Professor Karen Faulds

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Ratiometric analysis using Raman spectroscopy as a powerful predictor of structural properties of fatty acids
Jamieson Lauren E, Li Angela, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Royal Society Open Science Vol 5 (2018)
In vivo multiplex molecular imaging of vascular inflammation using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Noonan Jonathan, Asiala Steven, Grassia Gianluca, MacRitchie Neil, Gracie Kirsten, Carson Jake, Moores Matthew, Girolami Mark, Bradshaw Angela, Guzik Thomas J, Meehan Gavin R, Scales Hannah, Brewer James M, McInnes Iain B, Sattar Naveed, Faulds Karen, Garside Paul, Graham Duncan, Maffia Pasquale
Theranostics Vol 8, pp. 6195-6209 (2018)
Towards establishing a minimal nanoparticle concentration for applications involving surface enhanced spatially offset resonance Raman spectroscopy (SESORRS) in vivo
Nicolson Fay, Jamieson Lauren E, Mabbott Samuel, Plakas Konstantinos, Shand Neil C, Detty Michael R, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Analyst Vol 143, pp. 5358-5363 (2018)
Ratiometric Raman imaging reveals the new anti-cancer potential of lipid targeting drugs
Jamieson Lauren E, Wetherill Corinna, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Chemical Science Vol 9, pp. 6935-6943 (2018)
Surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS) for probing through plastic and tissue barriers using a handheld spectrometer
Nicolson Fay, Jamieson Lauren E, Mabbott Samuel, Plakas Konstantinos, Shand Neil C, Detty Michael R, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Analyst (2018)
Synergistic electrodeposition of bilayer films and analysis by Raman spectroscopy
Elmasly Saadeldin ET, Guerrini Luca, Cameron Joseph, Kanibolotsky Alexander L, Findlay Neil J, Faulds Karen, Skabara Peter J
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry Vol 14, pp. 2186-2189 (2018)

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Research interests

Our research focuses on using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to create new approaches to bioanalysis for use in the life and clinical sciences.  SERS is a spectroscopic technique that offers significant advantages over other established techniques such as fluorescence and our research has focused on highlighting the advantages, creating new examples of increased capability in life science applications and interacting with end users to shape future step changes in research.  Our research centres around using the inherent sensitivity of SERS for the detection of target DNA or proteins using signal amplification methods to enhance the signal rather than using target amplification methods such as PCR.  Our work has focussed on exploiting the sensitivity of SERS for quantitative analysis of biomolecules as well as exploiting one of the key advantages of SERS, the ability to analyse multiple analytes in one sample.  This allows more information to be gained per analysis as well as giving information about complex systems that are intrinsically difficult to measure.

Professional activities

Seminar- University of Manchester
Invited speaker
SciX 2018
Invited speaker
RSC Roadshow- IISc Bangalore
Invited speaker
RSC Roadshow- IACS Kolkata
Invited speaker
RSC Roadshow- IISER Kolkata
Invited speaker
International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS)
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Benison, Melissa
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Benison, Melissa (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
RSC Mobility-Rathnam Ayyasamy
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator)
28-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hislop, Ewan
Edrada-Ebel, Ruangelie (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Young, Louise (Co-investigator) Hislop, Ewan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
EPSRC i-sense IRC: Ultra-Sensitive Enhanced NanoSensing of Anti-Microbial Resistance (u-Sense)
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
Catching Nucleation in Action with Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Johnston, Karen (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
Optical Detection of Listeria in the Chilled Food Environment using Bionanosensors (Industrial Partnership Award) / R170553-1
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 28-Jan-2021

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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