Special Issue "Detection and Prevention Technologies for Toxins"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 3368
To ensure public safety, there is a constant need to develop and improve technologies for the detection of toxins and the prevention of toxin production. Toxins are produced by a variety of entities (plant, animal, bacterial, fungal, etc.) and exposure to the public is often through ingestion. Ingestion of toxins can be from natural sources (such as, fungal or plant) or from biological growth due to improper processing (such as canning, storage conditions, or preparation), handling, and spoilage.
This special issue highlights technologies for the detection of toxins in food, biological specimens, and environmental samples. Applications of developed technologies in relevant matrices are encouraged but not required. In addition, this issue focuses on technologies that might mitigate, remove, or inactivate toxins such that exposure can be reduced or prevented. As such, technologies that target the toxin-producing pathogen are appropriate. The technological platforms can include but are not limited to conventional chromatographic tools, cell culture, immunoanalytical methods, biosensors, nanotechnology, as well as cutting-edge molecular approaches to detect the pathogen that produces the toxin. Prevention strategies can include but are not limited to therapeutic biologics, inhibitors of a specific pathway, or sample treatment options. In general, this special issue is meant to encapsulate any conceivable technology for the detection and prevention of toxins.
Dr. Candace Bever
Prof. Dr. Qi Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Cell-based assay
- Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
- Biocontrol measures
- Toxin inactivation
- Natural toxins