Medical devices development

Project Details

  • Novel rapid genotyping techniques (sample to answer within minutes)
  • Point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices for application in neurological disorders (e.g. epilepsy) and other medical disciplines, including gastroenterology (e.g. coeliac disease, colorectal cancer screening) and infectious diseases (e.g. malaria, HIV)
  • Wearable devices for non-invasive, ambulatory seizure monitoring and prediction

Researchers

  • Dr Marian Todaro, Post-doc (molecular biology)
  • Dr Jianxiong Chan, Post-doc (molecular biology)
  • Dr Gita Vita Soraya, PhD candidate
  • Mr Michael Erlichster, PhD candidate

Collaborators

  • Prof Stan Skafidas, Centre for Neural Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Prof Terence O'Brien, Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne
  • Prof Stephen Rogerson,  Doherty Institute and Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne

Funding

  • Rapid point-of-care detection of genomic variations for personalised medicine (Discovery Projects)  awarded by AUST RESEARCH COUNCIL 2014 - 2017
  • DEVELOPING A RAPID SYSTEM TO DETECT GENOMIC VARIATIONS AND ADAPTING INTO A POINT-OF-CARE DEVICE FOR PERSONALIED MEDICINE (Melbourne Research Grants Support Scheme)  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE 2013
  • Development of an Ultra-Sensitive Non-Invasive Point-of-Care Immunosensor for Malaria Elimination in the Asia Pacific Region (Grand Challenges Explorations)  awarded by GATES FOUNDATION 2016 - 2017

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 Outcomes

  • Vu CLN, Chan J, Todaro M, Skafidas S, Kwan Vu CLN, Chan J, Todaro M, Skafidas S, Kwan P. Point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices: an overview Pharmacogenomics 2015 16 (12), 1399-1409P. Point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices: an overview Pharmacogenomics 2015 16 (12), 1399-1409.

Research Publications

  • Vu CLN, Chan J, Todaro M, Skafidas S, Kwan P. Point-of-care molecular diagnostic devices: an overview Pharmacogenomics 2015 16 (12), 1399-1409.

Research Group

Epilepsy and Precision Medicine



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience, Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

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

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Unit / Centre

Royal Melbourne Hospital