Special Issue "Sensing with Quantum Dots"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2011)
Dr. Igor Medintz (Website)
Laboratory for Biosensors and Biomaterials, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. USA
Fax: +1 202 7679594
Interests: nanoparticle-biological interface, energy transfer, FRET, biosensing, enzymatic catalysis at a nanoparticle interface, nanoparticle-based cellular imaging
Prof. Dr. Niko Hildebrandt (Website)
NanoBioPhotonics, Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale, Université Paris-Sud 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
Interests: FRET; spectroscopy; imaging; diagnostics; immunoassays; multiplexing; biosensing; lanthanides; quantum dots; time-gating
Dr. Thomas Pons
Laboratoire Physique et Etude des Matériaux, ESPCI-CNRS-UPMC UMR8213 10, rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: quantum dot synthesis, nanoparticle-biological interface, biological sensing with nanoparticles, FRET, cellular imaging, in vivo imaging
Interest in utilizing quantum dots (QDs) within all types of sensing and imaging applications continues to grow nearly unabated. We have been generously asked by Sensors to guest edit a special issue that focuses on and reflects the vibrant research ongoing in this area.
We invite manuscripts for this forthcoming special issue that describe all aspects pertinent to sensing with quantum dots. This includes reviews that provide a current or critical overview of the state of the art in a particular QD application such as immunoassays, imaging, and the like or alternatively a signal transduction modality such as FRET, direct fluorescence or electrochemical detection. Reviews that focus on many related topics such as synthesizing QDs for sensing along with bioconjugation and characterization of QD sensor assemblies are also welcomed. Similarly, original research papers that describe all aspects of utilizing QDs in sensing whether the targets are biological (protein, DNA) or abiotic (ions or physical parameters such as temperature) are also of interest. If you have a preliminary idea or suggestion you would like to discuss beforehand, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to and welcome your participation in this special issue.
Prof. Dr. Niko Hildebrandt
Dr. Igor Medintz
Dr. Thomas Pons