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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020

Amy Shen's Biography

Amy Shen, Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Amy Shen is a professor in Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan ( She was a faculty member at Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at University of Washington before moving to Japan in 2014. Amy's research is focused on fluid manipulations at small length scales, with applications in micro/nanofluidics and biosensors. Some of her recent work include micro/nanofluidic based immunoassays, novel micromixing phenomena, and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensors for lab-on-a-chip devices. Amy is an honor member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Tau Sigma. Amy received Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2003 and the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award in 2007. Amy was also a Fulbright Scholar in 2013.

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Nanoplasmonic Platforms For Biosensing Applications

Monday, 23 March 2020 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-23 09:00:002020-03-23 10:00:00Europe/LondonNanoplasmonic Platforms For Biosensing Applications3D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020 in Boston, USABoston,

Fabricating large-scale bioplasmonic materials at high-throughput is important for the development of bio/chemical sensors and high resolution nanomaterial based bioimaging tools. However, techniques specific to large-scale synthesis of biocompatible nanoplasmonic materials have found limited acceptance in industry due to their time-consuming and complex fabrication procedures. Here, by exploiting properties of reactive ions in a SF6 plasma environment, we assemble nanoplasmonic substrates containing mushroom-like structures with SiO2 (insulator) stems and metal caps of gold (45-60 nm in total height, ~20 nm in width), evenly distributed with ~10 nm spacing on a glass substrate. We demonstrate that our developed gold nanomushroom (Au NM) substrate is biocompatible and sensitive for localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) based biosensing applications. This nanoplasmonic platform (coupled with microfluidics) is used for monitoring mitosis of fibroblasts for 7 days, E. coli biofilm formation, protein/DNA based immunoassays , and DNA polymerase activity in real-time.

Add to Calendar ▼2020-03-23 00:00:002020-03-24 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Printing and Biofabrication 20203D-Printing and Biofabrication 2020 in Boston, USABoston,