Institute of Chemistry
Advanced 2D nanoscaled "MXene" interfaces as perspective immobilisation platforms for diagnostics of cancer diseases
Name of the supervisor
RNDr. Lenka Lorencová, PhD.
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology
Following the current trends, cancer poses tremendous problem with 19.3 million new cases worldwide in 2020 and with increasing tendency, thus it comes as no surprise that one talks about cancer epidemic. In addition to active search for novel potential biomarkers the main tool in control of the disease is early cancer diagnostics based on detection platforms allowing to detect low level of tumour biomarkers in biological samples with high sensitivity and selectivity. In recent years, the fastest growing area in the biosensor research field has been associated with electrochemical affinity biosensors employing multifunctional nanomaterials. The state-of-the-art 2D nanomaterials "MXenes" have appeared to be very promising and have become the subject of interest due to their unique properties and complex layered structure providing a number of alternatives in composition and subsequent utilization for various applications including biosensing.