Dr Kirsty Shaw
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Biology
My research focuses on the development of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) devices for molecular biology applications. LOC devices enable conventional laboratory processes to be miniaturised which offers numerous advantages including: reduced sample/reagent consumption, reduced waste and increased speed of analysis. The ability to integrate multiple techniques on polymer or paper LOC devices, which are manufactured in-house, creates ‘sample in-answer out’ systems which can be used by non-specialists at the point-of-need. My current research looks at applying these LOC devices in areas such as forensic analysis, clinical diagnostics and conservation genetics.
Wing tears on bats
Shark fishing, ecology and genetics
Pinniped behaviour and physiology