Special Issue on Nanotechnology for Disease Detection and Drug Delivery in Food and Crop Safety

Guest Editor:

Ismail Eş, PhD

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Old Road Campus Research Building, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ, UK [email protected]


Focus of the Special Issue

In response to the growing global demand for safe, high-quality food, traditional food safety monitoring methods are being revolutionized by cutting-edge technologies. Nanotechnology, a rapidly evolving field, offers innovative solutions for disease detection and therapeutic delivery, significantly enhancing food and crop safety. This special issue delves into the transformative potential of nanotechnology in addressing these critical challenges.

Nanoparticle-based sensors can detect pathogens and contaminants at trace levels, providing early warning systems to prevent foodborne illnesses and crop diseases. Moreover, nanotechnology facilitates the precise delivery of nutrients and pharmaceuticals, boosting their efficacy.

Topics of Interest

This special issue will explore the following topics:

  • Nanoparticle-based Sensors: Development and applications for detecting diseases and contaminants in crops and foods.
  • Innovations in Drug Delivery: Advancements in nanotechnology for the enhanced delivery of drugs, nutrients, and bioactive compounds in the food industry.
  • Technological Platforms: Utilization of advanced technological platforms leveraging nanotechnology for food safety and quality assurance.
  • Case Studies: Real-world applications demonstrating the impact of nanotechnology on food safety and quality.
  • Regulatory Considerations: Safety assessments and regulatory implications of nanotechnology applications in food systems.
  • Future Trends: Emerging research directions in food nanotechnology for disease sensing and therapeutic delivery.
  • Nanomaterials: Exploration of 2D materials, quantum materials, nanocomposites, and nanoparticles (e.g., upconversion or metal nanoparticles), and their roles in food and crop safety.
  • Technological Tools: Incorporation of nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanosensors, aptasensors, and electrochemical sensors in food safety applications.

Submission Details

  • Submission Opens: July 15, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: March 14, 2025


Authors are encouraged to consult the journal's Guide for Authors for detailed manuscript preparation instructions. Submissions must be made electronically via Manuscript Central.

For inquiries regarding the content of submissions, please contact:

Ismail Eş, PhD: [email protected]