Research Area 3: High-throughput, rapid, accurate and easy to use in-field detection technologies
We are interested in making a cooperation with 2 or 3 research groups which can provide one or two of the following listed items;
1. Antibody or aptamer development work for unique bio-targets related with the infections animal disease,
2. Development of extensive tools and methods; such as microfluidics, microarrays and lab-on-a-chip devices which can be integrated with the biosensor method that we will develop,
3. Application of the developed real-time infection detection tool in the field by using non-invasive sampling methodologies.
The research of our collaborated group focuses on developing detection tools for bacteria and virus infections. The detection tools basically include but not limited to electrochemical, optical, fluorescent, colorimetric systems with portable and real-time detection features. We have a particular interest in developing biosensor systems for pathogen bacteria (E.coli, Salmonella, etc.) and viruses (waterborne viruses such as adenovirus) by using unique biorecognition elements such as aptamers, antibodies, DNAzymes. We are capable to perform a collaborated work by covering the novel biosensor method development, integration with the lan-on-a-chip systems and application of the newly developed tool parts.