Dr Hui Chai-Gao
BRCCH Consortium Member
Dr Hui Chai-Gao is working as an expert at CSEM in surface bioengineering for various applications (biosensor technology, biochips manufacturing, bioassay development and biomaterial). Dr Chai-Gao is biochemist and co-inventor of 7 patents, authored and co-authored >20 peer-reviewed articles. She received her BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Nankai University, China and received her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1994.
With more than 20 years working at CSEM or at Spin-off Company of CSEM, Dr Chai-Gao has created a versatile linker technology (OptoDex® as photolinker polymer) for diagnostic and medical applications. OptoDex® mediated immobilisation allows single-step covalent binding of any type of (bio)-molecule, including e.g. proteins, enzymes, hapten-conjugate or polysaccharide.
Dr Chai-Gao also has experience in the development of instrumentation for life sciences, specifically optical biosensors. She has been involved in development of various biosensors and performed many bioassays with sensors, including food quality control, antibiotic detection, water contamination monitoring (bacteria, pesticides and herbicides), and biomarkers detection for clinical diagnostics. Several methodologies and benchmarks have been established.