Between 1999 and 2015, German biosensor researchers met regularly in odd years in order to exchange ideas, results and concepts, and stimulate interactions among the different research groups. The conference series was intended to encourage young researchers to take part in the German biosensor community and present their results. In addition, companies were invited to present new products during the exhibition held in parallel to the conference.
The scientific scope was rather broad and included all transduction methods and recognition elements (enzymes and affinity sensors, imaging sensors, biomimetica, bioinspired systems, electrochemistry, optics, mass and temperature sensitive devices, effect monitoring, etc.), but also materials (immobilization layers, polymers, photonic crystals, nanomaterials, etc.) and different fields of application (companion diagnostics, medical monitoring, therapeutic microarrays, in-vivo detection, process analysis, environmental detection, intracellular analysis, etc.). Furthermore, contributions from neighboring areas of science were invited (eg bioelectronics, biofuel cells, microfluidics).
The DBS series started and ended in Munich. Peter Luppa from Munich organized the first DBS. Based on a proposal by Günter Gauglitz, the DBS focus was on contributions from young scientists. During a Bioelectrochemistry conference in Malmö in 2015, Frieder Scheller suggested an expansion of the conference series from its national to a European level, while continuing its proven, successful concept. After approval by the DBS committee, the European Biosensor Symposium (EBS) came into being, with the first conference being organized in Potsdam, Germany, in 2017.
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