[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140104006]
Researchers Prof Matt Trau; Dr Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky;
Brief description Recent investigations have discovered a tuneable electro-hydrodynamic force which drives lateral fluid motion within a few nanometers of an electrode surface. Because the magnitude of this fluid shear force can be tuned externally (for example, via the application of an AC electric field), it provides a new capability to physically displace weakly (non-specifically) bound cellular and molecular analytes. By performing research to further understand and develop this tuneable effect, this project aims to build and test a new platform technology to enable highly efficient capture and specific detection of low concentration pathogenic molecules and circulating tumour cells (CTCs).
Funding Amount 333000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects