Special Issue "Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jean Louis Marty
Guest Editor
BAE-LBBM-USR CNRS 3579, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia , 52 avenue paul allude, 66860 Perpignan cedex, France
Interests: electrochemical and optical biosensors; aptasensors for food and environmental control
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Dr. Alina Vasilescu
Guest Editor
International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: analytical chemistry; biosensors; electrochemical sensors; aptamers; wine
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Special Issue Information

Toxic substances such as heavy metals, toxins, new xenobiotic compounds including pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, surfactants, and industrial additives from industrial effluents, as well as other pollutants may contaminate aquatic resources and the drinking water system, thus menacing humans, agriculture, livestock, and wildlife. Regulatory authorities worldwide have set standards for these contaminants, where the permissible limits correspond to very low concentrations (i.e., pg/L or ng/kg). Considering the toxicity and ubiquity of these compounds, there is an immense need for the development of fast, sensitive, and reliable detection methods.

The current situation has driven the development of biosensors as new analytical tools able to provide fast, reliable, and sensitive measurements with low cost—many of them geared towards on-site analysis. Biosensors may not completely replace the official analytical methods, but can be used both by regulatory authorities and industry to simplify the routine testing and screening of samples.

Despite an incredibly high number of publications on biosensors in different fields (including environmental monitoring), the glucose sensor still represents more than 90% of the biosensors market. The time has come to profit from the wealth of accumulated knowledge and turn it into robust devices of advanced technology readiness level (TRL) for real applications in environmental monitoring.

The aims of this Issue “Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring” is to highlight recent methodological advances of level TRL1 or 2 in the field and to promote papers which describe systems working with real samples and validated in laboratory conditions, corresponding to TRL 3 and 4. Authors are invited to submit works exploring biosensors based on electrochemical, optical, or other detection modes, lab-on-a chip devices, advanced and automated sensing platforms, bioassays, and detection systems where nanomaterials play a critical, demonstrated role.

Both review articles and research papers are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Jean Louis Marty
Dr. Alina Vasilescu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biosensors
  • bioassays
  • electrochemical
  • ptical
  • nanomaterial
  • lab on a chip
  • advanced sensing platform

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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