The key to safe-guarding tomorrow’s food chain lies in the smart application and intelligent integration of nanotechnology for quality control and safety monitoring. Nanotechnology is presently revolutionising hazard identification and risk analysis in the fields of food, agriculture, health and environment. It is anticipated that nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based approaches, together with biotechnologies and advanced biochemical/analytical techniques, will become the cornerstone of food safety detection, sustainable crop production, environmental monitoring and health diagnostics.
This special issue provides an international forum for original research and review articles that showcase recent developments in the application of nanotechnology, biosensors and highly-sensitive visual detection techniques for the detection of food contaminants, pathogen identification, and quantification of nutrients and bioactives. Emphasis is placed on overcoming the limitations of existing analytical methods in terms of throughput and the ASSURED principle (affordable, sensitivity, specificity, user-friendliness, rapid, equipment-free and deliverable to the end-user). We envision that this special issue will demonstrate the broad potential of advanced detection tools and methods for safe-guarding the food supply chain, now and in the future.
Submissions due: 31 December 2022
Publication date: April 2023
issue, please select the article type SI: Application of nanotechnology, biosensors and highly-sensitive visual detection techniques in safe-guarding the future food chain when submitting.
- Leading Editor:Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Email: email@example.com
- Feng Zhang, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, China. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wei Chen, Hefei University of Technology, China. Email: email@example.com
- DongxiaoSun-Waterhouse, The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.), New Zealand. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
nanotechnology, nanomaterials, sensors, mass spectrometry, mass spectrometry imaging, foodborne pathogens, toxins, contaminants, food safety, quality control, diagnosis, healthcare, environmental monitoring, agriculture, integrated platform