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Sakandar Rauf, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Rauf is interested in applications of nanoparticles for biosensing and regenerative medicine, 3D bioprinting, microfluidics.   

Selected Publications

Electrohydrodynamic removal of non-specific colloidal adsorption at electrode interfaces
S. Rauf, M.J.A. Shiddiky and M. Trau
Chemical Communications, 50, 4813-4815, 2014     

Enhancing protein capture using a combination of nanoyeast single-chain fragment affinity reagents and alternating current electrohydrodynamic forces
R. Vaidyanathan, *S. Rauf, *Y.S. Grewal, L.J. Spadafora, M.J.A Shiddiky, G.A. Cangelosi and M. Trau
Analytical Chemistry, 87(23), 11673-11681, 2015 *authors contributed equally

DNA ligase-based strategy for quantifying heterogeneous DNA methylation without sequencing
E.J.H. Wee, S. Rauf, M.J.A. Shiddiky, A. Dobrovic and M. Trau
Clinical Chemistry, 61(1), 163-171, 2015

Duplex microfluidic SERS detection of pathogen antigens with nano-yeast single-chain variable fragments
Y. Wang, S. Rauf, Y. Grewal, S. Lauren, M.J.A. Shiddiky, G. Cangelosi, S. Schlücker and M. Trau
Analytical Chemistry, 86(19), 9930-9938, 2014

“Drill and fill” lithography: fabrication of platinum electrodes and their use in label-free immunosensing
S. Rauf, M.J.A. Shiddiky, M. Trau and K. Dimitrov
RSC Advances, 3, 4189-4192, 2013

μeLCR: A microfabricated device for electrochemical detection of DNA base changes in breast cancer cell lines
E.J.H. Wee, S. Rauf, K.M. Koo, M.J.A. Shiddiky and M. Trau
Lab Chip, 13, 4385-4391, 2013 *authors contributed equally

Application of quantum dot barcodes prepared using biological self-assembly to multiplexed immunoassays
S. Rauf, A. Glidle and J.M. Cooper
Chemical Communications, 46, 2814-2816, 2010

Production of quantum dot barcodes using biological self-assembly
S. Rauf, A. Glidle and J.M. Cooper
Advanced Materials, 21(40), 4020-4024, 2009

Building three-dimensional nanostructures with active enzymes by surface template layer-by-layer assembly
S. Rauf, D. Zhou, C. Abell, D. Klenerman and D.J. Kang
Chemical Communications, 16, 1721-1723, 2006

Electrochemical approach of anticancer drugs-DNA interaction, (review article)
S. Rauf, J.J. Gooding, K. Akhtar, M.A. Ghauri, M. Rahman, M.A. Anwar and A.M. Khalid Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 37 (2), 205-217, 2005

Education

  • ​Ph.D., in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., 2010

  • M.Phil., Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2005

  • M.Phil., Biotechnology, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan, 2004

  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 2001

Professional Profile

  • 2014-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

  • 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2010-2013 UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Member of Cambridge Commonwealth Society

Awards

  • 2010-2013 UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2006-2010 Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award (DHPA), Research Councils U.K, University of Glasgow, U.K

  • 2006 Best Research Paper Award 2006, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).

  • 2004-2005 Cambridge Commonwealth & DFID shared Scholarship, University of Cambridge, U.K. ​