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I joined the University of Strathclyde as a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 2021. Prior to joining strathclyde, I was a Senior Researcher in the BioElectronic Systems and Technologies group in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. Before that, I was a Postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and the Department of Applied Physics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
I hold a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, and my research interests include novel biosensor development and application. I am currently working on highly sensitive organic bioelectronics integrated with microfluidics for real time and label free monitoring of various biomarkers, aimed at early diagnosis and effective therapy for diseases.
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I have been working in the multidisciplinary field of biosensing. I design chemical interfaces for biosensors to enable selective and sensitive detection of various biomarkers, and thus can be used in clinical and medical applications. I also have expertise in Field Effect Transistors, especially Organic Electrochemical Transistors. I have used transistors to detect protein, glycan and microRNA biomarkers in cancer cells, and successfully differentiate their expression levels with normal cells. In addition to extensive experience in Electrochemical methods, I also fabricated flexible bioelectronics and all the measurements can be done using a mobile phone.
I am always interested in establishing new collaborations with academics or industry.
I am always interested to hear from potential industry partners. If you have a project in mind that includes the development, characterization or application of biosensors or bioelectronics, please contact me by email to discuss how our research may help you.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Highly selective organic bioelectronics for biomarker detection in serum (Research Enablement Grant)
1/03/23 → 29/02/24
Pitsalidis, C., Pappa, A-M., Boys, A. J., Fu, Y., Moysidou, C-M., van Niekerk, D., Saez, J., Savva, A., Iandolo, D. & Owens, R. M., 23 Feb 2022, In: Chemical Reviews. 122, 4, p. 4700-4790 91 p.
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Ultrasensitive detection of ribonucleic acid biomarkers using portable sensing platforms based on organic electrochemical transistorsFu, Y., Wang, N., Yang, A., Xu, Z., Zhang, W., Liu, H., Law, H. K. & Yan, F., 2 Nov 2021, In: Analytical Chemistry. 93, 43, p. 14359-14364 6 p.
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