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


Research Themes

Neuroscience,Infection and Immunity

Areas of Excellence

Neuroscience and Psychiatry


Key Contact

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

Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology