Progress on the Electrochemical and Electrical Sensing of Pathogenic Bacteria Using Advanced Nanostructures


Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN), UMR CNRS 8520, University of Lille, Avenue Poincaré-BP 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, e-mail address:

Pathogenic bacteria when present in food, water, and other biological samples remain one of the main sources of human diseases as they are infectious to human beings. Over the past years, advanced nanomaterials-based sensing is considered an efficient and unique platform for the rapid, selective, ultrasensitive, qualitative, and quantitative detection of single or multiple pathogenic bacteria. Towards this end, various emerging nanomaterials have been integrated into electrochemical and electrical sensor systems enabling the rapid recognition of pathogenic bacteria presence. In this talk, some of our work on graphene oxide-based sensors toward the identification of harmful bacteria will be discussed. A special focus will be given to innovative surface receptors and their anchoring to the sensor transducer in a controlled manner.

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