Jakub Sopoušek

Point-of-care biosensing technologies: Impedimetric immunosensor for rapid diagnosis of Lyme disease

Supervisor: Mgr. Karel Lacina Ph.D.

Institution: CEITEC MU

Field of Study: Biochemistry

About my project

The project aims for the development and realization of an innovative immunosensor which will radically simplify current serological diagnoses of Lyme disease. The sensor will employ the classical immunoaffinity interaction on a robust and well-described surface containing non-conductive nanoparticles. The interaction will be monitored using the extremely sensitive electrochemical impedance method. The resulting immunosensor will be fast, cheap, reliable and easy to use.

This project develops a device that would radically enhance the efficiency of current Lyme disease diagnoses. It is based on an innovative way of detection of Borrelia antibodies directly from a patient's blood.

Where I see myself in my career in 10 years

No one ever knows what will happen in 10 years, but ideally, I see myself as a successful researcher settled in the Czech Republic (after post-doctoral stay abroad), designing new ideas, writing impactful manuscripts and aiming to establish the research group in the field of applied bioelectronics.

What I like most about Brno

I was born in Brno. Everyone I love is in this city.