The Biochips Handbook
Bioelectronic Devices, Biosensors, Biochips and Bioinformatics

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Edited by


 Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

 Tuan Vo-Dinh
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee


A project of Marcel Dekker publishers and The Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at the VCU School of Engineering and VCU Life Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University. and the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park.

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Anthony Guiseppi Elie (born 1954) is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Emergency Medicine, Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is also President and Scientific Director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc., a biomedical diagnostics company located in Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond, Virginia. He holds the Doctor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from MIT, the Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and the Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honors) with majors in Analytical Chemistry and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies (UWI). His employment history includes 15 years in industry as a Research Engineer at W. R. Grace and Co., an Applications Specialist at Molecular Electronics Corporation, a Director of Research at Ohmicron Corporation and Scientific Director at ABTECH Scientific, Inc.  He has been a visiting Scientist in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interests are in engineered biosystems in the service of health and medicine. This includes bioelectrochemistry, bioactive hydrogels, biosensors and biochips for biomedical diagnostics and high-throughput DNA/RNA screening and analysis. His is the recipient of the SEAM 2000 Award, a contributing author to the Handbook of Conducting Polymers and The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook. He has published over 50 technical papers and holds seven patents. At VCU Prof. Guiseppi teaches materials chemistry, bioengineering, nanostructured materials and biotechnology.

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Tuan Vo-Dinh is a Corporate Fellow and Group Leader of the Advanced Monitoring and Development Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biophysical Chemistry (1975) from the ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests included advanced techniques for environmental control and medical diagnostics, laser techniques for trace analysis using luminescence and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, chemical sensors, biosensors and biochips for environmental and biomedical diagnostics (antibody and gene probes, biochips for HIV, TB, P53 and cancer diagnostics). Dr. Vo-Dinh has received six RD-100 Awards for Most Technologically Significant Advances in Research and Development. He has received the Lockheed Martin Technology Commercialization Award (1998), the Inventor of the Year Award, and Inventors Club of America (1996), The Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal laboratory Consortium (1995), The Inventor International hall of Fame Award, Inventors Club of America (1992), The Thomas Jefferson Award, Martin Marietta Corporation (1992), the Medal Languedoc-Rousillon Award (France) (1989), and the Gold Medal Award, Society of Applied Spectroscopy (1998). In 1997, Dr. Vo-Dinh received the U.S. Department of Energy BER-50 Award for outstanding Services on Biological and Environmental Research. Dr. Vo-Dinh has authored over 240 publications and is the author or editor of 7 books. He holds 25 US patents, five of which have been licensed by the U.S. Department of Energy to private companies for commercial development.

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