In the second PhotonicSweden Optopub online meeting Photonics21 Executive Board member Professor Peter Seitz will provide a presentation. The online meeting focuses on "Accelerating highly sensitive detection of infections : Photons to the rescue."
The analysis of blood is one of the pillars of modern medicine. However, blood contains many thousand different analytes varying in concentration by more than 12 orders of magnitude. This challenging measurement task is met today by a combination of chemical transduction and optical detection: Chemical receptors are bound onto a functionalized surface, and optical methods are employed to measure the minute changes in refractive index when analytes bind to receptors. The resulting biosensing techniques are highly sensitive and selective, they are stable and capable of detecting several analytes simultaneously. In addition, some techniques have a time-resolution of better than one second, enabling the quantification of fast chemo-dynamic effects. Although photonics is the key, modern biosensing requires also excellence in microfluidics, micromechanics, systems engineering and sample/fluid logistics.
You can register online until 16th December 2020 at 17.00 at the event website.