IN THIS SECTION

Group Members

Prof James Wilkinson
email: jsw@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 2792

Dr Senthil Ganapathy
email: smg1@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 7811

Dr Ping Hua
email: ph3@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 3133

Jonathan Butement
email: jb3006@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 2959

Neil Sessions
email: nps@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 2960

RESEARCH STUDENTS

Mohd Narizee Mohd Nasir
email: mnmn1r11@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 9253

Vinita Mittal
email: V.Mittal@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 9253

Amy Sen Kay Tong
email: askt1g10@soton.ac.uk
tel: +44(0) 23 8059 2956

PhD projects with this group

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Integrated Photonic Devices

Current projects

Multianalyte Optical Biosensor System for Parallel Screening of Illicit Drugs and Markers of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Ms Ping Hua and collaborators at other institutions


32 analyte glass fluorescence sensor chip

The detection of illicit drug residues and biomarkers for alcohol and drug abuse and diagnosis of sexually transmittable infections (STIs) in urine samples provide the key first steps in identifying and assessing drug abuse and related problems. Presently available techniques for these tests are too expensive and complex for widespread use. In this project fluorescence-based planar waveguide biosensor arrays, a rapid-response multianalyte optical instrument, and novel assay chemistry will be realised for the parallel detection, in urine samples, of residues of priority illicit drugs and their metabolites, biomarkers of alcohol intake and biomarkers of the common sexually transmittable infections. Application is aimed at front-line healthcare centres, offering rapid quantification, ease-of use, and transportable operator-independent surveillance and monitoring systems.


Instrument to handle fluids and analyse data

Copyright University of Southampton 2006