Professor Karen Faulds

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Synthesis, characterisation and multi-modal intracellular mapping of cisplatin nano-conjugates
Leventi Aristea Anna, Braddick Henry J, Billimoria Kharmen, Wallace Gregory Q, Goenaga-Infante Heidi, Tomkinson Nicholas CO, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Chemical Communications (2023)
Understanding radiation response and cell cycle variation in brain tumour cells using Raman spectroscopy
Hill Iona Elizabeth, Boyd Marie, Milligan Kirsty, Jenkins Cerys Anne, Sorensen Annette, Jirasek Andrew, Graham Duncan, Faulds Karen
Analyst (2023)
Development of a spatially offset Raman spectroscopy probe for monitoring pharmaceutical drying
Al-Attili Mais, Ferreira Carla, Price Chris, Faulds Karen, Chen Yi-Chieh
Chemical Engineering Research and Design Vol 192, pp. 510-520 (2023)
Label-free cytometric evaluation of mitosis via stimulated Raman scattering microscopy and spectral phasor analysis
Hislop Ewan W, Tipping William J, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan
Analytical Chemistry (2023)
Terahertz vibrational modes of sodium magnesium chlorophyllin and chlorophyll in plant leaves
Coquillat Dominique, O'Connor Emma, Brouillet Etienne V, Meriguet Yoann, Bray Cédric, Nelson David J, Faulds Karen, Torres Jeremie, Dyakonova Nina
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves Vol 44, pp. 245–264 (2023)
Determination of intracellular esterase activity using ratiometric Raman sensing and spectral phasor analysis
Braddick Henry J, Tipping William J, Wilson Liam T, Jaconelli Harry S, Grant Emma K, Faulds Karen, Graham Duncan, Tomkinson Nicholas C O
Analytical Chemistry Vol 95, pp. 5369–5376 (2023)

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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

Development of a Spatially Resolved Spectroscopy probe for In-line Monitoring of Pharmaceutical Drying
Invited speaker
SciX 2022
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SciX 2022
Keynote/plenary speaker
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New Capability for Bacterial Testing in the Food Production Environment
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) May, Hayleigh (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Gale, Cameron
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Gale, Cameron (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Multiscale Metrology Suite for Next-generation Healthcare Technologies (EPSRC Strategic Equipment)
Rattray, Zahra (Principal Investigator) Bruns, Nico (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Hoskins, Clare (Co-investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Perrie, Yvonne (Co-investigator) Reid, Stuart (Co-investigator) Seib, Philipp (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
MICA: Point-of-care assessment of drug-induced liver injury (POC-DILI)
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Sloan-Dennison, Sian (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2024
Plasmonic Photothermal Heating of Gold Nanoparticles Increases Raman Scattering
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Tuttle, Tell (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
GlasBioPhys: An integrated facility for the analysis of biomolecular interactions (19ALERT Mid-range equipment initiative)
Burley, Glenn (Principal Investigator) Chamberlain, Luke (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
11-Jan-2020 - 09-Jan-2021

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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