Special Issue "Recent Advances in Nucleic Acid Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Prof. Dr. Ramon Eritja
Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), CIBER-BBN, Jordi Girona 18-26, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: modified oligonucleotides, RNA interference, siRNA, antisense oligonucleotides, G-quadruplexes, i-motifs, triplexes, DNA nanobiotechnology, DNA origami, DNA repair, oligonucleotide conjugates, lipid-oligonucleotides, peptide-oligonucleotides, carbohydrate-oligonucleotides, nanoparticle-oligonucleotide conjugates.
Nucleic acids are the key molecules for the transmission of genetic inheritance. The identification of DNA as the basis of genetic material and the elucidation of its structure stimulated the development of protocols for the synthesis of defined oligonucleotides carrying a large number of chemical entities that are optimal for nucleic acid immobilization on sensing surfaces. Combinatorial methods, such as SELEX, have generated a large number of DNA/RNA molecules or aptamers with high affinity to ions, small molecules, peptides, proteins and cells. Moreover, the human genome sequencing project has open the path towards personalized medicine that has increased the need of identifying genetic mutations. All these activities have generated large expectations in the field of nucleic acids sensing technologies. The development of nucleic acids sensors brings together many different branches of science, such as molecular biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine, material science, electrochemistry, and engineering.
This Special Issue of Sensors will concentrate on the latest developments of Nucleic Acids Sensors. We encourage authors to submit research papers and comprehensive reviews for this Special Issue describing the fabrication and use of nucleic acids sensing devices including optical and electrochemical sensors, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), nanotube field effect transistors (FETs), quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for the detection of nucleic acids hybridization, detection of point mutations or aptamer binding including all types of enhancement such as fluorescent probes, colorimetric reagents, antibodies, nanoparticles and so on. If you are interested in forming part of this Special Issue, we would appreciate very much receiving the tentative tile of your contribution.
Dr. Ramon Eritja
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- electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
- surface plasmon resonance (SPR),
- quartz crystal microbalance (QCM),
- field effect transistors (FETs),
- molecular beacons,
- opticals sensors,
- electrochemical sensors,
- aptamer-based sensors,
- DNAzymes and ribozymes