Neil has experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology and biosensors, this breadth of training overlaps in many areas, especially the need for an understanding of proteins and their potential application. Neil uses proteins and other molecules out of context, providing the essential specificity at sensor surfaces, which can result in the direct detection of important analytes in complex matrices. An academic in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, embedded within the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies group, Neil strongly believes in multidisciplinary research and its advantages for the quality of scientific output. This is illustrated by current interest in the development of biological, microbial, or chemical sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (bio-MEMS).
This research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.