Aptamer Laboratories (Academic)
Laboratory Head and Address: Professor Tony Cass, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK
Area of interest: Using aptamers in biosensors and point of decision testing. Our research includes both generating novel aptamers and incorporating them into devices and assays.
Laboratory Head and Address: Professor Zhang Ge, Hong Kong Baptist University, Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases, Hong Kong
Area of interest: We have interests in aptamer-based translational research and drug discovery for diseases, including musculoskeleton diseases and tumor diseases.
Laboratory Head and Address: Dr. Marcus Menger, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses (IZI-BB), Department of Cell-free and Cell-based Bioproduction, Am Mühlenberg 13, Potsdam, Brandenburg 14476, Germany
Area of interest: We are interested in generating new aptamers (RNA and DNA), modification of aptamers and development of aptamer applications.
Laboratory Head and Address: Dr Fadwa Odeh, Chemistry Department/The University of Jordan, Queen Rania St, Amman, NA Amman, Jordan
Area of interest: Our lab is interested in designing, characterizating and testing of several carriers for Aptamers loading and release through cell membranes.
Website: Drug delivery lab/Department of Chemistry, The University of Jordan/www.ju.edu.jo
Laboratory Head and Address: Professor Mohammed Zourob, Chemistry Department, Alfaisal University, Al Zahrawi Street, Al Maather Riyadh 11533, Saudi Arabia
Area of interest: We are developing aptamers for various analytes including small molecules, proteins and cells, characterization and employing them in various biosensing platforms and diagnostic tools.
Laboratory Head and Address: Dr Julian Alexander Tanner, L4-09, Laboratory Block, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Area of interest: We are interested in developing new approaches in aptamer evolution, incorporating aptamers into functionalized DNA origami and into 3D printed microfluidic channels for point-of-care diagnostics.
Laboratory Head and Address: Professor Deepak Shukla, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chicago, Illinois 60614, USA
Area of interest: We have developed and tested a DNA Aptamer that targets the glycoprotein D of Herpes Simplex Virus type-1. The Aptamer binds to the protein and inhibits viral entry into host cells.
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