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Optofluidics-Based Biosensor

Call for Papers

Optofluidics-based biosensing system, the synergistic integration of photonics, microfluidics, and biosensor technologies, represents one of the most significant and active advances in biological/chemical analysis that provides numerous unique characteristics for enhancing the sensing performance and simplifying the design of microsystems. Many optical properties, such as fluorescence, refractive index, Raman scattering, absorption, and polarization, can be exploited individually or in combination to generate sensing signals. Microfluidic devices can work with smaller sample and reagent consumption, low unit cost, shorter reaction times, and the possibility of parallel operation, which hold the promise of integrating an entire laboratory onto a chip. Microfluidics is not merely an add-on accessory to an optofluidic device but rather comprises an integral part of it. Therefore, optofluidics is suitable for biological/chemical detection and analysis in extremely small detection volumes (femtoliters to nanoliters). This special issue will publish those full research, review, and high rated manuscripts addressing the development of optofluidics-based biosensor systems and their applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fabrication of novel optofluidics-based biosensing system
  • Recent progress in optofluidics-based biosensor design
  • Optofluidics-based biosensor for biomedical assay, food safety, and environmental monitoring and warning
  • Optofluidics biosensing platform for the assay of biomolecular interactions
  • Recent advances of optofluidics-based bioassay in drug discovery

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jchem/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jchem/environmental.chemistry/opto/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 15 August 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 November 2014
Publication DateFriday, 2 January 2015

Lead Guest Editor

  • Feng Long, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100875, China

Guest Editors

  • Jianwei Liu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
  • Anna Zhu, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • April Z. Gu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA