Prof. Jeroen Lammertyn

Full Professor in bionanotechnology and head of the Biosensors group

Supervision of ESR12, academic supervisor ESR13, external co-supervisor of ESRs 7 & 10; lead of WP2 and deputy lead of WP4

“I am looking forward to being part of a dynamic group of researchers working on continuous biosensing.”


Prof. Jeroen Lammertyn’s MeBioS Biosensors group was founded in 2005 within the the Department of Biosystems at KU Leuvenand currently counts 1 senior research manager, 1 industrial research manager, 5 postdocs, 4 supporting staff members and 22 PhD students. The group’s research activities focus on the development of novel bio-molecular detection concepts and miniaturized analysis systems for food and medical diagnostic and life science research purposes.

Jeroen Lammertyn has a Master in Bioscience Engineering (KU Leuven) and a Master of Science in Biostatistics of UHasselt. He obtained his PhD in Applied Biological Sciences at the KU Leuven in 2001. He spent one year as a postdoctoral research associate at the Pennsylvania State University, USA in the research group of Prof. Irudayaraj.  Jeroen has established many research collaborations at the national and international level (e.g., 7 EU-projects) resulting in an accumulated project funding of over 27 M€.   Jeroen is co-inventor of 12 patent applications and co-founder of the spin-off company FOx Biosystems. Jeroen teaches 7 courses in the Master programs of Bioscience Engineering and, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Establish new collaborations and interactions with colleagues in the field

Be part of a dynamic group of researchers working on continuous biosensing

Provide training to enthusiastic young people

Rutten, I., Daems, D., Lammertyn, J. with Lammertyn, J. (corresp. author) (2020). Boosting biomolecular interactions through DNA origami nano-tailored biosensing interfaces. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 8, 3606-3615. doi: 10.1039/C9TB02439E

Safdar, S., Lammertyn, J., Spasic, D. (2020). RNA-cleaving NAzymes: the next big thing in biosensing? TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2020.04.012

Safdar, S., Ven, K., Van Lent, J., Pavie, B., Rutten, I., Dillen, A., Munck, S., Lammertyn, J., Spasic, D. (2020). DNA-only, microwell-based bioassay for multiplex nucleic acid detection with single base-pair resolution using MNAzymes. BIOSENSORS AND BIO-ELECTRONICS, 152, Art.No. 112017. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2020.112017

Dal Dosso, F., Tripodi, L., Spasic, D., Kokalj, T., Lammertyn, J. (2019). Innovative Hydrophobic Valve Allows Complex Liquid Manipulations in a Self-Powered

Channel-Based Microfluidic Device. ACS SENSORS, 4 (3), 694-703. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.8b01555

Peeters, B., Daems, D., Van der Donck, T., Delport, F., Lammertyn, J. (2019). Real-Time FO-SPR Monitoring of Solid-Phase DNAzyme Cleavage Activity for Cutting-Edge Biosensing. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 11 (7), 6759-6768. doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b18756

Daems, D., Pfeifer, W., Rutten, I., Saccà, B., Spasic, D., Lammertyn, J. (2018). Three-Dimensional DNA Origami as Programmable Anchoring Points for Bioreceptors in Fiber Optic Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES. doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b04757  

Ven, K., Vanspauwen, B., Perez-Ruiz, E., Leirs, K., Decrop, D., Gerstmans, H., Spasic, D., Lammertyn, J. (2018). Target Confinement in Small Reaction Volumes Using Microfluidic Technologies: A Smart Approach for Single-Entity Detection and Analysis. ACS SENSORS, 3 (2), 264-284. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00873