Anthony Turner, Professor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Professor Anthony Turner has more than 600 scientific publications and patents in the field of biosensors and biomimetic sensors. He is best known for his role in the development of the glucose pen - an electrochemical glucose meter that fits in the pocket, which helped improve the lives of millions of people with diabetes and is the world's most widespread type of biosensor. Professor Turner's work laid the foundation for an industry that today is worth more than $ 13 billion. He has created a series of new biosensors with emphasis on cancer, infectious diseases, toxins, heart disease, medication, sports medicine and critical care. His work on non-medical applications include those an integrated biological defense system for the UK, sensors to detect explosives and drugs, environmental monitoring systems including pesticides, heavy metals and algal toxins, and sensors to control the quality of food.
Professor Turner has won numerous prestigious scientific awards and has given over 400 plenary lectures at international conferences. He published the first textbook on Biosensors in 1987 and has edited the leading journal in the field, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, since its creation in 1985. In 1990 he founded the World Congress on Biosensors and has been its chairman since then. He has helped start and served on the boards of several biosensor company and has been an expert in patent litigations worldwide.
Professor Turner is now leading a new centre for biosensors and bioelectronics at Linköping University. There he continues his research on various types of biosensors, nanomaterials and synthetic receptors with focus on practical applications.