Special Issue "Advanced Nanomaterial-Based Sensing in Biological Systems"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Biological Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 107

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Serhat Ünal
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Guest Editor
Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06230, Turkey
Interests: Infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; adult vaccination; health care associated infections; antibiotic resistance
Department of Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
Interests: biosensors; biomolecules detection and purification; molecular imprinting method; micro- and nano-size polymers; chromatographic methods
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Department of Chemistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
Interests: molecularly imprinted polymers; optic sensors; biomolecules detection; microfluidics; chromatographic methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced nanomaterial-based sensing in biological systems is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to revolutionize the way we detect and measure biological molecules and processes. The unique optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of nanomaterials can be exploited for a wide range of sensing applications, including the detection of DNA, proteins, small molecules, and cells. One of the main advantages of using nanomaterials for sensing is their high sensitivity and specificity, which allows for the detection of very low concentrations of biological molecules. For example, gold nanoparticles have been used to detect DNA and proteins with high sensitivity and specificity, while carbon nanotubes have been used to detect small molecules, such as glucose with high sensitivity and selectivity. Another advantage of using nanomaterials for sensing is their ability to be functionalized, or modified, with specific biological molecules to selectively target and detect specific biological molecules.

Nanomaterial-based sensors are being researched for use in a wide range of fields, including medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food safety, and biosecurity. In medical diagnostics, for example, nanomaterial-based sensors have been developed to detect cancer biomarkers, while in environmental monitoring, they have been used to detect pollutants in water and air. Overall, advanced nanomaterial-based sensing in biological systems is a very promising field that has the potential to provide highly sensitive and specific detection of biological molecules, which could lead to new and improved diagnostic tools, environmental monitoring, and other applications.

This Special Issue will cover the recent advances in different types of nanomaterial-based sensor platforms and their applications in medical applications.

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

Prof. Dr. Serhat Ünal
Prof. Dr. Adil Denizli
Dr. Yeşeren Saylan
Guest Editors

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  • sensor design,
  • sensor characterization
  • medical applications
  • nanomaterials
  • polymers
  • biomolecule detection

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