The Dielectrophoresis Network

at the University of Surrey


Journal publications

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84. Ten–Second Electrophysiology: Evaluation of the 3DEP Platform for high-speed, high-accuracy cell analysis

KF Hoettges, EA Henslee, RM Torcal Serrano, RI Jabr, RG Abdallat, AD Beale, A Waheed, P Camelliti, CH Fry, DR van der Veen, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Scientific Reports 2019

83.Casein Kinase 1 underlies temperature compensation of circadian rhythms in human red blood cells

AD Beale, E Kruchek, SJ Kitcatt, EA Henslee, JSW Parry, G Braun, R Jabr, M von Schantz, JS O’Neill, FH Labeed.

Journal of Biological Rhythms 2019 34 144-153



82.Dielectrophoretic analysis of treated cancer cells for rapid assessment of treatment efficacy

S Mahabadi, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2018 39 1104-1110

81. Technological developments in dielectrophoresis and its path to commercialisation

MP Hughes

Cell and Gene Therapy Insights 2018 81-88



80. Rhythmic K+ transport regulates the circadian clock in human red blood cells

EA Henslee, P Crosby, SJ Kitcatt, JSW Parry, A Bernardini, RG Abdallat, G Braun, HO Fatoyinbo, EJ Harrison, KF Hoettges, AB Reddy, Rachel S. Edgar, RI Jabr, M von Schantz, JS O’Neill, FH Labeed

Nature Communications 2017 8 1978.

79. High-Throughput, Low-Loss, Low-Cost and Label-Free Cell Separation using Electrophysiology Activated Cell Enrichment

SA Faraghat, KF Hoettges, MK Steinbach, D van der Veen, WJ Brackenbury, EA Henslee, FH Labeed and MP Hughes

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 2017 114 4591-4596

78. Permutation entropy for the characterisation of brain activity recorded with magnetoencaphalograms in healthy ageing

E Shumbawayonda, A Fernandez, MP Hughes and D Abasolo

Entropy 2017 19 141 (1-17)

77. Rapid determination of nanowire electrical properties using a dielectrophoresis-well based system.

M Constantinou, KF Hoettges, S Krylyuk, A Davydov, GP Rigas, MP Hughes, M Shkunov

Applied Physics Letters 2017 110 133103 (1-5)

76. A Dielectrophoresis-Impedance Method for Protein Detection and Analysis

AS Mohamad, R Hamzah, KF Hoettges and MP Hughes

AIP Advances 2017 7 015202 (1-7)

75. Electrospun oriented gelatin-hydroxyapatite fibre scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

A Salifu, C Lekakou and F Labeed

Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 2017 105 779-789



74. Accurate quantification of apoptosis progression and toxicity using a dielectrophoretic approach

EA Henslee, RM Torcal Serrano, FH Labeed, RI Jabr, CH Fry, MP Hughes and KF Hoettges

Analyst 2016 141 4608-6415

73.  Fifty years of dielectrophoretic cell separation technology

MP Hughes

Biomicrofluidics 2016 10 032701 (1-9)

72. Simultaneous tunable selection and self-assembly of SI nanowires from heterogeneous feedstock

M Constantinou, G Panagiotis Rigas, F Castro, V Stolojan, KF Hoettges, MP Hughes, E Adkin, BA Korgel, M Shkunov

ACS Nano 2016 10 4384–4394

71. Fabrication and characterisation of biomimetic, electrospun gelatin fibre scaffolds for tunica media-equivalent, tissue engineered vascular grafts

Y Elsayed, C Lekakou, F Labeed, and P Tomlins

Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials for Biological Applications   2016 61 473-483

70. Smooth muscle tissue engineering in crosslinked electrospun gelatin scaffolds

Y Elsayed, C Lekakou, FH Labeed and P Tomlins

Journal of Biomedical Materials Research part A 2016 104 313–321





69. Apoptosis Progression Studied using Parallel Dielectrophoresis Electrophysiological Analysis and Flow Cytometry

HJ Mulhall, A Cardnell, KF Hoettges, FH Labeed and MP Hughes

Integrative Biology 2015, in press

68. A dielectrophoretic method of discrimination between normal oral epithelium, and oral and oropharyngeal cancer in a clinical setting

KA Graham, HJ Mulhall, FH Labeed, MP Lewis, KF Hoettges, N Kalavrezos, J McCaul, C Liew, S Porter, S Fedele, and MP Hughes

Analyst 2015 140 5198-5204

67. The effects of cell detachment methods on the dielectric properties of adherent and suspension cells

S Mahabadi, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2015, 36 1493–1498

66. Characterisation of human skeletal stem and bone cell populations using dielectrophoresis

A Ismail, MP Hughes, HJ Mulhall, ROC Oreffo, FH Labeed

Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2015 9 162-168  



65. Dielectrophoretic sample preparation for environmental monitoring of microorganisms: soil particle removal

HO Fatoyinbo, MC McDonnell, MP Hughes

Biomicrofluidics 2014 8 044115

64. Human oral cancer cells with increasing tumorigenic abilities exhibit higher effective membrane capacitance

X Liang, KA Graham, AC Johannessen, DE Costea, FH Labeed

Integrative Biology 2014 6 545-554

63. Dielectrophoretic response of DNA shows different conduction  mechanisms for poly(dG)-poly(dC) and poly(dA)-poly(dT) in solution

AS Muhamad, JC Jeynes, MP Hughes

IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience 2014 13 51-54

62. Continuous flow nano-particle pre-concentration using AC-Electroosmotic flow

KF Hoettges, MB McDonnell, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2014 35 467-473

61. Factors affecting particle collection by electro-osmosis in microfluidic systems

MN Mohtar, KF Hoettges, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2014 35 345-351



60. Efficient dielectrophoretic cell enrichment using a DEP-well based system

MA Abdul Razak, KF Hoettges, HO Fatoyinbo, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Biomicrofluidics 2013 7, 064110 (1-10)

59. Solution processable multi-channel ZnO nanowire field-effect transistors with organic gate dielectric

C Opoku, KF Hoettges, MP Hughes, SRP Silva, M Shkunov

Nanotechnology 2013 24 405203

58. Epithelial cancer cells exhibit different electrical properties when cultured in 2D and 3D environments

HJ Mulhall, MP Hughes, B Kazmi, MP Lewis, FH Labeed

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2013 1830 5136-5141

57. Process development for cell aggregate arrays encapsulated in a synthetic hydrogel using negative dielectrophoresis

RG Abdallat, AS Ahmad Tajuddin, DH Gould, MP Hughes, HO Fatoyinbo, FH Labeed

Electrophoresis 2013 34 1059-1067

56. Finite Element Analysis of thermal and acoustic processes during laser tattoo removal

A Humphries, MP Hughes, TS Lister, PA Wright

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2013 45 108-115



55. Cell Membrane Analysis using Modulated Dielectrophoresis

MMM Elnasharty, AM Ghoneim, GM Turky, M Kamal, FH Labeed, MP Hughes, KF Hoettges

Romanian Journal of Biophysics 2012 22 221-234

54. Cytoplasm resistivity of mammalian atrial myocardium determined by dielectrophoresis and impedance methods

A Manazza, S Salvage, CH Fry, F Labeed, M Hughes, RI Jabr

Biophysical Journal 2012 103 2287-2294

53. Determination of the thermal and physical properties of black tattoo ink using compound analysis

A Humphries, TS Lister, PA Wright, MP Hughes

Lasers in Medical Science 2012 DOI 10.1007/s10103-012-1198-9



52. Cancer, pre-cancer and normal oral cells distinguished by dielectrophoresis

HJ Mulhall, FH Labeed, B Kazmi, DE Costea, MP Hughes, MP Lewis

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2011 401 2455-2463

51. Rapid, automated measurement of dielectrophoretic forces using DEP-activated microwells

LM Broche, KF Hoettges, SL Ogin, GEN Kass, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2011 32 2393-2399

50. Gelatine and gelatine/elastin nanocomposites for vascular grafts:processing and characterization

D Lamprou, P Zhdan, F Labeed, C Lekakou

Journal of Biomaterials Applications 2011 26 209-226

49. Effects of thermal treatments on protein adsorption of Co-Cr-Mo ASTM-F75 alloys

L Duncan, FH Labeed, ML Abel, A Kamali, JF Watts

Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine 2011 22 1455-1464

48. Real-time cell electrophysiology using a multi-channel dielectrophoretic-dot microelectrode array

HO Fatoyinbo, NA Kadri DH Gould, KF Hoettges, FH Labeed

Electrophoresis 2011 32 2541-2549

47. Biophysical characteristics reveal neural stem cell differentiation potential

FH Labeed, JT Lu, HJ Mulhall, SA Marachenko, KF Hoettges,  LC Estrada, AP Lee, MP Hughes, L FLanagan

PLoS One 2011 6e25458



46. Adhesion of microorganisms to bovine submaxillary mucin coatings: Effect of coating deposition conditions

IL Bushnak, FH Labeed, RPL Sear, JL Keddie

Biofouling 2010 26 387-397



45. Action potential recording from dielectrophoretically positioned neurons inside micro-wells of a planar microelectrode array

FT Jaber, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2009 182. 225-235



44. Dielectrophoresis-activated Multiwell Plate for Label-Free High-Throughput Drug Assessment

KF Hoettges Y Hübner, LM Broche, SL Ogin, GEN Kass, MP Hughes

Analytical Chemistry 2008 80 2063-2068

43. Protein adsorption on materials for recording sites on implantable microelectrodes

J Selvakumaran, J Keddie, DJ Ewins, MP Hughes

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 2008 19 143-151

42. Rapid on-chip determination of dielectric properties of biological cells using imaging techniques in a dielectrophoresis dot microsystem

HO Fatoyinbo, KF Hoettges, MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2008 29 3-10

41. Dielectrophoretic analysis of changes in cytoplasmic ion levels due to ion channel blocker action reveals underlying differences between drug-sensitive and multidrug-resistance leukaemic cells

L Duncan, H Shelmerdine, MP Hughes, HM Coley, Y Hübner, FH Labeed

Physics in Medicine and Biology 2008 53 N1-N7



40. Applications of Dielectrophoretic / electro-hydrodynamic “zipper” electrodes for detection of biological nanoparticles

Y Hübner, KF Hoettges, MB McDonnell, MJ Carter, MP Hughes

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2007 2 427-431

39. Rapid determination of antibiotic resistance in E. coli using dielectrophoresis

K. F. Hoettges, J. W. Dale, M. P. Hughes

Physics in Medicine and Biology 2007 52 6001-6009  

38. An Integrated Dielectrophoretic Quartz Crystal Microbalance (DEP-QCM) Device for Rapid Biosensing Applications

HO Fatoyinbo, KF Hoettges, SM Reddy, MP Hughes

Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2007 23 225-232

37. Biophysical characterization of MDR breast cancer cell lines reveals the cytoplasm is critical in determining drug sensitivity

H Coley, FH Labeed, H Thomas, MP Hughes

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2007 1770 601-608

36. Early detection of oral cancer – is dielectrophoresis the answer?

LM Broche, MP Hughes, M Lewis, WB Barrett, FH Labeed

Oral Oncology 2007 43 199-203

35. Dielectrophoretic Separation of Bacterial Spores from Environmental Samples

HO Fatoyinbo, S Martin, P Pashby, MP Hughes, FH Labeed

Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2007 9 87-90



34. Rapid detection of early apoptosis events by dielectrophoresis

S Chin, LM Broche, HM Coley, H Thomas, MP Hughes, FH Labeed

International Journal of Nanomedicine 2006 1 333-337

33. Dielectrophoretic impedance analysis of carbon nanotubes

N Mureau, E Mendoza, KF Hoettges, SRP Silva, MP Hughes

Applied Physics Letters 2006 88 243109 (1-3)

32. Changes in the cytoplasm of K562 myelogeneous leukaemic cancer cells during apoptosis, observed in real time by dielectrophoresis.

FH Labeed, HM Coley, H Thomas, MP Hughes

Biophysica et Biochimica Acta 2006 1760 922-929



31. Parallel measurements of drug actions on Erythrocytes by dielectrophoresis, using a novel 3-dimensional electrode design

Y Hübner, KF Hoettges, GEN Kass, SL Ogin, MP Hughes

IEE Proceedings on Bionanotechnology 2005 4 21-25

30. A 3D dielectrophoretic separator

HO Fatoyinbo, D Kamchis, R Whattingham, SL Ogin, MP Hughes

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2005 52 1347-1349

29. Extraction of dielectric properties for multiple populations from dielectrophoretic collection spectrum data

L Broche, FH Labeed, MP Hughes

Physics in Medicine and Biology 2005 50 2267-2274

28. Action potential velocity detection using an implantable microprobe

MP Hughes, DJ Banks, DJ Ewins

Measurement Science and Technology 2005 16 N7- N10



27. Numerical simulation of dielectrophoretic ratchet structures

MP Hughes

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2004 37 1275-1280



26. Combined dielectrophoretic/electrohydrodynamic/evanescent-light-scattering biosensors for the detection of pathogenic organisms

KF Hoettges, A Cotton, NAE Hopkins, M McDonnell, MP Hughes

Engineering in Medicine and Biology 2003 22(6) 68-74

25. Water quality test based on dielectrophoretic measurements of fresh water algae Selenastrum capricornutum

Y Hübner, KF Hoettges, MP Hughes

Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2003 5 861-864

24. Use of combined dielectrophoretic/electrohydrodynamic forces for biosensor enhancement

KF Hoettges, MB McDonnell, MP Hughes

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2003 36 L101-L104

23. Assessment of multidrug resistance reversal using dielectrophoresis and flow cytometry

FH Labeed, HM Coley, H Thomas, MP Hughes

Biophysical Journal 2003 85 2028-2034

22. Dielectrophoretic assay of bacterial resistance to antibiotics

J Johari, Y Hübner, J Hull, JW Dale, MP Hughes

Physics in Medicine and Biology 2003 48 N193-N196



21. Strategies for dielectrophoretic separation in laboratory-on-a-chip systems (invited review)

MP Hughes

Electrophoresis 2002 23 2569-2582

20. Dielectrophoretic behaviour of latex nanospheres: low-frequency dispersion

MP Hughes

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2002 250 291-294

19. The influence of Stern layer conductance on the dielectrophoretic behaviour of latex nanospheres

MP Hughes, NG Green

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2002 250 266-268

18. Measurements of the properties of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 virions with dielectrophoresis.

MP Hughes, H Morgan, FJ Rixon

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 2002 1571 1-8

17. Theoretical evaluation of asynchronous AC dielectric nanomotors

MP Hughes

Nanotechnology 2002 13 157-162



16. Dielectrophoretic Manipulation and Characterisation of Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Capsids

MP Hughes, H Morgan, FJ Rixon

European Biophysics Journal 2001 30 268-272



15. AC Electrokinetics: Applications for Nanotechnology

MP Hughes

Nanotechnology 2000 11 124-132



14. The dielectrophoretic behaviour of submicron latex nanospheres: influence of surface conduction

MP Hughes, H Morgan, MF Flynn

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 1999 220 454-457

13. Dielectrophoretic Manipulation and Separation of Surface-Modified Latex Microspheres

MP Hughes, H Morgan

Analytical Chemistry 1999 71 3441-3445

12. Determination of Dielectrophoretic Collection Rate using Evanescence Methods

MP Hughes, H Morgan

Measurement Science Technology 1999 10 759-762

11. Mapping the Electrorotation Torque in Planar Microelectrodes

MP Hughes, S Archer, H Morgan

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1999 32 1548-1552

10. Separation of Sub-Micron Particles by Dielectrophoresis

H Morgan, MP Hughes, NG Green

Biophysical Journal 1999 77 516-525

9. Determination of Bacterial Motor Force by Dielectrophoresis

MP Hughes, H Morgan

Biotechnology Progress 1999 15 245-249



8. Computer-aided analysis of Conditions for Optimising Practical Electrorotation

MP Hughes

Physics in Medicine and Biology 1998 12 3639-3648

7. Manipulation of Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 by Dielectrophoresis

MP. Hughes, H Morgan, FJ Rixon, JPH Burt, R Pethig

Biochima et Biophysica Acta 1998 1425 119-126

6. Dielectrophoretic Manipulation of Single Sub-micron Scale Bioparticles

MP. Hughes, H Morgan

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1998 31 2205-2210



5. Particle manipulation and Chromatography Using Large Area Multilayer Travelling-Wave Electrode Structures

H Morgan, NG Green, MP Hughes, W Monaghan, TC Tan

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 1997 7 65-70

4. Large Area Multilayered Arrays for Dielectrophoretic Fractionation

NG Green, MP Hughes, W Monaghan, H Morgan

Microelectronic Engineering 1997 35 421-424



3. Dielectrophoretic forces on Particles in Travelling Electric Fields

MP Hughes, R Pethig, X-B Wang

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1996 29 474-482



2. Non-uniform Spatial Distributions of both the Magnitude and Phase of AC Electric Fields determine Dielectrophoretic Forces

X-B Wang, MP Hughes, Y Huang, FF Becker, PRC Gascoyne

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1995 1243 185-194



1. Computer-Aided Analyses of Electric Fields Used in Electrorotation Studies

MP Hughes, X-B Wang, FF Becker, PRC Gascoyne, R Pethig

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 1994 27 1564-1570