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Distinguished iNANO Lecture: Exploiting Ferrocene Derivatives for Electrochemical Studies

Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Department of Physical and Environmental sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

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Friday 11 April 2014,  at 10:15 - 11:00


The auditorium of the iNANO House (1593-012), Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C


Professor Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exploiting Ferrocene Derivatives for Electrochemical Studies

The detection of biological analytes or of biochemical processes by electrochemical methods requires in many cases the presence of a redox-active probe as part of the detection system.  This seminar will focus on two applications: the use of ferrocene-peptide conjugates for protein detection and the use of labeled ATP-derivatives for the study of protein kinase catalyzed transformations.

Heinz-Bernhard (Bernie) Kraatz (PhD 1993, U. Calgary). Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Awards include the PetroCanada Young Innovator Award (2000), the Canadian Research Chair in Biomaterials (2001), and the Award in Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2006). He received the Florence Bucke Science Prize (2009) and became Faculty Scholar and a Distinguished Research Professor (2010). His research interests are in the use of bioconjugates for the design of biosensors, surface-supported functional bioconjugates, and bio(nano)materials. He has significant expertise in the fabrication of chip-based electrochemical sensors for mismatch detection in DNA, nucleobase sequencing, protein detection, and monitoring enzymatic activities and is working on multidimensional and multifunctional sensor arrays.  He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and a current h-index of 38. For more information please see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~bkraatz/

Host: Associate Professor Elena Ferapontova, iNANO, Aarhus University, Aarhus


Coffee, tea and bread will be served in front of the iNANO auditorium from 10:00.