Who We Are


Dr. Patthara Kongsuphol

PhD, Research Scientist

Patthara received her Ph.D. in the field of electrophysiology from Regensburg University, Germany. She spent ~7 years in Institute of Microelectronics (IME) A*STAR to develop microelectronic devices for biomedical uses. Her expertise is in the field of Point-of-Care (POC) protein, DNA and RNA sensors development. She has successfully developed high sensitivity electrochemical sensors for detection of, as low as, 1 pg/mL proteins from non-diluted serum and 250 fM DNA. Her other works include development of automated high throughput patch clamp device and microfluidic chip for isolation of fetal cells from maternal blood.

She is currently working under Sikes’s group to i) develop rapid and high sensitivity assays for Malaria detection, particularly for the common Singapore strains P. vivax and P. knowlesi, and ii) identify panel of biomarkers which could distinguish bacterial from viral infections. In this project high sensitivity assays that can accurately detect bacterial and virus infections will also be developed.

Research Interests




Bacterial infections

Viral infections