Ciara K. O'Sullivan

Rovira i Virgili University, Spain

Ciara K. O''Sullivan serves currently as an ICREA Research Professor. She received the B.S. degree in analytical chemistry from Dublin City University in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree in biotechnology from Cranfield University in 1996. She went on to lead the sensors group at University College Cork from 1996 to 1999. She then took up a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Universitat Rovira I Virgili (1999-2001) and was then awarded a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship which she pursued for 1 year prior to taking up her current position. She established the Nanobiotechnology and Bioanalysis Group at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Her research interests lie in the development of electrochemical biosensors exploiting advances in tailored biocomponents and integrating these sensors with microsystem technology. Presently, her work focuses on reducing to practise ultrasensitive immunosensors and genosensors exploiting the properties of nanoparticles and liposome nanobioconjugates as well as on the development of aptamers for application in optical and electrochemical molecular aptamer beacons.

Biography Updated on 15 December 2011

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