Special Issue "SPR Biosensors for Medical Diagnostics, Environmental Monitoring, and Food Safety Applications"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical and Photonic Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Nan-Fu Chiu
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Nano-photonics and Biosensors, Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering/ Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 11677, Taiwan
Interests: optical biosensing; plasmonics; nanophotonics; organic optoelectronic devices; integrated biosensor design; BioMEMS; optical system integration; advanced 2D materials synthesis and nanofabrication
Prof. Dr. Elba Mauriz
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Guest Editor
Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of León, León, Spain
Institute of Food Science and Technology (ICTAL), La Serna 58, 24007 León, Spain
Interests: biosensors; plasmonic sensors; surface plasmon resonance; localized surface plasmon resonance; biofunctionalization strategies; biomedical applications; clinical diagnostics; point of care
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Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shukri Muhammad Noor
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Guest Editor
Dept of Computer and Communication Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Seangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Interests: optical sensors; optical microscopy and spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue on SPR Biosensors, which are emerging research subjects with various applications, from the biomedical field (from early diagnosis to therapy monitoring) to food quality control and environmental analyses.

Plasmonic biosensors for biomedical applications are receiving increasing attention in scientific communities. Substituting existing bulky and expensive instrumentation with smart sensors having a reduced size and lower cost analysis systems, lab-on-a-chip, or paper-based devices is a challenge from the perspective of precision medicine, point of care analyses, and personalized pharmacological treatment.

Therefore, the rapid developments that have occurred in SPR biosensors, concepts in structural design, fabrication techniques, sensing materials, numerical simulation, gas sensing, and diagnostic applications are contributing to significantly progressing accurate and highly sensitive detection in future clinical applications.

Manuscripts presenting comprehensive reviews for the detailed analysis of sensor performance characteristics are welcome to showcase the current trends and challenges in SPR biosensing.

Scope of the Special Issue:

New biosensor solutions applied in SPR;
Nanotechnology and novel materials applied to gas sensors and biosensors;
Novel instrumentation systems for SPR biosensors;
Novel sensing techniques for SPR biosensors;
New methodology approaches in the use of advanced data processing methods;
Application of SPR in biomedical applications;
Application of SPR in environmental monitoring.

This Special Issue plans not only to provide an overview of recent achievements but also to stimulate ideas about the current and future research in the SPR sensor field. Both original papers and reviews are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Nan-Fu Chiu
Prof. Dr. Elba Mauriz
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shukri Muhammad Noor
Guest Editors

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 1800 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.


  • Plasmonic
  • Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)
  • Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR)
  • SPR biosensors
  • Sensing materials
  • SPR signal enhancement
  • Gas sensing
  • Food safety
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Diagnostic applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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