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Evaluation of the immobilization of anti-SEA polyclonal antibodies on rGO derived from CVD graphene growth

Grant number: 18/02382-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 27, 2018
Effective date (End): August 26, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Bioengineering
Principal Investigator:Ivana Cesarino
Grantee:Giovanna da Silva Rocha
Supervisor: Ashok Mulchandani
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas (FCA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/07288-0 - Development of an immunosensor based on graphene for the detection of enterotoxin A of Staphylococcus aureus in milk samples, BP.IC


Staphylococcus aureus is one of the microorganisms involved with food-borne diseases (FBD), mainly associated to the consumption of manually processed and prepared food. The intoxication related with the presence of S. aureus involves the production of staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs), more specifically of type A, one of the 20 types produced by this bacterium. Once the methods of SEs' detection demand time, specificity and pre-sample treatments, which can be a barrier to fast and effectiveness diagnostics, the development of electrochemical immunosensors based on carbon materials such as nanotubes and graphene are promising. Due to it, this exchange research project aims to evaluate the immobilization of the antibody anti-SEA in reduced oxide graphene (rGO) obtained from graphene synthesized by CVD method with different substances; then, compare the results with the data obtained during the research made in Brazil to develop the most effectiveness, sensitive and accurate immunosensor ever built to detect this type of enterotoxin. (AU)

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