Scientific publications


1 J. W. Lowdon, S.M.O Alkirkit, R.E. Mewis, D.A. Fulton, C.E. Banks, O.Sutcliffe and  M. Peeters , Analyst 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8AN00131F.

2 Canfarotta, J. Czulak, K. Betlem, A. Sachdeva,  K. Eersels, B. van Grinsven, T.J. Cleij and  M. Peeters , Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 2081-2089.


3 K. Betlem, M. Down, C.W. Foster, K. Eersels, B. van Grinsven, T. Cleij, C. Banks,  M. Peeters, A Flexible MIP-Based Sensor Platform for the Thermal Detection of Biomolecules, accepted in MRS Advances and will be presented at the MRS Fall meeting in Boston 2017.

4 T. Vandenryt, B. van Grinsven, K. Eersels, P. Cornelis, S. Kholwadia, T. Cleij, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, M. Peeters , P. Wagner,  Single-Shot Detection of Neurotransmitters in Whole-Blood Samples by Means of the Heat-Transfer Method in Combination with Synthetic Receptors,  Sensors 2017, 17(12), 2701; doi:10.3390/s17122701 (registering DOI).

5 Abigail Druck Shodofsky,  Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2017, 30 (6), pp 1251–1252 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.7b00140. Spotlight highlighting our work on Biomimetic Bacterial Identification Platform Based on Thermal Wave Transport Analysis Through Surface Imprinted Polymers (SteenRedeker et al.)

6 Heat Transfer as a New Sensing Technique for the Label-Free Detection of Biomolecules, K. Eersels, B. van Grinsven, M. Peeters and P. Wagner, Chapter · April 2017. DOI: 10.1007/5346_2017_1.  In book: Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors, Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp.1-25

7 H. Dilien, M. Peeters, J. Royakkers, J.A.W. Harings, P. Cornelis, P. Wagner, E. SteenRedeker, C.E. Banks, K. Eersels, B. van Grinsven, T.J. Cleij, Label-Free detection of small organic molecules by MIP-functionalized thermocouples: towards in vivo applications. ACS Sens. 2017 Apr 28; 2(4): 583–589. Published online 2017 Apr 13. doi:  10.1021/acssensors.7b00104.

8 S. Casadio, J.W. Lowdon, K. Betlem, J. T. Ueta, C.W. Foster, T.J. Cleij, B. van Grinsven, O.B. Sutcliffe, C.E. Banks, M. Peeters, Development of a Novel Flexible Polymer-Based Biosensor Platform for the Thermal Detection of Noradrenaline in Aqueous Solutions, Chem. Eng. J.  315. pp. 459-468. ISSN 1385-8947, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.050.

9 E. SteenRedeker, K. Eersels, O. Akkermans, J. Royakkers, S. Dyson, K. Nurekeyeva, B. Ferrando, P. Cornelis, M. Peeters, P. Wagner, H. Dilien, B. van Grinsven, T. J. Cleij, Biomimetic Bacterial Identification Platform Based on Thermal Wave Transport Analysis (TWTA) Through Surface Imprinted Polymers. ACS Infect. Dis., 2017, 3 (5), pp 388–397. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.7b00037.


10 B. van Grinsven, K. Eersels, O. Akkermans, S. Ellermann, A. Kordek, M. Peeters, O. Deschaume, C. Bartic, H. Dilien, E. Steenredeker, P. Wagner, and T.J. Cleij, Label-Free Detection of Escherichia Coli Based on Thermal Transport Through Surface Imprinted Polymers, accepted in ACS Sensors, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.6b00435

11 van Grinsven, K. Betlem, T. J. Cleij, C. E. Banks, M. Peeters, Evaluating the Potential of Thermal Read-Out Techniques Combined with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) for the Sensing of Low-Weight Organic Molecules, accepted in Journal of Molecular Recognition. DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2563

12 M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, C.W. Foster, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, C.E. Banks, Introducing Thermal Wave Transport Analysis (TWTA): a Thermal Technique for Dopamine Detection of Screen-Printed Electrodes Functionalized with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) Particles, Molecules, 2016, 21: 552. DOI:10.3390/molecules21050552


13 M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, W. De Ceuninck, P. Wagner, Aptamer-Based Biosensing, US Patent Application Serial No. 14/972,399

14 M. Peeters, K. Eersels, T. Junkers, P. Wagner, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Synthetic receptors for diagnostic medical devices, Chapter 13 in Molecularly Imprinted Catalysts, Elsevier, editors: Li, Cao, Piletsky and Turner.

15 M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, T.J. Cleij, K. Jiménez-Monroy, P. Cornelis, E. Pérez-Ruiz, G. Wackers, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, J. Lammertyn, P. Wagner, Label-free protein detection based on the heat-transfer method – a case study with the peanut allergen Ara h1 and aptamer-based synthetic receptors. ACS AMI Mater. Interf. 2015, 7: 16-23.


16 Heat-transfer based detection of proteins, M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, W. De Ceuninck, P. Wagner, European patent 14199245.3, filed 18-12-2014.

17 P. Losada-Pérez, K.L. Jiménez-Monroy, B. van Grinsven, J. Leys, S.D. Janssens, M. Peeters, C. Glorieux, J. Thoen, K. Haenen, W. De Ceuninck, P. Wagner, Phase transitions in lipid vesicles detected by a complementary set of methods: heat-transfer measurements, adiabatic scanning calorimetry and dissipation-mode quartz crystal microbalance. Phys. Status Solidi A. 2014, 211, 1377-1388.

18 J. Vandenbergh, M. Peeters, T. Kretschmer, T. Junkers, Cross-linked biodegradable poly(beta-thioester) networks via amine catalyzed thiolene click polymerization. Polymer, 2014, 55, 3525-3532.

19 M. Peeters, S. Kobben, K. Jiménez-Monroy, L. Modesto, M. Kraus, T. Vandenryt, A. Gaulke, B. van Grinsven, S. Ingebrandt, T. Junkers, P. Wagner, Thermal detection of histamine with a graphene oxide based molecularly imprinted polymer platform prepared by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. Sens. Actuat. B: Chem. 2014, 203, 527-535.

20 G. Wackers, T. Vandenryt, P. Cornelis, E. Kellens, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, P. Losada-Pérez, B. van Grinsven, M. Peeters, P. Wagner, Array formatting of the heat-transfer method (HTM) for the detection of small organic molecules by molecularly imprinted polymers. Sensors, 2014, 14, 11016-11030.

21 P. Cornelis, T. Vandenryt, G. Wackers, E. Kellens, P. Losada-Pérez, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, K. Eersels, S. Drijkoningen, K. Haenen, M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, P. Wagner, Heat transfer resistance as a tool to quantify hybridization efficiency of DNA on a nanocrystalline diamond surface. Diam. Relat. Mater. 2014, 48, 32-36.

22 P. Losada-Pérez, N. Mertens, B. de Medio-Vasconcelos, E. Slenders, J. Leys, M. Peeters, J. Gruber, B. van Grinsven, C. Glorieux, J. Thoen, and P. Wagner. Phase behavior of binary lipid mixtures: A combined study by adiabatic scanning calorimetry and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation. Accepted by Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 2015 (2015), DOI: 10.1155/2015/479318.

23 M. Peeters, K. Jiménez-Monroy, C. Libert, Y. Eurlings, W. Cuypers, G. Wackers, S. Duchateau, P. Robaeys, M. Nesládek, B. van Grinsven, E. Ruiz-Pérez, J. Lammerteyn, P. Losada-Pérez, P. Wagner, Real-time monitoring of Ara h 1 aptamer and detection of the peanut allergen Ara h 1 by combining electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and dissipation-mode quartz crystal microbalance, J. Biosens. Bioelectron. 2014, 5:155, DOI:10.4172/2155-6210.1000155.

24 B .van Grinsven, K. Eersels, M. Peeters, P. Losada-Pérez, T. Vandenryt, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, The heat-transfer method (HTM): a versatile, low-cost, label-free and user-friendly read-out platform for biosensor applications, Invited Spotlight on Application, ACS AMI Mater. Interf. 2014, 6:16, 13309-13318.

25 K. Eersels, B. van Grinsven, T. Vandenryt, K.L. Jiménez-Monroy, M. Peeters, V. Somers, C. Pütmann, C. Stein, S. Barth, G. Bos, W. Germeraad, T.J. Cleij, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, and P. Wagner, Improving the sensitivity of the heat-transfer method (HTM) for cancer cell detection by implementing optimized aluminum substrates. Published by Phys. Status Solidi A (2014). DOI:10.002/pssa.20141709.

26 P. Losada-Pérez, M. Khorshid, C. Hermans, T. Robijns, M. Peeters, K.L. Jiménez-Monroy, L.T.N. Truong, P. Wagner, Mellitin disruption of raft and non-raft forming biomimetic membranes: A study by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, Colloids Surf B. Biointerfaces, 2014, 123: 938-944.


27 M. Peeters, P. Csipai, B. Geerets, A. Weustenraed, B. van Grinsven, J. Gruber, W. De Ceuninck, T.J. Cleij, F.J. Troost, P. Wagner, Heat-transfer based detection of L-nicotine, histamine, and serotonin using molecularly imprinted polymers as biomimetic receptors. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2013, 405, 6453-6460.

28 B. Geerets, M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, K. Bers, W. De Ceuninck, P. Wagner, Optimizing the thermal read-out technique for MIP-based biomimetic sensors: towards nanomolar detecion limits. Sensors, 2013, 13, 9148-9159.

29 J. Alenus, A. Ethirajan, F. Horemans, A. Weustenraed, P. Csipai, J. Gruber, M. Peeters, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, Molecularly imprinted polymers as synthetic receptors for the QCM-D-based detection of L-nicotine in diluted saliva and urine samples. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2013, 405, 6479-6487.

30 J. Broeders, D. Croux, M. Peeters, T. Beyens, S. Duchateau, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, Mobile application for impedance based biomimetic sensor read-out. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2013, 13, 2659-2665.

31 M. Peeters, F.J. Troost, R.H.G. Mingels, T. Welsch, B. van Grinsven, T. Vranken, S. Ingebrandt, R. Thoelen, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, Impedimetric detection of histamine in bowel fluids using synthetic receptors with pH-optimized binding characteristics. Anal. Chem., 2013, 85, 1475-83.

32 D. Croux, T. Vangerven, J. Broeders, J. Boutsen, M. Peeters, S. Duchateau, T.J. Cleij, W. Deferme, P. Wagner, R. Thoelen, W. De Ceuninck, Molecular imprinted polymer film on RFID tags: a first step towards disposable packaging sensors. Phys. Status Solidi A, 2013, 210, 938-944.

33 Heat-transfer detection of bioparticles, K. Eersels, M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, P. Wagner, W. De Ceuninck, European patent 13157264.6.


34 M. Peeters, F.J. Troost, B. van Grinsven, F. Horemans, J. Alenus, M.S. Murib, D. Keszthelyi, A. Ethirajan, R. Thoelen, T.J. Cleij, P. Wagner, MIP-based biomimetic sensor for the electronic detection of serotonin in human blood plasma. Sens. Actuators, B, 2012, 171, 602-610.


35 G.J.M. Habraken, M. Peeters, P.D. Thornton, C.E. Koning, A. Heise, Selective enzymatic degradation of self-assembled particles from amphiphilic block copolymers obtained by the combination of N-carboxy anhydride and nitroxide-mediated polymerization. Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 3761-3769.

36 Z. Deng, G.J.M Habraken, M. Peeters, A. Heise, G. de With, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, Fluorescein functionalized random amino acid copolymers in the biomimetic synthesis of CaCO3. Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 9685-9694.

37 J. Broeders, S. Duchateau, B. van Grinsven, W. Vanaken, M. Peeters, R. Thoelen, T. J. Cleij, P. Wagner and W. De Ceuninck. Miniaturised eight-channel impedance spectroscopy unit as sensor platform for biosensor applications. Phys. Status Solidi A, 2011, 208, 1357 – 1363.


38 G.J.M. Habraken, M. Peeters, C.H.J.T. Dietz, C.E. Koning, A. Heise, How controlled and versatile is N-carboxy anhydride (NCA) polymerization at 0°C? Effect of temperature on homo-, block- and graft (co) polymerization. Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 1, 514-524.