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Events - March 2013
Advances in Biodetection & Biosensors
05 Mar 2013 - 06 Mar 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Advances in Biodetection and Biosensors is now in its 6th year, and is going from strength to strength.
This year, we are expanding the meeting to incorporate more focus on Biosensors. Biosensors are small analytical devices that can convert a biological stimulus into an electrical signal. These can be for things such as measuring concentrations of substances within the body and are extremely valuable in rapidly detecting when these levels change. For example, biosensors could be extremely valuable to diabetics in rapidly informing the individual when blood glucose levels fluctuate out of normal parameters.
The conference will also cover other areas of biodetection, such as field ready pathogen detection devices, which could be very useful in LEDC’s where there is a need for rapid diagnosis of diseases, when no hospitals are available.
Next Generation Biosensors and Biodetection Techniques
Nucleic Acid Diagnostic Tests
Point of Care and Field Ready Pathogen Detection Devices
You can present your research on a poster while attending the meeting. Submit an abstract for consideration now!
Poster Submission Deadline: 19 February 2013
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Environmental Impact of GM Crops
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Water Dynamics Affect Coral Reefs
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Impact of Emerging Contaminants in Our Water Supply
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Study Finds Mercury Contamination Across Western N. America
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Device Improves Measurement of Water Pollution
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Changing Ocean Chemistry Due To Human Activity
More anthropogenic carbon in the northeast Pacific means weaker shells for many marine species.
Sensor Could Help Fight Bacterial Infections
The sensor can detect E.coli bacteria in 15-20 minutes over a wide temperature range, offering a fast and cost effective tests.
Extreme Temperatures Could Increase Preterm Birth Risk
Researchers at NIH have found more preterm births among women exposed to extremes of hot and cold.
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