Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague, Czech Republic

Talk Title: Plasmonic Biosensors: Present and Future

Professor Jiří Homola is Director of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics, Prague (Czech Republic). He also is Professor at Charles University in Prague and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle (USA). He received his MS (1988) from the Czech Technical University and PhD (1993) and DSc (2009) degrees from the Czech Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in photonics and biophotonics, in particular in optical sensors and biosensors. He investigates photonic and plasmonic phenomena and pursues development of sensor instrumentation, microfluidic devices and functional coatings for optical biosensors for molecular biology, medical diagnostics, food safety and security. He edited 2 books and authored over 150 refereed journal papers. He also holds 8 patents. Prof. Homola has received numerous awards, including the Roche Diagnostics Prize for Sensor Technology, Award for Outstanding Research of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Premium Academiae of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Czech Head. He has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).