PROFESSOR BORJE SELLERGEN
"Design of highly potent imprinted anion receptors for sensing and high throughput 'omics"
Dr. Börje Sellergren is Professor in Biomedical Technology at Malmö University. His research interests span supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition and separation science. Applying rational molecular design to mimic biomolecules or their assemblies is a key motivation in his work. Currently this addresses life science questions and applications in molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. He has published over 170 scientific papers and 15 patents in the field of molecular imprinting and self-assembly with notable contributions in protein and peptide imprinting, combinatorial imprinting, synthetic enzymes, host design and lipid bilayer mimetic self-assembled mono-layers.
PROFESSOR DAVID CULLEN
‘Life Marker Chip - detecting evidence of life on Mars’
David Cullen developed his interest in biosensor and bioanalytical technology research and development during his PhD and postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge. His initial academic appointment in the mid-nineties within the biotechnology activities at Cranfield University continued this work with applications in the medical and environmental sectors. His involvement with the space sector began with a chance encounter with a member of the UK Beagle 2 Mars lander team and a discussion about environmental biosensors being relevant to detecting life on Mars. This discussion led to the proposing, selection and then partial development of the multiplexed immunoassay-based Life Marker Chip instrument for the ESA ExoMars rover. Since then he has transferred to the Space Group in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University where he holds a professorial chair in Astrobiology and Space Biotechnology.
PROFESSOR BO MATTIASSON
'Capacitive biosensor and molecular imprints - an attractive combination'
Bo Mattiasson is professor emeritus in biotechnology at Lund University, Sweden. He has supervised >75 students to their PhD. Published more than 750 papers in peer reviewed journals concerning enzyme technology, bioseparation, microbiology, bioanalysis and environmental technology, esp. valorization of surplus biomass as well as production of biogas from waste and surplus biomass, treatment of industrial wastewaters and lately monitoring and capturing trace pollutants from wastewater. Editor in chief for Biotechnology Reports. Started biotech companies dealing with biosensors (CapSenze Biosystems AB), biorefinery, enzyme technology and environmental biotechnology (Indienz AB).