Special Issue "Optical Nanomaterials for Diagnosis and Therapy"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Cutting-edge biomedicine has a particular emphasis on the development of novel nanomaterials for disease diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring treatment response of diseases. Among various materials, optical nanomaterials with unique fluorescence or luminescence emissions have attracted considerable attention in recent years. The developed optical nanomaterials can be easily used for the detection and visualization of important biomarkers inside the body, and, thus, benefit the diagnosis of various diseases. Optical nanomaterials designed at the nanoscale level have also contributed significantly to disease treatment, such as cancer therapy, by delivering drugs, genes, small molecules, and proteins to specific diseased lesions. Based on their superiority in photochemistry and photophysics, treatment can be monitored in real-time by recording the evolutions of optical photons.
This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for communication among scientists in the fields of nanomaterials science, photochemistry-photophysics-photobiology, nanobiophotonics, and nano-theranostics. Fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, and electrochemical luminescence techniques will be discussed in this Special Issue. The development of next-generation optical nanomaterials, such as polymer, metal–organic frameworks and inorganic nanoparticles are within the scope. Studies on the cutting-edge nanomaterial preparations, innovative methodologies on surface chemistry, unique mechanisms of the nano-bio interface, and relevant diagnostic and therapeutic applications will also be included. The applications of optical materials in various research areas, such as biosensing, bioimaging, drug/gene/protein delivery, phototherapy, etc., will be further discussed.
Dr. Run Zhang
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- Optical materials
- Drug Delivery