Special Issue "Advances in Foodborne Pathogen Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).
Interests: microbiology; pathogenesis; host–pathogen interaction; nanobiotechnology; food safety
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Interests: food microbiology and microbial safety of foods; ecology of foodborne pathogens; rapid diagnostics; sample preparation; study of microorganisms at the single cell level; antimicrobial resistance; microbial source tracking
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Interests: food safety; rapid methods; biosensors; immunoassays; sample preparation; multiplexed detection and identification of zero tolerance foodborne pathogens
Interests: rapid detection of pathogens; pre-analytical sample preparation; flow cytometry and other methods for single cell analysis; multicomponent antimicrobial systems for use in foods; on food contact surfaces or in environmental applications; leveraging advances in materials science and chemistry for detection or inactivation of pathogens
Traditional enrichment culture combined with differential and selective plating serve as gold standards for the detection and identification of foodborne bacterial pathogens. Although accurate and sensitive, culture-based methods are labor intensive and time consuming with the results often taking from days to weeks. There is a desire to replace these methods with “rapid methods” that typically employ highly sensitive and fast biosensor-based analysis. However, creative thought and/or diligent empirical effort are required to introduce paradigm shifts in the generation of rapid methods capable of replacing culture-based methods if the need for comparable sensitivity and accuracy is warranted. Therefore, this Special Issue will showcase contributions ranging from novel sample preparative techniques (like advances in filtration, centrifugation, chemical or particle-based separation, etc.) for the selective, rapid, efficient, and/or quantitative recovery and concentration of targeted bacterial analytes to the development and/or improvement of rapid biosensor-based detection and/or identification platforms (e.g., PCR, phage, immunoassays, optical imaging, luminescence, strip assays, flow cytometry, sequencing, etc.). A further challenge is the determination of live vs. dead organisms. Advances in this field are expected to impact the food production/testing industry and regulatory agencies alike.
Original and review papers dealing with all aspects of “Advances in Foodborne Pathogen Analysis” are welcome for inclusion in this Special Issue of Foods. Reports will focus on the following areas: development and/or improvement of rapid methods for the detection and/or identification of foodborne pathogens (methods, reagents, instrumentation); sample preparation techniques for the rapid and quantitative concentration of targeted microbes in food matrices; new approaches for determining or characterizing pathogen activity, metabolic state or viability.
Prof. Dr. Arun K. Bhunia
Prof. Bledar Bisha
Dr. Andrew Gehring
Prof. Dr. Byron F. Brehm-Stecher
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. Foods 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 2000 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.
- food safety
- food pathogens
- sample preparation
- rapid methods
- food biosecurity