[Illinois] DIY BIOSENSORS Day 1 Summer 2014 Workshop

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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.

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

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