Review Article by Forest Service Researcher Awarded

E-nose used in breath analysis for disease detection.
E-nose used in breath analysis for disease detection.

The 2011 Sensors review article Advances in Electronic-Nose Technologies Developed for Biomedical Applications written by Dr. A. Dan Wilson, a U.S Forest Service research plant pathologist with the Southern Research Station Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research, and Dr. Manuela Baietto, research cooperator, Department of Plant Production, University of Milan, Italy was awarded 2nd prize for Sensors Best Paper Award 2015 in the review papers group (category) among all Sensors papers published in 2011. Wilson and Baietto also previously won first prize for Sensors Best Paper Award in 2013 for their 2009 review article.

“This 2011 Sensors paper is an invited, international review article summarizing research and applications of electronic aroma detection (EAD) technologies, primarily electronic-nose (e-nose) technologies, that have been developed and utilized in the biomedical field (worldwide) over the past 25 years,” said Wilson.

The paper has had almost 11,000 full-texts downloads, 53 journal citations, and has been referenced in several online science feature articles.

“This 2011 Sensors paper is an invited, international review article summarizing research and applications of electronic aroma detection (EAD) technologies, primarily electronic-nose (e-nose) technologies, that have been developed and utilized in the biomedical field worldwide over the past 25 years,” said Wilson.

The paper has had almost 11,000 full-texts downloads, 53 journal citations, and has been referenced in several online science feature articles.

In March 2014, the research was highlighted for EAD technologies in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) article “Sniffing out cancer with electronic noses” by journalist William Kremer. In August 2014, Mori Rothman from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) interviewed Wilson about his research on the development of electronic-nose technologies for applications in plant pathology, and for biomedical and other science fields. The resulting article, “Will cancer-sniffing dogs lose their jobs to a machine?” was featured on the Science Wednesday edition of PBS News Hour.

Read the full text of the award-winning article.

For more information, email Dan Wilson at dwilson02@fs.fed.us.

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