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.
Abstract submission deadline: 11 December 2020
Author notification deadline : 17 February 2021
Author registration deadline: 19 March 2021
Professor Richard Luxton
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, UWE Bristol, UK
Richard Luxton first studied clinical chemistry in the National Health Service for thirteen years at the Bristol Royal Infirmary before moving to the Institute of Neurology in London to study for a PhD in neuro-immunology, investigating antibody affinity in the CSF of patients with multiple sclerosis.
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At the University of the West of England he focused his research in the area of developing new rapid detection technologies for point of care diagnostics, environmental analysis, food safety and homeland defence applications. One area of research that has been particularly successful is the development of magnetic detection technology for use in immunoassays. Using this technology a magnetic-biosensor has been developed that will perform an assay in three minutes or less. Other areas of research include the rapid detection of change in cell systems using impedance spectroscopy and novel data interpretation algorithms.
In 2008 he launched the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, which seeks to develop new collaborations between industry and academia through inter-disciplinary research. Following the successful launch of IBST he launched the successful International Conference for Bio-sensing Technology in 2009, in conjunction with Elsevier.
In 2011 he was successful in launching the South West Biomedical Innovation Network which supports the commercialisation of innovation in small and medium enterprises in the South West of England. In 2014, together with Professor Janice Kiely, he launched a European funded Business Technology Centre to develop cell monitoring technology and supporting companies develop their products by enabling access to cutting edge technologies. From this a new Health Technology Hub was opened in 2018 at the University of the West of England which has cutting edge laboratories and workshops that support research and development of bio-sensing technology, health-tech and devices for assisted living.
In 2012 he was responsible for launching Medilink South West, a networking organisation for the Health and Life Science sector in the South West of England and is currently the company chairman.
Richard has led many large multi-partner projects to develop new technology for the rapid detection of analytes in food and water and is currently leading a NIHR funded programme to develop a rapid detection technology for bacteria in urine.
This conference is organised by Elsevier and the following partners:
Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology
University of the West of England
The 1st International Conference in Bio-Sensing Technology took place in Bristol, UK in 2009. The success of this paved the way for the 2nd International Conference in Bio-Sensing Technology (Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2011). The 3rd one took place in Sitges, Spain in 2013, the 4th in Lisbon, Portugal in 2015 and the 5th in Riva del Garda, Italy, the 6th in 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These conferences are held in the “in between years” of Elsevier’s World Congress on Biosensors that is also held every 2 years.
In 2011 we had more than 350 attendees and this has now grown to almost 400!
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