Professor Vipul Bansal

School of Science

DR LEAH HEISS

Professor Vipul Bansal is the Director of Sir Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility and Group Leader of the RMIT NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory. He leads a trans-disciplinary team of ~25 researchers working in synergy across the domains of chemistry, biology and engineering to address global environmental and health challenges. The team has a strong focus on developing platform sensor technologies that are readily applicable for point-of-care detection of various food-related, environmental and clinical problems. The team achieves this by producing next-generation of nanomaterials with unique properties, and using these materials in an innovative manner for early detection of various target analytes. Examples include malaria sensor (funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation); a sensor for diabetes prediction (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation & Helmsley Trust USA); vaginal infection sensor (Australian Center for HIV and Hepatitis); and a wearable UV sensor technology for monitoring solar exposure. Some of these diagnostic technologies are already under human clinical trial, for instance real-time monitoring of CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapies inside the body using novel biomedical imaging agents (ARC & Global Innovation Linkages). Our work is guided by our strong belief – early detection is the key to successful management of problems, be it environmental or clinical.

#WearableTechnology #Sensors #Point-of-care-diagnostics(POCD) #Nanotechnology #Chemistry

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