Laboratory of Biomolecular Electronics

Historical Background:

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).