• New paper published

    New paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces reporting for the first time the use of double-layer porous silicon structures for electrochemical biosensing.

  • Biosens4PrecisionMastitis

    Our Era-NET ICRAD project Biosens4PrecisionMastitis aims to develop new diagnostic tools for the detection of bovine mastitis at the early stages of the disease, by targeting biomarkers of the early immune response of cows, which are present in milk.


Nature-inspired materials

To deliver diagnostic solutions pushing the boundaries of the performance of biosensors, by harnessing advances in materials science and nanotechnology driven by principles found in nature.

Clinical and environmental diagnostic solutions

Diagnostic solutions to face global issues associated to antimicrobial resistance via precision medicine, and environmental antimicrobial resistance monitoring and control.

Nanoarchitectures and their biointerface

Gathering a better understanding of the relationship between nanoarchitecture / displayed functionalities and function is a key milestone in the design of versatile sensing platforms.

Wearable biosensing technologies

Arrays of nano- and microstructures prepared by template synthesis of porous structures as ideal interfaces with skin to access biofluids, and to offer a confined environment that protects the sensing layer.

About Research Group

The Bioinspired Nanotechnologies lab is an interdisciplinary research group working on materials science, nanotechnology, surface and electroanalytical chemistry, and microbiology, that focuses on delivering advanced functional materials as solutions for healthcare, and environmental applications.

The research in our group aims to harness high-precision nanofabrication methods and advances in engineering surface functionalities to deliver a “tool-box” of nanoarchitectures and chemistries to create the next generation of diagnostics supporting human and animal health diagnosis and therapeutic guidance, and environmental monitoring.

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Job Alert: PhD position in Bio-inspired technologies within the MFP-COFUND at URV, Spain.

In 2020, one selected candidate will be the beneficiary of a 3-year working contract with all benefits attached. This contract includes high level interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial, and international training with personalized career development plans involving soft-skills training, secondments and mentoring.

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Identification of Inflammatory and Regulatory Cytokines IL-1α-, IL-4-, IL-6-, IL-12-, IL-13-, IL-17A-, TNF-α-, and IFN-γ-Producing Cells in the Milk of Dairy Cows with Subclinical and Clinical Mastitis.

Z. Vitenberga-Verza, M. Pilmane, K. Šerstnova, I. Melderis, Ł. Gontar, M. Kochanski, A. Drutowska, G. Maróti, B. Prieto-Simón.

Designing Electrochemical Biosensing Platforms Using Layered Carbon-Stabilized Porous Silicon Nanostructures.

K. Guo, M. Alba, G.P. Chin, Z. Tong, B. Guan, M.J. Sailor, N.H. Voelcker, B. Prieto-Simón.

Dual-Mode and Label-Free Detection of Exosomes from Plasma using an Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring.

J. Suthar, B. Prieto-Simón, G. Williams, S. Guldin.

Silicon Micropillar Array-Based Wearable Sweat Glucose Sensor.

M. Dervisevic, M. Alba, L. Esser, N. Tabassum, B. Prieto-Simón, N.H. Voelcker.