The project DIANA, "DIAgnostic potential of disorder: development of an innovative NAnostructured platform for rapid, label-free and low-cost analysis of genomic DNA" has been financed by Regione Lazio Progetti di Gruppi di ricerca call 2020.

The project is a collaboration among researchers from the Istituto di Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR), the Istituto di Farmacologia Traslazionale (CNR), and the Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Applicate per l'Ingegneria (Sapienza).

The project aims to develop reliable, quick, and label-free diagnostic techniques for genomic DNA using Raman analysis of target molecules directly deposited on nanostructured substrates.

To this end the peculiarities of the mechanical interaction between silver-coated silicon nanowires and the DNA molecules will be exploited.

Last modified: april 2023