Biofilms Research Center for Biointerfaces invites you to a digital seminar focused on Biosensors and Bioelectronics. We welcome experts from Germany, Poland, Italy and Sweden presenting their latest findings in the field. The seminar will span developments of bioelectronics from capturing of solar energy to bioanalysis on skin.
The seminar will be moderated by Profs. Sergey Shleev and Tautgirdas Ruzgas, both professors actively contribute to the progress of this research field.

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Programme

  • 13:00 - 13:10: Welcome
  • 13:10 - 13:40: "From the design of redox polymers to bioelectrochemical energy conversion and  self-powered bioanalytical devices", Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann, Ruhr University Bochum 
  • 13:40 - 14:10: "Bioelectrocatalytic and supercapacitive properties of an enzymatic fuel cell on the example sucrose/oxygen system", Prof. Renata Bilewicz, University of Warsaw
  • 14:10 - 14:25: 15 min break
  • 14:25 - 14:45: "High performance dual-feature photobioanodes for construction of photoelectric biosupercapacitors", Dr. Olga Aleksejeva, Malmö University
  • 14:45 - 15:05: "Geometric Protein Self-patterning for Microelectronic Biosensor", Dr. Wing Cheung Mak (Martin), Linköping University
  • 15:05 - 15:25: "Soft-probe scanning electrochemical microscopy for the investigations of biofilms and skin cancer biomarkers", Dr. Andreas Lesch, University of Bologna
  • 15:25 - 15:30: Concluding remarks

Short biographies of the speakers

Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann

Wolfgang Schuhmann studied chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe, and completed his PhD with F. Korte in 1986 at the Technical University of Munich. After finishing his habilitation at Technical University of Munich in 1993 with Prof. H.-L. Schmidt, he was appointed Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum in 1996. His research interests cover a broad spectrum of different fields of electrochemistry including bioelectrochemistry and energy conversion.

Prof.Renata Bilewicz
Renata Bilewicz completed her PhD in the field of electroanalytical chemistry. Her research during post-doc stays focused on on pulse voltammetry methods, self-assembly and Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers. In 2000 she became professor at University of Warsaw, and is now Head of the Laboratory of Theory and Applications of Electrodes and Laboratory of Bionanostructures. Her research interests cover 1) electron transfer processes in supramolecular and biomolecular systems, 2) molecular self-assembly, Langmuir-Blodgett films and metal nanoparticles for bioelectrocatalysis and molecular recognition processes at interfaces, and 3) Lipid liquid crystalline phases as biocompatible molecular matrices for holding drugs, and soluble or integral membrane proteins.

Dr. Olga Aleksejeva
Olga Aleksejeva has received her MSc degree in analytical chemistry from Lund University, Sweden. In 2019 she defended her PhD-thesis at the Department of Biomedical Science at Malmö University, Sweden, supervised by Prof. Sergey Shleev. Olga is currently employed as a Post-doctoral researcher at the same department of Malmö University. Both Post-doctoral research project and PhD-thesis have been focused on construction of protein as well as photosynthetic organelle based biodevices for sustainable electrical energy production.

Dr. Wing Cheung Mak (Martin)
Wing Cheung Mak (Martin) received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering. He is currently an Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Unit at Linköping University, Sweden. His research activities focus on biosensors and bioelectronics, advanced transductor materials, wearable and flexible biosensors. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed research articles in the field of biosensors and bioelectronics, analytical chemistry, and materials science. He has considerable experience in industrial R&D as a technical manager, entrepreneur and inventors of several patents in the field of biosensors and healthcare diagnostics.

Dr. Andreas Lesch
Dr. Andreas Lesch is Senior Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Department of Industrial Chemistry. His current main research interests are in the micro-electroanalytical detection of analytes in biological systems, which includes the development and application of inkjet-printed biosensors and soft probes for scanning electrochemical microscopy.