The Progress and Perspectives of Biosensing Research in North America

  in Special Issue   Posted on May 9, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sat 15 Aug 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 0.000
Journal Name : Biosensors and Bioelectronics
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The purpose of the special issue is to introduce current most cutting edge biosensors research activities in North America, representing vigorously research projects in biosensors to develop innovative technologies and integrated systems to overcome current “critical needs in biomedical research, public health, food safety, agriculture, forensic, environmental protection, and homeland security” (quote from NSF; Biosensing program).

and/or to “supports the development of sensor technologies for the detection and quantitation of clinically relevant analytes in complex matrices for use in biomedical applications.” (quote from NIH_NIBIB; Bioanalytical Sensors)

The special issue will publish review articles only, which will showcase potentially high impact research topics or directions in the fields of biosensors and bioelectronics. The objective of this issue is to identify topics that are likely to result in a noteworthy impact on the biosensing community in the next 10 to 30 years.

The area of the topics of the special issue are solicited by the Co-Editors, considering current most active research fields of biosensor and bioelectronic in the region of North America. Special Issue articles should fulfil all the normal requirements of any individual Biosensor&Bioelectronics article and should be of relevance to a broad international and interdisciplinary readership. The same criteria of quality, novelty, and significance apply to the Special Issues articles as to regular publications.

In addition of thus solicited potential authors, we strongly encourage vigorously active researchers from North America to submit self-endorsement together with the outline of the contribution who wish to contribute to this special issue. Please submit a proposal (click this link for download or download it from the journal’s submission portal) using the website by June 1, 2020. After review, the selected authors will be invited to contribute full papers for this special issue. It is important that authors select the correct article type when they submit their articles in the submission portal. When submitting the proposals, authors must select VSI: North America Biosensing as the article type for the special issue.

The invited authors will be notified of revision and they can then take this opportunity to submit the full manuscript. Each invited article will be sent out for external peer review and is not guaranteed of its publication.


Submission portal is open from April 15 to August 15, 2020. The proposal submission is by June 1, 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Chenzhong Li (Email:

Dr. Li is a professor of biomedical engineering and the director of Nanobioengineering/Biosensors Lab in Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Li’s research interests include biosensors, in vitro diagnosis, Point Care of Testing, neuron-device interface, cell/organ on chip, electric therapy, and biomolecular electronics. From August 2017 until December 2019, Dr. Li served as the Program Director at the National Science Foundation (USA) overseeing research funding in biosensing research.

The impact of Dr. Li’s research has been documented in 11 granted patents, approximately 140 peer-reviewed journal papers and 10 books and book chapters. Dr. Li is the co-Editor in Chief of the journal-Biosensors and Bioelectronics and associate editors of several other journals including Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering, Research, amongst others. Additionally, he was inducted as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2015, a senior member and a distinguished lecturer of IEEE in 2019.

In recognition for his work, Dr. Li has received several awards and honors including the Kauffman

Entrepreneurship Professor Award in 2009 and 2011, 2014 JSPS (Japan) Professor Fellowship Award, 2016 Pioneer in Technology Development Award by the Society of Braining Mapping and Brain Mapping Foundations, and 2016 Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Award in Cancer Research, by the American Association for Cancer Research.

Koji Sode (Email:

Dr. Koji Sode is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA. He also serves as the Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Innovation Research at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. Dr. Sode is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He has published over 300 refereed papers, and he holds more than 40 issued US patents (and over 100 foreign patents) that are mainly about the innovative biosensing technologies. He has been serving on the Editorial Board of Biosensors and Bioelectronics since 2003, as Regional (Asian-pacific) Editor, Associate Editor, Editor and currently as the Section Editor. He also serves as a Congress Committee of The World Congress of Biosensors.

Juewen Liu (Email:

Prof. Juewen Liu obtained his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005). He joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo in 2009. He is currently a Full Professor there and holds a University Research Chair. His expertise involves bioanalytical chemistry, catalytic DNA and aptamers, and biointerface chemistry. Dr. Liu’s work was recognized by a Fred Beamish Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) in 2014, and a McBryde Medal in 2018. In 2019, he was elected to be a Member of Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He has published over 300 papers, receiving over 20,000 citations (H-index of 72). He is a Section Editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, a Contributing Editor of Trends in Analytical Chemistry, and an Associate Editor of Chinese Chemical Letters. He is on the Editor Advisory Board of Langmuir.

Biosensors and Bioelectronics is the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics. The journal was established in 1985 as Biosensors and obtained its current name in 1991. It has an impact factor of 9.518 in 2018, ranked No1 in Analytical Chemistry and Bioengineering.