Biotic-abiotic hybrids for bioanalytics and biocatalysis

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2023 Jun:81:102943. doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2023.102943. Epub 2023 Apr 27.


The advances in biotic-abiotic interfaced systems open new directions toward bioanalytics and biocatalysis applications. Conjugating the unique electronic and optic properties of nanoelements with the high selectivity and extraordinary catalytic abilities of biotic materials holds great promise to gain superior new features. Herein, we present a wide scope of biotic-abiotic research, with key examples for its utilization in bioanalytics applications as well as in biocatalysis. The described configurations feature methodologies that enable extending the known scientific toolbox to gain synergy. These new nanobiohybrids may contribute to major global challenges, for example, developing alternative energy utilization or new affordable biodiagnostics and therapeutics tools.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biocatalysis*