Network

Supervisors

Menno Prins

Full Professor in Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physics

B1a: Eindhoven University of Technology, Molecular Biosensing group

20 years experience in industrial research; development of micro-nano sensing technologies; 100+ research papers and inventor on more than 90 patents
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Maarten Merkx

Full professor and Dean at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Head of the Protein Engineering group

B1a: Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering

123 publications; young investigator grants from HFSP, NWO (VIDI), an ERC consolidator grant in 2012 and ERC Point of care grants in 2014 and 2017; Prize for the best TU/e teacher at the master level in 2012; associate editor for ACS Sensors; Supervision of 20 PhD, currently supervising 3 PhDs, and 50+ MSc students.
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Peter Zijlstra

Associate Professor of Molecular Plasmonics

B1a: Eindhoven University of Technology, Molecular Biosensing group

Expertise in single-molecule detection using plasmonic and fluorescent approaches; PhD at Swinburne University of Technology (2009) in photothermal properties of single plasmonic nanoparticles with applications in optical data storage
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Kurt Vesterager Gothelf

Full professor at the Department of Chemistry and iNANO

B2: Aarhus University, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center

Director of the Center for Multifunctional Biomolecular Drug Design (CEMBID) and coordinator of the DNA-Robotics (H2020, ITN-MSCA); Background in organic chemistry; Expertise in DNA Nanotechnology, DNA conjugation and DNA self-assembly, surface chemistry and electrochemistry; Supervision of 30 PhDs and currently supervising 10 PhD students; Publication of 190 papers; H-index of 54 (WOS).
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Hatice Altug

Full professor, Head of Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory, Director of Doctoral Program in Photonics

B3:École Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, BioNanoPhotonic Systems Laboratory

Expert in experimental nanophotonics and its application in biosensing, bioimaging & surface enhanced spectroscopy. Executive board member of ETH/EPFL Women Professor Forum and bureau member of EPFL Women In Science and Humanities.
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Sarel Fleishman

Director of the Dr. Barry Sherman Institute of Medicinal Chemistry

B4: Weizmann Institute, Dept. of Biomolecular Sciences

Group leader. Has supervised seven postdocs, eleven PhD students, and eleven MSc students. Expert in protein design and engineering, including the first method to design new enzyme and antibody structures, design of ultra-high specificity, design of stable and highly expressible biologics, and methods for the design of high efficiency therapeutic enzymes.
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Jeroen Lammertyn

Full Professor in bionanotechnology and head of the Biosensors group

B5: KU Leuven, MeBioS Biosensor Group

Expertise in bio-assay development, micro- and nanofluidics and biosensors for medical and agrofood applications; Technical program committee member MEMS, MicroTAS and Transducers; >250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, H-index: 48; Supervision of 60 PhD students (38 completed, 22 ongoing)
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Kai Johnsson

Director at MPImF, Department of Chemical Biology

B6: Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Department of Chemical Biology

introduction of different approaches to specifically label proteins in living cells (SNAP-tag, CLIP-tag); Executive Editor of JACS; co-founder of different start-ups; elected member of EMBO; 160+ publications and 24 patents; Currently supervision of 9 PhDs.
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Marien de Jonge

Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Medical Immunology

B7: Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Expert in infectious diseases, special focus on vaccination and improvement of diagnosis of respiratory tract and invasive infections, involved in multiple large national and international projects focused on biomarker discovery, immune monitoring and diagnosis. Supervised 10 PhD students, is currently supervising 9 PhD students, won Venture Challenge Award 2017 with the exhaled breath sampler for the improvement of the diagnosis of lung infections.
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Filip Delport

CTO and co-founder of FOx Biosystems

B8: FOx Biosystems NV

Expertise in bio-assay and optical sensors development; PhD at KUL (2011) in biosensing technologies and postdoc at KUL on fiber optic SPR biosensing technologies; Supervision of >15 Master thesis students and internships. Consultant experience in sensor technologies for agrofood companies; 20 peer-reviewed articles, h-index: 10.
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Junhong Yan

Scientist at Helia Biomonitoring

B9: Helia Biomonitoring B.V.

Scientist at Helia Biomonitoring. Has supervised 4 master students. Molecular biochemist by training, specialized in sensitive and specific biomolecule detection with affinity-based approach.
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Early stage Researchers

ESR3: Anna Swietlikowska

Engineering conformational switches based on DNA-antibody conjugates

ESR 3: Engineering conformational switches based on DNA-antibody conjugates

“I hope that this project will not only move forward the field of continuous sensing but also allow us to make great connections and friendships.“
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ESR2: Alexander Stephany

Binders for targeting proteins, small molecules and antibodies

ESR 2: Binders for targeting proteins, small molecules and antibodies

“It is exciting to use state-of-the-art techniques to help develop continuous biosensors alongside the other researchers of the CONSENSE ITN.”
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ESR8: Wei Shan (Helen), Tan

Single-molecule TPM biosensor with nanoswitches integrated in the tether

ESR 8: Single-molecule TPM biosensor with nanoswitches integrated in the tether

“I embrace changes in life – a change of state, a change of mindset. To me, changes are what drives me forward; changes are what challenges me to become a better person. “
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ESR9: Livio Oliveira de Miranda

TPNP biosensor for nanoswitches with short-timescale dynamics

ESR 9: TPNP biosensor for nanoswitches with short-timescale dynamics

“We are developing the next generation of biosensors that will revolutionize health care, for example, by enabling early-stage disease detection as well as personalized medication monitoring and administration.“
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ESR6: Andris Jeminejs

Nanoswitch assay for continuous monitoring of small-molecule protein interactions

ESR 6: Nanoswitch assay for continuous monitoring of small-molecule protein interactions

“Getting out of the comfort zone is the best soil for professional and personal growth. If you enjoy the new field of research, never question your eligibility for it.“
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ESR7: Emily Tsang

DNA origami nanoswitches with large-modulation pincer structure

ESR 7: DNA origami nanoswitches with large-modulation pincer structure

“Whatever your interests are, follow them and develop a career without realising it!“
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ESR10: Abtin Saateh

NPA for nanoswitch sensing with plasmonic and dielectric metasurfaces

ESR 10: NPA for nanoswitch sensing with plasmonic and dielectric metasurfaces

“It is fascinating to work on the interface of nanophotonics and biochemistry to push the current boundaries and bring new healthcare solutions.“
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ESR1: Marc Scherer

Design of nanobodies with tunable target affinities

ESR 1: Design of nanobodies with tunable target affinities

“Our work as scientists is directed towards future innovations and technologies. By doing so, we have the chance to enable a better future for all living being on this planet.“
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ESR12: Claudia Scarpellini

FO-SPR nanoswitch biosensor with DNA origami nanoswitches

ESR 12: FO-SPR nanoswitch biosensor with DNA origami nanoswitches

“What you practice grows stronger – has always worked for me.“
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ESR4: Estelle Bonedeau

Platform technology for the engineering of conformational switches based on semisynthetic biosensors

ESR 4: Platform technology for the engineering of conformational switches based on semisynthetic biosensors

“Colourful glowing molecules? For healthcare? Say no more, I’m in!”
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ESR5: Nicola Porzberg

Semi-synthetic nanoswitches for continuous plasmonic sensing

ESR 5: Semi-synthetic nanoswitches for continuous plasmonic sensing

“Being part of CONSENSE is a great opportunity to work together on the development of new biosensors, which hold promising potential to provide new means of diagnostics and disease monitoring for patients.”
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ESR15: Guilherme Antunes Gouveia

Cell-based in-vitro assays for biosensor testing and validation

ESR 15: Cell-based in-vitro assays for biosensor testing and validation

“Being involved in a potential game changing project is rewarding by itself, the people are the cherry on top.“
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ESR13: Jalu Setiya Pradana

Demonstration and validation of an integrated FO-SPR biosensor with nanoswitch

ESR 13: Demonstration and validation of an integrated FO-SPR biosensor with nanoswitch

“Every day we learn something new to build new technologies with new detection methods to improve people’s health globally.”
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ESR14: Sebastian Cajigas

Integrated system and validation of TPM biosensor with nanoswitch

ESR14: Integrated system and validation of TPM biosensor with nanoswitch

“Few years ago, I discovered that science became in the deep sense of my existence. I understood, and now I completely understand that I do not want to be remembered by the quality of my research, but I wish to be remembered as someone dedicated, disciplined and very inspirational.”
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