Biosensors and Bioelectronics
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2015/6
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2019/20||WS 2015/6|
EI7474 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Focus Area Bio-Sensors in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|180 h||90 h||6 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
• Introduction to biosensors: historical developments, applications and predicted trends
• Introduction to biological recognition elements for sensor concepts
• Physical transduction mechanisms
• Enzymatic sensor concepts and selected examples (glucose oxidase enzyme electrode)
• Cell-based biosensors
• In-vivo biosensors
• Disposable biosensors in point-of-care applications: Concepts and fabrication
• Advanced biosensor methods (stochastic detection, single-molecule techniques)
1. describe the different biorecognition elements and their application in biosensors
2. describe the major classes of point-of-care biosensors
3. understand the major principles employed in current electrochemical biosensor designs.
4. carry out bioelectronic measurements with relevance to on-chip neuroscience
5. analyze stochastic sensing experiments based on single-particle detection techniques
6. evaluate cell-chip coupling experiments
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Biosensors & Bioelectronics (lecture)|
|PR||4||Biosensors & Bioelectronics (practical class)|
Learning and Teaching Methods
 A. J. Bard and L. R. Faulkner, Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2. (Wiley, New York, 2001).
Description of exams and course work
The written report demonstrates the student’s ability to summarize the theoretical background of a bioelectronic experiment and to analyze and evaluate the results. The regular discussions with the tutor measure the student’s ability to follow an experimental concept within a given timeframe and identify challenges at the interface of electronics and biology.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.