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Our research focuses on using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to create new approaches to bioanalysis for use in the life and clinical sciences.  SERS is a spectroscopic technique that offers significant advantages over other established techniques such as fluorescence and our research has focused on highlighting the advantages, creating new examples of increased capability in life science applications and interacting with end users to shape future step changes in research.  Our research centres around using the inherent sensitivity of SERS for the detection of target DNA or proteins using signal amplification methods to enhance the signal rather than using target amplification methods such as PCR.  Our work has focussed on exploiting the sensitivity of SERS for quantitative analysis of biomolecules as well as exploiting one of the key advantages of SERS, the ability to analyse multiple analytes in one sample.  This allows more information to be gained per analysis as well as giving information about complex systems that are intrinsically difficult to measure.

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Projects 2006 2023

Research Output 2002 2018

Bayesian modelling and quantification of Raman spectroscopy

Moores, M., Gracie, K., Carson, J., Faulds, K., Graham, D. & Girolami, M., 24 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Applied Statistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bayesian Modeling
Raman Spectrum Analysis
Raman Spectroscopy
Quantification
Raman spectroscopy
3 Citations

Development of a label-free Raman imaging technique for differentiation of malaria parasite infected from non-infected tissue

Frame, L., Brewer, J., Lee, R., Faulds, K. & Graham, D., 7 Jan 2018, In : Analyst. 143, 1, p. 157-163 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

malaria
Malaria
Labels
parasite
Parasites

Thesis

Functionalisation of hollow gold nanosperes for use as stable, red-shifted SERS nanotags in bio-imaging

Author: Moreton, S., 1 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Graham, D. (Supervisor) & Faulds, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Hollow gold nanoshells as unique near infrared optical materials for surface enhanced Raman scattering

Author: May, H., 1 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Graham, D. (Supervisor) & Faulds, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

Awarded Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

Karen Faulds (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Craver Award

Karen Faulds (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vibrational spectroscopy

Activities 2008 2018

Pittcon

Faulds, K. (Invited speaker)
Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

8th Chemical Nanoscience Symposium

Faulds, K. (Invited speaker)
Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Impacts

Multiple target molecular diagnostics testing provides better diagnostics for healthcare

Duncan Graham (Participant), W. Ewen Smith (Participant), Karen Faulds (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services