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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biosensors

14–18 Feb 2022
Abstract Submission
31st October 2021
Acceptance Notification
14th December 2021
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14th January 2022

Wearable Biosensors, Implantable Biosensors, Lab-on-a-chip, POCT, Green Chemistry, Bionanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Microfluidics
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB) that will be hosted online at Sciforum from 14 to 18 February 2022.

Biosensors have currently a very wide range of applications, due to their simplicity, low cost and precision, that aim at improving the 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 well-known experts worldwide who are currently working in biosensors and to provide an online forum for sharing and exchanging knowledge.

Particular attention will be given to young scientists approaching the world of biosensors by dedicating a conference session to them.

Throughout this event, we aim to cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • Technologies for Innovative Biosensors
  • Implantable and Wearable Biosensors
  • The Role of Biological and Chemical Recognition Elements
  • Microfluidics for Biosensing and Lab-on-a-chip Systems
  • Biosensors in POCT
  • Bionanotechnology and Nanomaterials for Biosensing
  • Advanced Applications for Health, Environment, Food and Cultural Heritage
  • Biosensors in Green Chemistry/Technologies

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

Call for papers

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biosensors (IECB) will be held on 14–18 February 2022. IECB aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374; CiteScore: 5.40; Impact Factor: 5.519).

All proceedings will be published online at Sciforum and in Proceedings journal (ISSN 2504-3900) for free.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Throughout this event, we aim to cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • Technologies for Innovative Biosensors

  • Implantable and Wearable Biosensors

  • The Role of Biological and Chemical Recognition Elements

  • Microfluidics for Biosensing and Lab-on-a-chip Systems

  • Biosensors in POCT

  • Bionanotechnology and Nanomaterials for Biosensing

  • Advanced Applications for Health, Environment, Food and Cultural Heritage

  • Biosensors in Green Chemistry/Technologies

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 October 2021 online at https://sciforum.net/event/IECB2022. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 14 January 2022. The conference will be held on 14–18 February 2022.

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/event/IECB2022#instructions



Critical Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31/10/2021
Notification of Acceptance: 14/12/2021
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 14/01/2022
Conference Open: 14/02/2022

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

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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).

Conference Committee

Professor Eden Morales-Narváez

Biophotonic Nanosensors Laboratory, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C., León 37150, Mexico

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Eden Morales-Narváez is a Young Professor in the Department of Photonics and Head of the Biophotonic Nanosensors Laboratory at Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO), Mexico. He received a degree in bionics engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico in 2006 and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain in 2013. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and started his independent career in late 2016. His research is focused on novel (bio)sensing platforms, particularly using nanophotonics at the cutting-edge. He has published in leading scientific journals on advanced materials, nanotechnology, multidisciplinary chemistry, miniaturization, biosensing and wearable devices. He is a lecturer in Biophotonics and Photonic Materials at CIO. He also serves as an Editor to JPhys Photonics, Biosensors, Green Analytical Chemistry and Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology. He has also been recognized as an Emerging Leader 2020 by IOP Publishing.

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Eden Morales-Narváez is a Young Professor in the Department of Photonics and Head of the Biophotonic Nanosensors Laboratory at Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO), Mexico. He received a degree in bionics engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico in 2006 and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain in 2013. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and started his independent career in late 2016. His research is focused on novel (bio)sensing platforms, particularly using nanophotonics at the cutting-edge. He has published in leading scientific journals on advanced materials, nanotechnology, multidisciplinary chemistry, miniaturization, biosensing and wearable devices. He is a lecturer in Biophotonics and Photonic Materials at CIO. He also serves as an Editor to JPhys Photonics, Biosensors, Green Analytical Chemistry and Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology. He has also been recognized as an Emerging Leader 2020 by IOP Publishing.

Dr. András Dér

Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, 6726 Szeged, Temesvari krt. 62., Hungary

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Dr. András Dér (Ph.D., DSc.) is the head of the group of Biomolecular Electronics at the Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary. He received an MS diploma in physics in 1980 at József Attila University Szeged, Hungary, a CSc (PhD) and a DSc degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1988 and 1999, respectively. His major research area is protein dynamics and bioelectronics. Together with his colleagues, he is named as inventor on several granted and pending patents about lab-on-a-chip devices for photonic and biotechnological applications. He has served as the co-president of the Biophysics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the vice president of the Hungarian Biophysical Society. His decorations include the Young Investigators Award, the Physics Prize and the Academic Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Straub Plaquette from the Qualitas Biologica Foundation, and the Dennis Gabor Research Prize from the Hungarian Patent Office. Publications: 110, citations: > 2000, H-index: 25.

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Dr. András Dér (Ph.D., DSc.) is the head of the group of Biomolecular Electronics at the Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary. He received an MS diploma in physics in 1980 at József Attila University Szeged, Hungary, a CSc (PhD) and a DSc degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1988 and 1999, respectively. His major research area is protein dynamics and bioelectronics. Together with his colleagues, he is named as inventor on several granted and pending patents about lab-on-a-chip devices for photonic and biotechnological applications. He has served as the co-president of the Biophysics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the vice president of the Hungarian Biophysical Society. His decorations include the Young Investigators Award, the Physics Prize and the Academic Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Straub Plaquette from the Qualitas Biologica Foundation, and the Dennis Gabor Research Prize from the Hungarian Patent Office. Publications: 110, citations: > 2000, H-index: 25.

Professor Heidi Ottevaere

Brussels Photonics, Department Applied Physics and Photonics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels 1050, Belgium

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Heidi Ottevaere is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since October 2009. She graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1997 as an electrotechnical engineer with majors in Photonics and received her PhD degree in Applied Sciences in 2003 from the same university. Since 2019 Heidi chairs the Applied Physics and Photonics Department (TONA) of the Faculty of Engineering that is responsible for the Photonics Education Curriculum at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is responsible for the Instrumentation and Metrology platform at the Photonics Innovation Center and for the research unit ‘biophotonics’ of the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT. She is coordinating and working on multiple research and industrial projects focusing on the design, fabrication and characterization of different types of photonic components and systems in the field of biophotonics, interferometry, holography and imaging.

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Heidi Ottevaere is a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) since October 2009. She graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1997 as an electrotechnical engineer with majors in Photonics and received her PhD degree in Applied Sciences in 2003 from the same university. Since 2019 Heidi chairs the Applied Physics and Photonics Department (TONA) of the Faculty of Engineering that is responsible for the Photonics Education Curriculum at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is responsible for the Instrumentation and Metrology platform at the Photonics Innovation Center and for the research unit ‘biophotonics’ of the Brussels Photonics Team B-PHOT. She is coordinating and working on multiple research and industrial projects focusing on the design, fabrication and characterization of different types of photonic components and systems in the field of biophotonics, interferometry, holography and imaging.

Dr. Xiangheng Niu

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China

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Xiangheng Niu is now working on the development of novel nanomaterials with enzyme-mimicking characteristics (nanozymes) and their emerging applications in optical and electrochemical sensing, especially in food, environmental, clinical, and biomedical analyses. In recent years he has been in charge of several projects from NSFC and Jiangsu Province. As the first/corresponding author, I have published about 70 peer-review publications in journal including Anal. Chem., Biosens. Bioelectron., Chem. Eur. J., Anal. Chim. Acta and Sens. Actuators B.

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Xiangheng Niu is now working on the development of novel nanomaterials with enzyme-mimicking characteristics (nanozymes) and their emerging applications in optical and electrochemical sensing, especially in food, environmental, clinical, and biomedical analyses. In recent years he has been in charge of several projects from NSFC and Jiangsu Province. As the first/corresponding author, I have published about 70 peer-review publications in journal including Anal. Chem., Biosens. Bioelectron., Chem. Eur. J., Anal. Chim. Acta and Sens. Actuators B.

Dr. Sotirios Kakabakos

National Center for Scientific Reserarch "Demokritos" (NCSR "Demokritos"), Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES), Immunoassays/Immunosensors Lab, Greece

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Dr. Sotirios Kakabakos obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Athens in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Patras in 1989. In 1990-91 he was granted with a research postdoc fellowship and worked in the Clinical Biochemistry Department of the Medical School, University of Toronto. In 1998 he became Senior Researcher and since 2004 he holds the position of the Director of Research. His research interest focuses on the development and evaluation of advanced immunoassay technologies with emphasis on multi-analyte immunoassays and immunosensors (optical and electrochemical), novel solid supports for bioanalytical applications, surface patterning and nanostructuring methodologies for protein, DNA and cell arrays, novel labels to improve the analytical sensitivity of immunoassays and development of novel miniaturized diagnostic tools. He is/was responsible and/or participated in numerous National and EU funded projects related mainly to the development of sensors for simultaneous determination of clinical, environmental and food-safety related analytes based on optical biosensors, as well as on the development of materials and methods for micro/nano patterning of surfaces for bioanalytical applications. He has organized and was member of the organizing committee of several national and international conferences, he is a member of the Editorial board of Biosensors (MDPI), and is regular reviewer in journals including Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Sensors and Actuators B, Analytical Chemistry, Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Microelectronic engineering, Colloids & Interfaces B: Biointerfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Talanta, Scientific Reports, Biosensors, Sensors, Processes, Micromachines, Toxins, etc.

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Dr. Sotirios Kakabakos obtained his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Athens in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Patras in 1989. In 1990-91 he was granted with a research postdoc fellowship and worked in the Clinical Biochemistry Department of the Medical School, University of Toronto. In 1998 he became Senior Researcher and since 2004 he holds the position of the Director of Research. His research interest focuses on the development and evaluation of advanced immunoassay technologies with emphasis on multi-analyte immunoassays and immunosensors (optical and electrochemical), novel solid supports for bioanalytical applications, surface patterning and nanostructuring methodologies for protein, DNA and cell arrays, novel labels to improve the analytical sensitivity of immunoassays and development of novel miniaturized diagnostic tools. He is/was responsible and/or participated in numerous National and EU funded projects related mainly to the development of sensors for simultaneous determination of clinical, environmental and food-safety related analytes based on optical biosensors, as well as on the development of materials and methods for micro/nano patterning of surfaces for bioanalytical applications. He has organized and was member of the organizing committee of several national and international conferences, he is a member of the Editorial board of Biosensors (MDPI), and is regular reviewer in journals including Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Sensors and Actuators B, Analytical Chemistry, Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Microelectronic engineering, Colloids & Interfaces B: Biointerfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Talanta, Scientific Reports, Biosensors, Sensors, Processes, Micromachines, Toxins, etc.

Professor Michael Thompson

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, ON M5S 3H6, Canada

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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 immunochemical and nucleic acid interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. Recently, scanning Kelvin nanoprobe detection has been introduced which offers the multiplexed detection of biochemical phenomena. 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.

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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 immunochemical and nucleic acid interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. Recently, scanning Kelvin nanoprobe detection has been introduced which offers the multiplexed detection of biochemical phenomena. 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.

Professor Lai-Kwan Chau

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Chung Cheng University 168 University Road, Minhsiung, Chiayi, Taiwan, China

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Prof. Lai-Kwan Chau graduated with B.Sc. in chemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980, M.Sc. in chemistry from University of Houston in 1984, and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University in 1990. From 1990 to 1994, he worked as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona. From 1994 to 1995, he moved to the Center of Bioengineering, University of Washington as a sensior fellow. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Chung Cheng University (CCU) in 1995 and became a Professor in 2003. He had been Director of the Center for Nano Bio-Detection, Chair of the Department of of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dean of the College of Science, CCU. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and 5 book chapters and also served as an editor of a book. He has 56 patents granted and received numerous awards in international invention competitions.

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Prof. Lai-Kwan Chau graduated with B.Sc. in chemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980, M.Sc. in chemistry from University of Houston in 1984, and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Iowa State University in 1990. From 1990 to 1994, he worked as an assistant research scientist in the Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona. From 1994 to 1995, he moved to the Center of Bioengineering, University of Washington as a sensior fellow. He joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, National Chung Cheng University (CCU) in 1995 and became a Professor in 2003. He had been Director of the Center for Nano Bio-Detection, Chair of the Department of of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dean of the College of Science, CCU. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and 5 book chapters and also served as an editor of a book. He has 56 patents granted and received numerous awards in international invention competitions.

Prof. Dr. Pietro Ferraro

ISASI CNR, Institute of Applied Sciences & Intelligent Systems “E. Caianiello”, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli, Italy

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Pietro Ferraro received the doctor of Physics degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy, in 1987. Soon after he joined Aeritalia-Alenia Aeronautics (the major Aerospace company in Italy) as researcher to develop applied research in Optical Non-Destructive Testing of carbon fiber materials. He has worked on a number of areas in optics research ranging from laser interferometry, holography for optical characterization of materials, components and devices, including MEMS, etc. ), optical fiber sensors, holographic lithography, micro- and nano- structuring of ferroelectric optical crystals (LiNbO3) for application in photonics, photorefractivity, quantitative phase-contrast microscopy by digital holography for in-vivo cells investigation, 3D imaging and display either with visible and IR laser light. In addition he is leading his group in optical microdevices and instrumentations development based on LiNbO3 such as phase-array, point-diffraction-interferometer, microfluidic structures.

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Pietro Ferraro received the doctor of Physics degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy, in 1987. Soon after he joined Aeritalia-Alenia Aeronautics (the major Aerospace company in Italy) as researcher to develop applied research in Optical Non-Destructive Testing of carbon fiber materials. He has worked on a number of areas in optics research ranging from laser interferometry, holography for optical characterization of materials, components and devices, including MEMS, etc. ), optical fiber sensors, holographic lithography, micro- and nano- structuring of ferroelectric optical crystals (LiNbO3) for application in photonics, photorefractivity, quantitative phase-contrast microscopy by digital holography for in-vivo cells investigation, 3D imaging and display either with visible and IR laser light. In addition he is leading his group in optical microdevices and instrumentations development based on LiNbO3 such as phase-array, point-diffraction-interferometer, microfluidic structures.

Dr. Hideaki Nakamura

Department of Liberal Arts, Tokyo University of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

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In 1998 he was awarded a Ph.D. in engineering from The University of Tokyo for his research development on an automatic chemiluminescence flow injection analysis system (ACL-FIA) biosensors for phosphate ion in natural water. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Tokyo University of Technology. To this day, he has developed many biosensor chip designs, mainly for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). He has applied for 173 patents, 63 of which have been registered in Japan. As the other works in clinical fields, he also developed a self-sterilizing lancet, needle-integrated SMBG biosensor chips, a micromachined CL-FIA biosensor, and an enzyme-chromogenic surface plasmon resonance biosensor probe, etc. As the works in food analyses, he developed ferricyanide chronoamperometric total antioxidant capacity assay methods for vegetables and green tea, and a yeast double mediator method for alcohol. As the works in environmental fields, he supported the practical use of agricultural soil microbial biosensor “Soil Dock™” for the first time in the world. As the other works in the environmental fields, he studied a new concept toxicity assay for simultaneous qualitative and quantitative analyses based on multiple indexes from the wave shape of damped metabolic oscillation induced in living yeast cells. He also developed yeast double mediator biochips for BOD, spectrophotometric BOD methods, and a chemiluminometric BOD method. As a guest editor of Biosensors, he published a special issue of “Dedication to the TUT President Dr. Isao Karube: Microbial Biosensors" in 2021. As the second issue, he is now preparing “Microbial Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring", and the detail will be opened in Biosensors journal site soon.

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In 1998 he was awarded a Ph.D. in engineering from The University of Tokyo for his research development on an automatic chemiluminescence flow injection analysis system (ACL-FIA) biosensors for phosphate ion in natural water. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Tokyo University of Technology. To this day, he has developed many biosensor chip designs, mainly for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). He has applied for 173 patents, 63 of which have been registered in Japan. As the other works in clinical fields, he also developed a self-sterilizing lancet, needle-integrated SMBG biosensor chips, a micromachined CL-FIA biosensor, and an enzyme-chromogenic surface plasmon resonance biosensor probe, etc. As the works in food analyses, he developed ferricyanide chronoamperometric total antioxidant capacity assay methods for vegetables and green tea, and a yeast double mediator method for alcohol. As the works in environmental fields, he supported the practical use of agricultural soil microbial biosensor “Soil Dock™” for the first time in the world. As the other works in the environmental fields, he studied a new concept toxicity assay for simultaneous qualitative and quantitative analyses based on multiple indexes from the wave shape of damped metabolic oscillation induced in living yeast cells. He also developed yeast double mediator biochips for BOD, spectrophotometric BOD methods, and a chemiluminometric BOD method. As a guest editor of Biosensors, he published a special issue of “Dedication to the TUT President Dr. Isao Karube: Microbial Biosensors" in 2021. As the second issue, he is now preparing “Microbial Biosensors for Environmental Monitoring", and the detail will be opened in Biosensors journal site soon.

Professor Jing Wei

School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

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Jing Wei is currently a professor of School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Fudan University in 2013 with the supervision of Prof. Zhao Dongyuan and B. S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in 2008. Then He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Monash University with the supervision of Prof. Wang Huanting and Prof. Simon George from 2013 to 2016. In October 2016, He joined Xi'an Jiaotong University as a professor. His research interests include the synthesis of nanoporous materials via self-assembly technique, as well as the application of nanoporous materials in catalysis and sensor. He has published 80 peer-reviewed journal papers with total citations over 6000 times. He is a member of the editorial board of Biosensors (MDPI).

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Jing Wei is currently a professor of School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University. He received his Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Fudan University in 2013 with the supervision of Prof. Zhao Dongyuan and B. S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University in 2008. Then He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Monash University with the supervision of Prof. Wang Huanting and Prof. Simon George from 2013 to 2016. In October 2016, He joined Xi'an Jiaotong University as a professor. His research interests include the synthesis of nanoporous materials via self-assembly technique, as well as the application of nanoporous materials in catalysis and sensor. He has published 80 peer-reviewed journal papers with total citations over 6000 times. He is a member of the editorial board of Biosensors (MDPI).

Dr. Alisa Rudnitskaya

CESAM and Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal

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Alisa Rudnitskaya graduated in Chemistry at the Saint Petersburg State University in 1993. She received PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1997 at the same university. She is currently a researcher at the Chemistry Department and Associate Laboratory CESAM at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her research activity is focused on development of chemical sensors and biosensors, sensing materials, multisensor system for liquid analysis – electronic tongues, hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics. On the above topics she contributed more than 300 including 93 articles international peer-reviewed journals and 7 book chapters (h-index is 33, ISI Web of Science). She participated in several national and international projects and currently she is coordinating two national projects, “Automatic detection of toxin microalgae using optical and hyperspectarl microscopic images” and “Bioelectronic tongue for the detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in bivavles”. She served as a reviewer for the evaluation of international projects such as H2020-FETOPEN, ERC Starting grants and EEA Grants - Collaborative Research Projects undertaken by researchers from Romania and EFTA States. She serves as member of the editorial board Biosensors (MDPI) and Sensors (MDPI) journals.

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Alisa Rudnitskaya graduated in Chemistry at the Saint Petersburg State University in 1993. She received PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1997 at the same university. She is currently a researcher at the Chemistry Department and Associate Laboratory CESAM at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her research activity is focused on development of chemical sensors and biosensors, sensing materials, multisensor system for liquid analysis – electronic tongues, hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics. On the above topics she contributed more than 300 including 93 articles international peer-reviewed journals and 7 book chapters (h-index is 33, ISI Web of Science). She participated in several national and international projects and currently she is coordinating two national projects, “Automatic detection of toxin microalgae using optical and hyperspectarl microscopic images” and “Bioelectronic tongue for the detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in bivavles”. She served as a reviewer for the evaluation of international projects such as H2020-FETOPEN, ERC Starting grants and EEA Grants - Collaborative Research Projects undertaken by researchers from Romania and EFTA States. She serves as member of the editorial board Biosensors (MDPI) and Sensors (MDPI) journals.

Professor Fabio Di Francesco

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Via Moruzzi, 13 - I-56124 PISA, Italy

DETAILS

Fabio Di Francesco, graduated in physics and received a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Pisa in 2000. After six years at the Institute of Clinical Physiology (National Council of Research), he joined the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa, where he is at present associate professor and qualified for full professor. His research activity is mainly focused on the development of chemical and physical sensors, wearable sensor systems, and the identification of chemical markers in breath, saliva and sweat for the diagnosis of disease and the monitoring of health conditions. He published 90 papers on international peer-review journals, 22 conference papers, 4 book chapters, 150 contributions to congress and conference, 6 patents, and he is member of the Editorial Board of Biosensors and associate editor of the Journal of Breath Research (h-index 27, 2238 citations). In the sensor field, he contributed to seven European ICT projects under the 5th, 6th, 7th Framework programmes and Horizon 2020. At present, his research group is involved in Sense-Risc (funding entity: INAIL), SEMPRE (funding entity: Fondazione Pisa), Smooth (funding entity: Regione Toscana, POR FESR 2014-2020), Potion (funding entity: European Commission, FET-H2020). Overall, he attracted research funds for more than 3 M€ in the last five years.

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Fabio Di Francesco, graduated in physics and received a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Pisa in 2000. After six years at the Institute of Clinical Physiology (National Council of Research), he joined the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa, where he is at present associate professor and qualified for full professor. His research activity is mainly focused on the development of chemical and physical sensors, wearable sensor systems, and the identification of chemical markers in breath, saliva and sweat for the diagnosis of disease and the monitoring of health conditions. He published 90 papers on international peer-review journals, 22 conference papers, 4 book chapters, 150 contributions to congress and conference, 6 patents, and he is member of the Editorial Board of Biosensors and associate editor of the Journal of Breath Research (h-index 27, 2238 citations). In the sensor field, he contributed to seven European ICT projects under the 5th, 6th, 7th Framework programmes and Horizon 2020. At present, his research group is involved in Sense-Risc (funding entity: INAIL), SEMPRE (funding entity: Fondazione Pisa), Smooth (funding entity: Regione Toscana, POR FESR 2014-2020), Potion (funding entity: European Commission, FET-H2020). Overall, he attracted research funds for more than 3 M€ in the last five years.

Professor Arnaud Buhot

IRIG-DIESE-SyMMES, UMR 5819 (Uni. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS), 17 Rue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France

DETAILS

Arnaud Buhot is a senior researcher at SyMMES laboratory in France since 20 years. His research activities aim at the conception, development, applications and fundamental comprehension of biosensors with special focus on Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging detection and bio-molecular recognition (aptamers, peptides, etc). More particularly, he is working on optoelectronic noses and tongues, aptamer biosensors for blood biomarkers or small molecules detection and single molecules detection by functionalized nanopores.

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Arnaud Buhot is a senior researcher at SyMMES laboratory in France since 20 years. His research activities aim at the conception, development, applications and fundamental comprehension of biosensors with special focus on Surface Plasmon Resonance imaging detection and bio-molecular recognition (aptamers, peptides, etc). More particularly, he is working on optoelectronic noses and tongues, aptamer biosensors for blood biomarkers or small molecules detection and single molecules detection by functionalized nanopores.

Dr. Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault

Institute of Analytical Sciences, University of Lyon, Lyon, France

DETAILS

Dr. Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault received her engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris, in 1971 and the Doctorat d’Etat és Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris in 1976. She is Emeritus Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, past president of the chemical micro sensor club (CMC2), president of the Analytical Division and member of the administrative council of the French Chemical Society. She was decorated as Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit. Her research activities in the Institute of Analytical Sciences, include conception and design of (bio)chemical sensors and their integration in microsystems. She coordinates several European and national projects for the development of microsystems for biomedical and environmental monitoring and for food safety. She published more than 560 papers with more than 11400 citations (H index: 53).

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Dr. Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault received her engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris, in 1971 and the Doctorat d’Etat és Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris in 1976. She is Emeritus Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, past president of the chemical micro sensor club (CMC2), president of the Analytical Division and member of the administrative council of the French Chemical Society. She was decorated as Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit. Her research activities in the Institute of Analytical Sciences, include conception and design of (bio)chemical sensors and their integration in microsystems. She coordinates several European and national projects for the development of microsystems for biomedical and environmental monitoring and for food safety. She published more than 560 papers with more than 11400 citations (H index: 53).

Dr. Roberto Pilloton

Istituto di Cristallografia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Salaria km29,3,00015 Monterotondo, Rome, Italy

DETAILS

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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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.

Dr. Robert Horvath

Nanobiosensorics Laboratory, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1120 Budapest, Hungary

DETAILS

As the head of the Nanobiosensorics Laboratory in Budapest, he and his team are focusing on the development and application of highly sensitive label-free biosensors (OWLS, GCI, RWG, QCM-I) for small molecule and living cell kinetic analysis and combining these technologies with single cell manipulation techniques (FluidFM BOT, computer controlled micropipette). They first calibrated a waveguide sensor signal to cell adhesion force for unprecedented high-throughput single-cell adhesion force measurements of large cell populations, and first demonstrated the in-depth kinetic analysis of ion binding to proteins using grating coupled interferometry. Mathematical modeling of the kinetic label-free signals is an important part of their research using novel software tools made available for the wider scientific community. For example, using novel biosensing methodologies, they first demonstrated the role of cellular glycocalyx in cancer cell adhesion speed and strength with detailed kinetic analysis and integrin-RGD binding constant measurements in intact, unlabelled living cells. Before returning to Hungary, Robert Horvath was working at Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark and at Cranfield University, England as Talent Project Award holder and Marie Curie Fellow, respectively.

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As the head of the Nanobiosensorics Laboratory in Budapest, he and his team are focusing on the development and application of highly sensitive label-free biosensors (OWLS, GCI, RWG, QCM-I) for small molecule and living cell kinetic analysis and combining these technologies with single cell manipulation techniques (FluidFM BOT, computer controlled micropipette). They first calibrated a waveguide sensor signal to cell adhesion force for unprecedented high-throughput single-cell adhesion force measurements of large cell populations, and first demonstrated the in-depth kinetic analysis of ion binding to proteins using grating coupled interferometry. Mathematical modeling of the kinetic label-free signals is an important part of their research using novel software tools made available for the wider scientific community. For example, using novel biosensing methodologies, they first demonstrated the role of cellular glycocalyx in cancer cell adhesion speed and strength with detailed kinetic analysis and integrin-RGD binding constant measurements in intact, unlabelled living cells. Before returning to Hungary, Robert Horvath was working at Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark and at Cranfield University, England as Talent Project Award holder and Marie Curie Fellow, respectively.

Dr. Francesco Dell'Olio

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, 70126 Bari, Italy

DETAILS

Francesco Dell'Olio was awarded his MEng in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Information & Communication Technologies in 2005 and 2010 from the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. Since 2019, he has been an Assistant Professor of Electronics at the same University. In January 2015, he obtained the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Associate Professor in Electronics, by unanimous vote of the Commissioners. The research interests of Prof. Dell’Olio include the fields of optoelectronics and photonics, mainly silicon photonics and InP-based photonic integrated circuits. He is currently focused on optoelectronic gyroscopes, integrated microwave photonics, and photonic label-free biosensors. F. Dell'Olio is co-author of 2 books, published by Springer and World Scientific, more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 70 papers published in international conference proceedings, 40 of which are indexed in the Scopus and/or WoS databases. Since 2006, F. Dell'Olio has given approximately 40 oral presentations at international conferences. According to the Scopus database, the total number of citations of F. Dell'Olio’s papers exceeds 2000 (self-citation percentage < 20 %), with an H-index of 23. F. Dell'Olio is a member of the editorial board of the international journals Applied Sciences, Biosensors, Chemosensors, and Journal of Sensors , and has served as guest editor for several special issues. Currently, F. Dell'Olio is a reviewer for many international journals in the field of optoelectronics and photonics. Since 2016 F. Dell'Olio has been the scientific director of two research projects funded by the University Research Fund of the Polytechnic University of Bari. Since 2016, F. Dell'Olio has been a lecturer in Digital Electronics (6ECTS) on the BEng in Aerospace Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari. Since 2020, he has been a lecturer in Lab-on-chip devices (3 ECTS) at the PhD School - Polytechnic University of Bari.

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Francesco Dell'Olio was awarded his MEng in Electronic Engineering and PhD in Information & Communication Technologies in 2005 and 2010 from the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. Since 2019, he has been an Assistant Professor of Electronics at the same University. In January 2015, he obtained the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Associate Professor in Electronics, by unanimous vote of the Commissioners. The research interests of Prof. Dell’Olio include the fields of optoelectronics and photonics, mainly silicon photonics and InP-based photonic integrated circuits. He is currently focused on optoelectronic gyroscopes, integrated microwave photonics, and photonic label-free biosensors. F. Dell'Olio is co-author of 2 books, published by Springer and World Scientific, more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 70 papers published in international conference proceedings, 40 of which are indexed in the Scopus and/or WoS databases. Since 2006, F. Dell'Olio has given approximately 40 oral presentations at international conferences. According to the Scopus database, the total number of citations of F. Dell'Olio’s papers exceeds 2000 (self-citation percentage < 20 %), with an H-index of 23. F. Dell'Olio is a member of the editorial board of the international journals Applied Sciences, Biosensors, Chemosensors, and Journal of Sensors , and has served as guest editor for several special issues. Currently, F. Dell'Olio is a reviewer for many international journals in the field of optoelectronics and photonics. Since 2016 F. Dell'Olio has been the scientific director of two research projects funded by the University Research Fund of the Polytechnic University of Bari. Since 2016, F. Dell'Olio has been a lecturer in Digital Electronics (6ECTS) on the BEng in Aerospace Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bari. Since 2020, he has been a lecturer in Lab-on-chip devices (3 ECTS) at the PhD School - Polytechnic University of Bari.

Professor Tibor Hianik

Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

DETAILS

Prof. Tibor Hianik, D.Sc. defended his PhD thesis in 1979 and D.Sc. thesis in 1987 at Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 1989 he has been full professor of Biophysics at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Currently is Head of Biophysics Laboratory of the Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics. The field of his interests involves development of electrochemical and acoustic biosensors, nanomaterials, biophysics of biomembranes and model membranes. As a co-ordinator or principal investigator participated on several EU funded projects. He is member of editorial board of Bioelectrochemistry (Elsevier), Sensors, Biosensors (MDPI), Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Moscow) and General Physiology and Biophysics (Bratislava). He is co-author of more than 230 papers in the leading international journals, two monographs and several book chapters.

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Prof. Tibor Hianik, D.Sc. defended his PhD thesis in 1979 and D.Sc. thesis in 1987 at Faculty of Physics of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 1989 he has been full professor of Biophysics at Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Currently is Head of Biophysics Laboratory of the Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics. The field of his interests involves development of electrochemical and acoustic biosensors, nanomaterials, biophysics of biomembranes and model membranes. As a co-ordinator or principal investigator participated on several EU funded projects. He is member of editorial board of Bioelectrochemistry (Elsevier), Sensors, Biosensors (MDPI), Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (Moscow) and General Physiology and Biophysics (Bratislava). He is co-author of more than 230 papers in the leading international journals, two monographs and several book chapters.

Professor Danila Moscone

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

DETAILS

Prof. Danila Moscone is Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Chemical and Technology Department of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She is involved for more than thirty years in the field of biosensors and is expert in electrochemical biosensor assembling, their analytical evaluation and application for solving real analytical problems. Her more recent interests concern sensors modification with nanomaterials and the realization of “all-in-one” paper-based electrochemical and optical devices and wearable (bio)sensors. She is a member of ACS and SCI, and Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Her scientific activity is summarised in 214 papers and chapters on books on International and National scientific journals, 5 patents and more than 500 oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings. Her actual H-index is 55, with 8826 citations (2021 Aug, Scopus).

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Prof. Danila Moscone is Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Chemical and Technology Department of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She is involved for more than thirty years in the field of biosensors and is expert in electrochemical biosensor assembling, their analytical evaluation and application for solving real analytical problems. Her more recent interests concern sensors modification with nanomaterials and the realization of “all-in-one” paper-based electrochemical and optical devices and wearable (bio)sensors. She is a member of ACS and SCI, and Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Her scientific activity is summarised in 214 papers and chapters on books on International and National scientific journals, 5 patents and more than 500 oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings. Her actual H-index is 55, with 8826 citations (2021 Aug, Scopus).

Dr. Xiaohong Zhou

School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DETAILS

Dr. Xiaohong Zhou received her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2007. After two years of postdoctoral research, she started her own independent career in the School of Environment at the Tsinghua University in 2009. She is currently an associate professor with research interests in understanding of functional nucleic acid and their application as biosensing, optical biosensors for environmental monitoring, effect-directed analysis of environmental contaminants. Dr Zhou has published more than 80 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers with an H-index of 23, including publications in the Nature communications, Advanced Functional Materials, Light: Science and Applications, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, ACS Applied Materials and Interface, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Communications, and more than 50 conference papers, including 8 invited papers at international conferences. She is also an international scientific peer reviewer of grant applications for 2 countries. Research in her lab has resulted in more than 10 chinese patents as well as successful products in environmental monitoring (http://www.jq-environ.com/).

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Dr. Xiaohong Zhou received her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2007. After two years of postdoctoral research, she started her own independent career in the School of Environment at the Tsinghua University in 2009. She is currently an associate professor with research interests in understanding of functional nucleic acid and their application as biosensing, optical biosensors for environmental monitoring, effect-directed analysis of environmental contaminants. Dr Zhou has published more than 80 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers with an H-index of 23, including publications in the Nature communications, Advanced Functional Materials, Light: Science and Applications, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, ACS Applied Materials and Interface, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Communications, and more than 50 conference papers, including 8 invited papers at international conferences. She is also an international scientific peer reviewer of grant applications for 2 countries. Research in her lab has resulted in more than 10 chinese patents as well as successful products in environmental monitoring (http://www.jq-environ.com/).

Professor Benoît PIRO

Chemistry Department, University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR 7086 CNRS 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

DETAILS

Benoît PIRO, 48 y.o., H-factor 37, 4500+ 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). He is developing activities related to printed organic electronics, in particular electrolyte-gated OFETs andOECTs adapted to work in aqueous media, which paves the way for applications in the medical and environmental fields. He is a member of the French Printed Organic Electronics Association and administrator of the French Group of Bioelectrochemistry.

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Benoît PIRO, 48 y.o., H-factor 37, 4500+ 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). He is developing activities related to printed organic electronics, in particular electrolyte-gated OFETs andOECTs adapted to work in aqueous media, which paves the way for applications in the medical and environmental fields. He is a member of the French Printed Organic Electronics Association and administrator of the French Group of Bioelectrochemistry.

Dr. Antonio Lanatà

Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

DETAILS

Antonio Lanatà Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Italy. In 2004, He started working at the Bioengineering and Robotics Research Centre “E. Piaggio” in Pisa, and, in 2020, He joined the University of Florence. His research interests include designing and implementing wearable systems for physiological monitoring and statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal processing. Applications of his research include the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders, human/animal/robot interaction. He is the author of more than 120 international scientific contributions in these fields published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, books and book chapters. He has been involved in several international research projects of the European collaborative project. He has also been a work-package/task leader in several EU projects, including H2020-POTION-FETPROACT-01-2018, H2020-PHC-2015-689691-NEVERMIND, FP7-PSYCHE, FP7-CEEDS, and FP6-2004-IST-4-026987 PROETEX. He has been presenter, also as invited speaker, in several international conferences. Prof. Lanatà is currently serving as a reviewer to many international journals and research funding agencies and a member of Program and Scientific Committees of yearly international conferences such as GLOBAL HEALTH, e-Health, ICT4AWE. He is Associate Editor of several International Journal such as Frontiers Bionics and Biomimetics, MDPI Bioengineering, Bioelectronics, Biosensors, Algorithms, Electronics, Animals, The Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal. He has also been Associate Editor of several Special Issues published in different international journals.

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Antonio Lanatà Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Italy. In 2004, He started working at the Bioengineering and Robotics Research Centre “E. Piaggio” in Pisa, and, in 2020, He joined the University of Florence. His research interests include designing and implementing wearable systems for physiological monitoring and statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal processing. Applications of his research include the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders, human/animal/robot interaction. He is the author of more than 120 international scientific contributions in these fields published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, books and book chapters. He has been involved in several international research projects of the European collaborative project. He has also been a work-package/task leader in several EU projects, including H2020-POTION-FETPROACT-01-2018, H2020-PHC-2015-689691-NEVERMIND, FP7-PSYCHE, FP7-CEEDS, and FP6-2004-IST-4-026987 PROETEX. He has been presenter, also as invited speaker, in several international conferences. Prof. Lanatà is currently serving as a reviewer to many international journals and research funding agencies and a member of Program and Scientific Committees of yearly international conferences such as GLOBAL HEALTH, e-Health, ICT4AWE. He is Associate Editor of several International Journal such as Frontiers Bionics and Biomimetics, MDPI Bioengineering, Bioelectronics, Biosensors, Algorithms, Electronics, Animals, The Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal. He has also been Associate Editor of several Special Issues published in different international journals.

Event 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 winner selected for this award, the winner will receive a certificate and 500 CHF.
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 2022;

  • 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]

Ms. Gem Yao
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-Mail: [email protected]

Sponsoring Opportunities

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

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering at www.sciforum.net and using the "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 October 2021.
  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 2022. All authors will be notified by 14 December 2021 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 14 January 2022.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on the IECB2022 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference on 14–18 February 2022.
  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.

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.

IECB2022Latex. 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 14 January 2022.

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

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