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Special Issue "Gold Nanoparticle-Based Biosensors"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Department of Biophysics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: nanobiosensors; nanoelectrochemistry; molecular beacon fluorescence genosensors; AuNP-enhanced immunosensors, resonance elastic light scattering (RELS) for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) assembly; gated plasmonic effects in core-shell AuNPs; quartz crystal nanogravimetry; optical biosensors for cancer biomarkers; graphene oxide and functionalized gold nanoparticle nanocarriers for gene and drug delivery; mitochondria and exosome biosensors; surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS); fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)
Contemporary research on gold nanostructures has gained extraordinary attention from scientists around the world due to their novel and readily available unique optical and electronic properties enabling the development of new applications in many fields, spanning from catalysis to biosensors and nanocarrier-based controlled drug delivery, to energy conversion and storage devices, and other fields. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are involved in theranostic applications, cellular imaging, and photothermal therapy. They are also used in diagnostic assays and as the nanocarriers for drug, protein, and gene delivery. Gold nanostructures, which are currently extensively investigated, include AuNPs of different sizes and shapes, nanowires (AuNW), nanocages, and nanostars, as well as more complex structures such as gold-coated magnetic and semiconductor nanoparticles.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials devoted to biosensors based on gold nanoparticles and other gold nanostructures will offer a comprehensive selection of recent research works, short communications, and review articles focused on current state-of-the-art biosensor designs and novel applications of gold nanomaterials in preparation of biosensors, methods of their functionalization, as well as on the development of other AuNP-based sensing platforms, including but not limited to cellular imaging, drug/gene/protein loading and releasing, and surface plasmon resonance enhancement and quenching. The topics covered will also include the development of electrochemical, optical, and nanogravimetric biosensors. AuNP aggregation and hot-spot formation phenomena resulting in colorimetric and light scattering changes, as well as fluorescence energy transfer, associated with modulation of surface plasmon resonance, will also be included in the Special Issue. I warmly invite researchers involved in the broad areas of gold nanomaterials research to contribute original research papers or review articles to this Special Issue, presenting the current progress in this field. Both experimental and theoretical works will be considered for publication in this Issue.
Dr. Magdalena Stobiecka
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- gold nanoparticles
- biomedical applications in diagnostics and therapy
- surface functionalization
- colorimetric biosensors
- nanogravimetric biosensors
- electrochemical biosensors
- optical biosensors
- surface plasmon
- fluorescence quenching
- surface plasmon resonance enhancement