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Special Issue "Biosensors Applications for the Detection of Food Contaminants and Adulterants"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
Food chemical or microbiological (e.g., Listeria) contaminants are any substance not intentionally added to food, while food adulterants (e.g., melamine) are intentionally added. The origins of contamination are multiple: naturally occurring contaminants, environmental pollution (e.g., industrial activities), veterinary treatments, extensive agriculture (e.g., pesticides), packaging migration, food transformation, and disinfection. Contaminated and adulterated food can have harmful effects on human safety (e.g., allergies, toxicity, antimicrobial resistance, and the endocrine disruptor effect). The detection principles of conventional screening methods are microbiological, immunological (e.g., ELISA tests), instrumental physico-chemical, and PCR methods. Following the promising progress of biosensors for medical diagnostics (e.g., point of care (POC) testing), biosensors for food applications allow the development of sensitive, selective, quick, robust, and cheap screening methods to control food products: This Special Issue will present innovative applications of biosensors (e.g., optical, electrochemical, and mass sensitive) for the detection of contaminants and adulterants in foodstuffs of animal and plant origin. The first objective of this Special issue is to highlight the benefits of biosensors that could make them the screening tool for food contaminants of tomorrow. This Special Issue also aims to show the promising contribution of innovative biosensing elements (e.g., aptamers, molecular imprinting polymer (MIP), DNA), nanomaterials, and new technologies (e.g., micro/nanofluidics, Internet of Things (IoT)) to the development of more sensitive, portable, robust and cheaper biosensors. Review and research papers are welcome.
Dr. Valérie Gaudin
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Mass sensitive
- Molecular imprinting polymer (MIP)
- Internet of Things (IoT)