Vincent Tabard-Cossa


Vincent Tabard-Cossa
Full Professor

Room: STM 421
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6964
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Dr. Tabard-Cossa's research program is in the area of nanoscale biophysics. His current research is dedicated to the development of novel techniques and methods to manipulate and characterize single-molecules using nanopore devices, to unravel the basic physics governing the behaviour of biological molecules and polymers in nanoconfined geometries, and ultimately to translate these discoveries into new tools for the Life sciences, medical diagnostics, or next-generation digital data storage.

Selected publications:

  • He, L; Tessier, D; Briggs, K; Tsangaris, M; Charron, M; Lomovtsev, D; McConnell, E; Tabard-Cossa, V. “Digital Immunoassay for Biomarker Concentration Quantification using Solid-State Nanopores”  Nat Commun 12, 5348 (2021).
  • Waugh, M.; Briggs, K.; Gunn, D.; Gibeault, M.; King, S.; Ingram, Q.; Jimenez, A. M.; Berryman, S.; Lomovtsev, D.; Pregliasco, G.; Andrzejewski, L.; Tabard-Cossa, V. “Solid-State Nanopore Fabrication by Automated Controlled Breakdown” Nature Protocols 15, 122–143 (2020)
  • Briggs, K.; Madejski, G.; Magill, M.; Kastritis, K.; de Haan, H.W.; McGrath, J.L.; Tabard-Cossa, V.;“DNA Translocations Through Nanopores Under Nanoscale Pre-Confinement” Nano Letters 18, 2, 660-668 (2018)
  • Kwok,H.; Briggs,K.; and Tabard-Cossa,V.;“Nanopore Fabrication by Controlled Dielectric Breakdown” – PLoS ONE 9(3): e92880. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092880 (2014)

Fields of Interest

  • Experimental Biophysics
  • Single-molecule biophysics
  • Nanofluidics
  • Force spectroscopy
  • Physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces
  • Nanosensors
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanopores
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