Publications in peer-reviewed journals (in the reversed chronological order):

Hirsch-index: 32 (08.03.2019; ISI Web of Science)

80. McGoldrick, L.;Weiss, E.; Halámek, J.

Symmetric-key encryption based on bioaffinity interactions. Synth. Bio. (ACS) 2019, DOI:10.1021/acssynbio.9b00164. 

79. I. Alaoui, J Halámek

Fluorescence of 1,2 - Indanedione with Amino Acids Present in the Fingerprint Residue: Application in Gender Determination.

J. Forensic Sci. 2019

78. M. Hair, A. Mathis, E. Brunelle, L. Halámková, J. Halámek

Metabolite biometrics for the differentiation of individuals.

Anal. Chem. 2018, 90, 5322-5328.

77. E. Brunelle, C. Huynh, E. Alin, M. Eldridge, A.-M. Le, L. Halámková, J. Halámek

Fingerprint Analysis: Moving toward multi-attribute determination via individual markers.

Anal. Chem. 2018, 90, 980-987.


76. J. Agudelo J., V. Privman, J. Halámek (Invited Concept Paper)

Promises and challenges in continuous tracking utilizing amino acids in skin secretions for active multi-factor biometric authentication for cybersecurity

ChemPhysChem, 2017, 18, 1714-1720. (Made a journal cover.)

highlighted by:

Forbes: ABC News: Digital Trends: Daily Mail UK: Mashable:


75. C. Huynh, E. Brunelle, J. Agudelo, L, J. Halámek

Bioaffinity-based assay for the sensitive detection and discrimination of sweat aimed at forensic applications

Talanta, 2017, 170, 210-214.

74. Brunelle, E.; Le, A.-M.; Huynh, C.; Wingfield, K.; Halamkova, L.; Agudelo, J.; Halamek, J.* Coomassie Brilliant       Blue G-250 Dye: New Application for Forensic Analysis.

Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 4314-4319.


highlighted by:

 Forensic Magazine:


73. J. Agudelo, L. Halámková, E. Brunelle, R. Rodrigues, C. Huynh, J. Halámek

       Ages at a Crime Scene: Simultaneous Estimation of the Time since

       Deposition and Age of Its Originator

       Anal. Chem. 2016, 88, 6479-6484.


highlighted by:

C&EN (American Chemical Society):

        National Geographic:                   victims-science-forensics/


73. C. Huynh, J. Halámek

       Trends in fingerprint analysis

       TrAC. 82, 2016, 328-336.


72. E. Brunelle, J. Halámek

        Biocomputing approach in forensic analysis.

   Int. J. Parallel Emergent Distrib. Syst. (Invited Review)

            (In press): DOI:10.1080/17445760.2016.1140166


71. E. Brunelle, C. Huynh, A. M. Le, L. Halámková, J. Agudelo, J. Halámek

                  New Horizons for Ninhydrin: Colorimetric Determination of Gender from Fingerprints.

                  Anal. Chem. 2016, 88, 2413-2420.


70. C. Huynh, E. Brunelle, L. Halámková, J. Agudelo, J. Halámek

        Forensic identification of gender from fingerprints.

Anal. Chem. 2015. 87, 11531-11536.

highlighted by:

C&EN (American Chemical Society):

The New York Times:

The Scientist:

Homeland Security News Wire:


69.  J. Agudelo, C. Huynh, J. Halámek

       Forensic determination of blood sample age using a bioaffinity-based assay

       Analyst 2015, 140, 1411-1415. (Made a journal cover).


68. J. Halámek

       New age of quick and onsite bioassays for forensics: where are we now?

       Bioanalysis 2014, 6, 429-431


67. S. Bakshi, L. Halámková, J. Halámek, E. Katz

      Biocatalytic analysis of biomarkers for forensic identification of gender.

      Analyst 2014, 139, 559-563. (Made a journal cover).


66. F. Kramer, L. Halámková, A. Poghossian, M.J. Schöning, E. Katz, J. Halámek

Biocatalytic analysis of biomarkers for forensic identification of ethnicity between caucasian and african american.

      Analyst 2013, 138, 6251-6257; highlighted by:

Bioanalysis Zone:

Royal Society of Chemistry:

Royal Society of Chemistry:


65. E. Katz, S. Minko, J. Halámek, K. MacVittie, K. Yancey

      Electrode interfaces switchable by physical and chemical signals for biosensing, biofuel

      and biocomputing applications. (Invited review)

      Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2013, 405, 3659-3672.


64. V. Privman, O. Zavalov, L. Halámková, F. Moseley, J. Halámek, E. Katz

Networked enzymatic logic gates with filtering: New theoretical modeling expressions and their experimental application.

     J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 14928-14939.


63. S. Bakshi, O. Zavalov, J. Halámek, V. Privman, E. Katz

Modularity of biochemical filtering for inducing sigmoid response in both inputs in an enzymatic AND gate.

        J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 9857-9865.


62. K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, V. Privman, E. Katz

A bioinspired associative memory system based on enzymatic cascades.

       Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6962-6964.


61. V. Privman, B.E. Fratto, O. Zavalov, J. Halámek, E. Katz

      Enzymatic AND logic gate with sigmoid response induced by photochemically controlled oxidation      of the output.

       J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 7559-7568.


60.  J.A. Castorena-Gonzalez, C. Foote, K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, L.A. Martinez-Lemus,               E. Katz

Biofuel cell operating in vivo in rat.

Electroanalysis 2013, 25, 1579-1584.


59.  S. Mailloux, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, A. Tokarev, S. Minko, E. Katz

Biomolecular release triggered by glucose input – Bioelectronic coupling of sensing and actuating systems.

       Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4755-4757.


58. M. Southcott, K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, W.D. Jemison, R. Lobel, E. Katz

Pacemaker powered by implantable biofuel cell operating under conditions mimicking human blood circulation system – Battery not included.

      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 6278-6283.


57. E. Katz, J. Wang, M. Privman, J. Halámek

Multianalyte digital enzyme biosensors with built-in Boolean logic.

Anal. Chem. 2012, 84, 4457-4474. (Feature article)


56. O. Zavalov, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, S. Korkmaz, M.A. Arugula,

      S. Chinnapareddy, E. Katz, V. Privman

      Two-input enzymatic logic gates made sigmoid by modifications of the biocatalytic

      reaction cascades.

      Int. J. Unconv. Comp. 2012, 8, 347-365.


55. K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, E. Katz

      Enzyme-based T-flip-flop memory system.

      Int. J. Unconv. Comp. 2012, 8, 383-389.


54. K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, M. Southcott, W.D. Jemison, R. Lobel, E. Katz

From “cyborg” lobsters to a pacemaker powered by implantable biofuel cells.

Energy Environ Sci. 2012, 6, 81-86; (Made a journal cover); highlighted by:

Royal Society of Chemistry:


53. K. MacVittie, J. Halámek, E. Katz

      Enzyme-based D-flip-flop memory system.

      Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10174-10176.


52. L. Halámková, S. Mailloux, J. Halámek, A.J.L. Cooper, E. Katz

      Enzymatic analysis of α-ketoglutaramate – A biomarker for hyperammonemia.

      Talanta 2012, 100, 7-11.


51. A. Szczupak, J. Halámek, L. Halámková, V. Bocharova, L. Alfonta, E. Katz

      Living battery – Biofuel cells operating in vivo in clams.

      Energy Environ Sci. 2012, 5, 8891-8895; highlighted by:

Royal Society of Chemistry:


50. L. Halámková, J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, A. Szczupak, L. Alfonta, E. Katz

      Implanted biofuel cell operating in a living snail.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5040-5043; highlighted by:


Nature, 2012, 484, doi:10.1038/484291f


Scientific American:

      New York Times:


49. M. Pita, J. Halámek, S. Chinnapareddy, D.J. White, V. Gartstein, E. Katz

      Permeability of human tooth surfaces studied in vitro by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

      Electroanalysis 2012, 24, 1033-1038.


48. V. Bocharova, K. MacVittie, S. Chinnapareddy, J. Halámek, V. Privman, E. Katz

Realization of associative memory in an enzymatic process: Toward biomolecular networks with      learning and unlearning functionalities.

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1234-1237.


47. J. Halámek, O. Zavalov, L. Halámková, S. Korkmaz, V. Privman, E. Katz

Enzyme-based logic analysis of biomarkers at physiological concentrations: AND gate with double-sigmoid “Filter” response

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2012, 116, 4457-4464.


46. L. Halámková, J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, S. Wolf, K. E. Mulier, G. Beilman, J. Wang, E. Katz

      Analysis of biomarkers characteristic of porcine liver injury – from biomolecular logic gates to animal model.

      Analyst 2012, 137, 1768-1770.


45. K.-W. Kim, Y. E. Kim, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, C.-W. Lee, E. Katz, M.-K. Oh

Logic circuit upon angiogenic response controlled by enzyme-linked iron oxide microparticles –   Towards biocomputing in human cells.

Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6918-6920.


44. Z. Jin, A.M. Harvey, S. Mailloux, J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, M.R. Twiss, E. Katz

Electrochemically stimulated release of lysozyme from alginate matrix cross-linked with iron cations.         J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 19523-19528; highlighted as ‘hot article’ by:

Royal Society of Chemistry:


43.  Z. Jin, G. Güven, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, I. Tokarev, S. Minko, A. Melman, D. Mandler, E. Katz Electrochemically controlled drug-mimicking protein release from iron-alginate thin-films                                                                          associated with an electrode.

      ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 466-475.


42. J. Halámek, J. Zhou, L. Halámková, V. Bocharova, V. Privman, J. Wang, E. Katz

      Biomolecular filters for improved separation of output signals in enzyme logic systems applied to biomedical analysis.

      Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 8383-8386.


41. J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, M. A. Arugula, G. Strack, V. Privman, E. Katz

Realization and properties of biochemical-computing biocatalytic XOR gate based on enzyme inhibition by a substrate.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 9838-9845.


40. N. Zhou, J.R. Windmiller, G. Valdés-Ramírez, M. Zhou, J. Halámek, E. Katz, J. Wang

      Enzyme-based NAND gate for rapid electrochemical screening of traumatic brain injury in serum

      Anal. Chim. Acta 2011, 703, 94-100.


39. M. Privman, T. Kin Tam, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, J. Wang, E. Katz

      Responsive interface switchable by logically processed physiological signals – Towards “Smart” actuators for signal amplification and drug delivery.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 1620-1623


38. V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, J. Zhou, G. Strack, J. Wang, E. Katz

      Alert-type biological dosimeter based on enzyme logic system.

      Talanta 2011, 85, 800-803.


37. J. Zhou, J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, J. Wang, E. Katz

Bio-logic analysis of injury biomarker patterns in human serum samples.

Talanta 2011, 83, 955-959.


36. K.-W. Kim, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek, M.-K. Oh, E. Katz

Steganography and encrypting based on immunochemical systems.

Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2011, 108, 1100-1107.


35. V. Pedrosa, D. Melnikov, M. Pita, J. Halámek, V. Privman, A. Simonian, E. Katz

Enzymatic logic gates with noise-reducing sigmoid response

Int. J. Unconv. Comp. 2010, 6, 451-461.


34. J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, S. Chinnapareddy, J.R. Windmiller, G. Strack, M.-C. Chuang, J. Zhou, P. Santhosh, G. V. Ramirez, M.A. Arugula, J. Wang, E. Katz

Multi-enzyme logic network architectures for assessing injuries: digital processing of biomarkers.

Mol. Biosyst. 2010, 6, 2554-2560.


33. V. Privman, J. Halámek, M.A. Arugula, D. Melnikov, V. Bocharova, E. Katz

Biochemical filter with sigmoidal response: Increasing the complexity of biomolecular logic.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 14103-14109.


32. V. Privman, J. Zhou, J. Halámek, E. Katz

Realization and properties of biochemical-computing biocatalytic XOR gate based on signal change.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 13601-13608.


31. D. Melnikov, G. Strack, J. Zhou, J.R. Windmiller, J. Halámek, V. Bocharova, M.-C. Chuang, P. Santhosh, V. Privman, J. Wang, E. Katz

Enzymatic AND logic gates operated under conditions characteristic of biomedical applications.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 12166-12174.


30. J.R. Windmiller, S. Chinnapareddy, P. Santhosh, J. Halámek, M.-C. Chuang, V. Bocharova, T.-F. Tseng, T. Chou, E. Katz, J. Wang

Strip-based amperometric detection of myeloperoxidase.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2010, 26, 886-889.


29. J. Halámek, J.R. Windmiller, J. Zhou, M.-C. Chuang, P. Santhosh, G. Strack, M.A. Arugula, S. Chinnapareddy, V. Bocharova, J. Wang, E. Katz

Multiplexing of injury codes for the parallel operation of enzyme logic gates.

Analyst 2010, 135, 2249-2259; highlighted at RSC web site:


28. J.R. Windmiller, G. Strack, M.-C. Chuan, J. Halámek, P. Santhosh, V. Bocharova, J. Zhou,                                                      E. Katz, J. Wang

Boolean-format biocatalytic processing of enzyme biomarkers for the diagnosis of soft tissue injury.

Sens. Actuat. B 2010, 150, 285-290.


27. J. Halámek, T.K. Tam, S. Chinnapareddy, V. Bocharova, E. Katz

Keypad lock security system based on immune-affinity recognition integrated with a switchable biofuel cell.

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 973-977.

26. G. Strack, V. Bocharova, M.A. Arugula, M. Pita, J. Halámek, E. Katz

Artificial muscle reversibly controlled by enzyme reactions.

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 839-843.


25. J. Halámek, T.K. Tam, G. Strack, V. Bocharova, E. Katz

Self-powered biomolecular keypad lock security system based on a biofuel cell.

Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2405-2407. highlighted at RSC web site:


24. V. Bocharova, T.K. Tam, J. Halámek, M. Pita, E. Katz

Reversible gating controlled by enzymes at nanostructured interface.

Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2088-2090.


23. M.A. Arugula, V. Bocharova, M. Pita,  J. Halámek, E. Katz

Enzyme-based multiplexer and demultiplexer.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 5222-5226.


22. D. Volkov, G. Strack, J. Halámek, E. Katz, I. Sokolov

Atomic force microscopy study of immunosensor surface to increase sensitivity and scale down size of ELISA-type sensor.

Nanotechnology 2010, 21, article # 145503.


21. T.K. Tam, M. Pita, O. Trotsenko, M. Motornov, I. Tokarev, J. Halámek, S. Minko, E. Katz

Reversible “closing” of an electrode interface functionalized with a polymer brush by an electrochemical signal.

Langmuir 2010, 26, 4506-4513.


20. J. Zhou, M.A. Arugula, J. Halámek, M. Pita, E. Katz

Enzyme-based NAND and NOR logic gates with modular design.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 16065-16070.


19. G. Strack, S. Chinnapareddy, D. Volkov, J. Halámek, M. Pita, I. Sokolov, E. Katz

Logic networks based on immunorecognition processes.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 12154-12159.


18. M.A. Arugula, J. Halámek,  E. Katz,  D. Melnikov, M. Pita,  V. Privman, G. Strack

Optimization of enzymatic logic gates and networks for noise reduction and stability.

IEEE Comp. Soc. Publ. (Los Alamitos, California) 2009, 1-7.


17. K.M. Manesh, J. Halámek, M. Pita, J. Zhou, T.K. Tam, P. Santhosh, M.-C. Chuang, J.R. Windmiller, D. Abidin, E. Katz, J. Wang

Enzyme logic gates for the digital analysis of physiological level upon injury.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2009, 24, 3569-3574.


16. M. Pita, J. Zhou, K.M. Manesh, J. Halámek, E. Katz, J. Wang

Enzyme logic gates for assessing physiological conditions during an injury: Towards digital sensors and actuators.

Sens. Actuat. B 2009, 139, 631-636.


15. V. Privman, M.A. Arugula, J. Halámek, M. Pita, E. Katz

Network analysis of biochemical logic for noise reduction and stability: A system of three coupled enzymatic AND gates.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 5301-5310.


14. C. Teller, J. Halámek, J. Žeravík, W.F.M. Stocklein, F.W. Scheller

Development of a bifunctional sensor using haptenized acetylcholinesterase and application for the detection of cocaine and organophosphates.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2008, 24, 111-117.


13. J. Halámek, U. Wollenberger, W.F.M. Stocklein, F.W. Scheller

Development of a biosensor for glycated hemoglobin.

Electrochim. Acta 2007, 53, 1127-1133.


12. J. Halámek, U. Wollenberger, W.F.M. Stocklein, A. Warsinke, F.W. Scheller

Signal amplification in immunoassays using labeling via boronic acid binding to the sugar moiety of immunoglobulin G: Proof of concept for glycated hemoglobin.

Anal. Lett. 2007, 40, 1434-1444.


11. J. Halámek, C. Teller, A. Makower, D. Fournier, F.W. Scheller

EQCN based cholinesterase biosensors.

Electrochim. Acta 2006, 51, 5174-5181.


10. J. Halámek, C. Teller, J. Žeravík, D. Fournier, A. Makower, F.W. Scheller

Characterization of binding of cholinesterases to surface immobilized ligands.

Anal. Lett. 2006, 39, 1491-1502.


9.   C. Teller, J. Halámek, A. Makower, D. Fournier, H. Schulze, F.W. Scheller

A piezoelectric sensor with propidium as a recognition element for cholinesterases.

Sensor. Actuat. B Chem. 2006, 113, 214-221.


8.   J. Halámek, J. Přibyl, A. Makower, P. Skládal, F.W. Scheller

Sensitive detection of organophosphates in river water by means of a piezoelectric biosensor.

Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2005, 382, 1904-1911.


7.   S.Q. Liu, U. Wollenberger, J. Halámek, E. Leupold, W.F.M. Stocklein, A. Warsinke, F.W. Scheller

Affinity interactions between phenylboronic acid-carrying self-assembled monolayers and flavin adenine dinucleotide or horseradish peroxidase.

Chem.-Eur. J. 2005, 11, 4239-4246.


6.   J. Halámek, A. Makower, K. Knosche, P. Skládal, F.W. Scheller

Piezoelectric affinity sensors for cocaine and cholinesterase inhibitors.

Talanta 2005, 65, 337-342.


5.   K. Knosche, J. Halámek, A. Makower, D. Fournier, F.W. Scheller

Molecular recognition of cocaine by acetylcholinesterases for affinity purification and bio-sensing.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2004, 20, 153-160.


4.   A. Makower, J. Halámek, P. Skládal, F. Kernchen, F.W. Scheller

New principle of direct real-time monitoring of the interaction of cholinesterase and its inhibitors by piezolectric biosensor.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2003, 18, 1329-1337.


3.   J. Přibyl, M. Hepel, J. Halámek, P. Skládal

Development of piezoelectric immunosensors for competitive and direct determination of atrazine.

Sensor. Actuat. B 2003, 91, 333-341.


2.   J. Halámek, A. Makower, P. Skládal, F.W. Scheller

Highly sensitive detection of cocaine using a piezoelectric immunosensor.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2002, 17, 1045-1050.


1.   J. Halámek, M. Hepel, P. Skládal

Investigation of highly sensitive piezoelectric immunosensors for 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

Biosens. Bioelectron. 2000, 16, 253-260.



Chapters in books (in the reversed chronological order):


3.   E. Katz, V. Bocharova, J. Halámek

Switchable electrodes and biofuel cells.

In: Enzymatic fuel cells: From fundamentals to applications.

P. Atanassov, G. Johnson, H. Luckarift (Eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2012, In press.


2.   J. Halámek, E. Katz

Electrochemical systems controlled by enzyme-based logic networks: Towards biochemicaly        controlled bioelectronics.

       In: Electrochemical Processes in Biological Systems, L. Gorton, A. Lewenstam (Eds.), Willey, 2011,     In press.


1.   C. Teller, J. Halámek, A. Makower, F.W. Scheller

      A Set of Piezoelectric Biosensors Using Cholinesterases

      In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume title: "Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols: Electrochemical and Mechanical Detectors, Lateral Flow and Ligands for Biosensors",

A. Rasooly (Ed.), Humana Press, Clifton, N.J., 2009, Vol. 504, pp. 3-22.

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