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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Biosensors

Part of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biosensors series
14–18 Feb 2022

Wearable Biosensors, Implantable Biosensors, Lab-on-a-chip, POCT, Green Chemistry, Bionanotechnology and Nanomaterials, Microfluidics
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IECB 2022 has now come to a close!

A huge thank you to our Chairs, Committee Members, Speakers, Sponsors, and Participants, for making this conference a great success!
The recordings of live sessions are available on the website. Feel free to watch them.
Electronic Certificates of Attendance are available upon request. Please email the conference secretariat to receive yours.
You 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.
See you all at the next edition!

Winners Announcement ------ Best Paper Award & Best Poster Award

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Paper and Best Poster Award.

The Best Paper Award has been granted to:

Fast and accurate determination of minute Ochratoxin A levels in flours: towards the application at the field

https://sciforum.net/paper/view/12270

Chrysoula-Evangelia Karachaliou, Georgios Koukouvinos, Katerina Pissaridi, Dimitris Ladikos, Dimitris Goustouridis, Ioannis Raptis, Evangelia Livaniou, Sotirios Kakabakos, Panagiota Petrou

The Best Poster Award has been granted to:

Biosensor for Electrochemical Detection of Amphetamine in Street Samples Using an innovative nanoMIPs-based Sensor

https://sciforum.net/paper/view/12280

Florina Truta, Mihaela Tertis, Alvaro Garcia Cruz, Cecilia Cristea, Elena Piletska, Sergey Piletsky, Karolien De Wael

Each contribution will receive 500 CHF, We would like to congratulate the winners on their accomplishments.

List of accepted submissions (29)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-055684 Development of an epidermal microfluidic-based patch with an integrated all-carbon electrochemical sensor for glucose monitoring in sweat , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-055871 Application of Optical and Acoustic Methods for Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using DNA Aptamers as Receptors , , , , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-054543 Computational and experimental investigation of microfluidic chamber designs for DNA biosensors

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Submitted: 31 Oct 2021

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sciforum-055542 Surface acoustic wave resonators for milk analysis



Submitted: 26 Nov 2021

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sciforum-049427 Colorimetric and visual determination of hydrogen peroxide and glucose by applying paper-based closed bipolar electrochemistry

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Submitted: 07 Aug 2021

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IECB 2022 | Live Session

Welcome! You are invited to join in IECB 2022 | Live Session.

It is totally free to attend. You only need to register for the live session you want to join in. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards.

  • One session is on 17 February 2022 at CET 3:00pm . You register by clicking the button:
  • The other is on 18 February 2022 at CET 3:00pm. You register by clicking this button:

Live Session Program

There will be two live sessions, held on 17 Feb 2022 at 3:00pm and 18 Feb 2022 at 3:00pm.

The detailed program is listed below. Please keep updated with this.

IECB 2022 | Live Session 1 17 Feb 2022 at 3:00pm
Chaired by Professor Benoît PIRO

TIME

CETCentral European Time

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:05

chair

Introduction

15:05-15:25

Prof. Dr. Cecilia Cristea

Nanomaterials - important building blocks in advanced sensing systems

15:25-15:45

Prof. Dr. Marimuthu Palaniswami

AI driven Neurological Disorder Monitoring using Wearable Sensors

15:45-16:05

Dr. Panagiota Petrou

Monolithically integrated label-free optical immunosensos

16:05-16:25

Prof. Dr. Electra Gizeli

Acoustic wave biosensors for application in health-care and agro/food safety

16:25-16:35

Break

16:35-16:55

Dr. Mara Mirasoli

Chemiluminescence biosensors brighten up the way for space exploration

16:55-17:10

Dr. Amir Hatamie

Subcellular electroanalysis reveals dynamic of exocytosis events at diabetic and non-diabetic beta cells is different and might be connected to the yield of insulin secretion

17:10-17:30

Dr. Larysa Baraban

Nanosensors assisted development of the immunotherapy

Discussion and Q&A

IECB 2022 | Live Session 2 18 Feb 2022 at 3:00pm
Chaired by Professor Eden Morales-Narváez

CET

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:05

chair

Introduction

15:05-15:25

Prof. Dr. Roger Narayan

Additive manufacturing for transdermal biosensor applications

15:25-15:45

Prof. Stefano Cinti

Humble materials for creating smart (bio)sensors: paper-based and more

15:45-16:05

Prof. Dr. Omer T Inan (recorded video)

Wearable Acoustics & Vibration Sensing for Human Health & Performance

16:05-16:25

Dr. Woon-Hong Yeo

Smart and Connected Wearable Bioelectronics for Advancing Human Healthcare

16:25-16:35

Break

16:35-16:55

Dr. Mohammad Qasaimeh

Multiphysics Probe for Spatiotemporal Cytoplasmic Biopsy of Single Adherent Cells

16:55-17:15

Dr. Masato Maesako

Novel FRET-based biosensors for the spatiotemporal recording of γ-secretase activity in live cells

17:15-17:35

Dr. Andrea Idili

Real-time, high-frequency monitoring of clinically relevant targets in situ in the living body of animals using electrochemical aptamer-based (EAB) sensors

Discussion and Q&A


IECB 2022 | Live Session Recordings

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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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Professor Fabio Di Francesco

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Roger Narayan

Joint UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

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Dr. Roger Narayan is a Distinguished Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over two hundred publications as well as several book chapters on processing of biomedical materials. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several academic journals, including as associate editor of Applied Physics Reviews (AIP Publishing). Dr. Narayan has also edited several books, including the textbook Biomedical Materials, Second Edition (Springer), the handbook Materials for Medical Devices (ASM International), and the Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering (Elsevier). He has previously served as director of the TMS Functional Materials Division, the ASM International Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee, and the American Ceramic Society Bioceramics Division. As the 2016-7 ASME Swanson Fellow, Dr. Narayan worked with America Makes, the US national additive manufacturing institute, on several activities to disseminate additive manufacturing technology, including the development of an workforce/education/outreach roadmap for additive manufacturing, and the development of a repository containing educational materials related to additive manufacturing. Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has been elected as Fellow of AAAS, ASME, ASM International, AIMBE, and American Ceramic Society.

Professor Stefano Cinti

University of Naples Federico II Department of Pharmacy, Napoli, Italy

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Prof. Dr. Omer T Inan

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

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Omer Inan is the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in Bioscience and Bioengineering, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. From 2009-2013, he was the Chief Engineer at Countryman Associates, Inc., a professional audio manufacturer of miniature microphones and high-end audio products for Broadway theaters, theme parks, and broadcast networks. His research focuses on non-invasive physiological sensing and modulation for human health and performance, and is funded by DARPA, NSF, ONR, NIH, CDC, and industry. He has published more than 250 technical articles in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, and has nine issued patents. He has received several major awards for his research including the NSF CAREER award, the ONR Young Investigator award, and the IEEE Sensors Council Early Career award. He also received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars). While at Stanford as an undergraduate, he was the school record holder and a three-time NCAA All-American in the discus throw.

Dr. Mara Mirasoli

Department of Chemistry “Giacomo Ciamician”, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Prof. Dr. Cecilia Cristea

Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy 4, Louis Pasteur St., Cluj-Napoca, 400349 Cluj, Romania

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Dr. Cecilia Cristea is full professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Faculty of Pharmacy of the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She also graduated the Faculty of Chemistry from Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca. After receiving her PhD in Chemistry from Rennes 1 University, France and Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania and her post doctoral research stays in Sherbrook University, Canada, her main field of interest changed from organic electrosynthesis to electrochemical and optical biosensors, screen printed electrodes design, immuno and aptasensors development for pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, molecularly imprinted polymers based sensors, wearable sensors, targeted drug delivery by electrodriven techniques, hyphenated techniques.

Dr. Woon-Hong Yeo

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Wallace Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

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Dr. Yeo is a Woodruff Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Human-Centric Interfaces and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the areas of nano-/microengineering, advanced soft materials, molecular interactions, and bio-electromechanical systems, with an emphasis on stretchable hybrid electronics. Dr. Yeo received his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011. From 2011-2013, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Yeo has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, including many in top-quality journals, including Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, and Science Advances. Dr. Yeo is an IEEE Senior Member and a recipient of a number of awards, including the IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award, Imlay Innovation Award, Lucy G. Moses Lectureship Award - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sensors Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Innovative Project Award, and Outstanding Yonsei Scholar Award.

Prof. Dr. Elba Mauriz

Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of León, León, Spain

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Elba Mauriz graduated in Nursing and Environmental Sciences at the University of León, Spain. She received the Ph.D. in 2006 with the cum laude mention for her research at the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (Madrid, Spain). She is serving as Assistant Professor at Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy of the University of León since 2016. Her research interests include the development of analytical biosensing applications for the early detection of analytes related to medical diagnosis and food safety such as pathogens, toxins and drugs at the Institute of Food Science and Technology (University of León, Spain). She is currently working on the analytical characterization of biomolecular interactions using different types of recognition elements (antibodies, aptamers, living cells). She is the author of more than 40 international scientific contributions in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters (1060 citations; h-index=16, 17 Sept. Scopus). She has participated in R&D&I projects funded in competitive tenders by public or private bodies (5 of them from European Union funding programs) and several R&D&I contracts, agreements or projects with companies. She has acted as a reviewer in more than 30 different international journals and research funding agencies. She is Associate Editor of several International Journals and has also served as Guest Editor of several Special Issues.

Dr. Amir Hatamie

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Kemivägen 10, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden

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Amir Hatami, senior researcher at department of chemistry and molecular biology university of Gothenburg, Gothenburg-Sweden. He graduated in analytical chemistry in 2014 from University of Shahid Chamran, Iran. Then, He joined the Nanotechnology group-sharif university-Iran, after that, he was awarded the Wallenburg Fellowship-Sweden in 2017-2019 and the now Mari-curie fellowship grant- 2020 at Gothenburg university-Sweden in Prof. Andrew Ewing group. The research interests are in nanosensor materials, Nano-micro-macro-scales sensors, nanomaterials. He is author of 33 scientific publications and 5 review papers, 2 invited speaker, 1 book-chapters, co-organizer of 2 scientific meetings, a guest editor of Biosensors journal, member of international scientific societies (Swedish Chemical Society, International Electrochemical Society (ISE), Iranian Society of Chemistry).

Prof. Dr. Electra Gizeli

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH, 70013 Heraklion, Greece

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Electra Gizeli has a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, M.Sc. from University College London, U.K. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, U.K. In 1995 she received a BBSRC Junior Research Fellowship and established her group on Acoustic Biosensors at the Univ. of Cambridge. Since 2003 she has been at the Univ. of Crete, Dept. of Biology, Greece where, currently, she is a Full Professor and an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH. She is the author/co-author of over 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters, 2 edited volumes and 4 patents. She is internationally recognized for her work on acoustic biosensors; lab-on-chip platforms for food-borne pathogens detection and development of molecular biology tools for the point-of-care. Her group is innovation-driven, with several International recognitions on Innovative research. The successful translation of lab-based research findings to real-world application has led to the creation of two spin off companies, one of which is already in the market. She has been the coordinator of 5 EU-funded grants, 2 HFSP and several national ones. Overall, she has attracted a total funding of >20M€ (7.3Μ€ for her lab). Prestigious international awards and honours include the Leviner Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Award and an Adjunct Professorship at Marquette University, USA. Since 2016 she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Research keywords Biosensors (acoustic and optical); integrated analysis; lab-on-chip; acoustic detection of ctDNA; Liquid Biopsy; molecular diagnostic platforms at the point-of-care; SARS-CoV-2 /Influenza detection

Prof. Dr. Marimuthu Palaniswami

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC - 3010, Australia

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Wearable devices for real time monitoring of neurological disorders
Bio
Marimuthu Palaniswami is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He serves as the Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director/Convener of a large ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) at the University of Melbourne with about 100 researchers on various interdisciplinary projects. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia, before joining the University of Melbourne. Previously, he was a Co-Director of the Centre of Expertise on Networked Decision & Sensor Systems. He served on various international boards and advisory committees, including a panel member for National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published more than 550 refereed journal and conference papers, including three books, ten edited volumes. The Ministry of Education, Japan, awarded him a Foreign Specialist Award in recognition of his contributions to Machine Learning and communications. He received the University of Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Excellence Award and Commendation Awards. He served as an associate editor for Journals/transactions, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence for Finance. He is editor of the Journal of Medical, Biological Engineering and Computing and the Subject Editor for the International Journal on Distributed Sensor Networks. Through his research, he supported various start-ups, local and international companies. As an international investigator, he actively participated in FP6, FP7 and H2020 initiatives in smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT). He founded the IEEE international conference series on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing (ISSNIP) to enhance outreach and research capacity. He served as General Chair for over 15 IEEE and IEEE sponsored Conferences. He has given several keynotes/plenary talks in sensor networks, IoT and machine learning. His research interests include Smart Sensors and Sensor Networks, Machine Learning, IoT and Biome

Dr. Panagiota Petrou

Immunoassay/Immunosensors Lab, Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy and Safety, NCSR “Demokritos”, 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece

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Panagiota Petrou obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry both from the University of Athens in 1993 and 2000, respectively. From 2000 to 2001 she was a Post-doctoral fellow in the Institute of Microsystems Technology of Albert-Ludwig University at Freiburg, where she worked on the development of microsystems embodying electrochemical enzyme sensors for continuous analyte monitoring. At the end of 2002, she joined the Institute of Radioisotopes and Radiodiagnostic Products, NCSR “Demokritos” (currently Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Science & Technology, Energy & Safety - INRASTES), where she holds a Director of Research position since 2014 on development of nano/microsystems for bioanalytical applications. Her research activities include the design and development of: a) optical sensors and their application in healthcare, environmental monitoring and food safety sectors, b) advanced bioanalytical microsystems based on optical or electrochemical sensors able for multi-analyte determinations, c) protein and DNA arrays, d) methods for surface chemical modification and biofunctionalization, new solid supports for selective immobilization of proteins and/or cells. She has participated in several EU (BIOMIC/IST-2000-28214, MICROPROTEIN/G5RD-CT-202-00744, TASNANO/FP6-NMP-516865, NEMOSLAB/FP6-ICT-2006-027804, PYTHIA/FP7-ICT-2007-2-224030, FOODSNIFFER/FP7-ICT-2011-8-318319, FOODSCAN FP7-SME/286442) and GSRT funded projects related mainly to the development of microsystems for the simultaneous determination of clinical, environmental or food-safety related analytes based on optical biosensors. She is the author/co-author of 120 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and of more than 200 conference communications. She holds 25 Greek and international patents.

Dr. Mohammad Qasaimeh

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 USA

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Dr. Qasaimeh is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, UAE, and with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at New York University (NYU), New York, USA. He established the Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab) in 2014, and his current research interests include developing microfluidic and MEMS devices for point-of-care diagnostics. Recently, Dr. Qasaimeh was awarded the Technology Innovation Pioneers (TIP) Award during the TIP 2020 Summit. Prior to joining NYUAD, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Qasaimeh completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, where he received several prestigious fellowships and awards including the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Qasaimeh’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications, Small, Advanced Materials Technologies, and Lab on a Chip, and he delivered more than 33 keynote and invited lectures at national and international conferences. Dr. Qasaimeh is actively involved in organizing several local and international conferences, and currently serving as a Co-Chair at the NYU Biomedical and Biosystems Conference series and the Program Chair of the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS). Dr. Qasaimeh is serving as an Associate Editor with the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, a Topic Editor with the journal Biosensors, a Review Editor with the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, and an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports at the Nature Publishing Group.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Andrea Idili

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193 Barcelona, Spain

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Andrea Idili is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with full marks under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Ricci at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2016. During his Ph.D., he did three different visiting research periods (14 months) in the group headed by Prof. Alexis Vallée-Bélisle (University of Montréal, Canada). After one year as a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Prof. Ricci, Dr. Idili did two postdocs in the group of Prof. Kevin Plaxco (University of California Santa Barbara, USA – from 2017 to 2019) and Prof. Arben Merkoci (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain – from 2019 to 2021). His current research focuses on the development of novel DNA-based electrochemical and optical sensors able to support the real-time, continuous monitoring of diagnostically relevant molecules both in vitro and in vivo. The importance of his research is highlighted in more than 30 peer-reviewed papers published in high-impact factor journals, 1 patent, and 2 book chapters. He has received several international/national awards and fellowships in recognition of his work, including the “ISSNAF Awards For Young Investigators 2019” (ISSNAF, USA), the “PROBIST postdoctoral fellowship 2018” (BIST, Spain), the “Honor mention 2014 Primo Levi award” (Italian Chemical Society), and the “Canada-Italy Innovation Award 2013” (Embassy of Canada to Italy).

Dr. Masato Maesako

Alzheimer Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 114, 16th street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA

Dr. Larysa Baraban

Institute for Materials Science and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, Dresden University of Technology, Budapesterstr. 27, 01069 Dresden, Germany

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 30 November 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 20 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 20 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 Engineering Proceedings of the conference free of charge. 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

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).

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