Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2023
Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.(opens in new tab/window)
1. Novel Biomarkers
Application of novel molecules in bio-sensing technology
Interaction of biological molecules in biosensor measurements
Focus on novelty of biomarkers or bio-capture/receptor molecules
Emphasis on biomarker application, such as rapid diagnostics
This broad theme seeks to showcase research that investigates the application of novel molecules in bio-sensing technology. It encompasses the exploration of the interaction of biological molecules, which represents the initial step in a biosensor measurement, whether it involves a novel target in a sample matrix or a novel bio-capture/receptor molecule. The primary focus of this theme lies in highlighting the novelty of the biomarker or bioreceptor itself, rather than the detection technology used.
Researchers are encouraged to present their latest findings that demonstrate the application of new biomarkers in bio-sensing technology. Preference will be given to research that applies these novel biomarkers to specific bio-sensing technology applications. For instance, researchers may focus on the utilization of new disease markers in the development of rapid diagnostic tools. By showcasing such innovative applications, the theme aims to emphasize the potential impact of these novel biomarkers in advancing bio-sensing technologies and their diverse applications.
The presentations and discussions within this theme will delve into the unique characteristics, properties, and applications of these newly discovered biomarkers or bioreceptors. Researchers will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in identifying, validating, and exploiting these molecules for various purposes, including disease diagnosis, prognosis, treatment monitoring, and beyond. The theme provides a platform for researchers to share their novel approaches, methodologies, and experimental results in utilizing these biomarkers, ultimately contributing to the advancement of bio-sensing technology.
2. Advances in Binding Technologies
Sensor surface research and development
Immobilization, stabilization, and interactions of biological molecules
Integration of nanomaterials on sensor surfaces
Integration of biological molecules with novel materials at micro and nano scales
All biosensors rely on detecting biological interactions on a surface. This theme offers a unique opportunity to showcase research that specifically focuses on the sensor surface, delving into the intricate details of immobilization, stabilization, and interactions of biological molecules. Understanding and optimizing these aspects are crucial for the development of highly sensitive and reliable biosensor platforms.
Researchers are encouraged to present their latest findings related to the sensor surface, shedding light on innovative approaches and techniques employed to enhance the performance of biosensors. The theme encompasses research that explores the integration of nanomaterials onto the sensor surface, leveraging their unique properties to augment biosensor capabilities. These nanomaterials may include various types such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanofilms. The integration of cell surface proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological molecules with novel materials at the micron and nano-scales represents an exciting area of exploration within this theme. Furthermore, the integration of nanomaterials will be a prominent focus, exploring their role in enhancing the sensitivity, selectivity, and overall performance of biosensors.
The presentations and discussions within this theme will address key challenges and opportunities associated with sensor surface modifications, bio-functionalization strategies, and the utilization of nanomaterials. Researchers will explore the potential of innovative materials, surface chemistries, and fabrication techniques to optimize the binding capabilities of biosensors. The theme seeks to foster collaborations and knowledge exchange to advance the field's understanding of surface interactions and enhance the design and development of biosensors with superior performance.
3. Integration of New Transducers and Instrumentation
New and emerging detection technologies for biosensors
Optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric, and magnetic measurements
Advances in sensor fabrication and integration of micro and nano technologies
The emphasis in this theme will be on showcasing research that focuses on new and emerging detection technologies used to develop novel biosensors and biosensing applications. The theme encompasses a wide range of transduction technologies that enable the conversion of biological interactions into measurable signals, including optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric, and magnetic measurements. It also includes the exploration of novel sensors for bio-imaging, providing exciting opportunities for advancing imaging capabilities in biosensing.
Researchers are encouraged to present their latest findings and breakthroughs in the development and application of new detection technologies. This theme highlights the innovative approaches and techniques employed to generate signals in biosensors, ultimately leading to improved sensitivity, selectivity, and dynamic range. The focus of this theme is on the signal generation itself, rather than the specific biomarker or application.Presentations and discussions within this theme will cover a diverse range of topics, including advancements in optical detection techniques such as fluorescence, surface plasmon resonance, and Raman spectroscopy. Electrochemical methods like amperometry, potentiometry, and impedance spectroscopy will also be explored. Additionally, piezoelectric and magnetic measurements, along with other emerging detection technologies, will be showcased.
The presentations and discussions will explore the principles, methodologies, and experimental results associated with these novel detection technologies and fabrication techniques. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities in signal generation, transduction efficiency, and integration of transducers with biosensor platforms. The theme seeks to foster collaborations and knowledge exchange to advance the understanding of cutting-edge detection technologies and their application in bio-sensing.
4. Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Modelling
Understanding interactions and measuring signals in bio-sensing applications
Mathematical models and visual representations for signal analysis
Signal and image processing, data analysis, and communication technologies
This theme delves into the challenges associated with understanding the complex interactions taking place in a bio-sensing application and the measurement of the signal generated by the device. It encompasses the exploration of models, whether through mathematical analysis or visual representation, that elucidate the processes leading to a measurable response from the instrumentation used in a bio-sensing application. The primary focus of this theme is to enhance the understanding and measurement of the signals generated by bio-sensing technology.
Researchers within this theme will present their findings related to the analysis and interpretation of data obtained from bio-sensing applications. They will explore mathematical models, statistical approaches, and visualization techniques that shed light on the underlying mechanisms of biological interactions and the generation of measurable signals. These models aim to provide insights into the complex dynamics and optimize the performance of bio-sensing devices.
Furthermore, the theme emphasizes the importance of robust signal and image processing methodologies to enhance the accuracy, reliability, and speed of data analysis in bio-sensing technology. The secure transmission of data, ensuring privacy and confidentiality, is also a significant aspect covered within this theme.
Presentations and discussions within this theme will focus on advancements in data analysis techniques, including machine learning, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence algorithms. Researchers will share their experiences in extracting meaningful information from complex datasets generated by bio-sensing devices. They will also explore novel approaches for signal processing, noise reduction, and feature extraction to enhance the performance of bio-sensing technology.
5. Real-World Applications and Commercialization
Reports of field or clinical trials
Technologies in the process of being commercialized
Applications in sectors such as agri-tech, health, security, and food quality/safety
Bridging the gap between research and practical implementation
Economic and societal impact of successful commercialization
This theme shines a spotlight on research and technologies that have been successfully employed in real-world settings. It encompasses the presentation and discussion of field or clinical and field trials, as well as technologies that are in the process of being commercialized. The focus of this theme is to showcase practical applications of bio-sensing technology across diverse sectors, including agri-tech, health applications, security, and food quality/safety applications.
Researchers within this theme will share their experiences and findings from trials conducted in real-world scenarios. This may involve the evaluation of bio-sensing technologies in agricultural settings to improve crop yield, optimize resource management, or monitor environmental conditions. In the realm of health applications, researchers may present the outcomes of clinical trials that demonstrate the efficacy and reliability of bio-sensing devices for disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, or personalized medicine. The theme also encompasses the exploration of bio-sensing technologies used in security applications, such as threat detection and surveillance. Additionally, advancements in food quality and safety applications, including the monitoring of contaminants or authentication of food products, will be highlighted.
Researchers and industry professionals will present their innovative solutions that have transitioned from the laboratory to the market. This may include the development of biosensor-based products, devices, or services with the potential for widespread adoption and impact. The commercialization aspect of this theme aims to bridge the gap between research and practical implementation, fostering collaborations and knowledge exchange between academia and industry.
By showcasing research and technologies employed in real-world settings, the conference aims to highlight the practical applications and commercialization potential of bio-sensing technology. The theme encourages collaborations and knowledge exchange between researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers, fostering an environment conducive to translating research outcomes into tangible solutions. Ultimately, advancements in real-world applications and commercialization will contribute to the broader goal of harnessing the full potential of bio-sensing technology across multiple sectors, benefiting society at large.
You can submit as many abstracts to the conference for review as you would like. If, after the review by the committee, you have more than one paper accepted for the conference, you will need to register to attend and pay an additional paper fee for each additional paper (i.e., for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th papers – not the 1st). Please note this is for papers that you are the presenting author of, not papers that you are co-author of.
Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.
Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.
All authors who register for the conference may have their article considered for publication in an Elsevier journal. Acceptance of a paper for conference presentation does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication.
Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.
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