Label-free detection of sex determining region Y (SRY) via capacitive biosensor

  title={Label-free detection of sex determining region Y (SRY) via capacitive biosensor},
  author={Shilpa Sivashankar and Christos Sapsanis and S{\"u}meyra Agambayev and Ulrich Buttner and Khaled N. Salama},
  journal={2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)},
In this work, we present for the first time, the use of a simple fractal capacitive biosensor for the quantification and detection of sex-determining region Y (SRY) genes. This section of genetic code, which is found on the Y chromosome, finds importance for study as it causes fetuses to develop characteristics of male sex-like gonads when a mutation occurs. It is also an important genetic code in men, and disorders involving the SRY gene can cause infertility and sexual malfunction that lead… CONTINUE READING