BiosenseDementia 2017

University of Plymouth is pleased to announce the hosting of a two-day international workshop on biosensors for dementia from 13 – 14 June 2017. This is the first international workshop on nanotechnology based biosensors for dementia detection to be hosted at University of Plymouth jointly with Swansea University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK. 

Download the draft programme of events

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 17 May 2017
  • Successful applicants informed: 20 May 2017
  • Workshop starts: 13 June 2017

According to the World Alzheimer Report 2016, there are currently around 47 million people affected by dementia, a figure that is expected to rise due to an ageing population globally, unless progress can be made to treat or prevent the disease. The workshop will bring together world-leading academics and researchers from both industry and healthcare sectors to connect and share their expertise in dementia diagnosis and biosensor development. The event will consist of plenary and invited talks, followed by submitted papers and poster presentations. The workshop will serve as a platform for researchers to engage by exchanging ideas via networking, developing collaborations and discussing latest biosensor developments, as well as the potential challenges related to the early diagnosis of dementia.

We look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth in June 2017.

Themes

  • Dementia biomarker detection techniques
  • Graphene and 2D related materials based biosensors
  • CNTs, nanowires and nanoparticles based biosensors

 

  • Microfabrication and nanofabrication of biosensors
  • Multiplexing techniques for biomarker detection
  • Machine learning techniques for dementia biomarkers
  • Data processing and biomedical statistical methods

Keynote speakers

  • Centre for Nanohealth, Swansea University

    Professor Owen Guy

    Centre for Nanohealth, Swansea University
  • Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies, University of Bath

    Dr Pedro Estrela

    Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies, University of Bath
  • The Leeds Bionanotechnology Group, University of Leeds

    Professor Paul Millner

    The Leeds Bionanotechnology Group, University of Leeds
  • Consultant in Memory Assessment and Dementia Research. Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Plymouth

    Dr Stephen Pearson FRCPsych

    Consultant in Memory Assessment and Dementia Research. Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Plymouth