Special Issue "Dedication to Professor Isao Karube: Microbial Biosensors"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: microbial biosensor; organic pollution; anthropogenic eutrophication; water ecosystem; antioxidant capacity assay; biochip design
Microbial biosensors make it possible to measure analytes through a quick, simple and convenient method. The first microbial biosensor was developed for the measurement of biochemical oxygen demand by Karube et al.
Since its invention, various types of microbial biosensors have been reported, some of which have been put to practical use in the field of environmental and soil analysis. To date, various improvements have been made to microbial biosensors in terms of their sensitivity, reproducibility, stability, specificity, and portability. Especially in the last decades, new and improved techniques have been successfully applied to microbial biosensor developments such as 3D printing for chip/cell/array or device fabrication, genetic engineering for microbial modification, materials science for microbial immobilization or signal detection, and new techniques for transducer development, etc.
On the other hand, through climate change due to global warming, the global environment is getting worse year by year. For human life to continue, we have to transform our world. In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted the “2030 Agenda” and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes several goals to which microbial biosensors are able to contribute, such as “conservation of water and soil resources”, and “preservation of food safety”, etc. Thus, scope of this Special Issue is as follows.
Scope of the Special Issue:
- microbial biosensors for SDG efforts towards 2030;
- application of microbial biosensors in environmental or wastewater monitoring;
- application of microbial biosensors to soil estimations;
- application of microbial biosensors in the agriculture, aquafarming, food, medicine, or clinical field;
- micro/nanotechnology and novel materials applied to microbial biosensors
- novel designs of chip/cell/arrays for microbial biosensors;
- novel instrumentation systems for microbial biosensors;
- new solutions applied in microbial biosensors;
- interdisciplinary study leading to microbial biosensor development.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the most recent advances in microbial biosensors and participate in the development of microbial biosensors for SDG efforts towards 2030. Research papers, short communications and reviews are all welcome. If you are interested in submitting a review, it would be helpful if you would discuss this with the Guest Editor before submission.
I hope that a subsequent issue on the results of microbial biosensor development for the SDGs efforts will be published in 2031.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hideaki Nakamura
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- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Environmental monitoring
- Water quality analysis
- Water pollution (organic pollution, heavy metal pollution, and eutrophication, etc.)