21 February 2012
STRF awarded EPSRC First Grant Award
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robin Bon has been awarded an EPSRC First Grant worth £125K for a 15-month project entitled ‘Label-free electrochemical detection of enzymatic activity using peptide microarrays’. Together with co-investigator Dr. Steven Johnson (BHRC and School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds and The Department of Electronics, University of York), Robin will use this funding to establish a new label-free electrochemical spectroscopy method for the measurement of enzymatic activities using chemically functionalised microelectrodes. When used in a microarray format to measure the activities of multiple enzymes simultaneously, this simple and cheap detection method may enable the development of new point-of-care diagnostics.