Noah conducts research at École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort – EnvA (Alfort National Veterinary School), Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire – Anses (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) and McGill University Health Center on PhD project AptaTrich.
Noah’s article reviewed various types of aptamer-based tools used as biosensors for parasite detection. Aptamers are artificial single-stranded nucleic acid molecules that are proven to be effective bioreceptors for the detection of toxins, whole cells, pathogens etc.
This paper summarised their integration into different biosensor technologies to detect whole parasites and their proteins. This area of research has previously been relatively neglected. Noah found that aptamers represent promising tools for parasite detection in humans and for the vectors that transmit these parasites. This information is essential for the application of new diagnostic tools to benefit public health.
Thanks to all co-authors for their contributions to this publication:
Brosseau, N. E., Vallée, I., Mayer-Scholl, A., Ndao, M., Karadjian, G. (2023). Aptamer-Based Technologies for Parasite Detection. Sensors. 23(2), 562.
Read this review article here.