Special Issue "Novel Sensors for Bioimaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018)
Bioimaging refers to a toolset of techniques that enables the minimally or non-invasive imaging of biological processes directly from within living subjects or in isolated cells, tissue, organs, or other biological structures. The field has a strong medical focus, where bioimaging data is applied toward disease diagnostics, therapeutic monitoring, theranostics, cell tracking, the probing of biochemical interactions, the quantification of metabolites, and the measurement of interactions occurring at levels from the subcellular to the organismal. A wide variety of instrumentation is used to achieve bioimaging endpoints, including NMR, PET, SPECT, MRI, CT, in vivo fluorescent/bioluminescent, microscopy-based, lab-on-chip-based, and various other derivatives of these instrument and technological classes.
We invite manuscripts for this forthcoming Special Issue among all aspects of sensor and biosensor applications within the bioimaging fields. Both reviews and original research articles are welcome. Review articles should provide topical overviews of novel sensor/biosensor bioimaging applications or technologies that are not covered in the current literature. Research articles should illustrate state-of-the-art sensor/biosensor techniques that integrate with bioimaging applications to facilitate novel and enriched imaging under clinical and/or pre-clinical investigational endpoints. A small sampling of technologies of interest would include bioimaging applications that focus on aptamers, nanomaterials, quantum dots, polymers, optical, fluorescent, and bioluminescent sensors, and lab-on-chip sensors. Reviews or original research relating to the development of supporting imaging technologies, such as engineered fluorescent and bioluminescent proteins, fluorescent nanodiamonds, or improved excitation or signal detection equipment, are also welcome.
Dr. Steven Ripp
Dr. Dan Close
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