Course Info


ERICE May 2 – 8, 2014

  • Electron Transfer in and between (bio)molecules
  • Electron Transport in ordered and disordered Systems; Solid State Electronics
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Electronics
  • Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • Electron transport in biomolecules
  • Principles of Electrochemistry; Electrochemistry in Bioelectronics
  • Experimental aspects of Bioelectronics
  • Modeling  Bioelectronic processes
  • Biosensors and other potential applications

David N. Beratan, Duke University, USA

Rita Bernhardt, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany

David Cahen, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel

Juan Carlos Cuevas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Paolo Facci, IBF-CNR, Italy

Israel Pecht, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Israel

Spiros S. Skourtis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

David Waldeck, University of Pittsburg, USA



PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE. The Course will emphasize the fundamental science that underlies Bioelectronics and is meant to provide the attendants with a fully comprehensive view of fundamentals, theoretical and experimental background, as well as future potential applicative perspectives of this interdisciplinary research field. The format is that of a full-immersion course where students have the opportunity of taking full advantage of top level lecturing by experts, along with a large amount of time dedicated to interaction and idea-exchange among them and with the expert-teachers. Students will be also asked to present their own scientific results in the form of posters.

In addition to the focus on bioelectronics, the course will introduce the attendants to the breadth of topics needed to deal professionally with Bioelectronics; from protein structure/function and molecular biology, to (bio)electrochemistry, from (bio)electron transfer and transport theory, modeling and experiments, to present and possible future device applications.

Particularly, electron transfer in biomolecular systems, approaches to single molecule and single monolayer electron transport, direct electrochemistry etc. will be taught from a theoretical and an experimental standpoint, using a language and an approach that will emphasize biological, chemical and physical aspects.

Directors of the Course

David N. Beratan

David Cahen

Paolo Facci

Spiros S. Skourtis

Director of the School

G. Benedek

Director of the Centre

A. Zichichi