Topics to Investigate
Professor Lisa Hall; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge Gene to diagnostic: Self immobilizing protein for silica microparticle biosensor, modelled with sarcosine oxidase Polymerase----pink color----sand binding idea for purifying enzymes at point of use
Dr. Catherine Wood suggested that we look at publications from these two researchers and their work in remote area molecular diagnostics:
Neil Leblanc is in the Department of Virology, Immunology, and Parasitology at the National Veterinary Institute in Uppsala, Sweden.
Dr. Dean Everett is head of the Pathogen Biology Research Group within the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme in Chichiri, Blantyre Malawi. He might be available to collaborate with this project.
- Bioinformatics methods; hold off on this until later?
iGEM quoted Prof. Joseph Ndung'u who is affiliated with FIND- foundation for innovative new diagnostics
iGEM competition — did any entries over the past 10 years examine pathogen detection?
- I (Eric) looked into this and could not find any successful technology for detecting specific DNA or protein sequences. I have looked at:
It seems like none of the stuff coming out of iGEM is highly reliable.