Bio Lab Chip

Close up of lab on a chip

The Bio Lab Chip group has expertise in manipulation, sorting and analysis of cells using DNA based techniques. The work involves DNA amplification by PCR chips, sample preparation for PCR based on dielectrophoresis (DEP) or magnetophoresis (MAP), microarrays for DNA analysis, integrated optics for real-time PCR, and optical cell analysis systems (flow cytometers).

Other topics include the development of a highly-sensitive DNA hybridization platform using supercritical angle fluorescence measurement, on-chip dried reagents for multiplex genotyping, better dyes for real-time PCR, on-chip mini-sequencing, better DNA probe immobilisation, and solid-phase PCR.