Colloquium: Dr. Yongki ChoiDr. Yongki Choi Department of Physics North Dakota State University Fargo, ND
Electronic Detection of Cancer Markers with Nanocircuits
The integration of nanotechnology and molecular biology has the potential to accelerate progress in cross-disciplinary fields including biophysics, bioengineering, and biomedicine. In particular, low-dimensional nanoscale electronic materials including carbon nanotubes and graphene have been widely promoted as promising platforms for the detection of biological species, drug delivery, and bio-imaging. Recently, we have developed next-generation, label-free, bio-circuits by integrating the unprecedented sensitivity of the nanoscale materials and the specificity of capture molecules. This approach allowed real-time detection, quantification, and dissection of the cancer markers, which is critical for cancer control and treatments. In this talk, I will discuss the principles of the approach and the tremendous potential this research brings to bio-nano science and bio-medical applications.