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Molecular detection of pathogens in clinical and food safety

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
Zhanmin Liu
School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444, China
Interests: Food and Biosafety Analysis as well as Rapid Detection Methods; Molecular Diagnostic Techniques for Clinical Diseases
Qiming Chen
School of Life Sciences, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444, China
Interests: Point-of-care Testing; Food Safety; Nucleic AcidTesting Method
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pathogens in food and the environment also cause severe diseases and have been attracted our attention. In recent years, culture methods and antibody detection assays have a great attribution to food safety and disease diagnostics, however, molecular diagnostic or detection assays have been coming a promising assay with the advantages of more rapid and sensitive, especially in point-of-care testing (POCT) in our era.

Now, many novel molecular detection assays based on the newest technology and methods such as CRISPR/Cas and isothermal amplification are constantly emerging to further improve detection efficiency. In the meanwhile, various methods-based gene signal amplification or recognition has attracted more and more attention and developed rapidly. Therefore, in this special issue, we solicit original research and reviews that focus on the latest molecular detection assays for pathogens. We hope this special issue can bring more thoughts on the development and application of novel molecular detection assays.

Prof. Dr. Zhanmin Liu and Dr. Qiming Chen

Guest Editors

Molecular Detection
Clinical Diagnostic
Food Safety
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