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Foodborne and infectious diseases from microorganisms become a serious public health concern throughout the world. Therefore, pathogen detection in plant, animal, food, and infectious diseases attracts significant interest. A great variety of pathogen detection has benefited from DNA testing using microarray. However, it usually requires expensive instruments and cumbersome procedures for DNA probe immobilization. Therefore, the goal of this project to develop a simple low-cost 3D paper-based microfluidic biochip integrated with DNA testing techniques for infectious disease diagnosis, especially in resource-poor settings.
Specifically our research will address the following questions:
The microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technique (also called micro total analysis system (ÂµTAS)), a contemporary multidisciplinary platform developed in the 1990s, offers a unique opportunity for various biomedical applications.
This also includes various bioanalysis methods, eg. DNA amplification; fluorescence microscopy; UV/VIS absorbance.