[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP190102361]
Researchers Prof Philip Doble
Brief description This project aims to develop novel methods for quantifying bio-markers in histological specimens using aptamers, lanthanide visualising tags and laser ablation plasma mass spectrometry. Aptamers are short synthetic strands of nucleic acid with complex three dimensional structures that bind targets with exquisite specificity. This technology meets a major gap in current imaging modalities, has wide application to basic biology and diagnostics, and will eliminate the subjective interpretation of immunohistochemical stains.
Funding Amount $340,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects