Real-Time Biosensor Technology
A biosensor capable of continuously measuring specific molecules in vivo would provide a valuable window into patients’ health status and their response to therapeutics. Unfortunately, continuous, real-time molecular measurement is currently limited to a handful of analytes (i.e. glucose and oxygen) and these sensors cannot be generalized to measure other analytes. In this lecture, the speaker will present a biosensor technology that can be generalized to measure a wide range of biomolecules in living subjects. To achieve this, his research group develops novel reagents (molecular switches) that change its structure upon binding to its target analyte and emit light or produce an electrochemical signal. The real-time biosensor requires no exogenous reagents and can be readily reconfigured to measure different target analytes by exchanging the molecular switches in a modular manner. The speaker will discuss methods for generating the molecular switches which are at the heart of this biosensor technology.
About the Speaker
Prof. Hyongsok Tom SOH is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Radiology at Stanford University. He earned his B.S. with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science with Distinction from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Between 1999 and 2003, Prof. Soh served as a technical manager of MEMS device research group at Bell Laboratories and Agere Systems. Between 2003 and 2015, he was the Ruth Garland Professor at UC-Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials. His lab moved to Stanford in 2015. Prof. Soh is a recipient of numerous awards including MIT Technology Review’s “TR 100” Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, ALA Innovator Award, NIH TR01 Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Humboldt Fellowship, and was a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
For Attendees' Attention
This event is co-organized with Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.