Head of laboratory dr. Inga Morkvėnaitė-Vilkončienė
In the laboratory of bioelectrochemical technologies, we develop and research biofuel cells and biological sensors. Innovative electrically conductive nanocomposites are developed and applied by embedding them in biologically active materials to create highly sensitive, fast, inexpensive, smart biological sensors and/or biofuel cells. Various imaging and research methods of biologically active substances are applied in the laboratory, such as local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, and scanning electrochemical microscopy. Scanning electrochemical microscopy is being developed using artificial intelligence and image recognition to create user-friendly measurement equipment that can be easily adapted to different objects and environments. We develop mathematical models describing electrochemical processes and mechanical properties of living cells after exposure to electric fields and toxic substances.