On March, 4 Professor Palleschi Giuseppe from Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy) delivered a lecture “Electrochemical biosensors: from theory to practice” in the Institute of Chemistry.
Professor started his lecture from a virtual excursion of Rome. He showed pictures of various historical places of the Italian capital: Coliseum, Spanish Steps, Milvio Bridge…
Palleschi Giuseppe described his university in details. Tor Vergata is a state university and one of major research institutions in Italy, consisting of 6 main schools: School of Economics, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine and Surgery. 45,000 students study in the University. The campus is located on the territory of 600 hectares, and is considered to be the biggest in Italy including the hospital as well.
Proceeding to the lecture topic, Palleschi noted that it is of general nature and is aimed at those listeners who are not engaged into deep research work of biosensors. First of all, Professor explained the notion of biosensors and their functioning principles. Biosensors are analytic devices that realize biochemical recognition of definable compounds with participation of proteins and nucleic acid. They are classified in the following manner: optical, acoustic, calorimetric, thermic and electrochemical. In his lecture the Italian professor focused on the action of electrochemical biosensors that are, in their turn, subdivided into potentiometric, amperometric and conductometric.
Palleschi told about the composition and details of electrochemical biosensors functioning, as well as their advantages and disadvantages, competitiveness in comparison with traditional methods of physical-chemical analysis.
During the interview with journalists the scientist explained the reasons for delivering lectures in KFU and importance of cooperation between scholars from Rome and Kazan.