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NFC Smartphone-Based Electrochemical Microfluidic Device Integrated with Nanobody Recognition for C-Reactive Protein

In a follow-up from our previous paper on point-of-care sensors for C-reactive protein (CRP), an article based on the same principle was just published in ACS Sensors. There are two main differences: instead of a peptide as recognition element, we used a nanobody, and we used a new smartphone-based potentionstat. […]

Investigation of peptides for molecular recognition of C-reactive protein – theoretical and experimental studies

Some papers just glide through review and get published with seemingly minimal effort. This is not one of those! After more than a year being bumped between different journals and arguments with both editors and reviewers it is finally out. The manuscript is Kasia’s brainchild. Her main line of work […]

Formation of MnO2-based electrodes with high catalytic activity on the surface of ITO for glucose detection

Maybe consider an alternative to Prussian Blue when measuring H2O2. In a recently accepted paper we investigate electrodes based on manganese dioxide for determination of H2O2 and demonstrate this by addition of glucose oxidase to the electrode to make a glucose sensor. MnO2 is a good catalyst for decomposition of […]

Fabrication of ITO microelectrodes and electrode arrays using low-cost CO2 laser plotter

In a publication recently accepted in Lab on a Chip, we showed a way of creating microelectrodes and arrays of electrodes in ITO using a cheap CO2 laser plotter. Such laser plotters are available in printing shops and similar places or can be bought at relatively low cost to the […]

Determination of the Dissociation Constant for Polyvalent Receptors using ELISA: a Case of M13 Phages Displaying Troponin T-specific Peptides

This paper is mainly the work by the student Sebastian Machera, who spend some time working in the Surface Nanoengineering group. Together with Dr Katarzyna Szot-Karpińska, he was working on phage display technology to make bacteriophage express peptides that could recognise specific targets. In this case, the model target was […]