Research course

Electronic Biosensors

University of Leeds · School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in computer science or artificial intelligence. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The monitoring of human health through diagnostic devices is becoming pivotal in a society placing increasing importance on both early diagnostics and disease prevention. This project focuses on the development of next-generation biosensors for multiplexed rapid and high-sensitivity clinical diagnostics by combining functional biological molecules with semiconductor devices, and by building on our expertise in electronic biosensor development. The project will be linked to other ongoing work in this area.

We have recently founded a company to commercialise our existing biosensor technology (Relitect Ltd) and there will be opportunities to work collaboratively (and have secondments) with the company.

Keywords: Biosensor, Bionanoelectronics, Diagnostics, Electronic Engineering

Fees and funding

This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is fully funded covering fees and a maintenance of £14,254 in 2016/17

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Christoph Wälti