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Institute for Life Sciences

'Building a Better Biosensor' Workshop Event

Schematic of a biosensor
10:00 - 17:00
6 April 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 46, Room 4050 (ORC Boardroom).

For more information regarding this event, please email Ruth Churchill, Zepler Institute Coordinator at c/o .

Event details

An informal one day workshop on biosensors, to strengthen links between research groups

Speakers include:

  • James Wilkinson – Overview of Zepler Institute Facilities
  • Peter Smith – Life Science Research at Southampton
  • Erez Pology – Review of Biosensing Mechanisms
  • Maurits de Planque – Nanopore biosensors for microRNA detection and quantification
  • Despina Moschou – Microfluids and Lab-on-a-Chip Technology
  • Ioannis Zeimpekis – Fabrication and Peformance of a Nanoribbon TFT Biosensor
  • Kevin Huang – Beyond Graphene: Emerging 2D Materials for FET
  • Sam Guerion – High Throughput Material Discovery

There will be four sessions (see attached poster for agenda) and you are welcome to attend any individual sessions or for the entire day. There will be opportunities for discussion.

About the workshop:

The interaction of photons or electrons with biological matter can be harnessed to biosensing, whereas the second kind of interaction holds a promise to better biosensing, thanks to the direct reading of the signal. From the great plethora of available electrical methods, the field effect transistor based biosensor (Bio-FET) continues to draw a lot of attention, as it is standing on the shoulders of the giant semiconductor industry.

Bio-FET research is clearly an interdisciplinary field, as it involves the marriage of methods from electrical and biomechnical engineering, material sciences, chemistry and biochemistry. This informal workshop will bring together scientists and engineers working in two facilities, the Zepler Institute and the Institute for Life Sciences, and across several research groups. The main aim of the workshop is to share the diverse aspects of our research and link it to the common goal of “Building a Better Biosensor."


Biosensors Workshop Poster

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