Special issue Optical Bio Sensing

Guest editor: Dott.ssa Sebania Libertino

Deadline for contributions: 15th of November 2019 


The aim of this Special Issue is to collect recent research and developments in the optical biosensing field. Optical detection is one of the most interesting sensing methods, since it allows one to measure the sample without destroing it. For this reason, it is widely used in non-invasive and personalized health monitoring. It also applied to biological research, medical analysis and diagnostics, environmental monitoring, agriculture, food safety, and security. Moreover, the use of bioreceptors can widen the optical detection system applicability and sensitivity, since nature took millions of years to perfect bioreceptors and to reduce artifacts due to the presence of interferents. Papers addressing both topics are strongly encuraged. The manuscripts can deal with, but are not limited to, the following topics:

-Optical sensing of physiological parameters;

-Optical devices for biochemical sensing;

-Optical integrated biosensor systems (lab-on-a-chip);

-Optical systems with microfluidic integration;


-New bio/chemical probes for optical sensors;

-Environmental applications of optical biosensing;

-Optical biosensing applied to agriculture and food monitoring.

Both review articles and original research papers are strongly encouraged.



  • optical sensing 
  • biosensors 
  • chemoluminescence 
  • lab-on-a-chip
  • optical biomedical devices

Website for submission: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/OBS

2019-01-11 to 2019-11-15