Professor Damion Corrigan

Pure and Applied Chemistry

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I am the LGC Professor in Measurement Science for Health and lead the Centre for Advanced Measurement and Health Translation - a joint initiative with the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), the University of Stathclyde and NHS Lanarkshire. The aim of the centre is to develop cutting edge interdisciplinary projects which drive new healthcare and measurement science R&D in Scotland.

Using my core expertise in electrochemical sensing, analytical chemistry and device fabrication my research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for clinically important conditions such as, drug resistant bacterial infections, COVID-19, sepsis, cancer and epilepsy.  In the group we work on device fabrication, surface functionalisation, bioconjugation, sample handling, measurement techniques and assay development for a range of sensor systems, from high value microfabricated arrays, to wearables and through to low cost devices for use in resource limited settings.

In addition to academic research, translational activity is an important aspect of the group's work because we are keen to ensure that developments from the lab ultimately find real world application.  As a result of this, I am the founding Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Aureum Diagnostics, a company developing a low-cost electrochemical diagnostic assay platform. I am also a co-founder of and Chief Technology Officer for Microplate Dx, a company developing a novel method for selecting the best antibiotic to treat an infection. In recognition of the work done on translation and company formation, I was awarded Academic Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 at the Praxis Auril KE Awards. 

My work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Lifescan, Aptamer Group, FlexMedical Solutions, Biotangents and other SMEs) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, experts in fluidics/sample handling, microbiologists, neuroscientists, electrical engineers and chemists.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). I co-chair the Measurement Science Institute for the Community of Analytical Measurement Science - UK (CAMS-UK), am a panel member of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College and sit on the National Physical Laboratory Industrial Committee on Biosensors.

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Publications

Comparing nanobody and aptamer-based capacitive sensing for detection of interleukin-6 (IL-6) at physiologically relevant levels
Sánchez-Salcedo Raquel, Miranda-Castro Rebeca, de-los-Santos-Álvarez Noemí, Jesús Lobo-Castañón María, Corrigan Damion K
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Vol 415, pp. 7035-7045 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-023-04973-4
Development of an electrochemical biosensor for cortisol measurement
Dobrea Alexandra, Ghannam Rami, Corrigan Damion, Jimenez Melanie
BioMedEng23 (2023)
Towards direct detection of tetracycline residues in milk with a gold nanostructured electrode
Raykova Magdalena R, McGuire Katie, Peveler William J, Corrigan Damion K, Henriquez Fiona L, Ward Andrew C
PLOS One Vol 18 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0287824
Simple and low cost antibiotic susceptibility testing for mycobacterium tuberculosis using screen-printed electrodes
Gorbanpoor Hahmad, Akcakoca Iremnur, Norouz Dizaji Araz, Butterworth Adrian, Corrigan Damion, Kocagoz Tanil, Ebrahami Aliakbar, Avci Huseyin, Guzel Fatma Dogan
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry Vol 70, pp. 1397-1406 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1002/bab.2448
Rapid assessment of antibiotic susceptibility using a fully 3D-printed impedance- based biosensor
Domingo-Roca R, Lasserre P, Riordan L, Macdonald AR, Dobrea A, Duncan KR, Hannah S, Murphy M, Hoskisson PA, Corrigan DK
Biosensors and Bioelectronics X Vol 13 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosx.2023.100308
Impedance biosensors
Corrigan Damion K
Fundamentals of Sensor Technology Principles and Novel Designs (2023) (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-88431-0.00004-1

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Teaching

I have a varied teaching history having led and delivered modules in the areas of: Cell Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Biotechniques, Analytical Chemistry and Medical Diagnostics.

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Professional Activities

Keynote Talk - Translating electrochemical biosensors out of the university environment and into the commercial space
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11/2023
Keynote Talk - New biosensor modalities through surface modification with nanoscale DNA origami structures
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11/2023
Genotypic and phenotypic electrochemical sensing strategies for detection of antimicrobial resistance
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11/2022
New electrochemical sensing strategies for detection of antimicrobial resistance
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9/2022
Development and Translation of Electrochemical Biosensor Systems
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6/2022
Simple electrode modifications for enhanced diagnosis of infectious disease
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11/2021

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Projects

CAMS-UK Post Doctoral Research Assistant (CAMS framework agreement)
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
This is the second of two CAMS Postdocs under CAMS Membership Agreement (211316) (see page 16 of agmt saved in I-Drive)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
Medical Research Scotland PhD Studentship - Microsystem engineering for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing in urinary tract infections
Jimenez, Melanie (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Jordan, Kimberley (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
Visiting PhD placement from Vistec University - Vinutsada Pongsupasa - enzymatic biosensors
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2024
Derya Yaman - Turkish Ministry of Education PhD Studentship - Lab on a chip technologies for detection of liver specific biomarkers
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Jimenez, Melanie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2026
Niamh Docherty - National Measurement Lab at LGC sponsored PhD - Electrochemical biosensing strategies for detection of cardiac biomarkers
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Fu, Ying (Co-investigator)
08-Jan-2022 - 07-Jan-2025
Research placement - Raquel Sanchez Salcedo - University of Oviedo - Capacitive Biosensors
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022

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Professor Damion Corrigan
Pure and Applied Chemistry

Email: damion.corrigan@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3294