Special Issue "Immunosensors and Immunoassays for Environmental, Agricultural and Food Safety Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 4865
Interests: immunosensors; immunoassay; antibody development; phage display technology
Interests: immunoassays or biosensors for rapid detection of small compounds such as pesticides and mycotoxins; antibody preparation; analytical method establishment; mechanism of molecular recognition between antibodies and small molecules
The fields of testing and sensing have been tremendously active of late, especially as the pandemic of COVID-19 leads people to an understanding of the importance of testing and asking for analysis with more accuracy and fast and high throughput. Immunosensor/immunoassay, used to measure the presence or concentration of analytes ranging from small molecules to macromolecules, is one of the most promising testing platforms that meets the demands of being fast, cheap, sensitive and specific, and has wide applicability to environment, agriculture and food.
Relatively established methods like microwell-based immunoassay and lateral flow immunoassay are still growing, and the use of nanomaterials for biosensing has seen explosive growth. Recognition elements such as antibody or peptide remain essential to immunoassay, and how to get these materials with high affinity and specificity is a persistent task. Different transducers convert the recognition process into a quantitative signal towards the aims of more sensitivity and more efficiency; however, the stability is an issue, specifically to complex matrix samples. However, signal amplification strategies, labelling techniques, and sample treatment methods are promoting this area to be more usable and potent.
For that, this Special Issue aims to gather original articles and reviews showing research advances, fabrication, innovative applications, new challenges and future perspectives of immunosensors and immunoassays in important areas including medical diagnostics, chemical and biomolecular analysis in environment, agriculture, and food.
Dr. Xiude Hua
Dr. Yirong Guo
Dr. Yulong Wang
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- food safety
- agricultural product
- pesticide residue