Biosensing is the conversion of biological processes into useful information. Incorporating "a variety of means, including electrical, electronic, and photonic devices; biological materials (e.g., tissue, enzymes, nucleic acids, etc.) and chemical analysis" biosensing produces signals to detect biological elements, using related technologies to convert these signals into readable data. From biomedicine to food production, environment to security and defense, biosensing addresses a rapidly growing industry in this field. What is more, the Netherlands is home to a number of scientists who are currently working on a number of biosensors, promising to come up with groundbreaking new technologies in all. For the "Future of Biosensing" a few of these scientists are going to share some insights of their work to describe how our future might be affected as a result of these developments.
Biosensors are already reflected and integrated in gaming, interactive multimedia as well as in conceptual art. We are opening the door for an interesting dialogue about these applications and scientific developments.
Davide Iannuzzi, Associated Professor, VU University Amsterdam
Fiber-top micromachined devices: biosensors on the tip of a fiber
Robert Shepherd, Founder, Eduverse
Virtual worlds and biosensors
Bert Mik, Scientist and anesthesiologist, Erasmus Medical Center
Towards bedside monitoring at the subcellular level
Christian Nold, artist, designer and educator
"Bio Mapping" - an exhibition
The conference language is English.