PHRN Seminar series
Dr. Yasuo Suda
Dept of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
Kagoshima University & SUDx-Biotec Co. JAPAN.
Sugar chain based nano-biotechnology for the detection of viruses
October 19, 2015 | Monday | 11am-12 pm
Rm 1812, Pathobiology-AHL Bldg (#89); Map
Refreshments will be provided
For more information,
please contact Dr Ravi Kulkarni (email@example.com or 519.824.4120 ext.54759)
Dr. Yasuo Suda is a distinguished scientist with research interests and expertise in Glycobiochemistry and Nano-biotechnology. Using a novel sugar-chain-immobilized chip (named Sugar Chip, SC) and gold nano-particles (SGNP), Dr. Suda’s laboratory has developed a highly sensitive and conventional nano-biotechnology method to detect viruses. His work involves evaluating sugar chain-binding potency of virus using SC and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) imaging. Using virus bound heparin-immobilized gold nano-particles, Suda lab has established a novel diagnostic method for a highly sensitive detection of viruses in combination with a real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Using this technology, his lab has been able to detect viruses in saliva or in a trace amount of blood from patients. Results for influenza and dengue viruses along with potential diagnostic and research applications will be discussed.