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Post-doc position available

By on 12th September 2019

“Development of integrated system of plant pathogens field detection”. Please see relevant announcement in News menu (above, right) to download job offer file.

Post-doc position available

By on 12th September 2019

Position: “Development of integrated system of plant pathogens field detection”
Click here to download job offer (in Greek).

New FET-OPEN grant awarded to Biosensos lab

By on 20th June 2019

Biosensors lab is the recipient of and will coordinate a new FET-OPEN grant entitled “Towards an instrument-free future for molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care (Acronym: Free@POC). The program involves the development of a novel diagnostic tool for genetic amplification and detection at ambient temperature, combined with smartphone operation. The consortium includes, in addition to FORTH, Pasteur Institute (France), Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (Italy), Gnosis Data Analysis (Greece) and University College London Hospital (UK) as partners.

Grant awarded

By on 20th June 2019

Biosensors Lab is awarded and coordinates highly competitive FET-OPEN HORIZON 2020 grant

Just accepted for publication

By on 15th April 2019

G. Papadakis, A. Pantazis, M. Ntogka, K. Parasyris, G. Theodosi, G. Kaprou, E. Gizeli:
3D-printed point-of-care platform for genetic testing of infectious diseases directly in human samples using acoustic wave sensors and a smartphone.”
ACS Sensors, 2019, in press

Just accepted for publication

By on 15th April 2019

G. Papadakis, A. Pantazis, M. Ntogka, K. Parasyris, G. Theodosi, G. Kaprou, E. Gizeli:
3D-printed point-of-care platform for genetic testing of infectious diseases directly in human samples using acoustic wave sensors and a smartphone.
ACS Sensors, 2019, in press

Award of Fotis Kafatos Lab Box

By on 17th January 2019

Α multidisciplinary group led by members of Βiosensors Lab (Prof.Electra Gizeli, Dr. Giorgos Papadakis and Dr. Alexandros Pantazis), Plant Molecular Biology Lab (Prof. Kriton Kalantidis) and the Experimental General Lyceum of Heraklion (Prof. Haris Dimitrakopoulos) received the First Award for their development of a portable Lab Box to detect genetically modified plants (see photos here and here).

The proposal was distinguished for its:

1) Scientific and educational excellence focusing on advanced technologies and biological issues of importance to the society
2) Innovative nature employing state of the art methodologies
3) Global application to molecular diagnostics

The concept is illustrated in a short video by Dr Pantazis.

Fotis Kafatos award

By on 17th January 2019

“Fotis Kafatos Lab Box” award is given to Biosensors Lab (15/12/2018)

Grant awarded

By on 26th November 2018

Patras Science Park “Proof-of-Concept” grant is awarded to Dr G. Papadakis and Prof. E. Gizeli in order to bring innovation developed within Biosenors’ Lab to a commercialization stage. The grant concerns the development of a digital colorimetric DNA analysis method for the real-time and quantitative detection of nucleic acids in unprocessed human, plant and food samples. The platform which is portable and operates via a smartphone, has the potential to impact healthcare and agro/food safety.

Grant awarded

By on 26th November 2018

“PROOF-OF-CONCEPT” grant from Patras Science Park awarded to Dr G. Papadakis and Prof. E. Gizeli