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Biomolecular and cellular engineering

Engineering life-changing technologies in health and medicine

From advanced sensors to new implant materials, our researchers are using the latest biotechnology to help us live healthier lives.

Sensors play an important role in early detection of diseases by sensing the presence of certain molecules. Our researchers are developing detection strategies to improve molecular specificity and sensitivity for applications ranging from point-of-care cancer diagnostics to the sensing of toxins and bacteria, and tailoring therapeutic delivery systems and implants for personalised medicine.

Our experts: Professor Fariba Dehghani, Dr Rona Chandrawati, Dr David Wang

This research focuses on engineering cell-like and tissue-like technology for implantation into the body to promote tissue regeneration and cell repair. Cell and tissue functions may deteriorate due to injuries or ageing. Biomaterials that promote the growth of healthy cells and tissues have significant impact on people’s quality of life. 

Our experts: Professor Fariba Dehghani, Dr Rona Chandrawati, Associate Professor Vincent Gomes, Associate Professor Ali Abbas, Professor Yuan Chen, Dr Haitao Li

Our researchers are developing detection strategies to improve molecular specificity and sensitivity for applications ranging from point-of-care diagnostic testing to the sensing of toxins and bacteria, and tailoring therapeutic delivery systems and implants for personalised medicine. These sensors could play an important role in early detection of diseases by sensing the presence of certain molecules.

Our experts: Dr Rona Chandrawati, Associate Professor Zongwen Liu

Our researchers are working on the characterisation of materials used in contact with living cells and tissues. These studies are important for developing effective and safe drug delivery and implants. To minimise post-operative conditions, biomaterials developed for implants need to be non-toxic, biocompatible and degradable.