CRUK Wearables for detecting cancer earlier 2022

Measuring Cancer Earlier – Friday 6th May 2022

The Analytical Division and Cancer Research UK are hosting an online workshop and networking event to bring together analytical scientists and cancer researchers across academia and industry to facilitate new collaborations for early cancer detection research.

Our keynote speakers will give their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for developing new tools for the early detection of cancer. A Technology Marketplace will also be hosted for researchers to promote novel approaches and technologies that could be relevant to clinical problems and showcase new technologies to address the challenge of wearable devices for earlier cancer detection. The remainder of the programme will focus on workshop discussions and structured networking to enable the communities to connect with each other.

Further information is available on the webpage.

If you would like to attend the workshop and networking event please complete the expression of interest form by 18 March 2022

Professor Mei Tian joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Mei Tian joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Mei Tian, Fudan University, China, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

Professor Mei Tian is a Distinguished Professor of Fudan University. She has over 20 years post-MD training and practice in radiology, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

Prof. Tian’s group focuses on molecular imaging with a particular emphasis on major human diseases. Her current research interests include human phenomics and cross-scale, multimodality, molecular imaging of cancer and neuropsychiatric disorders.

She has made innovative and original contributions to the field of medical imaging, published over 100 papers in international journals, and won scholastic awards, such as the Changjiang Distinguished Professor Scholar, National Distinguished Young Scientist Grant, National Women Scientist Award, and other scientific awards from the RSNA, ASCO, et al. for her extraordinary accomplishments.

Prof. Tian is a Fellow of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and in 2020 was elected as the new President of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS). She is serving as the editorial consultant of the Lancet and is an associate editor for 4 other journals including the official journals of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the China Society of Science and Technology.

 

Read some of Mei’s recent papers below.

A Targeted Nanosystem for Detection of Inflammatory Diseases via Fluorescent/Optoacoustic Imaging and Therapy via Modulating Nrf2/NF-κB Pathways
Juan Ouyang, Lihe Sun, Jiayue Pan, Zhuo Zeng, Cheng Zeng, Fang Zeng, Mei Tian and Shuizhu Wu
Small, 2021, 17, 2102598

 

Bioinspired Tumor Calcification Enables Early Detection and Elimination of Lung Cancer
Jicheng Wu, Yanni Chen, Jinxia Xin, Jiale Qin, Weizeng Zheng, Shuaishuai Feng, Chongran Sun, Mei Tian, Zhimin Lu and Ben Wang
Adv. Funct. Mater., 2021, 31, 2101284

 

Recent advances in thermo-sensitive hydrogels for drug delivery
Yibin Yu, Yi Cheng, Junye Tong, Lei Zhang, Yen Wei and Mei Tian
Mater. Chem. B, 2021, 9, 2979-2992

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Tian to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

Sensors & Diagnostics – the first articles, free to read

We are delighted to share with you today the first articles published in Sensors & Diagnostics.

Sensors & Diagnostics is a gold open access journal for high-impact sensors research. We highlight emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, as well as sensor devices and systems.

Read the first articles now

There are 4 fantastic free to read articles on topics ranging from in situ recalibration of electrodes to a colorimetric assay involving aggregation of gold nanocomposites for the detection of proteins.

Read on to see the 4 papers and to hear the thoughts of our authors.

 

Perspective

Electroanalytical overview: the electroanalytical sensing of hydrazine
Robert D. Crapnell and Craig E. Banks
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00006C

 

Professor Craig Banks on his work: Our paper, one in a series providing an electroanalytical overview of…hydrazine, provides an authoritative overview of the past sensing of hydrazine with a summary of the current approaches, in addition to providing researchers with targets/goals of what is needed to push this field further.”

 

 

Communication

In situ recalibration of ion selective electrodes
Neel Sisodia, Kay L. McGuinness, Jay D. Wadhawan and Nathan S. Lawrence
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00003A

 

Dr Nathan Lawrence comments that When we first read the scope of Sensors and Diagnostics we knew this work would be an ideal fit. Our inaugural article in Sensors & Diagnostics focuses on improving classical glass pH sensors by real time monitoring and compensation for reference electrode drift (one of the key causes of routine field calibration of pH sensors).”

 

  

 

 

Papers

Quad-band terahertz metamaterial absorber enabled by an asymmetric I-type resonator formed from three metallic strips for sensing application
Ben-Xin Wang, Yangkuan Wu, Wei Xu, Zhuchuang Yang, Liming Lu and Fuwei Pi
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00005E

 

Professor Ben-Xin Wang explains the key features of their work: “Dimension changes of the [I-type] resonator, especially the metallic strip in the vertical direction, have an important role in controlling quad-band absorption performance, these results should have potential applications in terms of detection, sample composition identification or sensing.”

 

 

Colorimetric assay based on iron(III) ions triggering the aggregation of a poly(tannic acid) coated Au nanocomposite for carbonic anhydrase II detection
Jiale Pan, Junjiao Yang, Shiman Yao and Jing Yang
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00015B

 

Dr Jing Yang comments that a domino-type protein sensor was explored, in which….released iron (III) ions from mesoporous silica nanoparticles coordinate with poly(tannic acid), leading to AuNP aggregation and the change of the visual colour.”

 

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!

 

Contact the Editorial Office: sensors-rsc@rsc.org

Visit our website – rsc.li/sensors

 


 

Sensors & Diagnostics is the home for innovative research on sensors, sensing devices and systems.
A gold open access journal, all article-processing charges (APCs) are waived until mid-2024.

Submit your work to us today – rsc.li/sensors
Keep up to date with journal news and new articles on Twitter

 

Professor Lisa Hall joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Lisa Hall joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Lisa Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

 

 

 

“[I’m looking forward to] encouraging publication of exciting new innovation in diagnostics. Seeing new elements coming together from novel materials, unexpected device designs and signal transduction sometimes taken to new levels with machine learning and solving real sensing challenges.”

 

 

 

Professor Hall is head of Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology. Her work is focused on understanding how biology and synthetic biology can interface with electronic, mechanical, and optical systems and new ways to answer fundamental and applied questions concerning new measurement regimes. Lisa’s PhD from the University of London was in electrochemistry but her research has recognised that the dynamics of the whole system, from molecular signalling to transduction and data manipulation technologies, are integral to sensing and diagnostics and require an interdisciplinary approach, adopting methods from biotechnology, engineering, chemistry physics and mathematics.

“I love the challenge of research and bringing different disciplines together to solve problems. Sensors & Diagnostics needs to consider the dynamics of the whole system, from molecular signalling to transduction technologies and data analysis. This requires an interdisciplinary approach.”

Prof. Hall has been a pioneer in education and a champion of young researchers in analytical biotechnology. Her textbook, Biosensors, was the first to target understanding of the underlying principles of Biosensors, she received the gold medal from the RSC Analytical Division in 2005 and she has been a role model for women in science: she was the first female professor and Vice President of Queens’ College Cambridge.  She has also served as Head of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge. Her service on numerous committees has been directed towards equality of opportunity and adding value to education and to promoting sensors and diagnostics. This has included the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) Diagnostics Advisory Committee; she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2015 for her services to Higher Education and to Sport for the Disabled, recognising her broader public service throughout her career.

“My focus has evolved over the past 25 years and I’m presently very interested in finding new solutions for sensors that can be manufactured in low income countries using locally resourced materials.”

Read some of Lisa’s recent papers below.

Design and model for ‘falling particle’ biosensors
Cassi J Henderson, Etienne Rognin, Elizabeth A. H. Hall and Ronan Daly
Sens Actuators, B Chem, 2021, 329, 129088

A Biosilification Fusion Protein for a ‘Self-immobilising’ Sarcosine Oxidase Amperometric Enzyme Biosensor
Si Chen and Elizabeth A. H. Hall
Electroanalysis, 2020, 32, 874-884

Upconversion nanoparticles for sensing pH
Evaline S. Tsai, Sandy F. Himmelstoß, Lisa M. Wiesholler, Thomas Hirsch and Elizabeth A. H. Hall
Analyst, 2019, 144, 5547-5557

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Hall to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

Dr Ilka Engelmann joins the Associate Editor team

Dr Ilka Engelmann joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ilka Engelmann, University of Lille, France, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

 

 

 

“We need diagnostic methods to become quicker, more affordable and easier to perform whilst conserving high sensitivity and specificity. I became associate editor because I believe that the journal [Sensors & Diagnostics] can make a relevant contribution to this aim.”

 

 

 

 

Ilka Engelmann received her degree in medicine in 2000 and her thesis degree in 2001 in Freiburg, Germany. She performed her medical specialist training in in Nürnberg, Tübingen, and Hannover, Germany, and received her specialist degree in “microbiology, virology and epidemiology of infections” in 2007. She undertook postdoctoral research at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France, from 2008 to 2011. Since September 2011, she is associate professor in virology at the University of Lille and staff virologist at Lille University Hospital, France. She developed a specific research interest in biomarkers and novel diagnostic methods for viral infections as well as the role of microRNAs in viral infections.

Read some of Ilka’s recent papers below.

A mask-based diagnostic platform for point-of-care screening of Covid-19
John Daniels, Shekhar Wadekar, Ken DeCubellis, George W. Jackson, Alexander S. Chiu, Quentin Pagneux, Hiba Saada, Ilka Engelmann, Judith Ogiez, Delphine Loze-Warot, Rabah Boukherroub, Sabine Szunerits
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2021, 192, 113486

Preanalytical Issues and Cycle Threshold Values in SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time RT-PCR Testing: Should Test Results Include These?
Ilka Engelmann*, Enagnon Kazali Alidjinou, Judith Ogiez, Quentin Pagneux, Sana Miloudi, Ilyes Benhalima, Mahdi Ouafi, Famara Sane, Didier Hober, Alain Roussel, Christian Cambillau, David Devos, Rabah Boukherroub, and Sabine Szunerits*
ACS Omega, 2021, 6, 10, 6528–6536

 

Please join us in welcoming Dr Engelmann to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

Professor Carlos D. Garcia joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Carlos D. Garcia joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Carlos D. Garcia, Clemson University, USA, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

 

 

“This a unique opportunity to promote cutting-edge research from academic and professionals, addressing sustainable global health initiatives from the chemical perspective.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Garcia received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. From 2002 to 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Mississippi State University and Colorado State University under the supervision of Dr. W. Wilson and Dr. Chuck Henry, respectively. He started his independent career at UT San Antonio and in 2015, he joined Clemson University as Professor in Analytical Chemistry. In 2018 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His group is focused on the study of interactions of proteins with nanostructured surfaces and their use in analytical chemistry. Additionally, they are developing microfluidic devices to monitor biologically active compounds. His research has received support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Agency for Space and Aeronautics, and the Office of Naval Research.

Read some of Carlos’s recent papers below.

Integrated instrumental analysis teaching platform with smartphone-operated fluorometer
Lucas B. Ayres, Fernando S. Lopes, Carlos D. Garcia and Ivano G. R. Gutz
Anal. Methods, 2020, 12, 4109-4115

Fluorescent patterning of paper through laser engraving
Kaylee M. Clark, Lauren Skrajewski, Tomás E. Benavidez, Letícia F. Mendes, Erick L. Bastos, Felipe A. Dörr, Rakesh Sachdeva, Amod A. Ogale, Thiago R. L. C. Paixão and Carlos D. Garcia
Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 7659-7666

CO2 reduction using paper-derived carbon electrodes modified with copper nanoparticles
Federico J. V. Gomez, George Chumanov, Maria Fernanda Silva and Carlos D. Garcia
RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 33657-33663

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Garcia to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

Professor Quan Yuan joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Quan Yuan joins the Associate Editor team

 

 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Quan Yuan, Hunan University, China, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Quan Yuan is a full professor at Hunan University in China. She received her BS degree from Wuhan University in 2004 and PhD degree from Peking University in 2009. Later, she continued her postdoctoral research in University of Florida. Dr. Yuan’s group focuses on developing functional nanomaterials for applications in biosensing. The practical usage of the developed nanomaterials for disease diagnosis is the ultimate goal of Dr Yuan’s group. Dr. Yuan has authored over 100 high-quality papers. She was also invited to attend many international conferences to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of material research in China, USA, Singapore, Poland, Australia etc. Dr. Yuan has received many academic awards including: the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2019, Periodic Table of Younger Chemist by IUPAC in 2019, Nano Research Young Innovators Award in 2018, etc.

Read some of Quan’s recent papers below.

Chemically modified nucleic acid biopolymers used in biosensing
Lei Zhang, Yanbing Yang, Jie Tan and Quan Yuan
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, 4, 1315-1327

Enhancement of long-lived luminescence in nanophosphors by surface defect passivation
Linna Fu, Jie Wang, Na Chen, Qinqin Ma, Danqing Lu and Quan Yuan
Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 6660-6663

Electronic structure engineering and biomedical applications of low energy-excited persistent luminescence nanoparticles
Qiaosong Lin, Zhihao Li, Chenhui Ji and Quan Yuan
Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 1380-1394

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Yuan to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

Professor Wei Gao joins the Associate Editor team

Professor Wei Gao joins the Associate Editor team

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

We are delighted to welcome Professor Wei Gao, California Institute of Technology, USA, as a new Associate Editor for Sensors & Diagnostics.

 

 

“Sensing and diagnostics is an exciting topic that has close links to the health and the life of everyone. The development of this field could lead to a better future of human beings. I am excited that I could be a player and contributor to push this field forward.”

 

 

 

 

Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology and a Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Investigator. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2014 as a Jacobs Fellow and an HHMI International Student Research Fellow. From 2014-2017, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a recipient of a Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, an IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, an IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, an MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and an ACS Young Investigator Award (Division of Inorganic Chemistry). He is a Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science), a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, a member of Global Young Academy, and a National Academy of Engineering’s US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium alumnus. His research interests include wearable biosensors, digital medicine, micro/nanorobotics, bioelectronics, and nanomedicine.

“I choose to work on the development of wearable biosensors as I believe these devices could play a crucial role in future personalized healthcare by continuously collecting data from the human body and providing early warning of abnormal health conditions for timely intervention. As most commercially available health monitors only focus on tracking physical parameters such as heart rate, there is a clear gap for developing wearable biosensors that can collect chemical or molecular information about human health.”

 

Read some of Wei’s recent papers below.

Wearable electrochemical biosensors in North America
Jihong Min, Juliane R. Sempionatto, Hazhir Teymourian, Joseph Wang, Wei Gao
Biosensors & Bioelectronics., 2021, 172, 112750

Medical micro/nanorobots in complex media
Zhiguang Wu, Ye Chen, Daniel Mukasa, On Shun Pak and Wei Gao
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49, 8088-8112

A nanozyme tag enabled chemiluminescence imaging immunoassay for multiplexed cytokine monitoring
Yihong Zhong, Xiao Tang, Juan Li, Qingchun Lan, Lingfeng Min, Chuanli Ren, Xiaoya Hu, Rebeca M. Torrente-Rodríguez, Wei Gao and Zhanjun Yang
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 13813-13816

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Gao to Sensors & Diagnostics.

 


 

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices. Article processing charges will be waived until mid-2024.

20th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference

INDC 2021, November 29 – December 2, 2021, Hotel Amarilis Prague, Czech Republic


Sensors & Diagnostics is delighted to be sponsoring the event as a media partner and as a sponsor of one of the poster prizes. We invite you to register for this event now!

INDC is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding of the relationship between nutrition and clinical diagnostics.

The topics covered in the conference include:

METABOLOMICS AND MICROBIOME, PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS, NUTRACEUTICALS AND BOTANICALS FOR HUMAN HEALTH

Probiotics and Prebiotics, Microbiota, Polyphenols, Bioactive Compounds, Prediction of Bioavailability, Chronic Diseases, Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diet, Nutrition and Cancer

ANALYTICAL METHODS IN NUTRITION AND DIAGNOSTICS

Analytical Methods for Human Health Protection, Separation Science in Clinical Diagnosis and Nutrition, LC-MS, MS as a Tool in Metabolism Studies, Applications of Electrochemistry Coupled with MS, Biomarkers in Aging and Disease, Nanomaterials, Sensors, Newborn Screening, Automatization in Sample Preparation, Forensic Doping and Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Environmental Analysis.

The conference will also feature:

  • YOUNG SCIENTIFIC SESSION WITH THE BEST LECTURE AWARD
  • POSTER SESSION WITH THE BEST POSTER AWARD
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPANY PRESENTATION

Early registration deadline: September 30, 2021
Oral presentation deadline: October 10, 2021
Poster presentation deadline: October 10, 2021

The conference registration process is online: http://www.indc.cz/en/registration/registration-form/
More information at: www.indc.cz

Sensors & Diagnostics: Open for submissions

Sensors & Diagnostics is now open for submissions

Sensors & Diagnostics publishes critical advances in sensors, sensing devices and systems that apply to monitoring and medical diagnostics.

Advancement for sensors and screening means advancement for many fields of research. We publish sensors research from across the natural sciences – think chemistry, but also physics, biology, engineering, environmental, food and medical research.

This gold open access journal is now open for submissions, and all article processing charges are currently waived.

Submit now
Sign up to e-alerts

 

Key techniques. Interdisciplinary applications. Open access research

Development of new sensors helps to improve underlying techniques and tools. It can bring about more accurate diagnosis of health conditions, food and environmental monitoring, and interpretation of complex results in real-world conditions.

 

“I want the journal to educate, engage and encourage by publishing innovative research that will bridge the gap between sensing in the lab and field-based applications.”
Sabine Szunerits, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Sensors & Diagnostics

 

If your work contains crucial developments in the field of sensors and you want it to be available to all, we want to hear from you.

Best wishes

Royal Society of Chemistry