Special Issue "Electrochemical (Bio)sensors for Environmental and Food Analyses"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Dr. Kevin C. Honeychurch
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry, Centre for Research in Biosciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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Interests: screen-printed electrodes, electrochemical sensors, biosensors, biomedicine, forensic science, environmental analysis
The complexity of the environment offers a number of analytical challenges; challenges that need to be met if we are to be able to provide clean drinking water and food, as well as to safeguard environmental quality for ourselves and future generations. Presently, many monitoring regimes are focused on the collection of samples and their subsequent analyses at a centralised laboratory; systems, which, by their nature, have an inherent lag-time, utilise expensive instrumentation, and require highly-trained staff for their implementation. The application of electrochemical sensors and biosensors has shown the possibility of economic, rapid, and decentralised testing of complex samples, carried out by relatively untrained individuals at the point-of-need. Analyses of food and the environment offer large potential markets and opportunities for these devices; however, there are a number of both technical and commercial issues that need to be addressed before these devices can have a significant role.
The aim of this Special Issue of Biosensors, “Electrochemical (Bio)sensors for Environmental and Food Analyses” is to report recent developments and advances in sensors and biosensors to meet the demands of environmental and food analysis. Its objective is to collect a series of articles which show the developments and applications of both electrochemical sensors and biosensors in this area. It is envisaged that this will cover a wide range of areas; including electrochemical sensors employing both classical and advanced electrochemical techniques, electrochemical biosensors based on enzymes, antibodies, DNA, aptamers, molecularly imprinted polymers and the application of nanotechnology in the forms of reviews, communications, and academic articles.
Dr. Kevin C. Honeychurch
Dr. Martina Piano
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