Special Issue "Biosensors for Environmental Applications"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2019
Dr. Teresa A. P. Rocha-Santos
Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) & Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: plastics, microplastics; environmental analytical Chemistry; development of novel methods for environmental, food and heath care applications
Environmental pollution is a global problem that possesses hazardous effects on ecosystems and human health. The state of the environment can be evaluated using biosensors. They can also be used to identify trends in pollution and to control the efficiency of a remediation process. Biosensors are defined as analytical devices, whereas a biological material, a biologically derived material, or biomimic, is used as a biorecognition element associated or integrated within a physicochemical transducer or transducing microsystem. In this Special Issue research manuscripts discussing advances in the development of biosensors for environmental applications using biorecognition elements such as tissue, microorganisms, organelles, cell receptors, enzymes, antibodies, nucleic acids, natural products, recombinant antibodies, engineered proteins, aptamers, synthetic receptors, biomimetic catalysts, combinatorial ligands and, imprinted polymers are welcome. Manuscripts covering innovative biosensors based on transducing principles, such as piezoelectric, electrochemical, magnetic and optical for environmental applications, are also welcome. Advances and trends in biosensor development through the use bioelectronics, nanotechnology, miniaturization, fabrication/integration into platforms, microfluidic systems and fit for purpose can be also covered. Review papers are welcome.
Dr. Teresa A. P. Rocha-Santos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Fit for purpose
- Environmental pollution
- Environmental monitoring
- Environmental sensing
- Bio-recognition elements