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DCEXS-Seminar November 15th "Nanobiosensors for diagnostics"

DCEXS-Seminar November 15th "Nanobiosensors for diagnostics"

10.11.2021

 

Next November 15th at 11:00 am it will take place the seminar "Nanobiosensors for diagnostics" by Dr. Arben Merkoci from Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science  and Technology, Campus UAB at Marie Curie room (PPBB).

 

Abstract

There is a high demand to develop innovative and cost effective devices with interest for health care  beside environment diagnostics, safety and security applications. The development of such devices is  strongly related to new materials and technologies being nanomaterials and nanotechnology of  special role. We study how new nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, graphene, nano/micromotors  can be integrated in simple sensors thanks to their advantageous properties. Beside plastic platforms  physical, chemical and mechanical properties of cellulose in both micro and nanofiber-based networks  combined with their abundance in nature or easy to prepare and control procedures are making these  materials of great interest while looking for cost-efficient and green alternatives for device production  technologies. These devices should be REASSURED: Real-time connectivity, Ease of specimen collection, Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Robust, Equipment-free, Delivered to  those who need it. How to design simple paper-based biosensor architectures? How to tune their  analytical performance upon demand? How one can couple nanomaterials with paper and what is the  benefit? Which are the perspectives to link these simple platforms and detection technologies with  mobile communication? I will try to give responses to these questions through various interesting  applications related to protein, DNA and even contaminants detection all of extreme importance for  diagnostics, nanotheranostics, environment control, safety and security.

 

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