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Simona Ricci will defend her PhD Thesis on 30 July 2020 at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Simona Ricci from the Nanomol Group at ICMAB will defend her PhD thesis on Thursday, 30 July 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room. Join us online via Zoom. 
Anna May
16 July 2020

Liquid-gated transistors for biosensing applications

by Simona Ricci, Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL group), ICMAB, CSIC

Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB - Meeting Room (VIDEOCONFERENCE). Register here via Zoom. 

Abstract: The development of an ultra-sensitive biosensor for the detection of α-synuclein, a biomarker of a broad range of neurodegenerative diseases, is of utmost importance. It is estimated that people suffering Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases will increase significantly in the next years. In this thesis, we developed an immunosensor for α-synuclein based on an electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors (EGOFETs). These devices have been recently exploited in biosensing applications thanks to their low-operating voltages, their intrinsic amplification property, low-cost of production, and possibility to fabricate them on flexible substrates. Furthermore, it was integrated into a microfluidic chamber aiming at a compact, disposable and easy to use device.


  • Marta Mas-Torrent, Nanomol Group, ICMAB, CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Teresa Travieso Sierra, Zaragoza University, Spain
  • Secretary: Nuria Crivillers Clusella, ICMAB-CSIC, Spain
  • Vocal: Carlo Augusto Bortolotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graphic abstract SIMONA

Figure: Electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistors (EGOFETs)

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