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Special Issue "Diagnostic Sensors - Nanomaterials and Emerging Synthetic Receptors"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ibtisam E. Tothill

Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: biomedical engineering; biosensors and diagnostics; drug discovery and development; food safety; nanomaterials; nanotechnology; smart materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the advent of the glucose biosensor around the mid-eighties, phenomenal growth in the development of biosensor devices has evolved with applications in a wide range of disciplines, including health care, food safety and environmental diagnostics. This has been as a result of the increase in demand to develop rapid diagnostic for point- of- care testing and also to comply with environmental legislations and food safety and quality standards. With the emerging field of nanotechnology, novel nanomaterial’s and micro/nano transducer devices have been introduced to the biosensor and diagnostics arena and applied to develop advanced highly sensitive and specific sensor platforms suitable for multiplex biomarker analysis. To date the sensor technology is progressing rapidly with new and novel bio-recognition nanomaterials are being synthesized and used as the sensing surfaces.

The special issue of Sensors seeks to address the role of nanomaterials and the emerging synthetic receptors in biosensor fabrication as diagnostics tools.  Hence, review articles and original research papers are sought that can demonstrate enhanced sensing capability when these materials are applied in the fabrication of new sensors.

Dr. Ibtisam E. Tothill
Guest Editor

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 papers will be 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 single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors 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 1800 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.


  • biosensor
  • affinity sensor
  • nanomaterial
  • synthetic receptor
  • molecular imprinted polymer
  • nanoparticle
  • nanosensor
  • aptamer
  • immunosensor

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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