Biosensors meet Blue Biotechnology: screening for novel bioactive marine compounds. | CCMAR
 

Biosensors meet Blue Biotechnology: screening for novel bioactive marine compounds.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Friday, November 30, 2018
 
Course Description 

An integrated approach to the potential of biosensors for Marine Biotechnology and Blue Economy: from basic concepts to innovative biosensing technologies.                                          

Format 

Biosensors are indispensable tools for biotechnology. Their potential for the screening and biodiscovery of new bioactive compounds of marine origin is tremendous, as they are particularly effective and sensible devices able to detect the presence and bioactivity of biomolecules, biological structures and microorganisms. CCMAR is committed to increase its research capacity with the acquisition of state-of-the-art biosensing technologies, including the recently acquired switchSENSE biosensor. As this new technologies and devices constitute a vast and complex interdisciplinary amalgamation of different concepts and technologies, this workshop provides the opportunity to engage researchers by introducing basic concepts, innovative biosensing technologies and case studies that are illustrative of their potential as tools for the sustainable exploitation of marine resources and for the Blue Economy.

 

DAY 1 I 29 NOV I THEORETICAL APPROACHES ON BIOSENSORS

 17:30 - 13:30

Where? Auditório da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Algarve, Building 9 (Gambelas campus)

Programme

13h30

Registration  
14h00 Opening Session Prof. Deborah M Power (CCMAR/UAlg)
14h20 Organic electronics biosensors Prof. Fabio Biscarini (UNIMORE)
15h00 Probing cells using extracellular electrical transducers Prof. Henrique Gomes (OE/UAlg)
15h40 Coffee Break  
16h00 Studying Biomolecular Interactions with QCM(D) Prof. Ilya Reviakine (University of Washington)
16h40 Biophysical Analysis of Molecular Interactions with Electro-Switchable Biosurfaces– switchSENSE® Dr Lucas Traxler (Dynamic Biosensors, DE)

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

DAY 2 I 30 NOV I PRACTICAL APPROACHES ON BIOSENSORS: HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS 

 9:30 - 16:00

  • HANDS-ON WORKSHOP #1 - BIOELECTRICAL TRANSDUCERS
    • Where? Lab 0.29, Building 1, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
    • LIMITED TO 10 PERSONS - REGISTER HERE
  • HANDS-ON WORKSHOP #2 - BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS USING ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED FLUORESCENT DNA LEVERS
    • Where? Lab 3.30, Building 8, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
    • LIMITED TO 10 PERSONS - REGISTER HERE

16:00 - 17:00

  • AWSENSORS DEMONSTRATION
    • Where? Lab 3.30, Building 8, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
    • Open event

 

Intended Audience 
Professionals from academia, research and industry that work in the fields of biotechnology, biomedicine, chemistry and biochemistry, structural biology, enzymology, pharmacy and even aquaculture (e.g.: for food uptake and drug delivery activities).
Scientific Organisation 
Henrique Gomes
Instructors 

Henrique Gomes

Universidade do Algarve

Lucas Traxler

Dynamic Biosensors
Venue 

29 NOV I Auditório da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)

30 Nov I 9:30

  • HANDS-ON WORKSHOP #1 - Lab 0.29, Building 1, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
  • HANDS-ON WORKSHOP #2 - Lab 3.30, Building 8, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
  • AWSENSORS DEMONSTRATION - Lab 3.30, Building 8, Universidade do Algarve (Gambelas Campus)
Location 
ATT type 
Workshop
Presentation Language 
Mixed
Fee (starting from...) 
€ 0.00
Keywords 
Biosensors, Blue Biotechnology, marine compounds