Special Issue "Fluorescent Probe for Biological Analysis"

A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2023 | Viewed by 86

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Zhiyi Yao
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Guest Editor
College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: fluorescent probes based on π-conjugated materials; colorimetric and fluorescent sensors for rapid analysis; molecular recognition and self-assembly

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fluorescence sensing allows non-invasive measurements within biological milieus, parallel monitoring of multiple samples, and less invasive imaging. Among the fluorescence sensing methods currently being explored, those involving the use of fluorescent probes have received particular attention due to their potential to provide precise and quantitative analyses. Detection is usually based on either specific non-interaction or a selective chemical reaction to produce a change in the fluorescence properties of the system. Compared with other optical techniques, fluorescence measurements provide many output tunnels in the analysis, such as exciation and emission intensity, fluorescence lifetime, quantum yield, and anisotropy, among others. Additionally, fluorescent probes open the possibility for realizing remote monitoring and imaging of biological samples. Due to their high sensitivity, rapid response, controllable structure, and excellent temporal and spatial sampling ability, fluorescent probes have been widely applied in a variety of fields such as biology, medical science, pharmacology, agricultural science, and other biological related sciences. The use of fluorescent probes has revolutionized our understanding of a range of physiological or pathological processes, based on effective sensing protocols for the detection of functional/harmful species that may have been released into the biological milieus. Despite the significant progress made in this exciting field, a number of challenges still remain in relation to ease-of-use, selectivity, and sensitivity, for example. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we welcome papers focusing on the development of various fluorescent probes (small molecules, polymers, supramolecular probes and nanomaterials) for biological analysis (biosensing, bioimaging and biolabeling).

Dr. Zhiyi Yao
Guest Editor

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  • fluorescent probes for biosensing
  • fluorescent probes for bioimaging
  • fluorescent probes for biolabeling
  • small molecule-based probes in bioanalysis
  • polymer-based probes in bioanalysis
  • supramolecular probes in bio-analysis
  • nanomaterials-based probes in bioanalysis

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