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Optical Biosensor with Integrated Sample Processing

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, August 03, 2020
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

This project is aimed at developing an optical biosensor integrated with electric field driven sample processing [1,2]. The biosensor will be used to test clinical samples for a range of disease conditions.

The student will gain skills in electroseparation methods, hydrogels, microfluidics/ lab-on-chip, immunosensing, optical sensors, instrumentation and image processing. The student will be based in Dr Ruchi Gupta’s group (https://rguptagrouplab.com/) in the School of Chemistry at University of Birmingham. The student will work alongside PDRAs, PhD students and collaborators in Medical School and Biosciences.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ruchi Gupta at . Please include a CV and transcripts in your email.

Degree Requirements:
Applicants should possess (or expect to possess) a good degree in physical sciences or engineering or allied disciplines.

Funding Notes

Self-funded students only

References

[1] N.J. Goddard, R. Gupta, Speed and sensitivity – Integration of electrokinetic preconcentration with a leaky waveguide biosensor, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 301, 127063, 2019.

[2] Y. Lu, Q. Yang, J. Wu, Recent advances in biosensor-integrated enrichment methods for preconcentrating and detecting the low-abundant analytes in agriculture and food samples, TrAc Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 128, 115914, 2020.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 28.00

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