The need of point-of-care testing systems has enormously increased in the last years, demanding rapid, simple, and highly accurate analysis of different indicators relevant in healthcare, environmental control, safety, or security, among others.
In this context, nanomaterials like nanoparticles or graphene, for example, hold a great potential for the development of high-performance nanobiosensors with unique analytical features and applicability in real scenarios. Thanks to the extraordinary optical and electrochemical properties of nanomaterial-based transducers, these biosensors have demonstrated outstanding sensitivity and specificity, label-free analysis, and rapid assay turnaround times, among others. Furthermore, low-cost and user-friendly biosensor devices are being developed towards the deployment and operation by non-specialized users at the point of need.
This symposium will address all aspects related nanomaterials-based biosensing systems and their applications, covering the design and production of specific nanomaterials with improved sensing capabilities, advances in mass-scale and cost-effective production, integration in lab-on-a-chip devices, and the application in the different medical, environmental, and industrial areas.
Synthesis and fabrication of nanomaterials for biosensing (e.g., graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.)
Surface biofunctionalization, biomimetic interfaces, and antifouling coatings
Miniaturization and lab-on-a-chip integration
Nanomaterials-based biosensors for healthcare applications
Nanomaterials-based biosensors for environmental and safety applications