Disease diagnostics for low-resource settings

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funder
Diagnostic sensors for HIV management in low-resource settings Katarzyna Bialas Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou, Prof Mark Lindsay Rhodes University - South Africa; Right to Care - South Africa Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
Smart traps for Chagas disease: employing microfluidics and machine learning to develop kissing bug traps for use throughout Latin America Jamie Thompson Dr Nicholas Priest, Dr Stefan Bagby, Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Ben Adams, Prof Sam Sheppard Roger & Sue Whorrod PhD Studentship
Detect, treat and tell: skin patches to sense infection and indicate recovery vacant Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Pedro Estrela Abbott Diabetes Care Abbott Diabetes Care / EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Globally accessible diagnostic microscopy: creating locally producible, automated microscopes to improve available diagnostics Joe Knapper Dr Richard Bowman, Dr Neill Campbell University of Cambridge; Ifakara Health Institute at Bagamoyo - Tanzania University Research Studentship
Multifunctional devices for rapid point-of-care diagnostics Yasemin Mustafa Dr Hannah Leese, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou University Research Studentship
Printed biosensors for next generation sepsis point-of-care diagnostic Lab-on-Chip microsystems Uroš Župančič Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr John Campbell Wyss Institute at Harvard University - USA University Research Studentship/Rosetrees Trust
Rapid microfluidic diagnostic tools for fighting antimicrobial resistance Kirandeep Gill Dr Nuno Reis, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC Doctoral Training Award

Technologies for personalised management of non-communicable diseases

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funders
A Lab-on-PCB biomedical diagnostic platform for on-chip protein preconcentration Grace Maxted Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
Electrochemical biosensors for cancer diagnostics and treatment management Josephine Aidoo Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Despina Moschou University Research Studentship
Autoantibody sensing for early diagnosis and subsequent monitoring of rheumatic diseases Victoria Riddell Dr Stefan Bagby, Dr Pedro Estrela, Prof Neil McHugh University of Exeter Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases
Expanding the sensitivity of Lab-on-PCB diagnostic microsystems via inkjet printed FETs Sotiris Papamatthaiou Dr Despina Moschou, Dr Pedro Estrela University Research Studentship
Self-powered wearable sensors for healthcare Carla Gonzalez Soliño Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo, Dr Stefan Bagby University Research Studentship

Sensing water quality to improve human health

Project Student Supervisors External partners Funders
Integrated biosensing platform for waterborne pathogen detection: improving public health Joshua Rainbow Dr Pedro Estrela, Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo Public Health England; Cardiff University NERC CDT in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT
Ionic diodes based on cellulosic materials as microsensors Abigail Thompson Prof Frank Marken, Prof Janet Scott, Dr Pedro Estrela EPSRC CDT in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Bio-electrochemical sensors for water quality monitoring: sensor development and signal processing Dolores Gonzalez Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo, Dr Petra Cameron, Prof Jan Hofman EPSRC CDT in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE)