About Shiddiky Group
Point-of-care (POC) devices
A general theme in this work is to develop devices and methods that can be used at the time and place of patient care (i.e., point-of-care) using minimum specialised infrastructure and equipment. Taking advantages of recently discovered genetic, epigenetic and other novel molecular biomarkers, our group is focused on novel molecular bioassays to develop simple and inexpensive diagnostic technologies for POC detection of cancer, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.
Artificial enzymes for biosensing
Natural peroxidases are widely used to oxidise organic substrates in the biocatalysis and bioseparation processes. Recently, it has been shown that ferromagnetic nanoparticles exhibit enzyme mimetic activity similar to that found in natural peroxidases. We are pursuing studies of developing novel strategies for the detection of molecular and cellular biomarkers using highly porous magnetic nanoparticles with superparamagnetic property.
Sep 26, 2018
More than 90% of cancer related deaths are caused by metastasis, the spread of cancer to body
Sep 24, 2018
Patterns of DNA methylation are altered in cancer cells and play important roles in cancer development and
Sep 18, 2018
Hearty congratulations to Dr Kseniia Boriachek, who has recently been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
PhD Scholarship in “Magnetofluidic sample handling for enhanced electrochemical detection of cancer biomarkers in whole blood”Aug 14, 2018
Applications are being sought from appropriate candidates for a PhD scholarship working on an ARC Discovery Project.
Jul 9, 2018
Our recently accepted publication has been selected as the ‘Inside Front Cover’ of the latest edition of
Jun 13, 2018
A big congratulations to our Laboratory head Dr Shiddiky for being one of the top three finalists
Apr 30, 2018
Hearty congratulations to our PhD student, Md Nazmul Islam, who has recently been awarded a PhD. The
Recent Featured Publications
We maintain an integrated and interactive research environment within the group and with collaborative laboratories, where 3 to 4 students work in a team on related projects. The novice students are directly supervised by Dr Shiddiky as well as assisted by senior PhD students. We also emphasise on highly focused project-based effective partnership with collaborative laboratories to speed up the ongoing and emerging research activities. Weekly lab meetings on every Monday are designed to facilitate brainstorming and maintaining this interactive environment in the group. The interdisciplinary efforts and highly integrated and interactive culture of our group help us to publish high quality research articles in the top ranked journals in the field (i.e., JACS, Analytical Chemistry, ACS Nano, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Chemical Communications, Lab on a Chip, Clinical Chemistry, Scientific Reports, etc). Some selected papers published in past 6 months are –