Research Theme

Biomedical Nano and Molecular Telecommunications   

Bio-Nano Telecommunications investigating how molecular communications can be applied for biomedical application including modelling communication systems at the nanoscale that occurs between neurons in the cortex, modelling the neural communication process through the nervous system, as well as modelling virus propagation through the circulatory system.

This research focused group is classified into 4 distinct levels, where varied research activities are carried out. These include:

Modelling & Simulation of Virtual Organ

  • Computer simulated virtual organs actively deployed in a data centre.
  • Enzyme propagation within the human body
  • Signalling codes sent from Gut to Brain
  • Virtual Modelling of neural Tissue – How exosomes travel through the tissue for treatment.

 

 

Bio-Nano Engineering of Cells to Control their Communication & Computing

  • Molecular communications of cells
  • Synthetic biology of engineered cells and logic gate computing
  • Bacterial computing and communication on a chip ( interface between Bio-Nano to electronic based devices)

 

 

Micro-Devices Interfacing to Bio-Nano Cells 

  • Implantable self-powered externally controllable circuit for stimulating neurons in the brain using light.
  • Nano sensor that can be used for sensing specific types of molecules

 

 

Smart Textile Layered connections to Body Cells 

  • The research strand focuses on the layered connections from cells in the body and their capability to communicate and talk to devices on the body or built into smart garments/etextiles.
  • Intelligent smart wearable garment for the detection and sensing of output molecules from bacteria.

 

Members
Dr. Alberto Huertas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Caio Queiroz da Fonseca

Phd Student

Hamdan Awan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Samitha Somathilaka

Phd Student

Geoflly Adonias

Phd Student

Bruna Karen de Sousa Costa Queiroz da Fonseco

Phd Student

Dr. Daniel Perez Martins

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dixon Vimalajeewa

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Publications
Daniel P. Martins, Michael Barros and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. "Quality and Capacity Analysis of Molecular Communications in Bacterial Logic Circuits". IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 628 - 639, Oct. 2019.
Michael Taynnan Barros, and Subhrakanti Dey. Feed-forward and Feedback Control in Astrocytes for Ca2+-based Molecular Communications Nanonetworks. To appear in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics , 2019.
Daniel P. Martins, Michael T. Barros and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. "Quality and Capacity Analysis of Molecular Communications in Bacterial Logic Circuits". IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 628 - 639, Oct. 2019.
Adonias, G.L. et al., 2019. A Logic Gate Model based on Neuronal Molecular Communication Engineering. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Molecular Communication – pp.15–16.
• Adonias, G.L. et al., 2018. Utilising EEG signals for modulating neural molecular communications. Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication - NANOCOM 18, (39), pp.1–2.