amphitheatre (salle 1035)
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Montréal (QC) Canada  H3T 2B2

Improving the performance metrics of biosensors using new materials
Leyla Soleymani
Department of Engineering Physics
School of Biomedical Engineering
McMaster University

Abstract: Since its commercialization in the 1980s, the glucose biosensor has played a vital role in patient-centered management of diabetes. Motivated by this success, there is a major research effort towards developing a wide range of handheld biosensors for health monitoring and disease management. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the scientific and technological challenges behind biosensor development. I will then discuss the progress made in our lab in creating nanoscale and multi lengthscale materials systems towards addressing the challenges related to biosensor sensitivity and specificity, as well as technical challenges related to the fabrication and miniaturization of biosensors. Finally, I will demonstrate the development of biosensing assays for the detection of proteins, small molecules, and nucleic acids for point-of-care diagnostics.

Bio: Leyla Soleymani obtained her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2010, and she is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Physics and the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. She is currently the Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices, and she is working towards making new materials and methods for creating point-of-care and continuous monitoring biosensors.

To know more about Prof. Soleymani, we can visit her Lab web page.

Cette conférence est présentée par le RQMP Versant Nord du Département de physique de l'Université de Montréal et de Génie physique de la Polytechnique.

Improving the performance metrics of biosensors using new materials - Leyla Soleymani (McMaster)