Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group

Development of a novel generation of nanomaterials and nanotechnology based bioelectronics sensing platforms.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group, led by Prof. Arben Merkoçi. Our group is part of the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Bellaterra (ICN2 www.icn.cat) (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain. We carry out research on the integration of nanotechnology methods, tools and materials into low cost, user friendly and efficient sensors and biosensors. The developed (bio)sensors take the advantages of nanoparticles, nanotubes, graphene, nanochannels and other nanomaterials while being integrated into innovative, high sensitive and mass production platforms with interest for several applications in everyday life.

The main objective of Merkoçi group is to design nanotech devices that can be used even by non professional people for fast diagnostic at home or doctor’s office, control of food quality, safety and security applications where either an emergency exists or an alternative method toward the sophisticated and expensive laboratory instrumentation is being required.

Research and other activites

The research at Merkoçi Group focuses on discovering and technological development of the cutting edge nanotechnology and nanomaterials based simple biosensing platforms by employing and controlling their architectures at both nano and macro scales with the objective to link together nano and macro worlds.

Our group is composed of researchers with backgrounds in chemistry, biotechnology, analytical and physical chemistry, electrochemistry, material science, electronics and other related fields that strongly collaborate together and try to find synergies in developing new nanobiosensors and transfer the developed platforms to industries. Our activities include development and applications of nanobiosensors in health, environment, safety and security fields as well as education and training in the field.

Nanobiosensing materials and platforms
Nanobiosensors applications
Education and media

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Recent publications

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Alzheimer Disease Biomarker Detection Through Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation Induced by Iridium Oxide Nanoparticles

Lourdes Rivas, Alfredo de la Escosura-Muñiz,Josefina Pons and Arben Merkoçi. Electroanalysis. Article first published online: 3 APR 2014
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Extremely fast and high Pb2+ removal capacity using a nanostructured hybrid material

Adaris Lopez-Marzo, Josefina Pons and Arben Merkoçi . J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, Accepted Manuscript
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Micromotor Enhanced Microarray Technology for Protein Detection

Eden Morales-Narváez, Maria Guix, Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Carmen C. Mayorga-Martinez, Arben Merkoçi. Small, First published on-line: 14 March 2014
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News

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    International Symposium on Diamond Electrochemistry

                  Prof. ICREA Arben Merkoçi has taken part as invited speaker in the “International Symposium on Diamond Electrochemistry” in Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. 18th and 19th March of 2014….Read More

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    34th Summer School of Chemistry in Brazil!

    Prof. Merkoçi lectured during the week from 17th to 21st of February 2014 a course on Biosensors using Nanomaterials at the 34th Summer School of Chemistry at University of Sao Carlos, Brazil.   See the…Read More

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    New visitor Student from Morocco!!

    Loubna EL HARRAD has recently joined us. She comes from “Faculté des Sciences et Techniques” in “Université Hassan II – Mohammedia”. Lubna is work mate and good friend of Jihane Mandli a former visitor who…Read More

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    Our group is involved in a new EU project!

    Our group is involved in a new EU project:                                                    …Read More

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    Andrzej is again with us!

    Andrzej Chałupniak from Wrocław, Poland. Came for a 6 months stay last june of 2013 as Master Student. Last September he went back to Wrocław to succesfully defend his master project.   Now he is…Read More