Joint CEITEC MU, IMC CAS and UR Workshop - Upconversion Immunoassays for the Diagnosis of Bee Diseases

About event

Western honeybee is an important pollinator and therefore, an invaluable part of agriculture and biodiversity. Serious losses of honeybee colonies in recent years are attributed mostly to climate changes and various diseases. The most important microbial diseases of honeybees are American and European foulbrood. From the economic and environmental point of view, it is crucial to prevent spreading of these infections. Therefore, the development of effective methods for early diagnosis of bee diseases is necessary.

The workshop will focus on the application of photon-upconversion nanoparticles as sensitive labels in biomedical applications and immunoassays for diagnosis bee diseases. The speakers from CEITEC Masaryk University, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS and University of Regensburg will present the recent advances in the fields of upconversion nanoparticle functionalization, single-molecule immunoanalysis, and will introduce the joint research project focused on the development of multiplexed assay for bacterial pathogens of bees.

Time Schedule

Thursday 12. 9. 2019
  9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome address, presentation of research at CEITEC MU / Petr Skládal
10:20 – 10:40 Single molecule immunoassays: A promise of ultrasensitivity? / Hans H. Gorris

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20 Recent progress in upconversion immunoassays for diagnosis of bee diseases / Matěj Pastucha
11:20 – 11:40 Amperometric immunosensor for rapid detection of honeybee pathogen Melissococcus plutonius / Zuzana Mikušová
11:40 – 11:50 Group photo

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 13:50 Multiplexed upconversion immunoassay for bee pathogens: Goals of joint research project / Zdeněk Farka
13:50 – 14:10 Surface-engineered upconversion nanoparticles for biomedicine / Uliana Kostiv

14:10 – 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 – 14:50 Photon-upconversion luminescence nanoparticles and droplet microfluidics / Antonín Hlaváček
14:50 – 15:10 Photon upconversion nanoparticles as a label for the detection of cancer biomarkers in immunocytochemistry / Matthias J. Mickert

15:10 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00 Excursion to CEITEC MU facilities


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12. 9. 2019, 10:00 - 16:00
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Zdeněk Farka, Zuzana Mikušová, Matěj Pastucha, Petr Skládal - CEITEC MU / Daniel Horák, Uliana Kostiv - IMC CAS / Hans H. Gorris, Matthias J. Mickert - UR / Antonín Hlaváček - IACH CAS


CEITEC MU, Building A35, Room 211