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PhD topics for academic year 2021/2022

Department of Physical Chemistry

Faculty of Chemical Engineering

Biosensors methods for environmental monitoring and food safety

Homola Jiří, prof. Ing. CSc., DSc. ( hom...@ufe.cz)
Nowadays, industrial activity produces vast amounts of harmful chemicals that can pollute the environment and contaminate food, posing a serious challenge to public health. The development of analytical methods for rapid and sensitive detection and quantification of harmful chemicals is an important and timely research topic. The dissertation will focus on the development of biosensors for rapid and sensitive detection of selected low molecular weight analytes, which present risk to water and food quality. Mainly, the work will focus on optical biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and potentially also on their combination with electrochemical methods for more complex sample analysis. In particular, the work will include the development of functional layers for affinity capture of selected analytes and the development of detection assays and methodologies enabling rapid and sensitive detection of analytes in complex matrices. The developed biosensing approaches will be evaluated in model experiments and the results will be compared with those obtained using conventional analytical methods.
Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, v. v. i.
Updated: 29.11.2019 12:30, Author: Jan Kříž

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