History of the European BioSensor Symposium

The European BioSensor Symposium (EBS) originally emerges from the German BioSensor Symposium (DBS), first held in Munich 1999 and subsequently at nine different locations in Germany, which are well known hot spots for biosensor research and development. EBS is a bi-annual conference organized first in Potsdam, Germany, in 2017, and after that in Florence, Italy in 2019. The aim is to stimulate and enhance exchange among researchers working in Europe in the field of biosensors.
In 2021, the city of Aachen, located in the cross-border region of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, and the University of Applied Sciences Aachen will be venue and host of the 3rd European BioSensor Symposium.


Aim of the European BioSensor Symposium

The European BioSensor Symposium should bring together young and experienced scientists to discuss new insights in all aspects of biosensor research and related areas, to push forward cutting-edge ideas and interesting approaches, and to stimulate the scientific exchange between all groups and countries.
Young researchers at the beginning of their career are invited to present their most recent results, while seniors give introductions on special advanced aspects of biosensors, technology and upcoming trends.
An industry exhibition with selected companies rounds off the comprehensive picture of the state of biosensor research, development and applications in Europe.


Topics of the European BioSensor Symposium

  • Technologies for innovative formats such as implantable, non-invasive, single-use bio-sensors, and paper-based diagnostics
  • Bioengineered and biomimetic recognition elements (MIPs, aptamers, receptors, modified enzymes with increasing catalytic activity, sensor-actuator molecules etc.)
  • Nanotechnology, surface engineering and bioelectronics (single-molecules and molecular sensors,
    DNA-Origami, nanoparticles and nanostructures enhancing biosensor performance etc.)
  • Cell-based biosensors (e.g., pharma screening, diagnostics, cell toxicity, REACH), single cell-based
    diagnostics (patch-clamp and electrodes, sensors for regenerative therapies)
  • Advances in applications (clinics and „traditional“ areas such as environment and food safety, infection
    diagnostics including alternative strategies, cultural heritage)
  • Microfluidics and actuators for biosensing and integration
  • Theory, modelling and software development (e.g., multivalence in bio-sensing)