MIME Seminar Series Review - Wearable and Point of Care Biodiagnostics Workshop

On Monday 15 August, Professor Wenlong Cheng and Dr Simon Corrie hosted the Wearable and Point of Care Biodiagnostics Workshop as part of the 2016 MIME Seminar Series. The workshop was opened by Professor Frieder Seible and featured two plenary speakers, distinguished Professor Joseph Wang from the University of California, San Diego and Mr Joseph Winter from the Australia Institute of Sports.

Professor Joseph Wang provided a truly engaging morning plenary session on Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Stretching the Imagination. We received wonderful feedback from our industry partners and our general attendees regarding his session. Professor Joseph Wang is the SAIC Endowed Chair professor and Chairman of the NanoEngineering Department at University of California, San Diego and is Director of the Center for Wearable Sensors at UC San Diego. Professor Wang's research focuses on field of nanobioelectronics aimed at integrating nano- and biomaterials with electronic transducers. He is a leader in a wide range of research areas including nanomachines, nanobioelectronics, and sensing technologies for applications including clinical diagnostics, environmental and security monitoring and remote sensing.

Mr Joseph Winter presented an interesting and insightful afternoon plenary session on Wearable Sensors in Elite Sport, which all attendees found beneficial. Mr Joseph Winter is the Head of Discipline for the AIS Innovation, Research and Development (iRD) area. He provides leadership within the iRD team; coordinating communication with the national network; coordination of the ASC Research, Research to Action and Competitive Innovation funds processes and interfacing with NSWO and AIS high performance personnel including athletes, coaches and support teams. Joseph's professional areas of interest include use of GNSS technologies for high precision metrology applications, leadership, innovation processes and advanced manufacturing methods.