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Sunday, 17. July 2005
Bus shuttle service to Jülich:
18:20 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor
18:30 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
18:40 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
19:20 Arrival at auditorium Jülich

18:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception (Auditorium Jülich)

Bus shuttle service to Aachen:
21:15 Departure at auditorium Jülich
21:50 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
22:00 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
22:10 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor


Monday, 18. July 2005
Bus shuttle service to Jülich:
07:30 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor
07:40 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
07:50 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
08:45 Arrival at auditorium Jülich

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and coffee break

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome address (Presentation: Claire Ryalls)

Prof. Dr. h.c. Herman-Josef Buchkremer, President of Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Angelika Merschenz-Quack, Dean of Department of Applied Sciences and Technology
Dr. Bernd Kraus, Technology Transfer Office
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Schöning, Executive Chairman of I3S, Director of Biomedical Engineering Division

Chairman: Fred Lisdat
10:30 – 11:15 Plenary lecture: Joseph Wang, Arizona State University, USA, Nanoparticle-based bioelectronic detection of DNA and proteins

Session: Potentiometric and field-effect sensors I
Chairman: Andrey Bratov, Arshak Poghossian
11:15 – 11:45 Keynote lecture: Ashok Mulchandani, University of California, Riverside, USA, Electrochemically fabricated polymeric nanowires for chemical and biological sensing
11:45 – 12:00 Oral presentation: Robert Koncki, University of Warsaw, Poland, Thick-film bioelectrochemical cell for potentiometric measurements
12:00 – 12:15 Oral presentation: Emmanuel Baudrin, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France, Phosphates thin films for electrochemical ion sensing
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and exhibition
Session: Nano-, bioelectronic and cell-based sensors I
Chairman: Eugenii Katz, Dorota Pijanowska
14:00 – 14:30 Keynote lecture: Gerhard M. Artmann, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Sensing cellular forces
14:30 – 14:45 Oral presentation: Judith Rishpon, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Application of nano particles in electrochemical biosensors
14:45 – 15:00 Oral presentation: Yinghong Xiao, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, Electrochemical behavior of polypyrrole doped with biomolecules
15:00 – 15:15 Oral presentation: Sylvia Wenmackers, Limburgs University Centre, Belgium, Tethering of DNA to nanocrystalline diamond films for biosensor applications
15:15 – 15:30 Oral presentation: Christine Mousty, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, Layered double hydroxides: an attractive material for electrochemical biosensor design

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

Session: Optical and physical sensors I
Chairman: Arno Förster, Huangxian Ju
16:00 – 16:30 Keynote lecture: Tatsuo Yoshinobu, Tohoku University, Japan, Development of the chemical imaging sensor and its application to microfluidic channels
16:30 – 16:45 Oral presentation: Arthur Rabner, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, High throughput sensitive fluorescence imaging Lab-On-Chip integrated miniature system
16:45 – 17:00 Oral presentation: Christina McGraw, Dublin City University, Ireland, Autonomous phosphate sensor for environmental monitoring
17:00 – 17:15 Oral presentation: Karl Crowley, Dublin City University, Ireland, Characterisation and application of a colorimetric gas phase sensor incorporating an indicator dye
17:15 – 17:30 Oral presentation: Martin Meyer, Phillips-University Marburg, Germany, Biosensors in Pharmacy
17:30 – 17:45 Oral presentation: Aditya Mehendale, University of Twente, The Netherlands, System design of low-capacity coriolis mass flow meters
17:45 – 18:00 Oral presentation: Seung-Cheol Chang, University of Newcastle, UK, An integrated optico-electrochemical sensor system for simultaneous intra- and extracellular superoxide detection

Bus shuttle service to Aachen:
18:15 Departure at auditorium Jülich
19:00 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
19:10 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
19:20 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor


Tuesday, 19. July 2005
Bus shuttle service to Jülich:
07:30 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor
07:40 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
07:50 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
08:45 Arrival at auditorium Jülich

Chairman: Joseph Wang
09:00 – 09:45 Plenary lecture: Eugenii Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Magnetic control of bioelectrocatalytic processes: Applications in biosensors, biofuel cells and bioelectronics

Session: Amperometric sensors
Chairman: Ashok Mulchandani, Dirk Mayer
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote lecture: Fred Lisdat, University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany, Ways for sensitivity enhancement of protein electrodes
10:15 – 10:45 Keynote lecture: Seamus Higson, Cranfield University at Silsoe, UK, Sonochemically fabricated microelectrode arrays offering ultra sensitive detection limits to enzymatic and antibody based biosensors

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 11:30 Oral presentation: Jiri Barek, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, Solid amalgam electrodes as sensors for chemical carcinogens
11:30 – 11:45 Oral presentation: Daniel Mandler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Thin films vs. self-assembled monolayers for electrochemical sensors
11:45 – 12:00 Oral presentation: Mariappan Sakthivel, University of Kiel, Germany, Response behaviour of a hydrogen sensor based on ionic conducting polymer-metal interfaces prepared by the chemical reduction method
12:00 – 12:15 Oral presentation: Björn Spillker, University of Rostock, Germany, The redoxcyclic sensor
12:15 – 12:45 Keynote lecture: Huangxian Ju, Nanjing University, China, Novel developed electrochemical immunosensors and cytosensing

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch and exhibition
Session: Potentiometric and field-effect Sensors II
Chairman: Tatsuo Yoshinobu, Jiri Barek
14:15 – 14:45 Keynote lecture: Andrey Bratov, Centro Nacional de Microelectronica Barcelona, Spain, Application of UV-cured polymers in chemical sensors development
14:45 – 15:00
Oral presentation: Arshak Poghossian, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Germany
Towards detection of charged macromolecules by means of semiconductor field-effect devices
15:00 – 15:15
Oral presentation: Dorota Pijanowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Surface modification for microreactors fabrication
15:15 – 15:30
Oral presentation: Vinod K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Chemical sensors for cations

15:30 – 16:00 Company presentations

16:00 – 18:00 Poster session and exhibition

Bus shuttle service to Aachen:
18:15 Departure at auditorium Jülich
19:00 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
19:10 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
19:20 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor

19:45: On foot pickup service at the respective hotel

20:00 – 23:00 Conference dinner in Teutonic knight style at “Spectaculum”, Alexanderstrasse 109, at Hansemannplatz, 52062 Aachen.


Wednesday, 20. July 2005
Bus shuttle service to Jülich:
07:30 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor
07:40 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
07:50 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
08:45 Arrival at auditorium Jülich

Chairman: Theodor Doll
09:00 – 09:45 Plenary lecture: Franz Dickert, Vienna University, Austria, Softlithography in chemical sensing - Analytes from molecules to cells

Session: Gas sensors
Chairman: Seamus Higson, Judith Rishpon
09:45 – 10:15 Keynote lecture: Theodor Doll, Institute for Microtechnology Mainz GmbH, Germany, Gas sensing with diffusible MEMS membranes
10:15 – 10:30 Oral presentation: Stefanie Russ, University of Gießen, Germany, Percolation models for semiconductor gas sensors

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15 Oral presentation: Jan Spannhake, EADS Deutschland GmbH, Germany, High-Temperature MEMS heater platforms: Long-term performance of metal and semiconductor heater materials
11:15 – 11:30 Oral presentation: Thorsten Wagner, University of Gießen, Germany, Mesoporous SnO2 for Gas Sensors
11:30 – 11:45 Oral presentation: Ali Chaiyboun, Technical University Ilmenau, Germany, Modular analytical multicomponent analysis in gas sensor arrays
11:45 – 12:15 Keynote lecture: Shu-Kun Lin and Francis Muguet (MDPI), Scientific Information Open Access Movement and the Online Journal SENSORS

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch and exhibition
Session: Nano-, bioelectronic- and cell-based sensors II
Chairman: Franz Dickert, Daniel Mandler
13:45 – 14:15 Keynote lecture: Andreas Offenhäusser, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Germany, Neuroelectronic hybrids - Joining nerve cell networks with microelectronics
14:15 – 14:30 Oral presentation: Ingo Köper, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz, Germany, Functional tethered bilayer membranes as a biosensor matrix
14:30 – 14:45 Oral presentation: Sven Ingebrandt, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Germany, Transistor transfer function as detection method for biosensor applications
14:45 – 15:00 Oral presentation: Harald Luksch, RWTH Aachen, Germany, Cellular mechanisms of motion detection - computation in complex neurons of the vertebrate midbrain
15:00 – 15:15 Oral presentation: Dirk Mayer, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Germany, Microcontact printing - a powerful tool for biosensing
15:15 – 15:30 Oral presentation: Martin Eickhoff, Technische Universität München, Germany, Group III-Nitrides as a substrate material for (bio)chemical sensors
15:30 – 15:45 Oral presentation: Youlia Mourzina, Research Centre Jülich GmbH, Germany, Microfluidic systems for biochemical analysis
15:45 – 16:00 Oral presentation: Romas Baronas, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Mathematical and numerical modelling of biosensors based on an array of enzyme microreactors

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

Session: Optical and physical sensors II
Chairman: Sven Ingebrandt, Andreas Offenhäusser
16:30 – 17:00 Keynote lecture: Arno Förster, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Fabrication and characterization of GaAs Gunn diode chips for applications at 77 GHz in automotive industry
17:00 – 17:15 Oral presentation: Yosyp Sharkan, University at Kitakyushu, Japan, Rapid fibre-optic sensor for the control of chemical composition of solutions
17:15 – 17:30 Oral presentation: Faisal Bukhari, University of Manchester, UK, Multi-interface level sensors and new development in monitoring oil separators
17:30 – 17:45 Oral presentation: Li-Anne Liew, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, Microfabricated alkali atom vapour cells with in-situ heating for atomic-based sensors
17:45 – 18:00 Oral presentation: Eric D. Langlois, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, MEMS MRI microscope

18:30 – 22:00 Farewell Party

Bus shuttle service to Aachen:
22:15 Departure at auditorium Jülich
23:00 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
23:10 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
23:20 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor

Thursday, 21. July 2005

Bus shuttle service to Jülich:
08:00 Hotel IBIS Marschiertor
08:10 Hotel IBIS Normaluhr
08:20 Mercure Hotel Aachen City
09:15 Arrival at auditorium Jülich

09:30 - 12:00 Visit of Research Centre Jülich GmbH

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch in Jülich

Bus shuttle service to Aachen:
14:10 Departure at auditorium Jülich
15:00 Elisenbrunnen, Aachen

15:00 - 16:30 Guided tour: Historical old town of Aachen


Poster session

Electroactive polymers for fluid movement
Ciaran Smyth, Dublin City University, Ireland

Potentiometric Ag+ sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and polypyrrole doped with sulfonated calixarenes
Zekra Mousavi, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Control and modelling of an environmental chamber
Stephen Beirne, Dublin City University, Ireland

Novel organic membrane based thin-film microsensors for the determination of heavy metal cations
Hassan Arida, Atomic Energy Authority Cairo, Egypt

A carbon nanotubes based biosensor for sensitive and direct detection of V-type nerve agents
Ashok Mulchandani, University of California, Riverside, USA

Potentiometric sensor for Cerium (III) ions based on Zironium (IV) antimonoarsenate
Harish Kumar Sharma, M.M. Engineering College, Mullana (Ambala), India

A new Zn2+ selective potentiometric sensor based on dithizone in PVC matrix
Vinod Kumar Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Visualising oil separator vessel and decision-making for control
Syed Faisal Ahmed Bukhari, University of Manchester, UK

Development of multi-LED optical sensing system for the analysis of dye mixtures
Gene Dalton, Dublin City University, Ireland

Screen-printed potentiometric electrodes
Lukasz Tymecki, University of Warsaw, Poland

Monitoring of hemodialysis treatment using screen-printed urea biosensor
Lukasz Tymecki, University of Warsaw, Poland

Database system in wireless sensor networks
Zhao WenHui, Harbin Engineering University, China

Contact angle measurement and impedimetric study of p-tert-butylcalix [4,8 and 12] arene functionalized gold electrode
Hasna Sakly, Faculte des Sciences de Monastir, Tunisia

A robust electrochemical sensor system for in-vitro monitoring of superoxide using cytochrome c immobilized conducting polymer modified electrodes
Yoon-Bo Shim, Pusan National University, South Korea

Workflow for high throughput screening of gas sensing materials
Maike Siemons, RWTH Aachen, Germany

pH-sensitive polycrystalline diamond (PCD) films
Patrick Wagner, Limburgs Universitar Centrum, Belgium

A polymer based impedimetric immunosensor
Ronald Thoelen, Limburgs Universitar Centrum, Belgium

Quartz crystal nano mass sensor in conjunction with principal component analysis for identification of volatile organic compounds
Abdolreza Mirmohseni, University of Tabriz, Iran

Multi parametric approach to flow-injection analysis with potentiometric detection
Andrey Ipatov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Study of the IEEE P1451 for smart sensors
Inigo Aguirre, University of the Basque Country, Eibar, Spain

Inter-protein communication in cyt.c/laccase-modified polyelectrolyte multilayer electrodes
Roman Dronov, University of Potsdam, Germany

Photoreversible metal complexation with spirobenzopyran in polymer films for use in environmental sensor systems
Robert Byrne, Dublin City University, Ireland

SnO2 gas sensor behaviour after long time measuring of high concentration NH3
Josef Pecen, Czech University of Agriculture Prague, Czech Republic

Quantum dots on gold-electrodes for a switchable cytochrome c electrochemistry
Christian Stoll, University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany

Potentiometric determination of phenylalanine
Dorota Pijanowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

High frequency quartz micro balances: a promising path to highly sensitive electronic noses
Christian Kreutz, University of Bonn, Germany

An intelligent opticle fibre reflectance sensor for the determination of aluminium (III) based on immobilized eriochrome cyanine R (ECR) and an artificial neural network
Faiz Bukhari Mohd Suah, Mara University of Technology, Malaysia

Improving optical fibre chemical sensors calibration using an intelligent technique – artificial neural networks
Faiz Bukhari Mohd Suah, Mara University of Technology, Malaysia

Diaza crown ethers based electrochemical sensors for chromate ions
Lok Pratap Singh, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, India

Growth mode of the potential gas sensor ­ SnO2 nanobelts
Yinlian Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China

Coculture of striatal and cortical neurons for controlling polarity in neuronal network
Simone Böcker-Meffert, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Microconstruction of neuronal networks on field effector transistor arrays by aligned two-step microcontact printing
Tanja Decker, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Labelfree detection of DNA immobilization and hybridisation with FET transistor
Yinhua Han, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Coupling of electrical cells with field effect transistors and microelectrode arrays
Mathias Schindler, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Formation of functional networks of cricket neurons in vitro
Petra Schulte, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Sub 100 nm patterns by microcontact printing
Daniel Schwaab, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

The extended point-contact model of the cell-sensor coupling
Frank Sommerhage, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Extracellular recording of locust neurons using field-effect transistors
Stefan Weigel, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Towards a biophysical model of the cell-sensor contact
Günter Wrobel, Research Centre Jülich, Germany

Comparative study of ISE and ISFET devices for heavy metal ion determination based on chalcogenide glass materials
Lia Moreno, Centro Nacional de Microelectronica, Barcelona, Spain

Impedance spectroscopic investigations on PLD-prepared cadmium selective chalcogenide glass thin-film sensors
Joachim P. Kloock, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

First steps towards real-time measurements for solid-state LAPS device based on FFT algorithm
Torsten Wagner, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

"Microstructured nanostructures" - nanostructuring by means of conventional photolithography and layer expansion technique
Johannes Platen, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at exposed temperatures for industrial processes
Niko Näther, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Functional testing and characterisation of ISFETs at wafer level by means of a micro-droplet cell
Arshak Poghossian, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Study of swift heavy ion modified conducting polymer composites for application as gas sensor
Alok Srivastava, Panjab University, India