Laboratory of Biomolecular Electronics
In Ukraine, the research on biological and chemical sensors was initiated in 1987 in the Department of translation
mechanisms of genetic information (TMGI) headed by Academician of NAS of Ukraine Anna V. Elska in close collaboration
with Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko university, radiophysics faculty, the Department of semiconductor physics led by
Professor Vitaly I. Strikha. In early 2004, on the basis of TMGI was established a laboratory of biomolecular
electronics (LBME), head - corresponding member of NAS of Ukraine Alexey P. Soldatkin). Permanent research and
engineering staff of the Laboratory consists of 21 persons including 4 Dr. Sci. in biology, 8 PhD in biology,
one PhD in physics and mathematics, 7 engineers. In addition, in LBME are permanently trained 3 to 5 post-graduate
and more than 10 graduate students. Laboratory brings together specialists from different branches of science -
biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology, radiophysics, and bioanalytical chemistry. More than 20-year LBME activity
resulted in the creation of over 30 prototypes of sensor systems for medicine, environmental monitoring, analysis
of food quality, control of biotechnological processes. LBME scientific achievements are presented in more than
300 articles in leading national and international journals, 10 international and over 20 national patents are aquired.
LBME actively participates in international projects, including grants NATO (11), INTAS (5), AC 7 (3), USTC (5), Peaks (1),
ECO-NET (1) and River (3), and has several agreements on bilateral cooperation with countries in Europe (2)
and North Africa (3).