Research infographic – Metal organic framework encapsulated tamavidin-Gluc reporter: application in COVID-19 spike antigen bioluminescent immunoassay

A novel genetic fusion protein was created, combining a bioluminescent reporter (Gluc) and avidin-like protein, tamavidin, TA2 (TA2-Gluc). This novel genetic fusion protein promises a cost-effective universal reporter based on the binding of TA2 to biotin and high luminescent output upon adding the substrate, coelenterazine, for Gluc.

Want to know more? Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1039/D2SD00145D

 

Sensors and Diagnostics, a new open access journal where we highlight emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, as well as sensor devices and systems.

Sensors and Diagnostics  is open for submissions. Find out more on the journal webpage, sign up for email alerts or submit your manuscript now.

Welcome Sahika Inal to our Editorial Board

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

Our Editors in Chief Sabine Szunerits and Xueji Zhang are delighted to announce and introduce Sahika Inal as an Editorial board member!

Sahika Inal is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering with affiliations in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has a B.Sc. degree in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), an M.Sc. in Polymer Science, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, both from the University of Potsdam (Germany). She completed her postdoctoral training at the Center of Microelectronics of Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Her expertise is in polymer science and bioelectronic devices, particularly in the photophysics of conjugated polymers, characterization of polymer films and the design of biosensors and actuators. Since 2016, Inal lab at KAUST exploits the functionalities of organic electronic materials, investigates ionic/electronic charge transport, and designs electronic devices that record/stimulate biological signals. Sahika is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received recognitions including ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award 2022, Beilby Medal and Prize 2022, 2022 WCC Rising Star (ACS), and shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science in 2021. She is the author of 97+ publications and her work has been cited more than 7800 times.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Professor Sahika Inal as a member of the Sensors and Diagnostics Editorial Board!

Sensors and Diagnostics, a new open access journal where we highlight emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, as well as sensor devices and systems.

Sensors and Diagnostics  is open for submissions. Find out more on the journal webpage, sign up for email alerts or submit your manuscript now.

Introducing our new advisory board

We are delighted to introduce our Advisory Board for Sensors and Diagnostics!

The Sensors and Diagnostics Advisory Board is made up of outstanding researchers on emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, sensor devices and systems. All of them contribute to the journal as reviewers and writers, provide strategic feedback, and act as community advocates. Learn more about our entire Editorial and Advisory Boards on our website and get to know our newest Advisory Board members and some of their research samples below

Meet our new Advisory Board members:

 

 

Sabrina Conoci

University of Messina, Italy

Her research activity embraces the design, preparation and characterization of multifunctional nanostructured systems, advanced biotechnologies, Platform Systems Development and innovative Materials for medical and diagnostic devices nanostructured systems, advanced biotechnologies, Platform Systems Development and innovative Materials for medical and diagnostic devices.

 

 

 

Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, India

The central theme of his research is the rational design and synthesis of novel structures, functional materials, and porous polymers for sustainable energy, environment, and biomedical applications.

 

 

 

 

Elisa Michelini

University of Bologna, Italy

Professor Michelini has over 20 years’ experience in the development of biosensors based on optical detection for clinical diagnostics.

 

 

 

 

 

Mahesh Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

His research interests are focused on 2D materials, Nanomaterials, Sensors, Semiconductor materials and devices.

 

 

 

 

Eva Toth

Centre for Molecular Biophysics, CNRS, France

Dr Jakab Toth is a specialist of the conception and characterization of metal complexes for bioimaging applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Suresh Kumar Kailasa

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India

His research interest are in the field of analytical chemistry, MALDI-MS, ESI-MS, microextraction, nanosensors, drug delivery, surface modifications of nanostructure materials, among others.

 

 

 

 

Igor Medintz

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA

His research interests include how nanoparticles engage in energy transfer and how biological processes are altered at a nanoparticle interface.

 

 

 

 

Agata Michalska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Her research is focused on understanding principle and mechanism of operation of ion-sensors.

 

 

 

 

 

Raffaele Velotta

University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Currently, his research is devoted to developing plasmonic immunosensors with colorimetric or fluorescence (plasmon enhanced fluorescence) readout

 

 

 

 

 

Tony James

University of Bath, UK

His research focuses on supramolecular chemistry, including probes for redox imbalance and theranostic systems.

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Daunert

University of Miami, USA

Her research focuses on the development of biomaterials and nanocarriers for targeted, controlled, and responsive drug delivery systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us in welcoming all of our new Advisory Board members to Sensors and Diagnostics!

Sensors and Diagnostics is open for submissions. Find out more on the journal webpage, sign up for email alerts or submit your manuscript now.

 

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!

 

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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.

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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.