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Carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications


Research topics: Carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications

This activity is intended for basic research in biocompatibility of carbon-based materials and for the production, characterization and modification of carbon nanostructured materials for biosensing applications, particularly for the development of a DNA detection device.


Main Features

  • protein and cell adhesion
  • nanomaterials with magnetic properties
  • nanotubes functionalization
  • surface analysis using complementary techniques


Main Challenges

  • carbon biocompatibility
  • functionalization methods
  • molecular recognition
  • electrical sensor development


  • hemocompatibility evaluation
  • efficient DNA isolation
  • carbon nanotubes for biosensor applications


  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Università del Maryland
  • Università di Cambridge