Detection of Dopamine – A Sensitive and Cheaper Alternative
Dopamine can be oxidized on an electrode surface, which is the basis of detection of the molecule using electrochemical techniques. The modified electrode, Pt/UltraPPy, gave a detection limit of 0.67 nano molars for dopamine, lower than most reports in ranges of micro molars. The presence of ascorbic acid and uric acids, commonly found with dopamine in biological samples, do not affect the detection of dopamine using this method.
Researcher: Prof. Dr. Wan Jefrey Basirun, Dept. Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Market Assessment and Technology Commercialization of Biochip Product for Food Security Detection
The food security and safety improvement depend on the ability to identify, detect and trace food pathogens. The research group led by Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani, University of Malaya, has been investigating the determinants for adopting of detection technology to ensure food safety among food manufacturers.
Researcher: Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani, Dept. Operation and Management Information System, Faculty of Business and Accountancy