Damion Corrigan

Lecturer B

Personal Statement

My research interests include biosensor development, specifically electrochemical and optical measurements involving biologically modified sensors along with development of electrochemical devices for drug delivery.  In the past, I have been involved in the development of a rapid point of care test for MRSA, a spectroelectrochemical measurement for rapid DNA fingerprinting and micro and nano electrode sensors for biomedical sensing. Current projects under my supervision include: a rapid, comprehensive test for sepsis, a diagnostic assay for drug resistant Gram-negative infections, realising the liquid biopsy for improved cancer diagnosis and a lab-on-a-chip for multi drug resistant TB diagnosis in low income countries.  I am also involved as a co-I in a project concerned with capsule endoscopy.  Areas of particular interest include: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microfabricated sensor systems and microelecrode sensor arrays for multi target diagnostic assays.

I joined Strathclyde in 2016 as a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in Health Technologies.  I have a background in sensing and analytical chemistry having obtained a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Cranfield University (Supervisor - Prof Sergey Piletsky) followed by Post-Doctoral positions at the University of Southampton (with Prof Phil Bartlett FRS) and at the University of Edinburgh (with Prof Andy Mount and Dr Till Bachmann).

I also have expertise of electrochemical sensing in harsh and extreme environments and aqueous & non aqueous electroplating techniques.  I was involved in developing a microelectrode sensor for use in nuclear fuel reprocessing (as part of the EPSRC sponsored "REFINE" project) and was involved in comissioning an open access national facility for nuclear fuel reprocessing research at the University of Edinburgh.  During these projects I developed strong links with the National Nuclear Laboratory and carried out experiments at NNL Central Lab - Sellafield.

My work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory and AstraZeneca) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, electrical engineers and chemists.

Teaching Interests

I currently contribute to the following courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering -

Cell Biology II (BE207) - for this module I provide a series of lectures on physical, genetic and molecular techniques for cell biology.  Topics include: optical spectroscopies, radiochemistry, microscopy techniques, electrophoresis, chromatography, ELISA, blotting, flow cytometry, PCR, DNA sequencing and genetic engineering of microorganisms.

Research Methods (BE428) - for this module I provide a series of lectures concerned with statistical techniques and their application towards the analysis and intepretation of experimental data.

Damion Corrigan

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