"Biosensors for Pandemics 2021: Reliable and efficient nanotech-based diagnostics in emergency situations" is an "ICN2 Severo Ochoa Workshop on Health" - 2nd edition of an Online conference that will address main problems scientific community is facing nowadays for COVID-19 pandemics.
The idea is to get again together worldwide well known experts in biosensing technologies who are working currently in COVID-19 diagnostics or have a great potential for application of their technologies in the near future. This conference is also addressed to specialists in virology, epidemiology and other health areas and communication technologies that are crucial for guiding biosensing community and their diagnostics ideas using biosensors in the right way. A virtual round table providing answers to participants and sharing ideas between speakers is also previewed. We are looking for both Oral, FlashPoster and ePoster contributions that will be shared with an Open-access to all the participants.

A call for publications on COVID-19 related Biosensing technologies, is also planned in collaboration with "Biosensors and Bioelectronics", the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics. We encourage possible participants to stay tune in order to receive further info for this special issue

The Phantoms Foundation is a Professional Conference Organiser specialised in the planning and execution of conferences and online meetings focused on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and in particular “Graphene and 2DM”. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields, giving as well high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (Involved in 11 European projects in the last 10 years either as coordinator or partner) and providing an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by catalysing collaboration among international research groups.
Currently, one of its main core activities is to organize International conferences, meetings and workshops in particular in the “Graphene and 2D Materials” area:

The Institut Catala de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia (ICN2) is a flagship research institute within the CERCA network of centres created and supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia to raise Catalan science to the premier international level. The patrons of ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Its core activities are Frontier Basic and Applied Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Technology Transfer, and Public Outreach. Currently, ICN2 numbers some 200 staff from over 30 countries, of which about 170 are researchers. In addition to the theoretical and experimental groups involved in the project, ICN2´s activities in graphene include thermal management, photovoltaic, biosensors and energy applications, gathering about 40 researchers (permanent staff, postdoc and Ph.D. students). ICN2 achievements were recognised in 2014 with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation, the most prestigious award targeting research centres in Spain.

ICN2 is strongly involved in Graphene and two-dimensional materials research. It includes the theoretical study and development of multiscale computational methodologies (combining ab-initio with tight-binding models) to simulate charge, spin and phonon transport in realistic models of structurally and chemically modified graphene (and two-dimensional)-based materials and devices. Additionally research is engaged in  the development and demonstration of novel graphene spintronic devices, or the use of graphene and other carbon materials in biosensing and bioelectronics applications, such as low cost and large scale technology for the fabrication of graphene solution-gated field effect transistors as well as graphene electrodes, and their characterization in aqueous environment and in cell cultures based on CVD graphene or the use of graphene derivatives for electrochemical biosensors. Finally, hybrid materials including graphene are also investigated for applications in energy (supercapacitors) and photovoltaics.


Organising Committee
Antonio Correia (Phantoms Foundation, Spain) - Chairperson
Arben Merkoçi (ICREA/ICN2, Spain) - Scientific Chairperson
Laura Lechuga (ICN2/CSIC, Spain) - Scientific Co-Chairperson
International Scientific Committee
Stephan Roche (ICREA/ICN2, Spain)
Technical Committee
Concepción Narros (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Joaquin Ramón-Laca Maderal (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Jose Luis Roldan (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)



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