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Associate ESR - Ph.D Fellow
My work is focused on using osmium redox mediators for peroxidase-based sensors and immunoassays, with a special emphasis on developing a non-invasive electrochemical immunoassay for detecting prostate cancer. I started my work with screening of different osmium redox mediators to find ideal mediators free from oxygen interference. I also investigated normalization techniques to suppress variabilities across electrode surfaces. Currently, I’m working on the electrochemical immunoassay, designed using screen-printed carbon electrodes whose surface can be modified for a sandwich-type ELISA system to capture multiple cancer biomarkers at once. This multiplex immunoassay system can be used to detect and stage prostate cancer simultaneously. Apart from working on immunoassays, I’m also interested in inorganic synthesis of transition metal redox complexes and redox polymers.
Goal at the end of the ITN project
I intend to design a working non-invasive immunoassay for detection of prostate cancer.
B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (IIT KGP)
“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.” - John Woden.
ESR#: A-ESR 5
Professional background: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (IIT KGP)
Host institute: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (NUIG)
Supervisor: Prof. Donal Leech
Scientific Interests: Sensors, Immunoassays, Electrochemistry, and Synthesis of redox complexes/polymers
Languages: English, Hindi, and Bengali