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Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants

1st Edition

Edited by Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, Theodoros Varzakas, Arzum Erdem, Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli

CRC Press

830 pages | 232 B/W Illus.

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Biosensors are poised to make a large impact in environmental, food, and biomedical applications, as they clearly offer advantages over standard analytical methods, including minimal sample preparation and handling, real-time detection, rapid detection of analytes, and the ability to be used by non-skilled personnel. Covering numerous applications of biosensors used in food and the environment, Portable Biosensing of Food Toxicants and Environmental Pollutants presents basic knowledge on biosensor technology at a postgraduate level and explores the latest advances in chemical sensor technology for researchers.

By providing useful, state-of-the-art information on recent developments in biosensing devices, the book offers both newcomers and experts a roadmap to this technology. In the book, distinguished researchers from around the world show how portable and handheld nanosensors, such as dynamic DNA and protein arrays, enable rapid and accurate detection of environmental pollutants and pathogens.

The book first introduces the basic principles of biosensing for newcomers to the technology. It then explains how the integration of a "receptor" can provide analytically useful information. It also describes trends in biosensing and examines how a small-sized device can have portability for the in situ determination of toxicants. The book concludes with several examples illustrating how to determine toxicants in food and environmental samples.

Table of Contents

Photonic Crystal Waveguide Sensing

J.S. Skibina, A.V. Malinin, A.A. Zanishevskaya, and V.V. Tuchin

Electrochemical Biosensor

Madalina M. Barsan, M. Emilia Ghica, and Christopher M.A. Brett

Piezoelectric Sensors

Petr Skládal and Tibor Hianik

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering–Based Biosensors

Ilya N. Kurochkin, Andrey K. Sarychev, Ilya A. Ruzhikov, Igor A. Budashov, Sergey S. Maklakov, Sergey O. Boyarintsev, and Andrey N. Lagarkov

Enzymatic Biosensors

Anastasios Economou

Antibody-Based Biosensors

Boris B. Dzantiev and Anatoly V. Zherdev

Ion Channel Switch- and Lipid Film-Based Biosensors

Tibor Hianik, Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, and Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli

Oligonucleotide and Nucleic Acid–Based Biosensors

Ilaria Palchetti

De Novo DNA Synthesis and Its Biosensor Detection

Anatoly N. Reshetilov and Lyudmila A. Zheleznaya

Aptasensors: The New Trends

Audrey Sassolas and Jean-Louis Marty

Tissue, Microorganisms, Organelles, and Cell-Based Biosensors

Theodoros Varzakas, Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, and Dimitrios P. Nikolelis

Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication Applications in Chemical Sensing

Magnus Willander and Zafar H. Ibupoto

Bioelectronic Tongues

Manel del Valle, Xavier Cetó, and Manuel Gutiérrez-Capitán

Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Based Biosensors

Mihrican Muti and Arzum Erdem

Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidic Technology

Nikolaos Tzamtzis, Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, Theodoros Varzakas, Dimitris P. Nikolelis, Vassilios N. Psychoyios, Nikolas Psaroudakis, and Stelios Liodakis

Biosensors in Quality Assurance of Dairy Products

María Isabel Pividori and Salvador Alegret

Water-Soluble Vitamin and Drug Residue Determination

Andreea Olaru and Camelia Bala

Optical Biosensors in Food Safety and Control

Theodoros Varzakas, Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, and Nikolaos Tzamtzis

Biosensors in Express Control of Quality Assurance of Products

Nickolaj F. Starodub, Julia O. Ogorodnijchuk, Nelja F. Slishek, Mykola Mel’nichenko, Inna V. Pylypenko, and Ljudmila N. Pylypenko

Efficiencies of Biosensors in Environmental Monitoring

Nickolaj F. Starodub

Application of Biosensors on Air Pollution Monitoring

Vagelis Bakeas

Oligonucleotide and DNA Microarrays as Versatile Tools for


Biosensors for Pesticides and Foodborne Pathogens

Gennady A. Evtugyn

Micro- and Nanopatterning for Bacteria- and Virus-Based Electrochemical DNA Biosensors in Food Safety: Determination of Phenolic Compounds and Antioxidant Capacity in Foods and Beverages

Gennady A. Evtugyn and Anna V. Porfireva

Biosensors in Quality of Meat Products

Theodoros Varzakas, Georgia Paraskevi Nikoleli, and Nikolaos Tzamtzis

Microbial Cells and Enzymes for Assaying the Fermentation Processes of Alcohol Production: Starch, Glucose, Ethanol, BOD

Anatoly N. Reshetilov, V.A. Arlyapov, M.G. Zaitsev, and V.A. Alferov

Biosensors in the Control of Biochemical Quantities in the Diagnostics of Diseases

Nickolaj F. Starodub

About the Editors

Dimitrios P. Nikolelis is a professor of environmental chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Athens, Greece. He is also the editor of the journal Chemical Sensors. Dr. Nikolelis has published over 200 scientific papers in journals and conferences and edited three books on biosensors. His research focuses on the fabrication of portable biosensors for use in the field, including construction of novel chemical nanosensors for the rapid detection of environmental pollutants directly in the gas phase. He received a PhD from the University of Athens.

Theodoros Varzakas is an associate professor in the Department of Food Technology at the Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, Greece, specializing in issues of food technology, food processing, food quality, and safety. A fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, Dr. Varzakas has written more than 80 research papers and reviews, published two books on genetically modified food and quality control in food, and edited a book on sweeteners. He received a PhD in food biotechnology and MBA in food management from Reading University.

Arzum Erdem is a professor in the Analytical Chemistry Department in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Ege University, Turkey. Dr. Erdem has received several honors, including recognitions from the Turkish Academy of Sciences and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Her research concerns the development of novel transducers and chemical and biological recognition systems using different nanomaterials as well as the development of integrated analytical systems for environmental, industrial, and biomedical monitoring. She received a PhD in analytical chemistry from Ege University.

Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli is pursuing her PhD in the Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry in the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. She has authored a large number of scientific papers on the detection of environmental pollutants, such as insecticides, toxins, and dioxins. Her research interests include the construction of novel chemical nanosensors that can be used for the rapid detection of environmental pollutants directly in the gas phase and for real-time monitoring of environmental pollutants in waters. She received a BSc from the University of Athens.

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