The ÅAU Center of Excellence project BACE aims to developing a platform for bioelectronic activation that enables control of cell signals, and, thereby, stimulation of cell functions.
The research is based on the knowledge that the function of the cell – the cell’s behavior – can be changed due to external stimuli that effects the cell-signaling machinery. An important part of the inter-cellular communication is the interaction between ligands (transmitters) and receptors (receivers) on the surface of the cell.
The planned activation platform is a further development of a unique bio-FET-based sensor that was previously produced by our researchers. The sensor enables the possibility to measure the strength of the ligand-receptor interactions with a hitherto unsurpassed sensitivity. At this stage, the results form the basis for new technology.
The project BACE (Center of Excellence in Bioelectronic Activation of Cell Functions) is led by Ronald Österbacka, Professor in Physics.