The NanoTechnas scientific group is an interdisciplinary team of chemists, biochemists, biologists, physicists and engineers. We are focused on design and development of biosensors and biofuel cells, synthesis, characterization, and application of metallic and polymeric nanoparticles in biosensors design, as well as modification and analysis of biological surfaces and interfaces using different methods.
Main research directions
- Catalytic biosensors
Investigating the effect of different enzyme, conducting polymers, nanocomposites and electron transfer mediators on the efficiency of electrochemical glucose biosensors.
Equipment: potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.
- Affinity biosensors
Investigating different antibody and DNA immobilization techniques for biosensing, evaluating kinetic parameters of biorecognition surfaces and developing molecularly imprinted polymer based biosensing.
Equipment: surface plasmon resonance analyser, quartz crystal microbalance, total internal reflection ellipsometry, potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.
Developing enzymatic biofuel cell electrodes based on differently assembled gold nanoparticles and other electron transfer mediators.
Equipment: quartz crystal microbalance, potentiostat/galvanostat, atomic force microscopy.
- Metallic nanoparticles
Synthesis, characterization and bioapplication of gold and magnetic ferrum oxide nanoparticles of different sizes.
Equipment: spectrophotometer, atomic force microscopy, potentiostat/galvanostat, dynamic light scattering analyzer.
- Conducting polymer nanoparticles
Synthesis, characterization and bioapplication of conducting polymers, in particular polypyrrole, polyaniline and polycarboxypyrrole.
Equipment: spectrophotometer, atomic force microscopy, potentiostat/galvanostat.
Modification of atomic force microscopy tips for probing living cells surfaces. Imaging of biological surfaces and biomodified interfaces by atomic force and scanning electrochemical microscopy.
Equipment: atomic force microscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, total internal reflection elipsometry.
Investigating chemiluminescence in particular electrochemiluminescence and C-type chemiluminescence observed in pyrotechnic flame.
Equipment: spectrophotometer, potentiostat/galvanostat, spinning gold electrode.
|2013‑2014||“Improved glucose biosensors based on immobilized nanobiocomposites”||Research Council of Lithuania funded Lithuania-Belarus bilateral cooperation in science and technology program|
|2012‑2015||“Enzymes Functionalized by Polymers and Bio-recognition Units for Selective Treatment of Target Cells (NanoZim‘es)“||Support to Research of Scientists and Other Researchers (Global Grant)|
|2012‑2016||“Colloidal aspects of nanoscience for innovative processes and materials“||COST action CM1101|
|2012‑2015||“LAMETECH MOKSLAS”||EU structural funds project|
|2012‑2014||“Application of micromembrane devices for the registration of specific antigen-antibody interaction”||Research Council of Lithuania funded scientific project|
|2011‑2012||“Application of redox enzymes in new biofuel cells”||Research Council of Lithuania funded Lithuania-Belarus bilateral cooperation in science and technology program|
|2010‑2011||“Multifunctional system for improvement of immunosensors operation”||Research Council of Lithuania funded scientific project|
|2008‑2010||Postdoctoral Fellowship||Research Council of Lithuania and EU funded Postdoctoral Fellowship project|
|2006‑2011||“Colloid and interface chemistry for nanotechnology”||COST action D43|
|2006‑2008||“NanoStudijos”||EU structural funds project|
|2006‑2007||“NanoTechnas”||EU SF funded project for development of scientific infrastructure|
|2004‑2009||“Nanoscale electrochemical and bio-processes (corrosion) at solid-aqueous interfaces of industrial materials”||COST action D33|
|2004‑2005||“NanoBioEducation”||EU Leonardo da Vinci Foundation funded project|
|2003‑2007||“Agricultural bio-markers for array technology”||COST action 853|
|2003‑2006||“NanoBioPolymers”||Lithuanian Science and Studies Foundation funded scientific project|