Advanced nanomaterial-based sensing in biological systems is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to revolutionize the way we detect and measure biological molecules and processes. The unique optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of nanomaterials can be exploited for a wide range of sensing applications, including the detection of DNA, proteins, small molecules, and cells. One of the main advantages of using nanomaterials for sensing is their high sensitivity and specificity, which allows for the detection of very low concentrations of biological molecules. For example, gold nanoparticles have been used to detect DNA and proteins with high sensitivity and specificity, while carbon nanotubes have been used to detect small molecules, such as glucose with high sensitivity and selectivity. Another advantage of using nanomaterials for sensing is their ability to be functionalized, or modified, with specific biological molecules to selectively target and detect specific biological molecules.
Nanomaterial-based sensors are being researched for use in a wide range of fields, including medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food safety, and biosecurity. In medical diagnostics, for example, nanomaterial-based sensors have been developed to detect cancer biomarkers, while in environmental monitoring, they have been used to detect pollutants in water and air. Overall, advanced nanomaterial-based sensing in biological systems is a very promising field that has the potential to provide highly sensitive and specific detection of biological molecules, which could lead to new and improved diagnostic tools, environmental monitoring, and other applications.
This Special Issue will cover the recent advances in different types of nanomaterial-based sensor platforms and their applications in medical applications.
Thank you very much for your kind attention.
Prof. Dr. Serhat Ünal
Prof. Dr. Adil Denizli
Dr. Yeşeren Saylan
sensor characterization medical applications nanomaterials polymers