Tony Cass

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Professor Tony Cass

Prof Tony Cass

Professor of Chemical Biology
Telephone Number: 
020 7594 5195
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45 195
Research Interests: 
Bioanalytical Chemistry

Tony Cass is currently Professor of Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology.
He trained originally as a chemist with degrees from the Universities of York and Oxford. His research interests are in the field of analytical biotechnology both in the use of molecular engineering and design to produce new reagents for biosensors and bioanalysis and in microfabrication for device structures. He pioneered the use of synthetic electron transfer mediators for enzyme biosensors and his work in this area led to the development of the first electronic blood glucose measuring system, commercialised by MediSense Inc. (now part of Abbott Diagnostics), and the award of the Royal Society's Mullard Medal (along with Professor HAO Hill FRS and Dr MJ Green) and a Chemical Landmark Award (with Professor HAO Hill FRS and Dr Graham Davis).
Most of his current research is focussed on using engineered proteins and nucleic acids in micro-and nano-structured materials and devices for both clinical and environmental analysis.
In addition to his academic research, he has been a member of several Research Council Committees and TSB panels, a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of PlastiCell Ltd and SabiliTech Ltd. and has acted as a consultant to several European and US biotechnology companies. He has published over 120 papers and edited 3 books and is on the editorial boards of Nanobioscience and IET Proceedings Nanobiotechnology. In addition he is a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was a Visting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

He is also a Founder and Director of Bio Nano Consulting Ltd., Europe's first consulting company spanning both Bio- and Nanotechnology


Nallapan Maniyam M, Sjahrir F, Ibrahim AL, et al., 2013, Biodegradation of cyanide by Rhodococcus UKMP-5M, Biologia, Vol:68, ISSN:0006-3088, Pages:177-185 DOI Author Web Link

Salehi-Reyhani A, Sharma S, Burgin E, et al., 2013, Scaling Advantages and Constraints in Miniaturized Capture Assays for Single Cell Protein Analysis, Lab on a Chip, Vol:13, ISSN:1473-0197, Pages:2066-2074 DOI Publisher Web Link

Le TT, Scott S, Cass AE, 2013, Streptavidin binding bifunctional aptamers and their interaction with low molecular weight ligands., Anal Chim Acta, Vol:761, 0003-2670, Pages:143-148 DOI Author Web Link

Mie M, Kai T, Le T, et al., 2013, Selection of DNA Aptamers with Affinity for Pro-gastrin-Releasing Peptide (proGRP), a Tumor Marker for Small Cell Lung Cancer, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol:169, ISSN:0273-2289, Pages:250-255 DOI Author Web Link

Moreira FTC, Sharma S, Dutra RAF, et al., 2013, Smart plastic antibody material (SPAM) tailored on disposable screen printed electrodes for protein recognition: Application to myoglobin detection, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Vol:45, ISSN:0956-5663, Pages:237-244 DOI Publisher Web Link

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Awards and honours: 

Co-Winner of the Mullard Medal, The Royal Society, 1994

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Imperial College, 2000


Memberships : 

Member, Royal Society of Chemistry

Member, American Chemical Society

Member, Biochemical Society



Integrative Systems Biology - LS3-ISB


To provide an overview over quantitative experimental methodologies and methods for their interpretation in order to study biological processes at the whole system level.