Nanoarchitectured Multifunctional Porous Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles (2019–2022)

Profiling circulating molecules in biological samples is challenging because of the complex nature of the samples and the low concentration of biomarkers. The proposal will develop a method for the direct detection of biomarkers based on a new class of highly porous superparamagnetic nanoparticles with peroxidase-like activity. The particles will be used as dispersible capture agents for isolating specific targets in biological samples, and electrocatalytic nanozymes for naked-eye evaluation and electrochemical detection. By exploring the underpinning science of this method, this project can develop simple, low-cost, portable devices for the analysis of exosomes and exosomal miRNA in biological samples.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Senior Group Leader
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Affiliate Senior Research Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Senior Research Fellow
    UQ Centre for Clinical Research
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council