Biosensors as a public health tool – research by a team of scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been published by the prestigious Journal of Travel Medicine
Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences have published the results of extensive research in the field of public health. Their aim was to map the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Prague public transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team from the Laboratory of Functional Biointerfaces, led by Hana Lísalová, developed special biosensors for testing. Their use has provided new insights into the fight against infectious diseases. The research has recently been published in Journal of Travel Medicine.
The biochip is as fast as an antigen test and at the time as reliable as the PCR method. A team of Czech scientists led by Hana Lísalová has achieved the most crucial milestone in the development of a unique system for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19. Biosensor research, which the system is based on, confirmed their sensitivity and reliability and opened new options for further development in this area.
A device to detect SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples is one step closer to a real-world application. A unique technology, which was developed by researchers from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, has shown sensitivity comparable to that of PCR testing.
Interdisciplinary research of the Laboratory of Biophysics aims to gain insight in the understanding of how physical factors influence the processes that drive cell behaviour and functionality. The Czech Academy of Sciences supported the laboratory by providing funds for the CytoFLEX Beckman Coulter flow cytometer.
New technology, developed by a team of researchers led by Hana Lísalová from the Department of Optical and Biophysical Systems, could enable to detect SARS-COV-2 viral particles directly.
Mrs. Hana Lísalová among the First Scientists to Become the Laureates of the Premium for Prospective Researchers
The Lumina Quaeruntur Premium seeks to fill the gap between junior grants and the programs intended for established scientists. The Academy of Sciences presented the programme and its first six laureates during a ceremony held at Národní třída, Prague. One of the laureates is RNDr. Hana Lísalová, Ph.D. from the Institute of Physics of the CAS.
The Otto Wichterle Award is a prestigious honour coming with a financial reward which has been awarded to excellent young scientists by the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2002.