Binghamton University chemistry professor to explain sensor research


Omowunmi Sadik will present “Intelligent Chemical and Biological Sensors: From Cancer Detection to Bioterrorism Applications” at 2 p.m.  Wednesday, October 22, in Casadesus Recital Hall on the University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sadik, BU associate professor of chemistry, is leading the way in developing chemical and biological sensors. She will discuss patented innovations in chemical and biosensors technologies and how they detect the presence and/or quantity of multiple analytes, including organic vapors, toxins, metals, nucleic acids and proteins.

As the nation deals with increasing threats from chemical and biological weapons from terrorist organizations, scientists and government agencies are interested in tools that can be used to detect and effectively combat biochemical warfare agents.

Sadik will discuss the advances made in her laboratories in the last couple of years, as well as ongoing collaborations with Cornell University, Harvard University and other institutions. She is currently a visiting professor and distinguished fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.

Sadik’s lecture is sponsored by the Harpur College dean’s office and United University Professions (UUP). For more information, contact 607-777-4941.

Last Updated: 9/17/13