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Recently, the research article "Lateral flow-based nucleic acid detection of SARS-CoV-2 using enzymatic incorporation of biotin-labeled dUTP for POCT use" has been published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry with our PhD candidate Saloni Agarwal as first author. We thank our collaboration partners from Fraunhofer IZI-BB and Robert-Koch-Institute. Read the article
For a recently published article by Justin Petrone about a project investigating genetic predispositions for COVID-19 disease severity, Prof. Bier was asked for statements on the importance of COVID-19 diagnostics and personalized medicine in the context of viral infections. In the article, Prof. Bier underlines the importance of new and improved diagnostic tools, also for the future: "The virus will continue to mutate as long as it finds victims, and since this may last for decades, diagnostics will be needed." Click here to read the article in genomeweb
A new project was granted by the European Union within the framework of Horizon 2020 which aims at developing a new ultrafast and sensitive biosensor platform based on DNA origami. With our group the University Potsdam participates in the project DeDNAed which is coordinated by TU Chemnitz and involves five other research institutions from all over Europe.
Saloni Agarwal successfully participated at this year's European Biosensor Symposium. The conference took place from 9th to 12th of march in an online format, organized by the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau, and united experts from the field of biosensor development and application, as well as bionanotechnology and bioenergetics. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 was a big topic also on this conference. Ms. Agarwal used this opportunity to present a poster on her development of a LAMP-based rapid test for detection of SARS-CoV-2 within the scope of her project TRAVEL-Dx. She was very pleased about the interest in her work and the knowledge exchange with researchers in her field. Furthermore, TRAVEL-Dx was introduced in another poster and a talk presented by our collaborators at Fraunhofer IZI-BB.