Optical Biosensors & Biophotonics

Our research

Ultrasonic manipulation and transport of DNA molecules in evanescent light fields

Integration of optical sensing and ultrasonic standing wave excitation using techniques and materials compatible with emerging microfluidic technology are being developed for bioanalysis applications. Methods are being developed for the detection of a number of DNA sequences in a mixture and also investigate the feasibility of using acoustic radiation forces to interrogate single DNA sequences with a high resolution.

Collaboration between

Martyn Hill (School of Engineering Sciences)
James Wilkinson (Optoelectronics Research Centre)
Tracy Melvin (Optoelectronics Research Centre)

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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