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SELECTBIO Conferences Point-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2022

Arben Merkoçi's Biography



Arben Merkoçi, ICREA Professor and Director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group, Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), part of Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University (Albania), in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc and senior researcher/invited professor in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies in Italy, Spain, USA and since 2006 at ICN2. Prof. Merkoçi research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience based cost/efficient biosensors. The paper/plastic-based nanobiosensors involve integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures/motors and applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security. He has published around 300 peer review research papers (H index: 61 WOS; 79 GS), supervised 30 PhD students and has been invited to give plenary lectures and keynote speeches in around 200 occasions in various countries. Prof. Merkoçi is Co-Editor In Chief of Biosensors and Bioelectronics and member of Editorial Board of other journals. He is co-founder of two spin-off companies, PaperDrop dedicated to nanodiagnostics and GraphenicaLab to electronic printing. See more details on his CV at: https://www.icrea.cat/security/files/researchers/files-maintenance/full_cv_amerkoci_0.pdf

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Cost Effective Nanobiosensors For Diagnostics: Towards Democratization of Evidence-based Health Care

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 09:30

Add to Calendar ▼2022-06-22 09:30:002022-06-22 10:30:00Europe/LondonCost Effective Nanobiosensors For Diagnostics: Towards Democratization of Evidence-based Health CarePoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Nowadays health system is requesting more and more efficient diagnostics devices to afford everyday needs all over the world. The demand for point of care devices (POCs) for use at doctor offices or by people in need in any place in the world is increased due to various clinical scenarios including overall emergencies like pandemics. The development of such devices is strongly related to new materials and technologies being nanomaterials and nanotechnology of special role. We study how new nanomaterials such as nanoparticles or graphene can be integrated into simple sensing platforms thanks to their advantageous properties. Beside plastic platforms physical, chemical and mechanical properties of cellulose in both micro and nanofiber-based networks combined with their abundance in nature or easy to prepare and control procedures are making these materials of great interest while looking for cost-efficient and green alternatives for device production technologies. These devices should be REASSURED: Real-time connectivity, Ease of specimen  collection, Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid, Robust, Equipment-free, Delivered to those who need it. How to design simple plastic/paper-based biosensor architectures including wearables through printing or stamping? How to tune their analytical performance upon demand? How one can couple nanomaterials with paper/plastics and what is the benefit?   Which are the perspectives to link these simple platforms and detection technologies with mobile communication? I will try to give responses to these questions through various interesting applications related to protein, DNA and even bacteria and viruses with extreme interest for clinical emergency applications. The developed platforms and related technologies are related to ubiquitous methods that would be quite important for democratising diagnosis and improving the evidence-based healthcare coverage all over the world.


Add to Calendar ▼2022-06-21 00:00:002022-06-22 00:00:00Europe/LondonPoint-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2022Point-of-Care, Biosensors and Mobile Diagnostics Europe 2022 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The NetherlandsSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com