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Special section of
Journal of Biomedical Photonics & Engineering, 2018

Publication Date
Submission Deadline
Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. All articles will be issued online immediately after acceptance of the manuscript for publication: the median interval between acceptance decision and online publication is 8 days.
April 30, 2018

Guest Editor:
Dror Fixler
Faculty of Engineering and the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
Bar Ilan University, Israel
E-mail: Dror.Fixler@biu.ac.il

The use of nanostructures and nanoparticles for biological imaging applications is currently undergoing a revolution. New kinds of microscopic techniques allow the visualization of tissues, cells, proteins and macromolecular structures at all levels of resolution, functional states, chemical composition and dynamic analysis by using photonic studies of nanoscale interactions in biology and medicine. The last two decades have witnessed the explosion of the nano scale materials for biology imaging. Recent integrative research efforts have included, nanotechnology (fabrication and application) as a tool in developing new, and improving existing, optical imaging techniques for real-time sub-wavelength imaging of cellular processes; developing the next generation of nano-biosensors for improving biological / chemical sensing applications; using nanoparticles / nanostructures for optical engineering of methodologies for targeting and treatment of disease; and very large scale and/or very sensitive detection down to single molecule level for drug discovery and diagnostics applications, such as nanoarrays. The proposed special issue will focus on, but is not limited to, the following key items in optical, fluorescence, electron or X-ray microscopy with biological applications: nanoparticle use in imaging and sensing; nanostructures used for nanoscale / sub-wavelength imaging; nanospectroscopy and nano-scale sensing biomedical applications.
Papers will emphasize fundamentals of nanophotonics and biology including:
  • optical imaging using nanophotonics principles (nanostructures, nanoparticles, etc.)
  • in vitro and in vivo applications of nanophotonics (functionalized nanoparticles, surfaces, etc.)
  • biomedical instrumentation development (nanosensors or nanoscale imagers)