Graphenated IR screen for detection of human and avian flu viruses

Amrita Banerjee, Sumit Chakraborty, Haim Grebel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Targeted drug delivery and screening of drugs with specific affinity to membrane proteins require a good monitoring method. Here we monitor the binding of hemagglutinin (HA) to a model membrane- lipid bilayer- by using Infrared (IR) spectroscopy. IR spectroscopy is a useful spectroscopic tool to assess bio-molecular vibrations and provides with molecular fingerprinting. Yet, in order to achieve such goal, one needs to devise a bio-compatible platform that enhances the respective IR signals. We use graphene-coated IR (G-IR) screens as substrates and demonstrate their usefulness in monitoring the attachment of HA from influenza virus to proper receptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011
Pages354-357
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2011Aug 19 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print)1944-9399
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9380

Other

Other2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/15/118/19/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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