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Engineered proteins for detecting environmental contaminants

Posted on 24 February 2017

PhD student Elena Koutsoumpeli has for the first time shown the use of engineered proteins for the detection of small molecule environmental contaminants.

Engineered proteins for detecting environmental contaminants

This study, reported in the journal Analytical Chemistry and performed in collaboration with protein engineers from the University of Leeds, provides the groundwork for the next-generation of portable biosensors for environmental monitoring or clinical diagnostics.

E. Koutsoumpeli, C. Tiede, J. Murray, A. Tang, R. Bon, D. Tomlinson and S. Johnson, "Antibody Mimetics for the Detection of Small Organic Compounds Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance", Analytical Chemistry, 2017

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