GW4 Biosensor Network

Initiator Fund

Project period: February – May 2016

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Dr Pedro Estrela
University of Bristol: Professor Mervyn Miles
Cardiff University:
Dr Niklaas Buurma
University of Exeter: Professor Peter Winlove

Project overview

The GW4 Biosensor Network will bring together researchers from different disciplines with an interest on biosensors. Biosensors measure chemical or biological molecules in complex samples (e.g. blood, water, air) for a wide range of applications including medical diagnosis, monitoring of therapies, personalised medicine, drug discovery and water quality control.

Inherently, biosensor research is highly interdisciplinary with integration of knowledge between engineers, physical scientists, life scientists, clinicians and other end users to accelerate innovations that are informed and fit for purpose.

We aim to push forward biosensor research with biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental monitoring and defence applications. Through collaboration, cooperation and integration there is an opportunity to make improvements in our level of commercial and clinical interaction, the quality of published outputs, and funding success rates.