Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

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Welcome to the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food, environmental and security sectors, and this is reflected in the continued growth of global markets for such technologies.

The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), the first of its type in the UK, aims to develop academic/industrial partnerships to address the technological challenges posed by each of these sectors - from the development of novel technology for detection and measurement of biological systems to the integration of biological systems into novel sensing technology.
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IBST Conference

The 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology - 16-19 June 2019
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Following the success of the first 5 conferences, the 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology will continue to bring together leaders from industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of developing new projects and exploiting new technology for bio-sensing applications. This year the conference will have one theme dedicated to bio-sensing technology for the internet-of-things and a post conference meeting with a particular focus on applications addressing challenges in telehealth and diagnostics.

Keynote speakers:

    Dr. Zeynep Altintas Technical University of Berlin, Germany Talk topic: Novel biosensor surfaces Zeynep Altintas is the Head of the Biosensors and Receptor Development Group at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
      Dr. Paru Deshpande IMEC, Belgium Talk topic: Integration of technology Paru Deshpande, PhD, is Vice President at imec, responsible for the Department of Life Science Technologies.
        Prof Ir. Dr. Fatimah Binti Ibrahim University of Malaya, Malaysia Talk topic: Novel detection of infectious agents Fatimah Ibrahim received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia (2005). She is a certified Chartered Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (PEPC) since 2012.
          Mr. Tan Eng Tong SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Talk topic: Silicon and MEMS biosensors in the age of the IoT A veteran with over 30 years’ experience in technology development and product strategy, Mr Tan joins SilTerra to provide strategic direction for Malaysia’s own semiconductor fab to enter into emerging markets such as life-sciences, automotive and silicon photonics.
            Prof. Anthony Turner Cranfield University, UK Talk topic: The impact biosensors have made to the world Professor Anthony (Tony) Turner’s name is synonymous with the field of Biosensors. His thirty-five-year academic career in the UK culminated in the positions of Principal of Cranfield University at Silsoe and Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology; since 2010 he has been an Emeritus Professor at Cranfield.

            New Business Member

            IBST are pleased to welcome new Business member Bond Digital Health Ltd. Bond Digital Health is a software consultancy developing bespoke “App & Cloud” digital solutions, for innovators in the Life Sciences sector. Please visit the Business Members page for more details.


            Dr Martina Piano and Dr Kevin Honeychurch are Guest Editors for the journal Biosensors for an upcoming special issue focused on “Electrochemical (Bio)sensors for Environmental and Food Analyses”.  More details can be found at:

            Dr Kevin Honeychurch is presently acting as editor for the forthcoming second edition of the book: “Nanosensors for Chemical and Biological Applications” Elsevier