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Please join us for PhD Student, Tochukwu “Dubem” Anyaduba’s PhD Dissertation Defense Presentation on “Primer Payload System for Higher-Order Multiplex LAMP: Design and Development of Unit Processes”
Multiplexing in molecular diagnostics has become increasingly important due to the need to screen for multiple pathogens and increase sensitivity, specificity, and inclusivity. The ability to screen for numerous molecular biomarkers also increases the chance for a more precise prescription within the first clinic visit. Respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, urinary tract infections, including cancers, are all conditions that could present symptoms triggered by myriad possibilities. How do you attend to these at the point of care without conducting a barrage of tests and screenings? Multiplexing provides a unique way of screening for multiple (molecular) biomarkers to offer timely interventions. There are, however, challenges with the current multiplexing methods. More importantly, the adoption of LAMP in detecting more than four biomarkers has been a challenge due to the high number of primer sets needed for specificity and speed. In this presentation, I will showcase our work so far in designing and developing platforms that would enable the adoption of LAMP in detecting >9 molecular biomarkers at the point of care.
Date: March 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Via Zoom