Special Issue "Trends in Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Biosensors"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2023 | Viewed by 83

Special Issue Editors

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Interests: fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors; protein engineering and cell physiology
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Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
Interests: fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors; DNA/RNA nanotechnology; cell imaging; cell signaling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors have become important tools and made an enormous impact. These biosensors can be engineered based on a variety of design principles for target recognition, signal transduction, and the generation of optical output. For example, different proteins, nucleic acids, and small molecules have been used as building blocks for the synthesis and conjugation of functional fluorescent as well as bioluminescent sensors. In addition to their broad applications for in vitro diagnostics and drug screening, many of these biosensors have now been delivered and/or genetically encoded to improve our understanding of mysterious biological processes in real living systems. This Special Issue aims to bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds in this quickly progressing research field to share their latest research and insights. It will serve as a platform for discussing some current challenges, opportunities, and advancements in the field of fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors, with the ultimate goal of triggering broader applications of these powerful biosensing systems. We expect the Special Issue to gather original articles, reviews, and perspectives that mainly cover the following topics: biosensor development, the integration of biosensors with new instrumentation and protocols, and the applications of biosensors. Other related topics around this central concept of fluorescent and bioluminescent biosensors are also welcome. 

Dr. Huiwang Ai
Dr. Mingxu You
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • bioimaging
  • bioluminescence
  • cellular analysis
  • diagnostics
  • fluorescent sensors
  • molecular probes

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