Close to the 11 BBMEC conference, a Task Group Meeting is organized related to the IUPAC project #2011-047-1-500 entitled “Recent advances in bioanalytical chemistry: characterization and classification - Revision of the Orange Book Chapter 11” (Task Group chairman, Professor Jan Labuda, Slovakia, ). The objective of this Analytical Chemistry Division project is to bring in terms of concepts and definitions a characterization and classification as well as related methodology of new fields of bioanalytical chemistry such as genomics, proteomics and others and to provide analytical, biochemical, and biomedical communities with critical evaluation on this topic.

The meeting is prepared on Sunday 27 September, 2015 in the Chemistry building. The Task Group members and contributors to the Orange Book Chapter are looking forward to meet other colleagues and to fruitful discussion. Contact for more information:, +421-904-174117.
Jan Labuda, Project Task Group chairman

For the first time, BBMEC is offering a special pre-conference session that targets graduate students and postdocs. Young researchers will be brought together and provided with the opportunity to exchange ideas, talk about their research in oral and poster presentations, discuss challenges and opportunities as well as network. This session will start on Saturday evening with a keynote speaker and a networking mixer. Sunday, the day will be filled with oral and poster presentations and will end by joining the opening session of the main conference on Sunday evening.

This conference session will be organized by graduate students from the University of Regensburg and mentored by the conference chair, Antje Baeumner. Young researchers planning to attend the main BBMEC conference are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. It has been successfully tried in Gordon Conferences (such as the Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors and its associate Graduate Research Seminar).

The general pre-conference layout is shown below. Actual speakers will be selected upon abstract submission on a competitive basis. The young scientists will be informed in July whether their abstract was chosen for oral presentation.

P R E - C O N F E R E N C E
organized by graduate students for graduate students and postdocs
Saturday 26/9/2015
3 p.m. Registration opens

4 p.m.

4.45 p.m.

Keynote speaker Prof. Karsten Haupt, University of Compiegne, France

Young scientist presentations

7 p.m. Networking mixer
8 p.m. Regensburg at night
Sunday 27/9/2015

8,45 a.m.

9.15 a.m.

Dr. Wolfgang Wachter, German Science Foundation

Young scientist presentations

12 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Poster session
2.30 p.m. Young scientist presentations
4.15 p.m. End of Pre-conference


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


Yoshinobu Baba
  Nanobiodevices for Medical Innovation
  Applied Analytical Chemistry
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan
Shimshon Belkin
  Microbial biosensors for the remote detection of buried landmines
  Institute of Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel
Dieter Braun
  Novel sample preparation strategies for bioanalytical sensors
  Systems Biophysics
Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilian-University
Munich, Germany
Petra Dittrich
  Cell-derived vesicles on microfluidic platforms for pharmaceutical and diagnostic applications
  Associate Professor for Bioanalytics
ETH Zurich – Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering
Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew Ellington
  Signaling: creating something from nothing, or why equilibrium is overrated
  Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Texas
Austin, TX, USA
Jenny Emneus
  Microfluidic electrochemical arrays for biosensing applications
  DTU NANOTECH, Dept. of Micro- and Nanotechnology
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
Copenhagen, Denmark
Margaret Frey
  Electrospun nanofibers for biosensors
  Dept. of Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA
Man Bock Gu
  Dual Aptamers and Flexible Aptamers based Biosensors
  College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Korea University of Seoul
Seoul, Korea
Karsten Haupt
  Biosensors based on Molecular Imprinted Polymers
  Professor for Nanobiotechnology
Compiègne University of Technology
Compiègne, France
Lisa Hall
  Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jirí Homola
  Plasmonic affinity biosensors
  Institute of Photonics and Electronics
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic
Laura Lechuga
  Nanophotonic lab-on-a-chip biosensors for the next diagnostics generation
  NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), CSIC and CIBER-BBN, Campus UAB
Barcelona, Spain
Sam R. Nugen
  Engineering Bacteriophages for Rapid Food and Environmental Bacterial Sensing
  Dept. of Food Science
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA, USA
Ute Resch-Genger
  Methods for the determination of the optical properties and the surface chemistry of fluorescent particles
  Division Biophotonics
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Berlin, Germany
Dianping Tang
  Immunosensors and immunoassays exploiting nanostructure labels
  Institute of Nanomedicine and Nanobiosensing
MOE Key Laboratory of Analysis and Detection of Food Safety, Fuzhou University
Fuzhou, PR China
Suna Timur
  Design of Novel Surfaces for Selective Cell Adhesion and Biosensing
  Biochemistry Department
Ege University, Faculty of Science
Joseph Wang
  Chair of Nanoengineering
University California San Diego(UCSD)
LaJolla, CA, USA


... more to come