ULTRA-SENSITIVE GRAPHENE NANO-BIOSENSORS

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: School of Engineering

Abstract

Illnesses like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and diabetes have negative effects on patients, society and insurance systems. The ever-ageing population has a critical demand for more efficient, affordable healthcare.Nanotechnology is building nanometre sized devices for electronics and medical applications, raising expectations for better diagnostics and 'smart' treatments. Nanosensors could identify disease biomarkers at the earliest possible stage, potentially intercepting more serious illness. Available therapeutic options informed by early detection are greatly enhanced e.g. prostate cancer, the 2nd largest killer of male cancer patients, better than 70% chance of successful treatment if detected early. Biomarkers are often present at very low concentrations. Monitoring of biomarkers like prostate-specific-antigen, glucose or other blood-based markers at clinical concentrations - possible using nano-sensor arrays - could provide genuine benefits to patients. Non-invasive smart-testing using urine or breath samples would have a hugely beneficial impact on chronic patients and for monitoring biomarker levels after treatment. Current diagnosis of disease biomarkers is based on detection of fluorescently labeled probe molecules which interact with specific substrate-bound receptors. This is expensive and time-consuming, with limited sensitivity. Nanoscale electrochemical biosensors can achieve much higher sensitivities, using label-free biomarkers. We will exploit our recent advances in graphene growth and semiconductor surface functionalisation, to develop wafer-based, graphene/Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology for novel biosensor applications. Graphene, a single atomic layer of graphite, has some exceptional electronic properties such as its zero bandgap and very high carrier mobilities at room temperature - similar to carbon nanotubes. Graphene can be grown on SiC substrates using silicon sublimation. The principal advantage of graphene/SiC over conventional graphene - from exfoliation of graphene flakes from graphite substrates - is the capacity for graphene growth on flat, large-area wafers (up to 100mm in diameter), on which devices can subsequently be fabricated using standard semiconductor processing. Nano-channel graphene electronic devices will be fabricated on SiC substrates. We have shown that graphene can be bio-functionalized and will use surface functionalisation chemistry to attach bio-receptors to nano-channel graphene devices. Because of their high surface/volume ratio and quantum confinement properties, the electrical properties of graphene nano-channels have increased signal/noise ratios and are strongly influenced by minor perturbations, enabling biomarker detection at ultra-sensitive (fM) analyte levels. Current transport through the nanosensor should show extreme sensitivity to its local environment.A proof-of-concept nano-channel bio-sensor will be developed using antibody-functionalized graphene, capable of specific and selective interaction with the target prostate cancer biomarker, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG). When the bio-molecule binds to the functionalised surface, it produces an electrical signal, which can be detected. The key to an effective biosensor is that only specific bio-molecules will bind to the receptor and produce a response. Selectivity can be controlled by choosing the correct bio-receptor.The functionalisation chemistry proposed allows for attachment of a variety of antibody, enzyme, or aminoacid bio-receptors. Our graphene/SiC biochip could eventually provide an ultra-sensitive, fast-diagnosis, cost-effective test for numerous disease biomarkers - potentially revolutionizing healthcare by bringing diagnosis and monitoring to the point-of-care. Once trialed, mobile monitoring systems, transmitting a signal to a hand held readout display, could allow translation of healthcare from hospitals to patients in their own homes.

Planned Impact

Nano-biosensors will provide early detection and diagnosis of disease, and enable real-time monitoring of patient's conditions with less invasive and more user-friendly technology - benefitting their quality of life. We will lay the foundations for a generic, ultrasensitive, biosensor technology that can be adapted to selectively and specifically detect numerous biomarkers - depending on the bio-receptor attached to the Graphene/Silicon Carbide device. Novel biosensor technology, validated for detection of a prostate cancer marker, could be used to functionalise discrete arrays of nanochannel devices for multiplexed sensing of a variety of biomarkers for real-time monitoring of multiple diseases. The flagship cross-disciplinary project will engage with academics and clinicians from across Swansea's Centre for Nanohealth (CNH) and with other universities to develop nanotechnology-based diagnostics for: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and reproductive medicine, ensuring feedback between the sensor development team and clinical end-users. Dissemination of the sensor capabilities and communication with industry, academia, government agencies and the NHS will be essential to the eventual uptake of biosensor technology by the health service. The project will enable Dr. Guy to develop a world-class research group at Swansea and act as a springboard for new international collaborative research, building on links with Rice, Houston, CNM Barcelona, Linkoping, RPI, Catania, Bologna, STFC, and SOLEIL. Joint proposals developing biosensors for specific medical applications and integrating sensors with signal processing, display electronics, sampling, microfluidics and therapeutics. Integrated, miniaturized, hand-held, user-friendly, biosensor detection systems, could be used in a cost-effective hand-held POC device for reliable, real-time data capture for clinical analysis and interpretation. Once trialled clinically, mobile monitoring systems could eventually be used for Patient Self Assessment (PSA). At risk patients or patients undergoing or having undergone medical therapies or treatment could monitor themselves for disease biomarkers via non-invasive using urine or breath tests, significantly improving their quality of life. Biosensors have huge potential for innovation and intellectual property (IP) creation. The UK has several world class pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that would benefit from the ultrasensitive, label-free detection system proposed. Industry is already geared up to market biochip technology, and Swansea University would work closely with industrial partners to exploit and commercialize the technology and IP developed. There are huge market applications for biosensor diagnostics in diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer treatments. The medical device market was 145 billion Euros in 2003, with in-vitro diagnostics representing 18 billion Euros. Nanotechnology will have a big impact on this expanding market in the coming years, offering faster and more accurate analyses of smaller samples and the potential for implantable devices - a paradigm shift in healthcare. Dr. Guy is in discussions with several major companies and small & medium sized enterprises including: pharmaceutical company UCB; Boots Centre for Innovation BCI; 3M; MicroPharm, Applied Nano Detectors (AND), Surface Technology Systems (STS) and SEAS Nanosolutions, regarding the commercial development of nano-biosensor technology. As well as the medical diagnostics and pharmaceutical markets, there are commercial opportunities in sensors for pathogens, hazardous chemical and biological agents and in agriculture. Following development of proof of concept devices, we will hold discussions on formal collaboration and licensing agreements. Dr. Guy has a strong track record of industrial engagement and knowledge transfer will aggressively exploit the technologies resulting from these projects.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Graphene biosensor technology.
Exploitation Route New biosensors.
Sectors Electronics,Healthcare

 
Description New projects including TSB, Newton Fund and EPSRC Publications
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Electronics,Healthcare
Impact Types Economic

 
Description EPRC Impact Acceleration award - 1
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description EPRC Impact Acceleration award - 2
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description EPSRC Delivery Plan Alignment Internal Fund
Amount £9,760 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description KESS Studentship - sponsored by Biovici
Amount £52,450 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2020
 
Description KESS Studentship - sponsored by Biovici
Amount £52,450 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description KESS studentship sponsored by SemiTechnologies
Amount £53,000 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description KTP Programme Office
Amount £182,932 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP007901 
Organisation Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2013
 
Description KTP Programme Office
Amount £72,674 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP1000919 
Organisation Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks
Amount £201,880 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2020
 
Description NRN Participation cost
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) 
Sector Public
Country Unknown
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials - 6th Call for Network Funded Projects - Research Acceleration
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Swansea University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Newton Fund - China-UK Research and Innovation Bridges
Amount £803,416 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Ser Cymru II Fellowship
Amount £210,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 08/2017 
End 07/2020
 
Description Graphene Biosensor collaborations with Bradgate Bakery 
Organisation Leicestershire County Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We ahve recently started collaborating with the Bradgate-Bakery Company, A DIVISION OF SAMWORTH BROTHERS LIMITED. We are working towards a new collaborative funding bid.
Collaborator Contribution We are working towards a new collaborative funding bid.They are the end users of our research.
Impact Funding bid to Innovate UK
Start Year 2017
 
Description Graphene Biosensor collaborations with Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are developing Graphene biosensor stategies for detecting various diseases.
Collaborator Contribution UCAm is contributing towards graphene fabrication and basi characterisation.
Impact Fundign bids from EPSRC, Innovate UK
Start Year 2010
 
Description Graphene Biosensor collaborations with Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaboration and discussions on interegerating new attempt on Biosensors is underway.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing their standard biosneosr technology integeration
Impact Working towards developing an integerated graphene biosneosr technology for the highly sensitive detection on biomarkers. New funding bids are udner preparation
Start Year 2017
 
Description Graphene Biosensor collaborations with Chonqing University 
Organisation Chongqing University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WE are working on a Newton Fund Project with Chonqing University towards developing graphgene biosensors for the early detection of Hepatitis. Swansea university develops the biosensor strategies.
Collaborator Contribution Chonqing University works towards graphene fabrication and utilises our pre-optimised graphene device designs and fabricates the graphene biosensors.
Impact Graphene fabrication from China
Start Year 2017
 
Description Graphene Biosensor research with Plymouth 
Organisation University of Plymouth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Swansea University developing graphene biosnesors for Dementia diagnosis. Large scale graphene device fabrication.
Collaborator Contribution Plymouth works towards characterising the graphene sensors and working towards identifying the blood based dementia biomarkers etc.
Impact Resaerch articles, point of care graphene sensor
Start Year 2015
 
Description Graphene collaboration with Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are working closely with Prof. Phil Davies form cardiff University and this has resulted in an NRN project. Currently we are working on a resaerch funding bid to Leverhulme Trust.
Collaborator Contribution Parrtner support the surface characterisation on graphene and collaboratively contribute to the proposal development and preparation.
Impact This multi-diciplinary collaboration resulted in a PhD fudned project supported by NRN Intiations. Presently we are developing a funding bid to Leverhulme Trust.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Industry collaborations with IQE 
Organisation IQE Europe Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaborations on semiconductor fabrication technologies
Collaborator Contribution Semiconductor wafer supply and optimisation
Impact Silicon microneedles were fabricated
Start Year 2016
 
Description Industry collaborations with Newport Wafer Fab Ltd 
Organisation Newport Wafer Fab Ltd
PI Contribution Developing semiconductor technology processes
Collaborator Contribution wafer supply
Impact Silicon microneedles
Start Year 2016
 
Title A method of making a semiconductor wafer 
Description The invention related to a semiconducting wafer and a method of making a semiconductor wafer. In a method of making a semiconducting wafer, the method comprises forming a trench 26 in a single crystal wafer substrate 10, anisotropically etching in the trench 26 to form a notch 28, 30 and using the notch 28, 30 as an initiation site to split the substrate 10 along a crystal plane to separate a slim wafer 12. 
IP Reference GB2489397 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed Yes
Impact Developed a new method of making a semiconductor wafer.
 
Title Splitting of Nanosheets 
Description Developed the process of splitting the nanosheets 
IP Reference P100029GB 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Process development resulting isjoint collabortive research projects
 
Description Bath Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Summer School 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One of the post doc, Dr. Anitha Devadoss, attended the Bath Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Summer School 2016 during 12-15th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/chemistry/extracurricular/summer_and_winter_schools/
 
Description Biosense Dementia 2017 - Invited Talk by Dr. Anitha Devadoss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Anitha Devadoss presented her talk on "Graphene Bioelectronic Sensor for Dementia Diagnosis". More than 100 prefessional researchers attended the event and shared the reason resaerch updates on Dementia Biosensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/biosense-dementia
 
Description Biosense Dementia 2017 - Invited Talk by Prof. Owen Guy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof. guy presented an invited talk at the Event and shared about the latest advanced in graphene biosensors for the Dementia Diagnostics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/biosense-dementia
 
Description Biosense Dementia Plymouth - Poster by Jacob Mitchel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Biosense Dementia 2017 workshop was arranged by Plymouth university in June 2017. Jacob Mitchel, PhD student from prof. Owen's group has attended the devent and presented a poster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/biosense-dementia
 
Description Biosense Dementia Plymouth - Poster by Ryan Bigham - Best poster 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Biosense Dementia 2017 workshop was arranged by Plymouth university in June 2017. Ryan Bigham, PhD student from prof. Owen's group has attended the devent and presented a poster entitled "Graphene based biosensor for detection of dementia biomakers" and won the best poster prize!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/biosense-dementia
 
Description Chongqing- Visiting academic and invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As a part of Newton Fund resaerch project, a visit was made to Chongqing University as an academic visitor and delivered an invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CoInnovate - Cardiff Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen Guy participated in CoInnovate - Cardiff Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://businesswales.gov.wales/constructionfutureswales/events/coinnovate-2016-11th-12th-october-20...
 
Description Compound Semiconductor Meeting - Cardiff Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen guy attended Compound Semiconductor Meeting - Cardiff Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EIS summer school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact EIS summer school - A student attended the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.blue-scientific.com/eis-summer-school-2015/
 
Description Electrochem 2017 - Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Anitha Devadoss attended the Electrochem 2017 event between September 10-12 at Birmingham university. Interaction with the leading researchers in the field of Electrochemistry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/26104/electrochem-2017
 
Description Engineering VIP Alumni Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen guy participated in the Engineering VIP Alumni Event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Graphene 2015 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attended the conference on "Graphene 2015" held between 10-13 March 2015, Bilbao, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.grapheneconf.com/2015/Scienceconferences_Graphene2015.php?p=program
 
Description Graphene Week, Graphene Standardisation and Metrology Workshop Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Graphene Week, Graphene Standardisation and Metrology Workshop Conference - Student attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/graphene-special-interest-group/events-view/-/events/27410442
 
Description ICREA workshop on Graphene Nanobiosensors 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ICREA workshop on Graphene Nanobiosensors 2015 - A student has given a oral presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://graphsense.icn2.cat/
 
Description Innovate UK - New project workshop - Swindon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof. Owen Guy attended the Innovate UK - New project workshop at Swindon, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Women in Engineering Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International women in Engineering 2017 event is organised within Swansea University to showcase the Successful women in Engineering discipline. Dr. Anitha Devadoss, presented her international work experinece to the graduate/postgraduate/early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk at Biosensors Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Talk at Biosensors Workshop- Life Sciences Hub Wales, Bangor University, 4-5th of September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk at Vellore Institute of Technology, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr. Anitha Devadoss presented an invited talk on "Nanomaterial Platforms and Signal Amplification Strategies for Biosensors" at Vellore Institute of Technology University, on 14th August 2017. More than 50 Undergraduyate/post graduate resaerch students participated in this talk. New collaborations with VIT University were developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at 7th Innovation Academy Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Delivered an invited talk in London at 7th Innovation Academy Symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at Advances in Companion Diagnostics, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Preseanted an invited talk on graphene biosnesors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at CoInnovate  
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Delivered an invited talk at the coinnovate event organised by Ser Cymru NRN at Cardiff on 24/01/2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk at CoInnovate, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Delivered an invited talk on advances in engineering technologies for healthcare applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at Pfizer visit to Swansea University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Senior managemnet team from Pfizer visited Swansea University. we have represented the Medical Devices research team within Swansea university and future collaborations were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at the Conference Infectious Disease Diagnostic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation at the Conference Infectious Disease Diagnostic, 21st - 22nd February, 2018, London, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MSCA Fellowships writing Summer School - South Wales Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The post doctoral Researcher, Dr. Anitha Devadoss attended this MSCA Fellowships writing Summer School - South Wales Workshop between 4-5 July, 2016 hosted by cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nrn-lcee.ac.uk/documents/SummerSchoolFlyer.pdf
 
Description Manchester Graphene KTN event Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen guy participated in the event : Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/chemistryinnovationktn/article-view/-/blogs/showcase-your-innovat...
 
Description Meeting with Derek Vaughan MEP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen Guy attended an event - Meeting with Derek Vaughan MEP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NEN Meeting - Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Guy attended NEN Meeting in December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://northendbreezes.com/the-north-end-neighbours-nen-december/
 
Description NRN Ser Cymru post graduate research conference 2017 - Ryan Bigham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD studnet, Ryan Bigham has attended the "NRN Ser Cymru post graduate research conference 2017" in September 2017 and presented a poster at the conference on Graphene Biosesors, displaying his PhD work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NRN end of year general meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Student Ryan Bigham attended the NRN end of year general meeting in Bay campus, swansea university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nanotech France 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Nanotech France 2015 - A student has given the oral presentation of graphene biosensors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.setcor.org/conferences/Nanotech-France-2015
 
Description SBRi Interview - London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Owen guy attended an interview on their recent funding bid to SBRi in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Swansea - Hosted Marie Cure ITN workshop  
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Swansea Univerity Hosted the Marie Cure ITN workshop for the early career resaerchers from our recently wonn marie curie network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Swansea Science Festival 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Swansea Science Festival 2017 event was held at National waterfront Museum between September 9-11 2017. A stall was displayed at the event demonstrating the biosensors research activity within Swansea University. Our entire group was involved in this and the event was a grand success . General public, children and graduate students attended the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/news/swanseasciencefestival2017.php
 
Description The 7th Windsor Summer School, Nanoscience and 2D nanomaterials 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The 7th Windsor Summer School, Nanoscience and 2D nanomaterials 2015 - A student attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hidenisochema.com/blog/detail/the-7th-windsor-summer-school-/#.Vt2ogeZmWdU
 
Description UK Digital Economy Crucible 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Post doctoral researcher Dr. Adam Williams attended UK Digital Economy Crucible 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cherish-de.uk/crucible/alumni/
 
Description UK-Turkey Workshop "Electrochemical nucleic acid based biosensors / microfluidic devices for healthcare applications" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact POst doctoral researcher, Dr. Adam Williams attended the UK-Turkey Workshop "Electrochemical nucleic acid based biosensors / microfluidic devices for healthcare applications" and presented a poster and an Oral talk during the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-Turkey Workshop "Electrochemical nucleic acid based biosensors / microfluidic devices for healthcare applications" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Anitha Devadoss participated in the UK-Turkey Workshop "Electrochemical nucleic acid based biosensors / microfluidic devices for healthcare applications" organised by University of Bath during 5-8 September 2016. She delivered a oral presentation and a posted presentation during this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/biosensor-network/2016/10/07/establishing-uk-turkey-research-links/