Design of SERS nanotags for the multiplexed detection of Dengue and Zika in a Lateral Flow Assay

Maria Sanchez-Purra

University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Maria Sánchez-Purrà received a Bacherlor's degree in Organic Chemistry, in 2008, and a PhD in Bioengineering, in 2015, from IQS School of Engineering in Barcelona, Spain. In her PhD, she worked in the development of polymeric and liposomal drug delivery nanocarriers for cancer therapy. In 2016, she moved to the US to work as a postdoctoral researcher for the NanoBiointerfaces Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of infectious diseases.


IntroductionZika and Dengue are mosquito-borne diseases that are currently a major global threat. They can co-circulate in endemic areas, as they are transmitted by the same vector and show similar non-specific symptoms with... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Maria Sanchez-Purra (University of Massachusetts Boston)
  2. Marc Carré-camps (IQS School of Engineering)
  3. Helena De Puig (MIT)
  4. Irene Bosch (MIT)
  5. Lee Gehrke (MIT)
  6. Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli (University of Massachusetts Boston)

Topic Area

Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors


OS3a-207 » Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors (15:00 - Wednesday, 27th September, Room 207)

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