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Graphene in Biomedical Technologies

Graphene Connect workshop - Biomedical Technologies

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:15-17:10
At MEDICA/COMPAMED trade-fair in the COMPAMED hall 8b in room 814A​, Düsseldorf

Join the Graphene Flagship, EC's largest research initiative, unfolding the emerging market of graphene biomedical technologies at the industry workshop Graphene Connect. Meet key graphene experts and speakers of leading brands. The topic sessions will cover opportunities and challenges in biosensors, implants and bioelectronics to guide you into the future.

Graphene Connect Industry workshop series

The Graphene Connect aims to provide an opportunity to give an overview of Graphene Flagship cutting edge research and showcase successful implementations of graphene products by key industries and top scientists. It is a series of industry workshops aiming to identify industry demands, find groups of companies and researchers with a common interest in future biomedical technologies and foster new collaborations.
Participants will gain knowledge from hands-on experience from leading brands as well as engage in group discussion and networking with top-experts from the Graphene Flagship.

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The workshop is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Please note that the workshop venue is inside the MEDICA/COMPAMED exhibition area and that delegates have to cover the cost for the entrance ticket (1-day-ticket: online:25€, on-site: 60€) to the trade-fair themselves.




Session 1: Graphene in Biosensors


Speaker: Arben Merkoçi, ICN2
Chair: Sanna Arpiainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Round table discussions
Summary and way forward

Arben Merkoçi, ICN2, Spain
Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2). Prof. Merkoçi research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience based cost/efficient biosensors. The paper/plastic-based nanobiosensors involve  integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures/motors and applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security.
Sanna Arpiainen, VTT, Finland
Sanna Arpiainen is a Senior Scientist at the Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, in the research area of Sensing and Integration. She is focused on the applications of graphene and other layered 2D materials in the fields of sensing and flexible electronics. She is the Deputy Head of the work package Sensors of the Graphene Flagship.

Coffee/ small snacks

Session 2: Electroceuticals; Graphene in Implants


Speaker: Daniel Chew, GALVANI
Chair: Kostas Kostarelos, The University of Manchester

Round-table discussion
Summary and way forward

Daniel Chew, GALVANI, UK
Daniel leads the neural Interfacing and pre-clinical efforts at the UK R&D site of GALVANI. The Galvani Bioelectronics R&D effort is focussed on assessing early stage feasibility of autonomic nervous system neuromodulation, across a pipeline of disease indications. Work centres around exploring the fundamentals of nerve physiology, electrode design, pre-clinical models, computational modelling, and optimising ways to interact with the mammalian anatomy. This involves the pursuit of in silico, ex vivo, and in vivo electrophysiology methods, while driving the process of development of mechanically and electrically compliant neural interfaces for patients.
Kostas Kostarelos, The University of Manchester, UK
Kostas Kostarelos is Professor of Nanomedicine at the University of Manchester at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair. His research focuses on preclinical development of nanomedicine constructs based on novel nanomaterials of synthetic and biological nature. Kostarelos is also Head of the work package Biomedical Technologies of the Graphene Flagship.

Coffee/ small snacks

Session 3: e-Health and Wearable Technologies

Speaker: Matteo Bruna, Head of Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs
Chair: Jose Garrido, ICN2

Round-table discussion
Summary and way forward

Matteo Bruna, Nokia Bell Labs, UK
Matteo Bruna is the Head of Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs. Before this, Bruna was a Research Fellow at Hughes Hall. He was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the Engineering Department of Cambridge University. He was in the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group in the Electrical Engineering Division.

Jose Antonio Garrido, ICN2, Spain
Jose Antonio Garrido is an ICREA research professor and leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group, which explores novel electronic materials, such as graphene and other 2D materials, and their potential in electronic and bioelectronic applications. Jose A. Garrido is an editor for the journal Diamond and Related Materials and co-coordinator of the biomedical technologies work package for the European Graphene Flagship initiative.

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