Special Issue "Nanozyme-Based Sensors for Biomedical, Environmental and Food Monitoring Applications"
A special issue of Chemosensors (ISSN 2227-9040).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Enzyme-based sensors have earned considerable interest in recent years, and they show great promise for a wide range of applications; however, they present drawbacks due to limited immobilized enzyme activity. Recently, remarkable advances have been made in the area of nanozymes, nanomaterials with enzyme-like characteristics, due to their unique properties compared with natural enzymes and classic artificial enzymes. Thus, making use of the synergetic effect between nanotechnology and different transducers has enabled nanosensors development for faster detection and its reproducibility in a much better way.
We invite, for this “Nanozyme-Based Sensors for Biomedical, Environmental and Food Monitoring Applications” Special Issue, manuscripts dealing with different detection methods-based nanozyme-sensors for application in biological research, medical diagnostics, environmental or food industry monitoring, while not being limited to those, which will be or not presented in the frame of the International Conference IC-ANMBES 2018, held in Brasov, Romania (https://sciforum.net/conference/icanmbes2018). Both original research and review articles are welcome.
Original research papers that describe the development, characterization/evaluation, simulations and utilization of different architectures (sensor, fixed, mobile) platforms for detection of biological active or toxic compounds in complex samples with potential applications in medical analysis and diagnosis, environmental or food industry monitoring are of interest. The manuscripts can deal with next topics (but are not limited to) with potential relevance to nanozyme-based sensory detection:
- microfluidics and point-of-care microdevices,
- optical fibers,
- mass-sensitive chips,
- novel materials electrodes and surface functionalization strategies applications or
- new concepts and fundamental studies.
Reviews should provide an up-to-date and critical overview of state-of-the-art of platforms and detection mechanisms, especially those used for nanozyme-sensing.
Please feel free to contact us and send us your suggestions that you would like to discuss beforehand. We look forward to and welcome your participation in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Monica Florescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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• Point-of-care microdevices
• Novel materials
• Surface functionalization