Sensor Technology Research


Sub-strand 1: Sensor Technology Research to Improve Food Safety

Food Safety has been a research focus at Queen's University for several years, pioneering the use of biosensor technology in the area of food safety monitoring, and the team are now acknowledged to be the world's leading research group in this area.  Sub-strand 1 of the ASSET project will concentrate on the development of highly innovative sensor based detection systems relating to chemical contaminants found in foods.

Sub-strand 1 will include collaboration with the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) at Dublin City University.  This is a multi-disciplinary Centre for Sensors research involving biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers aimed at developing novel sensing platforms in the areas of health, environmental and optical sciences.  The NCSR facilities will be used to generate libraries of binding proteins to the range of contaminants selected for inclusion in the Project. 

To read more about biosensors as a tool for food safety analysis, please click here.

For further information about multiplexing biosensors and their advantages, please click here.

For information regarding biosensor technologies under evaluation, please click here.

For details of related international conferences please visit the 2nd Bio-sensing Technology Conference website, and the Biosensors 2012 website. 

Two related reviews involving members of ASSET Sub-strand 1 have been published in TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry.  To view these documents, please click on the links below:

Developments in the production of biological and synthetic binders for immunoassay and sensor-based detection of small molecults (2011)

Advances in biosensor-based analysis for antimicrobial residues in food (2010)