cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Prof. Karolien De Wael , University of Antwerp, Belgium

Innovative electrochemical sensing strategies

13.02.2018 (Tuesday) , 17:00 - 18:30
BIOTEC, seminar rooms E05/E06 , Tatzberg 47/49 , 01307 Dresden


Today the demand for ultra-sensitive and selective on-site detection systems resounds from the health, food and environmental sector. These systems must be able to detect and quantify target molecules, important in point-of-care testing and for assessing the level of contamination in food and environmental samples for example. Electrochemical sensors are very attractive for monitoring the presence and concentration of pollutants as these devices are fast, portable and extremely sensitive and selective towards electro-active species. After a short introduction on electrochemical principles, innovative concepts in electrochemical sensing will be discussed by focusing on topics with high societal and industrial relevance.


Karolien De Wael obtained her PhD in Chemistry at Ghent University in 2005. In 2011, she was appointed as Research Professor at the University of Antwerp. Prof De Wael has an expertise in (bio)electrochemistry and she is Spokesperson of the AXES Research Group at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. She is the main organiser of the SMOBE (Summer meeting on Bio-electrochemistry). 

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