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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-Efficient Optical-Electrical Nanobiosensors for Pandemics and More

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 at 17:30

Add to Calendar ▼2022-12-14 17:30:002022-12-14 18:30:00Europe/LondonCost-Efficient Optical-Electrical Nanobiosensors for Pandemics and MorePoint-of-Care and Rapid Diagnostics 2022 in Long Beach, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

Health care system worldwide is facing several challenges. Aging of the population, chronic disease, spending on health and pandemics request a novel generation of diagnostics platforms. While conventional labs and their clinical analysis instruments are quite important given their sensitivity, information capability including their suitability for suitability for basic research they still suffer from issues such as their high costs, being time consuming, requesting sophisticated equipment, trained users, certain facilities etc. Point of care devices (POC) are a great alternative to face overall urgent needs but also for our everyday health care. The development of POCs is one of the most important R&D in the area of health diagnostics. There is a high demand to develop innovative and cost effective devices with interest for health care. 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. The development of such devices is strongly related to new materials and technologies being nanomaterials and nanotechnology of special role. 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 with extreme interest for clinical emergency applications related to virus and other important biomarkers. These devices and corresponding technologies are related to ubiquitous methods that would be quite important for POC diagnostics related to pandemics and more.


Add to Calendar ▼2022-12-12 00:00:002022-12-14 00:00:00Europe/LondonPoint-of-Care and Rapid Diagnostics 2022Point-of-Care and Rapid Diagnostics 2022 in Long Beach, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com