Biosensors 2014 is organised and sponsored by Elsevier / Biosensors & Bioelectronics with the support of Linköping University, Sweden
Since its foundation in the 1970s, Linköping University (LiU) has established itself as an innovative and modern institution in both education and research with strong links to industry. Over the past decade, LiU has achieved rapid growth, involving the establishment of a new campus in the twin city of Norrköping. With a student population of 25,000 and 3,500 employees, LiU is one of the major universities in Sweden.
The Department of Physics, Biology and Chemistry (IFM) is one of 14 Departments at LiU and has been in operation for three decades and has expanded substantially to around 330 employees, including 40 full professors and some 130 graduate students. In addition, approximately 100 guest researchers visit every year. IFM has more than 30 years of experience in Biosensor and Chemical Sensor research, with work from key figures such as Professors Ingemar Lunström, https://people.ifm.liu.se/ingemar/ Bo Liedberg, http://cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/molphys/ Fredrrik Winquist http://cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/s-sence/people/fredrik-winquist/ and Carl-Fredrik Mandenius http://cms.ifm.liu.se/applphys/biotech/ resulting in many innovative technologies, such as gas-sensitive field-effect devices, electronic noses and the highly commercially successful application of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) to biosensing by Biacore.
In November 2010, IFM established a new Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre under the leadership of one of the other pioneers in the field, Professor Anthony P F Turner, www.ifm.liu.se/biosensors who moved to IFM from Cranfield University in the UK. Professor Turner led the team that developed the technology that now dominates the home blood glucose monitoring market, is Editor-In-Chief of the principal journal in the field, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, founder and Chairman of the World Congress on Biosensors and has over 600 publications and patents in the field of Biosensors. Together, the group can claim to have had some of the most significant impact on the field of Biosensors to date and continue to drive forward the boundaries of the subject and its practical application for the future.