We are delighted to invite you to participate in the:

Northeastern University


Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET)


Boot Camp Hands-on Workshop


bioSENSORS: Health and Medical Aaplications 2017

The Workshop will take place on (TO BE ANNOUNCED), on the Northeastern University Boston Campus.

Who should attend:

Basic and applied scientists, engineers, technicians, grad students, post-docs, involved in industrial, hospital or laboratory research and development, design, fabrication of sensors for biomedical applications in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotech, and drug discovery companies.

Expected outcome:

A Certificate of Completion will be issued by Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology.

Scope of the Workshop:

The workshop aims at providing an insight into the current state-of-the art nanomaterial based biosensors and point-of-care diagnostics for home use, physician’s office, emergency room, ambulance, hospital in static and dynamic continuous monitoring modes. The research and development in sensors is an extremely dynamic area in contemporary science and technology. New sensor systems are being rapidly developed due to the emergence of new smart materials including carbon-based platforms, capable of amplifying electrical signals from charge transfer probe molecules, engineered for specific applications. This course will also discuss translational applications of 1D and 2D nanomaterials in health care.

The emerging nanomaterials have been proposed as key components in sensing since they confer distinctive advantages over conventional transducers. In particular, the characteristic electronic and optical properties of nanocarbon materials are potentially significant in sensing. The unique chemical and physical properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes offer opportunities to functionalize and append probe proteins, micro RNA, viruses, antibodies for use in sensing. Carbon-based nanomaterials have unique properties, including the potential for transduction mechanisms that make them extremely sensitive for in vitro and in vivo sensors that can be used for health monitoring and disease therapy outcomes. Clinical applications include continuous glucose monitors, bacteria, virus detection, to name a few. Biosensing is of paramount importance in improving the quality of human life. Biosensors are able to detect a wide range of molecular species with enhanced sensitivity and selectivity, typically in pico-molar range with applications in point-of-care diagnosis of diseases.