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EOI Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Nanomaterials-based sensors for diagnostics applications

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Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships 2020
ICN2 Expression of Interest

Group leader:
Arben Merkoçi

Scientist in charge of the fellow:
Arben Merkoçi

Contact email:
arben.merkoci@icn2.cat

Brief description of the research group:
The group is doing research on the integration of nanotechnology methods, tools and materials into low cost, user friendly and efficient sensors and biosensors. The developed (bio)sensors take the advantages of nanoparticles and 2D materials while being integrated into innovative, high sensitive and mass production platforms with interest for several applications in everyday life. The main objective of Merkoçi group is to design nanotech devices that can be used even by non professional people for fast diagnostic at home or doctor's office as POC, control of food quality, safety and security applications where either an emergency exists or an alternative method toward the sophisticated and expensive laboratory instrumentation is being required.

Title of project:
Nanomaterials-based sensors for diagnostics applications

Project description:
We are looking for innovative nanomaterial-based detection technologies that use paper/nitrocellulose (lateral flow etc.) and other low cost materials as platforms. Naked eye-based optical or electrical detections should be the signal transducing modes that eventually may be connected to smartphone to achieve fast reading and communication with interest for diagnostics applications. The analytes to be detected may include from proteins, DNA, pathogens ( virus etc.) and other clinical biomarkers to chemical compounds (heavy metals, pesticides, antibiotics etc.) with interest for environment, food, safety and security applications.

Research area:
Chemistry
Life Sciences 
 

HR will request a letter of motivation, CV (max. 4 pages) and two referees.