Research areas: Integrated Biosensors, Microfluidics for cellular and molecular biology, Automated Biological Laboratory
Research Focus Our research program is focused on the development of Biologically Inspired Sensor and Actuator (BioSA) technologies. The basic understanding of in-vivo sensing/actuating mechanisms inspires novel ideas to addressing challenges in various life science applications including point-of-care disease diagnostics (PoCD), environmental monitoring, automation of biological and chemical laboratories, pharmacological and food industries and etc. In this direction, we examine novel BioSA methods by mimicking the biological micro-environments using Integrated Microelectronic Circuit, Micro-electromechanical System and Microfluidic techniques. This multidisciplinary research approach allows us to offer high throughput, high precision, rapid BioSA platforms for clinical applications, bioengineering research and biotech industries.
S. Hadian-Ghazvinia, H. Ghourchiana, S. Agahb, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, A silver(I) doped bud-like DNA nanostructure as a dual-functional nanolabel for voltammetric discrimination of methylated from unmethylated genes, Journal of Microchimica-Acta (2019) 186: 38.
G. Nabovati, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, A. Letourneau, M. Sawan., Smart Cell Culture Monitoring and Drug Test Platform Using CMOS Capacitive Sensor Array, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 65(4), 2019.
S. Abad Tan, G. Zoidl, E. Ghafar Zadeh, A Multidisciplinary Approach Toward High Throughput Label-Free Cytotoxicity Monitoring of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, Bioengineering, MDPI, 10;6(2), 2019.
F. Abbasian, D. Golemi-Kotra, S. Magierowski, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, Label-Free Impedometric Antiprogram Test,6th IEEE Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering (ENBENG 2019), Lisbon, Portuguese 2019.
A. Saber, E. Ghafar Zadeh, C. Peng, Towards High Throughput Electroporation of Zebrafish Follicles, IEEE LSC, Montreal, Oct. 2018.
M. Pedram, A. Shamloo, A. Alasti, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, Toward Epileptic Brain Region Detection Based on Magnetic Nano-Particle Patterning, Sensors MDPI, 15(9), 24409-24427, 2015.
M. Ahmadzadeh Raji, G. Amoabediny, P. Tajik, M. Hosseini, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, An Apta-Biosensor for Colon Cancer Diagnostics, Sensors MDPI, 15(9), 2015.
E. Ghafar-Zadeh et al., Differential Capacitive Sensor for Bacteria Growth Monitoring, IEEE TTransacrion on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 4(8), 2010.
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