BISON Workshop on Electrochemistry of Organic Compounds and Biomacromolecules

11. 6. - 12. 6. 2018
Institute of Biophysics of the CAS (Královopolská 135, Brno)

The workshop is organized within the HORIZON 2020 BISON project. No fee will be charged. Number of participants in practical laboratory part is limited to 16. Attendance of tutorial lectures is open for others up to the lecture hall capacity.

The workshop is followed by a conference on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioelectronics of Macromolecules held in Brno (Czech Republic) from June 12 to 15, 2018. More info about the conference is HERE.

Accommodation and meals: Six beds in three double rooms are pre-booked at the IBP guest house (available for very low prices on “first come – first serve” basis). For information about other possibilities please contact Monika Hermanová ( Lunches will be available in the IBP canteen (for 16 participants free of charge).

Registration for the workshop:  by e-mail addressed to Miroslav Fojta (

Preliminary programme outline:

Monday June 11

8:30 – 12:00 Tutorial lectures (IBP lecture hall)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (IBP canteen)
13:00 – 18:00 Experiments (IBP laboratories)


Tuesday June 12

9:00 – 12:00 Experiments (IBP laboratories)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (IBP canteen)
13:00 – 16:00 Experiments (IBP laboratories)
16:00 – 17:00 Informal discussion and concluding remarks (IBP lecture hall)


Topics of the workshop will include:

  • basics of electrochemistry of organic compounds (electrochemical properties of selected functional groups)
  • electrochemistry of natural nucleic acids
  • nucleic acids labelling techniques
  • electrochemistry of proteins
  • utilization of catalytic hydrogen evolution in analysis of biomacromolecules
  • choice of working electrodes with respect to analyte type and experimental setup
  • boron doped diamond as an example of modern electrode material

Tutorial lectures:

  • Prof. Jiří Ludvík (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, CAS, Prague, Czech Republic)
    Electrochemistry of organic and organometallic compounds: basics and practical aspects
  • Assoc. Prof. Miroslav Fojta (Institute of Biophysics, CAS and CEITEC Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
    Electrochemistry of nucleic acids: to label or not to label and choice of electrodes
  • Dr. Veronika Ostatná (Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Brno, Czech Republic)
    Label-free electrochemistry of non-conjugate proteins. Utilization of catalytic hydrogen evolution processes
  • Prof. Greg M. Swain (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
    Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes: Properties and Practical Considerations for Use


Miroslav Fojta Miroslav Fojta Research Group Leader
Phone: +420 54949 4167
Email: ,


Monika Hermanová (

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692068.