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Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems

  • Mohammed Zourob
  • Souna Elwary
  • Anthony Turner


  • Will offer practical comparison of technologies with standardization of chapter organization for easy reference

  • First title to cover the expanding research field of biosensor technologies used for the detection of bacteria


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tracey Elizabeth Love, Barbara Jones
      Pages 3-13
    3. Jan W. Kretzer, Manfred Biebl, Stefan Miller
      Pages 15-30
    4. Jeanne Moldenhauer
      Pages 49-79
  3. Biosensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Allen D. Taylor, Jon Ladd, Jiří Homola, Shaoyi Jiang
      Pages 83-108
    3. Kim E. Sapsford, Lisa C. Shriver-Lake
      Pages 109-123
    4. Ryan B. Hayman
      Pages 125-137
    5. Mohammed Zourob, Nina Skivesen, Robert Horvath, Stephan Mohr, Martin B. McDonnell, Nicholas J. Goddard
      Pages 139-168
    6. Daniel P. Campbell
      Pages 169-211
    7. Leigh Farris, Mussie Y. Habteselassie, Lynda Perry, Yanyun Chen, Ronald Turco, Brad Reuhs et al.
      Pages 213-230
    8. Charles R. Mace, Benjamin L. Miller
      Pages 231-253
    9. Eric Olsen, Arnold Vainrub, Vitaly Vodyanoy
      Pages 255-298
    10. Ilaria Palchetti, Marco Mascini
      Pages 299-312
    11. Yuji Miyahara, Toshiya Sakata, Akira Matsumoto
      Pages 313-339
    12. Xavier Muñoz-Berbel, Neus Godino, Olivier Laczka, Eva Baldrich, Francesc Xavier Muñoz, Fco Javier del Campo
      Pages 341-376
    13. Evangelyn Alocilja, Zarini Muhammad-Tahir
      Pages 377-413
    14. Yousef Haik, Reyad Sawafta, Irina Ciubotaru, Ahmad Qablan, Ee Lim Tan, Keat Ghee Ong
      Pages 415-458

About this book


Principles of Bacterial Detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems presents a significant and up-to-date review of various integrated approaches for bacterial detection. Distinguished engineers and scientists from key institutions worldwide have contributed chapters that provide a deep analysis of their particular subject; at the same time, each topic is framed within the context of this integrated approach. This work is a comprehensive approach to bacterial detection requiring a thorough knowledge of the subject and an effective integration of other disciplines in order to appropriately convey the state-of-the-art fundamentals and applications of the involved disciplines.

The book consists of four parts:

The first part provides an introduction to pathogenic bacteria and sampling techniques and an overview of the rapid microbiological methods.

The second part describes the different transducers used for the detection of bacteria. It covers the theory behind each technique and provides a state-of-the-art review of all the new technologies used for the detection of bacteria in detail. Strategies and future prospects are suggested at the end of each chapter for developing future technologies to achieve a better sensitivity and swifter detection of bacteria.

The third part gives an account of the different recognition receptors used in the various methods for the detection of bacteria. It describes in detail the use of immunoassays, nucleic acids, oligonucleotide microarrays, carbohydrates, aptamers, protein microarrays, bacteriophages, phage displays and molecular imprinted polymers as recognition elements.

The fourth part covers the microsystems used for detection/identification and bacterial manipulation such as bacteria lysis and PCR in microfluidics, dielectrophoresis, ultrasonic manipulation techniques and mass spectrometry techniques.

Students and researchers who need a solid foundation or reference and practitioners interested in discovering more about the state-of-the-art methods of bacterial detection will find this book invaluable. This book is directed at academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students who work in areas related to bacterial detection. It may also serve as an important reference for professionals working in different fields, including biomedical science, physical science, microsystems engineering, nanotechnology, veterinary science, food quality assurance, bioterrorism and security as well as health surveillance.


Bacterial Biosensor Cantilever Detection Microarray Nucleotide Pathogen Polymerasekettenreaktion Receptor Recognition diagnostics microfluidics preparation protein spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Zourob
    • 1
  • Souna Elwary
    • 2
  • Anthony Turner
    • 3
  1. 1.Biophage Pharma IncMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Consultant to Biophage Pharma IncMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Cranfield UniversityBedfordshireUK

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