BAE : Biosensors - Analysis- Environment

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For around 20 years, the University of Perpignan Via Domitia’s Biosensors–Analyses–Environment (BAE) team (previously IMAGES EA 4218) has been recognised for its expertise in developing innovative analysis tools for the agri-foods sector and the environment. Its multidisciplinary team is made up of chemists and biologists who have acquired expertise in developing biosensors based on various biological receptors (enzymes, antibodies, organelles, etc.) and biomimetic receptors (aptamers, molecularly imprinted polymers, etc.), involving electrochemical and optical detection methods.


Research areas

  • Bioanalysis
  • Biosensors
  • Biomimetic sensors for the environment - the agrifoods and health


  • Electrochemical stations (2) including 1 with impedance module, potentiostats (7) 3 of which are portable.
  • Microplate readers (absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence)
  • Spectrophotometers (3), spectrofluorometer
  • HPLC-DAD and HPLC-Fluorescence
  • Silkscreen printing machine (electrode manufacture)
  • Workstations in sterile conditions, standard microbiology and molecular biology equipment


Many partnerships with other universities and international institutions (6 European programmes or Interreg initiatives and 9 bilateral exchange programmes since 2008).

A number of companies, including CEMOI (France), LIONIX (Netherlands), SURFIX (Netherlands), CSEM (Netherlands), COVAP (Spain), SAXION (Netherlands), CIDETEC (Spain) and DROPSENS (Spain).

Additional information

European programmes
  • BIOFOS : Micro ring resonator based biophotonic system for food analysis.
  • ELENA :Encapsulation and controlled release of antioxidants for food use.
ANR programmes
  • TRICETOX : Impact environnemental des herbicides ß-tricétones synthétiques et naturels : détection, adaptation microbienne, biodégradation et toxicité.
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Date of update November 27, 2019