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Joint initiative on Biomimetic Sensing

The Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science is an international venture where scientists from the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Vienna, Austria, Linköping University (LiU), Sweden and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore join forces to develop the next generation of biosensors.

Biomimetic concepts together with recent advances in biomolecular- and nanoscience will form the platform to exploit new technology to target biomedical, environmental and industrial diagnostics. A particular interest is in combining state of the art synthetic protocols with lipid/polymeric membrane technology for the detection of olfactory molecules and biomarkers for chronic and infectious diseases and toxins.

The center aims to develop a deeper understanding of optical and electrical transduction mechanisms. To successfully achieve this, a truly multidisciplinary approach is needed, involving electrical engineers, materials scientists, physicists, chemists and biologists.

Work to establish the Center began in the autumn of 2009 and it is expected to be in full operation by early spring 2010 in newly renovated laboratories at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.

The Centre has received seed funding from the School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Provost’s office at NTU. In addition to the seed funding each university/institute has agreed to allocate resources for an exchange programme for the period 2010-2012

For further information please contact Professor Bo Liedberg, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, bolie@ifm.liu.se

Therese Winder 2010-01-13

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Last updated: 2010-01-13