Special Issue "Advanced Designs of Materials, Devices and Techniques for Biosensing"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Eugen Gheorghiu
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Guest Editor
1. International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania;
2. University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: analysis of the dynamics of living cells and biointerfaces; rapid antibacterial and antifungal susceptibility testing based on (coupled) optical (including optical waveguides); electrical and magnetic assays
Prof. Mihaela Gheorghiu
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Guest Editor
1. International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania;
2. University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: cell-based biosensing platforms; surface functionalization; nanostructuring and new materials for electro-optical biosensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Development of functional materials featuring exquisite electrochemical, magnetic and/or plasmonic properties in conjunction with the related analytical techniques, deployed either per se or in combination, are expected to boost the sensitivity of biosensing platforms.

Research in this area could support novel sensing concepts as well as promising biosensing applications in healthcare, early diagnosis, and environmental monitoring.

Sensing approaches at the cutting edge of the chemistry, physics, and biology of functional materials involve either affinity assays with ligands of the target analyte, live cells, or biomimetic structures immobilized onto tailored sensor chips, in 2D or 3D arrangements, or alternatively, coupled with functional materials integrated within the transducing layer(s) of the sensor. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to publish and disseminate original research data, review articles, communications, and short notes that focus on new (experimental or theoretical) advances, challenges, and outlooks concerning the design, construction, and characterization of sensing chips/devices and of related analytical techniques for biosensor development.

We invite contributions on topics that include but are not limited to various state-of-the-art biosensing technologies. As Guest Editors, we warmly invite you to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue entitled “Advanced Designs of Materials, Devices and Techniques for Biosensing”.

Prof. Eugen Gheorghiu
Prof. Mihaela Gheorghiu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • advancing sensor structure and related analytic techniques for increased biosensing capabilities
  • plasmonic materials, nanostructures, functional interfaces, biopolymers, graphene

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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