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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 […]

Electrochemical determination of neurotransmitter serotonin using boron/nitrogen co-doped diamond-graphene nanowall-structured particles

Recently another paper was published in collaboration with our UpTurn partners from Gdańsk University of Technology. Meen was investigating novel carbon materials from the Bogdanowicz group to be used for detection of serotonin. We have previously tested several different types of carbon materials for neurotransmitter detection,,, and these particles from […]