Available student project - Solid-state nanopore sensors: Unveiling New Frontiers in Biomolecule Detection

Research fields

Project details

Due to the growing demand for biomolecular analysis, solid-state nanopores are receiving increasing attention as next-generation, label free single-molecule sensors. Such devices could deliver cost-effective, rapid, and easily accessible analytics, used for personalised healthcare, environmental monitoring, and threat detection. They can also probe characteristic information on a single-molecule level such as protein configurations or amino acid sequences.

A variety of projects are available related to our nanopore bio-sensing activities. These encompass the development of novel nanopore biosensors for the detection and characterisation of bio-molecules and utilise a novel solid-state nanopore membrane platform we developed. Topics include:

-       Single-molecule sensing of protein bio-markers for neurodegenerative diseases

-       Development and testing of machine learning data evaluation methods

-       Investigation and manipulation of bio-molecule translocation through nanopores

-       Simulation of ion transport properties through asymmetric nanopores

If you are interested in working in a multidisciplinary team at the interface of nanotechnology, bio-chemistry, materials physics and engineering, we are looking forward to talking to you.

Required background

An interest in interdisciplinary science

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)

Contact supervisor

Kluth, Patrick profile