Ir. Remco Arts
Remco Arts studied Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he obtained his MSc in 2013. He is currently doing his PhD research under the supervision of Professor Merkx. In previous projects, Remco developed genetically encoded red fluorescent zinc sensors that allow monitoring of zinc homeostasis in living cells. His current focus is on the development of new antibody detection strategies based on the use of luminescent reporter enzymes that change their colour of light emission upon antibody binding. These sensors (LUMABS) allow detection of antibodies directly in blood plasma, without any washing steps. The optical signal generated by LUMABS can be recorded and analysed using a mobile phone, making the technology compatible with point-of-care diagnostics.