PLENARY AND KEYNOTE LECTURES

CROOK "Paper analytical devices with electrochemical detection: problems
and potential"

Richard M. Crooks

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Richard M. Crooks received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981. His doctoral studies with Prof. Allen J. Bard at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) focused on the examination of electrochemical processes in supercritical fluids. He studied chemical sensors in the group of Prof. Mark S. Wrighton at MIT from 1987-1989. Prof. Crooks started his independent career in 1989 as an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of New Mexico and then moved to Texas A&M University in 1993. In 2005 he returned to UT-Austin where he is presently the Robert A. Welch Chair in Materials Chemistry. His interests include synthesis, characterization, and electrocatalytic properties of nanoparticles, microelectrochemical sensors, and bioelectrochemistry. He has published ~300 peer-reviewed research papers and is the recipient of several awards including the Carl Wagner Memorial Award of the Electrochemical Society, the American Chemical Society Electrochemistry Award, the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry C. N. Reilley Award, the Pittsburg Award in Analytical Chemistry, and the Faraday Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition to his scientific and pedagogical interests, he is a writer of detective fiction, runner, and rancher.

 

Website: http://rcrooks.cm.utexas.edu/research/index.html

 

WALCARIUS “Electrogenerated, nanostructured and functionalized silica thin films for electroanalysis”

Alain Walcarius
CNRS & Lorraine University, France

Alain Walcarius received his PhD degree in 1994from the University of Namur, Belgium. After a postdoctoral stay in the Joe Wang group in New Mexico State University (USA) and a second one in the Jacques Bessièreteam at Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I (France), he joined the CNRS in 1996 as a Research Associate. He is currently Senior Researcher at CNRS and Director of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for the Materials and the Environment (Nancy, France) where his analytical and electroanalytical chemistry group works in the area of chemical reactions at solid/liquid interfaces. One can situate his main research interests at the intersection between electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, and materials science, with special focus to sol-gel and mesoporous materials as electrode modifiers.Alain Walcarius is co-author of about 230 scientific publications and he gave ca. 80 invited lectures. He is member of the Editorial board of Electroanalysis, and Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.

 

Website: http://www.lcpme.cnrs-nancy.fr/lcpme/spip.php?article23&lang=en

 

MACHEPHRSON“Challenges associated with the development, application and commercialisation of label-free electrochemical sensors”

Julie V. Macpherson
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, UK

Julie V. Macpherson is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwickand currently also a Royal Society Industry Fellow. Her current work is associated with the development of electrochemical based sensors for the monitoring of solution species, with a particular focus on the use of carbon materials. Previous research looked at the development and application of high resolution electrochemical imaging techniques to image and quantify surface heterogeneity at the nanoscale. She has published over 170 peer reviewed publicationssince 1993 (H index 46) and has filed 15 patents.
She has won the departmental award for best teacher four times and was also named best teacher within the University (2009). She was presented with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Marlow Medal in 2005 for the most meritorious contributions to physical chemistry or chemical physics and the McBain medal (RSC and Society of Chemical Industries) for meritorious contribution to colloid and interface science in 2006. In 2016 was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Analytical Science by The Analytical Scientist magazine and in 2017 was awarded the Royal Society Innovation award, aimed at providing funding for the development of a proven concept through to a near market ready product. She has given over 50 invited talks at national and international conferences and is currently the Co-Director of the Centre for Diamond Science and Technology (which has eight participating universities in the UK).

 

Website: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/electrochemistry

 

LENAY“Putting modern electronics to work: high-frequency detection with CMOS nanocapacitor arrays”

Serge G. Lemay
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Serge G. Lemay was born in Rimouski, Canada, in 1970. He received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with minor in Physics from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, USA, in 1999. He was faculty at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, from 2001 to 2009. In 2009 he founded the Nanoionics group at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands. Having worked earlier in the fields of optoelectronics, solid-state physics, molecular electronics and biophysics, his research in the last decade has become increasingly focused on exploring the combination of electrochemistry and nanofabricated fluidic devices. His main research interests at present range from the fundamentals of electron transfer and mass transport to bioelectronic applications of electrochemistry; specific experimental systems include electroosmosis in nanochannels, high-frequency impedance spectroscopy at nanoelectrodes, and electrochemical nanofluidics.

 

Website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/ni/

 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

AZIZ"Recent advances in biomimetic electrochemical sensors for environmental monitoring"

Aziz Amine
Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

Aziz Amine has been Head of Department of Chemical Engineering and Environment of the Hassan II University of Casablanca during the period 1999-2003. Professor Amine’s research over the last 25 years has focused on sensors and biosensors and there use in Analytical Chemistry. He is author of more than 120 papers and has served as coordinator of several national and international research projects. He is a reviewer for several scientific international journals. He is one of the Editors of the International Journal “Biosensors and Bioelectronics” published by Elsevier with Impact Factor 7.5 and Chairman of the International Workshop “Biosensors for Food Safety and Environmental Monitoring” organized every two years in Morocco (www.biocap.ma). He was invited speaker in several international congresses. He has more than 5313 citations in Google Scholar and has an h-index of 39.

 

Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=yycHU3UAAAAJ&cstart=0&pagesize=20

 

SUSANA“Versatile multi-analyte electroanalytical bioplatforms for non-invasive and reliable clinical diagnosis at different molecular levels”

Susana Campuzano Ruiz
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Susana Campuzano received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 2004. Since 2005 she works as Assistant Professor at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the Chemistry Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where she collaborates in the “Electroanalysis and Electrochemical (Bio)sensors” research group headed by Prof. J.M. Pingarrón. During 2008 and 2009, she stayed as Post-Doc in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infection Biology at the Center for Biological Research in the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations in Madrid. Then, from January 2010 to July 2011, she moved to the research group of Prof. J. Wang at the Department of Nanoengineering in UCSD (USA), where she worked as a Research Scholar. Her areas of interest include the development of enzymatic, immuno and DNA electrochemical sensors and advanced nanomachines. She has authored over 140 research papers, 12 book chapters, 7 Patents and more than 110 Contributions to National and International Conferences. Her h-index is 33.

 

Website: http://geberesearch.wixsite.com/-ucm

 

KAROLIEN“Singlet oxygen based electrosensing”

Karolien De Wael
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Karolien De Wael is Research Professor in (bio)analytical chemistry and Spokesperson of the AXES Research Group at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She is the main organiser of the SMOBE (Summer meeting on Bio-electrochemistry, (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/summer-meeting-bioelectrochemistry/). She hold several administrative post in Antwerp University including: Vice Chair, Department of Chemistry, Member of the IOF (Industrial Research Fund), Member of Chemistry Board, Secretary of the Exam Committee Chemistry and Member of the Educational Board Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her research group is both embedded in the Enviromics consortium (Industrial Research Fund) and Agrechem Center of Excellence within the University of Antwerp.

 

Website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/axes/ and https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/karolien-dewael/

 

MIROSLAV“Electrochemistry of natural and chemically modified nucleic acids: Effects of DNA structure and bioanalytical applications”

Miroslav Fojta
Institute of Biophysics, Czech Republic

Miroslav Fojta (born 1967) studied biochemistry at Charles University in Prague and earned his PhD (1995) in biophysics at the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Brno with Prof. E. Paleček. At the IBP he obtained also his postdoctoral training. He started his independent research at the IBP at the end of 1990s and became the head of the Department of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Oncology from 2005. In the same year he finished his habilitation at the Masaryk University in Brno where he teaches as an Associate Professor. Miroslav Fojta is a recipient of the Wichterle Premium and the Prize of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic. His current research interests include electrochemistry of nucleic acids, chemical modification of biopolymers and its application in analysis of nucleotide sequences, DNA damage and protein-DNA interactions.


Website: http://www.ibp.cz/en/departments/biophysical-chemistry-and-molecular-oncology/research-profile/

 

ulla“Electroanalysis of molybdoenzymes on chemically modified and nanostructed surfaces: bioelectrocatalysis and biosensing applications”

Ulla Wollenberger
University of Potsdam, Germany

Ulla Wollenberger studied Biology and Biophysics at the Humboldt University , Berlin and received her PhD in Enzymology from the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in 1984. She worked as a post doc and staff scientist at the Central Institute for Molecular Biology, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin, Germany), New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM, USA) and Fraunhofer Institute of Silicon Technology (Berlin, Germany). In 1994 she joint the Institute for Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam (Department of Analytical Biochemistry). Since 2008 she is Professor at University of Potsdam and is head of a laboratory in the Department of Molecular Enzymology . Her main research interests are biosensors and bioelectrocatalytic devices, coupled enzyme systems, protein electrochemistry, bioelectrocatalysis, and spectroelectrochemistry. These research topics have been funded by several national and international integrated projects and are summarized in more than 150 scientific peer reviewed papers, a number of book chapters and one text book. She frequently acts as referee in international scientific journals such as Angewandte Chemie, Analytical Chemistry, Electroanalysis, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Bioelectrochemistry, Electrochemistry Communication, ACS Catalysis etc. She acts as editorial board member of the Journal Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry. Presently, she is PI in the Unicat Center of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (Berlin, Germany) and in the scientific advisory board of the Leibniz-Institute for innovative Microelectronics (IHP - Frankfurt/ Germany).

 

Website: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/ibb-enzymology/members/group-wollenberger.html

 

JENY“2D and 3D microfluidic system for cell and organ on a chip applications”

Jenny Emneus,
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Jenny Emnéus pursued her academic career at Lund University, Sweden and was recruited as a Professor at DTU Nanotech in 2007 where she leads the LOC strategic field and Bioanalytics group. She has coordinated 7 EU projects and currently has two Marie Curie ITN projects in H2020, one of which she is the coordinator (Training4CRM. She has served as an evaluator and expert panel member of e.g. Swedish Research Council, EU FP7 projects for the environment program and is since 2012 a member of the LS9 panel for ERC starting grant. She has vast experience of development and application of biosensors and 2D and 3D LOC devices. Her main research interest is focused on microfluidic bioassay systems (enzymes, antibodies and cells) using multi-parameter detection systems (optical and electrochemical), and organ-on-a chip system and 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering.

 

Website: http://www.nanotech.dtu.dk/english/Research-mega/Research-groups/Bioanalytics1

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IMPORTANT DATES

Οpening of abstract submission and registration: September 2017

 

Provisional Deadlines

February 23, 2018: deadline for abstract submission

March 30, 2018: notification of abstract acceptance

April 20, 2018: deadline for early registration

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