Application of nano technologies in electrochemical biosensors
Professor Rishpon¹s research is centered on the fundamentals of biological interactions at solid-liquid interfaces with emphasis on electrochemical biosensors.
Current research includes:
- Novel immunosensors based on enzyme channeling.
- Biosensors based on enzyme cascades.
- Electrochemical and optical investigation of the electron transfer reactions of macrocyclic and polymeric mediators and application of their catalytic activity in biosensors.
- NO sensors; Investigation of the action of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase; measurement of NO in cancer cells.
- Electrochemical on-line monitoring of gene expression and its application in the detection of environmental pollutants.
- Interactions of estrogen and xenoestrogen with their hormone-receptors in lipid layers.
- Biosensors to identify infectious diseases.
- Biosensors to detect environmental pollutants.
- Biosensors to detect food safety.
- Optical evanescent wave biosensors (in cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering).
- Investigation of tuberculosis KatG peroxidase-catalase reaction and its role in the resistance to isoniazide, the current treatment of choice.