Innovative electrochemical sensing strategies
Today the demand for ultra-sensitive and selective on-site detection systems resounds from the health, food and environmental sector. These systems must be able to detect and quantify target molecules, important in point-of-care testing and for assessing the level of contamination in food and environmental samples for example. Electrochemical sensors are very attractive for monitoring the presence and concentration of pollutants as these devices are fast, portable and extremely sensitive and selective towards electro-active species.
After a short introduction on electrochemical principles, innovative concepts in electrochemical sensing will be discussed by focusing on topics with high societal and industrial relevance.
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Rui is a postdoc at Antwerp X-ray analysis, Electrochemistry and Speciation group – AXES, University of Antwerp.
Rui is currently a postdoc at Antwerp X-ray analysis, Electrochemistry and Speciation group (AXES, University of Antwerp) working on the development of aptamer based electrochemical biosensors for small molecule detection. Rui holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Durham University (UK) and has previously worked at iNANO (Aarhus University – Denmark) and at INL (Portugal). Rui has expertise in the fields of electrochemistry and biosensor development as well as in surface functionalisation and characterisation. His research interest are on the development of electrochemical biosensors, both immuno- and geno-, with applications on health care, more specifically the development of point-of-care devices.