Dr Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky


Senior Lecturer | NHMRC CDF Fellow 

Member, Queensland Micro & Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC)

Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky is a Senior Lecturer and NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the School of Environment and Science & Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre at Griffith University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea in 2007. Following his Ph.D. research, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University and ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Queensland. His research career has been dedicated to understanding microfluidics, electrochemistry, nanotechnology and surface chemistry based phenomenon for the developments of new technologies and devices that enable biological activities to be measured and manipulated.

Abstract Title: Highly Porous Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles Based Molecular Diagnostics

Most current diagnostic methods for circulating biomarkers in bodily fluids use expensive biomaterials and rely on sophisticated instrumentation, limiting their use in developing countries and other resource poor settings. The proposed solution is based on the use of highly porous superparamagnetic nanoarchitectured materials. Using the concept of porous architectures, recently we synthesised a new class of metal-loaded, highly porous, superparamagnetic nanoparticles and have used these particles as (i) dispersible capture agents, (ii) electrocatalysts, and (iii) nanoenzymes (they possess peroxidase-like activity) for the detection of exosomes, autoantibodies, and microRNA in small cohort of clinical samples. In this presentation, I shall discuss some of these development.