Developing highly sensitive point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices malaria eradication

Project Details

Detection of very low-density malaria infection is essential for malaria elimination, but current diagnostics are insensitive and/or costly. We are developing  a low-cost, point-of-care diagnostic device based on our novel electrical immunosensor platform with ultra-sensitive detection capacity. The platform will be applicable to blood (for detection of very low density infection) and saliva (for non-invasive testing) to fulfill diagnostic gaps required for malaria elimination.

Collaborators

Prof Stephen Rogerson,  Doherty Institute and Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

Epilepsy and Precision Medicine



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology