Professor Michael Thompson has been awarded a Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievements for his scientific contributions to Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and for his research in acoustic wave biosensor development. The Faculty of Natural Sciences at Comenius University have been collaborating with Thompson for 16 years in the development of acoustic wave-based biosensors for environmental and biomedical applications.
Together they have led many projects including a Marie Cure EU grant (FORMILK), which has led to an innovative technology for the detection of enzyme activity in milk. Thanks to Thompson’s collaboration, the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at Comenius University built a unique laboratory of molecular acoustics, the only one of its kind in Slovakia.
Thompson was awarded the medal last week at a ceremony celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Comenius University.
Before the award he made a lecture in university
I was there with my personal camera. See below the lecture of Professor Mike Thompson in Bratislava at 8 November 2019
Mini CV of Professor Mike Thompson
Professor Michael Thompson obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Wales, UK and his PhD in analytical chemistry from McMaster University. Following a period as Science Research Council PDF at Swansea University he was appointed Lecturer in Instrumental Analysis at Loughborough University. He then moved to the University of Toronto where he is now Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry. He has held a number of distinguished research posts including the Leverhulme Fellowship at the University of Durham and the Science Foundation Ireland E.T.S Walton Research Fellowship at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork City. He is recognized internationally for his pioneering work over many years in the area of research into new biosensor technologies and the surface chemistry of biochemical and biological entities. He has made major contributions to the label-free detection of immunochemical and nucleic acid interactions and surface behavior of cells using ultra high frequency acoustic wave physics. Thompson has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of major international journals including Analytical Chemistry and The Analyst and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the monograph series “Detection Science” for the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He has been awarded many prestigious international prizes for his research including The Robert Boyle Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the E.W.R. Steacie Award of the Chemical Society of Canada. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1999.