th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology
16 - 19 May 2021 | Sitges, Spain
We understand you may be concerned about not being able to attend due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Rest assured that we will refund your registration fee, with no penalty, should you wish to cancel during the uncertainty of the outbreak.
Following the success of the first 6 conferences, the 7th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology will be back in Europe and will continue to bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology for bio-sensing applications.
Recent global events have highlighted the role that bio-sensing technologies have in shaping political decisions, bringing understanding to scientists and academics, and giving reassurance to members of the public. This, of course, relates to virus and antibody testing that has been so important in controlling the spread of COVID-19 infection. Despite this ongoing testing, there is the demand for faster, more sensitive and reliable testing technologies as seen in the numerous COVID-19 related funding calls. This demand not only applies to Corona virus detection but extends across all applications of bio-sensing technology such as other healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security applications.
Researchers across many disciplines are working hard to enhance bio-sensing technologies through development of new binding technologies, the application of new materials and the integration of new transducers and instrumentation. Data generated needs to be analysed, interpreted and securely transmitted to the end user and connectivity with the wider-world continues to be one of the important drivers of bios-sensing technology development.
This conference will provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date developments in bio-sensing technology, sharing authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as hearing about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies.
Oral and poster abstracts are now invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2020
The major areas of research, innovation and commercialisation in bio-sensing technology are reflected in the 5 themes of the conference. The scope and area of the invited talks in each theme is given below:
1. Novel biomarkers and bioreceptorsRead more
This broad theme seeks to showcase research that investigates the application of novel molecules in bio-sensing technology. Here it is about the interaction of biological molecules, the first step in a biosensor measurement whether a novel target in a sample matrix or a novel bio-capture/receptor molecule. Preference will be given to new research findings that are applied to a bio-sensing technology application. For example, the research could be focused on the application of new disease markers being used in applications such as rapid diagnostics. In essence, the focus of this theme is on the novelty of the biomarker/bioreceptor rather than the detection technology.
2. The biosensor surface and nanomaterialsRead more
All biosensors rely on detecting biological interactions on a surface. In this theme there will be an opportunity to showcase research that focuses on the sensor surface, in particular understanding the immobilisation, stabilisation and interactions of biological molecules. This theme also includes research into the application of nanomaterials on the sensor surface to enhance the performance of the biosensor which may include the integration of cell surface proteins, nucleic acids and other molecules. For example, biological molecules integrated with novel materials at the micron and nano-scales.
3. Novel detection technologiesRead more
The emphasis in this theme will be on showcasing research focusing on new and emerging detection technologies used to develop novel biosensors and biosensing applications. This could involve a wide range of transduction technologies including optical, electrochemical, piezoelectric or magnetic measurements; novel sensors for bio-imaging. Micro and nano fabrication technologies used to develop and manufacture bio-sensors. The focus of this theme is on the signal generation rather than the biomarker or application.
4. Modelling and instrumentationRead more
This theme will explore challenges associated with understanding interactions taking place in a bio-sensing application and the measurement of the signal being generated by the device. The models maybe a mathematical analysis or a visual representation of the process that produce a measurable response from the instrumentation used in an application. Also included in this theme is highlighting research in the areas of new instrumentation, signal and image processing, data analysis and communications. The focus of this theme is the understanding and measurement of the signal generated by the bio-sensing technology.
5. The application of bio-sensing technology in the real worldRead more
This theme will focus on showcasing research and technologies that have been employed in a real world setting. This may be the report of a field or clinical trial or a technology that has been is in the process of being commercialised. All sectors will be considered and includes agri-tech, health applications, security, and food quality /safety applications.
The conference will include:
- Presentations from leading specialists highlighting new opportunities in bio-sensing technologies
- An opportunity to share best practice in the integration of technologies for bio-sensing
- An exhibition of leading-edge, commercial technology
- A poster forum for unveiling new research ideas and concepts
- Networking opportunities
- A strong industry focus with companies presenting their technologies
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