1st International Workshop on Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing

Białowieża, Poland, 13 - 16 November 2003


Scope and General Information

Surfaces of solid substrates of chemical or biochemical sensors, operating either in gas or liquid media, are usually modified for selective or, in some cases, even specific sensing. The workshop will focus on the art of chemical as well as non-chemical decorating of surfaces and resulting recognition activity of the sensors toward target analytes.

Main topics of the workshop will cover various aspects of surface chemistry related to sensing and biosensing in solutions or gases, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical surface reactions
  • Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)
  • Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films
  • Properties of thin films
  • Chemically modified electrodes
  • Polymer modified electrodes
  • Novel techniques and instrumentation for surface examination
  • Signal processing and detection techniques

All participants will be accommodated at one workshop site. Therefore, the number of participants is limited by capacity of this site. Accommodation of all participants at one site facilitates mutual contacts. Quite often, discussions continue far beyond the programme.
Particularly, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors are encouraged to participate in the workshop. All presentations are expected to be widely discussed within the audience. Young scientists are welcome to present their research, so that they will have opportunity to discuss their results with senior scientists.
A half-day excursion will bring participants closer together for better personal acquaintance and ad hoc discussions in small groups.