The Laboratory of Analytical Sciences (LSA) laboratory is a JRU (Joint R esearch Unit) according
to the European Commission or UMR according to the French Research Ministry), and its legal
representatives are Claude Bernard University – Lyon 1 (UCBL) and CNRS (National Scientific
Research Centre),

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a
government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry
ofResearch. CNRS laboratories (or research units) are located throughout France, and employ a
large body of tenured researchers, engineers, and support staff. CNRS is member of the Joint
Research Unit Laboratoire des Sciences Analytiques and will therefore make available for the
SensorART project human resources for carrying out the project

The scientific expertise of the UMR CNRS 5 is focussed onto basic research in analytical chemistry
and its applications in industrial processes, environment and biomedical. The permanent staff of the
unit is composed of 26 researchers and teaching/researchers, 16 engineers and technicians. In
addition, 40 doctoral students, post-doctoral students and invited professors are working in the unit.      
The activity of the group “Surfaces, Nanotechnology and Biosensors” is mainly devoted to the
conception and characterization of (bio)chemical sensors. The aim is to conceive and to engineer
surfaces and layers, including recognizing molecules, well adapted to various transducers (FETs
based, micro/nanoelectrodes, micro/nanointerdigitated conductimetric, impedancemetric, etc.).   
The following technological areas are studied: 1) surface preparation by plasma techniques, 2)
surface functionalization using submerged micro/nanocontact printing (SMCP) with molecules
bearing active groups using covalent coupling, 3) self-assembled or Langmuir-Blodgett layers, 4)
coupling of biospecies (enzymes, antibodies), 5) handling and biofunctionalization of nanoparticles
6) design and fabrication of devices using submerged micro/nanocontact printing techniques.
Characterization methods such as XPS, AES, IS, FTIR, SEM, AFM, TOF-SIMS, EPMA, XRFS,
LEEIXS, amperometry, potentiometry, conductimetry, impedance spectroscopy (EIS),
electrochemical techniques (CV...), and contact angle and tensiometer are available within the

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