Progress towards a new technique for aptamer sensor development and analysis

Aptamer based sensor development can be challenging. While aptamer selection has provided a very useful method of producing molecules that selectively bind compounds of interest to the fields of public health, regulatory control and legal enforcement, the steps required for incorporation of aptamers into sensors are not trivial. Specifically, gaging how well aptamers bind their target and determining how aptamer modification for sensor incorporation may affect their properties have slowed down the commercialization of this technology. This project seeks to work hand in hand with industry in the development of aptamer based sensors through the development of new methods for aptamer characterization.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jonathan Perreault


Ryan Walsh


Security Protection International


Biochemistry / Molecular biology


Medical devices




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