Professor Karen Faulds

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Detection of cardiovascular disease associated miR-29a using paper-based microfluidics and surface enhanced Raman scattering
Mabbott Samuel, Fernandes Syrena C, Schechinger Monika, Cote Gerard, Faulds Karen, Mace Charles R, Graham Duncan
Analyst (2019)
3D Bioprinting of mature bacterial biofilms for antimicrobial resistance drug testing
Ning Evita, Turnbull Gareth, Clarke Jon, Picard Frederic, Riches Philip, Vendrell Marc, Graham Duncan, Wark Alastair W, Faulds Karen, Shu Wenmiao
Biofabrication Vol 11 (2019)
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)

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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

Euroanalysis 2019
Keynote/plenary speaker
Keynote/plenary speaker
RSC Chemical Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Network
Keynote/plenary speaker
Keynote/plenary speaker
RSC Bioorthogonal & Bioresponsive Symposium
Keynote/plenary speaker

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Fergusson, Jodie
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator) Graham, Duncan (Co-investigator) Fergusson, Jodie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Buchanan, Craig
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Buchanan, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Optical detection of listeria using bionanosensors ( Follow-on Funding Pathfinder)
Faulds, Karen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
HTAF - Development of a Rapid Point of Use Detection System for the Assessment of Liver Damage
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2020
Mphil with Pfizer
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
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

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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