This conference will bring together world-renown researchers presenting their most current work relating to bioanalytical sensors. Innovation will be a red thread throughout the conference program. In good tradition with conferences such as previous BBMEC and the US-based Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors the participant size will be limited so that conferee networking and discussion sessions can become most productive and interesting.

Key features of the conference are:

  • Keynote and half of all oral presentations are held by invited speakers
  • Presentation of unpublished data
  • Ample discussion time after each presentation
  • High prominence and importance of the poster session
  • Pre-conference graduate student/postdoc symposium

The main conference program will start with a keynote presentation for all participants on Sunday evening. Prior to the opening, a pre-conference will be organized targeting graduate students and postdocs (no senior researchers are “allowed”). Here, several students will be selected from submitted poster abstracts to give an oral presentation. Discussion, networking and poster session will be organized starting Saturday evening and last until the opening of the main conference. This concept has been tried previously successfully at Gordon Research Conferences and found to be a highly effective strategy to provide young researchers with networking opportunities, encourage participation in discussion at the pre- and main-conferences, and also provide students with more opportunities for oral presentation. Graduate students and postdocs are therefore encouraged to register for the pre-conference in addition to the main conference. 

M A I N - C O N F E R E N C E
Innovation for Bioanalytical Sensors and their Applications
Sunday 27/9/2015
3 p.m. Registration opens
5 p.m. Welcome Address by conference chair Antje J. Baeumner
5:10 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Joseph Wang, UC San Diego, USA
Nanomotor-based biosensing: Moving the receptor around the sampler
6 p.m. Lisa Hall, University of Cambridge, UK
Bioinspired semiconducting nanoparticles
6:45 p.m. Welcome mixer
with food, drinks, time for networking, first peeks at posters and discussion with exhibitors
9 p.m. End of conference day.
Monday 28/9/2015
9 a.m. Andrew Ellington, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Signaling: creating something from nothing or why equilibrium is overrated
9:45 a.m. Laura Lechuga, ICN2, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Nanophotonic lab-on-a-chip biosensors for the next diagnostics generation
10:30 a.m. Shimshon Belkin, Hebrew University (HUJI), Jerusalem, Israel
Microbial biosensors for the remote detection of buried landmines
11:15 a.m. Jiri Homola, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Plasmonic affinity biosensors
12 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Poster session A (coffee available)
2 p.m. Poster session B (coffee available)
3 p.m. Ute Resch-Genger, Fed. Inst. of Materials Research & Testing, Berlin, Germany
Methods for the determination of the optical properties and the surface chemistry of fluorescent particles
3:40 p.m. Man Bock Gu, Korea University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea
Dual aptamers and flexible aptamers-based biosensors
4:20 p.m. Jenny Emneus, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Microfluidic electrochemical arrays for biosensing applications
5 p.m. Petra Dittrich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Cell-derived vesicles on microfluidic platforms for pharmaceutical and diagnostic applications
5:40 p.m. Petr Skladal, CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Biosensing with AFM
6.10 p.m. End of conference day.
Possibility to participate in guided tour of Regensburg (registration required)
Tuesday 29/9/2015
9 a.m. Dieter Braun, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Novel sample preparation strategies for bioanalytical sensors
9:45 a.m. Sam Nugen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Engineering bacteriophages for rapid food and environmental bacteria sensing
10:30 a.m. Margaret Frey, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Electrospun nanofibers for biosensors
11:15 a.m. Ursula Sauer, AIT Institute of Technology, Austria
Making protein biochips more attractive for real-life applications
11:45 a.m. Katie Edwards, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Liposomes and magnetic attraction
12:15 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Poster session A (coffee available)
2 p.m. Poster session B (coffee available)
3 p.m. Christoph Kutter, EMFT, Fraunhofer Society, Munich, Germany
Sensors for the internet of things
3:40 p.m. Yoshinobu Baba, Nagoya University, Japan
Nanobiodevices for cancer diagnosis, cancer therapy, and iPS cell-based regenerative medicine
4:20 p.m. Karl-Heinz Feller, Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
A cell-based lab-on-a-chip as an alternative method for skin irradiation tests
5:00 p.m. Markus Fischer, University of Hamburg, Germany
Just in Time-Selection: A semiautomated two-step method for in vitro selection of DNA aptamers
5:40 p.m. Michael Seidel, TU Munich, Germany
Rapid detection of pathogens by flow-based chemiluminescence microarrays
6:10 p.m. Roberto Pilloton, CNR, Roma, Italy
Information on the 12th BBMEC in 2017
6:20 p.m. End of conference day.
7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner in the Salzstadl at the Steinerne Brücke, old town Regensburg
Wednesday 30/9/2015
9 a.m. Andrea Robitzki, Leipzig University, Germany
Bioelectronics high-content screening of chemotherapeutics in tumor micro-fragments in real-time regarding chemosensitivity
9:40 a.m. Dianping Tang, Fuzhou University, PR China
Immunosensors and immunoassays exploiting nanostructure labels
10:20 a.m. Suna Timur, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Design of novel surfaces for selective cell adhesion and biosensing
11 a.m. Julia Perez-Prieto, University of Valencia, Spain
Acid resistant upconverting nanoparticles
  Promising Young Scientist Talks selected from posters
11:40 a.m. t.b.a.
11:55 a.m. t.b.a.
12:10 p.m. t.b.a.
12:25 p.m. Poster Award Ceremony
12:45 p.m. Lunch and end of the Conference.
1 p.m. Featured talk for BBMEC and COST Workshop participants:
Sam Lawrence, CytoViva
Characterizing Upconverting Nanoparticles with Hyperspectral Microscopy