designs. Biological detection and analysis are infusing themselves into high quality research in many areas of science and engineering. In this Special Issue, we seek to bring together diverse research involving label-free biosensing to highlight the recent advances in the field and cross-pollinate ideas that would lead to further scientific and technological advancements. To this end, we are soliciting manuscripts for a special issue focused on label-free biosensing in the myriad of interdisciplinary applications currently being served by the approach. Novel research that incorporate sensing modalities including, but not limited to, electrochemical sensors, spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, Raman), photonics (fiber optic, interferometric, DFB, DBR, photonic crystals), microcavities (spheres, toroids, ring resonators), plasmonic nanoparticle enhancement (spheres, shells, nanorods), micromechanical (QCM, cantilever), surface acoustic wave, and surface plasmon resonance are welcome.
Dr. Stephen Holler
Manuscript Submission Information
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