On Monday July 6th, the nanoHUB will be intermittently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. close


Support Options

Submit a Support Ticket


[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 1 Summer 2014 Workshop

By Kaustubh Bhalerao

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Published on


In Day 1, the lecture starts out by discussing the three definitions of a biosensor. These definitions are: something that measures a physical process, something that measures a molecular signature of a process, or a sensor that uses biological materials that may or may not measure biological materials. In this workshop a biosensor will be built that allows the detection of spoilage in milk. The class then brainstormed different ideas such as pH to detect how and when milk. However, before the building process can begin, the students must learn and understand the components to a biosensor. There are 3 layers to the biosensor, the recognition layer, the transducer, and the representation. These are all then discussed and defined throughout the video.

This nanoBIO node workshop is a one week intensive high school Workshop on biosensors led by Kaustubh Bhalerao from the department of Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois.​


Kaustubh Bhalerao obtained his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2001 and 2004 respectively. His doctoral dissertation was on the reliability of micro electromechanical systems used in biological applications (BioMEMS). He is an associate professor and has been a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering since 2005.

Sponsored by

nanoBIO node

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Kaustubh Bhalerao (2014), "[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 1 Summer 2014 Workshop ," http://nanohub.org/resources/21192.

    BibTex | EndNote


NanoBio Node

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


nanoHUB.org, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.