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Meet the winners of the Sensors & Diagnostics Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our prestigious Outstanding Early Career Research Award, aimed at recognising, and celebrating outstanding contributions in the realm of Sensors & Diagnostics. This initiative seeks to honour the dedication, innovation, and impactful research endeavours of promising early career researchers.

In a world where metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes are on the rise, the need for convenient tools to measure body fat burn rates and guide lifestyle changes is paramount. In their work Handheld device quantifies breath acetone for real-life metabolic health monitoring, Dr Ines Weber and her team address this need head-on and have developed a ground-breaking handheld device. By analysing acetone content in breath, this device provides accurate measurements of fat burn rates, offering personalized insights into metabolic health. Its compact size, simplicity of use, long-term reliability, and remarkable accuracy set it apart. With specialized filtering units that selectively allow only acetone to pass through, the device accurately tracks the impact of stimuli such as diet and exercise, making it a promising tool for personalized health monitoring.

Meet the team

Grégoire Bastide, Anna Remund, Dina N. Oosthuizen, Nina Derron, Philipp Gerber and Ines Weber

 

  • Dr Grégoire Bastide: With a background in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich and Stanford University, Grégoire Bastide’s research focuses on breath analysis and medical technology, particularly devices for disease diagnostics.
  • Dr Anna Laura Remund: Currently completing her master’s degree in mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, Anna’s research interests lie in developing medical devices for disease diagnostics, with experience gained from research stints at Stanford University.
  • Dr Dina N. Oosthuizen: A research associate at Northeastern University, Dr. Oosthuizen specializes in designing sensor platforms for extreme environments, including space. Her expertise in chemical gas sensors and nanomaterial functionalization contributes to real-world solutions.
  • Dr Nina Derron: With a background in Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and a recent PhD in Clinical Science, Dr. Derron’s research focuses on nutritional interventions, particularly intermittent fasting, and applying novel mobile technologies to enhance disease understanding and treatment.
  • Prof Gerber: A senior physician and group leader at the University Hospital Zurich, Prof. Gerber’s research interests encompass clinical studies in nutrition, focusing on the impact of nutrition on metabolic diseases. His work has been recognized with numerous grants and awards.
  • Dr Ines Weber: Dr Weber’s research centres on nanoscale engineering of sensors for healthcare applications, emphasizing personalized medicine. With experience from ETH Zurich and Stanford University, her work has garnered recognition through awards like the ETH medal and GAeF PhD award.

About being awarded by the Editorial Board of Sensors & Diagnostics the winners commented: “We are honoured to receive the Outstanding Early Career Research Award from Sensors & Diagnostics! This recognition validates the significance of our research and the development of personalized health monitors. We are grateful to Sensors & Diagnostics for selecting our publication and excited to continue pushing boundaries in sensor technologies.”

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Introducing Dr Ali Yetisen: Leading Expert in Biochemical Sensors Joins Sensors & Diagnostics

Dr Ali Yetisen biochemicla sensors expert and new associate editor of Sensors and Diagnostics

Dr Ali Yetisen, an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, is a prominent figure in the field of chemical engineering and biochemical sensors. Dr Yetisen has established himself as a leader in academia with a strong focus on people-centric research and equal opportunities.

His academic journey began with a Tosteson Fellowship at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he gained expertise in biochemical sensors. Now, as the director of the Centre for Biochemical Sensors at Imperial College London, Dr Yetisen leads a diverse team of researchers in pioneering advancements with real-world applications.

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Dr Yetisen is a passionate advocate for inclusive research practices. As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, he actively promotes networking opportunities and support mechanisms for researchers from underrepresented backgrounds.

Dr Yetisen’s impact extends beyond academia, with over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 80 international talks to his credit. He has also served as a content expert on implant safety for regulatory bodies such as the FDA.

In summary, Dr. Ali Yetisen’s journey exemplifies resilience, intellect, and a commitment to excellence. Through his ground-breaking research and advocacy efforts, he continues to shape the future of biochemical sensing and inspire positive change within the scientific community.

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Celebrating Excellence in Sensing Technology: Sensors & Diagnostics Outstanding Paper Award 2022

In the fast-paced world of scientific research, it’s not often that we get to pause and celebrate outstanding contributions. But today, we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on some remarkable work and the brilliant minds behind it. We’re pleased to announce the first-ever Sensors & Diagnostics Outstanding Paper 2022 Award!

This award was established to recognize exceptional research published in Sensors & Diagnostics.  The winning paper was selected by our esteemed Editorial Board, who considered not only the scientific quality of the research but also its potential future impact.

 

Highly Sensitive Urine Glucose Detection with Graphene Field-Effect Transistors Functionalized with Electropolymerized Nanofilms

 

Authors: Gonzalo E. Fenoy, Waldemar A. Marmisollé, Wolfgang Knoll, and Omar Azzaroni

Sens. Diagn., 2022,1, 139-148

DOI 10.1039/D1SD00007A

 

Published in Sensors & Diagnostics in 2021, the work presented in this paper not only pushes the boundaries of scientific discovery but also holds immense promise for the future of biosensing technology.

When asked about their achievement, the winning team shared their thoughts, saying, “It is a great honour to receive this award from Sensors & Diagnostics, as this is a journal distinguished for publishing innovative works in the field of sensing devices and systems.” Their dedication to advancing the field of sensing technology is evident in their remarkable contributions.

Meet the Winning Team

Now, let’s take a moment to get to know the talented individuals who brought this outstanding research to life:

 

 

  • Gonzalo E. Fenoy: Dr. Gonzalo E. Fenoy earned his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2021 from the University of San Martín, Argentina. Currently serving as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Soft Matter Laboratory at the Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA, UNLP-CONICET), his research focuses on the development of organic electronic platforms for applications in energy and biosensing.
  • Waldemar A. Marmisollé: Dr. Waldemar A. Marmisollé, born in Junín, Argentina, in 1984, pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of La Plata (UNLP). He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same university in 2011 and has since held the position of a researcher at CONICET at INIFTA (La Plata), while also serving as a Chemistry professor at UNLP. His research revolves around the physical chemistry of electroactive materials.
  • Wolfgang Knoll: Dr. Wolfgang Knoll, a seasoned scientist with a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Konstanz, has a remarkable career spanning several countries. He has contributed significantly to the field of nanomaterials and served in various prestigious research positions. Currently, he is a Regular Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and continues to make impactful contributions to science.
  • Omar Azzaroni: Dr. Omar Azzaroni’s journey in chemistry took him from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina to postdoctoral studies at renowned institutions worldwide. His research interests encompass the design and construction of soft materials and devices with optimized properties and functions. He is a fellow of CONICET and a Professor of Physical Chemistry at UNLP.

 

Join Us in Congratulations

We invite you to join us in congratulating Gonzalo E. Fenoy, Waldemar A. Marmisollé, Wolfgang Knoll, and Omar Azzaroni on their well-deserved Sensors & Diagnostics Outstanding Paper 2022 Award. Their dedication to advancing the field of sensing devices and systems is an inspiration to all of us in the scientific community. We look forward to their future contributions and the impact they will undoubtedly have on the world of sensing technology.

In recognition of their outstanding achievement, the winning team will be presenting their research in a webinar series scheduled for November (date to be defined). This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into their ground-breaking work and its potential implications for the future of biosensing technology.

 

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Meet the new Advisory Board members of Sensors & Diagnostics

We’re thrilled to announce the latest additions to the Advisory Board of Sensors & Diagnostics.

These remarkable individuals bring a wealth of experience, groundbreaking research, and a commitment to advancing knowledge in their respective areas of expertise: Professor Vipul Bansal, Dr Deah Ho Prof, Dr Jwa-Min Nam, and  Professor Lauro Tatsuo Kubota.

Professor Lauro Tatsuo Kubota is a true luminary in the field of chemistry. As a Full Professor at the Institute of Chemistry at Unicamp, Prof Kubota’s accomplishments extend far and wide. Having served as the Director of the Institute of Chemistry at Unicamp from 2014 to 2018, his leadership has left an indelible mark. His role as the Coordinator of the National Institute on Science and Technology of Bioanalytics (INCTBio) since 2008 highlights his commitment to advancing scientific exploration.

Prof Kubota’s contributions have garnered well-deserved recognition, including membership in the São Paulo State Academy of Science, the Brazilian Academy of Science, and a Fellowship with the Royal Society of Chemistry. His innovative spirit shines through his extensive research, which revolves around pioneering new sensors, novel materials, and revolutionary point-of-care devices, particularly in the realm of electrochemical transducers. With a remarkable track record of publications, patents, and awards, Prof Kubota brings a wealth of experience to the Advisory Board.

 

Dr Jwa-Min Nam, whose expertise in chemistry has made waves in the world of nanotechnology. As a full professor at Seoul National University, his journey from Northwestern University to various prestigious institutions showcases his dedication to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge. Dr. Nam’s extensive list of publications in high-impact journals speaks volumes about his commitment to cutting-edge research.

His remarkable work in metal nanoparticle synthesis, nanoplasmonics, biosensing, and more has not only been recognized with numerous awards but has also resulted in several patents for commercialization. His role as an Associate Editor and his presence on various editorial advisory boards underscore his influence in the scientific community.

Dr Nam’s trailblazing work in the intersection of chemistry and nanotechnology adds a new dimension to the Advisory Board.

 

Dr Dean Ho brings a unique perspective to the Advisory Board as a leader in digital medicine. As the Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, his remarkable achievements include the development of over 10 technology platforms in human clinical trials, revolutionizing patient care. His contributions have led to life-saving outcomes, positioning him as a driving force in the field.

Dr Ho’s recognition by esteemed institutions like the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering is a testament to his exceptional contributions. His forthcoming book, “Medicine Without Meds,” promises to be a game-changer in accelerating innovation to benefit patients and caregivers. Dr Ho’s expertise in digital medicine and his global influence in major forums make him an invaluable addition to the Advisory Board.

 

Professor Vipul Bansal, Director of the Sir Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility at RMIT University Australia, brings a wealth of experience and passion to our Advisory Board. His commitment to mentoring the next generation of research leaders and translating nanotechnologies from bench to bedside is truly inspiring.

With over 200 highly cited publications and a track record of mentoring successful PhD candidates, Prof Bansal’s journey from India to Australia showcases his dedication to nanobiotechnology and materials chemistry. His establishment of the Sir Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility exemplifies his focus on clinical and commercial translation. His team’s work on sensors, diagnostics, biomedical imaging, and cellular immunotherapies holds the promise of transforming healthcare. Prof Bansal’s presence on our Advisory Board will undoubtedly drive new advancements in the field.

 

 

 

Dr Jeff W.M. Bulte is a Professor of Radiology, Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the inaugural Radiology Director of Scientific Communications and serves as Director of Cellular Imaging in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. He is a Fellow and Gold Medal awardee of the ISMRM, a Fellow of WMIS, AIMBE, and IAMBE, and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. He has published over 350 papers and book chapters, which have been cited over 35,000 times. His research interest is the development of new contrast agents and theranostics as applied to molecular and cellular imaging, with particular emphasis on in vivo cell tracking and regenerative medicine.

 

 

As Sensors & Diagnostics continues to be a beacon of cutting-edge research, the addition of these distinguished experts to our Advisory Board amplifies our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and the advancement of scientific knowledge. We eagerly anticipate the fresh perspectives, insights, and directions that Prof Kubota, Dr Nam, Dr Ho, and Prof Bansal will bring to our journal’s mission.

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Colorimetric determination of perfluorocarboxylic acids using porphyrin hosts and mobile phone photographs

About this infographic:

Persistent and harmful pollutants commonly known as “PFAS” are increasingly found in our soil and water. These human-made chemicals are used in non-stick cookware, food packaging, water-resistant fabrics, and firefighting foams and have been shown to persist in the environment and have detrimental effects on human health. While many PFAS have been banned, others are still being manufactured. Detecting these pollutants is the first step toward restoring polluted environments.

The existing methods to detect PFAS are slow and use expensive laboratory equipment. The authors have made chemical sensors that instantly change colour from red to green when shaken with common PFAS pollutants. The technique uses a method called “host-guest” chemistry. A large, coloured molecule, -a porphyrin- forms a “basket” shaped cavity. The authors thought about specific PFAS molecules they investigated to occupy the “basket”, and when they do, the porphyrin changes colour. The naked eye can detect colour response to these PFAS, but using mobile phone photographs allows us to estimate the concentrations to lower levels.

 

 

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Daniel Roxbury joins the Advisory Board of Sensors & Diagnostics

Welcome Dr Daniel Roxbury to the Advisory Board of Sensors & Diagnostics!

Our Editors in Chief Sabine Szunerits and Xueji Zhang are delighted to announce and introduce Daniel Roxbury as an Advisory Board member!

Daniel Roxbury, Advisory Board member of Sensors & Diagnostics

 

Dr Roxbury is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI), where he leads the URI NanoBio Engineering Laboratory. Work in his laboratory focuses on the development of wearable sensing textiles with encapsulated nanosensors for the detection of wound and stress biomarkers. Prior to joining URI, Prof. Roxbury received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and subsequently conducted postdoctoral work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, NY), where he was externally funded through an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship. Roxbury earned the 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work in the hyperspectral imaging of fluorescent nanomaterials, the 2021 URI Early Career Faculty Research and Scholarship Excellence Award, and the 2022 40 under 40 award by Providence Business News.

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Research infographic – Metal organic framework encapsulated tamavidin-Gluc reporter: application in COVID-19 spike antigen bioluminescent immunoassay

A novel genetic fusion protein was created, combining a bioluminescent reporter (Gluc) and avidin-like protein, tamavidin, TA2 (TA2-Gluc). This novel genetic fusion protein promises a cost-effective universal reporter based on the binding of TA2 to biotin and high luminescent output upon adding the substrate, coelenterazine, for Gluc.

Want to know more? Read the full article here: https://doi.org/10.1039/D2SD00145D

 

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Welcome Sahika Inal to our Editorial Board

Welcome to Sensors & Diagnostics!

Our Editors in Chief Sabine Szunerits and Xueji Zhang are delighted to announce and introduce Sahika Inal as an Editorial board member!

Sahika Inal is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering with affiliations in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has a B.Sc. degree in Textile Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), an M.Sc. in Polymer Science, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, both from the University of Potsdam (Germany). She completed her postdoctoral training at the Center of Microelectronics of Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France). Her expertise is in polymer science and bioelectronic devices, particularly in the photophysics of conjugated polymers, characterization of polymer films and the design of biosensors and actuators. Since 2016, Inal lab at KAUST exploits the functionalities of organic electronic materials, investigates ionic/electronic charge transport, and designs electronic devices that record/stimulate biological signals. Sahika is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has received recognitions including ACS PMSE Young Investigator Award 2022, Beilby Medal and Prize 2022, 2022 WCC Rising Star (ACS), and shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science in 2021. She is the author of 97+ publications and her work has been cited more than 7800 times.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Professor Sahika Inal as a member of the Sensors and Diagnostics Editorial Board!

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Introducing our new advisory board

We are delighted to introduce our Advisory Board for Sensors and Diagnostics!

The Sensors and Diagnostics Advisory Board is made up of outstanding researchers on emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, sensor devices and systems. All of them contribute to the journal as reviewers and writers, provide strategic feedback, and act as community advocates. Learn more about our entire Editorial and Advisory Boards on our website and get to know our newest Advisory Board members and some of their research samples below

Meet our new Advisory Board members:

 

 

Sabrina Conoci

University of Messina, Italy

Her research activity embraces the design, preparation and characterization of multifunctional nanostructured systems, advanced biotechnologies, Platform Systems Development and innovative Materials for medical and diagnostic devices nanostructured systems, advanced biotechnologies, Platform Systems Development and innovative Materials for medical and diagnostic devices.

 

 

 

Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, India

The central theme of his research is the rational design and synthesis of novel structures, functional materials, and porous polymers for sustainable energy, environment, and biomedical applications.

 

 

 

 

Elisa Michelini

University of Bologna, Italy

Professor Michelini has over 20 years’ experience in the development of biosensors based on optical detection for clinical diagnostics.

 

 

 

 

 

Mahesh Kumar

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

His research interests are focused on 2D materials, Nanomaterials, Sensors, Semiconductor materials and devices.

 

 

 

 

Eva Toth

Centre for Molecular Biophysics, CNRS, France

Dr Jakab Toth is a specialist of the conception and characterization of metal complexes for bioimaging applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Suresh Kumar Kailasa

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India

His research interest are in the field of analytical chemistry, MALDI-MS, ESI-MS, microextraction, nanosensors, drug delivery, surface modifications of nanostructure materials, among others.

 

 

 

 

Igor Medintz

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA

His research interests include how nanoparticles engage in energy transfer and how biological processes are altered at a nanoparticle interface.

 

 

 

 

Agata Michalska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Her research is focused on understanding principle and mechanism of operation of ion-sensors.

 

 

 

 

 

Raffaele Velotta

University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Currently, his research is devoted to developing plasmonic immunosensors with colorimetric or fluorescence (plasmon enhanced fluorescence) readout

 

 

 

 

 

Tony James

University of Bath, UK

His research focuses on supramolecular chemistry, including probes for redox imbalance and theranostic systems.

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Daunert

University of Miami, USA

Her research focuses on the development of biomaterials and nanocarriers for targeted, controlled, and responsive drug delivery systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us in welcoming all of our new Advisory Board members to Sensors and Diagnostics!

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