Electrochemical Biosensing

Dr. Christine Kranz
Lecturer's institute: 
Ulm University
5.11.2019 13:00 to 7.11.2019 16:00

Schedule:  the short course on electrochemical sensing will be given in the time period of 5.-7.11.2019 (13:00-16:00, each day).

Location: To be informed later by email.  

Credits: 1 ECT, evaluation method will be announced later.

Please, register to the course sending an email to anne-laure.janssen@oulu.fi by 21.10.2019



Electrochemical (bio)sensors are an interdisciplinary ever-growing research field in analytical chemistry, which is expected to reach a market volume of more than 23 mio$ by 2022 given their high sensitivity and selectivity. This course on electrochemical (bio)sensing will provide an introduction on the required fundamentals of electrochemistry, and a comprehensive overview on electroanalytical methods used in chem/bio sensing. Next to the sensing  principles, concepts of immobilizing (bio)molecular recognition elements including enzymes, proteins, antibodies, nucleic acids, cells, tissues or aptamers at the surface of electrochemical transducers will be discussed. The course will also focus on miniaturization strategies along with the associated analytical challenges and will highlight applications in real-world scenarios from various fields. Following topics will be addressed in depth:

·       Fundamentals of electroanalytical chemistry

·       Molecular recognition elements and their immobilization

·       Miniaturization of electrochemical (bio)sensors

·       Applications in biomedicine, forensics, and environmental analysis


Short Bio

Dr. Christine Kranz received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Ludwig- Maximilian University in Munich (1992) and Technical University of Munich (1996), Munich, Germany, respectively. After spending a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (1999), she accepted a position at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Since 2008, she has a permanent position at the Ulm University, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IABC), Germany, where she is apl. Professor, heading the surface sciences group, the biosensing activity and is coordinating the Focused Ion Beam Center UUlm. Her main research focus is in the field of scanning probe microscopy in particular scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), multifunctional scanning probes (e.g. combination AFM-SECM, IR-AFM), miniaturized (bio)sensor technology for biomedical research and (FIB)-based micro-fabrication. Currently, she is co-speaker of the graduate training course “PULMOSENS”, which focuses on developing innovative sensing approaches and their application in pulmonary research.


Last updated: 20.6.2019