Special Issue "Recent Advances in Photonic Biosensors"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nakkeeran Kaliyaperumal
Guest Editor
School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UE, UK
Interests: optical fibre sensors; modelling & simulations of soft robotics; optical fibre communications; photonic biosensors; refractive-index-based biosensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to contribute to an upcoming Special Issue of Biosensors entitled “Recent Advances in Photonic Biosensors”. Recent research activity on this topic has led to the development of various applications in many fields including food safety control, clinical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, biosafety and biosecurity.

Presently, novel photonic biosensors based on state-of-art technologies, for instance, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), photonic crystal fibers (PCF) and photonic 2D materials, can deliver rapid, observable, label-free, and accurate detection of analytes such as proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, and cells to measure biological, chemical, and physical signs of human health. Biosensors are also widely applied for the investigation of molecular kinetics under real-time monitoring. Therefore, photonic biosensors may be a promising tool for biochemical detection. Related commercial activities within this field have a large potential market and opportunities for these devices at the point-of-need.

The main aim of this Special Issue is to report on the recent developments and advances in the use of photonic biosensors to meet the demands of biochemical and biomedical analyses. Our objective is to introduce and highlight a collection of research and review articles that report the latest developments and trends in photonic biosensor design, characterization, analysis, and applications to a wide audience of applied mathematicians, physicists, biologists, medical research experts, chemists, and optical engineers who work in this area. We plan to not only provide an overview on recent achievements but also to stimulate current and future research in the photonic biosensors field. Both original papers and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Nakkeeran Kaliyaperumal
Guest Editor

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 monthly 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.


  • photonic biosensors
  • refractive-index-based biosensors
  • molecular kinetics
  • DNA/RNA–protein interactions
  • photonic crystal fiber (PCF) biosensors
  • surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensors
  • real-time monitoring
  • photonic 2D materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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