A chemist by training, I strive to understand, and eventually control, molecular interactions between surfaces, (bio)molecules and their surrounding medium. My research in the past decade has focused on developing (bio-)chemical strategies in order to enable analytical assays using biomolecules on surfaces, specifically, inside microfluidic chips. I was involved in the development of- fluorescence polarization assays for the characterization of androgen competitors binding to androgen receptor;
- goldnanoparticle sandwich immuno assays detected via spectral imaging
- fabrication of orientationally controlled protein patterns and their photophysical characterisation
- on-chip immunophenotyping in resource poor settings - fabrication of chips via inkjetprinting and characterisation via fluorescence imaging
I currently hold a dual position (MESA+ Institute, Sensing, and Faculty of EEMCS, BIOS) as programme coordinator for Sensing Sience and Technology and post-doctoral research fellow, DNA-sensing.