Development of Electrochemical Peptide Nanosensors for protein and antibody detection – PEPTIDE NANOSENSORS

Reference: 294901

Funded by: European Commission

Program: FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES

Period: 01/05/2012 – 30/04/2015

Partners: Fundación Privada Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN); University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy); University of Kent (UK); Universite Hassan Ii Mohammadia Casablanca (Morocco); California NanoSystems Institute, University of California (USA); Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

Summary:

The overriding goal of this research program is the development of novel reagent-less, electrochemical peptide based sensors for the detection of multiple diagnostic proteins. The approach, which will utilize electrochemistry to monitor the binding-induced folding of peptide/polypeptide used as recognition elements, will be rapid, specific, convenient, and critically, selective enough to be employed directly in blood serum and –we propose- whole blood. This project will allow the exchange of knowledge and expertises through training visiting periods of early stage and experienced researchers. The training will involve each single aspect of sensor development. This program will help the integration and collaboration among the research teams and the establishment of a long-term collaboration between Europe and key Third Countries.