Dr Helen Dacres specialises in interdisciplinary approaches to chemical sensing and biosensing systems. She received a PhD (2004) and MSc (2000) in Instrumentation and Analytical Chemistry from UMIST (Manchester, UK) developing optical chemical sensors to detect biologically and environmentally relevant gases including nitric oxide. She joined CSIRO as a postdoctoral fellow in 2005 to work on the development of a number of novel biosensors designing biosensors for monitoring various disease states including blood clotting disorders and to study the effect of cancer on cell death. She is currently working as a research scientist at CSIRO on the development of biosensors using biological odorant receptors for detecting volatile compounds with potential application areas including defence, health and biosecurity.

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