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Electrochemical sensing

Electrochemical sensing


In the biological world cells communicate with one another via electrochemical mechanisms. We are harnessing these mechanisms to develop sensors and actuators that can aid disease diagnosis, understanding biological responses to infection and disease, and for regenerative medicine and cellular therapeutic applications.

Led by Dr Frankie Rawson, we are developing new conductive materials, sensors and actuators, and methods to facilitate the seamless integration of electronics with biology termed bioelectronics.

Find out more in Frankie's latest blog

Key papers:

F. J. RAWSON, M. T. COLE, J. M. HICK, J. A. AYLOTT, W. I. MILNE, C. M. COLINS, S. K. JACKSON, N. J. SILMAN and P. M. MENDES, 2016. Electrochemical communication with the inside of cells using micropatterned vertical carbon nanofibre electrodes Scientific Reports: Sci Rep. 1-5

 FRANKIE J. RAWSON, 2015. New dimensions in controlling cellular function with electroceutics Therapeutic Delivery. 6(1), 5-8

 F J RAWSON, J. HICKS, N. DODD, W. ABATE, D. J. GARRETT, NGA-CHI YIP, G. FEJER, A. DOWNARD, K BARONIAN, S. JACKSON and P. M. MENDES, 2015. Fast, ultrasensitive detection of reactive oxygen species using a carbon nanotube based-electrocatalytic intracellular sensor ACS Applied Materials Interfaces. 23527-23537

 RAWSON, F. J., YEUNG, C. L., JACKSON, S. K. and MENDES, P. M., 2013. Tailoring 3D single-walled carbon nanotubes anchored to indium tin oxide for natural cellular uptake and intracellular sensing: Nano Letters Nano Letters. 13(1), 1-8

 PRANZETTI, A., MIESZKIN, S., IQBAL, P., RAWSON, F.J., CALLOW, M.E., CALLOW, J.A., KOELSCH, P., PREECE, J.A. and MENDES, P.M., 2013. An electrically reversible switchable surface to control and study early bacterial adhesion dynamics in real-time: Advanced Materials Advanced Materials. 25(15), 2181-2185