Prof. Arben Merkoçi
Prof. Arben Merkoçi is currently ICREA Professor and director of the Nanobioelectronics & Biosensors Group at Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN), situated at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus (Bellaterra, Barcelona) in Spain. After PhD (1991) at Tirana University, in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) designs and applications in clinical and environmental analysis, he worked as postdoc at other European research centres and USA in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies. These postdoc periods were followed by leading positions in several laboratories: (1997-2006) at Autonomous University of Barcelona and since 2006 in ICN2.
His research is focused on the design and application of cutting edge nanotechnology and nanoscience based biosensors. These nanobiosensors are based on the integration of biological molecules (DNA, antibodies, cells and enzymes) and other (bio)receptors with micro- and nanostructures and applied in diagnostics, environmental monitoring or safety and security.