Electrochemical sensors and biosensors for biomedical applications; lab-on-a-chip; signal processing; biofuel cells. Target analytes include: nitric oxide, dissolved oxygen, serotonin, dopamine, pH, tissue perfusion. For more information on the work of the Biosensor Group, please click here.
Cells on chips How do cells respond in the first few minutes after stimulation with a growth factor, drug or antigen? Are there characteristic signalling and metabolic responses? We have developed biocompatible arrays of microelectrode sensors to examine the effects of angiogenin and VEG-F on aortic endothelial cells and used similar approaches to look at bacterial antigens and macrophages
Microfabrication and microfluidics Sometimes it is advantageous to do bioanalysis off-line on a sample either from cells or living tissues. Such samples are typically tiny and new approaches to analytical methods are required. We've developed chromatographic techniques on a chip and combines this with droplet flow microfluidics to act as a tiny fraction collector.
Dr Peter Cragg, School of Pharmacy, University of Brighton
Dr Rob Lammertink, Institute for Polymer Science, University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof R. Mark Wightman, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Prof Howard Stone, Department of Chemical Engineering, Harvard University
Prof Greg Swain, Department of Chemistry, State University of Michigan, East Lansing
Prof Jingoo Park, Microbiochip Center, Hanyang University, Korea
Research Student Supervision