University of Lyon 1, France
Talt Title: A versatile multielectrode platform for drug discovery and enzyme screening
Loïc J. Blum is full Professor of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Lyon 1 (France) and is involved in the development of Nanobiotechnologies-related topics (biosensors, bioanalytical micro and nano systems, biochips and biomimetic membranes) and in enzyme engineering, particularly, biocatalysis in non-conventional media. He developed several analytical systems in the domain of bio-, chemi- and electrochemi-luminescence. In 2003, he founded and headed the “Enzyme, Biological and Biomimetic Membranes” Laboratory at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. In 2007, he cofounded a research institute financed by the CNRS and the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1: “Institute for Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry and Biochemistry” he headed until 2016.
Since 1983, he published ca. 190 peer-reviewed papers and about 50 book chapters. He hold several patents, all of them being licensed or exploited. He was co-editor of a book on Biosensors (Biosensor Principles and Application, Marcel Dekker,1991), author of a book on Bio- and Chemi-Luminescent Sensors (World Scientific,1997). He is also Member of the Editorial Board of Analytical Letters and Editor of Biosensors & Bioelectronics (Elsevier). He is presently Vice-President for Partnerships and Innovation of the University of Lyon 1.