Special Issue "Biophotonics for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Treatment"

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Valentina Quaresima
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Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: biomedical optics; tissue oximetry; functional near infrared spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Turgut Durduran
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Guest Editor
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: diffuse optics; diffuse correlation spectroscopy; near-infrared spectroscopy; clinical applications
Prof. Dr. Benjamin L. Miller
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Guest Editor
Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Interests: integrated photonic sensors; lab-on-a-chip systems; diagnostics for the developing world
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Prof. Alessandro Torricelli
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: Biomedical optics; time domain tissue oximetry; time domain functional near infrared spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since beginning in December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread over the world. The Biophotonics community has rapidly responded with innovative biomedical optics technologies helping in the fight against COVID-19.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight these innovative approaches to addressing COVID-19 with Biophotonics. We invite original research articles and state-of-the-art reviews focused on current knowledge and future perspectives of Biophotonics for COVID-19 diagnosis, management, and treatment.

The overall goal of the issue is to highlight the versatility of Biophotonics for responding to new health challenges with direct clinical implications.

Topics include:

  1. Innovative Biophotonics technologies helping in the fight against COVID-19
  2. Optical methods for quantifying the immune response to SARS-CoV-2
  3. Fast and reliable diagnostic tools
  4. New optical wearables for COVID-19
  5. New developments in pulse oximetry
  6. Diffuse optics for the evaluation of microvascular and endothelial health of different tissues
  7. Photonics industry responses to COVID-19
Prof. Dr. Valentina Quaresima
Prof. Turgut Durduran
Prof. Dr. Benjamin L. Miller
Prof. Alessandro Torricelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Photonics 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 1600 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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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