Electrochemical sensing strategies for the detection of interactions between biological macromolecules

Onofri, Manuele (2013) Electrochemical sensing strategies for the detection of interactions between biological macromolecules, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Biologia cellulare, molecolare e industriale/cellular, molecular and industrial biology: progetto n. 2 Biologia funzionale dei sistemi cellulari e molecolari, 25 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/5552.
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Electrochemical biosensors provide an attractive means to analyze the content of a biological sample due to the direct conversion of a biological event to an electronic signal, enabling the development of cheap, small, portable and simple devices, that allow multiplex and real-time detection. At the same time nanobiotechnology is drastically revolutionizing the biosensors development and different transduction strategies exploit concepts developed in these field to simplify the analysis operations for operators and end users, offering higher specificity, higher sensitivity, higher operational stability, integrated sample treatments and shorter analysis time. The aim of this PhD work has been the application of nanobiotechnological strategies to electrochemical biosensors for the detection of biological macromolecules. Specifically, one project was focused on the application of a DNA nanotechnology called hybridization chain reaction (HCR), to amplify the hybridization signal in an electrochemical DNA biosensor. Another project on which the research activity was focused concerns the development of an electrochemical biosensor based on a biological model membrane anchored to a solid surface (tBLM), for the recognition of interactions between the lipid membrane and different types of target molecules.

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Onofri, Manuele
Dottorato di ricerca
Scuola di dottorato
Scienze biologiche, biomediche e biotecnologiche
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Parole chiave
electrochemical biosensor, DNA nanotechnology, model membrane, label-free strategy
Data di discussione
22 Aprile 2013

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