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Milk protein profiling powered by multiplexed single molecule assay

Funding: 2023: $194,979
2024: $194,989
2025: $194,907

Project Member(s): Zhou, J., Ebrahimi Warkiani, M., Jin, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2022

Summary: This project aims to develop a novel device, comprising advanced single molecule imaging, microfluidics and immunoassay technologies, for quantification of milk protein variants. Milk quality is central to dairying and variants of proteins in milk affect its market value. No current milk protein detection technologies are readily applied in milk production quality control. This project aims to produce a device that can be used by milk producers and farms to profile protein variants with high sensitivity in a single test in an hour and screen unwanted protein contamination. The platform also has great potential for detecting other complex and low content analytes. It builds on innovations in nanoparticles and recent industry collaboration.

FOR Codes: Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences, Expanding knowledge in engineering, Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods), Nanophotonics