The overarching theme of our research program is the development of novel molecules and devices enabling biological activities to be measured in new ways.  The projects underway involve aspects of diverse disciplines ranging from biomolecular chemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology to materials science, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology.

  • Research


    We use molecular probes to study cellular function, and develop devices for biomarker detection...

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  • Publications


    We have published > 100 papers that have > 5000 citations.

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  • Article on Kelley group sensing work published in Scientific American

    Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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  • Chip for transplant markers appears in Science Advances, featured in C&E News, Scientific American

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015

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  • Chip-based analysis of circulating nucleic acids in cancer patients published in Nature Chemistry

    Mon, 01 Jun 2015

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  • New tumour cell sorting device reported in Angewandte Chemie, featured in Science

    Wed, 05 Nov 2014

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  • Kelley laboratory featured on BBC Radio

    Sat, 20 Sep 2014

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  • Kelley lab receives $6M in funding for work on low-cost infectious disease testing

    Tue, 01 Apr 2014

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