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Xiaoling Lu, PhD IMST

After my successful conclusion of the bachelor of opto-electronics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, I continued my master study in NanoScale Engineering at the Université de Lyon and wrote my master thesis at the Technical University of Munich.

I came to the Hochschule Kaiserslautern because Prof. Dr. Sven Ingebrandt offerd me a Ph.D position related to the project “reduced graphene-oxide based biosensor platform to detect prostate cancer specific biomarkers”.

My PhD project is within the PROSENSE network which is funded by European Union. I have great chances to collaborate with interdisciplinary experts from University of Bath, University of Cardiff, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Slovak Academy of Science(SAS) and Health-care companies to establish a reduced graphene-oxide based biosensor platform. It intends to detect biomarkers of prostate cancer and seeks the potential possibility of commercializing the established biosensors. For this goal, I modified biosensor surface in a way that the attachment of cancer biomarkers can be proved by the electronic and optic signals. I hope, that my research results will help to provide a better therapy to the patients in the near future.

It is important for me to make experiences on my own rather than to rely too much on others words. My big goal is to go beyond the current state of science and to attain new knowledge. To do so, often requires looking at the origin of things. My curiosity is a good booster for learning, which I see as a lifelong process. My insistency carries me through frustrating phases of my research an brings me where I`m aiming to go to.