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New DNA sequencing research awarded BBSRC funding
A new method of single molecule DNA sequencing is being developed by scientists at the Optoelectronics Research Centre... more
PhD projects with this group
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Optical Biosensors & Biophotonics
The Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics Group is led by Dr Tracy Melvin.
The group's research is focused on the area of micro and nanofabricated devices for bioanalysis or for biomedical applications. These are either optical, microfluidic (Biological Micro Electro Mechanical Systems abbreviated as BioMEMS), or self-assembled devices.
- Quantum dot switches for biomolecular sensing
- Submicron fabrication of biomolecular patterns using optical methods
- Optical selection of stem cells: application to human embryonic germ cells
- Photonic and microfluidic strategies for the detection of single
DNA sequences in serum as methods toward clinical diagnosis
- Optical waveguide sensors for highly sensitive detection
and quantification of cytokines in biological fluids
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Postgraduate research opportunities
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The approaches we use are highly multi-disciplinary and involve significant collaborations with researchers in medicine, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, maths, engineering and, of course, electronics and optoelectronics.
For more information on vacancies or any other queries relating to the Optical Biosensors and Biophotonics group please contact Dr Tracy Melvin (Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 6505).
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