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International Workshop “Recent Advances in Micro/Nano Sensors

for Mono- and Multi-Target Assays” 19-23 May, 2013, Kyiv, UKRAINE.

Links to abstracts/webpage and photos…

http://www.imbg.org.ua/workshop2013/home

2014 saw the hosting of our second workshop event in Sousse, Tunisia (Nov. 2014) in conjunction with MADICA 2014. This involved travel and participation of managers from the consortium and was a highly successful networking/dissemination event. The workshop coincided with MADICA 2014 http://www.atis-tn.org/activite/fr/4/9emes-JOURNEES-MAGHREB-EUROPE-MATERIAUX-ET-APPLICATIONS-AUX-DISPOSITIFS-ET-CAPTEURS.html in Mahdia, Tunisia where partners (managers, early stage and experienced researchers) participated in oral and poster presentations. The IRSES project workshop involved manager presentations, research and mobility updates and research strategy discussions.

 

Managers at Sousse IRSES Workskop event November  2014

A Post Congress Symposium in Cancer Diagnostics was held on Saturday 28th May 2016  following the Biosensors 2016 26th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors, 25-27 May 2016, at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden. http://www.biosensors-congress.elsevier.com/cancer-diagnostics-symposium.asp

This event  formed the final workshop of the EU Framework 7 project - Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Programme (IRSES) (PIRSES-GA-2012-318053)  SMARTCANCERSENS project (2013-2017) which has brought together 100+ international controbutors including the interdisciplinary consortium of leading research teams from EU Member States (Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania, France and Spain) and Third countries (South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt and the Ukraine).

The successful one day symposium showcased SMARTCANCERSENS activity to date bringing together specialists in bio-, electro-, materials and analytical chemistry, physics and bioelectronics with associated hospitals/clinicians. The programme consisted of a cancer clinician/surgeon plenary speaker, IRSES consortium team member oral presentations, a vibrant poster session, contributed oral presentations and H2020 ERC discussion forum.

We heard about a wealth of recognition strategies from molecular markers to antibodies, circulating cells  and enzymes and even on-cell ELISA with impedence, electrochemical and optical transduction. Biomarkers ranged from molecular to enzyme activities, circulating tumour cells and  cytokines. Cancer types which featured during the day included oesophageal, lung, prostate, melanoma and colon cancers with an impressive emphasis on data from real patient samples.

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