Biosensor Nanomaterials (Google eBook)

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Songjun Li, Jagdish Singh, He Li, Ipsita A. Banerjee
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 296 pages
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Biosensors are devices that detect the presence of microbials suchas bacteria, viruses or a range biomolecules, including proteins,enzymes, DNA and RNA. For example, they are routinely applied formonitoring the glucose concentration in blood, quality analysis offresh and waste water and for food control. Nanomaterials are idealcandidates for building sensor devces: where in just a fewmolecules can alter the properties so drastically that thesechanges may be easily detected by optical, electrical or chemicalmeans. Recent advantages have radically increased the sensitivityof nanomaterial-based biosensors, making it possible to detect oneparticular molecule against a background of billions ofothers.
Focusing on the materials suitable for biosensor applications, suchas nanoparticles, quantum dots, meso- and nanoporous materials andnanotbues, this text enables the reader to prepare the respectivenanomaterials for use in actual devices by appropriatefunctionalization, surface processing or directed self-assembly.The emphasis throughout is on electrochemical, optical andmechancial detection methods, leading to solutions for today's mostchallenging tasks.
The result is a reference for researchers and developers,disseminating first-hand information on which nanomaterial is bestsuited to a particular application - and why.

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List of Contributors
New Micro and Nanotechnologies
Smart Polymeric Nanofibers Resolving
Fabrication and Evaluation of NanoparticleBased
Energy Harvesting for Biosensors Using
In Vitro and In Vivo Sensing
Lipid NanoparticleMediated Detection of Proteins
Semiconductor Quantum Dots
of Proteins and
Functionalized Graphene for Biosensing
Current Frontiers in Electrochemical Biosensors
Nanomaterials as Promising DNA Biosensors
Nanocomposites and their Biosensor Applications

Nanomaterials for Optical Imaging

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Dr. Songjun Li currently serves as president of the InternationalAssociation of Advanced Materials and Editor-in-Chief of theinternational Journal Advanced Materials Letters. He is also Chairof the 1st International Congress on Advanced Materials, 13-16 May2011, Jinan, China. Since his PhD in polymer chemistry, receivedfrom Chinese Academy of Sciences, his scientific interests focus onthe chemistry of biosensors and molecularly imprinted polymers. Dr.Li was appointed by the Central China Normal University as anassociate professor of chemistry in 2005. He was further appointedas an invited professor by the University of Jinan (China) in 2009and a part-time professor by Jiangsu University in 2010. He iscurrently the specially appointed professor in the University ofAllahabad (India).

Jagdish Singh is Professor and Chair of the Department ofPharmaceutical Sciences at NDSU College of Pharmacy, North Dakota,USA, and Fellow of the American Association of PharmaceuticalScientists (AAPS). His research efforts focus on the mechanisticstudies for developing and testing novel methods to deliverbiotechnology-derived molecules. Jagdish Singh received twice theNDSU College of Pharmacy Researcher of the Year awards and wasrecognized with the Fred Waldron Research Award in 2002 inrecognition of his outstanding contributions to research andcreative activities at NDSU.

Dr. He Li, associated editor for Advanced Materials Letters, is anassociate Professor of Chemistry in the School of Medical and LifeSciences at University of Jinan (UJN), China. He got his PhD degreein 2004 in Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academyof Sciences. Subsequently, he was appointed by UJN as an associateprofessor with research interests in biosensor and nanomedicine. Heworked as the dean of Pharmaceutical Engineering Department of UJNsince 2007.

Ipsita A. Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Chemistry atFordham University, New York, USA. She did her Ph.D in Chemistryfrom the University of Connecticut, USA and Postdoctoral researchfrom the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana and fromHunter College, City University of New York in Bionanotechnology.Her research efforts are geared toward the study of molecularself-assembly and formation of supramolecular nanostructures forthe development of biomaterials for tissue-engineering, andbiosensors particularly for examining cellular interactions invitro. Efforts are also on going for the green-synthesis ofnanoparticles for optoelectronics applications.

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