Introduction to biosensors technology (TFYA62)
Biosensors are analytical devices incorporating a biological material (e.g. tissue, microorganisms, organelles, cell receptors, enzymes, antibodies, nucleic acids, natural products etc.) or a biologically derived material (e.g. recombinant antibodies, engineered proteins, aptamers etc) or a biomimic (e.g. synthetic receptors, biomimetic catalysts, combinatorial ligands, imprinted polymers etc) within a physicochemical transducer or transducing microsystem for the analysis of clinical and environmental samples or for drug discovery.
Examples of biosensors include , immunosensors, enzyme-based biosensors (e.g. glucose-sensors), organism- and whole cell-based biosensors.
The aim of the course is to provide a broad introduction to biosensors technology including:
· Working principle of the biosensors,
· Biosensors classification
· Use of biological macromolecules (DNA, enzymes, and antibodies) as recognition elements,
· Presenting how engineering biological approaches can be used to perform diagnosis.
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Last updated: 11/03/15