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Sapienza University of Rome

Department of Chemistry and Drug Technologies


The Biosensors Laboratory is located in the laboratories of the Department of Chemistry and Drug Technologies. The research of the Biosensors Laboratory Group  is headed by Franco Mazzei, it consists of several electrochemical, optical (Surface Plasmon Resonance), spectrophotometrical, flow injection analysis systems, quartz crystal microbalance instruments. In addition other scientific instrumentations such as: ESI mass spectrometer, Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Scanning tunneling microscope (STM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), TOF-SIMS for surface characterization are available.
The main areas of interest of Biosensors Laboratory are:
1) Nanotechnologies applied for the development of optical and electrochemical biosensors;
2) Development of enzymatic electrochemical biosensors and their application to environmental, pharmaceutical and food analysis;
3) Development of Enzymatic Biofuel Cells modified with conducting polymers and nanostructured materials
4) Study of the electrochemical properties of modified conducting polymers in the development of  electron transfer based biosensors;
5) Evaluation and optimization of the different immobilization procedures of enzymes and mediators, that can be used in the development of enzymatic screen printed electrodes;
6) Application of Electrochemical Surface Plasmon Resonance (ESPR) in the evaluation of the growth of proteins, mediators and
self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold surfaces;
7) Development of ESPR and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy based immunosensors and their application in clinical, toxicological and pharmacological fields.

Keywords: Electrochemistry, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Biosensors, Enzyme Kinetic, Electron transfer,  Protein Interactions, Immunosensors

Staff Members

Prof. Franco Mazzei PhD 

Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry


Dr Gabriele Favero PhD

Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry



Cristina Tortolini

Paolo Bollella

Rosa Zumpano

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