Selected Papers from S3IC 2020—Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems International Conference

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Nano- and Micro-Technologies in Biosensors".

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Dear Colleagues,

Sensor systems have emerged that exhibit extraordinary sensitivity for detecting physical, chemical, and biological entities at the micro/nanoscale. Particularly exciting is the detection and analysis of molecules on miniature devices that have many possible applications in health, environment, analysis, and security. We are planning a special issue for the conference Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems S3IC which will be held in Barcelona from November 9st to 11st.

https://premc.org/conferences/s3ic-single-molecule-sensors-nanosystems/

We would like to invite you to contribute a research article or a review article for inclusion in this special issue on “Single-Molecule Sensors and NanoSystems”. This special issue will feature the most exciting advances in this field. This special issue will also provide a high visibility for your work and the work presented as part of S3IC.  We are planning to invite all conference attendees and speakers to contribute to this special issue.

The special issue focusses on advances in optical and electrical measurement methodology, laser interferometry, quantum optics, micro/nanofluidics, control of molecules and reactions at the nanoscale, DNA origami/synthetic molecular machines, in-vivo and wearable sensing materials.

The conference papers falling within the scope of Biosensors at this conference are invited to submit the extended versions to this Special Issue for publication.

The Special Issue will preferably provide the expanded version of the original works selected for the conference S3IC 2020 but will not be strictly restricted to these, as new papers related to the conference themes are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Frank Vollmer
Dr. Deshui Yu
Dr. Jolly Xavier
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Sensing Hydration of Biomimetic Cell Membranes
by Madhurima Chattopadhyay, Hanna Orlikowska, Emilia Krok and Lukasz Piatkowski
Biosensors 2021, 11(7), 241; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios11070241 - 16 Jul 2021
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Biological membranes play a vital role in cell functioning, providing structural integrity, controlling signal transduction, and controlling the transport of various chemical species. Owing to the complex nature of biomembranes, the self-assembly of lipids in aqueous media has been utilized to develop model [...] Read more.
Biological membranes play a vital role in cell functioning, providing structural integrity, controlling signal transduction, and controlling the transport of various chemical species. Owing to the complex nature of biomembranes, the self-assembly of lipids in aqueous media has been utilized to develop model systems mimicking the lipid bilayer structure, paving the way to elucidate the mechanisms underlying various biological processes, as well as to develop a number of biomedical and technical applications. The hydration properties of lipid bilayers are crucial for their activity in various cellular processes. Of particular interest is the local membrane dehydration, which occurs in membrane fusion events, including neurotransmission, fertilization, and viral entry. The lack of universal technique to evaluate the local hydration state of the membrane components hampers understanding of the molecular-level mechanisms of these processes. Here, we present a new approach to quantify the hydration state of lipid bilayers. It takes advantage of the change in the lateral diffusion of lipids that depends on the number of water molecules hydrating them. Using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching technique, we applied this approach to planar single and multicomponent supported lipid bilayers. The method enables the determination of the hydration level of a biomimetic membrane down to a few water molecules per lipid. Full article
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