Biosensors for Security and Bioterrorism Applications

  • Dimitrios P. Nikolelis
  • Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, Stephanos Karapetis, Spyridoula Bratakou, Dimitrios P. Nikolelis, Nikolaos Tzamtzis, Vasilios N. Psychoyios et al.
    Pages 1-13
  3. George Kyriacou, Hong Chang, Joseph Gargiuli, Ajay Agarwal, Pankaj Vadgama
    Pages 15-34
  4. Andreu González-Calabuig, Manel del Valle
    Pages 61-81
  5. María Isabel Pividori, Alejandra Ben Aissa, Delfina Brandao, Soledad Carinelli, Salvador Alegret
    Pages 83-114
  6. Fabiana Arduini, Viviana Scognamiglio, Danila Moscone, Giuseppe Palleschi
    Pages 115-139
  7. Piyush Sindhu Sharma, Zofia Iskierko, Francis D’Souza, Wlodzimierz Kutner
    Pages 141-160
  8. Hafsa Korri-Youssoufi, Anna Miodek, Wadih Ghattas
    Pages 161-180
  9. Nickolaj F. Starodub, Yulia O. Ogorodniichuk, Oleksandra O. Novgorodova
    Pages 199-229
  10. Sandra Leonardo, Laia Reverté, Jorge Diogène, Mònica Campàs
    Pages 231-248
  11. Ece Eksin, Gulsah Congur, Arzum Erdem
    Pages 249-259
  12. Susana Campuzano, Víctor Ruiz-Valdepeñas Montiel, Rebeca Magnolia Torrente-Rodríguez, Ángel Julio Reviejo, José Manuel Pingarrón
    Pages 287-307
  13. Arkadiy Eremenko, Taisiya Prokopkina, Vadim Kasatkin, Vladislav Zigel, Anna Pilip, Iana Russkikh et al.
    Pages 333-348
  14. Małgorzata Jędrzejewska-Szczerska, Katarzyna Karpienko, Maciej S. Wróbel, Valery V. Tuchin
    Pages 413-430
  15. Ilaria Palchetti
    Pages 431-442
  16. Nawel Mejri Omrani, Akhtar Hayat, Hafsa Korri-Youssoufi, Jean Louis Marty
    Pages 469-490

About this book


This book offers comprehensive coverage of biomarker/biosensor interactions for the rapid detection of weapons of bioterrorism, as well as current research trends and future developments and applications. It will be useful to researchers in this field who are interested in new developments in the early detection of such. The authors have collected very valuable and, in some aspects indispensable experience in the area i.e. in the development and application of portable biosensors for the detection of potential hazards. Most efforts are centered on the development of immunochemical assays including flow-lateral systems and engineered antibodies and their fragments. In addition, new approaches to the detection of enzyme inhibitors, direct enzymatic and microbial detection of metabolites and nutrients are elaborated. Some realized prototypes and concept devices applicable for the further use as a basis for the cooperation programs are also discussed. There is a particular focus on electrochemical and optical detection systems, including those employing carbon nanotubes, quantum dots and metal nanoparticles. The authors are well-known scientists and most of them are editors of respected international scientific journals. Although recently developed biosensors utilize known principles, the biosensing devices described can significantly shorten the time required for successful detection and enhance efforts in more time-consuming directions, e.g. remote sensing systems and validation in real-sample analysis. The authors describe advances in all stages of biosensor development: the selection of biochemical components, their use in biosensor assembly, detection principles and improvements and applications for real sample assays.


Immunochemical Sensing Nanotechnology for Biosensing Devices Electrochemical Detection Optical Biosensors Biotoxin Detection Food Security Biochemical for Potential Hazards

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios P. Nikolelis
    • 1
  • Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Lab. of Inorganic & Analytic ChemistryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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