[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100462]
Researchers A/Prof Dayong Jin; Dr Anwar Sunna; Prof Ian Paulsen; Em/Prof James Piper; Prof Ewa Goldys; Prof Keith Stanley
Brief description Responding to an urgent need to advance rapid molecular diagnostics, this project will explore new photonics and biochemistry approaches to DNA recognition. It is anchored on proprietary light-emitting nanodots which have single-molecule sensitivity in conjunction with tunable optical identities. We will develop a multiplexing reagent library of DNA probes to sense trace DNA molecules and to recognize multiple pathogens in a single assay. This innovation will create a hybrid-PCR technology platform for current industry-standard pathogen detection tests. The outcomes of the project will enable DNA based pathogen diagnostics within 90 minutes, four times faster than the current tests.
Funding Amount 370000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects