New research project hopes to detect Parkinson's and cancer at an earlier stage
Denis Music, a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics at Malmö University, has been awarded 1.6 million SEK from the Mats Paulsson Foundations to develop techniques for the early diagnosis of life-threatening diseases.
Early diagnosis of fatal diseases is of enormous importance to society and the beneficial effect of the research results is great. In many cases, early detection of a disease is crucial to stop or slow down its progression.
In the upcoming research project 'Multilayer architecture of H2O2 non-enzymic sensors for biomedical applications', Denis Music and his team, in collaboration with the Biofilms Research Center for Biointerfaces led by Professor Tautgirdas Ruzgas, will use a completely new instrument — a so-called 'sputtering system'.
We expect to further improve the performance of biosensors and thus enable the early detection of certain deadly diseases.
Daniel Music, Professor at Malmö University
Several new techniques
"Sputtering is a physical process in which ions with very high energy are made to hit a plate so that atoms are detached from its surface. These atoms are then collected on another plate where they form a thin film: a biosensor whose various properties can then be studied," explains Denis Music and continues:
"Another novelty is that in the upcoming project, we will use multilayers that are, for example, built as 'nanorods', which can be perceived as nanostructures within another nanostructure."
Exploring biosensors plays an important role in the clinical detection of hydrogen peroxide-related diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and cancer.
"With the concept of nanostructured multilayers, we expect to further improve the performance of biosensors and thus enable early detection of some deadly diseases," says Denis Music, professor at Malmö University.
Text: Magnus Erlandsson
About the project
Time frame: 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2024
Financer: 1.6 million SEK from the Mats Paulsson Foundations
Two other ongoing projects led by Denis Music: