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Special Issue "Smart Biosensing at BBMEC 12, Rome"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Roberto Pilloton

Istituto di Cristallografia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Salaria km29,3,00015 Monterotondo, Rome, Italy
Interests: electrochemistry, environmental analytical chemistry; biosensors; sensors and sensing; continuous flow monitoring; immobilization techniques; enzyme inhibitors; lab on a chip; nanostructured electrodes; screen printed electrodes; herbicides; pesticides; phenolic compounds; cholinesterases; photosystem II; laccase; tyrosinase; immobilized cells
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Donatella Albanese

Department of Industrial Engineering (DIIn), University of Salerno, Fisciano(SA), Italy
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Phone: +390-8996-4129
Interests: biosensors, immunosensors, screen printed electrodes, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, electrochemistry, immobilization techniques; food quality, food safety

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A selection of the best works presented during the 12th International Workshop on Biosensors and BioAnalytical Microtechniques for Environmental, Food and Clinical Analyses (BBMEC12) will be collected in this Special Issue. The workshop, held in Rome on 25–29 September, 2017, has evolved since its inception in 1994, from a mainly European-based biosensor conference to a truly international world-wide gathering of our premier biosensor researchers. It ranks among the most important biosensor conferences world-wide. Researches from over 20 countries and typically all major regions of the world, including the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe gather here. In general, the conference is designed with single sessions, and targets the participation of about 150 researchers to provide good bases for in-depth discussions and networking, similar to the Gordon Conferences. BBMEC started in 1994 in Paris and was organized by Marie-Claire Hennion. It was held three times in North America (Las Vegas in 1998, Ithaca in 2001 and Montreal in 2009) and once in India (in 2007). Its associated organization is the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC):


Historical Snapshot of location and chairs of BBMEC conferences





Paris, France

Marie-Claire Hennion


Lund, Sweden

Jenny Emneus, Lo Gorton


Las Vegas, NV, USA

Jeannette van Emon


Mao, Menorca, Spain

Damian Barcelo


Ithaca, NY, USA

Antje J. Baeumner, Richard Durst


Rome, Italy

Roberto Pilloton


Kusadasi, Turkey

Azmi Telefoncu, Dieter Klockow


Goa, India

Sunil Bhand, Roberto Pilloton


Montreal, Canada

Jean-Francois Masson, Kevin Wilkinson


Weimar, Germany

Karl-Heinz Feller


Regensburg, Germany

Antje J. Bäumner

As for the previous edition in Regesburg (2015), the goal for the 2017 conference is to further develop the successful BBMEC series and implement valuable features from other conferences in order to further increase the conference’s quality and attractiveness. The 12th BBMEC features, thus, include:

Many Invited and Keynote lectures by renowned researchers
Increases the impact on the presentation of cutting-edge ideas
Discussion of unpublished data is mandatory
Increases the importance and urgency of data provided
Increases the need and desire of lively discussions with audience
Increasing the prominence and importance of the poster session
Enables all attendees to prominently discuss their research
Best posters will be selected for prizes
A pre-conference graduate student/postdoc symposium is organized

Enables many young scientists to give oral presentations and discuss among their peers

Keywords: Novel Concepts in Transduction, Signal Amplification & Sample Preparation, Lab-on-a-chip, microTAS, Nanomaterials, Microtechniques, Surfaces & Interfaces, Label-free, Electrochemical, Optical, Mass-based, Magneto Transducers. Application to processing challenges.

Dr. Roberto Pilloton
Prof. Donatella Albanese
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Sensitive Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Food Products by Impedimetric Immunosensors
Sensors 2018, 18(7), 2168; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18072168
Received: 12 June 2018 / Revised: 2 July 2018 / Accepted: 4 July 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
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In this work, the development of an impedimetric label-free immunosensor for the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 is reported. Different immobilization techniques of monoclonal anti-E. coli were tested, in order to reach the very low limit of detections. The comparison between the
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In this work, the development of an impedimetric label-free immunosensor for the detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 is reported. Different immobilization techniques of monoclonal anti-E. coli were tested, in order to reach the very low limit of detections. The comparison between the immobilization procedures underlined the advantages of the oriented procedure and the use of a dendrimer, which allowed for immobilizing a higher number of antibody units, reaching a very high sensitivity. However, the use of activated ferrocene as electron-transferring mediator, which improved the electrical properties of the system, resulted in a very low limit of detection equal to 3 cfu/mL. This immunosensor was used to analyze milk and meat samples obtaining a good agreement with the results of the ELISA methods. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Biosensing at BBMEC 12, Rome)

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