Building bio-inspired smart nanochannels for virus detection

  • Voelcker, Nicolas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Prieto-Simon, Beatriz (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sailor, Michael (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to harness high-precision silicon nanofabrication methods to create the next generation of bioinspired viral biosensors. The new technology would provide prompt, cost-efficient, and accurate detection of virus contamination of our water and food supplies. Arrays of parallel double-layered nanochannels will be fabricated in silicon via templated etching, and surface functionalisation to display receptors. These nanochannels will act as size-selective filters for electrochemical and electrochemiluminescence sensing. We will explore innovative signal amplification paradigms and multiplexing capabilities for ultrasensitive detection of norovirus and bacteriophages.
Effective start/end date10/02/1731/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD6,300.00