Department of Biomolecular Electronics

Historical Background:

The development of biological and chemical sensors was initiated in 1987 in the Department of translation mechanisms of genetic information headed by Academician of NAS of Ukraine Anna V. Elska in close collaboration with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Radiophysics Faculty, the Department of Semiconductor Physics led by Prof. Vitaly I. Strikha.

The Laboratory of Biomolecular Electronics was established in 2004. Then the Laboratory turned into The Department of Biomolecular Electronics in 2019. Prof. Alexey P. Soldatkin (Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) is the head of the Laboratory/Department from 2004.

The permanent research and engineering staff of the department consist of more then 20 persons including 4 DrSci in Biology, one DrSci in physics and mathematics, 9 PhD in Biology, and 7 engineers at least. In addition, around 3-6 post-graduate and more than 10 under-graduate students are working and training in the department.

As development of biosensors is a multidisciplinary task, the department involves specialists from different scientific fields: biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology, physics and bioanalytical chemistry, etc. More than 20-year activity of our department resulted in the creation of over 30 prototypes of sensor systems for clinical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, control of biotechnological processes and food quality control. Our scientific achievements are described in more than 300 articles in leading national and international journals. 10 international and over 20 national patents were acquired. The researchers of our department has huge experience of participation in different international scientific projects, including HORIZON (1), FP7 (3), NATO (11), INTAS (5), STCU (5), Peaks (1), ECO-NET (1), Dnipro (3) DAAD (3), Fulbright (1) and others. Our department has several agreements on bilateral cooperation with countries in Europe (2) and North Africa (3).