Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2019
    Director of Chalmers Area of Advance Health Engineering

  • Since 2013
    Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2017 – 2019
    Co-director of Chalmers Area of Advance Life Science Engineering

  • 2009 – 2013
    Assistant Professor (Funded by the Swedish Research Council) at Chemical and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2007 – 2009
    Research Fellow (Funded by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation) at Chemical and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

  • 2004 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation) at Penn State University with Professor Paul Weiss and Anne Andrews (6 months) with Professor Christine Keating (2 years)

  • 1999 – 2003
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Analytical Chemistry, Gothenburg University. Supervisor: Professor Owe Orwar

Selected publications

  • Wang Y., Fathali H, Mishra D, Ohlsson T, Keighron JD., Skibicka KP. and Cans A-S.* Counting the number of glutamate molecules in a single synaptic vesicle. J Am Chem Soc. 2019, 141(44): 17507-11.

  • Wang Y., Mishra D., Bergman J., Keighron J.D., Skibicka K.P, and Cans A-S.*

    Ultrafast Glutamate Biosensor Recording in Brain Slices Reveal Complex Single Exocytosis Transients ACS Chem Neuroscience, 2019, 10(3): 1744-52.

  • Wang Y., Jonkute R., Lindmark H., and Cans A-S.* Molecular Crowding and a Minimal Footprint at a Gold Nanoparticle Support Stabilizes Glucose Oxidase and Boosts Its Activity. Langmuir 2020, 36(1): 37-46.

  • Keighron J.D, Wigstr m J., Kurzcy M.E, Bergman J., Wang Y. and Cans A-S.*

    Amperometric Detection of Single Vesicle Acetylcholine Release Events from an Artificial Cell. ACS Chem Neuroscience, 2015, 6:181-88.

  • Keighron J. D.,  kesson S. and Cans A-S.* Co-immobilization of Acetylcholine esterase and Choline oxidase to gold nanoparticles: stoichiometry, activity and reaction efficiency. Langmuir, 2014, 30:11348-55.

  • Bergman J., Mellander L., Wang Y., and Cans A-S.* Co-detection of Dopamine and Glucose with High Temporal Resolution. Catalysts, 2018, 8: 34.

  • 7. Fathali H., Dunevall J., Majdi S., and Cans A-S.* Extracellular osmotic stress

    reduces the vesicle size while keeping a constant neurotransmitter concentration. ACS Chem Neuroscience. ACS Chem Neurosci, 2017, 8: 368-375.

  • Najafinobar N., Mellander L.J., Kurczy M.E., Dunevall J., Angerer T.B., Fletcher J.S. and Cans A-S.* Cholesterol Alters the Dynamics of Release in Protein Independent Cell Models for Exocytosis. Scientific Reports 2016, 6: 33702.

  • Mellander LJ, Kurczy ME., Najafinobar N, Dunevall J, Ewing A.G. and Cans A-S.* Two modes of exocytosis in an artificial cell. Scientific Reports., 2014, 4: 3847.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • The Biophysical Society

  • The Bioelectrochemical society

Additional qualifications

  • Director of Chalmers Health Engineering Area of Advance


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