BioMed Research International

Novel Microbial Diagnostic Methods for Clinical, Environmental, and Food Samples


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1University of Memphis, Memphis, USA

2U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Atlanta, USA

3University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

4University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

5Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland


Novel Microbial Diagnostic Methods for Clinical, Environmental, and Food Samples

Description

Rapid, sensitive, and accurate detection and identification of microbial entities are a critical issue for ensuring timeliness of clinical, environmental, and food safety interventions. With the advent of new technologies in the field of biomedical sciences, the resolution of microbial detection methods has improved tremendously. Currently, most of the advanced microbial detection methods involve multidisciplinary expertise (such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, material science, genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics). The advancement of rapid microbial diagnostics fueled by these disciplines along with the growth of closely associated fields like nanotechnology and “omics” has brought opportunities as well as an immense challenge for researchers and practitioners to adopt appropriate methods conducive to their respective applications and sample types.

The scope of this special issue is to provide a multidisciplinary platform for researchers from a diverse scientific, technological, and engineering background to publish high-quality contributions in forms of research articles as well as reviews addressing the recent development of microbial detection in clinical, environmental, and food samples of public health importance. Articles reporting the development of novel sample preparation and detection methods, diagnostics methods for on-site or point-of-care applications, methods for characterization of microorganisms isolated from clinical, environmental, and food samples, and others are some examples that will fit within the scope of this special issue. Articles focusing on the future prospect, opportunities, and challenges in the field of rapid microbial diagnostics are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Development of novel detection methods for human-pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeast, mold, and other microbial cells from clinical specimens, environmental samples, and food or feed products
  • Novel technologies/methods/protocols for the preparation of samples for rapid microbial detection and differentiation
  • Application of nanotechnology and nanoscience in microbial diagnostics
  • Development of sensors and biosensors for rapid detection of microorganisms (including immunosensors, cell-based sensors, aptamers, nanobiosensors, electrochemical sensors, microfluidic sensors, and single-molecule sensing)
  • Application genomics (including metagenomics and next generation sequencing) for detection and characterization of microbes
  • Molecular detection and characterization of single microbial isolate
  • Development of novel methods or media for isolation of pathogens
  • Rapid screening of antimicrobial resistance genes and bacteria from food products, environmental samples, and clinical specimens
  • Microbial diagnostics in human microbiome research

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3942801
  • - Editorial

Novel Microbial Diagnostic Methods for Clinical, Environmental, and Food Samples

Pratik Banerjee | Irshad M. Sulaiman | ... | Bala Jagadeesan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6438528
  • - Research Article

Production of a Functional Frozen Yogurt Fortified with Bifidobacterium spp.

Amro Abdelazez | Zafarullah Muhammad | ... | Xiang-Chen Meng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1976273
  • - Research Article

Experimental Germ Tube Induction in Candida albicans: An Evaluation of the Effect of Sodium Bicarbonate on Morphogenesis and Comparison with Pooled Human Serum

Tapiwa Matare | Pasipanodya Nziramasanga | ... | Valerie Robertson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5869854
  • - Review Article

Magnetic Separation Methods for the Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Various Types of Matrices: A Review

Marketa Husakova | Radka Dziedzinska | Iva Slana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5413936
  • - Review Article

Prion Diagnosis: Application of Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion

Hae-Eun Kang | Youngwon Mo | ... | Chongsuk Ryou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1436080
  • - Review Article

Novel Treponema pallidum Recombinant Antigens for Syphilis Diagnostics: Current Status and Future Prospects

Aleksey Kubanov | Anastassia Runina | Dmitry Deryabin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3796359
  • - Research Article

Association Study of Gut Flora in Coronary Heart Disease through High-Throughput Sequencing

Li Cui | Tingting Zhao | ... | Xiuguo Hua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4979252
  • - Research Article

A Robust PCR Protocol for HIV Drug Resistance Testing on Low-Level Viremia Samples

Shivani Gupta | Tracy Taylor | ... | Hezhao Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4174168
  • - Research Article

Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Development of a Standardized Protocol for Optochin Susceptibility Testing Using Total Lab Automation

Irene Burckhardt | Jessica Panitz | ... | Stefan Zimmermann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7515409
  • - Research Article

Quantitative PCR and Digital PCR for Detection of Ascaris lumbricoides Eggs in Reclaimed Water

Lucrecia Acosta Soto | Ana Belén Santísima-Trinidad | ... | Margarita Ros Muñoz
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