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Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2018/22214-6, In situ STM with Electrochemistry

Grant number: 20/12404-2
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: March 01, 2021 - February 29, 2028
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Frank Nelson Crespilho
Grantee:Frank Nelson Crespilho
Host Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/22214-6 - Towards a convergence of technologies: from sensing and biosensing to information visualization and machine learning for data analysis in clinical diagnosis, AP.TEM
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Type of equipment:Caracterização de Materiais - Análises Químicas - Medidas eletroquímicas
Caracterização de Materiais - Análises de Superficies - Carga elétrica (SVET, microscópio eletroquímico)
Caracterização de Materiais - Análises de Superficies - Microscopia de sonda (AFM, STM)
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado


Grand challenges such as the fabrication of sensing devices for early diagnosis of cancer and detection of food/water contamination can only be addressed with concerted efforts in multidisciplinary research. Selected problems within the above challenges will be tackled in this Project by a multiinstitutional team of physicists, chemists, engineers, medical doctors and computer scientists, with two unifying topics: fabrication and characterization of nanostructured films, particularly those of biological interest, and advanced data analysis methods. More specifically, several types of nanostructured films will be employed in sensing and biosensing. A major goal in such studies is to reach molecular-level understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the sensing characteristics, including interface effects to design organic batteries to supply energy in implantable biosensors. This type of basic research is essential for the design of novel materials, and tools for diagnosis and therapy. Intended applications for the devices are also diverse, mostly concentrating on early diagnosis of cancer, detection of food and/water contamination and monitoring of the environment. Special emphasis will be placed in the fabrication of low-cost devices, not only with novel materials but also exploring methodologies such as microfluidics, in an attempt to produce technology that should be amenable to transfer, e.g. for tests in a cancer hospital. The enormous amounts of data generated with sensing, biosensing and imaging, will be processed with statistical and computational methods, including information visualization and machine learning. This will represent a step toward computer-assisted diagnosis through which data of distinct natures are analyzed within a common framework. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MELO, ANTONIO F. A. A.; SINGH, SALAM J.; CHINNAMUTHU, PAULSAMY; CRESPILHO, FRANK N.; RYDZEK, GAULTHIER. Magnetically Stimulated Bio- and Electrochemical Systems: State-of-the-Art, Applications, and Future Directions. HEMNANOMA, v. N/A, p. 22-pg., . (20/12404-2, 18/22214-6, 22/09164-5)

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