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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors

02/11/2020 - 17/11/2020

Multianalyte Biosensors, Synthetic Receptors, Nanobiosensors, Bioelectronics, Microfabrication
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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors has ended successfully online with over 150 submissions and 1000 attendees. We would like to thank you for your participation and contribution.

All participants are welcome to submit their extended work to the Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB 2020)".

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB) that will be hosted online from 2 to 17 November 2020 at https://IECB2020.sciforum.net.

The birth of biosensors dates back to the early 1960s, when Clark and Lyons (1962) introduced the concept of using an enzyme coupled with an electrode as a reagent. After decades of intense research, biosensors attracted the attention of a large scientific community, and they currently have a very wide range of applications due to their simplicity, low cost, and precision that aim at improving quality of life. This range covers their use for environmental monitoring, disease detection, food safety, defense, drug discovery, and many more.

The scope of this online conference is to get together worldwide well-known experts who are currently working in biosensors technologies and to provide an online forum for presenting and discussing new results.

Throughout this event, we aim to cover, among others, the following topics:

  • Technologies for innovative biosensors

  • Bioengineered and biomimetic receptors

  • Microfluidics for biosensing

  • Biosensors for emergency situations

  • Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for biosensors

  • Intra- and extracellular biosensing

  • Advanced applications in clinical, environmental, food safety, and cultural heritage fields

  • Biosensors for pathogens

  • Posters

We hope you will join us and present your work at IECB to be part of this stimulating online experience.

Kind regards,
Giovanna Marrazza and Sara Tombelli

Conference Chairs

Dr. Giovanna Marrazza

Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, (Fi), Italy

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Dr. Giovanna Marrazza is the Editor-in-Chief of Biosensors, an open access journal devoted to studies related to the science and technology of biosensors and biosensing. Dr. Giovanna Marrazza has served as Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” of the University of Florence since 2001 and is currently President of the study course for the Chemistry degree at this University. She is a distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and member of the steering board of Italian Sensors and Microsystems Group (AISEM). Marrazza’s research focuses on electrochemical, piezoelectric, and optical nano(bio)sensors based on enzymes, antibodies, bacteria, DNA, molecularly imprinted polymers, and aptamers. Her research is focused on new biosensing principles containing nanomaterials and modified interfaces, design procedures suitable for biosensor devices as flow injection analysis, microflow systems, thick-film technology, and nanodispensing technologies. She has co-authored more than 130 papers in leading international journals in addition to numerous book chapters.

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Dr. Giovanna Marrazza is the Editor-in-Chief of Biosensors, an open access journal devoted to studies related to the science and technology of biosensors and biosensing. Dr. Giovanna Marrazza has served as Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” of the University of Florence since 2001 and is currently President of the study course for the Chemistry degree at this University. She is a distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine & Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and member of the steering board of Italian Sensors and Microsystems Group (AISEM). Marrazza’s research focuses on electrochemical, piezoelectric, and optical nano(bio)sensors based on enzymes, antibodies, bacteria, DNA, molecularly imprinted polymers, and aptamers. Her research is focused on new biosensing principles containing nanomaterials and modified interfaces, design procedures suitable for biosensor devices as flow injection analysis, microflow systems, thick-film technology, and nanodispensing technologies. She has co-authored more than 130 papers in leading international journals in addition to numerous book chapters.

Dr. Sara Tombelli

Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via Madonna del PIano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy Website

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Tombelli, Sara graduated in Chemistry at the University of Florence, Italy, in 1996. She received the PhD in Environmental Sciences with full marks in 2001 at the Department of Chemistry (Florence, Italy). She is now senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC-CNR) in Florence, Italy. Her research activity is focused on analytical chemistry, biosensor development and surface modifications with bio-molecules, such as antibodies, enzymes, aptamers and nucleic acid probes. She has also experience in intracellular nanosensors and nanoparticle manipulation. On the above topics she has contributed more than 130 publications on international refereed journals, books and conference proceedings (H-index=36, Scopus). She participated in several European Projects (Nanodem, Hemospec, Careman, Gapogrowth) and in other national and international projects. She is now research unit scientific leader in the national project PRIN “Development of novel DNA-based analytical platforms for the rapid, point-of-use quantification of multiple hidden allergens in food samples”. She has been reviewer and referee for the evaluation of international projects such as proposals under the ERC Ideas Specific Programme and the FET programme. She received the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as full and associate professor in Analytical Chemistry (Italian Ministry for Research).

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Tombelli, Sara graduated in Chemistry at the University of Florence, Italy, in 1996. She received the PhD in Environmental Sciences with full marks in 2001 at the Department of Chemistry (Florence, Italy). She is now senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC-CNR) in Florence, Italy. Her research activity is focused on analytical chemistry, biosensor development and surface modifications with bio-molecules, such as antibodies, enzymes, aptamers and nucleic acid probes. She has also experience in intracellular nanosensors and nanoparticle manipulation. On the above topics she has contributed more than 130 publications on international refereed journals, books and conference proceedings (H-index=36, Scopus). She participated in several European Projects (Nanodem, Hemospec, Careman, Gapogrowth) and in other national and international projects. She is now research unit scientific leader in the national project PRIN “Development of novel DNA-based analytical platforms for the rapid, point-of-use quantification of multiple hidden allergens in food samples”. She has been reviewer and referee for the evaluation of international projects such as proposals under the ERC Ideas Specific Programme and the FET programme. She received the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as full and associate professor in Analytical Chemistry (Italian Ministry for Research).

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Shelley D. Minteer

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Luisa Torsi

Dipartimento di Chimica Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Michael J. Schöning

Director, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 1, 52428 Jülich, Germany (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann

Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany

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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Jenny Emnéus

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Lyngby, Denmark (Website)

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Prof. Dr. M. Teresa Fernández Abedul

Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain (Website)

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M. Teresa Fernández Abedul received her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1995 at the University of Oviedo, Spain. She was working as Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at this University since 2002, and as Full Professor since 2019. She is co-author of more than 80 JCR indexed articles, 30 books chapters and is editor of the book “Laboratory Methods in Dynamic Electroanalysis” (Elsevier, 2020). She has been co-advisor of 9 PhD Thesis, 11 Master Thesis (and 8 PhD Research Seminars) as well as 13 Degree Thesis and other research works. Her current research interests are the development of low-cost electroanalytical (bio)devices using innovative approaches (e.g. paper-based assays) and the integration of electrochemistry with bioassays (e.g. DNA isothermal amplification) for interesting applications.

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M. Teresa Fernández Abedul received her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1995 at the University of Oviedo, Spain. She was working as Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry at this University since 2002, and as Full Professor since 2019. She is co-author of more than 80 JCR indexed articles, 30 books chapters and is editor of the book “Laboratory Methods in Dynamic Electroanalysis” (Elsevier, 2020). She has been co-advisor of 9 PhD Thesis, 11 Master Thesis (and 8 PhD Research Seminars) as well as 13 Degree Thesis and other research works. Her current research interests are the development of low-cost electroanalytical (bio)devices using innovative approaches (e.g. paper-based assays) and the integration of electrochemistry with bioassays (e.g. DNA isothermal amplification) for interesting applications.

Prof. Dr. Pier Paolo Pompa

Nanobiointeractions & Nanodiagnostics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), 16163 Genova, Italy (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Lital Alfonta

Department of Life Sciences and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 8410501, Israel (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Sergey Shleev

Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö, Sweden (Website)

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Sergey Shleev received his PhD in biochemistry from A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 2001. After that, he held various positions at Swedish Universities (Lund and Malm;) until 2011, when he became an Associate Professor in biomedical technology at Malmö University, Sweden. During the same year he also habilitated at the Institute of Biochemistry, Russia. From 2013 he is a Professor in biomedical technology at Malmö University. His main scientific and technological interests are studies of complex redox enzymes and their applications in bioelectronics operating in vivo and ex vivo. Due to his interest in advanced biomedical analysis and technology, especially non-invasive devices including wearables, in 2017 he established a private Swedish company, APTUSENS AB (www.aptusens.com), which provides advanced, combined biomedical and IT services to fitness-oriented and health-conscious individuals, as well as private and public organizations. His current publication record includes 5 book chapters, 3 monographs, 14 review papers, 116 research articles, and 9 patents/patent applications (h-index: 46; i10-index: 110; Google Scholar Citations, July 2020).

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Sergey Shleev received his PhD in biochemistry from A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 2001. After that, he held various positions at Swedish Universities (Lund and Malm;) until 2011, when he became an Associate Professor in biomedical technology at Malmö University, Sweden. During the same year he also habilitated at the Institute of Biochemistry, Russia. From 2013 he is a Professor in biomedical technology at Malmö University. His main scientific and technological interests are studies of complex redox enzymes and their applications in bioelectronics operating in vivo and ex vivo. Due to his interest in advanced biomedical analysis and technology, especially non-invasive devices including wearables, in 2017 he established a private Swedish company, APTUSENS AB (www.aptusens.com), which provides advanced, combined biomedical and IT services to fitness-oriented and health-conscious individuals, as well as private and public organizations. His current publication record includes 5 book chapters, 3 monographs, 14 review papers, 116 research articles, and 9 patents/patent applications (h-index: 46; i10-index: 110; Google Scholar Citations, July 2020).

Prof. Dr. James F. Rusling

Department of Chemistry, U-60 and Department of Surgery and Neag Cancer Center (Health Center) 55 N. Eagleville Rd., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3060, USA (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Silvana Andreescu

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13699-5810, USA

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Prof. Dr. Ulla Wollenberger

Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, Potsdam University, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Riccarda Antiochia

Department of Chemistry and Drug Technologies, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy

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Invited Speakers

Dr. Maria Gamella Carballo

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Susana Campuzano Ruiz

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Chiara Zanardi

Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences – Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia; Via G.Campi, 103 – 41125 Modena, Italy ( Website)

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Prof. Dr. Maria Gabriela Almeida

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Website)

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Dr. Mirella Di Lorenzo

University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Dario Compagnone

Università degli Studi di Teramo, Agriculture and Environment, Teramo, Italy (Website)

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Dr. Marcos Pita

CSIC - Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (ICP), Madrid, Spain (Website)

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Prof. Dr. Pedro Bertemes-Filho

Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil (Website)

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Dr. Matteo Grattieri

Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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https://chem.utah.edu/directory/minteer/research-group/group-members.php

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https://chem.utah.edu/directory/minteer/research-group/group-members.php

Dr. Marc Riedel

Biosystems Technology, Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, , 15745 Wildau, Germany

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Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Benoit Piro

Chemistry Department, University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris , France

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Benoît Piro, 47 y.o., H-factor 35, 3500+ citations, is professor in Chemistry, Université de Paris, France, laboratory ITODYS associated to CNRS. He developed biosensors based on original electrochemical transduction schemes such as "reagentless" and "signal-on", directed to DNA, miRNA, proteins, peptides, antibodies, organic pollutants... and participated to their economic valorization (patents, private contracts). Since 2010, he developed novel activities related to printed organic electronics, in particular electrolyte-gated OFET adapted to work in aqueous media, which paves the way for applications in the medical and environmental fields. He is member of the French Printed Organic Electronics Association.

bioelectrochemistry; biosensors; bioelectronics; transistor; nanomaterials

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Benoît Piro, 47 y.o., H-factor 35, 3500+ citations, is professor in Chemistry, Université de Paris, France, laboratory ITODYS associated to CNRS. He developed biosensors based on original electrochemical transduction schemes such as "reagentless" and "signal-on", directed to DNA, miRNA, proteins, peptides, antibodies, organic pollutants... and participated to their economic valorization (patents, private contracts). Since 2010, he developed novel activities related to printed organic electronics, in particular electrolyte-gated OFET adapted to work in aqueous media, which paves the way for applications in the medical and environmental fields. He is member of the French Printed Organic Electronics Association.
Research Keywords
bioelectrochemistry; biosensors; bioelectronics; transistor; nanomaterials

Prof. Dr. Laura Micheli

Departement of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, Rome, Italy

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Associate professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, since 2014. The research activity of Prof. Micheli is focalized on the development of disposable electrochemical tools using bio/immunosensors and interference-free biosensors, based on screen printed electrodes (SPEs) for the determination of several analyte in food, in clinical and cultural heritage fields, using for their validation spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods. She is involved in the development of new analytical methods for integrated diagnostics and application of non-invasive protocols to the study of the materials of Cultural Heritage, with particular reference to paper and wood artworks.

electrochemical immuno/biosensors for analytical application; screen printed electrode; flow injection analysis; chromatography; application of electrochemical sensors in food; clinical and cultural heritage analysis

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Associate professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata, since 2014. The research activity of Prof. Micheli is focalized on the development of disposable electrochemical tools using bio/immunosensors and interference-free biosensors, based on screen printed electrodes (SPEs) for the determination of several analyte in food, in clinical and cultural heritage fields, using for their validation spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods. She is involved in the development of new analytical methods for integrated diagnostics and application of non-invasive protocols to the study of the materials of Cultural Heritage, with particular reference to paper and wood artworks.
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electrochemical immuno/biosensors for analytical application; screen printed electrode; flow injection analysis; chromatography; application of electrochemical sensors in food; clinical and cultural heritage analysis

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Velotta

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

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Raffaele Velotta graduated (M.Sc.) at University of Naples in 1987 and earned his PhD in 1992 at the same university. He joined the Physics Department of University of Naples in 1995 as lecturer becoming full professor in 2015. In 2000 he visited the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College to carry out research on high-order harmonic generation from aligned molecules. For several years his research concerned the ultrashort laser pulses interaction with molecules and the generation of attosecond pulses. Subsequently, he turned his interests to biosensing with particular attention to QCM functionalized by an innovative technique based on the UV activation of antibodies (PIT, Photochemical Immobilization Technique). In recent years, such a surface functionalization technique has shown its effectiveness even when applied to gold nanoparticles as well as to nanostructured surfaces paving the way to the realization of cost-effective plasmonic immunosensors for use in food-safety, environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics. Moreover, the application of PIT to gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles lends itself as a powerful tool for analyte separation in complex matrices.

immunosensors; surface plasmon resonance (SPR); localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR); magnetic biosensors

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Raffaele Velotta graduated (M.Sc.) at University of Naples in 1987 and earned his PhD in 1992 at the same university. He joined the Physics Department of University of Naples in 1995 as lecturer becoming full professor in 2015. In 2000 he visited the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College to carry out research on high-order harmonic generation from aligned molecules. For several years his research concerned the ultrashort laser pulses interaction with molecules and the generation of attosecond pulses. Subsequently, he turned his interests to biosensing with particular attention to QCM functionalized by an innovative technique based on the UV activation of antibodies (PIT, Photochemical Immobilization Technique). In recent years, such a surface functionalization technique has shown its effectiveness even when applied to gold nanoparticles as well as to nanostructured surfaces paving the way to the realization of cost-effective plasmonic immunosensors for use in food-safety, environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics. Moreover, the application of PIT to gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles lends itself as a powerful tool for analyte separation in complex matrices.
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immunosensors; surface plasmon resonance (SPR); localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR); magnetic biosensors

Dr. Roberto Pilloton

Istituto di Cristallografia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Monterotondo, Rome, Italy

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Since 1986 he studied new bioanalytical methods by means of electrochemical biosensors in food, clinical and environmental analysis. Senior researcher at the two biggest research institutes in Italy, ENEA "Italian Institute of sustainable development" and then at CNR "Italian National Council", he taught, as an adjunct professor, Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry in several Italian Universities and research Institutes. Visiting scientist in Paris and Nice (FR), Stuttgart and Braunschweig (DE), Lund (SE), Izmir (TR), Ceske Budejovice (CZ), Karaikudi (IN). He was chairman or member of the scientific committee of international conferences on biosensors, From 2006 he was an elected member of the executive committee then (2015-2018) he was Vice-president of IAEAC "International Association on Environmental Analytical Chemistry" from 2015 to 2018. He is now the Editor in chief of the International Journal on Environmental Analytical chemistry of Taylor and Francis and a member of the editorial boards of two MDPI Journals: Sensors and Biosensors.

electrochemistry; environmental analytical chemistry; biosensors; sensors and sensing; continuous flow monitoring; immobilization techniques; enzyme inhibitors; lab on a chip; nanostructured electrodes; screen-printed electrodes; herbicides; pesticides

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Since 1986 he studied new bioanalytical methods by means of electrochemical biosensors in food, clinical and environmental analysis. Senior researcher at the two biggest research institutes in Italy, ENEA "Italian Institute of sustainable development" and then at CNR "Italian National Council", he taught, as an adjunct professor, Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry in several Italian Universities and research Institutes. Visiting scientist in Paris and Nice (FR), Stuttgart and Braunschweig (DE), Lund (SE), Izmir (TR), Ceske Budejovice (CZ), Karaikudi (IN). He was chairman or member of the scientific committee of international conferences on biosensors, From 2006 he was an elected member of the executive committee then (2015-2018) he was Vice-president of IAEAC "International Association on Environmental Analytical Chemistry" from 2015 to 2018. He is now the Editor in chief of the International Journal on Environmental Analytical chemistry of Taylor and Francis and a member of the editorial boards of two MDPI Journals: Sensors and Biosensors.
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electrochemistry; environmental analytical chemistry; biosensors; sensors and sensing; continuous flow monitoring; immobilization techniques; enzyme inhibitors; lab on a chip; nanostructured electrodes; screen-printed electrodes; herbicides; pesticides

Dr. Andrew Chan

Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London, London, UK

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Dr. Chan (KAC) have more than 20 years research experience in developing novel applications of FTIR and Raman spectroscopic imaging for studying pharmaceutical systems such as tablet compaction, dissolution and drug polymorphism and biological systems such as skin tissues and live cells. He has developed with Prof. Kazarian an FTIR imaging method for studying live cells in a microfluidic device by solving the long standing chromatic and spherical imaging aberrations when imaging through a liquid flowcell in transmission mode. This has significantly improved the imaging quality when imaging live cells in a flowcell.

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Dr. Chan (KAC) have more than 20 years research experience in developing novel applications of FTIR and Raman spectroscopic imaging for studying pharmaceutical systems such as tablet compaction, dissolution and drug polymorphism and biological systems such as skin tissues and live cells. He has developed with Prof. Kazarian an FTIR imaging method for studying live cells in a microfluidic device by solving the long standing chromatic and spherical imaging aberrations when imaging through a liquid flowcell in transmission mode. This has significantly improved the imaging quality when imaging live cells in a flowcell.

Prof. Dr. Laszlo B. Kish

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College Station, Texas A&M University, TX, USA

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Laszlo B. Kish is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University. His main research interests are unidentified problems, and the laws, limits and applications of stochastic fluctuations (noise), and physical informatics. The applications include several ones of his own inventions, including: fluctuation-enhanced sensing; noise-based logic; unconditionally secure communications with the KLJN scheme; physical communications without emitted signals; unconditionally secure computers, hardware, credit/debit cards and physical unclonable functions (PUF). He was the recipient of the Benzelius Prize of the Royal Society of Science of Sweden (2001); the Doctor of Science (Physics) title from the Hungarian Academy of Science (2001); Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University, Sweden (2011); Honorary Doctorate from University of Szeged, Hungary (2012); the Honorary Professor (2013-2016) and the Distinguished Guest Professor (2015-2018) titles from Hunan University, China; and the Medal of Honor from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland (2017). Up to now (2020), he has 400+ publications http://noise.ece.tamu.edu/publist.pdf . He founded the journal Fluctuation and Noise Letters (Editor-in-Chief: 2001-2008; currently: Honorary Editor); the conference series Unsolved Problems of Noise (1996 - present); and SPIE's “Fluctuations and Noise Symposium” series (Symposium Chair: 2003 - Santa Fe, 2004 - Canary Islands, and 2005- Austin, TX); and Co-Chaired the "Hot Topics of Physical Informatics" conference (2013, Changsha).

physical informatics; sensors; unconditional security;nanomaterials/structures; aging/degradation; percolation; fluctuation-enhanced sensing; noise-based computation; thermal demons/engines

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Laszlo B. Kish is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University. His main research interests are unidentified problems, and the laws, limits and applications of stochastic fluctuations (noise), and physical informatics. The applications include several ones of his own inventions, including: fluctuation-enhanced sensing; noise-based logic; unconditionally secure communications with the KLJN scheme; physical communications without emitted signals; unconditionally secure computers, hardware, credit/debit cards and physical unclonable functions (PUF). He was the recipient of the Benzelius Prize of the Royal Society of Science of Sweden (2001); the Doctor of Science (Physics) title from the Hungarian Academy of Science (2001); Honorary Doctorate from Uppsala University, Sweden (2011); Honorary Doctorate from University of Szeged, Hungary (2012); the Honorary Professor (2013-2016) and the Distinguished Guest Professor (2015-2018) titles from Hunan University, China; and the Medal of Honor from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland (2017). Up to now (2020), he has 400+ publications http://noise.ece.tamu.edu/publist.pdf . He founded the journal Fluctuation and Noise Letters (Editor-in-Chief: 2001-2008; currently: Honorary Editor); the conference series Unsolved Problems of Noise (1996 - present); and SPIE's “Fluctuations and Noise Symposium” series (Symposium Chair: 2003 - Santa Fe, 2004 - Canary Islands, and 2005- Austin, TX); and Co-Chaired the "Hot Topics of Physical Informatics" conference (2013, Changsha).
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physical informatics; sensors; unconditional security;nanomaterials/structures; aging/degradation; percolation; fluctuation-enhanced sensing; noise-based computation; thermal demons/engines

Prof. Dr. Guozhen Liu

Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia

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Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), is leading a research team working on Integrated Devices and Intelligent Diagnostics. After finishing her PhD under the supervising of Prof Justin Gooding in 2006 at UNSW, Liu conducted her postdoctoral research at CSIRO and UNSW, respectively before she was appointed as an Associate Professor at Central China Normal University in 2009. In 2015 Liu moved back to Australia and worked at Macquarie University before she was awarded the prestigious Australia Research Council. Future Fellow at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), is leading a research team working on Integrated Devices and Intelligent Diagnostics. After finishing her PhD under the supervising of Prof Justin Gooding in 2006 at UNSW, Liu conducted her postdoctoral research at CSIRO and UNSW, respectively before she was appointed as an Associate Professor at Central China Normal University in 2009. In 2015 Liu moved back to Australia and worked at Macquarie University before she was awarded the prestigious Australia Research Council Future Fellowship in 2016. Liu is recognised for her interdisciplinary and translational research with close end-user engagement in the area of biosensors, point-of-care diagnostics, intelligent nanoparticles, and medical devices. She worked in AgaMatrix Inc. for 4 years as a R&D Manager, China, and then continues her industry engagement through a strong record of partnering with biomedical firms such as AstraZeneca, AgaMatrix Inc, and Regeneus Ltd. She is a co-founder at Bio-Sens Tech Pty Ltd. Liu has published 11 patents, 1 book chapter and 92 journal papers. Among her many prestigious awards, she received the Rising Star Award by Australian Association of Chinese Biomedical Scientists in 2018 and was shortlisted by Australian Georgina Sweet Award for women in quantitative biomedical science (2016).

biosensors; point-of-care diagnostics; microfluidic-paper-based analytical devices µPADs); intelligent nanoparticles; medical devices

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Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), is leading a research team working on Integrated Devices and Intelligent Diagnostics. After finishing her PhD under the supervising of Prof Justin Gooding in 2006 at UNSW, Liu conducted her postdoctoral research at CSIRO and UNSW, respectively before she was appointed as an Associate Professor at Central China Normal University in 2009. In 2015 Liu moved back to Australia and worked at Macquarie University before she was awarded the prestigious Australia Research Council. Future Fellow at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), is leading a research team working on Integrated Devices and Intelligent Diagnostics. After finishing her PhD under the supervising of Prof Justin Gooding in 2006 at UNSW, Liu conducted her postdoctoral research at CSIRO and UNSW, respectively before she was appointed as an Associate Professor at Central China Normal University in 2009. In 2015 Liu moved back to Australia and worked at Macquarie University before she was awarded the prestigious Australia Research Council Future Fellowship in 2016. Liu is recognised for her interdisciplinary and translational research with close end-user engagement in the area of biosensors, point-of-care diagnostics, intelligent nanoparticles, and medical devices. She worked in AgaMatrix Inc. for 4 years as a R&D Manager, China, and then continues her industry engagement through a strong record of partnering with biomedical firms such as AstraZeneca, AgaMatrix Inc, and Regeneus Ltd. She is a co-founder at Bio-Sens Tech Pty Ltd. Liu has published 11 patents, 1 book chapter and 92 journal papers. Among her many prestigious awards, she received the Rising Star Award by Australian Association of Chinese Biomedical Scientists in 2018 and was shortlisted by Australian Georgina Sweet Award for women in quantitative biomedical science (2016).
Research Keywords
biosensors; point-of-care diagnostics; microfluidic-paper-based analytical devices µPADs); intelligent nanoparticles; medical devices

Dr. Paolo Bollella

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA

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Paolo Bollella is a Research Assistant Professor at Clarkson University in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science since September 2019. He received his MSc in Analytical Chemistry in 2014 at the Faculty of Science of Sapienza University of Rome. He started his PhD studies in Pharmaceutical Science with speciality in Electroanalytical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Riccarda Antiochia at the Department of Chemistry and Drug Technologies. During this period, he moved for at least two years to the Division of Biochemistry and Structural Biology – Department of Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden. In this department, he joined to the bioelectrochemistry laboratory led by Prof. Lo Gorton, working on the development of new nanostructuration approaches to study the electron transfer between redox enzymes and solid electrodes for applications into carbohydrate amperometric biosensors and enzymatic fuel cells. After his PhD, he was involved in a collaboration with Prof. Anthony E.G. Cass (Imperial College) about the modification of microneedle electrode array for non-invasive detection of different biomarkers (e.g., glucose, lactate etc.). In August 2018, he joined the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi in Turku (Finland) with a Johan Gadolin PostDoc fellowship awarded from the board of Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center. In October 2018, he joined the group of “Bioelectronics & Bionanotechnology” led by Prof. Evgeny Katz. In March 2019, he was awarded with the Minerva Prize for the Scientific Research – Merit Mention for the achievements obtained during his doctoral thesis based on the study of “Mediated/Direct Electron Transfer of Redox Protein for Biosensors and Biofuel Cells Applications. He is author of 48 papers on peer-reviewed international journals (Hirsh-index 14), 3 book chapters, 1 student book, 2 proceedings and almost 60 oral or poster contributions to national and international conferences.

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Paolo Bollella is a Research Assistant Professor at Clarkson University in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science since September 2019. He received his MSc in Analytical Chemistry in 2014 at the Faculty of Science of Sapienza University of Rome. He started his PhD studies in Pharmaceutical Science with speciality in Electroanalytical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Riccarda Antiochia at the Department of Chemistry and Drug Technologies. During this period, he moved for at least two years to the Division of Biochemistry and Structural Biology – Department of Chemistry at Lund University in Sweden. In this department, he joined to the bioelectrochemistry laboratory led by Prof. Lo Gorton, working on the development of new nanostructuration approaches to study the electron transfer between redox enzymes and solid electrodes for applications into carbohydrate amperometric biosensors and enzymatic fuel cells. After his PhD, he was involved in a collaboration with Prof. Anthony E.G. Cass (Imperial College) about the modification of microneedle electrode array for non-invasive detection of different biomarkers (e.g., glucose, lactate etc.). In August 2018, he joined the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi in Turku (Finland) with a Johan Gadolin PostDoc fellowship awarded from the board of Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center. In October 2018, he joined the group of “Bioelectronics & Bionanotechnology” led by Prof. Evgeny Katz. In March 2019, he was awarded with the Minerva Prize for the Scientific Research – Merit Mention for the achievements obtained during his doctoral thesis based on the study of “Mediated/Direct Electron Transfer of Redox Protein for Biosensors and Biofuel Cells Applications. He is author of 48 papers on peer-reviewed international journals (Hirsh-index 14), 3 book chapters, 1 student book, 2 proceedings and almost 60 oral or poster contributions to national and international conferences.

Prof. Dr. Michael Thompson

Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DETAILS

Professor Michael Thompson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wales, UK and his PhD in analytical chemistry from McMaster University. Following a period as Science Research Council PDF at Swansea University he was appointed Lecturer in Instrumental Analysis at Loughborough University. He then moved to the University of Toronto where he is now Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has held a number of distinguished research posts including the Leverhulme Fellowship at the University of Durham and the Science Foundation Ireland E.T.S Walton Research Fellowship at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork City. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work over many years in the area of research into new biosensor technologies and the surface chemistry of biochemical and biological entities. He has made major contributions to the label-free detection of biological macromolecule interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. He has also pioneered the development of anti-fouling surface modification, in particular anti-thrombogenic and anti-microbial adhesion materials. Thompson has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of major international journals including Analytical Chemistry, The Analyst, Talanta, Analytica Chimica Acta and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the monograph series “Detection Science” for the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He has been awarded many prestigious international prizes for his research including The Robert Boyle Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, E.W.R. Steacie Award of the Chemical Society of Canada, the Theophilus Redwood Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Fisher Scientific Award in Analytical Chemistry of the Chemical Society of Canada. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999.

biosensor technology; acoustic wave detection; chemical sensors; biocompatibility; surface chemistry and analysis

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Professor Michael Thompson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wales, UK and his PhD in analytical chemistry from McMaster University. Following a period as Science Research Council PDF at Swansea University he was appointed Lecturer in Instrumental Analysis at Loughborough University. He then moved to the University of Toronto where he is now Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has held a number of distinguished research posts including the Leverhulme Fellowship at the University of Durham and the Science Foundation Ireland E.T.S Walton Research Fellowship at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork City. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work over many years in the area of research into new biosensor technologies and the surface chemistry of biochemical and biological entities. He has made major contributions to the label-free detection of biological macromolecule interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. He has also pioneered the development of anti-fouling surface modification, in particular anti-thrombogenic and anti-microbial adhesion materials. Thompson has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of major international journals including Analytical Chemistry, The Analyst, Talanta, Analytica Chimica Acta and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the monograph series “Detection Science” for the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He has been awarded many prestigious international prizes for his research including The Robert Boyle Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, E.W.R. Steacie Award of the Chemical Society of Canada, the Theophilus Redwood Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Fisher Scientific Award in Analytical Chemistry of the Chemical Society of Canada. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999.
Research Keywords
biosensor technology; acoustic wave detection; chemical sensors; biocompatibility; surface chemistry and analysis

Dr. Petr Skládal

Department of Biochemistry, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

DETAILS

Dr. Petr Skladal is Associated Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. He received his Ph.D. in the field of amperometric biosensors in 1992. After completing research stays (1991, 1993) at the University of Florence, Italy, with Marco Mascini, he continued to investigate biosensors at Masaryk University. He currently also heads the Nanobiotechnology Research Group at the Central European Institute of Technology in Brno. His research is focused on enzyme and immunochemical biosensors using electrochemical and piezoelectric transducers, affinity kinetics with surface plasmon resonance systems, nanocantilever-based sensing and applications of atomic force microscopy in life sciences. He published 160 peer reviewed papers with 5000 citations, H-index 38 (WoS).

immunosensors; enzyme electrodes; piezoelectric sensors; atomic force microscopy; nanoparticles; detection of pathogens; bioelectronic tongues

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Dr. Petr Skladal is Associated Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. He received his Ph.D. in the field of amperometric biosensors in 1992. After completing research stays (1991, 1993) at the University of Florence, Italy, with Marco Mascini, he continued to investigate biosensors at Masaryk University. He currently also heads the Nanobiotechnology Research Group at the Central European Institute of Technology in Brno. His research is focused on enzyme and immunochemical biosensors using electrochemical and piezoelectric transducers, affinity kinetics with surface plasmon resonance systems, nanocantilever-based sensing and applications of atomic force microscopy in life sciences. He published 160 peer reviewed papers with 5000 citations, H-index 38 (WoS).
Research Keywords
immunosensors; enzyme electrodes; piezoelectric sensors; atomic force microscopy; nanoparticles; detection of pathogens; bioelectronic tongues

Prof. Dr. Daniela Uberti

Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

DETAILS

Daniela Uberti is a Professor of Pharmacology, at the Medical School, University of Brescia. She acquired her degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, at University of Milan and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Brescia. She heads a REDOX Biology laboratory involved in the identification, development and validation of novel Biomarkers in medical science and food science. For more than 20 years she has been focused on the identification of a specific blood based profile in Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in the development of screen-printed biosensor using nanostructure technology for early biomarker detection. Further, recently she is approaching the use of electrochemical biosensor to study proteins electrochemical properties. She is a co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and 3 patents all related to diagnostic tools for Alzheimer’s disease.

biomarker development; bioassay analytical and clinical validation; electrochemical biosensors; sensors for cell culture monitoring

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Daniela Uberti is a Professor of Pharmacology, at the Medical School, University of Brescia. She acquired her degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, at University of Milan and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Brescia. She heads a REDOX Biology laboratory involved in the identification, development and validation of novel Biomarkers in medical science and food science. For more than 20 years she has been focused on the identification of a specific blood based profile in Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in the development of screen-printed biosensor using nanostructure technology for early biomarker detection. Further, recently she is approaching the use of electrochemical biosensor to study proteins electrochemical properties. She is a co-author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and 3 patents all related to diagnostic tools for Alzheimer’s disease.
Research Keywords
biomarker development; bioassay analytical and clinical validation; electrochemical biosensors; sensors for cell culture monitoring

Prof. Dr. Samuel Adeloju

Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia

DETAILS

Sam Adeloju is a Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, Albury (NSW), Australia and Editor-in-Chief of the Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences Journal (MDPI). He has made original and innovative contributions to the design, fabrication, and characterization of conducting polymers, biosensors, nanobiosensors, nanomaterials and microbial fuel cells. Sam’s research activities is focused on the development and utilization of advances in bioanalytical and biological chemistry coupled with nanotechnology for fabrication of novel advanced nanodevices and nanoanalytical systems, including nanobiosensors, medical diagnostics and microbial fuel cells. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the development of biosensors and nanobiosensors for clinical, environmental and food analyses, as well as in the development of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for power generation from wastewaters. He has published extensively in international journals, books and proceedings. He was awarded the Royal Australia Chemical Institute (RACI) awards for Applied Research Medal (2009), R.H. Stokes Medal for Electrochemistry (2011), Doreen Clark Medal for Analytical Chemistry (2013) and Citation Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service (2017). Sam is also an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Sensors (Chemical Sensors), member of the International Advisory Board for Sci Journal (MDPI), member of the Editorial Board for Biosensors (MDPI), and other international journals. He has been appointed on several occasions as a visiting professor of chemistry in Sweden, UK, Tasmania, China, and Malaysia.

nanobiosensors; nanomaterials; conducting polymers; electroanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; microbial fuel cells

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Sam Adeloju is a Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, Albury (NSW), Australia and Editor-in-Chief of the Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences Journal (MDPI). He has made original and innovative contributions to the design, fabrication, and characterization of conducting polymers, biosensors, nanobiosensors, nanomaterials and microbial fuel cells. Sam’s research activities is focused on the development and utilization of advances in bioanalytical and biological chemistry coupled with nanotechnology for fabrication of novel advanced nanodevices and nanoanalytical systems, including nanobiosensors, medical diagnostics and microbial fuel cells. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the development of biosensors and nanobiosensors for clinical, environmental and food analyses, as well as in the development of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for power generation from wastewaters. He has published extensively in international journals, books and proceedings. He was awarded the Royal Australia Chemical Institute (RACI) awards for Applied Research Medal (2009), R.H. Stokes Medal for Electrochemistry (2011), Doreen Clark Medal for Analytical Chemistry (2013) and Citation Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service (2017). Sam is also an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Sensors (Chemical Sensors), member of the International Advisory Board for Sci Journal (MDPI), member of the Editorial Board for Biosensors (MDPI), and other international journals. He has been appointed on several occasions as a visiting professor of chemistry in Sweden, UK, Tasmania, China, and Malaysia.
Research Keywords
nanobiosensors; nanomaterials; conducting polymers; electroanalytical chemistry; environmental chemistry; microbial fuel cells
Email
[email protected]su.edu.au

Prof. Dr. Danila Moscone

Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

DETAILS

Present Position: Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Chemical and Technology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Research Activity: 33 chapters on books, 201 papers on international and national scientific journals, 4 patents, 36 proceedings, 2 videos, more than 300 oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings. H-index 50, with 6973 citations (Scopus, May 2020). Responsible of projects funded by CNR on Biotechnology, by the Ministero della Salute, Ministero degli Esteri and by MIUR (COFIN 2003, PRIN 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017) and by private companies (Menarini Diagnostic Division, Radim, Etatron, Systea). In the recent years she has been involved, in the frame of projects funded by the European Community, in the development of immunosensors and interference-free biosensors based on screen printed electrodes (SPEs), also modified with nanomaterials, for the development of new analytical methods and of microsensors and array of electrochemical sensors in the field of environmental, clinical and food analysis. Her latest research concerns the realization of paper-based "all-in-one" electrochemical devices and wearable devices. Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design, development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics (IF2018: 9.518), member of the Editorial Board of Biosensors, MDPI since 2017, and editor of a special issue of Sensors titled “Paper-based sensors” and Reviewer for 30 International scientific journals.

electrochemical immunosensors; screen-printed sensors; glucose biosensor; flow systems; in vivo biosensors; nanomaterial-based (bio)sensors; (bio)sensors applied in biomedical and agri-food sectors

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Present Position: Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Chemical and Technology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Research Activity: 33 chapters on books, 201 papers on international and national scientific journals, 4 patents, 36 proceedings, 2 videos, more than 300 oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings. H-index 50, with 6973 citations (Scopus, May 2020). Responsible of projects funded by CNR on Biotechnology, by the Ministero della Salute, Ministero degli Esteri and by MIUR (COFIN 2003, PRIN 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017) and by private companies (Menarini Diagnostic Division, Radim, Etatron, Systea). In the recent years she has been involved, in the frame of projects funded by the European Community, in the development of immunosensors and interference-free biosensors based on screen printed electrodes (SPEs), also modified with nanomaterials, for the development of new analytical methods and of microsensors and array of electrochemical sensors in the field of environmental, clinical and food analysis. Her latest research concerns the realization of paper-based "all-in-one" electrochemical devices and wearable devices. Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the principal international journal devoted to research, design, development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics (IF2018: 9.518), member of the Editorial Board of Biosensors, MDPI since 2017, and editor of a special issue of Sensors titled “Paper-based sensors” and Reviewer for 30 International scientific journals.
Research Keywords
electrochemical immunosensors; screen-printed sensors; glucose biosensor; flow systems; in vivo biosensors; nanomaterial-based (bio)sensors; (bio)sensors applied in biomedical and agri-food sectors

Dr. Igor Medintz

Laboratory for Biosensors and Biomaterials, Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

DETAILS

Igor Medintz received his Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the City University of New York in 1998. He is currently the Navy’s Senior Scientist for biosensors and biomaterials at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. His research is focused on creating light harvesting systems with DNA technology, active DNA nanostructures, and understanding biological activity at a nanoparticle interface.

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Igor Medintz received his Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the City University of New York in 1998. He is currently the Navy’s Senior Scientist for biosensors and biomaterials at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. His research is focused on creating light harvesting systems with DNA technology, active DNA nanostructures, and understanding biological activity at a nanoparticle interface.

List of accepted submissions (82)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-035668 “Green” nanozymes: synthesis, characterization and application in amperometric (bio)sensors

Galina Gayda, Olha Demkiv, Yanna Gurianov, Roman Serkiz, Mykhailo Gonchar, Marina Nisnevitch

Submitted: 31 Aug 2020

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sciforum-035533 2D nanomaterial, Ti3C2 MXene based sensor to guide lung cancer therapy and management

Mahek Sadiq, Lizhi Pang, Michael Johnson, Sathish Venkatachalem, Danling Wang

Submitted: 29 Aug 2020

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Mahek Sadiq, Lizhi Pang, Michael Johnson, Sathish Venkatachalem, Danling Wang Video Thumbnail N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-035779 A Novel Low-cost Method for Fabrication of 2D Multi-electrode Array (MEA) to Evaluate Functionality of Neuronal Cells

Tala Ahmadvand, Sara Mirsadeghi, Faezeh Shanehsazzadeh, Sahar Kiani, Mehdi Fardmanesh

Submitted: 01 Sep 2020

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Tala Ahmadvand, Sara Mirsadeghi, Faezeh Shanehsazzadeh, Sahar Kiani, Mehdi Fardmanesh N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-034037 A White Light Reflectance Spectroscopy label-free biosensor for the determination of fungicide carbendazim Georgios Koukouvinos, Chrysoula-Evangelia Karachaliou, Sotirios Kakabakos, Evangelia Livaniou Video Thumbnail Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-035786 A fluorescence-based POCT device for immunosuppressant-drug monitoring in transplanted patient Ambra Giannetti, Simone Berneschi, Sara Tombelli, Cosimo Trono, Romeo Bernini, Gianluca Persichetti, Genni Testa, Giampiero Porro, Francesco Baldini Video Thumbnail Poster PDF Show Abstract

IECB Live Online Sessions Information

During the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. Each session will feature highly respected scholars in the field and will be moderated by a chair. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers during the Q&A session.

All live sessions are free of charge. However, the number of participants is limited. We encourage you to complete registration via the links below sooner rather than later. A recording of each live session will be made available on the conference website shortly afterwards.

IECB Live Online Sessions Programs

Session 1

Date: 2 November 2020

Time: 3:00pm (CET) | 9:00am (EDT) | 9:00pm (CST Asia)

Speaker

Time (CET)

Plenary Talk

Prof. Luisa Torsi, University of Bari

3:00pm - 4.00pm

Keynote 1: Carbon-based sensors for the monitoring of biomarkers in sweat

Prof. Chiara Zanardi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Invited Talk 1: A glucose/oxygen enzymatic fuel cell exceeding 1.5 V based on glucose dehydrogenase immobilized onto polyMethylene blue-carbon nanotubes modified double-sided screen printed electrodes: Proof-of-concept in human serum and saliva

Prof. Rosa Celeste Zumpano, Sapienza University of Rome

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Open Discussions

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Short Break

5:00pm – 5:10pm

Invited Talk 2: Light as trigger for biocatalytic sensors

Dr. Marc Riedel, Wildau University

5:10pm – 5:25pm

Invited Talk 3: Potentiometric detection of ATP based on the transmembrane proton gradient generated by ATPase reconstituted on a gold electrode

Dr. Marcos Pita, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry

5:25pm – 5:40pm

Keynote 2: Nanobiosensors as new diagnostic tools for SARS, MERS and COVID-19: from past to perspectives

Prof. Dr. Riccarda Antiochia, Sapienza University of Rome

5:40pm – 6:10pm

Open Discussions

6:10pm – 6:25pm

Session 2

Date: 4 November 2020

Time: 3:00pm (CET) | 9:00am (EDT) | 9:00pm (CST Asia)

Speaker

Time (CET)

Plenary Talk: Biosensors with field-effect capacitors - 25 years of review and current trends

Prof. Michael Schoening, Aachen University

3:00pm - 4.00pm

Keynote: 2D and 3D Lab-on-a-Chip systems for life science applications

Prof. Jenny Émneus, Technical University of Denmark

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Invited Talk 1: Biosolar cells and self-powered herbicides monitoring

Dr. Matteo Grattieri, University of Utah

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Invited Talk 2: Perspectives and challenges on the use of microbial fuel cell technology as environmental sensor

Dr. Mirella Di Lorenzo, University of Bath

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Open Discussions

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Short Break

5:15pm – 5:25pm

Invited Talk 3: Reliable diagnosing and staging of colorectal cancer through multiplexed bioelectroanalyical approaches

Prof. Susanna Campuzano Ruiz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

5:25pm – 5:40pm

Invited Talk 4: Oligopeptides and hairpin DNA as sensing elements in electtonic noses

Prof. Dario Compagnone, University of Teramo

5:40pm – 5:55pm

Open Discussions

5:55pm – 6:10pm

Session 3

Date: 6 November 2020

Time: 3:00pm (CET) | 9:00am (EDT) | 9:00pm (CST Asia)

Speaker

Time (CET)

Plenary Talk: From the design of redox polymers to nanobiosensors and self-powered bioanalytical devices

Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr University Bochum

3:00pm - 4.00pm

Keynote 1: Genetically Expanded Biosensing

Prof. Lital Alfonta

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Keynote 2: 3D-printed biosensor arrays: Cancer and COVID-19 Diagnostics

Prof. James Rusling, University of Connecticut

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Open Discussions

5:00pm – 5:15pm

Short Break

5:15pm – 5:25pm

Invited Talk 1: Poly(amidoamine) dendrimer/gold nanoparticles nanocomposite based disposable immunoplatforms for the determination of neurodegenerative disorders biomarkers

Dr. Maria Gamella, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

5:25pm – 5:40pm

Invited Talk 2: Sensing Interfaces for Bioelectrocatalytic Stimulated Release

Dr. Madeline Masi, Clarkson University

5:40pm – 5:55pm

Open Discussions

5:55pm – 6:10pm

Session 4

Date: 9 November 2020

Time: 3:00pm (CET) | 9:00am (EDT) | 9:00pm (CST Asia)

Speaker

Time (CET)

Plenary Talk: Self-Powered Biosensors

Prof. Shelley Minteer, University of Utah

3:00pm - 4.00pm

Keynote 1: Non-invasive electrochemical (bio)sensors operating in human physiological fluids

Prof. Sergey Shleev, Malmö University

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Invited Talk 1: Electrochemically stimulated molecule release associated with interfacial pH changes

Dr. Madhura Bellare, Clarkson University

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Invited Talk 2: Development of an electrochemical cyanide biosensor based on the multihemic cytochrome c nitrite reductase- the relevance of the carbon interface

Dr. M. Gabriela Almeida, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Keynote 2: (Bio)electrochemical lab-on-paper devices

Prof. Dr. M. Teresa Fernández Abedul, Universidad de Oviedo

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Open Discussions

5:30pm – 5:45pm

Conference Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, Biosensors would like to award the best papers and best speakers as elected by the members of the scientific committee. We look forward to posting your contributions.

The Awards
Best Paper Award (500 CHF)
The Best Paper Award is given to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference. There will be one winners selected for this award, the winner will receive a certificate and 500 CHF. In addition, three more scholars will also be selected based on the significance and quality of the proceedings, and they will be offered an opportunity to publish a featured paper in Biosensors for free.
Best Poster Award (500 CHF)
A poster will be selected prior to the conference by the Scientific Committee. The winner will also be granted 500 CHF and a certificate.
Terms and Conditions:

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted to IECB 2020;

  • Originality/novelty of the paper;

  • Significance of content;

  • Scientific soundness;

  • Interest to the readers;

  • English language and style.

Requirements for Best Poster Award:

Posters should have the following information.

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)

  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Acknowledgements

  • Contact information

  • A 3-minute video presentation

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Vena Luo
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
E-Mail: [email protected]

Mr. Abbot Yan
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-Mail: [email protected]

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.

Call for papers

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors will be held on 2–17 November 2020. IECB aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374; CiteScore: 4.40; Impact Factor: 3.240).

All proceedings will be published online at https://sciforum.net/conference/IECB2020 and in Proceedings journal (ISSN 2504-3900) for free.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies for innovative biosensors

  • Bioengineered and biomimetic receptors

  • Microfluidics for biosensing

  • Biosensors for emergency situations

  • Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for biosensors

  • Intra- and extracellular biosensing

  • Advanced applications in clinical, environmental, food safety, and cultural heritage fields

IECB is a virtual conference sponsored by Biosensors. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference.

Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in a Biosensors conference Special Issue with a discount of 20% on the Article Processing Charges.

IECB offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted before 31 August 2020 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 15 October 2020. The conference will be held on 2–17 November 2020.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information on the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section “Instructions for Authors”: https://sciforum.net/conference/IECB2020/instructions .



Critical Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31/08/2020
Notification of Acceptance: 10/09/2020
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 15/10/2020
Conference Open: 02/11/2020

Instructions for Authors

Submission


Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering at www.sciforum.net and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150–300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 31 August 2020.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome in IECB 2020. All authors will be notified by 10 September 2020 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be asked to submit their manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of their paper, until the submission deadline of 15 October 2020.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on the IECB2020 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference on 2–17 November 2020.
  5. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and Biosensors will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Biosensors Special Issue with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.
Structure of Proceedings Paper


Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (about 150-300 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word and converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Accepted File Formats


Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose on the text and make the layout very difficult.

IECB2020. template

LaTeX

Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 6th Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications LaTeX template files.

IECB2020Latex. template

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of the IECB2020 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ] and placed before punctuation—for example, [4] or [1–3]—and all references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full-color graphics will be published free of charge. Figures and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.), and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables must be supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using Sciforum.net’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video will be uploaded to Youtube, as well as onto Sciforum. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .MPEGPS
  • .FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 15 October 2020.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented in the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments on the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest


It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflict of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright


MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Relevant Special Issues

Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB 2020)

Guest editors: Giovanna Marrazza and Sara Tombelli

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB 2020) will be held from 2 to 17 November 2020 (https://sciforum.net/conference/IECB2020), verifying the great interest of the related community in this Conference Series. The e-conference will be hosted on sciforum.net, an online platform developed by MDPI for scholarly exchange and collaboration.

During the event, a large number of excellent contributions covering key areas of opportunity and challenge will be presented. More specifically, the following areas will be covered:

  • Technologies for innovative biosensors

  • Bioengineered and biomimetic receptors

  • Microfluidics for biosensing

  • Biosensors for emergency situations

  • Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for biosensors

  • Intra- and extra-cellular biosensing

  • Advances applications in clinical, environmental, food safety, and cultural heritage fields

  • Biosensors for pathogens

  • Posters

This Special Issue welcomes selected papers from the IECB 2020 that promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field.

Submitted contributions will be subjected to peer review and—upon acceptance—will be published with the aim of rapidly and widely disseminating research results, developments, and applications.

It should be noted that submitted manuscripts should have at least 50% additional, new, and unpublished material as compared to the IECB 2020 published paper.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Giovanna Marrazza
Dr. Sara Tombelli
Guest Editors

To access the full list of open Special Issues, please click here.

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