Pedro Estrela visited the University of São Paulo (USP) as part of an exchange scheme funded by the University of Bath and FAPESP (SPRINT programme).
The visit to the campus in Ribeirão Preto was very useful to interact with the members of the group of Prof Mulato as well as visit the facilities and learn about the spread of research being done at USP Ribeirão Preto.
The visit was followed by attendance at the Brazilian Materials Research Society conference in Campinas where Dr Estrela had an invited talk. The conference enabled to establish further links with Brazilian researchers which can lead to future collaborations.
The collaboration between Pedro Estrela and Marcelo Mulato (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) was featured on the University website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/case-studies/developing-biosensor-devices-for-better-cancer-diagnosis/
Zihua Yang (Capital Normal University, China) is doing a 3 month placement in Bath as part of her Masters.
Congratulations to Pawan for passing his PhD viva!
Book "Biosensor Technologies for Detection of Biomolecules", edited by Pedro Estrela is published by Portland Press as a special volume of the journal Essays in Biochemistry.
3 of the chapters are co-authored by members of the group:
Chapter 1 - Introduction to biosensors
Nikhil Bhalla, Pawan Jolly, Nello Formisano, Pedro Estrela
Essays is Biochemistry 60 (2016) 1-8
Chapter 4 - Oligonucleotide-based systems: DNA, microRNAs, DNA/RNA aptamers
Pawan Jolly, Pedro Estrela, Michael Ladomery
Essays in Biochemistry 60 (2016) 27-36
Chapter 8 - Electrochemical biosensors and nanobiosensors
Jules L. Hammond, Nello Formisano, Pedro Estrela, Sandro Carrara, Jan Tkac
Essays in Biochemistry 60 (2016) 69-80
I. Tzouvadaki, P. Jolly, X.L. Lu, S. Ingebrandt, G. de Micheli, P. Estrela, S. Carrara
Label-free ultrasensitive memristive aptasensor
Nano Letters 16 (2016) 4472-4476
Marzhan Sypabekova (Nazarbayev University, National Laboratory Astana, Kazakhstan) is doing a 4 month placement in Bath, funded by a Newton Fund / British Council Researcher Links travel grant.
Serife Ustuner joins the group, initially for her MRes project, which will follow on to her PhD project on microRNA detection.
Serife is an Integrated PhD student within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies.
N Formisano, N Bhalla, M Heeran, J Reyes Martinez, A Sarkar, M Laabei, P Jolly, CR Bowen, JT Taylor, S Flitsch and P Estrela:
"Inexpensive and Fast Pathogenic Bacteria Screening using Field-Effect Transistors"
Biosensors and Bioelectronics 85 (2016) 103-109
Congratulations to Jolly for submitting his thesis! (one day before his xxth birthday!)