Multiplexed Infectious Disease Testing - Sound Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Conference Recording Jul 07, 2014
About the Speaker
Jonathan Cooper has pioneered technologies in biosensors (1980s), protein and DNA microarrays (1990s) and Lab-on-a-Chip and Bionanotechnology (2000s). In his recent research, he has focused upon using phononics in the field of medical diagnostics. In one example, using phononics, he has created frequency dependent acoustic lenses and mirrors with phononic crystals to enable generic platforms for low cost diagnostics. Jon was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2004. He was appointed to the Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 and was awarded a Royal Society Merit Award in 2010.AbstractWe have developed a new technology which enables us to shape acoustic fields and tailor their interaction with fluids. We have now demonstrated the concept on a range of medical diagnostics, from in vivo glucose sensing to molecular assays, enabling sample preparation, reagent actuation and sensing. We currently have a range of projects exploring multiplexed clinical testing for malaria, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases, with NHS partners.