Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (INANO), Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Talk Title: Electrochemical biosensors for bacterial analysis
Elena E. Ferapontova heads the group of Electrochemical Biosensors and Bioelectrocatalysis at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark (http://inano.au.dk/about/research-groups/electrochemical-biosensors-and-bioelectrocatalysis-group-elena-ferapontova/) and a core member of the Center of Electromicrobiology (http://bios.au.dk/forskning/center-for-electromicrobiology/). After receiving her PhD in Electrochemistry (Kinetics and Catalysis) from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, she moved her research activities into Bioelectrochemistry with a special interest in biological electron transfer reactions. As a postdoctoral fellow she developed enzyme and DNA biosensors in Lund University, Sweden, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. From 2007 she works at iNANO. Her current research focuses on electrochemical studies of electron transfer reactions of nucleic acids and enzymes and their practical applications in environmental and biomedical analytical devices for specific and sensitive detection of biomarkers of chronic and viral/bacterial infections, proteins, small molecules and cells, neurotransmitters, for sustainable energy production and in photo-bioelectrocatalysis.