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Symposium SB04-Flexible Bioelectronics for In Situ Analysis

The collaboration of materials- and biomedical scientists with electronic engineers resulted in the emerging of a new and multidisciplinary direction: bioelectronics. Generally, it is based on the application of electronic and electrochemical sensors developed to solve problems in the biomedical field, including both in vitro and in vivo. The conventional rigid electronic devices typically based on metal and silicon electrodes cannot effectively meet the requirements of soft tissues. Indeed, if a rigid device is attached to the skin or when implanted into the body, the surrounding tissues may get hurt and the resulting scars will damage or even disable the devices. To respond to the different needs in the biomedical field and to be conform with biomedical applications, increasing interest has been attracted to develop the next-generation of bioelectronics: flexible bioelectronics. They can be paper-based platforms for multiplexed electrochemical sensing of biomarkers (e.g. pH, dopamine, glucose) in biological fluids, smart wound dressings with implemented sensor for the detection of oxygen, pH and inflammation in the wound or smart fabrics using textile threads where bioelectronic devices are implemented. These biocompatible and sometimes degradable sensing devices are a large step forward towards detecting diseases, understanding mechanisms of biological activities and providing feed-back to therapeutic tools.

It is the aim of this proposed symposium to bring together expertise in soft materials science, organic electronics and biology. We aim at elucidating the fundamentals of the electronic materials/biology interface and to present and discuss new bioelectronic materials, technologies, and applications.

Topics will include:

  • Flexible, stretchable electronics
  • Flexible (plastic) substrates
  • In vivo and in vitro diagnostics
  • Personalized sensing
  • Neuroengineering
  • Electronic plants

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Omar Azzaroni (INIFTA, La Plata, Argentina)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • Yael Hanein (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
  • Anass Jawhari (Biosensing Diagnostics, France)
  • Evangelos Kotsopoulos (Sonic Healthcare Germany, Germany)
  • Luisa Torsi (Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)

Symposium Organizers

Wolfgang Knoll
Austrian Institute of Technology
Department of Scientific Coordination and Management
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Sahika Inal
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Saudi Arabia

Sabine Szunerits
University of Lille
UMR 8520 - Institut d'electronique, de microelectronique et de nanotechnologie
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Robert Wagner
Danube Private University
Department of Scientific Coordination and Management
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

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