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Topical Collection "Fluorescent Biosensors"


Prof. Dr. Christopher Bystroff
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Renssleaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Troy, NY 12180, USA
Interests: protein design; protein folding; folding pathways; bioinformatics; vaccine design
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biological macromolecules provide a ready toolkit for specific binding and easy manufacture. Proteins can fold to specific structures with unlimited diversity and even catalytic activity. DNA recognizes its complement at vanishingly small concentrations, and RNA can be engineered to switch states in the presence of an analyte compound or another macromolecule. Biomolecules may be genetically encoded, and expressed in living things. They may be screened from libraries or subjected to in vitro evolution. Fluorescence may be added to biomolecules chemically or generated autocatalytically using natural or engineered fluorescent proteins. Fluorescent biosensors are biological macromolecules that produce, modify or quench a fluorescent signal in response to the presence of a specific analyte.

The aim of this Topical Collection is to feature novel fluorescent biosensors, their design, their mechanism of action, their production, and their applications. We invite original contributions on topics related to fluorescent biosensor technology, methodology, and applications, including, but not limited to:

Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)

Fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS)

Fluorescent antibody applications

Designed/engineered fluorescent proteins

Bioluminescent sensors

Chemiluminescent bioconjugate sensors

Protein/nucleotide conjugates

Biosensor arrays

Biosensor fibers

Cell-based fluorescent biosensing

RNA-based fluorescent biosensing

DNA-based fluorescent biosensing

Protein-based fluorescent biosensing

Therapeutic/diagnostic biosensors

Quantum dot bioconjugates

Prof. Dr. Christopher Bystroff
Collection Editor

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