Laboratory of biofunctional materials

Head of the research group
Molecularly Imprinted Polymers
synthetic receptors
medical diagnostics
environmental monitoring
COVID-19 express test
The group develops smart biosensing functionalmaterials to propose solutions with considerablepotential impact on essential areas of human lifesuch as environmental protection and medicaldiagnostics. By employing the molecular imprinting technology, the group designs and synthesizes polymeric materials so called MolecularlyImprinted Polymers (MIP). The main benefitsof MIPs is related to their synthetic nature, i.e.excellent chemical and thermal stability associated with reproducible, cost-effective fabrication.MIPs can be easily integrated with a variety ofsensor platforms including piezogravimetric,optical and electrochemical transducers andallowing label-free detection of a target analytewith high sensitivity and selectivity. The groupsucceeded in developing the MIP-based sensorscapable of determining sulfamethizole, amoxicillin, erythromycin as well as immunoglobulin G,neurotrophic factors (BDNF, CDNF) and viralproteins (SARS-Cov-2 nucleocapsid and spikeproteins).
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