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  Dr Vindhya Salwatura

Research Associate
 
       
 

Design of a novel biosensor for organic matter detection in wastewater


The project in collaboration with Palintest Ltd to investigate and design a new BOD test methodology by constructing and evaluating a MFC bio-sensor. Recently, intensive industrial and human domestic activities have caused ever increasing pollution of rivers, lakes and water reservoirs. A rapid estimation of pollution of environmental objects with organic compounds is a vital component of ecological control. The methods for BOD control using bio-sensors are developed for rapid and efficient analysis. MFC bio-sensor is an integrated device able to provide quantitative and semi-quantitative analytical information with the help of bio-recognition element coupled with a transducer.


For more information please contact Dr Sharon Valesquez-Orta. 

 

 
 

Research Interests:

  • Organic synthesis

  • Electro and materials chemistry

  • Inorganic, organometallic and liquid crystals

  • Microbiology and biochemistry

Publications

  • Patent Publication numbers: WO 2008152305 (A2), WO 2008152306 (A2), WO/2011/012826,
    WO/2011/012824, WO/2011/012823,

  • WO2011012826 (A2) NOVEL NITROREDUCTASE ENZYMATIC SUBSTRATES

  • WO2011012824 (A2) NOVEL NITROREDUCTASE ENZYMATIC SUBSTRATES

  • WO2011012823 (A2) NOVEL NITROREDUCTASE ENZYMATIC SUBSTRATES

  • WO2011012811 (A2) NOVEL PEPTIDASE SUBSTRATES

  • WO2011012809 (A2) NOVEL PEPTIDASE SUBSTRATES

  • WO2011012807 (A2) NOVEL PEPTIDASE SUBSTRATE

  • Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry -Arylbenzothiazole, benzoxazole and benzimidazole derivatives as fluorogenic substrates for the detection of nitroreductase and aminopeptidase activity in clinically important bacteria

  • Several pending applications

 

 

 

 Last modified: 02-Jun-2017