Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences @ University of Toronto
Room SB5026, UTM. 3359 Mississauga Road North | Mississauga, ON. L5L 1C6
 
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• Russ Algar - Collaborating graduate student Russ Algar
EMAIL: wralgar [at] utm.utoronto.ca

PHONE: 905-828-5263

RESEARCH INFORMATION:
The application of quantum dots towards the development of multicolour nucleic acid biosensor systems suitable for continuous online monitoring.

DEGREES:
M.Sc. (Unviersity of Toronto, 2006)
Hon.B.Sc. (University of Toronto, 2005)

EMPLOYMENT/EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Sensors Group, University of Toronto

Teaching assistant:
CHM 391 Physical Chemistry and Intrumental Analysis

PUBLICATIONS:
W.R. Algar and U.J. Krull, "Adsorption and Hybridization of Oligonucleotides on Mercaptoacetic Acid Capped
CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots and Quantum Dot-Oligonucleotide Conjugates", Langmuir, in press.

W.R. Algar and U.J. Krull, "Towards Multi-Colour Strategies for the Detection of Nucleic Acid Hybridization Using Quantum Dots as Energy Donors in Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)" Anal. Chim. Acta, in press.

W.R. Algar, M. Massey, and U.J. Krull, "Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer and Complex Formation
Between Thiazole Orange and Various Dye-DNA Conjugates:
Implications in Signaling Nucleic Acid Hybridization" J. Fluoresc., 16 (2006) 555-567.

M. Massey, W.R. Algar, and U.J. Krull, "Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) for DNA biosensors:
FRET pairs and F¨orster distances for various dye–DNA conjugates" Anal. Chim. Acta, 568 (2006) 181-189.

Last Modified: Wednesday, July 16th, 2006