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.
- 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.
- 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
Professor Owen Guy
Centre for Nanohealth, Swansea University
Dr Pedro Estrela
Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies, University of Bath
Professor Paul Millner
The Leeds Bionanotechnology Group, University of Leeds
Dr Stephen Pearson FRCPsych
Consultant in Memory Assessment and Dementia Research. Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Plymouth