Bernd Peeters recently obtained his PhD in Bioscience Engineering in the research group of Prof. Jeroen Lammertyn (KU Leuven), working on the FOx technology. His research focused on the search for innovative nucleic acid based strategies for FO-SPR biosensor design.
More specifically, he designed different FO-SPR biosensors, enabling detection of:
(i) celery DNA (important allergen which requires continuous tracing in the food industry).
(ii) mobile colistin resistance gene (indicating antimicrobial resistance of certain bacteria, relevant in health care and livestock applications).
Have a look at the website from the KU Leuven for more information regarding Bernd’s interesting findings using FO-SPR!
Congratulations, Bernd Peeters, for obtaining your PhD!