Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering to host a talk by Jean Louis Marty on Biosensors: An Opportunity For The Future
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 10:30-11.30 AM
Venue: SBASSE 10-304
In medical, agro food, and environment fields, there is an exponential demand of analysis. Conventional methods are actually reaching the highest accuracy with low detection limits, but are expensive, time-consuming, and require the use of highly trained personnel. This demand has driven the development of biosensors as new analytical tools able to provide fast, reliable, and sensitive measurements with lower cost. Biosensors are defined as analytical devices incorporating a biological material, or bio-mimic, intimately associated with or integrated within a physicochemical transducer or transducing microsystem. The main advantages of biosensors are short times of analysis, low cost of assays, portable equipment, real-time measurements, and use as remote devices. These new technologies have been applied in the quantitative analysis of target analyses. Some biosensors have demonstrated good performances, sometimes better than those obtained with classical methods. These devices are cheap, disposable, easy to use with good sensitivity, specificity, and robustness. The best example is the glucose biosensor for the control of sugar for diabetes. Our objective is to present the possibilities of development of biosensors in all the domains through the research being conducted at our laboratory.
Jean Louis Marty is a Professor at the Universite de Perpignan Via Domitia. He has a strong background is in the field of biotechnology and an extensive experience in the domain of optical and electrochemical biosensors, protein stabilization methodologies and bio-receptors immobilization techniques. His specialisation also includes, but is not restricted to implementation of biosensors for the detection of pesticides, marine toxines and mycotoxines. He is the founder of two companies in the field of biotechnology and biosensors. He has been awarded several national and international projects in the field of biosensors, mainly funded by European Agency projects Frame V, VI, VII, NATO, INTERREG, National call. Additionally, he has supervised 27 PhDs with 22 foreign students.