*** Plenary Speaker ***

Prof. Janos Vörös
Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich


Nanoscale bio(medical)sensors


Nanotechnology brought new possibilities for sensing bio(medical) signals. In this talk, I will introduce three examples that address various sensing applications:
First, counting and identifying single biomolecules inside living cells using the nanopore FluidFM will be presented.
Then molography, a new concept based on coherent scattering at nanoscale bioaffinity patterns, will be introduced. Molography enables label-free biosensing in the “noisy” environment of real biological samples.
Finally, in vivo strain sensing using stretchable bioelectronics with nanowires embedded in elastomers will be discussed.


Prof. Vörös has a PhD in Biophysics from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. In 1998 he came to ETH Zurich where he is now a Professor in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the University and ETH Zurich (Department for Information Technology and Electrical Engineering) heading the Laboratory for Biosensors and Bioelectronics since 2006.

His research interests include nanotechnology based approaches to bio(medical)sensing, implanted stretchable bioelectronics, and bottom-up neuroscience.