Mohtashim Shamsi | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Science

Mohtashim Shamsi

Assistant Professor

Mohtashim Shamsi

Phone: 618-453-6461
Fax: 618-453-6408

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My research focus encompasses the interfaces between electroanalysis, sensing/biosensing and microfluidics.


PDF,   2012-2015, Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Toronto    

PhD,   2008-2012, Analytical Chemistry, University of Toronto

MS.,   2006-2008, Materials Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

M.Sc., 2001-2002, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Karachi

B.Sc., 1999-2001, Chemistry, University of Karachi

Selected Publications

S. Chen, M.H. Shamsi, Biosensors-on-Chip: A Topical Review, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2017, 27, 83001-15.

J. Christian Léon, Z. She, A. Kamal, M. H. Shamsi, J. Müller, H-B. Kraatz, DNA Films Containing the Artificial Nucleobase Imidazole Mediate Charge Transfer in a Silver(I)-Responsive Way. Angewandte Chemie International Edition2017, 56, 1-6.

 Z. She, K. Topping, B. Dong, M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz, An Unexpected Use of Ferrocene: A Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Study of A Toll-Like Receptor Array and its Interaction with E. Coli. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 2946-2949.

A. Z. Qamar,   K. Amar,   F. Chowdhury,  P. Kohli and   M. H. Shamsi,  Wax Patterned Microwells for Stem Cell Fate Study. RSC Advances20166, 104919-104924.             

Y. Yu, M. H. Shamsi, D. L. Krastev, M. D. M. Dryden, Y. Leung, A. R. Wheeler, A Microfluidic Method for Dopamine Uptake Measurements in Dopaminergic Neurons, Lab Chip, 2016DOI: 10.1039/C5LC01515D. 

M. H. Shamsi, K. Choi, A. H. C. Ng, M. D. Chamberlain, A. R. Wheeler, Electrochemiluminescence on Digital Microfluidics for MicroRNA Analysis. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 77, 845-852. 

D. G. Rackus,* M. H. Shamsi,* A. R. Wheeler, Electrochemistry, Biosensors and Microfluidics: A Convergence of Fields. Chemical Society Review, 2015, 44, 5320–5340. (* Equal contribution)

Z. She, K. Topping, M. H. Shamsi, N. Wang, N. W. C. Chan and H.-B. Kraatz, Investigation of the Utility of Complementary Electrochemical Detection Techniques to Examine the in Vitro Affinity of Bacterial Flagellins for a Toll-Like Receptor 5 Biosensor. Analytical Chemistry2015, 87, 4218–4224.

M. H. Shamsi, K. Choi, A. H.C. Ng and A. R. Wheeler, Digital microfluidics with integrated electrochemical sensor for immunoassays, Lab Chip, 201414, 547–554.

M. D. M. Dryden, D. G. Rackus, M. H. Shamsi and A. R. Wheeler, An Integrated Digital Microfluidics Platform for Voltammetric Analysis, Analytical Chemistry2013,85, 8809–8816.

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Electrochemical Signature of Mismatch in Overhang DNA Films by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy, Analyst2013138, 3538–3543.

Md. N. Alam, M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Scanning Positional Variations in Single Nucleotide Mismatch of DNA: An Electrochemical Study, Analyst2012137, 4220–4225.

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Electrochemical Studies of DNA Films on Gold: Identification of Bovine Species Based on Mismatches in the Mitochondrial Cytochrome C1 Oxidase Gene. Analyst 2011136, 4724‒4731. (Highlighted on Journal Cover)

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, The Effects of Oligonucleotide Overhangs on the Surface Hybridization in DNA Films: An Impedance Study. Analyst 2011136, 3107–3112.

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Probing Nucleobase Mismatch Variations by Electrochemical Techniques: Exploring the Effects of Position and Nature of the Single-Nucleotide Mismatch. Analyst 2010135, 2280‒2285.

Book Chapters and Review Articles

“Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy: A Multiplexing Tool for Electrochemical DNA Biosensing”,  M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz in Nano-Electrochemistry, Springer (2014).

“Electrochemical Detection of Basepair Mismatches in DNA Films”, P. M. Diakowski, M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz in Electrochemical DNA Biosensors, ed. By M. Ozsoz (Pan Stanford Publishing 2012)

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Interactions of Metal Ions with DNA and some Applications. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers 2013, 23, 4‒23. 


M. H. Shamsi, K. E. Geckeler, Gold Nanoparticle-Halloysite Nanotube and Method of Forming the Same. EP 2045214 B1 (Apr 27, 2011).