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Learning Objectives

  • LO1: To introduce the operation of biosensors
  • LO2: To provide understanding on characterization techniques of biosensors
  • LO3: To impart knowledge on Lab-on-a-Chip concepts

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Ability to understand the working principles of biosensors
  • CO2: Ability to characterize optical and electrochemical sensors
  • CO3: Ability to analyse the response of biosensors

Course Contents

Electrochemical biosensors – Construction and working of potentiometric – Amperometric and impedemetric sensors – Development and applications of piezoelectric sensors – Electrochemical sensors for glucose – Vitamins – Cholesterol – Dopamine – Biochips and electrochemical microarrays – Lab-on-a-chip – Biosensing using nanomaterials – Biocompatibility of sensors – PCR Principles


  1. Zhang X, Ju H and Wang J, Electrochemical Sensors, Biosensors and Their Biomedical Applications, Academic Press, 2008.
  2. Grundler P, Chemical Sensors -An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, Springer Verlag, 2007.
  3. Rasooly A and Herold K E (Eds), Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols, Volume 503: Optical-Based Detectors, Springer-Verlag, 2009.

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