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Molecules Webinar | Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

10 Dec 2021, 11:00 (CET)

Electroanalysis, Enzymatic Biosensors, Functionalization, Surface Modification, Nanomaterials, Deep Eutectic Solvents, Environmental, Food and Pharmaceutical Samples
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Welcome from the Chairs

27th Molecules Webinar

Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

Dear Colleagues,

In the past few years, there has been a great and successful effort made when it comes to developing novel electrochemical sensors and biosensors for targeting a plethora of different analytes. The use of nanomaterials associated with other inter- and intra-disciplinary strategies has been enabling the advanced performance of the sensors and biosensors in terms of sensitivity, selectivity, detection limit, response time, and multiplexing capability. Moreover, the integration of the (bio)sensing devices into electronics-based platforms has also been yielding powerful portable and cost-effective (bio)sensing devices for in loco screening.

Therefore, the goal of the webinar “Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors” is to share experiences and promote debate on new challenges and opportunities regarding the development and application of reliable and fit-for-purpose electrochemical sensors and biosensors.

You are all encouraged to participate!

Simone Morais

Date: 10 December 2021

Time: 11:00am CET | 5:00am EST | 6:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 816 3598 0972

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REQUIMTE–LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Simone Morais has a PhD (1998) in Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto (Portugal). She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal). She develops her research activity at the Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry of the Network of Chemistry and Technology (REQUIMTE), in the fields of Environmental and Analytical Sciences, (Bio)Sensors and Application of Functional Nanostructured Materials. S. Morais co-authored about 160 articles published in international journals with high impact factors (h-index: 34 - Scopus ID 7007053747) and 30 book chapters in international publishers, having supervised several PhD and post-doctoral fellows, and having coordinated and participated in several projects.

Invited Speakers

Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes, Coimbra, Portugal

Christopher Brett is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and is President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 2020–21. After his MA and DPhil in Electrochemistry at the University of Oxford, he spent a year at British Petroleum, London, before moving to Coimbra in 1981. His research interests are related to the development of new materials in electrochemistry and their application in different areas, particularly in sensing. This has included new nanostructured electrode materials and nanomaterials on modified electrodes, the use of electroactive and redox polymers, corrosion and its inhibition, electrochemical aspects of green chemistry, electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Most recently, he has been exploring deep eutectic solvents for the preparation of nanostructured materials with different properties than those made in aqueous media and room temperature ionic liquids for electrochemical sensors and biosensors. Applications have been in environmental, food and pharmaceutical areas, stretching over 300 publications. He is the Director of the Electroanalysis and Corrosion Laboratory, Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra, the technological innovation link between the University of Coimbra and the industrial sector, which provides services in analytical electrochemistry, environmental chemistry and evaluation of corrosion. He is President of the Iberoamerican Society of Electrochemistry 2020–22, was President of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) from 2007–8, and was President of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Portuguese Chemical Society 2018–20.

International Centre of Biodynamics, Bucharest, Romania

Alina Vasilescu received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Bucharest, Romania and University of Perpignan, France, in 2001. After a postdoc at the University of Toronto, Canada, and involvement in both academic and industrial research, she joined the International Centre of Biodynamics in Bucharest, Romania in 2011, where she currently works as a researcher. Her research activity is centred on the development of biosensors for practical applications.

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Time in CET

Prof. Dr. Simone Morais


11:00 - 11:05 am

Prof. Dr. Christopher Brett

Recent Trends in Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors

11:05 - 11:50 am

Q&A Session

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Alina Vasilescu

Overcoming the Selectivity Challenges in the Application of Electrochemical Enzyme Biosensors

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Q&A Session

12:45 - 12:55 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair Prof. Dr. Simone Morais

12:55 - 13:00 pm

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